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!

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Food & Drink
Heirloom Tomato and Stone Fruit Salad

SweatTheStyle_Catty_StoneFruitSaladIngredientsWalking through the Hollywood Farmers Market we noticed that the heirloom tomatoes and stone fruit are perfectly ripe and in season. Chef Catty Boom Batty collaborated with us to make a beautiful fresh and light salad inspired by the season. Since stone fruit reached their peak in taste and juiciness she keeps the salad simple and let the ingredients speak for themselves. For creamy texture along with protein and calcium, she added Organic Greek Yogurt mixed with honey sprinkling roughly chopped Marcona Almonds. For flavor and color she introduced Opal basil and picked flowers off broccoli to add to the mix. You can make a version of this salad easily by going to the farmers market and seeing what’s perfectly fresh and in season wherever you live. When you have the best possible ingredients you don’t have to do much to create something easy, beautiful, and delicious to eat!
Serves 4
2ea Heirloom Tomato, ripe cut into wedges
2ea Ripe Nectarines, cut into 1” wedges
2ea Ripe Peaches, cut into 1” wedges
2ea Ripe Plums, thinly sliced
¼ c Opal Basil, chiffonade or using the buds and smaller leaves
¼ c Marcona Almonds, rough chopped
2 T Honey
1 c Greek yogurt, seasoned with salt and pepper
Fleur de Sal, to taste
Freshly ground pepper
With a tablespoon, smear 1/4c of yogurt on the rim of each plate. Gently place ½ of ea tomato and fruit onto the plate sporadically. Garnish each plate with a pinch of marcona almonds and basil. Drizzle ½ T of honey onto the ingredients and season with a pinch of fleur de sal and pepper. (Pictured plated two different styles.)

Recipe by: CattyBoomBatty

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Food & Drink
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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Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil

AdrianneHo_NoahKenzo-11Changing seasons can cause havoc on your skin…
SweatTheStyle_Eminence_RoseHipOilEminence Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil is a great solution for dry skin. The combination of rosehip oil, jojoba oil, and seabuckthorn oil locks in hydration, improves elasticity, and evens out skin tone. The added Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant that targets free radicals to slow down aging while Vitamin E firms and smooths skins texture. In general oils that contain organic natural ingredients are a great addition to your skincare regimen. Just a couple drops added to your moisturizer help keep skin smooth, plump, and help prevent wrinkles. Although using oils as moisturizers may seem counterproductive, our skin will naturally absorb these natural oils and be properly moisturized.

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Acure Lip Lush Shmexy

AdrianneHo_SweatCrew_GoshaRubchinskiy-8 AdrianneHo_SweatCrew_GoshaRubchinskiy-9It’s not enough to be natural, it also has to work…
SweatTheStyle_Acure_LipLushAcure has a great line of lucious, lip smacking gloss with sheer color and attitude. Argan Oil, Echinacea, and Edelweiss Stem Cells help plump and protect the lips. And with all the favorite Sweat The Style beauty products, Acure is paraben free, gluten free, synthetic fragrance free, silicone free, and phthalate free.

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Eminence Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer

AdrianneHo_SweatCrewMission-7On a mission for perfect skin?
SweatTheStyle_EminenceFirmSkinAcaiMoisturizer Besides lots of sleep and a clean diet smooth clear skin starts with having a strong light nourishing moisturizer. Eminence Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. Its key ingredient, acai berry, works to create a healthy, resilient complexion while hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps the skin, diminishing the look of fine lines. Dilute a pea sized amount with a little water for desired consistency. Feel good knowing that all Eminence products use 100% organically grown, hand-picked fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables and is also chemical free.

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion

AdrianneHo_SweatCrew_PinkBaseballJacket-7Needing a little extra moisture on those sunny days?
SweatTheStyle_FirstAidBeauty_UltraRepairLotionA small amount of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lotion hydrates skin without  greasy residue. This emollient lotion sinks deep into the pores with ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and eucalyptus oil that plumps up skin instantly. Sweat The Style loves this product because it works wonders not only for the face but also on the body. After a tough workout it helps to revitalize and strengthen the skin while locking in moisture. You can also feel good knowing your skin isn’t being exposed to any harsh parabens or chemicals.

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Skin Fitness Vital C Serum

AdrianneHo_SweatCrew_CrewJacket-1Vitamin C that tones and brightens, and we’re not talking about your body muscle…

SweatTheStyle_SkinFitness_VitaminCSkin Fitness has created an amazing product to firm and tighten your skin called Vital C Serum. It tones your skin making it bright and healthy, thus reducing wrinkles and improving your skin’s texture. Vitamin C encourages the natural formation of collagen which in turn plumps up skin and pulls back any areas where wrinkles could form.

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Onsen Hydrol-Collagen Mask

AdrianneHo_BlueSwoosh_10 Even our skin needs a jump start once and a while….
SweatTheStyle_OnsenCollagenMask_1The Hydrol-Collagen Mask by Onsen does just that. It contains seaweed that intensifies the natural process of skin renewal, plumps the surface, and provides long lasting hydration. The mask also contains a Micro Water Complex which is smaller than water molecules so it can penetrate skin walls and hydrate deeper skin layers. Onsen contains no parabens, glycol, and doesn’t test on animals.

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