Taste Christmas Without The Guilt At The Healthy Hive
Now’s the time of year when you might start to crave certain tasty things – I dunno, flavors like Christmas cookie, eggnog, pumpkin and apple pie, peppermint mocha in coffee, cocoa, pies, cakes, brownies and Argggh! Why does everything this good have to be so full of calories?
You know what? It doesn’t!
If you haven’t heard of The Healthy Hive, you may want to have a look…sooner rather than later.
The Healthy Hive is a combination of healthy restaurant and smoothie/juice bar with all kinds of delightful options.
Pilar Gomes, one of the owners of The Healthy Hive says, “We’re here to make eating healthy easy and fun!
“We know the struggle of trying to make healthier choices when you’re super busy, so our goal is to provide you with smoothies, frappés, iced coffees, waffles or bowls that were designed to be a fast breakfast, lunch or dinner.
“These items contain high quality protein, 21 vitamins and minerals, and they’re also a good source of fiber.”
The menu offers smoothies with flavors that include breakfast cereals, candies, fruits, peanut butter, chocolate, cookies, cakes and pies!
A large 24-ounce smoothie is between 150 and 245 calories, depending on what flavors are selected. Here is a link to the menu: Healthy Hive Menu.
The smoothies are made with a Herbalife protein mix. This link shows all of macros – short for macronutrients, or how much protein, fat, carbs and sugar are the menu choices: www.thehealthyhiveclearwater.com/macro-map.
If you’re a caffeine lover, try pairing those with the tea bombs. The teas contain a blend of black, orange pekoe and green tea to boost your metabolism, an energy booster to support mental alertness and aloe for healthy digestion, and nutrient absorption.
Right now, The Healthy Hive offers a holiday menu with all your favorite flavors, such as the Santa Claus Smoothie (white chocolate cheesecake flavor) and The Grinch tea bomb.
The menus change frequently, according to holidays and seasons. Two of my recent favorites were the Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Scone and the Butterbeer – just like in Harry Potter! You can keep an eye out for current creations on their Facebook page.
Ordering is super easy too. You can order ahead by phone or online at www.thehealthyhiveclearwater.com/s/order
And if you’d like to get a head start on your New Year’s weight loss resolutions, Gomes gives access to nutritional coaching, meal plans, workout tips and accountability for anyone who wants to get help achieving their health and fitness goals. She also offers a 10 Day Weight Loss Marathon – a 10-day online game in which participants compete for the best results with teammates in an online group chat. Gomes assists in making adjustments to eating habits, helps them stay active around their current routines, and works on developing healthy habits such as drinking water and eating enough protein.
You can even do your holiday shopping and buy gift cards in different amounts for friends and family with just one click online.
The Healthy Hive will be open this week Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and closed from Friday – Sunday for the holidays. So hurry on in and get yours today!
The Healthy Hive
1891 North Highland Ave, Clearwater
Monday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Video, information and photos courtesy of The Healthy Hive