357 posts categorized " Lithe Foods "



Snow day fun day? Order our cold-pressed juice ahead of time and beat the rush! We're banding together with a group Liquid Lithe with two pick-up options: Order by Tuesday, 1/27 @12PM for Thursday, 1.29 pickup, or order by Saturday, 1.31 @12PM for Tuesday, 2.3 pickup.  

Lithe Foods are cleansing and detoxifying by design. Especially our cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and raw whole food Lithe Bar. Combine them for a day or two to re-set eating patterns.  
I always say that our workout truly demands more than juice. So, while I don't think that cleanses should be an everyday part of healthy, Lithe-friendly eating, I have personally benefited from a day of all (or nearly all) liquids – though the liquids I choose are more nutritionally varied and dense than just juice. 
Want to give it a try? Purchase online (please be patient with link loading!)
Liquid Lithe:
#1 ("breakfast"): Greenest Smoothie
#2 ("morning boost"): Smile Sparkle Shine
#3 ("lunch"): The Vert
#4 ("afternoon boost"): Lithe Spicy Lemonade + Lithe Bar
#5 ("dinner"): Bunny Detox
#6 ("dessert"): Cashew Milk
Baseline Nutrition = 1,480 Calories, 34g Fat, 150g Carbs (28g Fiber), 18g Protein





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!



  • 2 oz. Root liquor
  • 4 oz. Cashew Milk
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Ice



  • Add ROOT to a large tumbler or hurricane glass filled with ice. Fill almost to the top with Cashew Milk. Top with freshly shaved nutmeg or cinnamon.

Yield: 1 serving

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Ready to power your practice?  We're thrilled to introduce our matcha latte!  It's so good, and so green.  Unlike steeped tea, matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into a powder. Because you consume the whole leaf, it has approximately 10x more nutrients than regular green tea and a high concentration antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber.We, of course, love it because it's so delicious (and filling) blended with cashew milk and chlorophyll.






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 one of my favorites: Bend 'n' Snap!, which is made with Lithe's The Vert and AITA's Snap liquor


ATIA took a traditional German “lebkuchen” and distilled the ingredients into an organic spirit. What is a lebkuchen? A ginger snap! But not the mass-market, high-fructose type from the supermarket. We’re talking a real Pennsylvania Dutch (which actually means Pennsylvania German) ginger snap made with hearty (unrefined sugar!) blackstrap molasses, and fresh ginger.


Lithe's The Vert is a deep, yet light, power-packed raw juice blend that will get you going – and we mean it! Made of cold-pressed cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger - Bend 'n' Snap! starts out strong (and snappy) with an initial hit of green but mellows out to a lighter, earthy gingery cocktail. 



  • 2 oz. Snap liquor
  • 4 oz. The Vert
  • Apple wedge
  • Ice



  • Fill a Collins glass with ice, pour in The Vert and Snap. Garnish with apple wedge.

Yield: 1 serving

Image via Chaucee



Happy New Year! This complete list contains everything that you need for Lithe Inside: Unrefined Carbs & Sugar Challenge. Keep in mind that this challenge is AT WILL, meaning it's just for YOU.  here are no menus to follow.  We'll post recipes and tips/tricks on Monday, but we encourage you to search out your own recipes on Pinterest and share/inspire each other!  



Summer Fruit

Here at Lithe, we don’t believe in demonizing foods, as we're all about eating all foods sensibly. We prefer to swap highly processed and refined foods with their whole food counterparts whevever possible. For some of you, the Lithe Inside Challenge may mean cutting out all refined sugar, carbs, and processed foods from your diet during the work week and relaxing on the weekends. Others may want to take it a step further and reduce their consumption of sugar from ALL areas. It's totally up to you...

If you know me well, you know that I'm a true chocohololic. There aren't too many days that I haven't had a square of dark chocolate. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet treat every now and again (I'm certainly guilty). But many of us with a sweet tooth often overdo it, and rely on sugary food to kill a craving, boost our energy, or even to improve our mood. We indulge, then soon those cravings return, accompanied by lethargy, moodiness, and to top it off, you're back to where you started – wanting more sugar.

Now, don’t get me wrong, not all sugars are ‘bad’, in fact, sugar is critical for adequate metabolic function, to prevent stress on the body, and to avoid the depletion of critical cellular components. But as you are probably aware, sugar comes in a wide variety of foods – from natural plant based foods such as fruits, grains and starchy vegetables, to animal foods such as cheese and milk, as well as processed and refined foods such as crackers, chips, cake, and chocolate. It is the processed and refined sources that we should be avoiding. You know, the stuff that we've been indulging in for the past few weeks!

So, why should we avoid refined sugar?  Any sugar that is unrecognizable from its natural form should be avoided. Conventional sugar is generally processed through extreme heat treatments, chemical purification, and bleaching. Even brown sugar should be avoided, as it is generally white, refined sugar that has either had molasses added back into it to make it brown (or it's artificially colored). The end product of this sugar is therefore nutrient-empty, calorie dense and chemical laden.

