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Supermodel Skinny Secrets…Bee Pollen x Magic Seeds x ENERGY

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential talks bee pollen.

First things first, WHAT IS THE DIVA CUP THAT YOU ALL SPEAK OF?

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

WTF IS THE DIVA CUP & HOW DO I NOT KNOW ABOUT IT?!

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

BUT.

I ALSO NEED MY DAILY FIX.

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.


Just The Yummiest Snack Ever + Why You Should Never Eat Nasty-Ass Movie Theater Popcorn

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

It’s like, really seriously weird how excited I was when I purchased a popcorn machine.

You would have thought I had just bought my first home. In cash.

When the popcorn machine arrived, I was even worseeeee.

Kid you not, it was a very, very exciting time when Mr. FedEx man arrived.

Because the options are really limitless with a popcorn machine.

But really let me pull out my scroll & read ya off some, mkay? For 1.) you can make caramel popcorn AKA Kettlecorn ( without nasty-ass ingredients ), 2.) you can make DIY birthday cake batter popcorn ( yes this is real life & this exists, I know life hasn’t really started though until you try this one ), AND 3.) YOU CAN MAKE SKINNY, APPLE BALL CINNAMON POPCORN LIKE SO:

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

First off, I’m pretty sure anything apple/cinnamon-ish is entirely acceptable for the festive, cold season. Secondly, I’m fully committed to popcorn.

BUT.

Not normal popcorn. See normal popcorn found at the movie theaters or grocery store ( AKA ) is CRAP.

But seriously guys— it’s suchhhhhh crap. Some of the ingredients found in the above? Just some casual insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, & other chemicals used to ‘treat’ the corn. Also it’s full of trans fat & artificial flavors/preservatives. And don’t even get me freaking started on the butter because it’s “artificial-butter-flavored topping is typically made mainly from hydrogenated soybean oil ( another trans fat ), artificial flavoring, beta carotene for color, & preservatives.” More here if you’re extra curious.

BTW, if you HAVE to have movie theater popcorn ( hey, sometimes I’m seeing a double bill & want a little crunch-a-de-crunch ) then get the kid’s popcorn because it’s totally pre-portioned.

And yes, I’m talking about the little kid’s box. You know the one that comes with a mini Coke, bite size Skittles, & a couple of handfuls of butter laden popcorn? Yes, that one.

Ok, so anyway wanted to make the recipe as easy as F-ing possible, so here’s a viddy-poo:

If you’re having a romantic date night at home in front of the fire THEN YOU HAVE TO make this for your significant other. Seriously they will fall in love with you all over again.

All you do is pop some non-GMO popcorn, add dried apples, cinnamon crunch apple clusters AKA balls ( LOL ), & some cinnamon/nutmeg.

Ta-da, party in your mouth x a million.

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

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The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.



Another 5 Second Party In Your Mouth: Honey/Fig Jam (!!!) With WEN Hair Care

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

Ok so if you guys read The Skinny Confidential Lifestyle Guide & this post you already know that I AM OBSESSED WITH WEN cleansing conditioner. Their products are bomb.com ( << just realness ).

So when they asked me to create a fig recipe to match their fig conditioner, I said “uhhhh…duh.”

I genuinely love WEN, so it’s kind of a win/win. The creator of WEN, Chaz Dean just understands a woman’s hair. My locks always look super luscious after using the product.

AND FIGS!!!

YOU GUYSS!!! I mean…it’s all about figs.

So today I present: honey/fig jam.

It’s kinda like this little quick raspberry jam but it’s almost better because what the hell is better than figs x honey ( plus some lemon & chia seed )? So Martha S.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

Going off on a tangent here: remember Fig Newton’s? Makes me feel so nostalgic. Everyone ate them when they were younger? Yellow box? Anyway I can vividly remember my parents thinking they were fully healthy.

Whelp- welcome to 2014, because guess what?

They’re filled with GMO’s…UGGGH.

So attention Fig Newton lovers: this raw honey fig jam will replace the so-called ‘healthy cookies.’

And FIGSSSS!! Like, the real figs…they’re full of benefits. To name a few: they are filled ( like, FILLED ) with fiber, they keep your digestive system healthy ( nudge, nudge, wink, wink ), & are a major antioxidant/super food.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

For this recipe: cut figs in half, scoop fig-goodness out ( I used the best invention ever: a melon scooper ), add to a tiny bowl, add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 2 squeezes of lemon, 3 squeezes of raw honey, & mash/mash/mash ( ‘Crush’ mashing bowl found here ). Spread on your favorite piece of toast ( I prefer a Rudi’s spelt English muffin with this 5 second recipe ). Other options: add to two ingredient pancakes, use as a baked potato or sweet potato topping, &/or crackers with cheese.

So eat your figs, people.

Ok, so I’m totally going to go wash my hair with fig conditioner & eat fig jam.

Peace, Lauryn

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A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

A fig recipe by The Skinny Confidential.

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Yummm…A Halloween Candy Bar Cart

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

Ok, so this was SUCH a fun post to set up.

Sometimes when I have an idea it never quite pans out the way it’s supposed to…AKA the pumpkin pie pancakes I attempted to create a week ago.

But this candy bar? I’m very much feeling it.

And I had to share because it’s SO EASY TO RECREATE IT’S STUPIDDDDD.

First things first, here’s an up close view of the top & bottom:

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

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This project started out while I was roaming the aisles of Home Goods ( this happens a lot: ideas at Home Goods…anyone else? ). Basically I grabbed a bunch of vases/glass dishes, some candles ( blacks, whites, golds ), two black display stands, & a packet of black plastic, creepy-ass spiders.

I went home, emptied my bar cart, & set up for Halloween.

Make sure you have different heights going on when you set-up your own cart. One height is very vanilla, & you definitely want to sexy it up a bit.

To finish the bar cart up, simply light candles, add creepy crawlers in random places, & cue The Monster Mash. TA-DA. Fun for adults & kids!

For empty spots that need a little extra love, add fake candles.

( …truthfully I find fake candles highlllyyyy irritating ( they’re kind of half-assed ) but I used a couple because I didn’t want to have 32578923 candles around the candy ).

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

Ok before I go I have to tell you guys about ‘the black licorice fiasco.’ Last week, I was INTENTLY working. Totally in my zone— a little Brazilian Lounge on Spotify, a lot of e-mails, working on a post, & balancing my checkbook ( which IS NOT my strong suit ). So. I out of my peripheral I see BLACK X 10.

And there sits T.Boone Pickens…he had individually dragged half of the black licorice twists ( one by one, I might add ) across the floor from the lower bar cart area. There he sat, in his white plush bed, casually sucking on a long piece of licorice.

And naturally measly pieces of black licorice were stuck between each tooth. Let’s just say I immediately pulled out the ‘doggie toothbrush’ & a Swiffer.

Regardless…it still looks semi presentable, right? Some of the pictured licorice is definitely post-naughty Boone. He’s a wily little one. By the way, Pixy was sitting perfect in her teepee, clearly annoyed.

Anyway, I’m off to eat room service at 12:37 AM at night…late night, casual dinner of scrambled eggs & berries. Whoops.

Talk soon, Lauryn

+ P.S. if you’re looking for a gold bar cart, Target has the MOST BADASS one. It’s TO-DIE!

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

The Skinny Confidential's Halloween party.

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