January Specials!

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New year, new you? Eh, we like you just the way you are. However, if you are looking to jump start those healthy habits in 2018, you've come to the right place. Our January specials have everything you need to detox the holidays (cheese boards, be gone!) and combat what's ailing you so you start this new year Glo-ing strong. Check out what we've mixed up below.

 

GINGERBREAD MAN

The Mix: cashews, ginger, hempseed protein, vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey, banana, almond milk

The Taste: A delicious gingerbread cookie with creamy cashews and warming vanilla

The Fix: Freshly juiced ginger and vanilla bean aid in digestion, while cashews, known for their mood boosting properties, help with hormone balance and serotonin production. Combine that with the Omega-3s of hempseed protein and you've got yourself the perfect man, Gingerbread Man that is. 

 

DETOX

The Mix: grapefruit, cucumber, dandelion greens, cilantro, lime, activated charcoal

The Taste:  Light and refreshing with cool cucumber and hints of tangy grapefruit and lime  

The Fix: Feeling a little weighed down after the holidays? This is the perfect juice for you. Cleansing, hydrating, and nutrient rich, Detox helps with the body's natural purification process, flushing toxins and boosting the metabolism. Dandelion greens help support liver function and provide calcium, iron, and a healthy dose of antioxidants. Inky black color scare you a bit? Have no fear. Detox's jet black color comes from activated charcoal, a superfood derived from coconut husks that binds with toxins and impurities to help eliminate them from the body. 

 

FLU FIGHTER (available November-February)

The Mix: carrot, orange, kale, lemon, ginger

The Taste: Love ginger? This is your drink. Sweet and earthy carrot and orange combine with spicy ginger and tart lemon to put the pep right back in your step

The Fix: The name says it all. Flu season is upon us and this juice is just the fix you need to stay Glo-ing all winter long. Ditch the tablets and powders and get the real stuff. Your immune system will thank you.

2017 Wrap Up with Kristin

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2017, it's been a wild one. As we start to wrap up the year and settle into the holidays we look back on 2017 and reflect on the good, the bad, and even the ugly. We sat down Sip-N-Glo owner, Kristin Lubsen, to hear her reflections of 2017.

 

Sip-N-Glo What were your top 3 best moments of 2017?

KL: 1. Opening my third location, 1700 Sansom Street, in just under four years was really great. 3 stores in 3 years was never a goal but to see it happen organically was pretty incredible.  Thinking back on when I had just opened the first store, it was just a single space. When the Sansom Street store opened it, it opened as a branded company. To see that successful evolution was really amazing. I never imagined having the amount of staff I have now. Being able to employ that many people is really something special.  

2. Getting engaged. I had no idea that it was coming and I was completely surprised. It was such a perfect reflection of our relationship together.  

3. Going on a personal vacation without my laptop and not touching work while on the trip. I haven’t taken a vacation without my laptop since I opened the first store in 2013. It gave me the opportunity to reconnect with myself.  

SNG: What was your biggest surprise in 2017?

KL: Balance between my personal and professional life has always been challenging. Through a number of events in 2017 I was able to create a much better balance that not only worked but one I feel really good about. Giving myself the space to disconnect from work has made me a much more effective business owner, friend, and partner. 

SNG: What did 2017 teach you?

KL: I’ve learned to trust and give value to my inner voice. Sometimes it can be challenging to not second guess yourself or value others opinions over your own, 2017 gave me the opportunity to connect to my voice and my relationship with myself. Feeling solid in my own voice has reinvigorated how I lead and evolve my company.  

I used to get really caught up in what everything “should” look like. I’ve learned to let go of the expectations and really be able to enjoy the present moment for exactly what it is. As a result, I’ve been able to give more flexibility and forgiveness when it all doesn’t go according to plan.

SNG: Best thing you ate, drank, and danced to in 2017?

KL: Locally, the sweet potato agnolotti braised oxtail and brown butter from Fri, Sat, Sunday. Internationally, my entire meal from Enoteca Ferrara Ristorante in Rome, Italy. I LOVED the sweet pea summer cocktail from Harp and Crown in Philly. As far as music goes there were so many great songs in 2017, I can't just pick one. So here are are a few: Bodak Yellow by, Cardi B., Thunder, by Imagine Dragons, and Humble, by Kendrick Lamar. 

SNG: Looking into 2018, what are you most looking forward to in this upcoming year?

KL: Personally, I’m so excited to plan my wedding with my fiance. It is so cool to think that we have the opportunity to have a giant celebration of our love with the people we care about the most. I love to create, and I’m excited to build an event with that creativity, using a lot of personalization, bright colors, and glitter! 