Refined sugars are easily digested and absorbed straight into our blood stream, causing elevated blood glucose levels. High blood glucose levels put a massive strain on our organs and body’s systems, causing wear and tear, aging, and decreasing its functional ability. Excess sugar consumption has also been associated with tooth decay, contributing to weight gain, compromising immunity, and many other consequences.

The amount of sugar in our food is downright shocking. If your food is packaged, it probably contains added sugar. This includes ready-made sauce and salad dressing, bread, breakfast cereal, potato chips ... And the list goes on. When you sit back and think about what you eat on a typical day, you may be surprised at how much sugar you are actually consuming. You can see how easy it is to consume a ton of sugar and just how quickly it adds up.

Want to learn more? Stay tuned on how you can eliminate refined sugar and what you can do with it (on Monday) in lieu of throwing it away!

Image via Lauren

BEST OF FHH 2014! 29 Dec 2014


What a great year! Thank YOU for all of your hard work and dedication: We completed 3 challenges, 2 Lithe Escapes, traveled on tour to Seoul, NYC & LA, celebrated a decade in Philly, Welcomed 11 fantastic new instructors (Meredith, Cate, Jen L., Maggie, Jenn B., Annette, Liz S., Kalika, Jonathan, Alicia, Katie B), 3 veteran instructors became Masters, debuted 7 new workouts (Rah, Lithe Beach, Hi-Top, All That, Sideline, Mercy & Lithe Lab), 2 WKND's and have seen the most killer camaraderie and results than ever before!  Here's to 2015!  Check out some of our favorite posts...

Lithe Escape Jamaica, Lithe WKND, Lithe Escape Tulum, Love Letters, Kristy's Before & After, Lithe Tour Philly, Seoul, NYC & LA, Because I'm Perfect, Lauren's Gym Bag Essentials, Beauty Tips for a tired face, 3 Days to Flat Abs, Lauren for Prevention, Breaking the Mom Cycle, Talking biz with Forbes & Jon Oringer, Fall Transformation Results, Elizabeth Tomkins x Destination Maternity, Lithe Foods x Art In The Age Skinny Heathen series, Sayeh's Living Lithe Tips, Earned in Winter Challenge, Results, T-Minus 30 Challenge, Mission: Lithe, Mama Says, Lithe Spice No.1, Meg G. & Lithe on BLDG 25, love from the Press & Eating Lithe,


GIFTING... 23 Dec 2014


1. Byredo Mojave Ghost is unlike anything else.  2. Yotam Ottolenghi's Jarusalem cookbook  3. Lithe Spice No. 1 for everyone who's Eating Lithe in January.  4. Laura Mercier Bare Beige lip glace looks great on everyone. 5. Konjac sponge is naturally alkaline, and pH neutral which leaves skin perfectly balanced. 6. Drybar Detox dry shampoo turns Lithed-Up, second day hair into blow out quality.  7. You don't know you need a bodysuit until you have one! The Bradamant Pop-Up shop at 1605 Walnut St. is open from Dec 15-25!

Images via brand websites



We all know Lauren as the brains (and the body) behind everything Lithe. From the constantly evolving classes, to the clean drinks she creates to compliment them, to the stylish, high performance gear she designs for us to wear during them (and out to dinner after we leave), she has carefully crafted an entire lifestyle for her clients. One that is without gimmick and that gains die-hard converts daily, because of one simple fact: it works. But aside from all of that (and that's a lot), one of the things I l love most about Lauren is the genuine joy she still gets when she watches how Lithe changes her clients' bodies and lives.

I'll never forget when I ran into her a couple of months after my initial Lithe Diving commitment. I had lost another 7 or 8 pounds and toned up quite a bit. She saw me, and just seemed overwhelmed by my results. She had this childlike delight and surprise – almost like she couldn't believe that it was she, herself who had created this thing that had worked so completely. It was a glimmer of something underneath that typically unwavering, fierce vision she has when it comes to Lithe – the almost preternatural confidence she has about what it can do for a woman who commits to it, and how much it will continue to grow. It was a brief flash of that side of her that still cries at every love letter and whose jaw still drops at every before and after picture and endless summer hashtag. The side that kind of still can't believe that her dream is coming true. This week, she brings us 25 NEW Things to share as she continues her constantly evolving journey to better herself, life, love, and Lithe. Like me, I'm sure you'll tip your hat at the screen a bit thinking about her skills, business acumen and the general bad-assery she's brought to our lives.

1. Being a mom has inspired me in so many ways. I'm working on two new projects for 2015 (one food and one fitness) that I think all the mom's out there will love! 

2. I can't believe that I'm saying this out loud ... I've been toying with the idea of possibly having another baby at some point. I've gone from never again, to maybe...

