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Food & Drink
Vegan Banana Bread

SweatTheStyle_VeganBananaBreadOrganic produce have a tendency to ripen fast. With our busy schedules we often run into the issue of not eating them in time and are forced to throw them away. When it comes to bananas, which are a great way to add manganese, fiber, biotin, and potassium to your diet, we have a great solution.

Vegan banana bread can be an awesome addition to your breakfast, a great afternoon snack, and even a nice treat after dinner. This moist and delicious bread will make you want to share this easy recipe with all of your friends and safe those over ripened bananas!

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain soy milk yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom and two long sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with parchment, leaving a 2 inch overhang on each long side, and lightly coat with oil.

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk the bananas, sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla together in another medium bowl. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until the batter just comes together (it’s okay if there are lumps). Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes; tent the loaf with foil if it’s browning too quickly. Cool the loaf in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then lift it from the pan by the parchment overhangs and cool completely on the rack. Store the loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Lily’s Chocolate

SweatTheStyle_LilysChocolateLily’s chocolate is the perfect go-to chocolate for those sweet cravings. You can eat it with a clean conscience, as it’s a healthy snack consisting of only natural ingredients.

The inspiring story behind the name Lily is nothing short of amazing. Lily was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of seven. Lily did not only beat cancer once, she beat it twice as the cancer came back several years later. Lily is now in her teenage years and spreading her love and courage through raising money for kids with cancer.

Lily’s has all of the indulgent factors you are seeking in a chocolate along with Fair Trade cocoa, delicious non-GMO ingredients, and the certified gluten-free stamp. If you love chocolate but don’t like added sugar, Lily’s botanical stevia sweetened chocolate should be your go-to treat!

Read more about charities Lily’s supports here.

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Simply 7 Quinoa Chips

SweatTheStyle_Simply7_QuinoaChipsWe all love a good crunchy snack and chips can be a great go to if you choose the right ones. Unfortunately, most of the snacks at the grocery store we grew up loving have ingredients we don’t recognize and can’t pronounce. Simply 7 believes in simple and natural ingredients that are exceptionally delicious. Their Quinoa Chips are a great healthy alternative that satisfies the crunch and flavor you crave without sacrificing the flavor!

Simply 7 stands behind seven core standards:
1) 0g trans fat and no cholesterol
2) No artificial ingredients or flavors
3) No additives or preservatives
4) Gluten-free ingredients
5) All-natural recipes
6) Simple ingredients
7) Simply delicious

These chips are high in protein and have awesome flavor! They currently come in four tasty options: sea salt, barbecue, sour cream & onion, and cheddar. Next time you’re craving the crunch grab these crispy, airy chips to curb your cravings!

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Burgerlords Vegan Burger

SweatTheStyle_BurgerLords-4In the cut of Chinatown lies one of LA’s best new burger joints. It’s one of those, “If you know, you know” spots that keeps its menu simple (three items to be exact), short, and to the point. On some Japan shit…
SweatTheStyle_BurgerLords-3Even when Chinatown’s Central Plaza is quiet you can expect to find a few skaters rocking Babylon and Bronze, LA cool kids, and foodies enjoying a quick bite from one of the city’s best kept secrets. SweatTheStyle_BurgerLords-6With only a takeout window, a few tables and chairs scattered about; Burgerlords is reminiscent of a classic American fast-food joint from the 50’s. But unlike the travesty of most modern chains, Burgerlords uses only high quality grass-fed beef and fry their french fries in rice bran oil.
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The Sweat The Style favorite is the mouth-watering vegan burger which rivals any other vegan burger on the market and most meat-based ones at that. Packed with delicious and nutritious ingredients: leeks, eggplant, mushrooms, garbanzo beans, celery, and spices. The patties are made fresh in-house every morning and topped with vegan American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and vegan thousand island.
SweatTheStyle_BurgerLords-2Although burgers and fries are not recommended on the regular, it’s good to satisfy your cravings once in a while. Remember balance is key. If you grew up loving fast food it’s okay to still indulge, just do your research and find places that use real ingredients and make their food from scratch. Eat what you love and give yourself another reason to sweat more during your next workout!

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Compartés Chocolatier

SweatTheStyle_CompartesxPressedJuiceryChocolateHaving a sweet tooth doesn’t mean you need to compromise being fit and healthy. It just means you need to sift through your favorite sweets to weed out the ones that are processed, GMO, and contain unnatural chemicals.

