December 6, 2016

Meandering The Streets Of Boston!

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few days in Boston.  My husband Jeff, needed surgery, and I decided instead of spending time in a petri-dish of a waiting room, I’d hunt down the healthiest juices and matcha lattes Boston had to offer.  My first stop was “cocobeet” an organic, plant-based business serving food and drink, with no indoor seating. The juice, smoothie, and cleanse menu was extensive.  Knowing it was going to be a long day, I purchased two juices, the Forbidden Juice and the Green Gold. I left the store 20+ dollars lighter, and walked through City Hall Plaza  sipping my beverage, gagging and so confused! The Forbidden Juice contained grapefruit, pineapple, ginger, lemon, cayenne and turmeric.  I thought this would be a great start of the day for me. I’d get my vitamin C from the grapefruit and lemon, flat belly from the pineapple, turmeric and ginger would address inflammation.  This wasn’t the case.  I can’t think of any good reason I would dislike this juice since I like all of the ingredients it contained, other than I am not accustomed to eating/drinking unprocessed, organic , GMO free, made on site products.  I’m more of a smoothie type of gal, or I’m more accustomed to high pressure processed products. In other words, I haven’t arrived in the world of raw!

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Encountering an overcast, raw, and drizzly day in Boston, I was in need of a warm beverage, so I soldiered onto Ogawa Coffee, on Milk Street.  This would be the first time I had ever ordered a hot matcha latte.  

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I agree with Ogawa Coffee that my Matcha Latte Hot looked like a piece of “precision art”. I tasted this sweet, grainy beverage and questioned my newly acquired fascination with matcha drinks.  I have in numerous locations, drank iced matcha lattes and loved them, this drink resembled none in taste nor texture.  I was determined to acquire a taste for this latte, so I sat on their stadium seating and contemplated why I disliked the taste until a young man sat above me, and parked his size 13 shoe next to my beverage.  Immediately I reseated myself to a communal table with  two young men vying for jobs, spewing qualifications and work experiences rapidly, and me thinking, is this a job center or cafe?

I gave up and startedfinal-4-1-3 my journey back to MGH, and along the way came upon  sweetgreen. Weary from my futile efforts to cultivate a healthier diet, I refused to go in and hand over money so easily as I had done earlier.  I goggled this restaurant. I learned it is chain and they have a “Food Ethos”.  I have a food ethos, do the best I can to eat healthy, and lose weight.  I just couldn’t find the motivation to enter. I felt I was educated enough for one day, and disappointed that I wasted my cash on these products.  Suddenly, I noticed it was after one o’clock and I hadn’t eaten or even had a decent cup of coffee yet!  So, I retreated to Eat Street  at MGH, and had the most delicous cup of cream of cauliflower soup.  It was less than $2.00 and tasted like a million bucks after my meandering morning in the cold drizzle.  

Jeff  is still recuperating  at home.  I will adhere to my food ethos – never give up trying to eat healthier and lose weight.  I learned raw may be the new trend, but the trend is not always my friend!




Willie Senich

Willie Senich

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  1. Jackie Senich says:

    I love this post. The pics are great. I can’t wait to try the macha latte it looks so pretty (maybe yucky) but i want to try it. Thanks for introducing us to another aspect of Boston!!!

  2. Cara Misiurski, Ph.D. says:

    In my world, 100% organic means 100% expensive and 100% icky.

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