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The Founder Shake 2.0

By Life Time

A smooth and nutty flavor packed with 37 grams of protein — crafted by Life Time founder Bahram Akradi himself for the LifeCafe menu.

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4 Life Time Dietitians’ Favorite LifeCafe Summer Eats

By Emily Ewen

Nutrition experts share their go-to orders at the LifeCafe.

A blender filled with the strawberry sunrise smoothie.

Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

By Life Time

Make this perfect-for-summer LifeCafe menu favorite at home.

Healthier Deep-Dish Pizza

Make-Your-Own (Healthier) Deep-Dish Pizza

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Enjoy a feel-good pizza night in less than 20 minutes with an at-home version of this featured favorite from the LifeCafe menu at Life Time River North at One Chicago.

Pear fig bites on a white background.

Pear-Fig Bites

By Chef Ryan Dodge

This easy-to-make appetizer turns in-season pears into a bite-size sharable perfect for holiday gatherings.

hand holding mug of pumpkin spice latter

Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte

By Chef Ryan Dodge

The use of fresh spices and caramelization of canned pumpkin brings rich flavors to this favorite fall beverage.

Three Falita's

Make-Your-Own Falita (AKA Falafel Pita!)

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Pickled veggies, crunchy slaw, fresh herbs, and creamy dressings are stuffed into pitas for a refreshing summer dish the whole family can enjoy — and customize to fit their taste.

Cajun Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Crème and Guacamole

Cajun Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Crème and Guacamole

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Get a sneak taste of one of the newest additions on the LifeCafe’s new poolside menu with this make-at-home dish.

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5 Healthy Beverages to Enjoy This Summer

By Callie Fredrickson

Warm weather is made for sipping on something cold and refreshing. Why not have your drink also benefit your health?

Greek Chicken Lavash Wrap

Greek Chicken Lavash Wrap

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Filled with Mediterranean ingredients and rolled in flatbread-style lavash, try making this popular LifeCafe bistro recipe yourself at home.

Chef Ryan Dodge

Farmers’ Markets, Gardens, and Eating Fresh

With Chef Ryan Dodge
Season 3, Episode 9

Spring offers new opportunities for embracing fresh, locally grown produce. Chef Ryan Dodge joins us to explore the importance of these whole foods, as well as ways we can get more of them into our diet, whether we grow them ourselves or shop for them at a local farmers’ markets.

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The LifeCafe Chef Dodge Bowl.

Make Your Own Chef Dodge Bowl

By Chef Ryan Dodge

This veggie-packed bowl has been a long-time staple on the LifeCafe® menu. Now you can make it at home with this recipe.

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