• McGrath Family Farm Roadside Farmer's Market

    Last week Bethany and I stopped at the McGrath Family Farm to check out their Roadside Farmer's Market. You can pick pumpkins from their field and when in season you can come to pick berries! All of their produce is organic. You can find McGrath Roadside Farmer's Market off the 101 freeway in Camarillo, California. (Off the Central Ave. exit.) They are open from 9AM - 6PM daily! (That is until we set the clocks back on November 2nd! Then they will be open until 5PM!) Check out more info here!

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    Photographed by: Bethany Nauert

  • Juice Shop: Kreation Juice

    Happy Friday everyone!

    I’m excited to share today’s juice shop with you all! I love a shop that is really aesthetically pleasing. This one is for sure pretty to look at but also has lots of juices, health shots and snacks to satisfy your hunger or thirst! And keep an eye out for their Juice truck and juice bike! They also offer home delivery with their "juice kars."

     

    Kreation Juice

    (This review and photos are from their North Beverly Hills location:)

    9609 S. Santa Monica Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    p. 310-777-3450

    www.KreationJuice.com

    Here is a list of all of their other locations:

     

    Abbot Kinney Kafe/Juicery

    1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

    Venice, CA 90291

    p. 310-314-7778

     

    Beverly Hills

    9465 Charleville Blvd.

    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    p. 310-247-8110

     

    Brentwood

    151 S. Barrington Place

    Los Angeles, CA 90049

    El Segundo

    503 Main St.

    El Segundo, CA 90245

    p. 310-416-9766

     

    Manhattan Beach

    1300 Highland Ave. #110

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

     

    North Manhattan Beach

    3516 Highland Ave.

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    p. 310-545-7040

     

    Santa Monica Kafe/Juicery

    1023 Montana Ave.

    Santa Monica, CA 90403

    p. 310-458-4880

     

    Toluca Lake

    10115 Riverside Drive.

    Los Angeles, CA 91602

    p. 818-761-1348

     

    First Impression: I’ve driven past this shop many times and some of their other locations. It’s always very recognizable because the outside is so strikingly beautiful and unique! It really drew me in! It just looks like a healthy place!

    Taste: Great! I love my green juices, so I always like to try those out wherever I go. I went with one that had a little more sweetness. The Green #1 which has Apple, Cucumber, Romaine, Kale and Pear. I thought it was a perfect balance of the leafy greens and the sweetness of the fruit. There are soo many juices to choose from though it was hard to decide and I would definitely come back to try more of them and some of their smoothies. They also have the option to “Kreate Your Own” juice by choosing your fruits and veggies from their servings station! I really liked that they offered this as well as the pre-bottled juice. What is also really cool that they have is a self serve juice machine out front. So you can order your juice like a walk up window and not even have to go inside! I had never seen that before -- neat idea! It's like redbox but for juices. ;)

    Décor: So pretty! I love the inside of this shop! It had a modern meets organic feel to it. Lots of light, colors and wood detail.

     

    Price: It’s about $8.00 for a juice. Some would consider that expensive but I feel like it’s reasonable.

     

    Service: Good, no complaints! The girl working while I was there was super sweet and helpful. Which I think is great when going to place like that especially if you’re someone who isn’t familiar with juices and what to order. Having someone who knows how to help you find something you’d like is essential!

     

    Ambiance: The shop has a really earthy inviting vibe to it. All the wood details make it feel cozy and homey. At the same time is also feels very modern and upscale. It’s a place you can definitely go to by yourself to just grab and go or enjoy your snack and juice outside or inside. It would be a great place to meet someone for a “drink” too.

    Overall Experience: Great! I really liked this juice shop! I’d definitely go back. I also loved that they sell other things such as snacks, t –shirts, books and DVDs. I want to point out that they sell the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead DVD. It’s an amazing documentary and I highly recommend it to everyone of you! Especially those of you are new to the juice world and/or are unsure of it’s benefits and why everyone is drinking juice! Haha! Anyway that’s more for another post! ;)

    Credits:

    Written, Reviewed and Photographed by: Kristen Tola Hettich

  • Product Shout Out: Perfect Fit Protein Powder

    Happy Thursday friends!

     Today I’m shouting out a product that I absolutely LOVE, Perfect Fit Protein Powder! Created by the two lovely girls at ToneItUp.com, Karena + Katrina. Their protein powder is one of my top favorites because it has pretty much everything that (I think) is important for not only a protein powder to possess but also any food product!

    Perfect Fit Protein is a raw organic powder made from brown rice protein. Being a plant based protein powder makes this product vegan. Their protein powder is also free of Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs), gluten free certified by the GFCO, USDA certified organic and kosher.

    Each serving is only 70 calories, 15g of protein, 30mg of sodium,3g of carbs and 0g of sugar! Not to mention Perfect Fit only has 5 ingredients! This is very rare to find in a product let alone a protein powder. Brown rice protein reads as the first ingredient, as it should. This is generally not the case with other protein powders and there are tons of words you can't pronounce and have never even heard of.  

    Protein powder is so easy to incorporate into your diet. I mostly use it in smoothies, such as this one - but you can always use it other ways! You can add it to baking recipes (cookies, brownies, etc.) or into pancake mix. 

    When Karena and Katrina first started Perfect Fit they only had Vanilla flavor protein and now they are offering chocolate and they recently started making organic protein bars! You can order their products directly from their website, www.PerfectFitProtein.com . While there you can also view the full amino acid profile of the protein powder.

    Credits:

    Written by: Kristen Tola Hettich

    Photography by: Bethany Nauert