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manic monday

Just another Manic Monday!

I wanted to start Monday off on the right foot today, so I opened up my Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie that I picked up at Organic Avenue in the city.

The smoothie contained some delicious and healthy ingredients.

The smoothie was really good and I just love the fun glass bottles they come in.

Along with my smoothie, I toasted up 2 slices of Cinnamon Date Manna Bread that the company sent me to review (full post at a later date).

Spread thinly with Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter, this breakfast was awesome!

Manna Bread is so doughy and cake-like, I personally love it!  I could really taste the cinnamon in this flavor.

For lunch, I feasted on a salad that I brought home from NYC.  I stopped at Bonobos, a Vegetarian restaurant, before leaving yesterday to pick something up.

I picked up the Nori Rolls which are a mix of nuts and veggies rolled in Nori and a side salad with agave mustard viniagrette.

They were pretty good, but not awesome!  I also had a chocolate yogurt, which was awesome!

Mid-afternoon, I snacked on a Maple Pecan Boomi Bar.

This was by far my favorite flavor and I think it was because of the maple.  I love maple syrup! 🙂

Dinner was made for us by the wonderful Emily & Shawn!

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter from 101cookbooks

The pasta was delicious!  The spices, herbs and pinenuts were awesome.

Chopped Veggie Salad

A super delicious salad with tomato, cucumber, pepper, red onion, avocado and more!

Thanks for a delicous dinner, guys!

walking food tour of nyc

I love visiting New York City with all of it’s juice bar’s and vegetarian restaurants!  It is so different from Boston, which has nothing!!

We didn’t have much on the agenda yesterday, so I took Brant on another ‘walking tour’ of my favorite places to pick up some souvenirs to take home.  It was HOT!!  But, still very enjoyable.

First stop, the Union Square Farmer’s Market!  The fresh produce was calling my name, but I held off for our CSA.  I took some photos, though.

We did grab a container of blackberries to eat on our walk with our bagels and they were delicious!

How cute is this coffee shop on wheels?! 

NYC Love Street Coffee.  Brant picked up some iced coffee.

At this point we were dying of heat, so we hailed a taxi to take us to our next stop – Organic Avenue.  I have been wanting to visit the store, but hadn’t had a chance on my last few trips to the city.  I am glad we had time today!

Organic Avenue sells juices, smoothies, raw foods, supplements, etc.  They also offer juice and raw food cleanses, and even deliver it to your door!

Their juices come in these great glass bottles (which you can return for a refund), but I wanted to take a few home with me, so I picked out some juices to buy – Coconut Mylk, Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie and Veggie Love.  I will let you know how they are once I try them!

We were ready for lunch after this stop, so we walked back to Union Square, stopping at Liquiteria for a Peaches-N-Dream Smoothie on the way.

The smoothie was made up of peaches, strawberries, bananas, apple cider, cinnamon, aloe vera and energy memory.  It tasted great.

We went to Dogmatic for lunch.  It is a fun ‘fancy sausage’ take-out place.  They cook their rolls on a fancy machine that leaves a hole in the middle.  They pour in a sauce of your choice and fill it with a sausage of your choice.

All of their food is free from hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and artificial flavors.  I chose the asparagus with sun-dried tomato & feta sauce with a side salad.

Isn’t this a neat concept?  And, it tasted great too.

After a quick stop at One Lucky Duck for a raw Moonpie and Mallomar to take home, we were on our way to dinner at Otto Pizzeria.

Otto’s was opened by Mario Batali and is apparently modeled to look like an Italian train station.  And, they are a Certified Green Restaurant!

We started with some Antipasti – Poached Figs, Broccoli Rabe, Summer Squash, Green Beans.  They were all great, but I especially liked the green beans and the fig!

For my entree, I ordered the Swiss Chard & Goat Cheese Pizza – so garlicky, but so good!

The pizza was spread thinly with goat cheese and then topped with swiss chard stems and leaves.

It was a delicious meal and I left feeling stuffed and ready to make our way to Citifield for the Dave Matthews Concert!