http://kevita.com delicious vitality® Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:27:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Turmeric Ginger Tahini Salad Dressing http://kevita.com/turmeric-ginger-tahini-salad-dressing/ http://kevita.com/turmeric-ginger-tahini-salad-dressing/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:27:33 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122657 Continue reading ]]> Trade in your basic balsamic for this delicious & detoxifying Turmeric Ginger Tahini Salad Dressing! The combination of these enchanting spices provides a depth of flavor that is near impossible to achieve with the spices that are used in traditional “American” dressings.

Recipe by Chakra Earthsong

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In other words a little bit of this good stuff goes a long way!

 

Ingredients:

 

½  raw or roasted Tahini

1  KeVita Turmeric Ginger Tonic

½ bunch cilantro

1-2 cloves of fresh garlic or ¼ tsp. garlic granules or powder

¼ tsp. sea salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

 

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Both turmeric & tahini are well known in eastern medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties. Many of you are already aware of the benefits that both probiotics and apple cider vinegar can provide to the digestive system.

 

To make:

Place all of the ingredients, except for the Cilantro in blender container, run until creamy and smooth. Adjust sea salt and pepper to taste. Add ½ bunch of Cilantro and blend again briefly.

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Drizzle it over a field of fresh greens, pour it in a bowl for an excellent dip, or add a small amount over fish for a most excellent dish!

 

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Live Kulture http://kevita.com/live-kulture/ http://kevita.com/live-kulture/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:13:33 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122578 Continue reading ]]> KeVita culture meets New York nightlife!

 

We were thrilled to host our first “Live Kulture” event in New York City on 10/22/14, where every element – from the art to the food to the music to the drink –was (literally) full of life. Even the centerpieces were alive, as hurricane centerpieces featuring the living non-dairy kefir crystals that comprise the base of our proprietary probiotic culture.

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Famed artist, Alexa Meade, showcased a painted model set against a vibrant backdrop inspired by the sense of vitality. The upper right hand corner of the exhibit included our signature heart, which can be found lovingly embossed on bottom of every bottle. Guests in attendance were able to interact with the exhibit and be part of the art.

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One of the hottest names in the New York music scene, up-and-comer, Aly Spaltro of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, captivated our guests with her set of original songs.

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Our favorite renowned vegan chef, Jay Astafa, prepared a delicious “living” menu of foods with live cultures, including mini kimchi beet burgers with sriracha mayo; mini hearts of palm tacos with lima crème, and mushroom “scallop” crudo with smoked celeriac, green apple, black truffle vinaigrette; and cashew milk mozzarella pops served on wheatgrass, amongst other delectable living dishes.

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All KeVita VIP’s were also guided-with custom tasting flutes – through a sampling of KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks and our brand new line of KeVita Master Brew Kombuchas. Our signature Hibiscus Ginger Fizz Cocktail was also served

 

We hope to share our unique culture with you soon. Because life is for living and KeVita is for sipping! And we believe that when you feel good you can better enjoy the finer things in life, like original music, inspired art and great food.

 

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Cinnamon Pie Cocktail http://kevita.com/cinnamon-pie-cocktail/ http://kevita.com/cinnamon-pie-cocktail/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:57:02 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122543 Continue reading ]]> Enjoy your Apple pie in a glass (at last!)

We live by the motto that a Sunday well spent brings a week of content; And there is no better way to spend a crisp Fall day than curled up by the fire with a glass full of cinnamon spiced cider!

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Our Cinnamon Pie Cocktail (or mocktail if you prefer) is as easy as…well…pie!

 

With the sweet zest of apple pie and the cleansing benefits of apple cider vinegar, we think that this sinfully decadent cocktail may just be our new favorite holiday drink!

 

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Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Unsweetened Apple Cider (or hard cider if you really want to kick things up a notch)

½ oz Rum

1 ½ oz of KeVita Cinnamon Tonic

Ground Cinnamon

Whipped Cream (optional)

Makes one full cocktail or two mini cocktails.

 

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To make:

Fill your martini shaker with crushed ice. Pour the apple cider into a martini shaker, add the rum, and shake vigorously for a minute or so. Pour into glass. Top with Cinnamon Tonic and let it settle. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon to finish.

 

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Indulge your sweet tooth, give thanks for the good things in life, and always remember that we love your guts!

