Monday, March 3, 2014

Tanya's Top Ten List!

 Tanya (a.k.a Tawni)  is the Supplement Department Manager at Perelandra. She fuels her busy New York City lifestyle with delicious plant based meals, nutritional supplements and vegan cupcakes. She finds balance teaching and practicing power yoga, meditating, laughing with friends and studying yoga texts. We asked Tanya to compile a list of her top ten must haves at Perelandra - here they are!

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1. Leafy Green:  Olivia’s Organics Baby Arugula. One of my favorite ways to prepare this bitter green is in pesto. ½ C olive oil. ½ C walnuts. 2-3 cloves of garlic 1 container Baby Arugula. Salt to taste. Put ingredients in a food processor or blender in that order. Voila! Great over pasta, on bread or as a dip for veggies!

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2. Green Superfood: SunChlorella Powder. Chlorophyll. Vitamins. Minerals. Enzymes. Protein. This green algae has it all + does it all. I like the energy boost it gives me and it has a gentle cleansing effect. Mix it in with water, juice or a smoothie. It will change the color of your drink + change your day.

3. Juice Bar item: Bri’s Morning Scramble. 3 letters: OMG. As a brunch-loving vegan I’ve had many tofu scrambles over the years. Ours is one is the best I’ve eaten, seasoned to perfection. Top with some OrganicVille Sriacha for a spicy twist.

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4. Savory snack: Alive & Radiant Foods Kale Chips. If you’re not already on the kale bandwagon these tasty snacks will get you there. Raw, vegan + guilt free they are the perfect substitution for more calorie-laden fried potato chips! My favorite flavor is Quite Cheezy, made "cheezy" with nutritional yeast and cashews.

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5. Sweet snack: Lulu’s Raw Maca Butter Cups. The delicious combination of raw chocolate, almond butter paired with maca root... yum!

 6. Tea: Daily Detox tea keeps my blood, liver, kidneys, skin and lymphatic system clean + clear. It has a pleasant taste and can be enjoyed hot or iced.

7. Beverage: Taste Nirvana Coconut Water. Made from sweet Thai coconuts, this is the by far the sweetest and most  flavorful coconut water on the market. It is also packaged in glass rather than plastic.

8.  Supplement: Natural Factors PharmaGABA keeps me calm and focused without causing drowsiness. These chewable wafers begin to work in just 15 minutes and the effects are long lasting.

 9.  Face + Body: John Masters Argan Oil. If you want your body to feel silky + smooth Argan Oil, also known as Moroccan oil, is the answer.

10. Hair Care: Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Conditioner. Here’s my secret to great curls: I leave in regular conditioner. Traditionally leave-in conditioner is just watered down conditioner. For super curly hair I need a super moisturizing super natural full strength conditioner.

Thanks for the wonderful tips, Tanya!

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