Health
Lavanilla The Healthy Deodorant

sweatthestyle_lavanila_deoderant_The time to sweat is upon us! Whether you’re active or enjoying a summer day it’s natural to sweat, and most of us do. It’s important to not only find the right deodorant that keeps you fresh, but one that is safe and healthy for your body. Lavanilla’s healthy deodorant is just that!

Made of all natural ingredients, Lavanilla is freshly scented and provides superior, long-lasting odor protection! It’s also clinically tested, dermatologist recommended and has no trace of aluminum, paraben, propylene or harsh chemicals. The biggest concern with antiperspirants that do include these ingredients is their potential for causing serious health risks, including cancer.

Lavanila’s approach to deodorant is not only making sure you stay fresh, but also that your underarm skin is smooth! Packed with soothing essential oils and powerful anti-oxidants it not only protects but nourishes, strengthens, and keeps your underarm skin as healthy looking and feeling as ever. What more could you ask for from a deodorant!

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Health
Sip N’ Soak

AdrianneHo_PoloSportBeachSoaking in the sun at the beach is the perfect way to spend a hot Summer day. However, you can easily become dehydrated. Proper hydration becomes even more important when engaging in physical activity in high temperatures. The more your body sweats under these conditions, the more fluid you will need to replace. When working out in hot temperatures your body can lose up to 2 to 3 liters of water an hour!

Dehydration can not only effect muscle reaction time but you can also experience dizziness, cramping, and loss of mental focus. During dehydration your body tissues will heal slower and your muscles will take longer to recover from a workout. The easiest way to remember to stay hydrated is to invest in a reusable water bottle you can always keep handy! You can refill the bottle as often as you need to and even infuse the water with your favorite fruits and veggies ranging from lemons, to berries to cucumbers! This allows you to enjoy all the delicious flavored water you want all summer long, without the added calories from other sweet drinks! 🙂

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Food & Drink
Cast Iron Chicken Leg with Summer Succotash and Basil Pistou

SweatTheStyle_Catty_ChickenSuckatash_BowlThe perfect summer dish that’s both high in protein and full of nutrients. The fresh crisp consistency of the seasonal succotash, compliments the creamy avocado puree, and the savory tender chicken leg. Tasty and satisfying without weighing you down with empty calories. The best part about cooking with high quality organic free range chicken is that you don’t have to worry about separating the skin while you’re eating, that’s where a ton of flavor from the cast iron and seasoning live. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your plating technique and impress all your friends! Feel free to swap out vegetables for what’s in season at your local farmers market.

Ingredients:
4 Whole Chicken Legs, deboned and seasoned
3T Fennel Thyme spice blend
2 Avocados, seed and stem removed
¼ c Cold water
2 Limes, for juice
1 Lemon, for juice
1 Jalapeno, vein and seeds removed
1tsp Thyme, picked
1tsp Oregano, chopped
3 Corn, kernels removed
¼ lb Shishito Peppers, stems removed
¼ lb Cranberry Beans cooked
¼ lb Baby Summer Squash, cut into ½” pieces
1c Cherry Tomatoes, halved
¼ Red Onion, thinly sliced
½ c Basil leaves, picked
½ c Parsley leaves, picked
2 cloves of garlic
¼ c + 4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Avocado Puree
Place the avocado, lime juice, water, jalapeno in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Basil Pistou
Put the basil, parsley, garlic, 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil in a food processor or blender, puree until smooth, season with salt and pepper and add a squeeze of ½ a lemon.

Succotash
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Pour 2T of extra virgin olive oil then add shishito peppers and cook until blistered. Add the squash, corn, thyme and oregano. Once the corn and squash are almost tender, add the cranberry beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion and sauté for about 2 minutes or until the tomatoes are lightly cooked. Add a squeeze of ½ a lemon and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

Chicken Leg
Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper and the fennel thyme spice mix. Heat a large cast iron over medium-high heat, add the remainder 2T of extra virgin olive oil, then place the chicken skin side down onto the pan. Cook for about 7 minutes or until the skin is golden brown, then flip the chicken and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for about 1-2 minutes.

Recipe By: Catty Boom Batty

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Beauty
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer

AdrianneHo_Sweat_PointDume_Lot-9Fresh off the beach and ready to show off that summer glow?…sweatthestyle_Urbandecay_flushedshimmerUrban Decay’s Naked Flushed bronzer will work to highlight that great summer glow! These SILKY pressed powders enhance and perfect, giving your skin a fresh look and feel. You can use individually or blend them together to create just the right effect! The bronzer, highlighter and blush palette work together to create a radiant blend that’s lightweight enough to wear all day! Used together they diffuse light as they enhance your dewy skin. It’s also small enough to travel with or to add to your day to day make up kit!

