You may have noticed some adorable, pint-sized beverages from The Ripe Stuff in our fridges at both the South End and Boston Common locations. That’s right, we are giving you a new way to refuel after your workout. After your next morning ride, treat yourself to a Firefly cashew milk and a packet of Purely Elizabeth gluten-free, all-natural, organic granola to keep you satisfied until lunch.
If the cute packaging didn’t already get you, we picked the brain of The Ripe Stuff’s very own Rebecca Ferrel about the great benefits of cashews:
“We like to think of cashews as the perfect healthy snack! Like heart-healthy olive oil, cashews are rich in monosaturated fats (think oleic and linolenic acids). These healthy fats are helpful in lowering bad cholesterol and raising your good cholesterol. Cashews are also known for their high mineral content. Munching on a serving of cashews everyday can prevent deficiency in essential nutrients such as Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Potassium and Magnesium. These minerals are high in antioxidants, help to build healthy bones, hair, skin and nails; and aid in digestion. Most important for us athletes would be that cashews deliver a high amount of magnesium. This mineral is essential to conduct nerve impulses from your muscles to your brain. Lack of magnesium causes muscles to contract, leading to painful cramps and muscle spasms. Eating cashews (or drinking Firefly cashew milk) after a heart pumping workout like rides at Recycle can effectively help you relieve those discomforts and promote faster recovery.”