As the temperature begins to dip and the days grow shorter, it becomes even more crucial to prioritize our health and well-being. At BARE Blends, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle all year round. Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy as we move into the colder months, plus the latest BARE Blends news!more
Summer is not just a season; it’s the feeling of bliss, warmth, and joy that comes along with it. At Bare Blends, we believe that these feelings can be heightened with nourishing and delightful meals and beverages. That's why we've launched our new summer menu and cold-pressed juice cleanses—so you can savor the first day of summer with our refreshing and fulfilling blends....more
Get ready to fuel your body with the tastiest, healthiest, high-protein smoothies around with BARE Blends! We're all about celebrating local produce, plant-based products, and each other. Our top-quality ingredients are chosen to enhance your health and optimize your body's functions. With a focus on a "nutrition-first approach" to disease prevention, we're dedicated to creating delicious smoothies packed...more
Spring is nearly upon us, and what better way to kick off the new season than with some healthy habits? At BARE Blends, we believe that health and wellness are two of the most important things in life. That’s why we offer superfood smoothies, healthy juices, and other healthy shakes and drinks so you can feel healthy and vibrant! Learn more about what we have to offer this spring and...more
If you’re thinking of trying a juice cleanse, then there is no better place to get started than at Bare Blends in New York! We host community cleanses a few times throughout the year! To participate, simply sign up for our newsletter and keep your eye out for the next one! Then you'll purchase your 3-day cleanse from any of our locations and join us on...more
The holiday season is upon us! While sugar plums and gingerbreads dance in your head, we are giving you quality, nutritious and delicious goodness so you can dance until your heart is content! Our fruit and veggies are always fresh or flash-frozen, giving you the optimal nutrition you deserve. Give your loved ones the gift of mouthwatering, energy-providing superfoods this holiday season with a BARE Blends gift card or gift basket! Buy any...more
We're excited to share that the holiday menu at BARE Blends is now available! Our holiday menu is filled with delicious acai bowls and smoothies along with delicious BARE Blends salads. This year we've got something for everyone. From Albany, NY, to Centennial, CO, BARE Blends is here to spread delicious and healthy foods all across the country!
So whether you're looking for a festive...more
We’re always active at BARE Blends, which means it can be hard to stay up to date with our latest endeavors into the world of tasty and nutritious superfoods. But fret not! Today we’re here to catch you up on the hottest happenings at BARE Blends, so you can walk into your nearest smoothie bar like a seasoned pro. Whether you’re curious about trending acai bowl ingredients or ongoing specials, our...more
Like so many people, BARE Blends, a local smoothie bar, is super excited that fall is here! We are celebrating with our fall menu designed with fall colors and flavors in mind. We've chosen fall harvest vegetables, which we source from local farms in order to bring you delectable, fresh, and wholesome fall food and drinks you'll love. See what our fall menu has to offer, and stop by a BARE Blends...more
Summer is officially here, and that means longer days, outdoor activities, and lots of sun! However, it's important to remember that during summertime, we need to drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy foods in order to stay hydrated and energized. That’s why BARE Blends is pleased to offer an exciting summer menu full of fresh smoothies, organic salads,...more
Looking for a healthy and refreshing summer menu? Look no further than Bare Blends! Our smoothie bar offers acai bowls and healthy shakes that are perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day. Our menu is packed with nutritious ingredients that will help you stay energized throughout the day. Stop by our store today and try one of our delicious summer smoothies!more
No matter the event, the food and drinks that you cater can make or break your experience and the experience of your guests! At BARE Blends, we provide some of the most delicious and healthy catering options near you. No matter the occasion, we’ve got something everyone will enjoy. Here are some of the amazing options to choose from when you plan your...more
a great time to start gearing up with BARE Blends. All of our foods are 100% plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and designed with you in mind. We make it easy for you to reach your wellness goals this summer with all of our superfood-based smoothies and bowls. Check out our locations and their menus to find your next favorite wellness...more
It's a busy month at BARE Blends as we celebrate International Women's Month! Throughout the month of March, we want to recognize the inspirational and amazing women in our community. Keep reading to learn how you can help us do just that. But, first, check out our Spring Menu!more
Are you still deciding on the perfect goal for this new year? Consider making it your resolution to love yourself more and take better care of your health and wellbeing. People often forget the importance of self-care. At BARE Blends, we want to help you find little ways to honor yourself this month and show yourself some love for Valentine's Day. Satisfy cravings with healthy treats, fuel your body with superfoods and more thanks to your...more
Spoil mom (or yourself) with our tasty Mother's Day treats. We have chocolate truffles, muffins, and brownies, all blended up in store and designed to be as nutritious as they are delicious. As usual, everything we make is plant based, gluten free and created using whole foods. Learn more about the options below!
