It’s time for another “Favorites Things” Post! Whereby I share things with you I love and reccommend.
Some of the things on today’s list are exclusively for Israelis, and some are international. We’ll start with the Israelis. Be patient the rest of you!
Please know that NONE of these are affiliate links. I do not profit in any way, shape, or form by sharing these businesses with you. I share because I like to help other small businesses that have products I myself enjoy, or that will help my clients.
1. Super Juice by Janet
Super Juice by Janet is a super healthy, delicious, and nutritious juicing service that is made fresh each morning and delivered directly to you (delivery in Raanana only).
I met Janet through clients who buy her juice and then she came to one of my cooking classes with some green juice samples for me to try. Now listen, I myself don’t juice. I have an amazing juicer and I used to use it a lot. Now it gathers dust. I have ultimately decided that I prefer smoothies that retain all the fiber of the fruits and veggies.
BUT some of my clients swear by juicing. They love the energy it gives them. They love getting a major serving of green veggies in that they wouldn’t consume any other way. They feel it puts them in a healthy mindset that makes it easier to carry through on healthy habits throughout the day. The one thing that maybe they do not love, is the hassle and cleanup of making it themselves. Enter Janet, who will make the juice for you and deliver to your home. Yes, it’s Raanana only, but if we make the lady uber successful and give her tons of requests for other delivery spots, who knows, maybe it’ll be the next big thing?
Janet says, “The Super Green Juice, which is the one I sell daily, is made of Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Mangold (Swiss Chard), Apple, Lemon, and Ginger. I mix it up sometimes with white cabbage, fennel, parsley, and kohlrabi.” I myself tried it and it’s good, fresh and green.
Plus, she’s a nice person, smart and lovely. She’s also a vegan.
Please call Janet at 054-424-7387 for more information.
2. Enjoy Frozen Fruit
I have posted about this company before HERE but I still get comments daily from Israelis who see my recipes and say “Where did you get those blueberries?” “Where do you get all those raspberries?” So I figured it is time to remind.
Ellie and Josh are distributors of 2 kg bags of frozen fruits from the US. They sell berries of all kinds, plus any other fruit you could imagine, from acai, to papaya to sabras (prickly pear) and more. They also sell a large variety of gluten free products, organically grown oregano oil, organic olive oil, many Asian products and other health food stuff you used to buy in the states. They now carry Rusty’s nut butters made with love by my Instagram friend which I’ve tried and are super delicious!
Enjoy Frozen Fruit makes monthly deliveries to a set point like a school or parking lot, in the following communities: Raanana, Kfar Saba, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, Efrat, Modiin, and weekly in Chashmonaim. For more info., people should email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I order a 2kg bag of raspberries and a 2 kg bag of blueberries every month or two and use them daily in my smoothies, in my oatmeal, in blueberry pancakes, in raspberry topping for Banana Nice Cream and much more (see pics above). Their prices are more than half of what you’d pay for those frozen berries that come from Russia or France or wherever that they sell in the groceries stores here and 100 times sweeter and yummier! The prices can change so you need to contact them and get on their email list that lists all products and prices. I usually pay 192 nis for FOUR kgs of berries. There are other fruits that are cheaper of course than blueberries and raspberries but I like what I like.
If for any reason they stop delivering, I’m moving back to Indiana. I’m kidding, but sort of not, so do not let these people go out of business!!
Again, they are amazingly nice people.
Support nice people, get healthy, and eat delicious things = win, win, win
INTERNATIONALLY AVAILABLE: The rest of these are for everybody, everywhere.
3. Terra Teva Superfood Cosmetics
I met Raia through Facebook. She’s a vegan from Greece, now living in Israel. She makes her own natural beauty products out of super foods like cacao, pomegranate, and sea buckthorn. She also has a raw vegan catering service and teaches workshops on beauty topics and vegan cooking. I think she might actually be a Goddess, like a “big G” Goddess. I’m not kidding. Check her out:
And you know I am going to say it, she is in fact, a nice, lovely person!
If you want to know how my skin looks so glowy and gorgeous all the time, well I don’t really know, but I do know that Raia’s Superfood serum has certainly ramped up the glow a few notches. The stuff is amazing! It is this silky, magical oil with all sorts of amazing ingredients, that sinks into your face and makes you feel a little goddess-like yourself. It smells incredible too.
Raia also sells some aphrodisiacs and intimate body butters which I may or may not have tried and enjoyed and which I’ll tell you about one day when my parents aren’t reading. Hi Mom and Dad!
Raia delivers all over the world and takes major credit cards and paypal. Delivery in Israel is 25nis and arrives within days beautifully packaged with lots of love and a few free samples. Now, this is not cheap stuff. These are handmade products made out of the most amazing and expensive superfood ingredients. But we are talking about your skin here and your health (and not putting petrochemicals on your skin!), and maybe even your sex life, so I call “Worth It!” just like I do with those berries.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/superfoodcosmetics.co.il
4. Definition Magazine
I have written for many magazines and websites over the years and can honestly say that Definition is the one I am the most proud of. Here’s the backstory: About 2 years ago, Christy Morgan (The Blissful Chef), started a Facebook group for vegan women weight lifters. I joined it, met the most amazing women, got inspired to do some incredible things with my body, and general “changed my life” stuff followed. Some of the ladies in the group decided to put all of their greatness and talents into an online magazine and Definition was born. The design of this magazine is top-notch. The articles are unique and incredibly helpful. I am given a free hand to write whatever I want with no restrictive editing that white-washes out my quirkiness and character. In the last issue, I wrote an article about using what you learned from 2014 to create an amazing 2015. I used the phrase “shitstorm of suck” and they kept it in. That made me forever grateful. Anyway, that article is seriously one of my proudest pieces of writing of all times, and you should get the magazine and read it. The next edition is due out on May 6th and will be all about Body Positivity.
The magazine is for active vegans/vegan curious in any sport, not just lifting. Last edition’s cover story was on Roller Derby! There is exercise advice, inspiration, recipes from some of the most creative chefs and food bloggers I know, transformation stories, vegan content, and even playlists to listen to while you’re working out!
Here’s the deal: Past isues of Definition are free to read online here: http://issuu.com/definitionforladies
But if you’d like to subscribe, for a mere $15/year (4 magazines), you get all the new editions to download and keep on your computer, plus a packet of exclusive digital freebies from our contributors, not to mention supporting our efforts to bring you our very best.
The link for subscribers is here: https://gumroad.com/l/zPOk
The Definition website is here: http://www.definitionforladies.com/
Facebook page (which I currently help out with) here: https://www.facebook.com/definitionforladies
I hope you liked my recommendations and will be able to give some business to these wonderful people!