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EH Review: ZÜPA NOMA superfood soups

Amanda VinciComment
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ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood soup drink every spoon should have in their fridge. It's a magical blend of organic veggies that provides you all the nutrients you'd get in a meal, in one ready to go bottle. When I heard about ZÜPA I seriously couldn't wait to try it. I'm honestly so sick of drinking the same green juices, knowing they are full of sugar. These superfood soups come in a variety of delicious flavors, so you're bound to find a favorite!

ZÜPA NOMA uses the highest quality farm fresh ingredients, and are WHOLE 30 approved! Organic Carrot Coconut Lime is my favorite, probably because it's the healthiest way to quench my craving of Indian food during lunch.

It's so much effort to juice or prep food for the week, I haven't done it in so long. I'm usually exhausted after work and on a Sunday I try to catch up on cleaning, the last thing I want to do is make another mess. Having these soup bottles in my fridge came as a relief Monday morning. I took one into work each day and knew I had something healthy to sip on at the office.

Not only are ZÜPA NOMA soups USDA Organic, WHOLE 30 and farm fresh — they're lil sis approved! My semi-spoonie sis Alexa is highly allergic to dairy, and was so excited to learn that the soups are vegan and gluten free too. I talked her into being my soup model and helping me shoot these pics all on her 15th birthday, so a big thanks to Lil Lexi... free soup for you!

If you're looking for an easy way to add more healthy veggies into your diet, ZÜPA NOMA is the superfood solution for you. You get free shipping on an order of 6 bottles, or you can subscribe for a regular order to save even more. Boosting your metabolism, encouraging gut health, assisting your body's natural detoxification and helping you feel full are all benefits packed into these ready-to-sip bottles. I loved how I felt after having one, probably because I gave my digestive system a break from processing complex foods. Go on and visit drinkzupa.com and join the #SOUPSQUAD!

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Getting out on good days

health, pain, exploring, trends, art and design, foodAmanda VinciComment

I've been riding the chronic pain coaster for a couple of months now, one week of feeling great followed by another of swollen muscles and stiff joints. During an especially bad night a few weeks ago I made a promise to myself, a promise to  have to take advantage of my good days. Make the most of them, go out there and get inspired.

I work in and live right outside of the greatest city in the world (my opinion, of course). But the last thing I usually want to do during down time is get pushed around on the subways and walk down long city blocks. But I've been keeping my promise to myself, pushing myself to get our there and explore what NYC has to offer.

Here's some of what I've discovered:

Pietro Nolita is a perfectly millennial pink instagramable hot spot just north of Little Italy. It's owner, Pietro, designed this 25-seater restaurant to reflect the warmth and happiness of his home country (and family's) – Italy. The food is quite authentically Italian, and I loved my al dente Cacio e Pepe. Everything is as the napkin suggests, "pink as fuck"... including the drinks, some of the food, and the adorable bathroom. 

Which seat would you take? I'm amazed by the skeleton stools and there was no shortage of inspiration at Collective Design Fair that took place May 3-7 during NYCxDesign. Unfortunately I didn't keep track of the names of these pieces or the artists they're by, but here are some of my favorites from the collection!

WE WILL NO LONGER BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD. Yes indeed. Love everything about this.

The piece above by Zachari Logan especially spoke to me about struggles with chronic illness and body acceptance. I related it to my recent realization that my body and mind connecting is what makes me feel whole.

I have a list of over 1,000 restaurants I want to try. Not exaggerating. And The Lucky Bee has been at the top of my list for a while now. Yet another posh and adorable restaurant, this one serves a Thai inspired cuisine and delicious drinks. I was a little disappointed with my meal (not much on the menu for veggies) but my friends really enjoyed theirs. Go for the drinks and a snack, service was slow slow slow though.

I visited Gallow Green for my second time this week, thanks to the good people at Facebook hosting my work team for drinks and snacks. I absolutely love this rooftop bar and restaurant that's located on top of the McKittrick Hotel, home of the famously creative show Sleep No More. The drinks and food here are pricey but unbelievably good.

My summer goals are officially set: eat healthy (except when at a great restaurant) drink only a little (except for brunches!) and explore a lot (except for bad pain days... and work. Still have to go to work). Hooray for getting out on good days!