Try this 10-minute, easy-to-make pumpkin pie alternative that's light (less than 100 calories per serving), delicious, and nutritious. Everyone in the house will love it!
8 ounces canned pumpkin
1 cup milk of your choice
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 small package of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding
1 cup whipped cream (optional)
Directions: Combine the pumpkin, milk, and spices in your high speed blender or medium bowl. Blend on low or mix with a spoon until mixture is smooth. Add in the pudding mix and blend on low or beat with an electric blender for 1-2 minutes. Then fold in the whipped cream. Finally, spoon the mixture into small bowls and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. Top with fruit of your choice.
Today is day 25 of 30 in your Lithe Fall Transformation Challenge, and you all are killing it! This week, we've loved seeing your sweaty selfies, step counters, and data from your Fitbits or Apple Watches showing your #litheburn. You're slaying in the studios, banding together with your fellow Lithers, powering through your 30 reps, and that dedication is paying off. After today it's the final five-day push to reach your goal, and we can't wait to see the #litheresults of all of your hard work next week!
Pink, a pear-pineapple-ginger-grapefruit-beet cold-pressed juice, hits the studios this week. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one dollar from each juice sale will be donated to BreastHealth.org.
According to the team at BreastHealth.org, 50% of breast cancers could be prevented with different lifestyle choices, even if you start at age 50. They also stress that Breast Health is Women's Health: the things you are already doing for your overall wellness like a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking also benefit your breasts. Basically, Lithe is like extra credit!
• Participants must sign up
• The Fitness: Complete 25 Lithe workouts in 30 days
• Eating Lithe: We want you eating clean M-F.
• Share: Join in and inspire others on social media via our hash-tag calendar.
• Everyone Wins: Everyone who completes 25 classes in 30 days, and completes our hashtag calendar will win a Lithe tank!
• 10/3: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheResults (Before pic)
• 10/10: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheSquad
• 10/17: #LitheFallTransformation #EatingLithe Recipe
• 10/24: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheBurn
• 1031: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheOnLocation
• 11/1: #LitheFallTransformation #LitheResults (After pic)
Master Lithe Instructor Bari Rosenthal via Dom
Fall is my favorite season and we as humans are just like the seasons. I look at fall as a time for personal harvest. September and October are similar to the new year. It’s also just like heading back to school. Like the ebb and flow of nature's seasonal changes, fall is a time to reflect on our lives and examine where we are with personal accomplishments (bucket list, anyone?).
Come September, I often ask myself what I need, what’s missing, or what needs to change. With all this change and incentive to push the restart button, it’s a great time to get back on the horse with your Lithe/fitness routine, and create healthy seasonal habits for the holiday season and upcoming winter months.
Here are eight ways to make the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be your Lithest before the holidays roll around.
1. Earlier to bed, later to rise
There never seem to be enough hours in the day, but if you add 30 minutes to your usual wakeup time and crash 30 minutes earlier each evening, the extra hour of rest goes a long way in helping you adjust to shorter, darker days and the drastic decrease in temps here in the Northeast.
2. Nutrients in, garbage out
Break a sweat every day, cut out processed food, drink those Greenies, bust out the neti pot, use essential oils, brush your skin, and drink more water.
3. Fall back a bit (but not a ton)
We take care of matching Lithe schedules to the seasons, but it’s your job to slightly reduce the intensity and frequency of your schedule. If you’ve been Lithing two times a day AND running or if you’ve been in the studio seven days a week, give your muscles an extra day of rest this season.
4. Breathe, sweat, shake, and wrap it up.
The Lithe breath is the foundation of your practice. It not only works the core, but releases excess toxins. Looking for other ways to release toxins? Wrap yourself up and sweat it out by wearing our calorie trashers during sculpting classes.
