Food & Drink
Pink Grapefruit

SweatTheStyle_Grapefruit Grapefruits reach their peak during the coldest months of the year which is good because that’s when you’re most likely to need them the most. Grapefruits are extremely high in vitamin C, half of a grapefruit provides about 78 percent of your recommended daily intake. Besides strengthening your immune system they also contribute to weight lose because their high fiber and water content keep you full and hydrated longer. When you can, opt for pink or red grapefruits because they contain the antioxidant lycopene which has properties that help fight cancer causing free radicals. Eat the grapefruits freshly peeled on their own or mix into a salad.

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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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Blossom Water Lemon Rose

SweatTheStyle_LemonRoseWaterIf you haven’t heard of Blossom Water before you are in for a real treat. A Massachusetts based company started its flower-infused water business a few years ago. Today, they have four flavors: lemon rose, plum jasmine, grapefruit lilac and pomegranate geranium.

This pure water is infused with real fruit & flower essences, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and only 45 calories per bottle. Aromatic and uniquely flavorful this drink is refreshing and thirst quenching as well!

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J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch

AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-12 AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-10 AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-7 AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-5 AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-4 AdrianneHo_Supreme_Oranges-8Every Wednesday you can find a variety of fruits, vegetables, and plants at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch is a highlight with its beautiful variety of twenty different types of organic avocado and specialized citrus like grapefruit, lemons, finger limes and these beautiful blood oranges. Nothing beats local and seasonal produce when you want high quality and great taste.

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Rainbow Citrus & Avocado Salad with Juicy Dressing

AdrianneHo_BloodOrange Citrus is in season so why not celebrate by combining all its diverse colors and tastes together. At the Hollywood Farmers’ market we found all the blood oranges, navel oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, and meyer lemons at farmer Laura Ramirez of J.J.’s Lone Daughter Ranch which is certified organic. She also grows a wide variety of avocados so we decided to add a beautiful fuerte avocado to ground the fresh juicy flavors of all our specialty citrus. Traditionally citrus fruits and avocados grow together so maybe that’s why they compliment each other so well.

SweatTheStyle_CitrusSalad_Ingredients Ingredients:
2 navel oranges
2 tangerines
2 blood oranges
2 pink grapefruit
1 meyer lemon, thinly sliced crosswise with the skin on
1 fuerte avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
1 shallot, very thinly sliced
¼ c meyer lemon juice
½ c extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of mizuna
½ c pistachios, shelled, toasted and lightly pounded

SweatTheStyle_CitrusSalad Instructions:
Using a sharp utility or pairing knife cut off the top and bottom of the oranges, blood oranges, and grapefruits so that it sits flat on the cutting board. Cut down the side of each fruit curving the knife to follow its natural line, remove the skin and white pith. Place the fruit on its side and slice crosswise to make pinwheels, about a ¼ inch thick.

Peel the tangerines and with a paper towel gently rub off the pith and pull each piece apart.

To make the juicy dressing, put the meyer lemon juice and any left over juice from all the citrus into a bowl. Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil and season with a pinch of salt.

To assemble the salad, put the citrus, shallots, avocado and mizuna into a large bowl and add a pinch of salt. Pour over the dressing and toss very gently. Layer the ingredients onto a plate and garnish with pistachios.

Recipe x Catty Boom Batty

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Cali Pink Salad

Pink Grapefruit: 2, Large
Pink Himalayan Salt: 1 1/2 Tsp
Dijon Mustard: 1 Tbsp
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice: 1/4 Cup
Freshly Ground Pepper: To Taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 1/2 Cup
Avocado: 4, Ripe
Roasted Sunflower Seeds: A Sprinkle


Place the mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the mixture thickens into a vinaigrette.
Cut the avocados in half, remove the seeds, and carefully peel off the skin. Cut each half into 4 thick slices. Toss the avocado slices in the vinaigrette to prevent them from turning brown.
Cut the top and bottom off of the grapefruit, just enough to expose the flesh. Begin slicing off the peel, cutting from top to bottom, following the curve of the fruit until the whole peel is gone. Try to remove all of the white skin without sacrificing too much of the flesh of the fruit. Then release the grapefruit segments with a knife. Arrange the avocado slices around the edge of a large platter with the grapefruit segments in the center. Spoon the vinaigrette on top, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sunflower seeds and serve.

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Natural D.O. FOR OUR B.O.

AdrianneHo_Ursus_5We love to sweat but we don’t love to stink! Sweating is a natural process of the body. It helps get rid of wastes that are in our body as well as control body temperature. So it’s much better to use a natural deodorant instead of using an antiperspirant as it doesn’t interfere with the sweating process of our body. Instead it will kill the bacteria that is responsible for causing odor in our body. Studies show many over-the-counter deodorants and antiperspirants containing chemicals like Propylene Glycol, parabens, aluminum, and fragrance can potentially lead to cancer and Alzheimer’s. I’d rather have B.O. than mess with that! But luckily there are healthier natural options that keep us smelling right.

AdrianneHo_JasonsNaturalDeodorantJason’s Pure Natural Deodorant contains none of these harmful chemicals. It works by using natural substances like corn starch and baking soda to neutralize odor and grapefruit seed extract to kill odor-causing bacteria. So don’t sweat the bad stuff.

Natural D.O. Vibes:

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