Be Well Living with Bobbi Brown

Welcome to the Be Well Living series. This week, we chat with cosmetic entrepreneur Bobbi Brown, who believes true beauty starts from the inside.

10 Ways to Eat an Avocado

Avocados are one of our favorite foods here at Be Well. They are delicious and full of healthy fats as well as 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, and folic acid. Looking to incorporate more avocados into your life? Here are 10 ways to eat them:

Eating Out, Be Well Style

When you start to change your eating choices and habits, eating out can be a point of confusion for many. We see this all the time with patients at the office—they want to stick to their food plan because they’re feeling great, but they also want to be able to enjoy eating out with others and not feel like they are sabotaging their hard efforts. While it is helpful to pick a restaurant you know serves high-quality food, it’s not always possible to steer the ship.

The Upgraded Avocado Toast

We’ve upgraded the ever-popular avocado toast with homemade gluten-free bread and a poached egg, on top, for added protein and nutrients.

We now know that the yolk contains most of the egg’s nutrients, so it’s about time we change your mind about egg yolks (if we haven’t already)! The yolk contains choline, which is essential for the functioning of all cells, especially brain cells. Egg yolks also contain antioxidants; B vitamins, including B12; vitamin A; iron; selenium; biotin; phosphorous, and other various trace nutrients. Egg whites, alone, lack many of the nutrients that are found in the yolk, a nutrition powerhouse.

Avocado, The Amazing Healthy Fat

I am always looking for ways to help my muscles recover more easily. In addition to supplementation, I get asked what foods will help promote these results. Recently, many of my patients have also expressed concern about hair growth, nail strength and dry skin. Avocados can help with all of this, and that’s why they’re so popular in the wellness world!

Maca Cinnamon Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Spring has been unusually cold, and the chilly temps have us craving something sweet and nurturing. This thick, creamy, chocolatey smoothie bowl really hits the spot (without the guilt).

Like other smoothie bowl recipes, this requires a little bit of prep the night before to create a really thick base in the morning; from there, it’s as simple as making a standard (yet extra delicious) smoothie.

Vanilla Matcha Green Tea Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Seems like breakfast smoothie are all the rage these days, so it got me thinking, why not come up with a thick luscious creamy and, of course, healthy recipe that would make the perfect breakfast in bed treat to serve someone you love (or yourself).

The smoothie bowl requires a little bit of prep the night before so that you have a really thick base to start with in the morning; otherwise, it’s as simple as making a regular smoothie.

Fresh Green Smoothie for Allergy Sufferers

The weather has finally begun to warm up and all around us nature is waking up in full glory after its winter slumber. It’s the prettiest time of the year, however, if you are an allergy sufferer, it can also be a cruel time of year. So load up on foods rich in Quercetin, a mild natural antihistamine found in many foods including apples, blueberries and kale. To get the full impact, combine them in a fresh, delicious green smoothie.