Located in a small and quiet Brooklyn neighborhood two blocks away from Church Avenue, near the F and G subway, Thai Farm Kitchen brings authentic from organic farm to table Thai food with a warm energy and a picturesque setting. As I arrived into a packed restaurant on a Monday evening, I was quickly seated right away by the courteous staff and friendly owner Jess.
The beautiful decor immediately makes you feel comfortable and unwind in a cozy zen environment with good vibes and most importantly good food. The hand picked decor is all imported from Thailand. To begin with, I started with the “Yum Ma Maung” mango papaya salad, the perfect summer salad and just the right combination of sweetness, acidity, and texture from the red onion, mango, and peanuts served in a mortar. You can taste how fresh the ingredients are and the herbs are imported from Thailand.
Moving on to the next two dishes, my boyfriend had the “Pad Krapow” with basil chicken and seasoned with imported herbs from Thailand including basil, chili, and served with organic bell peppers and an egg. It’s beautiful plated in two three little portions to get a taste of each of the individual flavors that linger in your mouth. I had the Vegan Green Curry that complimented the creaminess of the coconut with seasoned vegetables. It’s not always easy dining or cooking with my vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, but Thai Farm Kitchen offers both options that are full of flavor and served in unique plates and gold plated utensils.
Don’t forget to step in during the lunch hours from 11:30am-4pm for only $12.95 which includes an appetizer, soup, entree, and dessert of the day. Served in a three decker containers for a beautiful presentation with gold utensils. Owner Jesse says, “It’s like a big family in a small home.” A humble, warm energy, and he regularly greets customers and checks in on them. Thai Farm Kitchen is a restaurant that is here to stay in Kensington, Brooklyn, it’s a golden find in the heart of a small neighborhood.
Sho Nutrition makes two different products one for Digestive and Immunity Health and another for Energy Metabolism, and in case you didn't know SHO stands for simple, healthy, and organized. As a blogger, college student, and a full time employee, Christa Alexis has a busy lifestyle, which calls for SHO supplements, a convenient way to keep track of where she left off with a track dispenser, and effortlessly fits into her daily health routine. In the morning, she eats a light nutritious breakfast either avocado toast or whole grain cereal with almond milk, and takes her vegan supplements in the beginning of the day. She usually takes 1 of each in the morning and then takes the 2 dose later in the day before the gym or after lunch to spread out her energy.
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The Digestive and Immune Health contains a plant based L. Casei K-1 probiotic with flaxseed, olive oil, spirulina to health with intestinal health and immunity. Christa Alexis loves this product because it's great for traveling and gives her a boost to help her with digestion for those "unhealthy" days. All of these ingredients help with her beauty and skin care routine. She eats a lot of olives and makes homemade olive oil based salad dressing to help keep her youthful skin and give an extra glow. SHO gives her the essential ingredients for her to stay healthy and positive.
Energy Metabolism - Christa Alexis would often spend more time trying to separate her B vitamins, but now she can easily take B12, B6, and B9 all in one easy Spheri-Gel capsule. With working, going to college, and running a blog, she often finds herself in the "afternoon slump" or days where she isn't motivated to go to the gym. Christa Alexis takes one vegan supplement before hitting up the gym to give her that little extra boost. It helps her to stay focused and to get more tasks done without those caffeine jitters. She finds herself able to focus more and to find time for exercising, school work, organizing and cleaning, and maintaining a social life.
Both products are super easy to keep track of with an easy turnable dispenser with days of the week for a busy person. Don't worry about those rough vitamins that you need to cut up, these are spheri-gels that are easy to swallow. Christa Alexis is a health food blogger.
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Tropic Twister, a naturally sweet blend of mangoes, strawberries, and banana with a slight creaminess to get a taste of the warmer weather. 🍊🍏🍍🍓It's so good you'll be dreaming of summer. But what are the health benefits of all these fruits?
