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TSC Healthy, Skinny Syrup…For Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, You Name It

   The Skinny Confidential talks favorite syrup recipe.The Skinny Confidential talks favorite syrup recipe.

I have this weird thing for syrup.

It’s just so good.

I remember when I was a “I’m too cool for school” Sophomore in high school. Like clockwork I’d wake up, pop a Buttermilk Eggo in the toaster, & heat up Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry syrup with a cube of butter.


Times have changed.

Now I actually look at the ingredients I’m putting in my mouth. Eggos are out, three ingredient pancakes are in. Knott’s Berry Farm GMO filled fake-ass syrup is out, TSC syrup is in.

I hope this recipe changes your waffle/pancake/French toast game, as much as it’s changed mine.

The Skinny Confidential talks favorite syrup recipe.

This recipe is very similar to TSC jam. If I’m being honest, I like my routine & I like clean foods so there’s no need to go f-ing crazy when I make up recipes. Keep it simple, stupid.

The difference is this has coconut nectar & lemon in it. You can also use maple syrup but PLEASEEEE check the bottle to make sure it’s 100% organic dark maple syrup.

Aunt Jemima’s just isn’t cuttin’ it, ya know.

The reason I do this is because regular syrup has a lot of CARB & SUGAR. This cuts it all, you know? Make it skinny style. The berries add a sweet taste & you get some nutrients. The chia seeds add bulk so you’re not eating syrup with a side of pancake. You’re enjoying a bit of syrup in a smart way.

Easy, right?

Raw coconut nectar is a fun twist though because it resembles syrup & tastes similar. There’s some benefits too. Like what? Firstly, it’s high in enzymes, amino acids, it’s not chemically treated, & the nectar is filled with potassium, magnesium, zinc & iron. Oddly, it’s especially rich in inositol which fights inflammation & depression. You can read all about coconut nectar here too.

Here’s a quick video tutorial:

♡♡♡ TSC Healthy, Skinny Syrup

Handful of berries of choice
1 tablespoon of chia seeds & flaxseed ( or my magic seeds )
1 tablespoon of raw coconut nectar or 100% maple syrup
1 squeeze of lemon

Directions: add berries to a plate, add seeds, add nectar or syrup, & lemon. Mash with a fork. I like to heat it up a bit & add some grass fed butter! YUM.

The Skinny Confidential talks favorite syrup recipe.

Last week I made my favorite French toast with this syrup & Michael nearly had a heart attack. He LOVED IT. Didn’t even notice it wasn’t real syrup.

Swear guys, this shit is like CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT SYRUP! You won’t believe it.

By the way, share your TSC recipe on Instagram by tagging @theskinnyconfidential & I’ll feature them on The Bombshell Body Guide’s social media ; ).

Surgery update: hanging in there, will do a post next week when I have more energy. I had a horrible day yesterday but today was better. Clearly I need pancakes with this syrup tomorrow for a better day. Thank you for all the well wishes, you guys are so sweet that it overwhelms me. MWAH.

Talk soon, lauryn xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks favorite syrup recipe.

The Crunchy Peanut Butter Cashew, Get In Your PJ’s & Watch A Movie Smoothie

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

I have this weird thing with textures.

It all started when I was about 9 years old. My dad would take me to the local movie theater & there was this bomb-ass ice cream, like vintage-ish parlor that would make smoothies.

And guys, these weren’t like Jamba Juice days.

Smoothies were seriously slim pickens in my younger years.

Anyway, he would take me to this ice cream parlor before a Disney movie to get an ice cream or smoothie. Of course, being 9 I would add like the most ridiculous things to my smoothie ( like we’re talking gummy worm, Oreo smoothies ).

My favorite one though was always this peanut butter fro-yo concoction.

Basically it was chocolate chips, banana ice cream, peanut butter fro-yo, & sliced almonds ( at least I was healthy with the sliced almonds? ). I HAD THIS WEIRD OBSESSION WITH THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS BEING BLENDED INTO THE SMOOTHIE BECAUSE IT GAVE THE SMOOTHIE A CRUNCH.

If anyone loves textures like me, please tell me you know what the hell I’m talking about when I say ‘gave the smoothie a crunch.’

So the other day we were having a lazy Sunday & watching Beauty & The Beast ( we looooovveee Disney movies ). And naturally, I became all nostalgic & wanted to make a crunchy smoothie.

