341 posts categorized " Lithe Foods "

BOOM CHICA BOOM SKINNY HEATHEN 21 Nov 2014

  Boom Chica Boom Skinny Heathen

 

TGIF! At Lithe, we're all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Welcome to our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art In The Age spirits! Next in this 13-week series is Boom Chica Boom, which is made with Lithe's Boom and AITA's Rhubarb liquor. 

 

If you're looking for a healthy, healing cocktail with a kick, this is it! Lithe's Boom is a cold-pressed juice made from lemon, ginger, and cayenne. Lemons are full of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals both inside and outside the cell. Free radicals can cause inflammation and the antioxidants in lemons are helpful for reducing inflammation and easing symptoms of arthritis. Ginger reduces bloating, relieves motion sickness, and also helps promote detoxification. Cayenne also fights inflammation, clears congestion, assists weight loss, and gives your immune system a boost with its high content of beta-carotene.

 

Boom is great straight or as a hot toddyAITA's Rhubarb liquor is made with a botanical bounty of beets, carrots, lemons, petitigrain, cardamom, pure cane sugar, and rhubarb. Married, they make Boom Chica Boom – a refreshing vodka lemonade with a cayenne kick!

 

Ingredients

2 oz. Rhubarb liquor

4 oz. Boom

Ice

Honey to taste (reduce the spice by adding more honey)

Lemon wedge

 

Directions

Fill a highball glass with ice, pour in Boom, Rhubarb, and honey, and then garnish with a lemon wedge.



Yield: 1 serving

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LITHE SPICED BREAKFAST QUINOA 17 Nov 2014

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As soon as the weather turns cold I make breakfast quinoa. Not only is it healthy and full of protein and super-foods, it really hits the spot post-Lithe. I prepare my quinoa ahead of time on Sunday and store it in the fridge. It's great not having to worry about cooking healthy on Monday and Tuesday mornings. 

This recipe is anti-aging and anti-inflammatory. Cacao, mesquite, and maca support recovery and the immune system and provide an energizing, caffeine-free boost. This recipe is especially delicious – coconut and banana meet cacao, cinnamon, and spice.  Seriously, it's everything nice.

Lithe Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
Yields 2 servings

Ingredients
1 cup coconut milk (I prefer Thai Kitchen. If you don't have it on-hand, any milk will do)
1/2 cup quinoa (I used regular)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of cinnamon (I love La Boite's Smoked Cinnamon N.18)
Pinch of Lithe Spice No.1
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
2-3 dates, sliced 
1 banana, sliced
1/2 teaspoon each of cacao powder, mesquite, and maca (optional)

The secret to this super-fast and delish morning breakfast is to cook the quinoa ahead of time. To do this, simply take 1 cup of uncooked quinoa, rinse it, and then place it in a sauce pan with 2 cups of water (maintain that 1:2 ratio of quinoa to water). Bring it to a boil, cover and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the quinoa has turned into spirals and becomes a bit translucent (don't let it get mushy). You can store cooked quinoa in the fridge for about 4 days.

Instructions
1. Place sliced dates and bananas into a medium sauce pan and pour in coconut milk.

2. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered.

3. Once the bananas and dates have softened (approximately 5-10 minutes), stir in cooked quinoa, cinnamon, Lithe Spice No.1, cacao, mesquite, maca, and shredded coconut.

4. Let the mix simmer until the liquid is absorbed by the quinoa or until it reaches the consistency you like (approx 3-5 minutes).
5. Serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate.
 
 

LITHE INSIDER 17 Nov 2014

  
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SPIRIT SKINNY HEATHEN 13 Nov 2014

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At Lithe, we're all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Welcome to our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art In The Age spirits! Next in this 13-week series is Spirit, which is made with Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine and AITA's Rhubarb liquor. 

 

If you love champagne and Smile Sparkle Shine, you'll love this! Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine is a cold-pressed juice made with grapefruit, pear, and apple. Our refreshing combo is healthy, tasty and low in calories. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, lycopene (pink and red only!), and has salicylic acid which dissolves inorganic calcium formed deposits that may build up in the cartilage of joints and cause arthritis. Pear is a good source of insoluble fiber and reduces grapefruit's tartness, yet really enhances its tastiness. AITA's Rhubarb liquor is made with a botanical bounty of beets, carrots, lemons, petitigrain, cardamom, pure cane sugar, and rhubarb (of course!). Together they're refreshing and light and perfect for Bellini-esque brunch cocktail.

 

Ingredients

2 oz. Rhubarb liquor

4 oz. Smile Sparkle Shine

1 oz. club soda

Lemon twist for garnish

 

Directions

Pour ingredients into a champagne flute. Place lemon twist on the rim or in the glass. 



Yield: 1 serving

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RAW APPLE CINNAMON RAISIN OATMEAL 11 Nov 2014

Raw Oats

New flavor, but it's just as good (and just as loved) as our Raw Carrot Cake Oatmeal. I'm addicted. 

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LITHE BAR: KALE CASHEW 7 Nov 2014

Lithe-Bar

If you're trying to keep a healthy diet, it's crucial to have a few real food snacks on-hand at all times. And in between meals is often when we fall off the wagon, so having wholesome grab-n-go options is super-important in a pinch. Every day I turn to non-processed whole foods to keep my metabolism up, my blood sugar balanced, my energy high, and my mind sharp. 

As far as bars go, our Lithe Bar is top-notch. It's truly the best out there. It fuels your practice with healthy fats and protein and is perfect as a meal replacement. It's a 100 percent raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo-friendly organic whole foods bar made for Lithe by one of my favorite chefs in Napa, California. And great ingredients make great food...