5. Enjoy (and winterize) your diet
Eat foods that are local and in season. Enjoy your local farmers' market, cook more, and grab Lithe Foods. Go apple, pear or pumpkin-picking with friends and family. Put these fruits and veggies on your grocery list: arugula, artichoke, broccoli, endive, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, cranberries, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, okra, pears, peppers, grapes, pomegranates, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips, squash, zucchini.
6. Build your practice
Fall is the ideal time to build (or re-build) the foundation of your Lithe practice. Did you fall off the wagon this summer? Are you feeling less than motivated? Try your own nine-day challenge to focus on healthy eating, get back into the Lithe habit, and see serious results. Can't manage a challenge? Sign up for three classes a week, three weeks in advance, and try not to cancel under any circumstances.
8. Give thanks
We have to keep in mind that very little is accomplished by ourselves. Be grateful for all of the people who support, guide, and challenge us. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener and that there are people in the world that would give anything to be in your shoes right now.
Image of Lithe Instructor Annette Kaplafka via Dom
We're sad to see summer come to an end, but fall means that Lithe Foods is ramping up again. This season we're back with new cold-pressed flavors and an expanded green juice line (complete with nutritional info). And for the first time in our six-year history, all of our products are a hundred percent organic. These juices are chock-full of goodness with over 50+ micro-nutrients and two lbs. of produce per average bottle, and you'll taste the difference. Where's the food? Your favorite bowls, raw oatmeal, raw cheesecake, and a plant-based protein smoothie will hit the fridges when the weather turns cooler.
We have a new look and our bottles are a bit smaller. Why? Being a hundred percent organic comes with a higher price and we'd rather give you a better quality product and the proper serving size. Please be careful when opening your juice, it's filled to the brim so that no oxidation occurs.
Green: Apple, kale, lemon, ginger (130 calories, 30g carbs, <1g fat, 5g fiber 1.5g protein)
Greener: Cucumber, apple, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger (110 calories, 28g carbs, <1g fat, 5g fiber, 3g protein)
Greenest: Cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, dandelion, lemon, ginger (60 calories, 12g carbs, <1g fat, 4g fiber, 4g protein)
Glow: Pineapple, carrot, turmeric, lime
Charcoal Lemonade: Purified water, lemon, ginger, agave, activated charcoal
Frozen bananas make the best healthy dessert or snack when you're craving a sweet summer treat. We love that they can be topped with so many delicious treats and that they last for two months in the freezer.
3-4 ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup each of the toppings of your choice: peanut butter, granola, cereal, nuts, rainbow sprinkles ... get creative!
1) Place sliced bananas in a bowl.
2) Set up three bowls with melted chocolate and garnishes.
3) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
4) Check your melted chocolate. If it is slightly thick, add 1 tbsp. coconut oil or butter and stir until completely combined.
5) Dip your bananas into the chocolate one at a time, using a fork to fully cover or halfway cover each slice.
6) Use a fork to remove the banana slice and place it in one of the toppings.
7) Use a spoon or your fingers to fully cover the banana with the topping.
8) Remove the banana slice using a clean spoon or fork and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat the process until all of the slices are dipped and covered.
9) Place the baking sheet in the freezer until bananas are solid. Once solid, place the bites into a storage bag or freezer-proof container.
I'm on a nine-day challenge, which means my diet is ultra clean and I'm kicking up the intensity in-studio and taking my workout outside for an extra hour a day. I've been testing our Lithe Spice and came up with a fantastic breakfast lassi that also moonlights as a dessert.
Indian thandai, literally translated as "something that cools," is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with rose petals, poppy seeds, and spices such as cardamom and fennel. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is served with bhang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've gone dairy, bhang, AND alcohol-free and used our Lithe Spice, which accentuates the nutty, floral flavors of the lassi.
Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water, 1/2 can coconut milk, 1 large handful of cashews and 2-3 tablespoons Lithe Spice (sub in a pinch of cardamom, pinch of sea salt, fennel, poppy seeds, and edible rose petals or rose water).
To Do: Mix everything in high-speed blender until smooth.
Image of Lauren via Jordan
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