Professionally, I see so much opportunity to continue to grow and expand the company and connect with our community. When I created Sip-N-Glo almost 5 years ago I didn’t have a set plan, but now I feel so solid in what we are capable of doing.

SNG: Any goals or resolutions?

KL: I’m looking forward to continuing to develop and listen to my voice personally and professionally.  I love how Sip-N-Glo has been able to provide Philadelphia with products that taste good and are good for them. The goal is to always continue to evolve, update, and create the best products possible. We’ll continue to keep our finger on the pule of what’s new and available to incorporate it on our menus with some Sip-N-Glo flair.

SNG: What can we expect from Sip-N-Glo in 2018?

KL: To keep you on your toes! We have been crafting up new items as well as updating our current menu with new exciting ingredients and superfoods. I'm so excited to share what's being tested with our costumers! We are also concentrating on specific benefits of superfoods and produce (which is super fun to play with) and how we can provide those benefits to our customers via delicious beverage. Basically, keep an eye out because we're Glo-ing hard in 2018! 

 

December Specials!

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Holiday season is in FULL swing and we've got everything you need to power you through that last minute holiday shopping and keep you in a healthy routine despite the holiday hustle. Check out what we've mixed up this month to bring you all the healthy holiday feels! 

 

GINGERBREAD MAN

The Mix: cashews, ginger, hempseed protein, vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey, banana, almond milk

The Taste: A delicious gingerbread cookie with creamy cashews and warming vanilla

The Fix: Freshly juiced ginger and vanilla bean aid in digestion, while cashews, known for their mood boosting properties, help with hormone balance and serotonin production. Combine that with the Omega-3s of hempseed protein and you've got yourself the perfect man, Gingerbread Man that is. 

 

WINTER WARMER

The Mix:  apple, carrot, beet, swiss chard, ginger, cinnamon

The Taste:  Sweet apples, earthy root vegetables, with warming ginger and cinnamon (plus some sneaky greens that you don't taste!)

The Fix: This winter treat will power you through all that last minute holiday shopping! Beets help relax blood vessels to working muscles, increasing blood flow and productivity. Carrot and apple are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, respectively, keeping your immune system boosted during holiday travel. Mix that with the nutrient density of swiss chard and ginger, and you'll be Glo-ing all month long.

FLU FIGHTER (available November-February)

The Mix: carrot, orange, kale, lemon, ginger

The Taste: Love ginger? This is your drink. Sweet and earthy carrot and orange combine with spicy ginger and tart lemon to put the pep right back in your step

The Fix: The name says it all. Flu season is upon us and this juice is just the fix you need to stay Glo-ing all winter long. Ditch the tablets and powders and get the real stuff. Your immune system will thank you.

Give-N-Glo

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Let's Sip for a good cause this season! Introducing our second annual Give-N-Glo food drive on behalf of Philabundance. From November 14, 2017-December 11, 2017, we will be collecting canned and shelf stable food items in all stores. For each item donated, you receive $1 off your purchase, hint: 10 cans = FREE DRINK! Here are the details:

THE DRIVE:

  • Drop your donations in the collection box at each store
  • Let your barista know how many items you've donated to receive your discount
  • Give-N-Glo runs November 14th-December 11
  • All items collected will be donated to Philabundance

THE CAUSE:

  • Philabundance is the region’s largest hunger relief organization, providing emergency food and access to services to three quarters of a million people at risk of hunger in the Delaware Valley. Philabundance serves nine counties including: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Camden, Gloucester, West Burlington, and Salem Counties in New Jersey.

  • 10 most needed items are:
    • Rice
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned stew
    • Whole grain pasta
    • Beans
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned Veggies
    • Oatmeal/Breakfast cereal
    • Boxed, non-refridgerated milk
    • Canned tuna

Sip Squad: Ryan Lewis

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Holiday season is upon us and while we're thrilled to spend time with loved ones, take an extra serving of pie (life is about balance!), and Glo bright in this festive season, the holidays can no doubt be challenging when it comes to managing our stress and maintaining the healthy habits we work hard on year round!  This month, we've asked SoulCycle instructor/legend, Ryan Lewis, to join our Sip Squad and give us his pro-tips on how he stays rooted during the holiday hustle.  Check our our interview with him below!

Sip-N-Glo: Tell us a little about yourself and your health & wellness journey. 

Ryan Lewis: I am originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, but spent several years going to school and living in New York City and one year in Chicago before making my way back home.

