If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or live a dairy-free lifestyle, you can enjoy organic smoothies made without animal products. Try a smoothie made with organic non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk. You can also make smoothies made from organic veggies, fruit, and juice – you will not miss the dairy at all.
Consuming proper amounts of calcium can help protect you from osteoporosis, a dis-ease that causes bone fragility. Milk is a convenient and yummy way to make sure you’re keeping your calcium intake at the right level, as it is readily absorbed by the body, keeping your bones in good shape.
High fructose corn syrup is the sweetener most often used in processed drinks like soda. For those who want to avoid this ingredient, organic sodas are a great choice, as they are brewed with simple sweeteners like honey, stevia, or the natural occurring sugars found in fruit.
When the weather gets warmer, it’s nice to enjoy cool white wine. Have you tried cool organic white wine yet? There are many beautiful options, dry to sweet, fruity to citric. You might find that your new favorite is an organic white wine.
Many people opt for organic options because they’re worried about potential or unknown health effects. But there’s a strong environmental argument for going organic. Organic red wine is produced without putting harmful chemicals onto the plants and into the soil. The result is grape vines that don’t cause bird deaths and waterways free of run-off pollutants.
When you think about an energy boosting drink, you might think of brand names and high volumes of caffeine. Do you even know what’s in those drinks? Organic energy drinks pack a similar punch, using a different set of ingredients. Made with things like guarana, green (unroasted) coffee beans, and herbal teas, these drinks are refreshing and invigorating in an all natural way.
Most good organic beer is brewed by microbreweries. Everything else about the brewing process is the way you like it – small batches, attention to the details, and care with the entire process – but the key ingredients, hops and wheat, haven’t been grown with pesticides.
The use of the word conventional refers to anything that is not organic. But that’s a bit deceptive. The traditional way that people have grown coffee for hundreds of years follow conventions of protecting the plants and coffee beans, and pesticides are really a new development. Pesticides are not necessary, and who wants agrochemicals in their cup of coffee?