Food/Nutrition Recipes

Harvest Revive Smoothie

As part of the #SummerofROO Instagram Challenge, co-hosted by Susie of @longrunergy and I, we are asking participants to share a daily ritual that nourishes, grounds, and reinvigorates your spirit. Green smoothies revive my spirit on a daily basis. As a young girl, I could have never imagined that I would crave a green drink, but, my taste buds have turned and a day does not feel complete without my green smoothie-fix. One of my favorite go-to plant-based Cambridge restaurants is Life Alive, which has inspired many ROO recipes. At Life Alive, their “classic” green smoothie is called the Harvest …

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Shakti Bowl

Last week, I celebrated one of my soul sisters, Addie’s birthday. Addie and I often eat Life Alive, our go-to plant-based Cambridge restaurant. For Addie’s birthday, I recreated her favorite Life Alive meal, the Swami Bowl. In honor of Addie’s radiant strength, I have renamed it the “Shakti Bowl.” I highly recommend visiting Life Alive if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! Check out ROO’s other Life Alive recreations, including, the Mystic Mountain Mama Salad, the Coconut Revive Smoothie, and the Helpful Healer Bowl. Bowl Ingredients: *Serves 2 *  2 cooked cups brown …

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Helpful Healer Bowl

As you may remember from my Mystic Mountain Mama and Coconut Revive recipes, one of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge is Life Alive. They make scrumptious, nourishing meals that are primarily plant-based. I highly recommend visiting their restaurants if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! My go-to warm meal at Life Alive is their Healer Bowl. I have recreated and renamed it the Helpful Healer Bowl. Anytime I find I need to reset my palate, this meal does just that. The zesty earthy, and nutritious ingredients help heal me from the inside-out. Ingredients: …

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Coconut Revive

As I mentioned in my Mystic Mountain Mama post, one of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge is Life Alive. They make scrumptious, nourishing meals that are primarily plant-based. I highly recommend visiting their restaurants if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! My second love at Life Alive, after their Mystic Mountain Bowl, is their Coconut Alive Smoothie. I have recreated it in my college kitchen and renamed it “Coconut Revive.” Revive refers to its potent power to revive me from my senior thesis slumber. Ingredients:  1 cup of almond milk 1 frozen …

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Food/Nutrition Friday Find Recipes

Mystic Mountain Mama

One of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge is Life Alive. They make scrumptious, nourishing meals that are primarily plant-based. I highly recommend visiting their restaurants if you are in the Boston area (they also have locations in Lowell and Salem)! My first love at Life Alive was their Mystic Mountain Bowl. I have recreated it in my own home with my mom’s hummus recipe, and thus have renamed it “Mystic Mountain Mama.” Ingredients: Mesclun greens 1/3 granny apple, chopped 1 carrot, shredded 1 beet, chopped Sprouts & sprouted beans Handful of cashews 3 tablespoons of hummus (see recipe below) Recipe: …

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