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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Granola plays a huge role in my morning routine and it’s crucial for me know that what I think is a healthy start, actually is. Many of the pre-packaged granolas at the grocery store contain more fat, sugars, and salt that is actually needed. Simply making granola homemade only takes 35 minutes at most and you can be confident in exactly what ingredients go into it. Read more

Raspberry Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Raspberry Matcha Smoothie Bowl3

What is this whole Matcha craze? Matcha tea is a powder of stoneground whole tea leaves, that provide valuable minerals and antioxidants.  Matcha tea holds powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. Actually, a fun fact, 10 cups of green tea equals one cup of Match tea in the amount of antioxidants you receive!

This easy to make smoothie bowl is something that you can change up and get creative with every morning. A small scoop of Match powder in your smoothie every day is a tasteless way to add several key vitamins and minerals to your diet.  It’s so import to start your day off with a filling, but also vitamin packed breakfast, and a smoothie is probably the quickest way to make sure that happens! Read more

Homemade Soft Pretzels

soft pretzels

My love for making soft pretzels all started with the Super Bowl a year ago! We had experimented with Wisconsin beer brats with pretzel buns… and let me tell you, I will never go back to a normal bun! Being from the Midwest we love our football, but I must say I am secretly one of those people who really comes for the food and commercials! In honor of the 50th Super Bowl quickly approaching, I thought that I would share my pretzel recipe with you!

The best part about pretzels is that you can make any shape that comes to mind! Seriously, feel free to go crazy and let your artistic side break through! Read more

City Press Juice & Bottle- Chicago

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2931 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657

City Press Juice & Bottle is the dream of founders Anthony and Angela Maicki, recently located to Chicago from Detroit in 2011. This couple believes in the idea of food being medicine. Each of their juices, blends, and foods are created from organic whole foods with raw nutrition. The concept stems from a traditional Roman Café, which encompasses the sense of community, creativity, convenience, yet simplicity. Read more

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