For those who know me, I’m often elbow deep in wings, ribs, and anything pork- #BACON!!! Alas, I bet you didn’t see a blog about a #vegetarian establishment posting anytime soon. So leave it to a health issue to bring me back on track.
Wednesday evening, I recognized symptoms of a very common health issue cured with antibiotics. So of course I freaked. I mean, I don’t have #insurance, therefore, no doctor. In addition, the clinic I contacted said they wouldn’t have availability for a week. A week– eek, all my research said handle this immediately… So I researched some more…
…Now, I’m normally the girl who won’t take tylenol or advil unless my headache is #RAGING; for the simple fact that I don’t like putting anything in my body when I’m not sure what it is. #KeepItNatural
But for whatever reason, my excuse is the holidays and my happiest #30th #birthday (!!!), I allowed my ‘usually’ balanced diet to go off track big time. I completely ignored my thirst for #6 Juice [spinach, kale, apple, celery, ginger & lemon] from the aptly titled: #Juice @Juice_BackBay in #BackBay Station: http://www.juicebarboston.com I skipped my cravings for “Boston Rolls” salmon/avocado/cucumber from #Zen Japanese Restaurant http://www.zensushibar.com/home.html in #BeaconHill.
Instead of adhering my intuition and listening to my body- I became sick.
As the universe would have it I ended up in #Cambridge the next day. Home to all things healthy, natural, hippie and communal. This is where I stumbled up: Life Alive @lifealivecafe http://www.lifealive.com
Immediately welcomed upon entering, I enjoyed being greeted by name, not by my order number. To me, that immediately sets the tone for guest relations and interactions. Looking around the place was immaculate, organized and clean. I paid, retrieved both my food and smoothie- by name with a smile and bid warm adieu.
After a few sips of my smoothie, my nose stopped running on the walk home. I took notice realizing that Avocado, Banana, Dates, Lemon, Kale, Chia, and Almond Milk aka the “Harvest Alive” were taking immediate effect. I eagerly opened my Green Goddess meal and was enraptured by my enjoyment of some seriously delicious vegetarian happenings. “Our Ginger Nama Shoyu Sauce enhanced by flax oil and garlic, empowering avocado (seasonal), broccoli, dark greens, and tofu. All are served over short-grain brown rice.” I had mine with half tofu and half legumes. Now THAT is how You have it #YourWay.
I’ve returned to Life Alive in #CentralSquare several times since. I’ve been there when there’s a line out the door, a private party happening downstairs and it’s raining. The staff works well together, efficiently, clean and SAFE. They even have time to put out smoothie and juice samples to entertain guests with ‘occupied time.’
So, although I’m not a doctor, my best advice is to try this place BEFORE you NEED to. Carnivores unite and give your body a break- even if only for a meal. There’s no medicine like being proactive, especially when you can maintain- and exceed- your health, great service and tantalize your taste buds, because that’s Elevated Living
Until then, keep finding ways to “Elevate The Everyday”