3. I'm developing two new incredible in-studio workouts for 2015 and even more content will be debuted online. For the many displaced Lithers who have been dying for VOD for all these years, we've heard your cries : )

4. I'm never idle. When you don't see me on the schedule, I'm where the business needs me: instructor training, working on my book, Lithe Foods, a project, or another aspect of the businessLithe is so much bigger than me and most days I go from 5AM to 12AM, just trying to chase it!

5. I don't have a favorite studio, but Rittenhouse is conveniently located two blocks away from my house, so to make my life easier, I prefer to teach there. Since having Mars, I've realized that my time is so incredibly valuable. I’ve really learned how to work smarter and not harder, as well as choose quality over quantity.

6. Teaching is my happy place. I'd always rather be teaching. 

7. I've been asked to be a ambassador/sponsor for many companies. I'm taking on my first one this year. The most important lesson I’ve learned when it comes to associating yourself with another brand is to be selective and to align yourself with something that you truly believe in. I believe that it's vital to work with companies that are harmonious with Lithe and myself. By being selective, I strengthen the connection with my fans as well as their confidence in me. At the end of the day, it’s really about authenticity and staying true to yourself and your brand.

8. Lithe is such a small business. We are a team of approximately 50 (and only three studios), but our brand is so much bigger than the business itself. I giggle at some of the things that I hear. Sometimes people assume we have "issues" because it takes us time to install mirrors, for example. It all boils down to being a small business. At our core, we are a workout. We're not a large company (yet!).  

9. At this point in my career, I feel like I have an MBA. I learned it all through experience and that is priceless.

10. When I opened our first studio in 2005, there were no boutique fitness options in Philly. I feel like Lithe (and Lithers!) are the pride of Philadelphia. In my opinion, the rise of the local fitness scene was due to Lithe. We put Philly on the map. The big box fitness brands wouldn't be here if we hadn't built and proved the market. I've enjoyed watching Philly grow and reach its full potential!  

11. Lithe is absolutely amazing. We're working towards a goal and every six months we're stronger and more united. Our current manangement team is phenomenal and I pinch myself every day. I work with such talented, hard-working people.  

12. Pepsi recently asked me what my proudest (business) moment has been so far. Honestly, it has to be having THREE men on the Lithe team. I couldn't be more proud of that and the direction that we're moving in.  

13. I'm striving for Lithe to make it on one of the best places to work list, and someday that will happen. Over the past year and a half we've completely changed our culture. I don't believe in your typical workplace seniority. A very smart business man taught me about the importance of horizontal organization charts.

14. Eventually, I will cut back to only one studio in Philadelphia. I look forward to shifting my focus and scaling the business in a different way.  I'm an entrepreneur at heart. 

15. When it comes to my leadership style, I'm a big believer in hiring great people, and then getting the hell out of their way. 

16. Don't believe everything you think and don't worry about what other people think.

17. Fit.Hip.Healthy turned seven this year! Because I have so many hats to wear, many aspiring bloggers want to know how I continue to blog and support each facet of my business effectively. It all boils down to time management and your team. I changed the type of staff I've had a lot over the past several years. I started with interns during the early days of 2008. Then, I worked with freelance contributors. Then, last year, I decided to go back to blogging by myself and now I only have a few Lithe-specific contributors posting on occasion. I feel like I've found the perfect balance that works best for me. 

18. Progress is impossible without change. So many people are afraid of change and become caught up in failure. Do not worry about failing. Its your failures that inspire you to go out and do something better. Missed opportunities open doors to better opportunities and help you recognize how you can improve in preparation for them.

19. I hate excuses. Our 6AMers have inspired me so much over the years. There's always a way to get your workout in!  When I find myself in a bit of a fitness slump, I realize that the best way to get back on the horse is to stop making excuses. When it comes to working out, we all set our own limitations. The truth of the matter is that if something is a priority, you will make time for it.  

20. Confidence is the key to happiness. Embrace your thighs and measure yourself in strength, not pounds. Allow yourself to be the best version of the person you really are!  

21. Working with 45+ females (and over 1,000 female Lithers) is fascinating. There are so many different personalities to manage and some women tend to be negative and gossip instead of support each other. When I catch wind of something negative that's happening in-studio, it changes the way that I think about that person. This quote has really stuck with me: If those words appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?

22. I still cry over every love letter that I receive.   

23. Yes, send us your before-and-after photos! I never tire of seeing Lithers' progress and results. It totally makes my day and makes me realize why I do what I'm doing. It's a true light bulb moment every time!

24. I'm an eternal cheerleader and I believe that everyone needs one. Whenever I'm overtired or just not feeling 100 percent, I pump myself up by watching this clip of USC's Sandstorm, and then I head out to face the world. Channel your alma mater!  I swear it works. 

25. I highly recommend having a fierce vision when it comes to yourself. There's nothing wrong with being a little egotistical! The best project you'll ever work on is you – the trickle down effect is profound. 

Image of Lauren for Prevention Mag wearing Michi NY, Lithe & Norma Kamali via Dom


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