LuliTonix has Been Rolling Out Some Fantastic Drinks Lately

Last year, I said that LuliTonix, a NYC-based blended juice and elixir company, was one of two emerging organic beverage brands to watch.

And given what I have witnessed since then, I definitely believe that this was the right call.

LuliTonix is putting out some very innovative products, embracing powerful ingredients that are rarely used in beverages, such as amla, broccoli microgreens, and moringa.

Even though the company does ship nationwide, LuliTonix is not widely known — just yet — outside of the NYC area and Manhattan wellness community. So, I thought I’d give you a look at some of its newer flavors.

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Zana Juices – The Most Impressive Drink I’ve Ever Seen


While shopping at my local organic market in New York City the other day, I spotted a drink that I had never seen before called Zana Juices.

What immediately drew my attention wasn’t the large bottle size but rather its eye-popping price tag of $55 for 32 ounces.

“$55 for what?” I asked myself. Read more »

Raw Food Central Makes One of My Favorite Snack Foods


There are certain products that I when I see in the market, I pull them off the shelf and put them into my basket without giving it a second thought. It is automatic.

That is exactly what happens when I come across a bag of Curt’s Classic Snack Mix by Raw Food Central.

I almost named Curt’s Classic Snack Mix as one of my Top 5 Organic Products from this year’s Natural Products Expo East several months ago but for some reason resisted. Quite possibly, it was because I wanted to dedicate an entire post to the product. Read more »

Cornucopia’s Yogurt Scorecard – Some Brands are Healthy, While Others aren’t Far from Junk Food

One misconception that the food industry would like us to believe is that ALL yogurt is healthy because of the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that the product contains.

However, many of the largest food corporations have turned yogurt into quasi-junk food by adding ingredients such as artificial colors, chemical defoamers, milk from cows who have been raised on genetically-engineered feed, synthetic preservatives, carrageenan, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, and excessive levels of sugar.

Some “fruit yogurts” don’t even contain fruit!

Other yogurts may be afoul of the FDA’s official definition of yogurt and may not even be legally qualified to market themselves as “yogurt”.

All of this is detailed in The Cornucopia Institute’s groundbreaking report on yogurt called Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food.

In its exhaustive research piece, Cornucopia breaks the report down into five main sections: Read more »

Coco Mojo and Maca Blend from Essential Living Foods are Two Great Products, Smoothie Recipe


There may be other brands of superfoods on the market that are more well-known and have wider distribution, but when it comes to quality, Essential Living Foods holds its own with anyone.

I have had long discussions with CEO Kipp Stroden about how and from where he sources his products, and I can assure you that he has done his homework. I trust him completely.

Two products that I believe are extremely well-formulated and have great taste are Essential Living Foods’ Coco Mojo and Maca Blend. Read more »