Food & Drink
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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Cucumber Spa Water

SweatTheStyle_CucumberWaterCucumber Spa Water naturally cools down the body during summer heat. Antioxidants and detoxifying properties keep your skin clear and is really good for digestion. Plus it’s easy to make, inexpensive, and looks great in a glass carafe at the table.
Ingredients:
Cucumber: 1 thinly sliced
Water: 1 Litre
Ice: 1 Cup

Instructions:
Throw cucumber slices in water. Let sit for an hour, stir, and serve over ice.
Pour one out for the homies!

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Gluten Free Fried Chicken

SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBatty_GlutenFreeFriedChicken-2Lets face it, when we hear the words fried chicken we instantly think of our cheat meal quota being filled for the week. Lucky for us the taste of authentic fried chicken is no longer out of reach for those who want to avoid gluten. Creating the perfect blend of crispy yet tender fried chicken is a another one of Chef Catty Boom Batty’s specialties. Marinating the chicken in buttermilk is one of the secrets to making this Southern-style fried chicken so tender and juicy. Paired with a simple salad topped with homemade dressing this is a treat for anyone craving a healthier version of an american classic.

Fried Gluten Free Chicken Strips
Serves 3
Ingredients:
1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Chicken Tenders
2 c Gluten Free Flour
2 c Buttermilk
2 T Smoked Paprika
2 T Granulated Garlic
2 T Granulated Onion
2 t Cayenne Pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
4 t + 1 pinch Kosher Salt

Directions:
If using chicken breasts, cut into 1inch strips. In a medium sized bowl add 1T smoked paprika, 1T granulated garlic, 1T granulated onion, 1t of cayenne pepper, 2t of kosher salt and the buttermilk, together then marinate the chicken in the buttermilk for at least 2 hours or overnight.
In a small electric fryer, add vegetable oil just about 2/3 the way up from the basket. Heat at 375 degrees fahrenheit.
In a shallow pan add the flour and the remaining seasoning. Dredge the buttermilk chicken into the flour and dust off any excess flour. Then add the chicken into the fryer and cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain onto a paper towel and season with a pinch of salt.

Market Lettuce with Buttermilk Dressing, Cucumber and Avocado
Serves 3
1 head of Butter Lettuce or Market Lettuce
1/4 Medium Diced Cucumber
1 ea Avocado Sliced
1/4 c Buttermilk Dressing
2 T Italian Parsley Leaves
1 T Dill Leaves
1 t Kosher Salt
1/2 Lemon

Buttermilk Dressing
Makes about 1 cup
1/2 c Organic Mayo
1/4 c Creme Fraiche or Sour Cream
1/4 c Buttermilk
1 T Finely Chopped Dill
1 t Granulated Garlic
1 t Granulated Onion
1 T Lemon Juice
2 t minced Shallots
2 t Kosher Salt

Directions for Buttermilk Dressing:
In a medium size mixing bowl, add the shallots and macerate with the lemon juice. Then add the remaining ingredients and whisk together.

Directions for Salad:
In a large mixing bowl, add the cleaned lettuce leaves, cucumber, buttermilk dressing, dill, parsley, salt and lemon juice. Mix together well and then place on a plate and garnish with the sliced avocado.

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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! 🙂

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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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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

AdrianneHo_CommeDesGarconHealthy skin is radiant skin…SweatTheStyle_FirstAidBeauty_FacialRadiancePadsFirst Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads tone, exfoliate, and brighten skin with the use of natural ingredients like cucumber, lemon peel, licorice root, and just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids. Strong enough to make a difference but gentle enough to use twice a day, these pads are free of harsh chemicals, colorants, parabens, and sulfates. They’re conveniently sized to keep in your gym bag for use after a good sweat.

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Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

AdrianneHo_UndftdTigerCamo_2Probiotics can work just as much on the outside as they do on the inside…
SweatTheStyle_EminenceProbioticFacewash Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser contains organic natural ingredients good enough to eat. It leaves skin feeling clean without stripping it of its natural oils. One of the main ingredients is yogurt which contains lactic acid that gently breaks down dead skin cells and exfoliates, while nourishing the skin with naturally occurring fat. Bacteria that cause breakouts are then killed off by tea tree oil while cucumber juice soothes, tones, and purifies the skin. Use a few pumps morning and night to get that fresh clean feeling free of any unnatural parabens, fragrances, and dyes.

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The Smile To Go: Green Day Juice

AdrianneHo_Nike_Jordan_Federer_3AdrianneHo_TheSmile_JuiceThe Smile To Go’s Green Day cold pressed juice may not be the best tasting out there but it’s definitely one of the best for you. Made with kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, and ginger it’s a true green juice containing no fruit or sugar. Nutrient heavy, this juice detoxifies the body and balances acidity. Its health benefits make up for where it lacks in taste, so suck it up and drink it up!

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Kiehl’s Eye Alert

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Need a little extra help looking awake after an early morning workout? Kiehl’s Eye Alert adds a couple hours of sleep to the eyes. Cucumber and alfalfa extracts bring down puffiness, while vitamin E and caffeine energize and hydrate skin to reduce signs of tiredness.

SweatTheStyle_KielsEyeAlert A little dab under the eye in the morning goes a long way!

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