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Bare Blends, a small local chain dedicated to healthful bowls, smoothies and juices that was co-founded three years ago by a then-22-year-old with a fresh degree in cell molecular biology and chemistry, recently opened its third location, and a fourth is due over the summer.

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Our 2021 Summer smoothies and smoothie bowls have arrived. They are as delicious as they look and we can't wait for you to try them all. Summer seasonal flavors are available for a limited time at all locations so hurry in to grab yours today.

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Mother's Day Is Coming

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!

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Our Spring Specials have arrived and they are as tasty and nutritious as they are beautiful. We will have you welcoming the sunshine and refreshing n a warm day with our light, sweet and healthy smoothies and bowls.

Learn more about our new flavors below and order them soon in store or online.

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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.

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Treat your loved ones to the gift of gluten-free vegan desserts this Valentine's Day. Select from a variety of delectable offerings featured below. All items are now available for preorder on our online ordering site.

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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...

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Try our winter flavors available in store or online now until January

BOWLS

Peppermint Mocha: Base- cauliflower, cacao powder, coffee, mint, chocolate protein, almond milk.

Toppings-...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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The Washington Post suggests that diets plentiful in fruits and vegetables may help reduce one's risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Data...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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Are you ready to make our specialty coffee and superfood latte blends a part of your regular BARE order? We have recently perfected our recipes, and are excited to share them with you. Order yours today!

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Enjoy your favorite BARE Smoothies from the comfort of your home! All you need is a blender and your favorite plant milk, and 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 10 unblended smoothies at a time for pick up or delivery, and keep them cold in the freezer until you're ready to blend them up and enjoy.

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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...

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We had a blast on News Channel 13 this morning sharing one of our raw vegan truffle recipes. Missed the segment, but want to try the recipe at home? No worries, just head on over to WNYT.com to watch the clip and download...

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Looking to boost your immune system? Dr. Linda White from Stamford University offers a multitude of ways you can increase immunity and help your body fight illness. Click here to read the full article.

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Visitors from The Daily Gazette share their first experience at BARE. They discuss how our bowls are delicious and nutritious, and very appealing and satisfying even during the colder months. Click here to read the full article.

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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...

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We are overjoyed to hear about the wonderful news from Capital Hill today regarding the passing of a bill that will allow hospitals to facilitate healthy eating habits. Bill A04072 requires all hospitals to serve at...

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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!

JUNE:

6/5: Avocado toast waffles with roasted savory chickpeas

6/12: Banana...

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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...

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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...

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Our Mission

  • 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...

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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...

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Holiday Hours

We will have modified hours for the holidays:

12/24/18: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12/25/18: Closed

1/1/19: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Junk Food

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...

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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...

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Nuts About Nutrition? So Are we!

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...

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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,...

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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!

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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...

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