Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fall Favorites

We love fall. We love the weather, the leaves turning colors, and most of all the delicious local apples that are in season. We use the awesome local apples paired with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to make our delicious apple cider. We love juicing apples during the fall; there are so many flavors and varieties.

Another one of our favorite parts about fall is pumpkins, which is why we created our pumpkin parfait. They are made with fresh young Thai coconuts.  The taste is incredible – light & creamy, smooth and similar to a pumpkin mousse. Simply delicious!

So come on down to our café to try one of our fall favorites!

What is the Gluten-Free Diet?

 

As you wander the aisles of your grocery store and check out restaurant menus when you’re out to dinner, you may have noticed items labeled “gluten-free.” The gluten-free diet has risen in popularity in recent years as more doctors are diagnosing patients with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, both of which require a gluten-free diet.

There has been an explosion of gluten-free products on the marketplace as the number of people avoiding gluten has increased, and everyone from major food manufacturers such as General Mills, to chain restaurants such as P.F. Chang’s, and even fast-food options such as Domino’s have hopped on the gluten-free bandwagon.

But what is gluten and why are more and more people avoiding it in their diet? Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, barley and rye. It’s found in a number of foods that are staples in the American diet: it’s in bread, pizza crust, soy sauce, gravy, cupcakes and beer. For those who cannot tolerate gluten, they suffer symptoms such as headaches, stomach issues, bloating and eczema.

Adopting a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods – at Revitalive, we think you can have your (gluten-free) cake and eat it too! Everything on the menu at our café, our cleanse and fresh-pressed juices are all gluten-free. We even make cakes and pies so you can enjoy your favorite treats and don’t have to feel left out at birthday parties or holiday celebrations.

Whether you’re new to the gluten-free diet or a seasoned veteran, we invite you to connect with us to ask any questions. Make sure to stop by the café or try our cleanse for some delicious gluten-free eats.