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WEATHER & YOU {AND A RECIPE!} 7 Apr 2015

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Spring has (finally) sprung! Spring is the season of new beginnings when nature awakens and the world comes alive. It’s also the time when our bodies come back to life after months of hibernation and heavy eating.

Changes in the weather effect our moods, our bodies, skin, hair, and the clothes we wear. I know that I feel different than I did just one week ago. Being that the pattern of weather really effects us, tapping into its rhythm can guide us towards better living.

Spring is the perfect time to be reborn physically (you're probably moving more these days) and to establish a self-care routine. Self-care doesn’t have to mean a luxurious day at the spa or come with a heavy price tag. It can be very simple. For example, I've been enjoying this Matcha Beauty Tonic every day with my phone and computer turned off.

I love matcha. It provides a delicious nutrient-rich energy boost before and after Lithe. And it has so many amazing benefits. It gives you the zip of coffee without raising your heart rate.  It also keeps you satiated and works as a fat blocker by blocking the ability of digestive enzymes to break down fat, a step necessary for fat to enter our cells. So instead of absorbing and storing the fat, it gets passed through the body. Matcha is also rich in chlorophyll, which alkalizes and detoxifes the blood. By increasing its pH, the body has a better chance of getting more oxygen and nutrients to cells for healing. I notice that my skin looks more radiant and I feel revitalized when I drink it.  

Spring Matcha Beauty Tonic

Ingredients
1/2 tsp. matcha
Coconut milk to taste
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. ashwagandha (adaptogen/stres relief)
1/4 tsp. reishi (superfood/immune booster)
1/4 tsp. mesquite (superfood/blood sugar stabilizer and protein)

Directions
Scoop matcha powder (start at 1/4 tsp. then adjust according to your taste), ashwagandha, reishi, and mesquite into a cup. Fill cup with hot water, and then whisk in the coconut oil and milk until it starts to froth. Cup the bowl in your hands before bringing to your mouth to sip and enjoy!

Images via Celia Ragonese / Antrim + Spruce Photography

DIJON CAULIFLOWER 2 Apr 2015

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A few months ago Jordan surprised me by making this incredible roasted cauliflower recipe that he found it on Pinterest it has quickly become one of our favorite meals. Made with only a handful of ingredients, this super-filling, fiber-rich "side dish" is as striking to look at as it is easy to prepare. I've Lithed it up a by adding Lithe Spice No. 1 and reducing the cheese. It's so easy!  Just brush the cauliflower with mustard, then roast the cauliflower until it’s tender and finish with a topping of nutty parmesan and fresh herbs.
 
Ingredients
1 large head of cauliflower
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I prefer Maille)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Lithe Spice No. 1
Handful of fresh parsley & rosemary, roughly chopped
1/4 (or less) cup grated parmesan

Directions
Position an oven rack in the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.  Then remove the leaves from the cauliflower, then trim the bottom of the head so the cauliflower sits flat on the baking sheet. Next, whisk together the oil, 2 tablespoons mustard, Lithe Spice, salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a small bowl.

Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and brush the entire outside and inside with the mustard-spice-oil mixture. Roast the cauliflower until nicely charred and tender (a long skewer inserted in the center of the cauliflower should pass through easily), 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let rest for a few minutes.  Meanwhile, combine the parsley + rosemary and parmesan in a small bowl. Brush the roasted cauliflower head all over the outside with the remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and sprinkle with the parmesan-herb mixture.  Cut the cauliflower and serve with a sprinkle of salt and any extra parmesan-herb mixture. Enjoy! 
 
Images via Lauren

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

Image via Chaucee

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.

Image via Lauren

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

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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

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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,

 

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