 

 

 

 

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Morning Mocktails http://kevita.com/magical-mocktails/ http://kevita.com/magical-mocktails/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:40:09 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122404 Continue reading ]]> Mocktail Monday 1 copy

Good morning! How are you?

The mocktails that I am presenting to you were both show stoppers at the release party for my new e-cookbook, The SuperTasty Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen and I can totally see why.

The first is a lemon, cayenne, kale and ginger blast. It is spicy, sweet, has just a hint of green flavor, and although it is cold, it is totally warming due to the ginger and cayenne. I’ve been drinking it for a natural boost (I’ve been trying it instead of my second afternoon coffee) and it makes me feel absolutely pumped.

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The Lemon, Cayenne, Ginger, Kale Blast

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Lemon Cayenne flavor KeVita
  • 2-4 inches of fresh ginger, depending on how much spice you like
  • 4 large leaves lacinato kale

 

Instructions

  1. Pour your KeVita into a medium sized mixing bowl, going slowly so that it doesn’t over-fizz
  2. Peel your ginger and run it through a juicer
  3. Wash kale and juice it into the same cup as the ginger
  4. Pour ginger kale juice into the KeVita bowl and gently stir
  5. Pour into cups and serve immediately, or pour back in bottle using a funnel. If you are saving it for later screw the cap on as tight as possible so that the beverage doesn’t go flat

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Next, I have a berry-flavored slushie.

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Did you drink slushies as a kid?

I did. I remember drinking them on hot summer days when I lived in Philadelphia and watching my entire mouth turn that telltale red or blue. I remember getting the biggest one possible when it seemed too ridiculously humid to eat and calling it a meal as the brain freeze ascended. I loved slushies, but- as I am not actually a huge sweet person- I am pretty sure it had more to do with the cold and the slushiness than the drink itself.

This drink is kind of like an adult slushie. It is simple, has ZERO added sugar, tastes AWESOME, and will totally refresh you without turning any part of your body artificial red or blue.

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Blueberry Cherry Strawberry Slushie

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle blueberry cherry KeVita
  • 4 strawberries
  • 4 blackberries
  • 1-3 cups ice (depending on how icy you like it)

 

Instructions

  1. Pour KeVita slowly into a high speed blender, being careful not to make it over-fizz
  2. Add strawberries, blackberries, and ice into a high speed blender and whiz on high until the drink has a slushy look. Add ice one cup at a time, to get the right ratios for your tastes!

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Lacy

Lacy J. Davis is a certified Health and Wellness coach, KeVita Brand Ambassador, a recipe developer, and a writer. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. You can read more of her work at www.superstrengthhealth.com, find her on Instagram at superstrengthhealth, or check her twitter at @lacyjdavis.

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Hibiscus Ginger Fizz http://kevita.com/hibiscus-ginger-fizz/ http://kevita.com/hibiscus-ginger-fizz/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:52:36 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122278 Continue reading ]]> What do you get when you mix two flavors of KeVita, vodka, & ice?

A berry hard to resist Fall cocktail! ;)

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While one does not usually associate the Hibiscus flower with Fall, our Hibiscus Ginger Fizz contains everything that we seek in an autumn cocktail. The striking red hues emulate our favorite seasonal shades; the sweet aroma of grenadine reminds one of upcoming holiday celebrations and sweets, and the vodka, well that just radiates exciting memories that have yet to be made.

 

Although this infusion does contain a bit of sugar, the lightness of our Lemon Ginger & Hibiscus Berry makes it a less syrupy cocktail than its traditional counterparts; the perfect lower calorie compliment to any autumn feast.

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Ingredients:

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1.5oz Vodka-

4 ozLemon Ginger KeVita

2 oz Hibiscus Berry KeVita 

1/4 oz Small Batch Grenadine

We recommend opting out of the Grenadine if you prefer your cocktails a little less sugary.

 Fresh lime

 

To make:

 1. Place ice in 9-10oz glass. 

2. Add i.5oz Vodka 

3. Fill 2/3 with Lemon Ginger KeVita 

4. Top with Hibiscus Berry KeVita. 

5. Add 1/4 oz Grenadine and squeeze of fresh lime. 

6. Stir and Serve

 

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Sip on the sweet side of life and embrace the shifting of the seasons.

Here’s to you!

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Kicking KeVita http://kevita.com/kicking-kevita/ http://kevita.com/kicking-kevita/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:59 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122183 Continue reading ]]> We think that every KeVita addict can agree that our thirst-quenchers are best enjoyed a la carte. But did you know that, with careful preparation, they make one heck of a weekend cocktail?

