A Day In The Life: Tuesday Foods Co-Founder, Lisa Cohen

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A Day In The Life: Tuesday Foods Co-Founder, Lisa Cohen

This month at Tuesday Foods we are dedicated to our Juicy June project! 4 weeks of Good Clean Food, plus fresh juices, daily smoothies, and super clean snacks to help you re-energize yourself and get back to your healthiest body. If you would like to join us, don’t forget to rreserve your spot….we’re looking forward to a juicy June!

Here’s what a typical day looks like for me on the program!

7:00 am – Rise and shine. I usually wake up naturally at 7 am. I love the luxury of sleeping in until my body naturally wakes - and sometimes I can even sleep until 8 (or 9!). Now that Anika has gone to college – the only days I set an alarm for an early morning wake up is on Tuesdays – Delivery Day!

First things first. I use a rose quartz ice roller (kept in the freezer) over my entire face, focusing on eyes for a few minutes. Skin rollers are excellent for draining lymphatic fluids, reducing puffiness from sleep, and firming the skin (YES!). AM Skin Care: I've tried a lot of products over the years, but this is the routine I've been loving for a while to give me that fresh glow, all from Antedotum: Elixer Firming Serum + Vital Face Oil + Essential Daily Sunscreen

Then I make coffee with a splash of Nut Pods, Almond + Coconut Creamer. I don’t love drinking coffee on an empty stomach, so I’ll have a teaspoon of nut butter, too.

Meditating every morning is a must for me - I have a few different practices that I love…either a simple mantra meditation, a breath practice or a guided meditation from one of my favorite teachers like Gabby Bernstein or Depak Chopra. Lately I have been loving this Conscious Breathing Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh

8:00 AM - Eat Breakfast (my favorite meal!) 

Today on the Juicy January Menu: Good Morning Beautiful

One of my favorite smoothies. It’s delicious and energizing - without feeling heavy or too sweet. I could eat (sip) this every morning!

Ingredients: Wild blueberries, date, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, sunbutter or Nutzo, Brazil nut, walnuts, banana + Your Super Forever Beautiful

AM Supplements:

I take Vitamin D3 + Folate + B Complex + 16 ounces of water now, and I continue to chug water during the rest of the day :)

I have the MTFHR gene variant. MTFHR is jokingly called the “The Mother F***er Gene”, but it’s essential for the body to process and metabolize Folate and B Vitamins and for detoxification. So, Methylated Folate and a high-quality B complex supplement are so important to my health, energy, vitality and mental health too. I take Vitamin D3 in liquid form and usually just drop it right into my smoothie.

8:15 AM I sit down with my smoothie at my desk, and hit the ground running! Go through inbox, respond to emails, make phone calls, work on current projects. For example: We are currently researching the nutrient benefits of blueberries and their effect on brain health as well as writing recipes for Janyuary blog content - more details to come, so stay tuned! I like to work at my desk and tackle any writing projects and communication in the mornings, when I feel the most creative.

11:00 am Late Morning “Walk & Talk”:

Kelly and I hit The Rio Grande Trail. It’s a ritual we started during the pandemic, and it’s become a break in the day I look forward to! Instead of meeting at the office, kitchen or on zoom – we take our business talks to the trail - and get some fresh air and exercise at the same time. There are usually a lot of belly laughs involved (and sometimes, frankly - a few tears!)

1 PM: Break and lunch:

Today on the Juicy June Menu: Mean Green Detox Salad with Quinoa and Turmeric Tahini Dressing.

I love the benefits of turmeric, and we try to incorporate it into our food when possible. It’s amazing for the body and incredible for glowing skin - it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Like all of our homemade sauces, the creamy tahini dressing is seriously good - It’s spicy, tangy and OH-SO delicious! I’m normally not satisfied by eating plain green salad for lunch, but this grain bowl leaves me feeling full, energized and happy.

Many of our salads and bowls can be turned into a stir-fry, which adds a bit of flexibility to the program that I LOVE. You just preheat a pan with a bit of oil, empty your Tuesday Foods meal into it, and heat the whole thing through before adding the dressing to give it a flavorful punch. Sometimes I add a poached egg (or leftover chicken or fish from the previous night) for additional protein power.

Afternoon Workout:

Most weeks I alternate my fitness routine with my daily walks and hot yoga at my local Yoga studio. Vimana Yoga.

A few times a week, I roll out a mat for a weight workout with the Peloton App – (You don’t have to have a bike to access the Peloton library) I love the full-body, strength classes, but Peloton also offers yoga, Pilates, boxing, and meditation, not to mention cycling classes if you have the bike. My favorite teachers: Cody Rigsby for bike rides. Jess Sims for Strength Class.

3-6 pm: Back to my desk, and TIME FOR A JUICE

Today on the Juicy June Menu: Spicy Greens {cucumber, celery, spinach, parsley, lemon, ginger} A fresh juice makes me feel light, bright and energized!

Answer more emails, brainstorm ideas with the team, schedule nutrition consultations with clients, and map out tomorrow’s list of To-Do’s Current projects: Marketing, blog content, photography and social media strategies for January!

6 PM Early Dinner:

Today on the Juicy June Menu: Cauliflower Steaks w/ Roasted Chickpeas + Lemony Kale Salad

A dinner-time dream for this girl…..Roasted, golden brown cauliflower steaks, oven-crisped chickpeas, layered over lemony kale - topped with a drizzle of tahini dressing and slivered almonds. Delicious with our house made Romesco Dip….a match made in heaven! 

I grew up in the south, so I really appreciate a hearty meal (made with love!) that’s comforting and filling without making me feel bloated and heavy for the rest of the evening!

And the BEST PART……I didn’t have to shop, chop, cook or clean up!

7 pm: Time to chill.

Watching on Netflix – “Stanley Tucci Searching For Italy” - The scenes of Italy and culinary adventures are the ultimate inspiration, plus I have a small crush on Stanley Tucci! Steve and I really enjoy watching a show or two at the end of the day. Recent favorites: The White Lotus, season 2 and Friday Night Lights.

If I want a sweet treat after dinner, one of our Bliss Balls does the trick!

Today on the Juicy June Menu: AMAZE-balls

Made with 100% healthy ingredients - unsweetened coconut flakes, raw cocoa, almonds and medjool dates. The perfect bite-sized, mineral-rich option to satisfy a sweet craving.

9-10 pm: Night time ritual.

Cup of herbal tea and a hot shower or bath.

PM Skin care:

Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser + Avene RetrinAl Cream. Helps reduce pore size, fine lines, sun damage, fade age spots and give skin a healthy glow. + Epionce Renewal Facial Cream. If my skin ia super dry, or during the winter, I will add in a few drops of Beautycounter Face Oil for healing and hydrating skin – a winning combo for sure.

PM Supplements. I take Magnesium and a Probiotic before bed. Magnesium promotes muscle relaxation and a high-quality probiotic heals the gut, helps with digestion, reduces bloating, strengthens immunity – It helps with just about everything!

By 10 PM (hopefully) I crawl into bed with a book – Currently reading The Personal Librarian, by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray