Okay, let’s be real. I’m not actually going to meditate on my excellent smoothie and it’s healthful ingredients.
photo by Wendell Benedetti
But I am going to give kudos to an excellent local hangout, With Live Market & Cafe, and the delicious smoothies created there. My favorite is the Mint 2 Be, a concoction featuring kale, pineapple, apple, mint, and lemon. I’ve made my own variation, but it in no way diminishes the delight I take in their refreshing version, which I can enjoy while relaxing in their loft and working on projects or conversing with friends.
Plus, a visit to the cafe affords me the opportunity to chat with the owner and employees and hear about their current community programs (cooking classes for adults and kids, writing class for teens and young adults, weekly yoga, the list goes on). These guys are about so much more than making money as they seek to have a positive impact on the surrounding community.
And the fringe benefit of being “in love” with this place? I’m now just a tad bit more mindful of maintaining healthful eating habits. That’s an excellent development, to say the least.