According to various studies, strawberries and most other berries are high in antioxidants, which helps to improve your skins elasticity and the signs of aging. Strawberries also contain Vitamin C and folic acid, and are high in phytochemicals; this helps to contribute to their natural color. If you're having digestion issues, leave the stems on.
Well then, we have the mangoes, which are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and fiber. All of these essential vitamins help to maintain a healthy complexion, increase your energy, and reduce weight gain.
Bananas pair well with almost any smoothie. They have a high sugar content, but it's naturally occurring so no need to worry. They are high in potassium, electrolytes, and help you feel full for an extended period of time.
Coconut Milk has a creamy texture and pairs well with strawberries, bananas, and mangoes.
lower cholestrol, improve blood pressure, Vegan free of nuts, soy, and easy to process with a plant based lifestyle. Shredded Coconut is packed with protein, fiber, iron, and zinc. Fruits are naturally sweet, but if you need a little extra sweetness agave is the perfect alternative.
Eat the rainbow. You get a taste of all the colors in one smoothie. Go get Twisted!
Coconut Milk, Mangoes, Strawberries, Fresh Banana, Agave, Shredded Coconut on top
Available in 16 oz and 20 oz.
If you're looking for the perfect summer smoothie, Christa Alexis creates Tropic Twister a blend of mangoes, strawberries, a banana with a creaminess and natural sweetness. It's light and the perfect pick-me-up- drink. You can easily take out the banana or eliminate the agave sweetener. No pressure. Each smoothie can be made to your preference!
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"The Banger" Smoothie is the perfect pre or post workout drink since it's high in protein and contains electrolytes to help your body replenish any water loss from sweating. Did you know bananas are high in potassium, magnesium, and electrolytes? "The Banger" is a lightly sweetened beverage with essential vitamins including vitamin E, vitamin D, and folic acid. It works together to strengthen and tone your body and who needs meat when cacao has just as much iron as beef does. Well, there you go. You have all your vitamins, protein, and iron all in one smoothie. Sunday's have never felt better. Check back for the next Sunday Smoothie creation!
Almond Milk, Almond Butter, Banana, Cacao Nibs or Cacao Powder, Plant Protein
Available in 16 oz and 20 oz.
Whether you're looking for a pre or post workout smoothie, a skin detox, or to get rid of that unwanted belly fat. Each week Christa Alexis will collaborate with Playa Bowls to create her own speciality smoothie. If you don't like almond milk, cacao nibs, spinach, just tell them at the register and they can easily swap it out!
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Reset Your Body with an End-of-Summer Detox.
As summertime comes to an end, you can detox to your fullest potential. Smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and healthy alternatives help you to maintain longevity and to feel better both inside and out. For vegetarians and vegans, you can never forget to get your protein found in tofu, beans, peas, hummus, quinoa, nuts, seed, falafel, tempeh, seitan, and other healthy toppings. I love finding new ways to make an old food new again. Juicing can also help your body to restart again and recharge, releasing any old toxins. Since we’re all humans and have enjoyed that a chocolate bar or a bag of chips here and there, let’s get juicing!
Roll out the dough, turn on the oven, and make yourself a guilt-free, hot vegan pretzel.
Whether you’re going to a summer barbecue, a baseball game, or on a weekend getaway, you know you’re going to need a snack, which is why we’ve created a list of the six best vegan pretzel recipes on the internet. But we didn’t stop there, as we’ve also included a plethora of dipping options ranging from spicy mustard, vegan ranch, and a sweet glaze. So bite into a jalapeño, cheese, cinnamon, or garlic and herb pretzel, but whatever you do, don’t get yourself twisted.
Many people have mixed understanding of detox diets. People think they have to literally starve themselves, cut out the carbs, or only drink lemon water. The reality is the body is always removing toxins with a number of bodily systems. When you undertake a detox it doesn't have to be dramatic. It can range from an overall lifestyle change to simply giving the body a break from the exposures of environmental and dietary toxins.
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