Dr. Smood: Healthy Boutique Cafe Popping Up in NYC

Dr. Smood: Healthy Boutique Cafe

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With the focus on health and well-bring becoming increasingly mainstream, the options to purchase organic food and drinks have far surpassed the options solely found in your local health food store. Restaurants and even cafes are ‘getting it,’ offering health-conscious consumers tons of nutrient-rich options to feed their mind, body and souls. During a recent press preview, I had the opportunity to check out such a cafe when I attended the opening of the Lexington Avenue location of Dr. Smood, an organic boutique café that features food and drink items to benefit your mood.  With four locations currently open in New York (a fifth is coming in the fall), the cafés focus on offering nutrient-rich super foods and beverages to the health-conscious consumer. This includes convenient grab-and-go options, a full coffee and juice bar, organic food options, and a “Smood Market” filled with dry goods and supplements.

dr. smood kale salad

dr. smood supplements

Awesome, right?!

This includes backing by scientists, nutritionists and doctors who spent three years developing the nutrient-rich foods to enhance performance of the body, mind and soul. Each product is color-coded and tailored to boost one of six categories: Immunity, Energy, Health, Beauty, Detox and Power. All of the food and drinks are USDA-certified organic, kosher and are made without GMOs, preservatives, dairy, chemicals, HPP, pesticides or refined sugar.

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Menu items include organic coffees and teas, green juices, cold pressed juices that are targeted by your mood, organic pastries, power sandwiches made from Performance Bread—which helps to stabilize blood sugar—and salads loaded with bio-available protein and organic super foods. Another unique aspect of Dr. Smood’s is that nutritionists and Smood Operators are available on-site to help customers choose products that are tailored to their needs and that will boost their health. A latte with health benefits? Now, that’s something we can totally get behind.

Dr. Smood locations in New York include 40th and Madison, NoMad, SoHo, 46th and Lexington and the Lower East Side. First launched in Miami, where there are currently five locations, Dr. Smood will continue to open new locations in 2017 and beyond with international expansion plans underway.

For more information, please visit: http://drsmood.com/

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Latest Healthy Snack on the Block: Organic Superseed Crunch

Organic Superseed Crunch review
Add a little crunch to your morning oatmeal.

In our quest to eat as healthy as possible, the snack category can sometimes fall a little short in satisfying our healthy needs. Sure, we try to grab a piece of fruit whenever it’s humanely possible, but sometimes we just want a snack with a little more crunch that isn’t loaded with sugar. This weekend we tested a snack (and breakfast option) that falls into these categories with the Organic Superseed Crunch by Absolutely Gluten-Free, a company committed to offering delicious products that also happen to be gluten-free.

A product that has been two years in the making, the Organic Superseed Crunch line includes three yummy flavors (Cinnamon, Original and Toasted Coconut) that seriously pack a punch in the flavor department. Made with flax seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds, this wholesome snack is packed with Omega 3 ALA, dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and antioxidants!

As a granola-bar like snack, we love eating it as when hunger strikes, which is basically every couple of hours, or as a topping to our morning oatmeal that delivers a nice crunch factor coupled with a mild sweetness. You can also add it to yogurt, fruit salads, or even ice cream, which is a great option for kids to get some much-needed nutrients throughout the day. It’s also a really convenient snack that we like to place in small bags, along with some nuts, for a tasty snack that keeps us satisfied when we are running around.

You can find the Organic Superseed Crunch line at supermarkets, big box and natural food stores. Absolutely Gluten-Free Organic Superseed Crunch is packaged in convenient 4.5 oz. re-sealable bags (six to a case). It’s all-natural, certified gluten-free, OU kosher, non-GMO, vegan, dairy and soy-free, low in sodium and USDA Organic.

For more information, please check them out at http://absolutelygf.com.

I was not paid for this post. I was provided with some samples for review.

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