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Bomb-Ass Watermelon/Lime Ice Cubes

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The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

You’re welcome.

Ya. You’re welcome.

Why?

Because I’m 100% confident that you’ll love these watermelon/lime ice cubes as much as I do.

First off, if you follow TSC on Instagram, you know I can’t get enough of watermelon juice.

This summer’s theme has been watermelon, watermelon, & more watermelon.

It’s one of the world’s healthiest foods because it’s filled with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, AND the sexy fruit also happens to be one of most detoxifying foods on the planet.

Meow.

So naturally, my creative juices started flowing when I had the idea of freezing the juice with lime. Directions are the easiest thing ever: pick up fresh pressed watermelon juice from Whole Foods or make it yourself, add it to a super cute ice cube tray, squeeze a bunch of lime, freeze and…TA-DA.

The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

Also, if you don’t remember my story of how I bought a giant-ass watermelon from Whole Foods & carried it to the Juice Bar for them to juice, click here.

I enjoyed these cubes of heaven in sparkling water & even ate them plain ( dessert after dinner, der ). If you’re feeling frisky, add them to chilled champagne.

Mmmmm!!! Too damn good.

So like I said: you’re welcome.

Happy Tuesday! xx. Lauryn

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Heeyyy Bikini Body: A Lil Fourth of July Snackity Snack

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Ohhhhh hayyyy, Mr. 4th of July.

Yaya! Tomorrow’s the Fourth ( I know, I know, have I talked about the Fourth too much? Whatevs ) & when it comes to any holiday in general, I’m a huge fan of BYOSF.

So whatever you’re doing tomorrow, BYOSF.

BYOSF= bring your own skinny food…der!

Instead of stuffing my face with every single flag themed food imaginable ( AKA flag shaped pizza, cake, pie, etc ), wouldn’t I bring something that’s healthy/filling/bikini-esque?

Ok, so say hello to the most perf Fourth snack ever:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Keep it simple, stupid with this one, my friends.

All ya gotta do is slice ripe bananas. Then add a drop of raw honey, one walnut ( per slice ), & a goji berry to each piece. I added blueberries in the middle of the snack to keep it super festive & theme-y. Superrrrr easy. Goji berry benefits can be found here if you’re interested.

Plus this snack looks like you spent some time whipping it up, when in actuality it takes about ten seconds. This skinny snack will pretty allow you to have your own Fourth of July, firework par-tay in your mouth…while rocking a teeny-weeny bikini.

And of course, don’t forget to check out my 4th to-do list!

Also, stay tuned: later tonight I’m sharing my top, top secret diuretic bikini-time tea which is perfect for tomorrow AM.

Enjoy the fireworks, lovers! For any lovely international readers: I love you too. MWAH!

x le

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
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Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

That’s right, you hurrd. Olive.oil.ice.cubes.

These aren’t like, ice cubes to casually throw in your passion fruit tea though.

These are special, magical ice cubes that will make your hectic, crazed life easier.

Because that’s what TSC is all about…making YOUR life easier.

Life’s hard enough already, thanks.

Anyway. Back to these weird-ass ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Here’s a lil back story: I have this seriously bizarre obsession with spaghetti squash. I eat it allllll the time. My friends will call me on a Monday night & they’re all, “what up?” And per usual I’ll reply “just cooking spaghetti squash, e-mailing, & watching Real Housewives.”

Cooking spaghetti squash is my thing. I add a bunch of arugula underneath it ( fills ya up, big time! ), pile on the squash, & add a little Rao’s super spicy arrabbiata sauce with lemon, chili flake, a sprinkle of fresh parm, & some fresh basil..superrrrr satisfying.

Ok, wait, I’m off topic ( WTF’s new though? ).

So the problem?

Whelp, the herbs, der.

Think about it: if I’m cooking spaghetti squash three to four times a week like an OCD weirdo, I want fresh herbs.

Not some canned shit that’s labeled McCormick. I want balls-to-the-walls, real deal basil. In fact, sometimes I’ll even buy a little, cutie basil plant…because why the hell not?

Sadly fresh herbs go bad. & they go bad fast.

This is where the olive oil ice cubes come in.

When cooking my spaghetti squash, I like to heat the Rao’s sauce up with a little olive oil. So by freezing the herbs in the olive oil ice cubes, I preserve my herbs longer & don’t have to worry about them turning a nasty color.

See? They’re still pretty green.

And since I’m always one to add a little flare, I threw in some pomegranate seeds ( antioxidants!!! ). Pome seeds rock my world & I love them on EVERYTHING. Pasta, salad, oatmeal, sparkling water, etc.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.I’ve used my ice cubes for salad dressing ( they just need to be warmed ) & on pizza ( POME seeds x a tad EVOO x basil?!!! OMG ). Do whatever your little heart desires with these magic cubes.

