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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Food/Nutrition Recipes

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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Podcasts

ROO #122: Bill Denton on the Path to a Plant Based Business

“When your passionate about something, you don’t look at it as something that is difficult, its just apart of your life.” *This podcast is part of the #ROORises Series: help spread the word about the Running On Om Podcast by telling someone!* In this episode, Bill Denton, co-founder of the vegan restaurant Seabirds Kitchen, business consultant, and former professional tennis and triathlete, shares the story of discovering athletics in his overweight youth. He reflects on how a plant based diet improved his training as a professional tennis player. Bill explains how a tennis injury lead him to discovering the restaurant business and triathlon. He offers advice for young entrepreneurs on starting their own plant based business. Bill discusses Seabirds Kitchen, the vegan restaurant he co-founded in Costa Mesa, CA. He provides his perspective on the future of the plant based movement. Lastly, Bill reflects on his running training now, including lessons learned from his recent LA Marathon.

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ROO #90: Mother Juice on Bringing Fresh Food to Boston

In the episode, Ellen Fitzgerald, cofounder of Mother Juice, and Will Jackson, manager of Mother Juice, discuss why they started Mother Juice from its beginnings as a juice and smoothie food truck in Boston to the logistics of turning it into an actual storefront. They both reveal how they got into juicing: Ellen’s grandmother’s influence on her and Will trying to pursue his now girlfriend. Ellen and Will explain Mother Juice’s recipe and menu development and the challenges of starting a business. They reflect on who has inspired Mother Juice’s food philosophy. Ellen shares her perspective on why Boston has a surprisingly few amount of vegetarian/vegan eating spots. They discuss how Mother Juice is cultivating a community that is changing lives. Ellen provides insight on why people are afraid of food labeled as vegetarian and vegan and how Mother Juice is trying to overcome this. Lastly, they preview Mother Juice’s plans for 2015.

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Food/Nutrition Recipes

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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ROO #29: John Lewis on Being a Bad Ass Vegan

John Lewis, creator of Bad Ass Vegan, fitness trainer, and health enthusiast explores his relationship with veganism from how he discovered veganism to a recent vegan cruise he traveled on. John discusses the development of Bad Ass Vegan, with his creation of the Bad Ass Power Cookie. John reveals some of his biggest personal challenges and the wisdom he has gleamed through them. Lastly, John shares his inspirations and the power of his community.

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