Compartés Chocolates is made from all organic ingredients sourced from the farmers market and is a great option for anyone who has a sweet craving. The company started in 1950 in Los Angeles with the philosophy to create delicious artisan chocolate confections, chocolate truffles and gourmet chocolate bars that are handmade using the freshest and purest ingredients. Everything is made from scratch, using no artificial additives or preservatives.

This bar is a collaboration with Sweat The Style go to Pressed Juicery, made with 75% cacao and is dark and rich. Almonds, dates, and sea salt add a little extra texture and crunch. When a dessert is made really well with the right ingredients you only need a piece to feel satisfied. You can feel good knowing there are no unnatural chemicals that will hook you into overeating and consuming too much white sugars, calories, and preservatives.

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Beverly Hills Juice

SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-3SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-5The OG in the juice game, Beverly Hills Juice has been around since 1975. Everything is organic, sourced from the farmers market, and pressed onsite daily. A setup that ensures you get the most nutrients out of everything on the menu.
SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-4Over the years they’ve kept it clean and tight, true to their craft with a highly knowledgeable staff. At anytime there’s a few people patiently waiting in line, cash in hand, for their favorite juices, smoothies, and shots. Their loyal clientele ranges from Hollywood execs and hippies to health conscious cool kids and celebrities.SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-9The Banana Mana Almond Smoothie is a Sweat The Style favorite. It’s a base of frozen banana and almonds (or sometimes sunflower seeds) that’s thick, creamy, and satisfying. It mixes beautifully with their organic carrot coconut juice. A combination that’s jam packed with vitamin A & C, potassium, and fiber.SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrotYou’ll feel fresh and energized hours later because you’re full of organic goodness. Take a shot of E3 before hand to get an extra buzz of energy. There’s a reason why Beverly Hills Juice has been an institution for over 40 years and is here to stay!

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The Punchbowl: Dayglow

AdrianneHo_SupremeStudded-7AdrianneHo_SupremeStudded-8 It’s important to keep your juice as fresh as your wardrobe….
SweatTheStyle_ThePunchBowlThat’s because when produce is picked at its peak freshness it’s more nutritious and tastes better than when it’s harvested out of season. The Day Glow juice is one of the seasonal specialties offered by organic juice bar The Punchbowl in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. Organic ingredients like carrot, coconut, turmeric, orange, cranberry, and Camu Camu are combined to give you a punch of vitamin A and C along with extra hydrating and detoxifying benefits. In fact Camu Camu is said to pack more vitamin C than any other food in the world. Cheers to that!

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Japanese Uji Matcha Kit Kat

SweatTheStyle_KitKatMatchaDarkChocolate SweatTheStyle_KitKatMatchaDarkChocolate-2 SweatTheStyle_KitKatMatchaDarkChocolate-3 For over 1,000 years Japanese have perfected their elegant way of preparing, serving, and drinking tea. Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.

A Sweat The Style favorite is the Japanese iteration of Kit Kats that come in their own traditional flavors only available to specific areas. Uji Matcha is a regional treat that has a mild sweet green tea flavor mixed with chocolate. A perfect delicacy that updates a classic.

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SugarFish By Sushi Nozawa

SweatTheStyle_SugarFish-1When you want quality but need it fast…
SweatTheStyle_SugarFish-2SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa has become a Los Angeles staple for those that want clean high quality ingredients with the efficiency of fast food. A Sweat The Style favorite on PostMates for its purity of basic ingredients. Their pride in preparation, recipes, and technique speak to the modern lifestyle without sacrificing quality for quantity. In the Japanese tradition, sushi is a celebration of two things: the quality of its exceptional ingredients and the skills of its chefs in selecting, cutting, and presenting them. Even the way they package their to go sushi is a testament to the quality of SUGARFISH.

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The Juice Cucumber Mint Triple Filtered Water

SweatTheStyle_TheJuiceLA_CucumberMintWaterWe all know we need to stay hydrated to keep our skin glowing and our bodies healthy and energized. To prevent water from getting boring The Juice located next to Dune in LA added cucumber slices and mint leaves to the mix.

Easy enough to make at home, there are a wide variety of benefits to doing this that go beyond its refreshing flavor. Mint leaves add a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach, aiding in digestion. Adding cucumber slices to your water allows your body to better rehydrate, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties. The combination of both naturally freshens your mouth while giving you a great alternative to soda or sugary drinks.

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