Directions: grab some non-GMO, organic EVOO, a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds, & diced basil ( it’s up to you on how much; get crazy ) & throw it all in a silicon ice cube holder…wait a few hours…& you’re golden.

For more detailed info & an exact breakdown, click here.

Anyone else have any economical tips on how to preserve herbs? Tell, tell.

x le

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Seriously Bomb Trail Mix That Takes 10 Seconds


The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.
The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

Ohhhhh…you know what’s good? Like, real, real good?

Almonds x coconut flakes.

& then add in a little berry medley, & it’s better than good.

Seriously mind blowing.

So if you’re a health nut, like me, I have a sweet, lil treat for you: toasted coconut x unsalted almond, dried berry trail mix.

I mean…

Here’s my deal with trail mix: I’m not a trail mixie-in-the-car-only-kinda-person. My trail mix has a serious purpose: I put it in 100 calorie Ziplock bags & put it in each of my handbags.

I also put little portion controlled bowls throughout my house. I have them in my kitchen so when I’m cooking I can grab a convenient, healthy snack. I have them in my room by bed so I don’t slam cookies down my throat at midnight. I have them in my living room for friends to snack on because bowls of candy are overrated.

A bowl of nature’s candy is way better:

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

Some benefits of almonds? Glad you asked.

Sexy, delish unsalted almonds reduce the risk of heart attacks, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, protect artery walls from damage, build strong bones/teeth, aid in weight loss, nourish the nervous system, & alkalize the body.

This trail mix also obviously includes coconut flakes ( contains protein, fiber, zinc, & iron ), dried goji berries ( helps with stress & they’re anti-aging! ), & dried blueberries ( filled with antioxidants & Vitamin C ). If you want to get cray, add some dark chocolate chips too.

Oh! & I’m a not a measure-y person, so I basically did a handful of almonds & a 1/2 handful of the rest of the ingreds.

Easy, peasy.

And don’t forget to add your mixture to a 100 cal Ziplock bag for the perfect mid-day snack.

What’s your favorite DIY trail mix? xx. L

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The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

 

ZINNNNG! A Spoonful of Energy To Start Your AM Off Right

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

ZINNNNGG!

I love energy. Having energy is like, the best thing ever.

Ever, ever.

So. On that note, here’s lil peak inside my AM routine:

I wake up to an annoying-ass alarm, grab my phone, & lay in bed for about fifteen minutes scrolling through e-mails while spooning Pixy ( << the most gorgeous girl in the world ).

No one can talk to me for at least thirty minutes or I may bite their head off.

I finally get out of bed, feed Pixy ( non-GMO food, naturally ), brush my hair ( kidding, NOT! What’s a brush? ), blah, blah, blah.

Lately I’ve added oil pulling to my routine. While OP-ing I clean, make the bed, & get ready for the day.

And then ( am I boring you yet? )…comes the fun part.

A spoonful of energy.

Yup. That’s right.

Energy in a spoon > anything.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine. Energy in a spoon was created by Ms. Kimberly Snyder.

& lemme tell ya, it’s so easy it’s almost embarrassing.

Like, I’m obsessed because I love easy/simple/quick anything ( this excludes people, LOLZ ).

All ya do is a spoonful of coconut oil & topped off with about a tablespoon of bee pollen ( << local pollen is best ) & EAT.

If you don’t like the taste…plug your nose. Beauty is pain. I personally love the taste though. It’s kinda amaze.

Anyway I have this whole story on allergies which I’ll share later & bee pollen has been a total game changer for my seasonal allergies.

Not only is it good for allergies though, it’s also filled with some badass benefits. Like what?

♡ Smoothes skin…buh-bye acne!

♡ Helps with the digestive and respiratory system.

♡ Aids with the prostate ( << guys!! Eat your bee pollen!! #savetheballs ).

♡ Helps with infertility problems.

♡ Enhances energy…zing!

♡ Helps with hair & nails with its vitamins, minerals, & enzymes.

♡ Promotes weight loss. Cha-ching!

According to this source, “bee pollen is a food and acts faster and more effectively when taken at mealtime, which lets it gently, perform a little cleansing of the intestinal flora. A spoonful at breakfast reinforce the activity of the fresh pollen.You’ll be pleased to know that bee keepers are able to remove pollen from hives without harming the bees or disturbing their routine.”

If you want to know about the benefits of coconut oil, click here.

Soooooo if you want to start the day buzzing with energy, try this lil tippity-tip & LMK how you feel.

Zing, zinggggg!

X L

+ Disclaimer: please note that a lot of people are highly allergic to bee pollen ( & don’t know it ). If you’ve never ingested it, please try one kernel under your tongue to see if you’re allergic before eating any kind of bee pollen.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

The Skinny Confidential's morning routine.

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