Our rendition of the classic Moscow Mule may cause you to kick off your shoes and stay a while.

kickingkevita2 copySo recline, unwind, and grab a glass of Kicking KeVita. Because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

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Our signature recipe calls for just three ingredients:

1.5 oz quality Vodka-

6 oz Lemon Ginger KeVita-

Fresh Lime

 

To make:

1. Place ice in 9-10oz glass

2. Add 1.5 oz vodka

3. Fill with Lemon Ginger KeVita

We suggest letting the lemon ginger settle slightly before stirring (unless you prefer your mules extra foamy.)

4. Add a squeeze of lime.

5. Stir and serve.

 

 

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Lemon Cayenne Caesar Salad http://kevita.com/lemon-cayenne-cleanse-caesar-salad/ http://kevita.com/lemon-cayenne-cleanse-caesar-salad/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:43:51 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122151 Continue reading ]]>  

If you are just beginning your healthy living journey, this is the salad for you!

We absolutely adore traditional Caesar salads. Chances are, if you grew up in the United States, you are very familiar with the customary recipe that we are talking about. Unfortunately, the version of this delightful dish that you can usually find at your local diner is loaded with heavy dressing, cheese, anchovies, & croutons that can put a damper on anyone’s healthy diet. But don’t fret just yet! We decided give this traditional treat a classic KeVita twist so that you may eat your veggies & enjoy them too!

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Salad Ingredients
1 head organic romaine lettuce – washed & dried, hand torn in bite-size pieces
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp chopped pumpkin or sunflower seeds

 

Dressing Ingredients
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup KeVita Lemon Cayenne
1 clove fresh garlic
¼ tsp dry mustard
1 lemon, juiced
fresh ground pepper, to taste (optional)

Lemon ingredients We opted to mix in a bit of darker, iron rich greens with our organic romaine lettuce to add a bit of leafy texture and extra Vitamin A.

 

Directions:

Place lettuce in bowl or on individual salad plates. Sprinkle seeds and cucumbers on top. Blend dressing ingredients in blender for 10 seconds. Pour dressing on lettuce, cucumbers and seeds, toss and serve. Fabulous with a bowl of steamed broccoli over millet or quinoa.

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Visit our Healthy Eating for Life Guide for more delicious recipes and tips on how to tailor your diet to create healthy eating habits for life.

 

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Are Probiotics More Important Than A Daily Vitamin? http://kevita.com/probiotics-important-daily-vitamin/ http://kevita.com/probiotics-important-daily-vitamin/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:50:23 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122132 Continue reading ]]>  

Are Probiotics More Important Than A Daily Vitamin?

 

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It is my great pleasure to be part of the KeVita team as the official nutrition ambassador. As a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist with a thriving practice in New York, my approach to a healthy diet focuses on eating, drinking, and enjoying thethings that are good for you.

That’s why KeVita makes perfect sense as a brand I choose to represent. KeVita applies rigorous standards to their ingredient list and fermentation processes, controls for yeast better than other probiotic beverages (so you don’t get varying alcohol levels or spikes), provides an excellent non-dairy source of essential probiotics, and offers a variety of wonderful flavors. If you enjoy a beverage that’s tasty and effervescent, skip the soda and get something that’s packed with nutrients and probiotics. Win-win!

I was first able to serve my role by offering input on a national survey – sponsored by KeVita and conducted by Harris Poll – with my fellow registered dietitians and certified nutritionists.

The survey yielded some very interesting findings on the way dietitians and nutritionists perceive and recommend probiotics. One of the first findings I want to dig into the perceived importance of probiotics vs. the multivitamin.

Of the 122 certified nutritionists polled, the finding shows 66% of certified nutritionists believe taking a daily probiotic is more important than taking a daily multi-vitamin.

The multi-vitamin used to be the ‘go-to’ daily health supplement. This finding provides real tangible evidence of a shift we’ve been seeing in self-managed health and nutrition and probiotic awareness. The gut is being more widely recognized as the epicenter of overall wellness and an increasing amount of clinical data is emerging on the benefits of probiotics, beyond digestion – which diet/nutrition professionals appear to be embracing.

