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JOYÀ Founder & CEO, Ruth Elnekave, standing in her kitchen and smiling
baked cookies recipe advice
Nov 29, 2018

Why Does My Recipe Turn Out Differently?

I know it can be frustrating, especially when you know how moist your baked goods should be. I’ve got a good idea as to what might be causing the p...

An aerial view of a frothy vegan hot chocolate in a blue mug on a white plate next to honey comb, sprinkled with chocolate shavings.
Sep 19, 2018

6 Methods for Frothy Milk Perfection

There are 6 easy ways to get your frothy milk game on. You can use tools that you might already have at home, or equipment that won’t break the bank.

Two green smoothie bowls with a swirl of spirulina powder, topped with buckwheat crisps, next to two wooden spoons, bananas, and a large bowl of buckwheat crisps.
Sep 03, 2018

Are Smoothies Good for Digestion?

Dear Ruthy, I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about smoothies not being great for digestion, but with my busy schedule I find that they’re such an ea...

A small mason jar of activated almonds spills out across a wooden table.
Aug 06, 2018

What Are Activated Nuts?

Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, but we can’t unlock their goodness in their natural form. Activated nuts make it possible for the body to absorb ...

Pink coffee cups on pink saucers sit on a windowsill surrounded by vanilla macarons and next to a vase full of big white flowers.
Jul 04, 2018

Do I Need to Give Up Drinking Coffee?

if not consumed in moderation coffee can be harsh on the gut, acidifying to the body and potentially quite the load on the liver, which is tasked w...

A scoop of bee pollen in half a coconut on a white background, surrounded by raw honeycomb, raw honey drizzle, and a wooden honey dripper.
Jun 18, 2018

Are Bee Products Any Better Than Sugar?

What's the difference between honey vs sugar? To start, bee products - in their unprocessed form, are truly some of nature’s most powerful superfoods!