Enjoy special flavors, deals, and treats at BARE this Valentine's Day! From now until February 14th try our limited edition Chocolate Covered Strawberry bowl and our Sweet Tart Smoothie, pre-order vegan treats or purchase a gift card for someone special, and enjoy special discounts with loved ones.
Purchase gift cards in store or...more
Give the gift of BARE this holiday season and take advantage of our simple and affordable gift offerings available in store or online. Purchase BARE gift cards in store or online, entertain with our new fresh pressed juice mixers, spoil your loved one or yourself with raw vegan treats and more! Most importantly, take time to focus on...more
Fall is in full swing at BARE and we're excited to share our specialty seasonal blends with you. Be sure to try the classics including our Apple Cider Donut and Pumpkin Spice Latte bowls and sip on our new smoothies.
In addition to fall themed bowls and smoothies, we also have Pumpkin Spice bliss balls, Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Cinnamon Overnight Oats, specialty fall coffees and organic quinoa harvest salads in our grab and go fridge...more
Researchers from Oregon State University suggest that consuming nuts can reduce ones risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and, contrary to popular belief, do not facilitate weight gain. Data from one study suggested that consuming nuts five times per week reduces risk of mortality from CHD by 48%. Similarly,...more
THE IMPORTANCE OF FIBER
The China Study states that fiber is essential to maintain good health. Conusming a diet high in fiber is key to avoiding constipation based disease (large, bowl cancer, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids) because fiber acts as a catalyst that moves water along in the body. In addition, dietary fiber is only found in plant foods because the cell wall of plants is broken down into small carbohydrate molecules...more
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst suggest that common food
additive titanium dioxide (E171) disrupts the gut microbiome and can facilitate the development
of various chronic diseases. The chemical is added to white foods such as cheese, mayonnaise, coffee creamer, and sauces to give them a whiter opaque. E171 is currently banned in several countries, and considering the health consequences associated with...more
At BARE our mission is to refresh, restore and revive our community by doing our part in making it a better place. As vegans and individuals who care deeply about social justice issues, we cannot ignore current events and we want to do our part to help. We are not experts in this field and we do not plan on filling their shoes. However, we have taken time during these past months to self educate; to listen and to learn and do our part not...more
While heart disease is one of the leading causes of premature death in the United States, researchers from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health suggest that ingredients featured on the BARE Blends menu can help reduce your risk.
In addition to lowering your intake of processed meats and sugar sweetened beverages, experts suggest consuming a substantial amount of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds -all of...more
BARE's summer flavors have arrived and will be here all summer long. From now until August 31st look forward to enjoying delicious new blends designed to mimic classic ice cream and milkshake flavors.
All blends are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly, and made with all natural ingredients. Say hello to healthy choices without having to say goodbye to guilty pleasures this summer. ...more
Capital Region Magazine thanks local essential workers fighting on the front line of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to extend a special thank you to the editors for including us on the cover. We will continue to put the needs of our customers ahead of our own, and are confident that we will get through this together! We...more
This past weekend, the BARE team volunteered at the South End's Children's Cafe in downtown Albany, and donated free nutrient dense smoothies to the children of the local community.
Bare Blends dispersed over 100 free smoothies while maintaining social distancing guidelines. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide healthy and delicious...more
This year, BARE put together a special package to help you celebrate mom from the safety and comfort of your home. Choose from the following options and preorder your Mothers Day package online at bareblends.com for curbside pick up or delivery as early as Friday May 8th.more
Enjoy your favorite BARE Smoothies from the comfort of your home! All you need is a blender and your favorite plant milk, we'll take care of the rest.
Choose from a variety of your favorite smoothies, specifically crafted to positively impact your health. Order up to 5-10 unblended smoothies at a time for pick up or delivery, and keep them cold in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy.
In addition to the unblended smoothies,...more
Updates effective JUNE 1st in BOLD
To our beloved customers,
We are collectively dealing with the new realities of the coronavirus pandemic and are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. All New York eating establishments have been mandated to close their dining rooms and limit their customers. We will be temporarily adhering to these new requirements in order to limit the...more
Did you know that Americans discard 300 million tons of plastic each year? That's right. In an effort to continue to reduce our carbon foot print and promote environmental sustainability, BARE is now retailing reusable cups. Available in blue, purple, gray, and transparent colors, we have a cup for everyone.