As well, the finding may underscore the importance probiotics play in allowing for the absorption of vitamins. Good bacteria is what keeps the intestinal wall clean, thereby allowing for better absorption of healthy vitamins and nutrients. If your gut is prepped with good strains of probiotics – like those found in KeVita – you get more of a return, so to speak, on healthy choices and nutritious foods and beverages.

Furthermore, probiotics play a particularly critical role in the modern diet. We are seeing potential correlations with chronic conditions and the over processing, over pasteurizing and over sterilization of our foods and environment, which has had a detrimental impact on the good bacteria from our modern diet.

It’s interesting to note, dietitians were not there yet with their perception of the multi-vitamin vs. probiotics. Just 39% of dietitians felt that a daily probiotic was more important than a daily multivitamin, even though 88% of the dietitians polled had a positive opinion toward probiotics in general.

Frankly, this yield surprised me. In my opinion, a multi-vitamin may provide much higher quantities of vitamins than the body needs – putting more strain on the organs to eradicate the excess. This finding may relate to the fact dietitians typically serve in more clinical settings than their nutritionist counterparts, who can adapt more quickly to emerging scientific findings and data with their clients.

With my clients, I am really emphasizing getting back to the roots of good health. There isn’t one magic solution. I want my clients to eat, drink and savor their vitamins, nutrients and probiotics.

We would like to hear from you: what’s working for you in your daily rituals of self-managed health and wellness? What do you think about this finding? Email us at marketing@KeVita.com.

Sincerely,

Sharon Richter, RD

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Mango Coconut Pro Green http://kevita.com/mango-coconut-pro-green/ http://kevita.com/mango-coconut-pro-green/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:28:24 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122095 Continue reading ]]> Welcome to our Summer Smoothie Series!

 

Our Mango Coconut Pro Green is the last smoothie of our summer series that was created by our friend The Blender Girl.

 

We are pro green smoothies but even we understand that they can taste a little…earthy. Have you ever had a smoothie that tastes just a little too green? Well, good news, our Mango Coconut Pro Green is not one of those smoothies! In our opinion, this is the perfect green drink for those of you who are just discovering the benefits of drinking your fruits and veggies.

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If adding Coconut oil to a smoothie is wrong, we don’t want to be right! Coconut oil is one of the most versatile ingredients in this power packed smoothie. It can be used for just about anything. In this case it adds a boost of essential oils as well as a pleasant coconut aftertaste. Surprisingly, it also helped to emulsify the ingredients, and add a smoother texture to the slightly bubbly blend.

 

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

1 bottle Mango Coconut Kevita

2 cups loosely packed baby spinach

2 cups ripe frozen mango

1 teaspoon coconut oil, plus more to taste

pinch lime zest

All of these mouthwatering ingredients are packed with essential nutrients, vitamins A,B, C & E, probiotics & essential fatty acids.

Pour the KeVita into your blender and allow it to settle while you assemble the other ingredients. Add one cup of ice if you prefer a thicker texture.

Throw the remaining ingredients in and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy

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We hope you love this lean, green, hydrating machine as much as we do. Cheers!

 

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Pomegranate Pro Punch http://kevita.com/pomegranate-pro-punch/ http://kevita.com/pomegranate-pro-punch/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:09:12 +0000 http://kevita.com/?p=122076 Continue reading ]]> Welcome to our Summer Smoothie series!

Our second probiotic packed blend from The Blender Girl is not your average glass of punch!

Now, we understand that not everyone is cut out to be a culinary artist or professional food blogger. But if you want to impress your guests, with a vibrant blend filled with unique ingredients, this is the smoothie for you!

Pomegranate Pro Punch

With only four ingredients this low maintenance creation combines a few adventurous fixings to create a blend that tastes, in our opinion, utterly sublime.

 

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

1 bottle Pomegranate KeVita

¼ cup diced red bell pepper

2 cups frozen strawberries, plus more to taste

10 drops of alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste

Don’t let the red peppers intimidate you. When you mix these Vitamin C rich beauties with strawberries & pomegranate they provide a subtle hint of pepper to the blend that tastes oh so nice.

 

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Pour the KeVita into your blender and allow it to settle slightly. Throw the bell pepper and blast until well combined.

Add the strawberries and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds. Add the stevia and more strawberries (depends in the quality and ripeness of the fruit) to taste. We recommend adding a handful of ice cubes to your drink if you prefer a thicker texture.

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Throw in a fun straw, soak up some sun, and sip on!

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