Welcome to Lizzy’s All Natural,
My inspiration and motivation are my passion for the transformative power of living foods, and my belief that nutrition can truly be the best preventative medicine for the body.
Lizzy’s was born quite serendipitously. The short version of the story is that I would offer recipes for smoothies for my health-coaching clients to try, but the lack of time, ingredients or inconvenience prevented many from making daily blends. I started making smoothies for these clients and eventually began bottling and selling as demand grew. At the same time, I was working full-time for Kate & Kimi, Shanghai’s community-based healthy online grocery store. Whenever we received produce that we couldn’t sell (such as an apple with a bruise), it went to waste. Now, the bruise is cut off and the rest of the good apple goes into my blender!
If you couldn’t tell, I’m very passionate about health, wellness and food. A self-proclaimed “Flexitarian”, I now follow a whole-foods plant-based diet, which makes me feel awesome and energized every day. I prepare foods to heal my body and have helped many friends, family and health coaching clients along the way to make sustainable lifestyle changes. I find so much joy in learning about how to help myself and others live healthier and more fulfilled lives.
I was first drawn to China when my parents hosted a Chinese exchange student named Amy, who has become like a fourth sister. I spent time in Beijing in 2008 on an exchange and returned subsequent times for travel and language study. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., I returned to Shanghai full-time in August 2013 to help New York food producers export organic and artisanal foods to China. Prior to my return, I tracked food safety scandals and studied international food trade for nearly two years. In 2013, I decided to pursue my passion for health by enrolling in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I’m now a certified Holistic Health Coach and work with female entrepreneurs, executives and athletes to reach their health and life goals.
From my experience with health coaching, I’ve found that it is one thing to share empowering information but quite another to actually offer convenient, affordable and delicious food solutions. Given the large number of chemicals and toxins we are exposed to by living in Shanghai, I’ve focused on crafting formulas that promote detoxification, longevity and immunity. I am committed to only sell products that I have thoroughly tested and use ingredients I can trace to the source. When I suggest that my clients drink green smoothies or try raw, unprocessed products, the biggest hurdle is actually accessing these products. With the support of my partners at Gusto Fine Foods and Kate & Kimi, I have been fortunate enough to blend and bottle my tried and true recipes for all to enjoy.