Sometimes the seed is mightier than the smoothie. What seeds do you add to smoothies to give them a boost?
“The Tribest Personal Blender is my favorite kitchen appliance,” says Sharyn Wynters, naturopath, author, and co-founder of the recently-opened 118 Degrees restaurant in Los Angeles. “It’s the one appliance I use several times a day because it is so versatile. I start my day with a smoothie or green drink made in the Personal Blender; then I use it to grind nuts, to make a soup or salad dressing! One of the nicest things about the Personal Blender is that when I have friends over, we can all make our own individual smoothies – in our own cups! You can’t do that with a regular blender... and you can’t store things in the same containers you make them in like you can with the Personal Blender. I highly recommend this machine for new mothers as well, it can make baby food from fresh whole foods in seconds!”
Sharyn talks about her Personal Blender as though it were her best friend. “It IS my best friend,” she laughs. “I take it with me everywhere I go. It’s the first thing I put in my travel bag when I pack and the first thing out when I arrive. I’m very dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and the Personal Blender makes it so easy. It’s actually the one thing I recommend to all my new clients. Anyone who is willing to make a commitment to their health, needs a Personal Blender to get started.”
Sharyn gets really excited when she talks about health and nutrition. As a naturopath with over 30 years experience, she has seen the difference between those who follow a healthy diet and those who don’t. Her personal lifestyle is based on raw, whole-food nutrition and a toxin-free living environment. But it wasn’t always that way. She explains:
“More people are talking about a vegetarian, raw food lifestyle—and for good reason. There are many reasons to incorporate more raw, vegetarian foods in your diet, everything from weight loss to improved health, emotional balance, and a deeper connection with the natural/spiritual aspects of life. I experienced each of these benefits as I shifted to a mostly raw, vegetarian diet years ago. It was a part of a larger transition that helped me walk away from degenerative disease when the medical profession told me it would be impossible. Changing my lifestyle turned my health around and it changed my whole life. It’s the reason I became a naturopath. I was living the “Tribest Lifestyle” before Tribest coined the term,” smiles Sharyn.
Another part of Sharyn’s transition years ago, was the elimination of toxins from her living environment. That too, supported her return to health and inspired her recent book, The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life from Dangerous Toxins. The book (available in the books section of the Tribest catalogue) is a powerful reference guide for anyone who wants to understand how to limit their exposure to thousands of toxins in our modern world. It is an eye-opener to the hidden toxins in everything from food and personal care products, to electronic devices, clothing, and even toxic emotions. After teaching these important aspects of living a toxin-free lifestyle, it goes on to provide practical solutions that anyone can use to begin making active changes in their life!
“When I began my personal recovery over 30 years ago, I threw out nearly everything in my cupboards. I threw out processed food and I also threw out most of my personal care products because I found out they contained toxins that were being absorbed through my skin. As I continued to learn more, I discovered that toxins were everywhere. I wrote The Pure Cure to make it easy for people to understand the problems and to help them find clean, sustainable options. The book has been very well received in the health-minded community.”
Sharyn is as versatile as she says the Personal Blender is. Her life has given her many opportunities to manifest her dreams. Her latest dream come true occurred in January of 2016 with the opening of 118 Degrees in Los Angeles, a 100% plant-based restaurant where everything is made from scratch and prepared with the finest organic, non-GMO ingredients—without dairy, gluten, soy or animal products. Sharyn is co-founder and co-owner.
“I’ve always wanted to be involved in things that would make a difference,” says Sharyn. “When I was given a second chance years ago, I dedicated myself to enriching the lives of others. Sharing my lifestyle has brought me a great deal of joy. Now with the opening of 118 Degrees I have a chance to share on a much larger scale.”
Sharyn partnered with world famous raw food chef, Jenny Ross in her recent 118 Degrees adventure. Together, they have created a beautiful space in Tarzana, CA for people to experience exquisite raw food and community. The atmosphere is open, vibrant and down to earth. Just being there might change your life, one healthful bite a a time! Sharyn hopes so! 118 Degrees Tarzana also offers meal plans that can be combined with her favorite selection of smoothies to support anyone in taking powerful steps towards a healthier life. She invites the Tribest community to enjoy the following smoothie recipes which are easy to make in the Personal Blender. They are some of her personal favorites and also on the menu at 118 Degrees. The perfect meal in a cup enjoy them for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
For more information on Sharyn and her work, visit: www.wyntersway.com
For information on 118 Degrees visit: www.118degrees.com
Sharyn's Chocolate Chia Pudding
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/3 cup raw cacao
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
Blend all ingredients adding chia seeds last; top with goji berries
- 12 oz. fresh orange juice
- 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. maca root powder
Blend together and garnish with your favorite berry puree and chia seeds
- 4 oz. mylk* (we use walnut mylk at 118 Degrees)
- 1 banana
- 2 tsp. raw cacao
- 1 large dash cinnamon
- 3 seconds coconut nectar (right from the bottle)
- 1 tsp. mana root
- 1 tsp. super greens
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 cup ice
Blend ingredients and garnish with swirled chocolate sauce
Super Greens Smoothie
- 4 oz. coconut water
- 1 banana
- 1/2 mango
- 2 kale leaves (stem removed)
- 1 tsp. supergreens powder of your choice
- 1 cup ice
Blend ingredients and garnish with goji berries
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 4 cups water
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Blend for 1 minute; pour through cloth and squeeze
*The word mylk refers to nut or seed mylks. Hemp and almond mylk are best made fresh.
Same as above but soak almonds 12 hours and rinse
118 Degrees offers all the super foods used in these smoothies for sale in store! Get blending today!
118 Degrees Tarzana at the Village Walk:
18636 Ventura Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91653
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