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Rosé Skinny Sangria Bar

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.
In my experience, Sangria has always been meh.

( ‘Meh’ is my new word, by the way. Definition: Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care. A: What do you want for dinner? B: Meh. )

But honestly, it’s never really done it for me.

I mean, ya there’s fruit ( love ) & wine ( double love ), but I feel like it typically contains way too much sugar, unnecessary alcohol(s) AKA liqueur, & the wrong wine ( no one wants Merlot in summer— just saying ).

SO.

What’s a girl to do?

Make her own skinny Rosé Sangria, naturally.

Presenting…skinny summer sangria:

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

Rosé is summer water.

It’s light, dry, & crisp-ish.

P.S. don’t confuse Rosé with white Zinfandel— they’re completely different.

Just trust me & give Rosé a try. Just PLEASE. One try; you won’t be disappointed because it’s literally insane. ESP Whispering Angel ( << this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really like WA Rosé ).

Anyway. Back to the skinny Sangria.

Shocker, but I kind of winged it. First I started off with the ingreds:

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

And then I incorporated my new patio bar.

Yes.

I have an inside bar cart and outside bar cart. Although this may sound somewhat alarming, it’s not because the cute carts can be used for parties/entertaining/vanities ( not just for alcohol ).

Side note on the bar’s design: I bought this Target bar cart ( << which is on sale!! ) & had it hand painted to match my patio’s aesthetic ( if you’re interested in a similar bar cart, e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com & I’ll hook you up with the painter ).

Diet and fitness and health.

Ok, so first off, I filled a Mason Jar pitcher with tons of ice ( like, TONS of ice ).

Then I added two bottles of Rosé, 1 bottle of Perrier, & a little bit of Lemon Love Suja ( if you don’t have LL Suja, add fresh lemonade, sparingly ).

Again, I’m totally not a measuring cup kind of girl, so bear with me.

After adding the liquid I threw in my favorite berries ( raspberries & boysenberries ), Meyer lemon wedges ( DER! ), a couple apple slices, a handful of chopped mint & CHIA SEEDS ( yessss, chia seeds AKA one of the healthiest foods on the planet— they’re full of protein & benefits…& oh-so-good! ) AND then…I kind of churred the mixture ( like butter circa 1800 ) with a wooden stick.

MMMhhmmm.

Soooo delicious & literally the perfect summer cocktail because who the doesn’t love a Rosé Sangria bar?

If you’re not a fan, you’re totally killing my summer vibe.

Cheers!

x L

The Skinny Confidential and Rosé Sangria.

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Ready To Have Your World Rocked? Zucchini Pasta. Ya. I Know, Right?!

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.DBJ.

I have a new BF.

& it’s so right it’s wrong.

It all started with zucchini pasta.

Yup.

Vegetable pasta.

Really though: zucchini pasta > regular pasta.

Sahhhhhh sorry but it’s true.

If you’re looking for a pasta craving but don’t want the added cals/carbs, ‘The Sprializer‘ will make your day/year/life.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

I bought my friend, Mike, ‘The Spiralizer‘ for Christmas because the machine + this recipe was recommended to me by a fellow recipe blogger.

Let’s just say: I’m dead x 10.

Because who doesn’t want pasta for dinner every night? ( Side note: it certainly helps that Mike’s an organic, amazing chef ).

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.The ingreds/directions are above & the whole process will take about, ya know, a measley fifteen minutes.

Ya, it’s pretty much smooth sailing with this recipe.

And you as you all know I’m obsessed with QUICK & EASY!!! ESP when it comes to health.

Oh, sauce-wise: if you’re into spicy sauce, Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce is seriously life changing.

Like, it’s better than sex.

Sooooo- lmk if you’re into this recipe & I’ll see what else I can whip up with my new, lil bestie, Mr. Spiralizer.

X L

{ Don’t have a Spiralizer? Try this }.

{{ For more veggie pasta recipes click here & here // my absolute favorite mock pasta recipe will be found in TSC book! }}

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

My Favorite Snack in the World= Avo + Low Carb Toast

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.