Fitness has always been a priority of mine, and indoor cycling has been the one workout that has persisted since I took my first cycling class almost 14 years ago. Health and wellness became a top priority of mine when I decided to make some life changes and started to live clean. Since then, I have left a corporate desk job for the opportunity to pursue a career of a lifetime teaching at SoulCycle. Since making this career switch, I have not taken my position for granted and have always led head and heart first to inspire others to live in a way that takes care of themselves in order to develop the capacity to take care of others.

 

SNG: Holidays are around the corner which is exciting BUT can also bring on the stress. What are some of your pro-tips for stress management and staying grounded during the holiday season?

RL: I am very fortunate in that a big responsibility within my role is to create a therapeutic space for the riders in my classes. It is witnessing their reception of this creation that I stay out of the darker themes that can be brought about during the holiday season. Admittedly, my holidays growing up were always a time for light and love; however, there’s that overwhelming list of to-do’s that can cloud the simple joy of the season.

I teach every class especially during the holiday season with intention. That intention is typically within the realm of keeping it simple. Too often we succumb to the pressure of showing up in the most perfect way for our loved ones this time of year (finding the perfect gift, etc.). Presently, however, I think we need to reevaluate the value of our time and simplify our gift giving to spending time with one another. We allow ourselves to get busier and busier as days go by, so this year I am trying to keep it simple and focused on quality time.

 

SNG: We’re all about balance (i.e pass the pie, please). How do you maintain healthy habits while the holiday hustle is going on?

RL: My fitness regimen is rather intense as I teach seventeen classes a week at SoulCycle and cross-train about 7 times a week at either CrossFit Rittenhouse or [solidcore]. Therefore, I am lucky enough to be a little shameless in how I enjoy the holidays. Though the holidays are a super busy time with events and such, I maintain my personal fitness as a priority when making plans. Whether that means I show up to a holiday party an hour or so late, then so be it. We have to take care of ourselves in this way because no one is going to do it for us.

Additionally, I thoroughly believe in the idea of vibe attracts your tribe, so maybe part of your holiday plans with those you are closest with involve some sort of physical activity. Hop into a SoulCycle class (bonus points if it is a holiday music theme ride!) and make time for each other following the class. Everyone will be in good spirits through the power of sweat, manifesting more holiday cheer!

 

SNG: On a day-to-day basis, what are your healthy habits that you find most useful?

RL: I am all about consistency. The mornings are the most pivotal time for me as I teach at 6:00AM Tuesday through Friday and early morning classes on Saturday and Sunday, too. Getting my day started calmly is always top priority. This typically means getting up at 4:00AM or 4:30AM to have some espresso and breakfast before heading out to the studio, but it is that lack of chaos in the morning that allows me to come into each day with a sense of clarity within my purpose.

Additionally, I keep my ear close to my stomach when it comes to understanding what my body needs for sustenance. I take really good care of myself in that regard in how I choose to satisfy my hunger. Ever since Sip-N-Glo has become our neighbor at the Rittenhouse Square studio, they have quickly become my go-to coming and going to the studio. It happens often where I stop by on my way to class to grab a smoothie or juice there and the entire thing is gone by the time I have walked that ONE BLOCK between the store and the studio. Self control is a practice.

 

SNG: What’s your favorite Sip-N-Glo drink and why?

RL: Goji Glo (with added hemp protein). Peanut butter is my favorite ingredient in a smoothie, and the Goji Glo does it right with the added goji berries to transform a simple peanut butter and banana smoothie into this dream concoction that tastes like a PB&J sandwich. I add the hemp protein to it for added sustenance to help me during those longer pushes and runs in class ;).

Like what you're reading? Find out where and when Ryan is teaching by following him @ryjlewis

Glo in the Dark: Get Rooted

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The holidays are creepin' up fast which is exciting, but can also be a bit anxiety inducing. Have no fear, we've got the cure. Back by popular demand, we're elated to bring you this season's Glo in the Dark guided meditation series. 

Join Sip-N-Glo Juicery and Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates, Ali Tomlinson, for Glo in the Dark: Get Rooted. On Thursday, November 16th at 7:30pm, we will gather at Sip-N-Glo Juicery Rittenhouse for an evening of grounding, settling, and anchoring into our happy place as we prepare for the hectic holiday hustle. Ali will guide us into a deep state of relaxation as we enjoy a meditation practice that draws us deeper into a place of internal ease. We will sit, breathe and anchor. We will get deeply rooted in a state of gratitude for all that we have to give this holiday season. As always, after our practice we will bask in the Glo of connection and enjoy complimentary juice from Sip-N-Glo.

