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My Healthy Morning: Dr. Etti Ben-Zion - My Healthy Morning

My Healthy Morning: Dr. Etti Ben-Zion - My Healthy Morning
From The Kitchn - November 11, 2017

Welcome to Kitchn's series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

Here at Kitchn, we confess to being one part bewildered, one part obsessed with all the latest wellness trends. $200 coconut butter? Totally ridiculous, but possibly worth it? (Okay, okay, probably not.) So, when we heard that a health cafe from Miami was opening outposts all over New York, we had to go check it out.

The Dr. Smood cafs are everything you'd hope for if you wish upon a Goopdust star. You will find green juices and spirulina boosters, white coffee and "health bread" in an environment that makes you feel zen, but focused. Yes, it's a little bit wooey, but it's also easy and deliciouswhich is exactly what Dr. Etti Ben-Zion, the brand's Senior VP of Research and Product Development, intended.

A holistic nutritionist and psychotherapist, Dr. Etti is known in South Florida as the Juice Goddess. She's also a mother of four children and one dog. Here's what healthy means to her.

What does healthy mean to you?

I am asingle mother of four kids (aged 13, 16, 19, and 24) and I have a very hectic work schedule, so healthy to me means a full, balanced lifeone that includes enjoying one-on-one quality moments with my kids and my boyfriend,connecting with my women tribe, doing my volunteer work, and having quality time for myself.

Healthy to me is staying calm in the midst of the storm, something I learned during my military service in Israel. As an Israeli, you are trained to be in a state of calm alertness. Calmness is a state of mind that can be achieved if you nourish your body, mind, and spirit, by eating healthfully, exercising, and meditating.

What does your healthy morning look like?

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