If you read TSC then you know I’m all for easy, healthy, quick snack ideas. This isn’t the 1950′s where women have hours to cook. I mean, OMG, who has time to whip up a piece of seasoned salmon and an organic vegetable medley with a side of lentils? Seriously. Unless you’re Martha Stewart, the easier/healthier/quicker, the better.

So on that lil note, this probs isn’t the right blog for someone who’s looking to cook beef wellington or fresh baked bread. Unless it’s an occasion, I’m keeping it simple, stupid.

Anyway.

Let’s talk about avocado. An avo a day, keeps the doctor away. Like, if avocado were a guy, I’d marry his ass. The fruit ( yes, it’s a fruit ) contains so many sexy health benefits ( to name a few: tons of Vit E, lowers cholesterol, prevents breast cancer, & is fab for the heart ) + they’re absolutely delish. I’m literally addicted.

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

Examples of easy/quick ways I eat a daily avocado: on rice crackers, out of the shell with salt & lemon, fresh guac, on top of pizza, in salads, smoothies, &/or with cottage cheese. Today I took pics of how I ate him: on low carb toast ( Oasis is my fav ) with Meyer lemon, a slice of tomato, a dash of salt, & a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Bam! The best snack evs.

For Sunday’s big football game substitute some low carb crackers to make this snackie poo as an appetizer. Your boytoy will be in heaven.

For more Super Bowl food ideas click here.

Love.L

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.

How to Recover from a Few Days of Eating like Shit

Lauryn Evarts talks weight loss and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Since I stepped off the plane from SF, I’ve felt bloated, tired, & slightly hungover…until today. You know that post-Thanksgiving scene when you feel like a fat pig? Welp, that needed to disappear- stat. I wanted to show you all how to get back on track after a few days of eating crap & drinking too much booze:

++ How to Recover from a Few Days of Eating like Shit:

+ Sweat it out: that’s right. Don’t make excuses- it’s more effective to force yourself out of bed & sweat it all out, as opposed to lounging around. Today I did a Pilates class & then met my workout group at the beach for some strength training [ see above: Sara, Elena, & Bri ]. I cannot express how much better I felt. My endorphins kicked in- & boom!!! Instant recovery.

+ Example of a recovery meal plan:

- Breakfast: steel cut oatmeal + blueberries + cinnamon + Truvia + rice/almond milk.

- Snack: watermelon or grapefruit slices [ these are both 92 & 91 % water ].

- Lunch: an open-faced sandwich [ that means one slice ; ))) & I prefer 7 carb Oasis bread ] with spicy mustard, sliced tomatoes, chili flakes, lettuce, & organic turkey [ toasted ].

- Snack: one apple, sliced with two scoops of a nut butter.

- Dinner: load me up with veggies! Tonight will be an arugula salad with watermelon chunks, avocado, beets, broccoli, celery, orange bell pepper & cucumber slices with a sliced egg on top [ dressing a bit of red wine vinegar, EVOO, fresh lemon, garlic, & Italian seasoning ].

Dessert: fresh berries with squeezed lemon on top or a small piece of dark chocolate.

+ Water [ + some coffee & tea ]: drink as much water as possible. Coffee [ with a splash of soy + cinnamon + nutmeg ] gives me a nice jolt. More than one cup & I turn into a full-blown maniac- lol. Green tea is full of antioxidants AND speeds the metabolism!

+ Cut alcohol for a few day: buh-bye wine! Detox a bit. It’s fabulous for your skin, hair, & liver. Give yourself a break.

 Sooooo…stop the self-criticism BS & do something productive about it!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and health expert talks how to feel better after overeating.

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

The Jennifer Aniston Greek Pizza

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

After discovering Jennifer Aniston’s pizza recipe on a local news station, I was beyond excited. Somehow Jennifer Aniston + pizza makes me incessantly happy. She stated that this thin crust Greek pizza was her favorite homemade recipe [ yes, with her toned, amazing figure she still eats pizza ]. I tested it out this weekend & the total preparation time took ten minutes. I threw it in the oven, flipped through US Weekly, & before I knew it Jennifer’s pizza was ready to serve. Oh, and the strawberry “spa water” & Pixy in her high chair were the perfect complements to the dinner.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with healthy tips and tricks to lose weight.

Love, Lauryn

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