Seats are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. You can find them here

Blankets, mats, and good vibes provided. No meditation experience necessary

November Specials!

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New month, new specials! November brings seasonal changes, although we're not complaining about this 70 degree weather. As we set our focus on a fresh month and a time of giving, Sip-N-Glo is here to give you what you need to nourish the body while feeling energized and grounded as we settle into a new season. Check out who we've collaborated and what we've mixed up to bring you the most satisfying sips this season.

 

CHAI SPICE

The Mix: ginger, vanilla bean, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, allspice, Soom tahini, banana, almond milk

The Taste: warming spices and creamy tahini create a decadent, lightly spiced and sweetened smoothie that packs in your vitamins, minerals, and nutrients 

The Fix: Freshly juiced ginger aids in digestion while our house-made chai spice blend boosts immunity, fights inflammation, and is high in powerful antioxidants. Did we mention it's completely vegan? 

Soom Tahini: Soom Foods is a Philadelphia-based tahini company started by three hard working sisters who value health, quality, and have a love of food. Tahini is a paste made from pressed and roasted sesame seeds. Tahini is a great source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It also helps maintain healthy skin, muscle tone, and promotes cell growth. 

 

HAPPY HARVEST

The Mix: apple, carrot, cranberry, ginger, cinnamon

The Taste: sweet and tart with the warming spices of ginger and cinnamon

The Fix: This low sugar sweet treat PACKS in powerful antioxidants from cranberries. Antioxidants act as the body's defense system from damage caused by free radicals.  Happy harvest utilizes seasonal root veggies that keep your immune systems boosted and your gut healthy.

 

FLU FIGHTER (available November-February)

The Mix: carrot, orange, kale, lemon, ginger

The Taste: Love ginger? This is your drink. Sweet and earthy carrot and orange combine with spicy ginger and tart lemon to put the pep right back in your step

The Fix: The name says it all. Flu season is upon us and this juice is just the fix you need to stay Glo-ing all winter long. Ditch the tablets and powders and get the real stuff. Your immune system will thank you.

 

 

 

Halloween Healthy Habits with SerenaFit!

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Maintaining healthy habits during Halloween can be challenging. Temptation is everywhere and it's easy to fall out of that routine for the chance at an evening on the couch with a bag of mini candy bars (guilty as charged). Have no fear, we've called in a member of our Sip Squad, Philadelphia-based health and wellness guru Serena Scanzillo, to give you her pro-tips on combating those temptations and maintaining healthy habits during Halloween! Check out Serena's healthy habit hacks in our interview below.

 

Sip-N-Glo: Tell us a little about yourself and your story on the fitness and entrepreneurship side

Serena: I’m Serena and I founded and run SerenaFit! I’ve been in business for about ten years now and specialize in training on-the-go via virtual studio. I have a pretty vast athletic background having played and coached lacrosse, soccer + swimming, raced multiple half marathons, sprint triathlons + endurance runs and participated in many summers of youth coaching. My personal training skill set mainly focuses on core balance, strength + high intensity interval training to appeal to clients who don’t have a lot of time on their side. It’s important to train for function these days! I also have 5 years experience working in Baratrics at GW Hospital both in exercise + consulting.

My entrepreneurial journey has been a huge adventure. I thrive off of knowing that I’m a woman in business and wake up every single day loving the hustle. I started my business in 2008 and quickly realized that I needed to be more than just a personal trainer to succeed. That’s where continuing education, the startup world, travel, design and business organization came on my radar. I got things together really quickly and started learning more and more every year. I’ve been recognized by British Airways, traveled to Italy + Spain to live in co-working spaces to connect with other founders from around the world, I’ve read month's worth of Entrepreneur Magazine :) and have attended countless mindset retreats, mentorship programs + design seminars. It’s all to improve, ya know? You have to want it. You can’t stay stagnant and you can’t settle. You have to be the best at what you do and that’s my ongoing mantra.

 

SNG: Halloween can be challenging with all the temptations of candy (i.e how many mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cups can I fit into my jacket pocket) and sweets.  What are some hacks we can use to avoid finding ourselves surrounded by empty candy wrappers?

Serena: Haha! Yes, this comes up every year!                                                                               

Hack one: Never leave the house hungry. That’s a sure fire way to end up grabbing at junky snacks without much focus. Eat or make a shake before you head out.                                     