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SOOOOOoooo of course, I decided to make it TSC-style. Introducing:

The Crunchy Peanut Butter Cashew, Get In Your PJ’s & Watch A Movie Smoothie:

1 banana
1 cup of Silk Cashew milk
1-2 ( or 3 or 4…lol ) tablespoons of RAW unsalted nut butter of your choice
2 tablespoons of raw cacao nibs
Handful of ice

Directions: blend. Top & garnish with a teaspoon of cacao & a pretty straw because you’re cute like that. Make one for your boyfriend too, he’ll love you forever.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

Side note: cashew milk exists, guys. When I found out this tidbit of info, I nearly died. I MEAN CASHEW MILK?!! Is this real life? It’s seriously the best thing ever. You can also add it to your coffee, make cashew ice cubes, or use it as an ice cream base. Thank me later for this find, k!

As for the crunchy crunch: the cacao will rock your tastebuds & give your smoothie some volume. If you’re anything like me & love textures GET ACQUAINTED WITH CACAO IMMEDIATELY. I add raw cacao nibs to everything!!

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

This crunchy smoothie ( yummmm ) soooo brought me back to my ice cream parlor/peanut butter/pre-Jamba Juice/crunchy smoothie days, ya know? #TBT

What’s your favorite texture? Tell me something weird. I love weird stories. K, go.

x, lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks smoothies.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Tropical Mouth Party

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

When we went to Thailand, we had THE BEST DAMN smoothies.

I attribute this to their wide selection of fruits & delicious coconut milk.

So when I came back from Asia, I was kind of searching for a smoothie with a bit more of an OOMPH. I mean, I love a good strawberry, banana, almond milk smoothie any day, but if we’re being honest it’s kind of a basic smoothie…so duh, no surprise I had to whip up something new & fresh. Introducing this new TSC-approved, tasty smoothie BOWL.

Firstly, this little number is filled with superfoods. LIKE FILLEDDDD.

Think: mango, strawberries, coconut milk, chia seeds, a little chocolate, AND these badass little smoothie packs, made by ALOHA, that I recently discovered ( << get excited ).

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

This one is the berry packet & it includes: blueberries, pear, peas, raspberries, spinach, mooring, spiralina, king trumpet mushrooms, Himalayan pink salt, lemon, Hawaiian yellow ginger…aka two to three serving of fruits/vegetables.

These are perfect for a little smoothie kick, especially for people who are busy. Plus you can throw these little adorable ALOHA packets in your handbag & add them to water/smoothies/juices when you’re on the go. YESSSssss.

Ok so recipe time:

1 handful of mango
1 handful of strawberries
1 cup of coconut milk ( << my fav!)
2 scoops of chia seeds
1 packet of ALOHA’s berry superfood
3 sprinkles of turmeric (<< endless benefits!)
1 handful of ice
Garnish: superfood chocolate shreds & fresh mint

Directions: blend everything besides chocolate shreds together. Pour everything into a bowl. Top with mint & grated chocolate ( I use a mini cheese grater for this ). Eat with a spoon.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

I feel like this smoothie bowl just brings me back to Thailand & I’m basically sitting on the beach, with limited Internet thinking about the day’s pressing decisions: should I go kayaking? Does the jacuzzi or the pool sound more relaxing? Coconut water or mojito? What time should I schedule tomorrow’s deep tissue? Mango smoothie or mango sticky rice?

Super, super pressing decisions.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

Anyway, for now I’ll have to just drink my tropical mouth party & close my eyes.


Ok, so what is your favorite smoothie addition that’s kind of weird & different? Share something that’s super outside the norm? Please!! The more ideas, the better.

lauryn, x

+ more recipes like this can be found in The Skinny Confidential Bomshell Body Guide!

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

The Skinny Confidential's smoothie bowl.

Supermodel Skinny Secrets…Bee Pollen x Magic Seeds x ENERGY

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.


Yesterday’s post on organic tampons had a bunch of comments from you guys about ‘The Diva Cup.’


Going to big time inspect the interesting contraption since I just ordered it on Amazon. Hmmmm. Will let you guys know how it goes.

Ok, let’s veer away from periods & talk about ENERGY!

( In fact, the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of periods, LOL energy on periods. Good one ).

Energy is reallllllll important to me. If I don’t have energy, I’m a major grump.

Without energy I’m like mopping around the house, heavily sighing, rolling my eyes, & making grunts while Michael whistles away as he makes breakfast.

Men seem like their energy is endless.

Me? I’m Sensitive Sally.

I need enough sleep, a cinnamon cappuccino, my inbox emptied, something to eat, & a workout…I mean I really don’t require much do I? #HA



And I’m not talking about crack cocaine, guys.

I’m talking about energy in a spoon, der.

Now, I’ve done a full blog post on energy in a spoon but I’ve switched up exactly how I make my daily spoonful of ZING, so naturally I had to share it on TSC.

Firstly, instead of just bee pollen & coconut oil, I’m using a couple other secret ingreds like raw hemp hearts, flaxseed, & chia seeds ( << I know make fun of me all day long for chia seed habit, sorry not sorry ).

