News | Perfect Pairs

February 06, 2015

By Mike Cook | Local Houston Magazine  

What, not the pairing you expected? We imagine you were flipping through the pages in anticipation expecting to see some sort of alcohol beverage sitting next to some serious foodie indulgence. Well, time to alter your perception and ring cheers to good health! DEFINE Body & Mind, the health and wellness studio taking over the city, now offers a line of seasonal juices and granola to help support that well-rounded healthy lifestyle that we are sure made many of your new year's resolutions. DEFINE studios is partnering with local Houston companies Crushed Juicery andGray Gardens. Define's own Erin O'Leary Stewart has created perfectly blended whole foods products available as part of the DEFINE Foods program. 

So why does this pairing work for more than just working out? For starters it's February, so lighten the mood a little (wink) while also getting plenty of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant elements because, well, why not. FUEL, a sweet and zesty juice mix of beet, carrot, apple, lemon and ginger, mingles perfectly with STRENGTH, a granola with cacao, maca, blueberry and damn, that cacao tastes good with the blueberries! You may be, like we were, wondering what maca is? It's a root, and to quote chef Erin, "Maca, an Incan superfood...offers healthy energy, regulates stress and supports the adrenal glands, as well as sexual health and balancing hormones." That sounds spot on for a February pairing. Combine FUEL with STRENGTH, whose ingredients are high in iron and soothing inflammatory properties wich provide for optimal digestion, invigorate and promote vital energy, and purify the blood, and yeah, you have a pretty bad ass, not your run-of-the-mill pairing. So forget, at least for this month (or for many months to come), that blase' pair of alcohol and foodie indulgence because it's fair to say DEFINE foods has blown our mind. Yours is next.