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Experience the Flavors of Fall with Spiced Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes by Green Bar & Kitchen

October 25, 2016

Although the Non-Dairy Fairy and head baker at Green Bar & Kitchen may not be breaking out her boots and scarf anytime soon, Mikaela Barnes is baking up the most delectable treats to bring guests and home chefs alike the Flavors of the Fall in one scrumptious treat: her one-of-a-kind Spiced Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes. Spiced Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes Recipie Spice Cupcakes 2 cups nondairy milk 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 1/2 cups AP flour 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cups canola or vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar 2 teaspoons... Keep Reading →

Eating Seasonally Is Better for You!

October 12, 2016

Many health experts agree that eating seasonally is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy diet and get the most nutrients out of the fruits and veggies that you eat. So, how do you know what’s “in season?” A quick stroll through your local produce section or farmer’s market will quickly show you what’s readily available, not only by the prices (they are lower when something’s in season), but also by the look and feel of the item. For example, have you ever noticed that berries become very expensive towards the end of Fall, but prices drop and... Keep Reading →

Switching to a Plant Based Diet (For Beginners)

September 15, 2016

Maybe you’re a fan of Meatless Mondays, or enjoy a plant-powered meal from Green Bar now and then, but when you’re really ready to take the plunge, what’s the easiest way to make the switch to a plant-based diet? Michael Pollan was famously quoted saying, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” and we couldn’t agree more! Follow these tips to ease on over to the meatless way of life. First, know before you go. What exactly is a whole-food, plant-based diet? According to our friends at ForksOverKnives.com, “a whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined... Keep Reading →

Plant Power Your Life

August 22, 2016

As you already know, we’re all about the plant-based lifestyle here at GBK, but in case you wanted more information about choosing a plant-based diet and what the actual benefits are, we’ve compiled the Top 5 Benefits of considering a plant-based diet. Heart Health Cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States (that’s 1 in 4 deaths attributed to heart disease!), so it’s no surprise that people are finally paying attention to foods that can improve their heart health. According to U.S. News, “people who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and veggies... Keep Reading →

Food Brings People to the Table

August 17, 2016

  At Green Bar, one of our favorite ingredients to add to every meal is a little love, and we love connecting with our customers through our food. Cesar Chavez was famously quoted saying, “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.” So what is it about food that really brings people together? Here are some reasons why sharing a meal is about way more than just chowing down. Food reinforces culture and tradition. Whether it’s your great grandmother’s recipe for veggie... Keep Reading →

MIGHTY HEALTHY

April 2, 2015

MIGHTY HEALTHY “… To get healthier …” The environmental and equality issues associated with a meat-based diet are secondary to the health-risks of individuals everywhere. While a cleaner environment certainly benefits the health of humans, the actual diet of the individual has immeasurable benefits. A 2015 study from U.S. Health provides new insight into the preventable procedures available to assist in eliminating disease prior to being afflicted.   “Bioactive compounds in plant-based foods interact with cells, enzymes, hormones and DNA which affects gene expression and cell changes — the interaction helps to greatly reduce chronic disease.” – Collective-Evolution.com   A... Keep Reading →

INHERENT EQUALITY

March 23, 2015

INHERENT EQUALITY “… To save an animal …”   The numbers are hard to stomach: Vegetarian Research Group revealed approximately 7.5 million United States citizens currently partake in an animal product-free diet. PETA announced an annual of 27 billion animals being slaughtered for food. A single human, converted to a vegetarian diet, can save over 100 animals annually. Farmed animals consume over seventy percent of several major grains needed for their consumption; one third of all raw materials and U.S. fossil fuels.   The numbers and facts don’t stop there; a quantifiable amount of detrimental information is available for all... Keep Reading →

A HEALTHY WORKING ENVIRONMENT

March 17, 2015

A HEALTHY WORKING ENVIRONMENT “Whether you’re here to help the environment …”   Choosing an organic, plant-based diet goes beyond simply avoiding unnecessary toxins and animal byproducts. As a larger section of the world population consciously chooses health over convenience, the residual effects on the environment continue to be exponentially experienced.   Green Bar & Kitchen insists on patronizing locally-sourced farms and vendors whenever possible; both to ensure the freshest products possible while also eliminating the petroleum and toxins associated with cross-country product delivery. Simply put: supporting local business eliminates a heavy carbon footprint while simultaneously growing local economy and... Keep Reading →

2nd Plant-Based Restaurant Now Open!!

February 24, 2015

A star was born during February 2012. With a flagship location on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Green Bar & Kitchen has quickly become South Florida’s premier organic health-conscious eatery. Serving distinguished organic, plant based and gluten-free products of the highest integrity, GBK insists on working with local vendors whenever possible. With an eco-friendly outlook, GBK has experienced a tremendous growth in just two short years, relying almost exclusively on word-of-mouth business and repeat guests. By accentuating the eatery with a supreme focus on service, Green Bar & Kitchen celebrated both a two-year anniversary of establishment as well as... Keep Reading →

Turtle Power for James Edwards

June 16, 2014

On June 20th, between 11am and 9pm we will donate 10% of all sales towards the medical bills for James Edwards. We will be serving pizza in honor of James – Ninja Turtles only eat pizza 🙂 On Friday, May 30th, 2014 James Edwards experienced a near drowning accident. He was quickly rescued from the pool and given CPR until the arrival of paramedics. James is currently being cared for at the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital by an outstanding medical team. You can follow James’ ninja updates on the Facebook page “Turtle Power for James Edwards”. The continued prayers, positive and... Keep Reading →

Heart of Green

June 16, 2014

Introducing our give-back campaign. Green means: life, growth, and compassion. We started Green Bar & Kitchen to make a difference in peoples lives with a heart to give back to our community. A heart of compassion, a heart of life and a heart of green. Stay tuned for details.

Plant-based Culinary Classes

October 16, 2013

After taking this series, you’ll be a plant-based culinary pro! Learn how to make yummy salads, easy raw foods, dips, desserts, and detox your body-deliciously!  Lots of variety with cuisine from all over the world! Mexico, Italy, Greece, and more. Gathered around our community table, you will learn how to prepare three nutritious and delicious recipes and then enjoy tasting all of them.  Recipes will be provided so you can be a super plant-based star in your own kitchen!

Why We Started

February 19, 2013

Four years ago I tragically lost my Mom, just three years after losing my Dad. Living in New York City at age 33, I was suddenly orphaned, became depressed and allowed myself to be caught up in the grind of corporate America. I  kept putting my health, nutrition and spirituality on the back burner. My high-powered job with Equinox fitness clubs was to help  people get healthier but I was living the unhealthiest lifestyle. I knew I couldn’t continue on this path and decided to begin to restore my life and make better choices. The first step was to renew my... Keep Reading →

Good for the Mind, Body and Soul

February 3, 2013

Why a little bit (or a lot) of GBK is good for the body, the mind and the soul. At GBK, we believe that the body is a temple. For us, that means putting the finest of ingredients into our bodies. We believe in selecting natural local ingredients that are free from gluten, additives and hormones and bursting with vitamins, minerals and flavor. We believe in feeding our bodies the most nourishing and satisfying foods on the planet. From superfoods like maca and spirulina to grounding flavors like garlic and quinoa, our plant-based kitchen will supply your body what it... Keep Reading →

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