Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

Pre-Bikini, Badass, Natural Diuretic Tea

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and tea.

Ok so I know I shared my lemon diuretic ( such a dinosaur/throwback post!! ) two & half years ago when TSC launch but today, in true bikini spirit, I’m sharing my favorite recipe for de-bloating tea.

That’s right.

This tea helps combat bloat. Who wouldn’t like that?? Right?!

I like to drink two cups of this an hour or two before bikini time.

So…wait, back up…WTH does diuretic mean?

Whelp, a quick version: diuretics basically get rid of fluid/bloat. BTW: this isn’t some medical, gnarly diuretic, it’s simply a natural tea that will help you feel tight & right.

Lemon is the best natural diuretic on the planet ( I literally would swim in lemon like the grandma from Patch Adams who swam in a pool of noodles…there I’d be…swimming in citrus, just living out my dream ). Green tea & ginger are also effective diuretics & apple cider vinegar is full of benefits. P.S. prone to UTI’s? Drink this tea & thank me later— let’s just say ( for the sake of any man reading this right now ) that it really promotes urine flow. We’ll leave the UTI talk at that ( for now ).

Mmkay.

Ok, so the ingreds:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and tea.

All you do is make tea like usual, add two tea bags of green tea ( I like this one; it’s clean & organic ), squeeze one lemon, add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar ( make sure it’s unfiltered & raw ), & slice four thin slices of ginger…and throw it all in your green tea.

Ta-da.

Of course, sense I’m a freaking weirdo about my teeth ( lemon strips the enamel ), I wait for it to cool a bit…&…sip it with a straw. LOL.

This super simple, de-bloating tea is perfect to drink before slipping into your bikini…trust me!! Feel free to make this iced too.

Cheers & happy Fourth of July! x

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Pasta Salad: A Summer Essential. Trust Me.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Summertime & the livin’s easy…but seriously—- so, so much easier though. I swear it feels like summer is just kinda a no bullshit season.

The music is more chill, the sun’s brighter, people are happier, & the food is better.

Right?!

If you’re anything like me, you can’t deal with the warm weather without a good, old fashion pasta salad. Like, it should be mandatory that everyone enjoys a sexy pasta salad at least five times throughout the summer months…& if you add a lil rose, you’re golden.

Let’s make this easy & not get so intense on the recipe:

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

So without getting technical, here’s what I did:

I grabbed some leftover veggies in my fridge ( think: radishes, broccolini, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, & corn ( non-GMO! ) ) & grilled ‘um up on the BBQ.

Side: summer= BBQ. You can wear a cute outfit while you’re grilling on the BBQ, kinda like a new age, cool Martha Stewart.

Ok, & then I whipped up some gluten-free pasta ( not too much because you’re going to add your grilled veg ) & add your BBQ veggies. Lastly add some fresh arugula lettuce, black olives, & lemon slices on top! MMMMMmmm.

Ta-da! Presenting: easy-peasy-your-boyfriend/husband-will-thank-you-later-summer-salad!

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

If you want an added crunch, then sprinkle the little wonton sticks above on top ( BTW, what the heck are those called? I can’t figure it out for the life of me. I’m sitting her Googling ‘long wonton sticks,’ ‘long noodle sticks,’ ‘crispy noodles’— FML, anyone know? ).

Anyway add those little guys for a crispy, fun party in your mouth.

& rosé wine pairs ESP well with this salad. I tried Brad & Angelina’s rose with this particular summer salad & it was actually pretty amaze. Try it next time you’re at Whole Foods. It’s called Miravel. Thank me later.

YUM.

Happy May! xx. LE

{ A big thanks to my friend, Mike for this amaze recipe! }

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and food.

100 Cal Lemon/Berry Crumble: 2 Ingreds…& Uhhh, I’m OBSESSED

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Are.you.ready.to.just.die.

Because I literally, seriously died. This recipe is like my favorite ever.

A while ago my friend, Annie recommended Coco-Roons. They’re raw, vegan, gluten-free…& best of all there’s no crappy ingredients. It’s all real food. I know, shocking, right?! NO SICKIE GMOS.

And naturally I choose the ‘lemon pie‘ flavor. Because WTF other flavor would I choose? Lemon-anything gets me every time.

Here’s my version of the easiest berry crumble on earth:

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

This recipe came to me one night when I starved for something sweet…I had three ingreds: Coco-Roons, berries, & a slice of lemon.

Cha-ching.

Lemme tell ya: this dessert tastes JUST like a crumble/tart. It’s seriously amaze.

So. Get excited because you’ll literally crave these every night. And 100 cals? PHEW! Laters!

xx.Lauryn

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

This recipe rocks my world.

I have literally made this quinoa salad five times a week for linner ( linner= lunch + dinner combined ) for the past month.

Back story: one random Monday I had no greens in the fridge…but was desperately craving a salad.

I decided to make my usual daily snack: I threw avocado into a bowl & added Himalayan pink crystal salt + Meyer lemon juice.

Suddenly I had the bright idea to add vegan quinoa, some leftover pomegranate seeds, & a spoonful of hummus.

All was amaze…but it needed spice.

Cue the chili flakes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

It was so yummmm, guys. Like, so, so party-in-my-mouth-yum. I’ve been OMG-ing ever since the first bite.

And honestly, this salad is super F-ing ugly to look at, but I don’t care- it’s addictive.

Warning: once you try this, prepare to fall in love…it’s that good.

xx.Lauryn

{{ For a low-cal dressing option, click here }}.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Quick, easy quinoa recipe

Make Your House Smell like the Holidayzzzzzzz !

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fitness blogger talks skinny tips and diet tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fitness blogger talks skinny tips and diet tricks for weight loss.

This lil’ dime is for anyone who has a fake Christmas tree. You need to go make this.

Like, now.

It should be a law that everyone’s house smells like the holiday season. Set the mood! ESP since it’s calorie free— YUM.

You seriously just throw some shit in a pan & turn the stove on simmer. A two year old could do it.

‘Tis the season to make this deliciously, easy, homemade potpourri while getting romantical, dimming the lights, starting a fire, & pouring some wine.

Ta da.

Love.L

P.S. Men go cray, cray for this ; ).

Holiday, Homemade Potpourri

[ I made this last year w/ diff ingredients {{ find last year's scent here }}! ]

Inspiration: my stepmom, Julie

2 sliced lemons

1 sliced apple

2 cups 100% apple juice

A handful of whole nutmeg

A sprinkle of whole cloves

2 dashes of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

+ Directions: throw everything into a pan. Put stove on simmer. This baby can last two to four weeks. Add apple juice as needed. Enjoy lovas!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fitness blogger talks skinny tips and diet tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and fitness blogger talks skinny tips and diet tricks for weight loss.

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