For a limited time purchase a BARE reusable cup for $15.99 and receive a free smoothie of your choice. Each time you do your part...more
Did you know that we serve 100% gluten free vegan waffles every Wednesday evening from 4pm-7pm? That's right! Join us Wednesday nights as we share our sweet and savory waffle creations with you. Not sure what flavor to expect? No worries! Listed below are the upcoming flavors for the entire month so you always know what to expect. See you there!
6/5: Avocado toast waffles with roasted savory chickpeas
Did you know that consuming soluble fiber can help reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity? Data suggests that consuming cereal grains such as oats, and barley can aid in weight-loss, even more so than consumption of fruits and vegetables alone. Researchers from the Journal of Nutrition share their thoughts about why you should look to incorporate more soluble fiber into your diet. To read the full article click...more
Previously, researchers suggested that soy may pose adverse effects on health, and therefore should be limited in the diet. However, recent studies suggest the exact opposite. According to an article published by the National Institutes of Health, soy in the diet can help reduce ones risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, prostate and breast cancer due to its high isoflavone concentration. Soy in the diet may also favorably affect renal...more
- January 12 from 9:00-4:30
- BARE in Stuyvesant Plaza
We are so excited to be hosting our first retreat experience for everyone in January 2019. We have partnered with The Hot Yoga Spot to help you start 2019 in an extra special way. Join us for a day that will focus on growth, happiness and transformation in the new year. This retreat includes...more
We cannot stress enough how important it is to support small businesses and local agriculture. The more money we spend on local food, the more money we circulate in the local economy; an action that consequently supports everyone, not just major players in the food industry. Currently, we are seeing major consolidation in the farming sector. Since 1996 the number of commercial farming units has dropped from just above 60 thousand to less...more
Today, most food items found in our supermarkets are processed. Our food can travel thousands of miles over the course of a just few days before it reaches the shelves, let alone our mouths. In order to maintain freshness and palatability, chemicals have to be added to the mix during processing. Most of us refer to these chemicals as preservatives, but what exactly are these chemicals, and more importantly, how do they impact our...more
Fast Food Promotes Childhood Obesity on a Global Scale
The fast-food industry has significantly impacted America’s food and beverage trade, and proceeds to dominate on a global scale. According to statistics, the fast-food industry’s net worth is expected to increase from $190 billion to $232 billion by 2020 (McDonalds, 2017). While fast-food is certainly convenient, increasing attention has been drawn to its...more
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently shared that the Healthy Kids' Meal Bill was introduced to legislators on Capital Hill. The bill intends to promote change in the restaurant industry by ensuring that kids meals at restaurants come with healthy beverages and not sugary sodas. Currently 74% of the top 50 restaurant chains have not yet stopped bundling soda with kids meals, but there is hope seeing as 26% of them have made...more
Is sugar addicting? According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health, the answer is YES! Sugar disrupts brain biochemistry and causes neurochemical changes that also occur with addictive drugs. This process happens when sugar is consumed in excess, and does not occur when sugar is consumed from natural sources such as fruit....more
Large food companies including Nestlè have proved that their efforts have positively combatted the issue of food insecurity. However, while people are certainly eating more, the global population is still experiencing severe malnutrition, now in the form of over nutrition. The United States was one of the first developed nations negatively impacted by the processed food epidemic, and has proven that consumption of processed food negatively...more
Did you know that human food waste amounts to approximately 1.3billion tons of food each year? Food loss is a serious topic that impacts the environment, food security, hunger, food quality and safety, and economic development. At BARE we donate our food waste to local farms to help reduce our carbon footprint, feed animals, and encourage others to do the same. Want to learn more about food waste? Read the articles below to learn more about...more
Did you know that one of our bowl topping at BARE is walnuts? Not only are they delicious but they are also nutritious. There was a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition about the positive effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors. Click here to read more...more
We are very excited that BARE made the front page of the Times Union on September 20. The support from this community has been incredible. We are more and more excited to open our doors and share delicious, healthy, plant-based treats with all of you. Thank you Times Union for featuring us before we even open! To see the preview,...more
Thanks to Girlnetic for featuring Bare in a recent blog post. We are overwhelmed by the love and excitement we are experiencing from everyone in the community so far. We look forward to opening our doors next month and serving the Capital Region with our delicious and nutritious menu items!
The walls are a soft gray. The aromas are fruity and sweet. Accents of wood, baskets of fresh fruit, unique overhead lighting, and succulents catch your eye. You feel calm and comfortable. You are welcomed by a friendly smile, and kindly reminded that we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the benefits of various ingredients. This is reassuring, as you may be unfamiliar with some of the ingredients. You are intrigued by...more