Know Your Glo

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' 

 

KNOW YOUR GLO: TUMERIC

As the Philly Marathon looms and the weather becomes perfect for a brisk Fall run, tumeric has become our best friend. Tumeric is fantastic for joint recovery and strengthening as well as a great natural way to boost the immunity of many other organs! It’s flavor profile is reminiscent of orange and ginger, which allows an extra helping of tumeric in really any of our juices and, as an added bonus, you can add it yourself to any of your juices on the house! Tumeric is available as one of our free add-in shakers that can be found on display at both of our Rittenhouse and South Street locations! Try it in your juice for a pre-run boost or post run relief!

Know Your Glo: Peach

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We're loving getting Peachy keen this August. We never knew this sweet and delicious summer snack had so many health benefits. From relieving anxiety to keeping us glo-ing, this fruit has it all! 

  •  Peaches are the perfect snack food for losing weight. A peach makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating. The bonus: one peach only contains about 35-50 calories and no fat!
  • Keep the skin healthy. Vitamin A and C make peaches a great natural moisturizer; they’re often used in cosmetics. These vitamins can help regenerate skin tissue.
  • A healthy stress reliever that helps reduce anxiety. Peaches are often referred to as the ‘Fruit of Calmness’ in Hungary.

Find peach in our August Special the Peach Cobbler!  

Know Your Glo: Mint

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It’s a mint, mint, mint, mint world! Mint is used in everything from cosmetics to medicines to breath fresheners. It keeps your body and your brain happy and enhances the flavor of any drink or dish! As if you needed more reason to enjoy more mint:

  • Mint is a great additive to any appetizer and is often used as a palate cleanser! It speeds digestion and promotes weight loss!
  • Mint loves your body! It can clear skin ailments, fight nausea and fatigue, enhances oral hygiene, and overall give you that boost that your immune system needs!  

  • Seasonal allergies got you down? Mint can fix that! It releases histamines that help fight seasonal allergies.

Find mint in our July Specials the Heatwave and the Summer Fresh Mojito! 

Know Your Glo: Green Tea

 

GREEN TEA

Don’t overlook the power of green tea! Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages of all time. Adding even one cup of green tea to your diet daily gives you the power to live a healthier, happier, and longer life! Here are some of the many health benefits of green tea:

  • Green tea contains large amounts of antioxidants that will improve your health and boost your immune system.

  • Green tea keeps you awake and alert! It is even known to improve brain function.

  • Green tea is the perfect beverage for all the dieters out there! It increases fat burning and gives you the boost that you need at the gym.

What’s not to love about green tea?! You can find it in our July Special, the Heatwave!

Know Your Glo: Protein

With so many protein choices, sometimes it's hard to decipher which one is right for you. Check out the differences and benefits below. All options can be found at Sip-N-Glo and added to your juice or smoothie choice! 

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Greek Yogurt 

Greek yogurt is thick and creamy compared to regular yogurt. It also provides a significant source of protein for a relatively small portion and can be found in whole, 2 percent fat, and fat-free varieties. Try it n some of our smoothies for a creamy texture and taste! 

Hemp Protein

Hemp protein is a high quality source of protein due to its high rate of digestibility. The better a protein is digested, the more efficiently it can be used by the body. The digestibility of any given protein is related to the concentrations of its amino acids. Hemp protein powders are rich in fiber, a nutrient that has a number of valuable health promoting properties.

Bee Pollen: 

Bee pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal source. It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. About half of its protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used directly by the body.

Plant Fusion 

This proprietary blend is formulated to provide complete protein with an optimized amino acid profile that is infused with Branched Chain Amino Acids and L-Glutamine to support muscle strength and connective tissue health. In addition, PlantFusion contains a proprietary enzyme blend which supports easy digestion and maximum absorption. This is truly a unique vegan protein! 

 

 

Know Your Glo: Coconut Water

Coconut Water has become one of the biggest health crazes in America! But what is it? It’s the water that is found in the center of young, green coconuts. It’s delicious and nutritious! Our favorite brand is Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water.

  • Re-hydrate! Coconut water is packed with simple sugars, electrolytes, and minerals that replenish the body. A great alternative to a sports drink!

  • Contains as much potassium as four bananas

  • Coconut water contains a amounts of anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic properties

  • Coconut water is high in bioactive enzymes that help with digestion and increase metabolism

Know Your Glo: Bee Pollen and Lavender

Bee Pollen is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins (more than any animal protein!), free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, folic acid and is a complete food and contains many elements that products of animal origin do not possess.

Lavender is widely known to improve quality or sleep and reduce anxiety. The medicinal uses of this plant are dated back to over 2,500 years ago!  The plant is often used for treating insomnia, nervous stomach, and headaches. 

Bee Pollen

  • Warding off caffeine? Bee Pollen is a natural energy enhancer! Add a little to your smoothie or juice to put a pep in your step. 

  • Oh, no! It's allergy season! Local pollen can help keep those sneeze attacks at bay. 

  • Some days, we all feel a little tempted to stray from our healthy lifestyles, but bee pollen helps cut those cravings in half! Add a little to your juice or smoothie right before a big meal or whenever your feeling temped to reach for the processed food. 

Lavender

  • Reduces anxiety and emotional stress. You can use lavender by ingesting or using it in oil form.
  • Beauty plus, the antioxidants in this plant help reduce the aging process and restore skin complexion. 
  • Having trouble sleeping? Lavender essential oils is the go-to aroma to add to your bed time regimen.