April 2012 archive

The Best AM Energy Booster: Greens First Wellness Shakes

Lauryn Evarts talks with Kim Kelly about Green's First Wellness Shakes that are organic and gluten-free.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Kim Kelly about Green's First Wellness Shakes that are organic and gluten-free.

My new obsession: Greens First Wellness Shakes. I am not normally a big advocate of powder, I tend to like fresh veggies, fruits, etc., but this product has completely changed my mornings. My super healthy friend & Lululemon ambassador, Kim Kelly [ find her here ], introduced me to Greens First & I immediately fell in love. Each morning I add one scoop of the green powder plus one scoop of the vanilla powder, in a shaker cup with cold water [ plus ice ].

Reasons I love it: there’s no sugar [ it’s sweetened with all-natural Stevia ], it contains 78 calories total, & it boosts my energy levels. Along with that, it’s super easy to travel with [ they have travel packets ]; I drank one each morning in Cabo!

Kim explains the deets on Greens First:

+ What is it?

It contains an abundance of organic fruits & vegetables including forty-nine super foods [ providing fifteen servings of fruits & veggies ]. All the food groups are in it in too [ vegetarian/vegan brown rice/vegetable pea protein/good carbs/healthy essential fatty acids/vitamins/minerals ].

+ What are the pros of drinking the shake?

It increases energy levels w/o stimulants, boosts the immune system, assists in weight management, balances blood sugar levels, alkalizes & balances body pH, detoxifies, & relieves stiff and achy joints! I have tested every whey & soy protein powder out there, & I personally digest vegan proteins [ like this ] much easier. I actually look forward to waking up so I can have my shake!

++ For more info on this product, e-mail Kim directly at KimKelly28@yahoo.com and tell her I sent you! xx.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Kim Kelly about Green's First Wellness Shakes that are organic and gluten-free.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Kim Kelly about Green's First Wellness Shakes that are organic and gluten-free.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Kim Kelly about Green's First Wellness Shakes that are organic and gluten-free.

 

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

Mini DeLites

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ Thick textured stationary ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ Instagram POW: to catch dreams ]

Random tidbit: I really, really admire Kris Kardashian/Jenner [ not Kim, Kris! ]. Although sometimes she is abrasive & over the top, there are specific qualities that represent a strong, powerful woman. She is up at six AM, always appears presentable, runs numerous companies, and takes care of a huge, extroverted family. I am incredibly curious to know what kind of coffee Kris drinks…Since Monday is tomorrow, it’s back to a full work week & she is currently inspiring me to start the week off with a bang. Who inspires you to work hard?

On a very un-Kris note: two “Mini DeLites” this week, vacation messed with my blogging schedule [ sorry, that I’m not sorry… ; ) ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ New anti-aging vitamin addition: in purse-ready AM & PM packets ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ Regular limes < mini Mexican, juicy limes ]

[ My babe ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ Saturday’s brunch: egg white omelets, berries, & half OJ/half sparking water mocktails ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger talks skinny tips, skinny tricks, and how to lose weight in a healthy way.

[ Loveeeeee { source }  ]


Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

Skinny Vacation Tips & Everything Cabo

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Poolside w/ M ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Homemade mango sorbet ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ A lizard we befriended by tempting him with berries ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Delicious snacks ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ My lovely view ; ) ]

Ok, ok, sorry for the abundance of pictures, but I just had to share some of my favorite pictures of our vacation. Upon arrival to the One&Only Palmilla Resort in San Jose del Cabo, we received the freshest papaya & strawberry popsicles along with weather that could not have been more beautiful! It was such a delight to completely shut off; to make the experience even more relaxing, Michael surprised me with a couple’s massage at their gorgeous spa [ see below ].

I definitely “rebelled” in Cabo: I certainly can admit I substituted water for tequila, forgot to wear my retainer, & had my far share of the most heavenly popcorn, chocolate soufflé. But the most amazing thing ever? Their ginger margaritas with blanco tequila & fresh squeezed lime juice…clearly, I am ready to go back!

+ Skinny vacation tips: I brought along a workout DVD [ put to use three times ], to keep me full every morning I ordered fruit & eggs for breakfast, & after the cleanse, I honestly didn’t feel the need to stuff my face.

If you’re going on vacation anytime soon, pack what I call a “snack pack.” Mine typically include raw bars, three apples, a banana, hummus packs, baby carrots, 100-calorie pack pretzels, & kid-sized Pirate’s Booty bags. I ate something healthy before ever dinner & it really helped. Cheers to summer!

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ The spa ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Beach attire ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Fresh ginger margs & mint mojitos ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Our hacienda-style decorated room ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Breakfast on the terrace…guess which side is mine?! ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Another fringed bikini ]

Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick at One&Only Palmilla Resort, San Jose del Cabo.

[ Enjoying a Corona Light…ahhhh, I miss it already! ]

 

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

The Bachelor’s Tenley Molzahn: Skinnista of the Month

Lauryn Evarts talks with Tone It Up Ambassador, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor series.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Tone It Up Ambassador, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor series.

