Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sound Body: Half Marathon Training

We usually talk about foods and how they can improve your body and the planet. Today we are changing it up a bit. We want to get our bodies into amazing shape. A chunk of The Revolution Greens crew signed up for the ING Miami Half Marathon today. It is a half marathon that is becoming a favorite for runners throughout the world. Many come for the course as it is arguably one of the most beautiful around. We are all excited to run it. The only challenge, we are not even close to being ready to run 13.1 miles. Attached below is the training program we will be following. It is definitely going to happen! Are you in or are you out? Hope to see you on the course!

Half Marathon Training Program

Sign up for the race here ING MARATHON

Monday, September 28, 2009

Is biodynamic the new organic?

Wake up everyone it is another beautiful Monday. A perfect day to add another wrinkle of amazing knowledge into that brain of yours. While the Revolution Greens crew was scanning the world for interesting news this morning, over a superfood breakfast, we found an interesting article in the UK Telegraph. The article breaks down the art of Biodynamic Farming. It explains it in terms that even we can understand. A quick quote from the article: "Essentially, it's about working with nature, not against it, and making the most of the land with the minimum cost impact," says Sebastian Forbes. "It is a strategy for saving the world." Check out the rest of the article at the link below.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Fresh Fridays: Organic Recipe of the Week

Brought to you by popular demand, insert drumroll here, is Fresh Friday! Every Friday the Revolution Greens army will be bringing you a healthy and organic recipe for your dining pleasure. If you have any favorite recipes let us know and we will include them on the site for all to see. Not only will you be getting healthy, but the planet will be as well. Our First recipe is STUFFED ROASTED ORGANIC CHICKEN brought to you by our fiends at organicauthority.com. Enjoy!

Serves 3-4



1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped fine
1 pound zucchini or summer squash, grated
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup pine nuts
4 tablespoons soft butter
2-3 sprigs each of fresh marjoram, thyme and Italian parsley leaves chopped
1 egg
1 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


One 3 to 3 ½ pound chicken or larger
1 sprig each thyme, parsley and marjoram leaves, chopped
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


-Preheat oven to 400˚
-Grate zucchini and salt it. Drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes to remove water.
-Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a sauté pan and add onions and sauté for 30 seconds. Add garlic to pan and sweat onions with garlic until tender and translucent.
-Rinse the zucchini and squeeze dry. Heat another ounce of butter in a sauté pan and sweat zucchini in butter. Let cool.
-Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and salt and pepper to taste.
-Cut the backbone from the bird with kitchen shears. Lay and spread flat on a a wood cutting board (wood cutting boards are the safest to use with meat), skin side up. Using the back of the knife strike the breast bone firmly, breaking the breast bone, collar bone, wish bone and the rib cage. Gently loosen the skin with a pairing knife around the breast, legs and wings to prep for stuffing.
-Combine the herbs for the chicken in a small bowl and add the olive oil. Stir to combine.
-Place stuffing underneath the skin of the chicken. Rub herbed olive oil all over the skin of the bird. Salt and pepper bird to taste.
-Place chicken breast side up in a roasting or oven safe pan (like cast iron) and roast until internal temperature reaches 160˚, about an hour to an hour-and-a-half depending on the size of the chicken. Baste chicken as it browns.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cutting Edge Energy Drink: Efusjon

We think we found an energy drink we don't mind consuming. The Revolution Greens crew was at one of our favorite hotels on beautiful South Beach and the bartender showed us a drink he claimed was going to revolutionize the energy drink world. We have never been fans of energy drinks, with all the sugar and artificial ingredients, we felt like we were getting our systems polluted with junk. The bartender agreed with us, but said this energy drink is made of Acai and that he had some others made of mango and passion fruit. We bought the sales pitch and tried it. The Drink was Efusjon. Yes it is spelled correctly. Made from 100% all-natural ingredients and with no preservatives or additives Efusjon is the first of its kind. They have an energy drink that has antioxidant properties which help your body fight the free-radical toxins that we take in each day and another one that combats basic fatigue. Overall they taste way better than the other more well known drinks in this category. Now that we have you curious check out their website below and enjoy.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Om Garden Restaurant Review

