Posts Tagged ‘Stevia’

Say Buh-Bye To Nasty-Ass Soda…Homemade 10 Second Sprite!!!

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Wanna know a secret?

I drink “Sprite” at least five nights a week.

But it’s not real Sprite.

EWWW! Sick! Gag/barf/throw!!!

I mean…let’s get real, I’d rather die than drink Sprite.

J/K…kinda.

Anyway, I’m super excited to share a top-secret recipe ( invented by my friend, Mike ) that I’m literally OBSESSED with:

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

Can we just talk how amazing this bubbly lil recipe tastes?

Mmmkay, let’s talk about it:

First of all, it’s like ten calories. Zero artifical sugar. Fresh & clean ingreds. The ‘soda’ contains lemon & lime & mint & blackberries. Super clean, right?

Some benefits:

Lemon = helps neutralize free radicals & contains antibacterial properties.

Lime = an excellent weight reducer & benefits the skin.

Mint = a natural stimulate & promotes digestion.

Blackberries = super high in vitamins & antioxidants.

Plus soda water ( note: use a soda water with barely any sodium ) is sooo filling!

FYI: this version ‘Sprite’ happens to be the most refreshing thing, ever.

Don’t believe me?

I’m enjoying a chilled glass ( bible! ) as I write this post.

Oh, & on Fridays, it may or may not taste good with a coupla splashes of vodka.

X L

{ Another yummy light drink recipe can be found here }.

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.

Mini DeLites

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ The best handbag lotions }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ A new print on my bathroom wall by Anewall }

Last night I had a dinner party at my house with some of my GFs.

Like, we turned up Miley Cyrus’ new album & let loose…!

I mean, we were literally head banging to Miley. Thanks, wine!!

Anyway, I set up a picnic blanket on my patio with lots of candles, wine, & yellow roses. It was like little séance under the stars.

The menu was gluten-free because two of my friends are gluten-intolerant— check it what we ate/drank:

Apps: extra spicy guacamole with Belgium endive lettuce as chips.

Salads ( two is better than one! ): a cucumber, tomato, olive salad similar to this insanely tasty recipe & a kale, almond, & goat cheese salad.

Main course: shredded chicken tacos with lettuce, avocado, jalapeños, Mexican cheese, & Roma tomato on corn tortillas ( << perf because corn is gluten-free ).

Dessert: my skinny lemon berry 100 cal crumble ( which I’ll be feature on ze blog next week! )

Drinks: Pinot noir, Corona Lights, & chilled Rosé. And lots sparkling water!!

& we may or may not have done one shot of tequila too…this wasn’t a typical Monday, peeps. LOLZ.

What do you make for your dinner parties? Anything I need to serve for the next dinner par-tay?

xx.Lauryn

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ Today’s snack }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ The raddest cutting board…ever }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Mint straws for my bar cart }

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.{ AM routine: Liquid Stevia, organic green tea, & a mustache mug }

Zinnngg! Day Two Juice Cleanse Update

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

Heyyyyyy. I’m buzzing with energy.

Still feeling fantastic..despite having to deal with moving.

Honestly? I’m probably the worst packer on the planet. I’m the kind that throws everything in a cardboard box & stuffs it full causing the box to open from the bottom, breaking everything.

Ya. I’m that annoying person.

Anyway, here’s today’s update on the Suja cleanse:

+ I added ‘Lemon Love’ to the mix today- it’s a lemon, water, & cayenne based drink with no sugar. Stevia is used instead of artificial sweetener.

+ I ate some cherries, avocado slices, & plan on have some mixed veggies tonight.

+ Around 3 PM I became hungry. After drinking my fourth juice of the day & snacking on some avo slices, I felt fine.

+ It’s been the easiest time I’ve ever had cleansing.

When you know when to expect on a cleanse, it becomes easier & easier.

Times have really changed: my first cleanse three years ago was a horrendous, awful experience. Now I love detoxing- it’s part of my life. Just like anything: when you know what to expect you can prepare yourself- mentally & physically.

Ok. I have to go move some more boxes- wish me luck!

x.L

{{ If you’re interested in the DIY juice cleanse instructions, e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com }}.

Kiwi: Horrendous on the Outside, Gorg on the Inside

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Poor kiwi.

It sits between the shiny red apples, plump blueberries, & ripe raspberries and totally gets ignored.

BIG.BIG.BIG. mistake.

This superfood has so many benefits I could write a novel. Here’s a few: there’s more potassium in a kiwi then a banana, one kiwi has more Vit C than an orange, the fruit repairs DNA, protects against cancer, contains tons of fiber, & decreases the risk of heart disease. Oh…& beauty-wise? It keeps hair, skin, teeth, & nails looking hot, sexy, & healthy. The furry fruit enhances energy levels too. Annnddd a hundred cals for two kiwis? I’m sold.

So. After watching The Dr. Oz Show I discovered a trick: puree your kiwi. Add about three ( make sure they’re skinned ) to a blender or food processor + a sprinkle of Stevia. Then pour over low fat Greek yogurt & you’ve got yourself the best snack/dessert evs. Other options: add kiwi to homemade salsa, veggie salads, or use it as jam on a piece of low carb toast.

On the exterior it’s an ugly ass fruit, but when it’s cut open the green goodness provides way too many benefits to pass up!

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Fruit Scrambled Eggs {{w/ TONS of Protein & Fiber}}

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

Ready for this little dime?

Fruit.scrambled.eggs.

I know, I know. Odd combo. But trust me, it’s like having a party in your mouth.

Forget the mountain of ketchup, the fifty shakes of salt, & the fried potatoes that typically complement eggs. Instead add natural sugar [ any kind of berry works ]. You’ll love.love.love.

Plus they’re pink {!!!}.

Cha, cha, check it out:

1.} This recipe serves two. First, crack three eggs in a bowl.

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

2.} You’ll also need a handful of berries [ my pref: few strawberries & raspberries ] & a small banana.

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

3.} Mash up berries & the banana [ on separate plates ].

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

4.} Add berries & bananas to the bowl of eggs. Mix together.

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

5.} Add to a non-stick pan & scramble the ‘fruit filled eggs’ like normal scrambled eggs. Serve & enjoy.

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

I enjoyed my protein filled breaky with an amazing diuretic, Lemon Love by Suja.

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