One of the first times I met Tenley she was carrying gummy bears in her purse. I was drinking champagne with a splash of Pom juice & she kindly offered me some for my cocktail. She sprinkled some tiny bears in my bubbly…it was oddly delicious! She is truly, as sweet as pie.

Not only is Tenley been on The Bachelor series [ Jake’s season ] & Bachelor Pad, she also lives a healthy, “skinny” lifestyle. She is gluten-free [ you can find some of her fab recipes here ], a hot yoga lover, & a television host. Naturally, she is the perfect Skinnista of the Month:

+ What is your quick skinny trick?

The 7 Day Slim Down, sometimes it’s actually a 3 Day Slim Down if I need a real quick “skinny trick”.

Another trick is a good cleanse. The one thing I never want to do is “starve” myself, both of my “skinny tricks” are built around clean nutrition still giving me the right calories, fats, carbs that I need to function on!

+ What is your weekly workout schedule?

I try to do something active every single day of the week, I feel my best when I’m moving! On the weekdays I like to alternate hot yoga & running or do both. On days that I just run, I run about six miles plus [ I’m always setting new goals depending on the time I have to commit to a run that day ]. On just hot yoga days I try to throw in a circuit workout, even if it’s a DVD in my living room! On yoga/running days I only do a three-four mile run; I never want to over exhaust myself or I end up out of commission for a few days. Yoga & running are my favorite workouts, obviously. However, I try to throw in a dance class, a barre class, or something a little different so I do not plateau. On the weekends, I’ll either do one of my regular workouts but often find myself enjoying a super long walk or a hike with my boyfriend!

+ Best go-to healthy food?

How do I pick?! I have lots of favorites! Egg white scrambles, protein pancakes, grilled veggies, big green salads, fresh fruit, anything w/ almond butter [ especially on celery or apples ], & Greek yogurt [ I use it in EVERYTHING! ].

Lauryn Evarts talks with Tone It Up Ambassador, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor series.

+ Motivation to stay in shape?

Staying in shape is important for my confidence. I feel better from the inside out, & I feel like I can confidently be ME knowing that I am doing my best taking care of my body. Living a healthy lifestyle & working out is much easier than “letting myself go” and complaining about how I feel physically and emotionally, so I keep myself moving! I also feel great being active. Working out helps me clear my mind & let go of some of the stress in life; my workout time is MY time.

+ Favorite beauty product?

My favorite beauty product is Loreal Voluminous Mascara!

+ Best natural beauty remedy?

Washing my face every night! AND hot yoga & hot baths w/ Epsom salts. Sweating & releasing toxins keeps me feeling great inside & out!

+Tenley’s Super Easy Portobello Mushroom Pizza:

1.] Grab a few portabello mushrooms, big or medium size, wash them, & remove the stem and the “gills”

2.] Use some pizza sauce, pasta sauce, or tomato sauce [ make sure it’s gluten free if you’re gluten-free like me ], and spread sauce inside the mushroom.

3.] Sprinkle lightly with reduced-fat cheese & add any other ingredients you love on your pizza! Don’t be afraid to be creative! I only had spinach, cheese, & sauce in my house when I made these, but I can’t wait to add more toppings!

4.] Bake at 350 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes. Enjoy!

+ Click the links to follow Tenley on Facebook & Twitter!

{{ Photo source for Tenley’s headshots }}

Lauryn Evarts talks with Tone It Up Ambassador, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor series.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Tone It Up Ambassador, Tenley Molzahn from The Bachelor series.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

Mini DeLites

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Our vibrantly decorated bed in Cabo ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Loving these new necklaces: a wishbone + mini cross ]

Ahhhhhhh! We just stepped off the plane, coming home from the most amazing vacation ever [ more on Cabo later this week ]. Starting tomorrow I definitely have my work cut out for me: returning endless e-mails, working on future posts, & running a million errands. Most importantly, I’ll be in the gym at noon for a double workout & honestly, I am super excited. I am craving an endorphin rush.

Tonight we are making a huge salad full of kale, arugula, bell peppers, broccoli, lemon, & fresh grated Parmesan [ paired with a rosemary infused gin cocktail- just one though! ] to make-up for the last couple days. Total vacation recovery mode starts now!

+ Forgive some of the photography, as some pictures were taken with my cell phone! Vacation makes it easy to become slightly lazy. xx.

P.S. Wishbone necklace can be found here, mini side cross here, the cat-eyed sunnies here & neon bralette here.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Post-vacation refrigerator: fruit, light beer, soy nut butter, Ezekiel bread, & whole wheat pasta ]

[ Having way too much fun { sunglasses found here }! ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Traveling mags & a snack ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness, fashion, and diet blogger from San Diego, California talks skinny tips and tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Instagram -LaurynBoBoryn- POW: ombré toes ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health blogger with skinny tips and tricks at the One & Only Palmilla.

[ Neon lingerie, because why not ; ) ? ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

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