Subject: Nicole Berrie
Provenance: NYC, NY
Berrie is founder and recipe developer of wellness website bonberi and plant-based retailer Bonberi Mart. Berrie’s career first began in the fashion industry at Elle magazine and later as associate features editor at Vanity Fair. As a freelance writer, she has written for The Wall Street Journal, Style.com, T, Conde Nast Traveler and Goop. Seeking to find a bridge between her personal interest in healing and wellness and a high-end editorial concept, Berrie founded bonberi.com in 2013 featuring the wellness regimens of designers, models, chefs, influencers and more as well as her original plant-based recipes. In September 2018, she opened Bonberi Mart in New York’s West Village featuring grab-and-go vegan dishes and array of juices and smoothies as well as a curated selection of holistic, nontoxic retail. Clients of Bonberi have included Broad City’s Abbi Jacobs and Ilana Glazer, model Hilary Rhoda, television personalities Katie Lee and Daphne Oz, beauty entrepreneurs Tata Harper and Pat McGrath, designers Prabal Gurung and Alison Lou, influencers Hannah Bronfman and Katie Sturino, and more. Berrie has also partnered with brands to create content including Estee Lauder, Theory, Anthropologie, Madewell, Goop, Park Hyatt, Hill House Home, OWYN, Hatch, and Naturopathica, among others. Bonberi has recently been featured in Vogue, The New York Times and Forbes. Berrie now resides in the West Village with her husband, Nick and two children, Jude and Sea.
What makes you feel like (y)ourself?
I feel most like myself when I am doing the things that make me physically thrive. Cooking yummy, nourishing meals for myself, my friends and family, moving my body, and spending time in the fresh air.
Who (or what) inspires you?
Traveling and experiencing cultures all over the world inspires me!
What’s your favorite Ourself product and why?
I love the Ourself Lip Filler because it's so dramatically effective and non-invasive. It's amazing how it just naturally accentuates your features, which I love.
Best ageless advice you ever got?
Aging is a privilege and every mark on our skin is a testament to a life fully lived.
Any advice on how to become the best version of yourself / how to live life to your fullest potential?
It's never too late, ask questions, and if it's not a hell yes, it's a no.
Can you share some fall recipes to help get glowing skin from within?
Laney Crowell’s Vitamin C Smoothie
- 1 cup raw coconut water
- 1 orange
- 1/2 cup of frozen banana or frozen cucumber
- 1/2 fresh pineapple
- 2 heaping spoonfuls of ground flaxseed (and/or chia seeds)
- 2 heaping spoonfuls of raw coconut
- 1 t Camu powder
- 2 T Orange zest
- 1 drop full of immunity from pressed juicery
- Dash of Lait de Coconut to make creamy if desired
Blend and enjoy!
Protein Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten-Free)
- 1 1/2 large bananas
- Ripe to overripe 2 eggs (to make vegan combine 2 tablespoons of flax seeds with water and let sit for 10 min)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (unsweetened; mashed sweet potato or any squash will work nicely)
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 scoop of vegan natural protein (we like Sunwarrior natural)
- Dash of sea salt Maple syrup and cinnamon to top
In a mixing bowl, crack in the eggs and add in baking powder. And whisk to combine. Add pumpkin puree. In another bowl add in bananas. Lightly mash with fork to be chunky for a fluffier pancakes. Pour wet mixture into mashed bananas and stir to combine. Add protein powder and mix well. In a shallow pan, use a tablespoon of batter and drop over pan over a medium low heat. Use the back part of the spoon to flatten a bit. (These will be mini pancakes like silver dollars.) When the batter begins to bubble (about 1-3 minutes), flip it over and cook for about one minute more. Be patient for batter to bubble, the pancake will fall apart otherwise. Serve immediately when hot drizzled with syrup, cinnamon and more sliced bananas.