92 posts categorized " Recipes "

LITHE SLIMMING BROTH 25 Feb 2015

Lithe Broth 1

Feeling under the weather?  This is liquid sunshine.  Our veggie version of bone broth is mineral-rich super-broth is a delicious, filling snack that also supplies healing nutrients and alkalizes your system, making it easier to detoxify, lose weight, and feel fantastic. This recipe can be varied according to taste.

Ingredients
3 quarts water
1 large onion, halved
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups chopped kale and parsley
2 celery stalks
1 tsp. turmeric
1 clove whole garlic (don't chop or crush)
Bragg's Liquid Aminos or sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh dried shiitake mushrooms

Put ingredients into a pot and place on a low boil for approximately 60 minutes. Continue to boil to taste. Cool, strain (I prefer to eat the cooked veggies), and store in a sealed container in the fridge. Re-heat and drink up to 3–4 cups a day.

Nutrition facts per serving 
Strained: 5 calories, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates   
With veggies: 60 calories, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates
 
Image via Lauren

MARKET QUINOA SALAD 26 Jan 2015

Quinoa

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

HEAVEN & EARTHY SKINNY HEATHEN 23 Jan 2015

Heaven

 

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!

 

Ingredients

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

 

Directions

  • 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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LITHE MUSELI & GOJI BERRY MILK 11 Jan 2015

Museli

I've been traveling a lot, so my challenge has become how to create a super-healthy breakfast that can be easily packed into a carry-on and eaten on the road (in the car, on a plane, in the airport, or even in a hotel room) that is both delicious and nutrient-packed, so that I feel energized for the long day ahead.

You guys already know how to make the original, so give this decadent superfoods recipe a shot. It contains a ton of nutrients and fits perfectly in a Ziploc bag or your travel cooler bag. And, now that you're comfortable making almond milk, you can easily learn how to make goji berry milk! 

  • Lithe Museli Ingredients
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/4 c. cacao nibs
  • 1/2 c. raw cashews
  • 1/4 c. goji berries
  • 1-2 tbsp. raw honey

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  • Spread oats onto a large baking sheet.
  • Once oven is warm, place oats in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until slightly toasted. 
  • While oats are toasting, chop the raisins into small bite-sized pieces. 
  • Once oats are toasted, place them in a large bowl, and then add all other ingredients except honey.
  • Mix thoroughly and store in a container. 
  • When you are ready to eat it, add muesli to goji berry milk, and drizzle with raw honey.

Goji Berry Milk Ingredients  

  • 4 c. filtered water
  • 1 c. raw almonds
  • 1/2 c. goji berries
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 cheesecloth or nut milk bag

Directions  

  • Soak almonds in a bowl of water overnight (soaking allows nuts to soften and sprout which is easier on the digestive system).
  • The next day, strain/rinse almonds.
  • Add nuts and goji berries to your Vitamix or high-powered blender along with water. Blend for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in a medium-sized bowl, pour milk into cheesecloth, and squeeze the bag to release the liquid “milk."
  • Once the almond meal inside the bag is dry, pour the liquid back into blender and add the sweetener of your choice. Blend for 30 seconds. The milk will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Goji berries (lycium barbarum) are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. They are a member of the nightshade family (solonaceae), which contains many other common vegetables such as potato, tomato, eggplant, and pepper. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well. Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, gojis have been used for thousands of years both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally.

Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the goji is a nutritional powerhouse.

This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compounds. Its powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.

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BEND 'N' SNAP! SKINNY HEATHEN 8 Jan 2015

Bendsnap

 

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. 

 

Ingredients

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

 

Directions

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



Yield: 1 serving

Image via Chaucee

LITHE INSIDE: BREAD! 6 Jan 2015

Lithe_inside

Nothing can truly take the place of a piece of freshly baked warm bread, but today I'm sharing five alternative bread recipes that I've tried and tested. Each one is absolutely life-changing (I promise!). You DO have to put in some work, but seriously ... say goodbye to refined sugar and carbs: Petite Kitchen coconut bread, My New Roots loaf, Deliciously Ella cauliflower crust pizza, My New Roots crackers, and Oh She Glows crispy quinoa cakes.

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LITHE INSIDE SHOPPING LIST! 3 Jan 2015

LITHELIST

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!  

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BEST OF FHH 2014! 29 Dec 2014

NHY

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,

 

LITHED-UP SUGAR COOKIES 23 Dec 2014

Cookies

My Mars has a serious sweet tooth and now that he's three and a half, he's at the age that I can't totally fool him with something healthy.  These sugar cookies are Mars (and me) approved...

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely ground almond flour
  • A little over 1/8 tsp. salt (like, 1/8 + 1/16 tsp.)
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 level tsp almond milk or Lithe Foods cashew milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
  • Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  • Combine all liquid ingredients (except nut milk).
  • In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir well. 
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and keep stirring, breaking up clumps as you stir. The batter may seem dry at first. If so, you can add the extra 2 tsp. milk. It will eventually form something that can either be squished into a ball with your hands.
  • Roll out dough to cut-out cookie width, either between sheets of parchment paper.
  • Freeze dough at least 20 minutes before baking. 
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes (depending on desired crispiness). 
  • Let cool another 10 minutes before even attempting to remove cookies from the sheet. The cookies should firm up well.

Images of Mars making cookies via Lauren

LITHED-UP ALMOND MILK 21 Dec 2014

Lithed Up Almond Milk

A few years back I could only find the best almond milk lattes in California. These days, you don't have to travel far to find a coffee shop that serves almond milk. We’ve all read the horror stories of soy (GMO-laden soybeans and highly processed). And while almond milk is surely the cleaner route to go, even the latest brands seem to be pumped up with thickening agents like carrageenan and xanthan gum, on which the jury is still out (there are claims that both are inflammatory). What’s a health conscious chick to do? Play it safe and make your own. I swear it’s not as scary as it seems...

Ingredients
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups filtered water
Sweetener (we like coconut nectar or 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup)
1 cheesecloth or nut milk bag
½ teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of sea salt, and cinnamon (optional)

Directions
Soak almonds in a bowl of water overnight (soaking allows nuts to soften and sprout which is easier on the digestive system). The next day, strain/rinse almonds. Add nuts to your Vitamix or high-powered blender along with water. Blend for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in a medium-sized bowl, pour milk into cheesecloth, and squeeze the bag to release the liquid “milk." Once the almond meal inside the bag is dry, pour liquid back into blender and add sweetener of choice plus vanilla, sea salt, and cinnamon, if you wish. Blend for 30 seconds. The milk will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Image via Lauren

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