I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.
So I missed my train from Birmingham, MI to Chicago by 4minutes today. After my initial freak out, I decided to make the most of my personal disaster by checking out the local Birmingham nutritional businesses. Birmingham is a charming little town outside of Detroit with lots of shops, boutiques and such. I found a local farmer's market, a bistro that supports local purveyors who encourage a growing trend toward healthier and environmentally responsible living by practicing sustainable, all natural, and/or organic farming practices (deep breath) and a cool smoothie place called Beyond Juice. I picked up a lovely Sunrise smoothie (Strawberries, banana, papaya nectar, orange juice, honey vanilla, an deionized ice). In addition to this plethora of fruits, I added a Regulator (Psyllium, flax seed, licorice root, apple pectin, and vitamins) and a goji berry booster. Plus I made some friends: