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Have you sipped your anti-oxidants today?
By Lisa Kelly, Sun Correspondent
Article Last Updated: 12/20/2007 11:31:48 AM EST

LOWELL -- Sick from all that gift-wrapping? Nauseous from holiday music overload? Let the healing powers of chocolate and coconut nourish your senses. "The coco loco is amazing during winter," says Heidi Feinstein, owner of Live Alive where the winter elixir is being concocted. "It gives you lots of energy and digests and assimilates fats, which helps manage weight and cholesterol."

If you're slurping down this delish drink teeming with anti-oxidants there's no excuse to be putting on extra Christmas pounds. Filled with refined coconut, the highest quality of pure dark cocoa and soy milk blended with French roast coffee, makes this our favorite drink of the year. No sugar is used in any drinks at the organic cafe. Enjoy it hot or iced for $3.65.

For more vitality try the swami, a blend of tamariroasted almonds, flame raisins, shredded carrots,
broccoli flowers, dark greens and spring onions atop brown rice with miso-curry sauce. A filling bowl is
$8.45, wrap $8.95. "Meals made for winter should be comforting and warming. Our healthier options satisfy your hunger, without keeping you down," says Feinstein. Keep the extra weight and holiday stress at bay this season and cozy up with these health-conscious alternatives.

Life Alive. 194 Middle St., Lowell.

Mon.-Wed. 10am - pm, Thurs. and Fri. 10am - 9pm, Sat.10am - 7pm and Sun. noon - 7pm
(978) 453-1311.