Hack two: If you have treats around, grab a few sandwich bags, place three pieces of small candy in each to track portions. Enjoy it with hot tea and while eat sitting down. Fully enjoy the treat and allow your mind to register the enjoyment. Don’t eat and talk or walk!                               

Hack three: Just remember that sugar is at the core of all bad results. Sounds negative but it’s true. The more you keep sugar on your palate the more you’re going to crave it and by default, keep it in your diet. The less the better! Just keep the word “balance” floating around and you’ll be good to go.

 

SNG: What are some of your favorite alternatives to candy or sweet?

Serena: Besides all the juices at Sip-N-Glo? I would say my new favorite alternative would be a serving of really good Greek Yogurt topped with figs. It’s the perfect combination and bonus that figs have a ton of magnesium, calcium + potassium which is perfect for muscle recovery. My second go-to would be a cut up apple with cinnamon + a drizzle of honey or agave. It brings me back to childhood and has really good flavor!

 

SNG: On a day-to-day basis, what are your healthy habits that you find most useful?

Serena: I’ve been getting better at my morning routine which includes setting positive intentions for the day. Instead of looking at my cell phone allowing emails and texts to run my first few moments of the day, I wash up while repeating positives like, “I’m grateful for another day filled with opportunity” or “All good things are coming my way” - things like that. Setting your mind right is like setting the perfect tablescape. You take the time to decorate it and make it look beautiful, then you have it to use, enjoy + generate positive vibes!

 

SNG: What’s your favorite Sip-N-Glo drink and why?

Serena: I’m fully in love with the Blue Sky and Pineapple Charcoal Lemon-Aid. You can’t find these combinations anywhere else. They each offer a unique flavor and health boost.

The Blue Sky snaps sugar cravings in half supplying a solid protein source and the lavender helps with digestion. Pineapple Charcoal Lemon-Aid is a free radial remover which is essential in maintaining hormone levels, good skin + energy. You can’t go wrong at Sip-N-Glo!

 

Like what you're reading? Find Serena at http://www.serenafit.com/ or @serenafit. Stay tuned for more interviews with members of our Sip Squad, as they give us their pro tips for healthy, happy livin' 

 

Back to School Drive

We're kickin' off this school year by spreading the Glo! Beginning Friday, August 18th, Sip-N-Glo will be  hosting a 'Back to School' drive, collecting school supplies in all stores. All collected items will be donated to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia, a local non-profit serving underprivileged children in Philadelphia! As a thank you for your donation, each item donated gets you $1 off your purchase! That's right, 10 items = $10 = Free Drink! Here are the details:

The Drive

  • Sip-N-Glo is collecting new school supplies i.e pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, folders etc. in all locations
  • Each store will be equipped with a collection bin for you to drop your donations 
  • Each item donated gets you $1 off your purchase. For example, 4 items=$4 dollars
  • The collection runs from August 18th-September 18th

The Cause

  • Cradles to Crayons goal is simple; to make life better for children in need
  • Located in Conshohocken, PA, Cradles to Crayons provides children in the Philadelphia area from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive
  • These items are always free of charge! 
  • Cradles to Crayons works with local community partners to be able to reach as many children as possible
  • Last year, Cradles to Crayons served over 1,200,00 children in Philadelphia

August Specials!

August ALREADY?! Now friends, we know August can be a scary month. The summer has FLOWN by and the words "Back-To-School" start creepin' up on us, but have no fear, our August specials are just what you need to stay hyped all month long. Mango Lassi & Heat Wave make their FINAL appearance, while our savory farm-fresh juice, Gardener's Delight hits shelves on Friday, 8/4! Get all the details on Gardener's Delight below!

GARDENER'S DELIGHT

The Mix: Heirloom Tomato, Red Bell Pepper, Arugula, Celery, Lemon, Apple, Cayenne Pepper 

The Taste: Savory and peppery vegetables balanced with a splash of lemon, and a light cayenne kick

The Fix: Gardener's Delight is packed with veggies containing a high content of vitamins and minerals that help to replenish and fuel the body.  Skeptical? Check out just a few of the many health benefits this juice has to offer!

  • Arugula has POWERFUL anti-inflammatory properties and helps to promote bone health with its high vitamin K content
  • Tomato & Red Bell Pepper are high in antioxidants including lycopene, which gives them their signature red color. Lycopene and other antioxidants are important for protecting against cell damage.
  • Celery is packed with natural electrolytes which hydrate and replenish the body. Keeping the body hydrated is key for healthy skin, joint health, and digestion.
  • Lemon & Cayenne  help to boost metabolism, aid in digestion, and help with the body’s natural cleansing and detoxification process