Thursday, December 11, 2008

Penni For Your Thoughts.....

Reprinted from Tulsa World

"Penni Shelton enjoys a lemon burst smoothie at Big Al’s Healthy Foods at 3303 E. 15th St." photo by SHERRY BROWN/ Tulsa World

Ask a local: Raw food guru drinks in the locale

By MATT GLEASON World Scene Writer
Published: 12/11/2008 2:32 AM

Penni Shelton, local raw food guru, writes her blog at She shared a handful of her favorite places to grab a drink — the healthy kind.

1. Big Al's Healthy Foods, 3303 E. 15th St.

The Stress Relief: A fresh, organic juice with a base of carrot with additional veggies. Chock full of antioxidants. Fresh fruits and veggies, especially in their juiced form, alkalizes the body's pH balance, which promotes a sense of calm and well-being in many people.

The Lemon Burst: This healthy smoothie puts a spring in your step. With a combination of vitamin C in the lemons and the allergy-fighting properties of local honey, this refreshing drink can help keep seasonal allergies and colds at bay.

2. Akin's Natural Foods Market, 7807 E. 51st St.

Penni's Happy Bunny: Carrot, apple, lemon and ginger make for a jazzy carrot juice that's like nothing you've ever tried. Power-packed with flavor and nutrition.

3. Whole Foods Market, 1401 E. 41st St.

For some, drinking a green-based juice is an acquired taste. However, it's the best way to absorb mega amounts of nutrient-dense goodness. Adding lemon or lime juice makes any green juice much more palatable.

Basic Green: Big handfuls of spinach, parsley, three stalks of celery, apple and lemon juice.

Penni's Power Up Green Smoothie: A combination of spinach, banana,
strawberries, orange juice and spirulina powder. Even though this smoothie is green in color, you'll never taste the green factor because of the sweetness of the fruit.

By MATT GLEASON World Scene Writer

Big props to Matt Gleason and Natalie Mikles of the Tulsa World.....thank you for believing in me and for your willingness and continued support in my efforts to take the message of healthy living to the masses!! You guys rock! Oh, and Mark're pretty darn special too!!!
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