The Revolution Greens team went out for a bite to eat at a new spot today. We hit up Om Garden in Downtown Miami. The food served at the restaurant is organic and vegan. A quick disclaimer no one our team is a vegan so dont click out of here yet. The place is a quaint with 14 seats and 7 spots at the bar. The kitchen is open so you can see you meal being prepared with all their quality ingredients. The menu has several options from sushi like rolls to pizza and has several smoothie offerings for all tastes. There is even a guilt free dessert menu. We each tried something different and we were all pleasantly surprised with our meals. Food tasted great and we felt great eating there. The restaurant is eco-friendly as well. It composts all of their fruit and vegetable scraps, uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper, provides their employees with eco-apparel made from 100% organic cotton, serves food in plastic-like containers made from 100% corn starch that decompose in landfills in only 50 days and uses eco-friendly cleaners to sanitize their store. They have several other green initiatives under way as well. If your interested in trying some great tasting healthy food, with a super friendly staff and helping the environment check out the website below. Cheers!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Scary Fast Food Restaurant News

In today's USA TODAY, there is an article detailing how the major fast food restaurants in the country are ramping up their campaigns on Premium Burgers. These burgers are bigger and the most expensive on the menu. The price comes in around$3.99 each. Even with the price hike people are gobbling up these burgers at a rapid pace. This is because they are seen as a good value by the customer. The Revolution Greens army needs your help in spreading the word on how these food items can impact your health negatively. Here is some basic information:

The McDonald's Angus Bacon & Cheese Burger has about 790 calories with 145 mg of cholesterol and 2,070 mg of sodium. That's almost as much sodium as the 2,400 mg limit that the federal government advises for a whole day of eating.

The Steakhouse XT Burger from Burger King weighs in at 970 calories, 135 mg of cholesterol and 1,930 mg of sodium.

"You should see flashing warning lights before you order this," warns Jo Ann Hattner, a nutritionist at Stanford University. "If you do order it, share it."

Share this info with you family's and friends. We know we all get loose at times and indulge in things that can effect our health adversely. We even have fun doing it in some cases. However, in this case, kids will be able to get these into their systems without proper knowledge and think they are doing something good for themselves. Spread the word and lets get healthy!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our First Restaurant Review: The Merry Piglets

Part of the Revolution Greens crew is on a road trip. We have left our Headquarters in beautiful downtown Miami, FL and journeyed out to the Wild West. We are out in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A beautiful spot for you nature lovers out there. While in town looking for a spot to eat we came across this funky looking place called- The Merry Piglets. We walked in and were blown away. Its a fun spot with great food, but most importantly they serve eco-friendly food. Here are some of their House Rules-

-Everything is cooked to order(prevents waste)
-All of our meats & chicken are pasture raised, never given
antibiotics & have no added growth hormones
-All of our fish is wild!
-We cook with 100% non-hydrogenated oils,
recognized as the healthiest available

Not only do they serve food that is good for you, but they are also committed to protecting the environment. How you might ask? Well in the little boys room they are using sloan waterfree urinals. That saves 40,000 gallons of fresh water per year! Not sure about the young ladies room. We stayed out of there! Way to go Merry Piglets cant wait to come back.

Click on their website to see the rest of their house rules here- merrypiglets.com

Now that we got our first restaurant review under our belt we think we might do some more of these!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Who Owns Your Favorite Organic Companies

The market for Organic food has hit the big time. What makes that a bit scary for us is that the giant food corporations out there know this and want a piece of the action. Some of our favorite quality brands that were started in peoples homes, have been gobbled up by large multinational corporations. We Revolutionaries believe in staying positive. We hope this is a sign that the corporations will begin to be greener and provide healthier dining options to the people of the world. The website below shows what corporations now own the previously independent organic companies. Check it out and let us know what you think. Is this good or bad?


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Great Organic Pet Food

We love our pets. They are a huge part of our family. We want them to be as healthy as we are. For us humans a great diet of natural, organic and locally grown food is essential to living a long healthy life. We believe the same idea is true for our pets, too. We went on a search and found some of the best options for our buddies. Naturapet.com is a great place to find an array of different food options for your pets. The site has a quick video on their operation and philosophy. Get your pet some great food and they will thank you with some great cuddling.