Ingredients: Raw cashews, dried apricots, date paste, raw honey, raw pumpkin seeds, raw cashew butter, raw sunflower seeds, coconut oil, kale, freeze dried kale, coconut raw cacao powder, flax seeds, chia seeds, sea salt

Price: $5.00

 

BUNNY MARY SKINNY HEATHEN! 6 Nov 2014

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At Lithe, we're all about making healthy choices without sacrificing any of the fun. Welcome to our Lithe Foods Skinny Heathen collaboration with Art in the Age spirits! First up in this 13-week series is our Bunny Mary, which is made with Lithe's Bunny Detox and AITA's Rhubarb liquor. 

 

Lithe's Bunny Detox is a cold-pressed juice made with orange, carrot, lime, and celery. AITA's Rhubarb liquor is made from a botanical bounty of beets, carrots, lemons, petitigrain, cardamom, pure cane sugar, and rhubarb (of course). Together, they make a refreshing, perfect-for-brunch Bloody Mary! 

 

If you're celebrating with us at Lithe Tour Philly this Saturday, you'll get to try it or you can make it at home.

 

Ingredients

Ice

4 oz. Bunny Detox

2 oz. Rhubarb liquor

Celery for garnish

*St. Lucifer Spice

 

To Do:

First, rim the glass. To coat the rim, mix St. Lucifer spice (a blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero that can be found at the Art in the Age store) into a bowl with coarse sea salt. Use a lime to wet the rim of the glass, turn the glass upside down, and coat the rim of it with the spicy, salt blend. Then, combine Bunny Detox and Rhubarb in the glass. Add ice until the liquid almost reaches the rim. 



Yield: 1 serving

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SAYEH'S LIVING LITHE! 5 Nov 2014

Sayeh's Living Lithe

I'm not going to bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that I am not keeping up with my workout or my diet at all these days. The weather has turned cold, and my tendency to gravitate toward the fried and cheesy and hearty has only been exacerbated. Every week I tell myself: this is the week! This is the week where I do a smoothie in the morning and bring my lunch to the office and workout after work, and eat lean and clean for dinner. But alas, I grab a Larabar on my way out of the house and give into my cravings when I eat out for both lunch and dinner. I can feel and see the effects everywhere. My body, my energy, my general unhappiness with my choices...you name it. In fact, it's not even smoothie weather anymore, so as a breakfast option, I've essentially waited it out so long, that making a smoothie in the morning doesn't even appeal to me now. But I've come to love them as a staple of my day when I'm eating well, so I poked around online and realized smoothies can be easily adapted to winter weather, and I thought I'd share the basic principles I learned. 

1. Skip the ice and use these liquids for a creamier smoothie instead:

  • organic milk 
  • nut milks
  • brewed chai
  • plain Greek yogurt

2. Use seasonal fruits

  • apples
  • pears
  • figs
  • cranberries
  • dates
  • bananas (good for warming smoothies even though they aren't seasonal in these parts)

3. Use warming spices

  • cardamom
  • cayenne
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • turmeric
  • cloves
  • nutmeg

If you don't have the time, like I often don't (or say I don't), Lithe's Lithe Cider and Apple Ginger BFF are perfect warming winter options you can buy on the fly on your way out of class. If a smoothie sounds a little too chilly for you, even with the warming substitutions, consider adding the following spices, herbs, and veggies to the foods you cook at home to warm yourself up from the inside: 

  • garlic
  • horseradish
  • onion
  • black pepper
  • leeks
  • kale
  • lentils
  • black beans
  • fresh water fish (according to Chinese medicine, ocean fish are cooling)
  • shrimp or mussels (exceptions to the ocean rule)
  • beef
  • chicken
  • turkey 
  • scallions
  • rosemary
  • chilies, chili powder

Here's hoping I pull it together! 

I will see you in class! I will see you in class! I will see you in class! I will see you in class!

 

FIT.HIP.FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! 10 Oct 2014

Lithe Spice

Happy Friday, Lithers!  Spice up your metabolism with Lior Lev Sercarz's Lithe No.1 spice blend of grapefruit, lavender, and ginger that's perfect for salads, veggies, and seafood. This week we're giving away a jar of our Lithe No.1 spice! 

For a chance to win, please leave a comment below telling us what you're hoping to see in the fridges this winter. One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, so you have three days to enter. One entry per person. Thank you, and good luck!

Image via Lauren

 

 

LITHE SPICED SHRIMP 7 Oct 2014

Shrimp

Spiced Shrimp

I love Spiced Shrimp – it's a simple, healthy, and quick dinner that everyone loves and can be paired with any side or tossed into a salad.  Shrimp is a great Eating Lithe option: four ounces of shrimp have approximately 24 grams of protein and only 112 calories. Shrimp also provides selenium, B12 and D vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids, so eat up!

Lithe Spice No.1 (available in-studio on Thursday!) is the secret to this simple dish.  Since the shrimp only cooks for three minutes on the grill,  I plan ahead by prepping my shrimp in the morning. 

Spiced Shrimp:
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Lithe Spice No.1
1 garlic clove, minced
Cooking spray of your choice
 
Preparation
To prepare shrimp, combine 1 teaspoon EVOO, garlic, Lithe Spice No.1, and shrimp in a large bowl; toss well.  Thread about 4-5 shrimp onto each of 6 (8-inch) skewers.  Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes or until done.  Don't have a grill?  Sautee shrimp in a pan for 5 to 7 minutes, until they turn pink

Images via Lauren

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