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Food & Drink
The Benefits of Plums

SweatTheStyle_PlumsStone Fruit is officially in season and we are super excited about it! From cherries to peaches to plums, some of the sweetest, tastiest tree grown food are stone fruits. Of the three fruits, plums are the most unique. Plums contain a unique antioxidant that is effective at neutralizing a particularly harmful type of free radical. Plums are also a low-calorie fruit with a low glycemic index and contain useful amounts of vitamin C, which fortifies the body’s defenses against infection and increases the amount of energy-giving iron that we absorb from food.

Plums come in various colors ranging from black to purple, red, yellow, and everything in between. Plums are generally in season in the United States from the end of May all the way into October. California is the number one producer of plums in the United States and therefore ship plums all over the country. California plums start to ripen in late May and the season goes until around the start of September, so you have a few more months to enjoy as many plums as you can!

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Food & Drink
Watermelon Strawberry Agua Fresca

SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBatty_AquaFresqua-3When it comes to quenching your thirst this Summer it’s always nice to incorporate fresh fruit! An amazing go-to is agua fresca. Spanish for “cool waters” this drink is an amazingly simple refreshing thirst quencher to enjoy all season long. As we enter July, with fresh watermelon and berry crops entering stores and markets, now is the perfect time to use the fresh fruits of summer! On a recent trip to the farmers market we picked up our ingredients and made this super easy Watermelon Strawberry Aqua Fresca!SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBatty_AquaFresqua Check out the recipe below:
Serves 2

1 ½ c Watermelon, diced, remove seeds and rind
6 Strawberries, leaves removed
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Mandarinquat, juiced
6 Drops of stevia
½ c Filtered water
3 Basil leaves

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender, puree until completely smooth. Pour over ice and garnish with additional basil leaves.

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Sweat The Crew
Lisa Dillon

SweatTheStyle_LisaDillon SweatTheStyle_LisaDillon-2 SweatTheStyle_LisaDillon-4Sweat The Style girl, model Lisa Dillon soaks in the Malibu sun in a custom Sweat T-shirt so she can show a little more skin on the beach. Here are a few personal words from her about how she fell in love with an active lifestyle…

“I used to HATE working out. I felt like it was a chore and I didn’t think it was important because I was naturally thin. Boy was I wrong… working out saved my life! Before I started hitting the gym I had very low self-esteem and didn’t think I had it in me to become a successful model. I was at a low point in my life and my boyfriend was the one who really pushed me to make the change into a healthier lifestyle. I knew I had to push myself mentally before I could start being active physically. With the help of my boyfriend, I convinced myself that I am good enough and I am capable of being confident and successful.

I joined a gym for the first time in my life and never looked back. Now, I have a body that I didn’t think I was capable of having. My self-esteem shot up and I have never been happier. I’m now signed with great agencies, coast to coast and have worked with some amazing clients.

I encourage anyone that is struggling with self-esteem issues to make the change to a healthy, active lifestyle. I want everyone to feel the way that working out has made me feel! Everyone deserves to feel confident and happy. Even if these words only motivate a single person, I would be thrilled! Today is the day to start the journey to the life you’ve always wanted, NOTHING is out of reach!”

Who do you sweat?
I sweat myself!
What do you sweat?
I sweat all my worries away.
Where do you sweat?
I sweat at the gym and at the beach!
When do you sweat?
I sweat 5 days a week, consistency is key!
How do you sweat?
Some of my favorite ways to sweat include hot yoga, incline exercises and weight lifting.
Why do you sweat?
I sweat because it makes me feel great! Gotta love those endorphins.SweatTheStyle_LisaDillon-3

Adrianne Ho

Get inspired to Sweat with Lisa on her Instagram and Snapchat (@Lisaaaa_4)

Banner Control Plugin Activated!

Food & Drink
The Benefits Of Lemon Verbena

SweatTheStyle_LemonVerbenaFor anyone who loves the taste and aroma of lemons, we have the perfect treat for you! Lemon Verbena, fresh or dried is an herb that can truly ramp up the taste in many of our favorite refreshing drinks and even recipes.

Well known as the strongest lemon scent, Lemon Verbena not only tastes great but also has many health benefits. Some of the most fascinating health benefits of lemon verbena include its ability to help with weight loss, protecting your muscles, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, calming your stomach, soothing nerves, and clearing up congestion.

Some of the easiest ways to enjoy Lemon Verbena is to mix it with cucumber and water to make a super refreshing summertime drink or you can also add thin slices to your veggies and fish before you throw them on the grill this summer. You can find lemon verbena at many farmers markets and even grow it in your own backyard!

Banner Control Plugin Activated!