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

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

Recipe by: Catty Boom Batty

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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)

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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!

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Food & Drink
More Pink Lemons Please!

SweatTheStyle_PinkLemonsWe know what you’re thinking and nope this is not a grapefruit, they are pink lemons! Pink lemons were first discovered in a home garden on an ordinary Eureka lemon tree in Burbank, California around 1930. It is now grown as a farmers market fruit in limited quantities throughout Southern California.

Pink lemons are visual stunners, especially compared to lemons that you are used to seeing! They have a yellow-and-green-striped skin (when the green fades you know the fruit is ripe) and blush-pink flesh (lycopene which is also the antioxidant that gives grapefruits their ruby hue) that gets pinker as they ripen. You would think with all of this pink greatness the juice would be pink, nope still clear so this is not what makes the pink lemonade pink 🙂 Now to the taste… Pink lemons taste less tart than regular lemons, with a more fruity, floral flavor, making them ideal for desserts, water flavoring, or a summertime cocktail!

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Rituel de Fille Eye Soot

SweatTheStyle_RituelDeFilleDuring the summer months there is something so great about a fresh tan, glowing skin and having to wear minimal make up. So when it’s time to hit the town in the evening the goal is to wear make up that can give you amazing highlights without looking too made up.

Rituel de Fille is a new vision for beauty inspired by a unique aesthetic using natural ingredients. Their products are made with pure pigments + oils, & does not contain any waxes, so it will never melt with the warmth of your skin! All Rituel De Fille products are 99% natural & handcrafted without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes & synthetic fragrances.

Rituel’s Eye Soot is especially amazing as its velvety texture does not crease and is specially created for long wear and therefore will not smear due to heat or sweat. Whether you’re using this product as an eye liner to make your eyes pop or as a shadow to add depth to the eye the Rituel de Fille eye soot is a great way to accentuate your summer glow!

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J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch Avocados

SweatTheStyle_JJSlonesDaughterAvocadosFor many of us avocados hold a sacred place in our hearts. We have all heard the amazing benefits of avocados. Avocados are high in potassium, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. They’re also packed with cancer-fighting carotenoids and let’s not forget how tasty they are!

Laura Ramirez knows about the greatness of avocados. Her Redlands-based farm J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch, brings amazing avocados to the Santa Monica and Hollywood farmers markets every week, not only assisting customers in picking out the perfect citrus fruit of their liking but also surprising most of her customers with the vast amount of different types of avocados!

Her avocados in season right now (pictured above clockwise) are the classic haas, reed and pinkerton. All of this and more make it imperative to taste test these avocados at least once in your life!

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KORRES Black Pine Anti Wrinkle & Firming Serum

SweatTheStyle_Korres_BlackPineFirmingSerumThere’s something extra cool about a skin care product with some science behind it! Korres Black Pine Face Serum is an “anti-wrinkle, firming and lifting” formulation, which is suitable for all skin types. Its ‘USP’ ingredient is black pine polyphenol, which has been found to increase the skin’s firmness, enhance contours and decrease the appearance of wrinkles.

This serum is 93.7% natural, and does not contain parabens or silicones. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid (which moisturizes and hydrates), soy fibers (which boost collagen levels in the skin and restore smoothness) and oat polysaccharides (which lift the skin and act against muscle relaxation).

Korres Face serum feels great on the skin! It moisturizes enough to wear alone and it’s suitable for all skin types. Adding this to your nightly ritual is a major plus! A few drops will leave you feeling moisturized with glowing skin as you wake up in the morning with any visible lines fading away. You will quickly fall in love with this serum and the way it makes your skin feel!

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J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch Fresh Citrus Juice

SweatTheStyle_JJSloanDaughtersRanchJuice-2If you visited any of the major farmers markets in Los Angeles chances are you’ve passed by Farmer Laura Ramirez of J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch. She grows a wide variety of avocados (yes there’s more than just hass), citrus, and other specialty fruit and has recently started bottling her own juices.

What’s special about these juices is they’re made from only the fruit mentioned on the bottle, no artificial additives and no mixes, that way you know you’re getting 100% organic local goodness grown from her farm. After finishing a bottle of blood orange or tangerine we promise you will never look at a glass of OJ the same again!

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Guerrilla Tacos

SweatTheStyle_GuerrillaTacosGuerrilla Tacos, which parks in front of Los Angeles’ best coffee (and sometimes wine) shops has some of the best tacos around. Wes Avila started Guerrilla Tacos as a street cart in August of 2012. His mission was to make tacos with high-quality, seasonal ingredients in an accessible way. The second you take a bite into one of these tacos you are instantly hooked!

Guerrilla Tacos’ menu changes weekly with local ingredients. Their tacos range from sweet potato topped with almond chile, feta cheese, fried corn, scallions to baja style fried cod with purple cabbage slaw, chipotle crema, burnt tomato chile, cilantro, and chile Japonese (both pictured above.) Over the last four years, Avila has served nearly 200 different tacos, quesadillas, and tostadas.

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