Superfood Spotlight > Turmeric

Posted by Grace Terry on

So let’s talk about turmeric! Most people know turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but there are so many more advantages to incorporating turmeric into your diet and life. Turmeric is known to slow the effects of Alzheimer's disease, aid muscle recovery, provide great relief to aging skin, and the list goes on. The Beacon Blend team is especially fond of turmeric because it is a superfood that we can use in multiple aspects of our wellness routines. It is also an ingredient in the Beacon Blend Explore smoothie blend. Here are a couple recipes to make turmeric part of your health routine:

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric contains antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial agents that all help strengthen the immune system. Making a turmeric milk, or “Golden Milk,” is an easy, soothing, and effective way to incorporate turmeric into one's diet. There are also a lot of different flavors that can be added or subtracted for optimal customizability. To make Golden Milk, heat almond or coconut milk up in a small pot. Add 1 tablespoon turmeric and continue to whisk until it is fully dissolved. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, black peppercorns, and honey (or sweetener of choice) to taste.

 Turmeric Face Mask 

Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic and can be used to treat damaged skin. Turmeric face masks are popular with brides in India, and are used the day before the wedding to create beautiful looking skin. To make your own mask, mix honey, yogurt, or milk with a few tablespoons of turmeric in a bowl and stir until it forms a smooth paste. Apply to clean skin for approximately 20 minutes before washing off.

Turmeric Scalp Mask

Make a turmeric scalp mask to help reduce oil production and balance the PH level of your scalp. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric with 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Apply to scalp for 30 minutes and wash out with shampoo. So easy and so effective!

Turmeric & Honey Sprouted Oats

Turmeric is also incredibly easy to cook with. Throw it in with your scrambled eggs, on top of some roasted chicken, in any kind of  smoothie, or even in your morning oatmeal. Try this turmeric sprouted oats recipe for a perfect warm and hearty winter breakfast. It’s so, so easy to get creative with turmeric in cooking. It adds a fun color to your plate, and increases the nutritional density of your meal. It’s a win, win!

So now that you’ve got some tips on how to use the magical and powerful turmeric, you should probably add it to your kitchen of superfoods supplies. If you are buying turmeric as a powder, make sure to try and buy organic. You can also find turmeric root at most health food stores, which is the best way to go because it is the most fresh. All you have to do to use it is grate it, and it can be stored in your fridge for up to two weeks! Anyone can benefit from using turmeric, and it is a simple ingredient to add to your diet and skincare regimen.
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SUNSET YOGA, BEATS + SMOOTHIES

Posted by Danielle Perretty on

Boston Common | Adjacent to the Carousel
Tuesday, 6:30pm | August 30 + September 13

All levels are welcome! Join Danielle Perretty for a sunset vinyasa that's filled with music, movement, and fun. This class will cover fundamental yoga postures which provide space to challenge yourself and open up your body. After an energizing flow, you'll leave with a refreshing Beacon Blend 16oz bottle of your choice:

RISE, Organic Green Kale Smoothie 

HARMONY, Organic Beet Juice 

Classes will take place in the Boston Common - adjacent to the carousel. You may enter via the Beacon Street + Charles Street park entrance. The Boston Common has some shade under the trees and offers a charming view of Beacon Hill. **Please remember to bring a mat and a water bottle with you**

Limited space! Register at: www.movewith.com/classes/61182

Each superfood blend is 100% organic, made in small batches, and is designed to benefit your health. You may select one of the following blends to enjoy after class:

>>  RISE SMOOTHIE BLEND
        kale / apple / chia seed/ banana / mint / date

        HEALTH BENEFITS
        omega-3 boosting / antioxidant rich /energizing
        high in nutrients / plant protein / anti-inflammatory

>> HARMONY JUICE BLEND
       beetroot / apple / chia seed / ginger / lemon / cinnamon / date

       HEALTH BENEFITS
       energizing / anti-inflammatory / high in nutrients / digestive aid
       antioxidant rich / plant protein / detox support

Beacon Blend uses 100% organic ingredients and we never apply heat to the process. Our blends use the whole plant which keeps the fiber intact and gives the body maximum nutritional intake. By using the whole plant, we don’t discard the pulp and we don't waste food. You're welcome, mind-body-soul. 

Classes will take place in the Boston Common - adjacent to the carousel. You may enter via the Beacon Street + Charles Street park entrance. Must register + BYOM, yogi's!

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Eat Real. Be Whole.

Posted by Danielle Perretty on

Beacon Blend is on a mission to help spread health and happiness to our communities. With just a few months into the market, we're thrilled that folks are starting to notice how important it is to include the whole-plant when choosing a cleanse or a juice.

As a startup goes, we're also proud to share that Beacon Blend is the only Boston juice shop that maintains the whole vegetable and whole fruit in it's juice blends. By keeping 100% of the nutrients and good fiber, this helps to slow down the absorption of sugar and aids in your digestive system.

Jaime Ducharme, the Health Editor at Boston Magazine recently featured a post on just this topic. In her post, Boston's Latest Juice Company Has Substance, Jaime touches on how Beacon Blend is a healthier and different option when looking into juicing and living a well-balanced lifestyle. 

Getting down to it, fiber is one of the biggest reasons that fruits and vegetables are good for the body. They’re full of soluble and insoluble fibers that account for helping your digestive system. Each of our blends includes the fiber and never uses anything but, organic, superfoods and produce.

100% Real. 100% Whole.

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Mindfulness

Posted by Danielle Perretty on

Most of us live in a busy world. You go to work, prepare dinner, fold the laundry, exercise, all while keeping one eye on your loved ones and another on taking care of yourself. You plan your day while listening to the latest pod cast and then plan your weekend. In the rush to accomplish our daily tasks, it's easy to find ourselves losing connection with the present moment—missing out on what we're doing and how we're feeling. Running more than one business, I can relate to getting caught up in the shuffle of the almighty to-do list.

For me, more deadlines means more purposeful time each day to just be. Even if only for a few minutes, it's a daily practice that I've come to cherish.

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DO YOGA. SIP SMOOTHIES. FEEL GOOD.

Posted by Danielle Perretty on

Join Izzy VanHall + Beacon Blend for an afternoon of wellness.

Janji Pop Up Store | 144 Newbury Street, Boston

Treat yourself to a Bodokon Yoga practice followed by a healthy sampling of organic juices, smoothies, and chia water blends! Izzy VanHall will lead us through an hour of dynamic movement, incorporating the fluidity of yoga with the integrity of martial arts. The name Budokon was created by its founder, Kancho Cameron Shayne. It was taken from the Japanese language and translates to “the way of the warrior spirit”. This yoga class is for all levels, so come flow with us.

After an energizing hour of yoga, you’ll join Beacon Blend for some fun with tasting a line of 8 organic superfood blends! Founder, Danielle Perretty will share her blends and chat about ways to identify that not all juice is created equal. Beacon Blend is the first juicery in MA that does not remove the fiber from juice. Made in small batches, each blend uses the whole plant and is designed to benefit your health. This way your body is receiving maximum nutrition, lower sugar levels, and does not waste food by discarding the pulp. Oh, happy day!

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