Obviously I’m very specific about this TSC concoction. Here’s why each component matters:

BEE POLLEN: is known to increase energy & help with allergies ( especially if it’s local ).

RAW HEMP HEARTS: protein! FIBER! Plus they regulate the metabolism & make your skin glow, hair grow, & nails become stronger. More deets here.

FLAXSEED: keeps the digestion regular, if ya know what I mean ( winky-wink ).

CHIA SEEDS: Omega 3, calcium, fiber. Plus they swell making you feel full.

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: because coconut oil is fucking amazing. Trust me. Healthy fats!! More here.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

Also note that this little spoonful of energy promotes weight loss. Let’s just say it gets everything flowing. Many supermodels/models have told me their number one trick to weight loss is bee pollen. The amount of vitamins in bee pollen is RIDIC…just check out this list. The superfood has been used for centuries & contains my favorite ever: magnesium ( << best ever…remember this post, guys? ).

This site states that “bee pollen can aid in weight loss. According to Carson Wade, “bee pollen is a natural way to improve metabolism and help control and take weight off.” It is said that bee pollen improves metabolism by correcting a chemical imbalance and by “supplying the missing factors other foods cannot supply.” Bee pollen supposedly speeds the process of converting sugar into energy providing oxygen that fat can use to speed their conversion into energy. 130mg of bee pollen helps digest 3 pounds of food. 

Lecithin is another component of bee pollen that supposedly speeds the rate at which calories are burned. It also “aids in the digestive process and assimilation of nutrients. Bee pollen also has diuretic qualities and is said to reduce cravings and hunger. For weight reduction, take pollen 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water.

Also, I gotta say it: according to this source Taylor Swift recently lost 10 pounds & stated that it had to do with adding an abundant amount of these chia seeds to her diet. Supposedly she love them “because the seeds swell in your stomach, reduce hunger, and fill her up for hours.”

They really do swell GNARLY! Try it yourself at home if ya don’t believe me.

Personally? I really, really think my magic seeds ( aka flax, chia, hemp heart mix ) make a difference. I’ve dropped weight from eating them everyday ( like, everyday, everyday though ). I literally just have them in a huge-ass container on my kitchen counter & add them to everything and anything ( AKA salads, oatmeal ( FAVORITE oatmeal/cereal here ), smoothies, cereal, yogurt, etc. ).

Eating my ‘magic seeds’ are in at least two of my meals, daily.

So basically this mix is energy x weight loss x vitamins in a spoon. Kind of winning in every way, dontcha think?

Ok, these are the EXACT brands I use:

Extra virgin coconut oil
Organic chia seeds
Raw hemp hearts
Organic flaxseeds
Bee pollen

How do you keep your energy levels up?! Anyone else a bee pollen/magic seed fan?

– Lauryn, xx

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The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

Pineapple Whip !! YUMMMM

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Ever had the Dole Whip at Disneyland?

If you haven’t, you have to try it next time you’re there because it’s life-changing.

I mean, it’s basically the main reason I ever go to Disneyland.

Anyway this recipe is a version of Disney’s Dole Whip but without the sick-o added ingredients that really make no difference in the taste.

Firstly, here’s a video of how I whip up this whip in about 4.4 seconds:

I don’t know about you but this is heaven on earth for me.

Lately I’ve been on a late night ice cream kick so I’ve been enjoying this healthy recipe 5 days out of 7…the other two days? I may or may not have a few bites of bambleberry ice cream ( this exists & it’s yes, it’s better than sex ).

So. Point: this three ingredient “Dole-ish Whip” is a pretty damn great replacement for ice cream:

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

This recipe comes from The Detoxinista; here’s exactly how she says to whip up this tangy pineapple whip:

♡ Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, & chopped
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk
1 tablespoon honey ( optional, for authentic sweetness )

♡ Directions:

First off, you’ll want to freeze the pineapple chunks. I chopped mine a day ahead of time, and froze the chunks overnight. You could also purchase frozen pineapple, if you prefer.

This recipe works best in a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, because you’ll need to be able to pulverize the pineapple into an ice-cream-like consistency. A normal blender will most likely not work, but a food processor might.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

In TSC version I added a mint garnish & squeezed lime in to the mix because whelppppp, mint x lime just sounded like the absolute perfect addition. Like, RIGHT THOUGH?!

Do you guys have any three ingredient recipes that you love?

I’M ALLLLLLL ABOUT RECIPES UNDER 5 INGREDIENTS SO PLEASSSE SHARE IF YOU HAVE ONE! Oh & this one is obviously my favorites of favorite.

Happy Friday! – Lauryn, xx

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Pineapple whip by The Skinny Confidential.

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