Organic Local Prepared Food and Drink

Raw Vegetable Juices

Everybody knows that you should eat your fruits and vegetables because they are full of good things for you. Juicing is one of the best ways to get vitamins and minerals straight from the plant and into your body with the least amount of work for your digestive system. Drinking your fruits and vegetables can be a regular part of your chosen diet or can be used every so often as a way to reset your body systems. Zen and Vitality now offers you access to the best local juices around with easy weekly pickup – along with your vegetables, grains, and flowers! Enter Chef Terrance and Meallenial Living’s JUICE Si!

Local Chef Terrance Murphy from Meallennial Living stands under an apple tree in my front yard permaculture food garden holding 2 bottles of raw vegetable juice - Beet Breeze and Tri-Greens.
Meet Chef Terrance Murphy with his Juice Si

Chef Terrance uses local, organic, in season fresh vegetables and fruits to make delicious and nutritious cold-pressed juices formulated for your health and wellbeing. Created by a classically trained chef and adapted to your particular likes and needs, the taste, color, flavor, and nutritive combinations of these juices are outstanding. Made fresh and brought to Zen and Vitality on the same day (Tuesday evening!) for your pickup, these juices maintain their vitality (and yours!) for 5 days when kept chilled.

Each Thursday, an order is placed with Chef Terrance so he can create your beverages and foods. He then visits the local farms to pick up the vegetable and fruit supplies to make your juices. The following Tuesday, he juices and blends for us, brings the finished product to Zen and Vitality, and they are ready to drink and eat right away. Pickup should occur by the end of the day Thursday so you get the most days possible to imbibe this healthful nectar. In order to meet his minimum order requirements of 10 juices, Zen and Vitality is assembling each of your small orders into a group order; Zoa is bringing wellness to us all in the best ways possible! Interested? Talk to Zoa about joining in! Need a juice sample before committing – just ask! Want to get more info on Chef Terrance, Juice Si, or order directly from him? Not seeing what you want? Perhaps it will appear in the upcoming seasonal specialty flavors. By all means, contact Chef Terrance and let him customize your juices to meet your taste and needs!

Raw cold-pressed vege juices waiting to be picked up
Cold pressed raw organic vegetable juices awaiting pickup in the Zen and Vitality refrigerator.

Regularly Available Flavors

These flavors are available year round.

Seasonal Flavors

Seasonal Juice Choices only last as long as the ingredients are available locally – typically a few weeks and then on to the next one!


Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is a gut healthy, nutrient rich style of bread that delight the taste buds and the belly equally. Chef Terrance from Meallenial Living’s JUICE Si creates his sourdough bread from his unique starter culture and a few basic all natural, organic, locally grown ingredients. These 2.2 lb loaves are baked fresh and delivered the same day! What makes these loaves so special? Sourdough bread is only as good as the fermentation. Chef Terrance’s sourdough starter is 4 years old and has traveled to the beaches in North Carolina in order to further diversify the bacterial colonization within the culture. A full 24-48 hours of fermenting (depending on the room temperature) guarantees a rich full body flavor to this bread unlike no other! This long fermentation time allows better enzyme development within the wheat flour. By observing this technique, the nutritional profile of this bread is higher and its proteins and carbohydrates are more bioavailable than in most store-bought breads. All that is to say that this is some healthy bread that is beneficial for your gut and your brain!

How can a nation be great if their bread tastes like kleenex? ~ Julia Childs

Sourdough Bread Ingredients

  • 70% – 30% blend of Arrowhead Mills organic non bleached flour and freshly ground whole grain organic wheat flour grown in Newburg, Maryland by Next Step Produce
  • Grass-fed milk – Organic of course & non-homogenized when available
  • Water
  • Butter – Organic Valley, Kerrygold Organic or another unsalted organic variety as available
  • Salt – kosher and non-iodized
  • Honey from Singers Glen, VA
  • Chef Terrance’s special 4 year old sourdough starter culture
  • 24-48 hours of fermenting than baking is what it takes to make this delicious loaf of sandwich style bread.

Future flavors may include potatoes and farm fresh eggs. This Sandwich style bread is soft and perfect for spreading and layering foods atop. If you prefer a crusty style of bread, who knows what the future will hold for Chef Terrance!

Plain Sourdough Bread from Chef Terrance Murphy
Seeded and Plain Sourdough bread from Chef Terrance Murphy

Sourdough Bread Flavors/Styles


Chef-Brewed Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented beverage known around the world. Chef Terrance from Meallenial Living’s JUICE Si crafts kombucha with love, positive energy, and superior ingredients to what you can find in a big grocery store. Kombucha begins with organic green, black, and oolong teas which are then enhanced with organic herbals & root teas such as maca, cordyceps, holy basil etc for nutrition and flavor. Organic cane sugar is added for the fermentation process (none gets to us!). He maintains a continuous fermentation environment of the bacteria/yeast culture and his Plain Kombucha is the result. Drinking this naturally carbonated beverage is a fabulous way to support your gut health which in turn supports your brain health. Did you know that your belly and your brain were that connected? A second fermentation involves adding organic juices, fruits, and spices and using wine making techniques to create a more diverse culture and richer, more interesting flavors. His continuous brewing creates more beneficial gut acids (gluconic & glucoronic) than other brewing techniques.

Questions about whether and how to add Kombucha to your diet in order to help heal your gut? Schedule a 15 min Nutrition session with Zoa!

All Disease Begins in The Gut. – Hippocrates

Two bottles of locally brewed kombucha - pomegranata clove flavor and pumpkin spice flavor. Gut healthy bacteria in a sparkling delicious beverage.
Pomegranate Clove and Pumpkin Spice Kombucha flavors in 32 oz hermetically sealed bottles.

Kombucha Seasonal Flavors


Chef Terrance’s Fees and Ordering Details

Juice-Si

Juices come in 16 oz jars that you are expected to return for sanitization and reuse in accordance with Zen and Vitality’s environmental wellness philosophy. A $1 bottle fee is assessed for broken bottles or ones not able to be returned. A $1 pickup fee is added to the juice cost per order. Wellness Members enjoy free pickup service on their orders.

Sourdough Bread

Chef Terrance ferments and bakes bread fresh (for us!) and brings it to Zen and Vitality weekly. Because the sourdough culture must be fed and a loaf must be crafted for you, please plan on pre-paying when you order or ASAP afterwards.

A $1 pickup fee is added to the bread cost per order. Wellness Members enjoy free pickup service on their orders.

Kombucha

Made fresh and brought to Zen and Vitality on weekly, kombucha maintains its nutritional vitality indefinitely when kept chilled. Fermentation will continue in your refrigerator but at a very slow rate. Chef Terrance suggests you completely use the bottle within 30 days. Kombucha is sold in 32 oz hermetically sealed glass bottles. Return of these bottles to be sanitized and reused is expected in accordance with Zen and Vitality’s environmental wellness philosophy. Because your kombucha order must be crafted for you, please plan on pre-paying and allowing 1.5 weeks between ordering and delivery. Like any carbonated beverage, it will lose its fizz when the bottle is opened and closed repeatedly. Even flat, this kombucha will taste delicious and will enhance your gut flora.

A $1 bottle fee is assessed for broken bottles or ones not able to be returned. A $1 pickup fee is added to the bread cost per order. Wellness Members enjoy free pickup service on their orders.

If there’s one thing to know about the human body; it’s this: the human body has a ringmaster. This ringmaster controls your digestion, your immunity, your brain, your weight, your health and even your happiness. This ringmaster is the gut. ~ Nancy Mure

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