Friday, September 11, 2009

The Power of Yerba Mate

The Revolution Greens army has been searching for the most powerful superfoods. Our search has turned up another one, Yerba Mate. The Guarani peoples of South America were the first people to harvest and drink yerba mate. They considered the yerba tree a gift of the gods. Its because of all the health benefits. Here they are:

-a good detoxifier
-produces deeper sleep
-boosts the immune system
-relieves allergies
-increases energy
-possibly reduces the risk of diabetes and hypoglycemia
-relaxes muscles
-burns more calories
-increases mental focus
-improves mood
-increases the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the heart during exercise
-decreases hunger cravings
-possible prevention of some cancers
-possible reduction of heart attack and stroke
-beneficial to the digestive tract

The taste is like a cross between green tea and coffee. It can be sweetened with sugar or honey. Pick up some and enjoy as a tea or a powder added to your favorite drink.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Goji Berry Benefits

Wow! After putting up the post on Acai we got pummeled with email telling us to talk about the superfood known as Goji. Ok Goji lovers you are almost convincing us that Gojis trumps Acai as the most potent superfood out there. Here is a quick rundown on Goji. According to clinical studies and research, goji berries just might be the most nutritious food on the planet, as well as being the numero uno(#1 for you english speakers) super food. Goji berries have one of the highest antioxidant ratings, far more vitamin C than oranges, many times more nutritional iron than spinach, more amino acids than bee pollen, more beta carotene than carrots, cancer-fighting selenium and germanium, a unique polysaccharide found in no other food source known for its potential ability to increase HGH (human growth hormone) production, and being a dramatic immune system booster as well. Simply said it is a big time berry. It is found on a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hopes of living longer. Cant hurt, why not try it? Cheers!

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Benefits and Power of Acai

Can you pronounce the name of the berry that is taking the USA by storm. Acai, pronounced ah-sah-EE, is a superfood from the Amazon jungle. We love this stuff. It pumps us fool of great nutrients and doesn't slow us down by having a full stomach. The list of benefits of adding this magic berry to your diet is growing, but here are some the most well known:.

1.Acai’s high Protein levels, which are actually higher than the protein in an Egg, make it an ideal food source for protein in your diet. Usually protein comes with high levels of cholesterol, so simply replacing your morning Egg or Ham with equal weights of fresh Acai pulp is a very effective way to lower your cholesterol and still get enough protein.

2. Acai’s Antioxidant spectrum includes more different Types of Antioxidents than any other known food source. Let’s face it, no single antioxident will allow you to live forever. The hope is now that a regular intake of ALL antioxident types will give your body the best chance to slow or even stop the ageing process. If there is any food likely to prevent serious illness like Cancer, the Acai’s vast antioxidant spectrum is like a big, bright, purple beacon.

3. Specifically, Acai’s Anthocyanins (30 times the amount found in red grapes) are the most efficent way to ingest anthocyanins known to date. If you believe that the French Paradox is caused by Anthocyanins, as most nutritional scientists do, then this is a very important acai benefit to consider.

4. Acai’s mineral Spectrum is also as complete if not more complete than any other single food source. It is probably true that you can’t survive your entire lifetime on any one food source, but Acai comes the closest with traces of every beneficial mineral known to mankind.

We get our boost of Acai with the best organic product out there. We drink Sambazon Check out there story below. Buy it at www.sambazon.com

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Benefits of Wheat Grass: It Packs a Major Punch

The Revolution Greens army is feeling better than ever! We think we might have found the real fountain of youth. Ponce De Leon was looking for the wrong thing. If he would have known a couple hundred years ago about the amazing benefits of wheat grass his search would have been over. The truth is wheat grass is one of the most powerful super foods out there. Yet for some reason it is still not mainstream. Since we've been using wheatgrass we've noticed our energy levels are sky high and our overall health has improved dramatically. Here is a quick rundown on the benefits:

-Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium

-It contains the essential enzymes: Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a powerful anti oxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat splitting enzyme), Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging)

-Just one teaspoon of Wheat Grass powder, weighing a mere 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing a full 50 grams - it packs a punch!

-Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots!

-Wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation the body you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise
It also contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Once we all found out about the benefits we made sure wheatgrass became a regular part of our diet. We sure are happy we did. Good news is if you dont want to go to all the way to the store and get it you can grow and make it yourself. However you do it, just make sure to pump it into your diet and you will thank us later.