The Vert is a deep, yet light, power-packed raw juice blend made of cold-pressed cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger. AITA's Sage is a refreshing “garden gin” with an intoxicating aroma and woodsy, herbaceous flavor. Infused with organic thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel, and sage, it's delicious. The green garden flavor of this drink is smooth, bright, green, and herbal ... sort of like spring in a glass!
Yield: 1 serving
2 oz. Sage liquor
4 oz. The Vert
Sliced apple for garnish
Fill a Collins glass with ice, pour in The Vert and Sage. Garnish with apple slices.
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So, I just passed the halfway point in my challenge to my 40th birthday. I'm 22 days in. Since January 1st, I have taken 25 classes, taught 25 classes, and trained to teach three more. My body is a bit fatigued, but overall I feel great.
This is a re-post from 2012, but it's a great Lithe Inside staple. Right now I love it with roasted veggies.
My sister-in-law, Laurie G is the queen of quinoa. She inspired me to make this lean, local and seasonal dish above. It's my latest, "Make a big batch recipe on a Sunday and it lasts until Wednesday" dish. Mars loves it too.
Cook and cool your quinoa and chicken. Then, mix in whatever you have in your CSA that particular week or what you can find in-season at your local farmers market. Right now I'm loving (above): quinoa, boiled chicken (I boil mine in low sodium, organic chicken broth), tomato, artichoke, avocado and cilantro. Top with a little salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Satisfying, filling, lean and so good!
Images via Lauren
Even though I am incredibly sad to have to retire from teaching I wanted to write a little Lithe Love Letter to let you, and the Philadelphia Lithers know how much my time as an instructor meant to me.
I’m still suffering from a badly herniated disc in my lower back (L4) that flared up last May. I’ve been improving over the past few months, and feel great some days, but I don’t feel comfortable committing to teaching all of you only to wake up on the day of class unable to move.
Being an instructor was an amazing and absolutely unforgettable time in my life and has helped me grow in so many ways. I never thought I was “good” enough, “cool” enough, or confident enough to teach. I’m naturally a shy person, but being an instructor gave me the confidence to get up in front of a large group of impressive, fit, professional women and make them all “get low,” “see their eyelashes,” and “break it down - one time each!” Teaching not only gave me confidence on the podium at Lithe, but also helped give me the confidence to speak clearly and commandingly to others in my law profession. (I still remember the day Lauren asked me to audition – I called my best friend right after and couldn’t stop jumping up and down with excitement).
While I can’t take classes at the moment because of my back, I’m working hard everyday to hopefully be back on the mat soon! This is the first time in my life I’ve had an injury that has forced me to take more than a couple weeks off from any activity. While it’s been a terribly painful experience, it has made me come to terms with the fact that I can’t always do everything “100%” and that I’m not a failure if I need to take a little break or modify. My type A personality has always had me pushing myself beyond my limit, which, I’m learning from this injury, is not always the best choice. I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s okay if I have to take a week or two off and I won’t get horribly out of shape, gain weight, or lose my ability to Lithe. I’m still in physical therapy but working hard with my doctors to get better as fast as I can!
I absolutely LOVED every second of teaching and would continue to teach for years if I had the chance. It was amazing to work with so many wonderful other instructors and support staff who all continue to inspire me. I’m going to miss being a part of such a wonderful team.
Thank you so much Lauren. For giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to be a Lithe instructor, for creating Lithe Method that has given me so much confidence and joy, and always proving that working out can be silly, fun, and incredibly tough! I can’t wait to be back!
Retired Lithe Instructor Cat Kiernan wearing Lithe via Dom
TGIF! At Lithe, we're all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Next up in our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art In The Age spirits is the super decadent Heaven & Earthy, which is made with Lithe's Cashew Milk and AITA's Root Liquor.
ATIA has recreated a organic, pre-temperance, alcoholic Root Tea. An herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. It's interesting and earthy, but it's not Root Beer flavored vodka or a sickly sweet liqueur.
Lithe's Cashew milk is our delicious, high in protein & healthy fat, low-glycemic nut milk packed with soluble dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals. With the perfect amount of sweetness and spice from cinnamon, vanilla, himalayan sea salt and coconut nectar, it pairs perfectly with Root! I like to think of it as a healthy, low sugar, protein-packed White Russian!
Yield: 1 serving
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