20 posts categorized " Skinny Heathen "

MINT JULEP! {RE-POST} 2 Jun 2015

Julep

I always kick off the summer with a cold, fresh mint julep. During my college years at USC, we drank juleps during our derby season, which was called the Carolina Cup (the julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby). On top of loving the taste, I love the aromatherapy benefits and the way my house smells while I'm making one.

There's a ritual to making a julep and it's all about extracting the right amount of oil from the mint by gently muddling it with the sugar OR making a simple syrup before adding crushed ice. The key to making the drink look awesome is adding extra crushed ice on top and laying fancy garnishes atop it. Make sure the mint for the garnish is the freshest you can get and keep in mind that you do not have to limit yourself to mint — you can add whatever fruit or berries you'd like.

Mint Julep (Makes 2 servings)

2 tablespoons coconut simple syrup (see below)

4-6 fresh mint sprigs/mint leaves

1 1/2 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice or Smile Sparkle Shine

Crushed ice

2/3 cup Jamaican rum (I prefer Blackwell) or bourbon

Coconut sugar simple syrup
1 cup boiling water
1 cup coconut sugar (honey or agave work, too)
2-3 mint leaves.

Stir boiling water into sugar until it dissolves. Simple syrup keeps for a long time when placed in a covered container and refrigerated. 

Directions: Pour 1 tablespoon coconut simple syrup into a tall glass. Add two lightly crushed mint sprigs. Add ice. Stir in 1/3 cup rum or bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass. Garnish with mint. 

Image of Lauren's mint julep via Lauren

GARDEN SAGE SKINNY HEATHEN 30 Jan 2015

Garden Sage

Happy Friday! Next up in our 13-week Skinny Heathen series with Art In The Age is the Garden Sage made with Lithe's The Vert cold-pressed juice and AITA's Sage liquor.

The Vert is a deep, yet light, power-packed raw juice blend made of cold-pressed cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger. AITA's Sage is a refreshing “garden gin” with an intoxicating aroma and woodsy, herbaceous flavor. Infused with organic thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel, and sage, it's delicious. The green garden flavor of this drink is smooth, bright, green, and herbal ... sort of like spring in a glass! 


Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

2 oz. Sage liquor

4 oz. The Vert

Ice

Sliced apple for garnish

 

Directions

Fill a Collins glass with ice, pour in The Vert and Sage. Garnish with apple slices.

 

Image via Chaucee

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

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

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,

 

GIN & JUICE SKINNY HEATHEN 19 Dec 2014

LITHE +AITA Gin & Juice

 

Happy Friday!  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 up in our 13-week series is Gin & Juice, which is made with Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine and AITA's Sage liquor

 

Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine is a cold-pressed juice made from grapefruit, pear and grapes. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, lycopene (pink and red only!), and has salicylic acid known to dissolve inorganic calcium formed deposits that may build up in the cartilage of the joints, causing arthritis. Pear is a great source of insoluble fiber and reduces the grapefruit's tartness, yet really enhances its tastiness. Although grapefruit is available throughout the year, it is currently in season, and at it's most delish from winter through early spring. Drink up!

AITA's Sage is a refreshing “garden gin” with an intoxicating aroma and woodsy, herbaceous flavor. Instilled with organic American botanicals including thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel, and sage, it's delicious in both savory and sweet cocktails. Together, this is just like a vodka and grapefruit, but it's sweeter and gin forward. The flavors of this drink — sage, grapefruit, and gin — balance bright and energetic with smooth and herbal.


Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

2 oz. Sage liquor

4 oz. Smile Sparkle Shine

1/2 lime, squeezed

Ice

Lime wedge for garnish

 

Directions

Fill a Collins glass with ice, pour in Smile Sparkle Shine, Sage, and lime juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Image via Chaucee

 

 

 

 

 

OH SNAP! SKINNY HEATHEN 5 Dec 2014

Snap

 

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 up in our 13-week series is Oh Snap!, which is made with Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine and AITA's Snap liquor

 

If you're looking for a warming yet refreshing Pennsylvania Dutch-style holiday cocktail, this is it! 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 blackstrap molasses and fresh ginger.

 

Lithe's Smile Sparkle Shine is a cold-pressed juice made from grapefruit, pear and grapes. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, lycopene (pink and red only!), and has salicylic acid known to dissolve inorganic calcium formed deposits that may build up in the cartilage of the joints, causing arthritis.  Pear is a great source of insoluble fiber and reduces the grapefruit's tartness, yet really enhances its tastiness.  Although grapefruit is available throughout the year, it is currently in season, and at it's most delish from winter through early spring.  Drink up!

 

Ingredients

2 oz. Snap liquor

4 oz. Smile Sparkle Shine

Ice

Honey (optional)

Lemon wedge

 

Directions

Fill a rocks glass with ice, pour in SSS, Snap, add honey to sweeten, and garnish with a lemon wedge.



Yield: 1 serving

Image via Chaucee

 

 

 

 

LITHE INSIDER 17 Nov 2014

  
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SPIRIT SKINNY HEATHEN 13 Nov 2014

Spirit-1

 

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

Image via Chaucee

 

 

 

 

BUNNY MARY SKINNY HEATHEN! 6 Nov 2014

Bunny-1

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

Image via Chaucee

 

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