Friday, November 22, 2013

The best Weekend in LA (for your Instagram feed)

Fill up your tank with gas, grab a few friends, and store the tequila in your backseat.  This isn't a roadtrip, it's the best weekend in Los Angeles...for your Instagram feed.  Book off work on Friday, put on your swim trunks and let the games begin.

This LA itinerary will appeal to the adventurous, the fitness-buffs, and the so-called weekend warriors (with an extra phone charger at hand).


-Soul Cycle at 930AM - sign up here #toofittoquit
-The Courtyard Kitchen in Santa Monica 11AM - menu here #foodporn
-Will Rogers State Beach - park your car here #hotbody
-The Getty Villa - plan your visit here #cultured
-Shutters on the Beach Patio at Ocean - snag a table here #sunset

Now that you're enjoying 15 new followers, let's move onto Saturday.


-Bx circuit class at Brick Crossfit - classes here #ripped
-Drive to Palm Springs - be this cool, please #roadtrip
-In-n-Out for lunch - location here #favsies
-Ace Hotel & Bar Palm Springs Pool Party - details here #thegoodlife
-Drive out to Joshua Tree National Park for sunset - this is why #lifechanging
-Spend the night at the Ace Hotel but don't sleep until you've got pics in the photobooth #selfie


-Drive back to LA, stopping for a high fashion desert photoshoot - inspiration here #desertgypsies
-Cafe Gratitude for lunch - menu here #iamcentered
-Farmers Market in Larchmont Village - details here #eatclean
-Hollywood Sign Hike PG-13 Version - directions here #hollywood
-Dinner at the Eveleigh - menu here #omgmywaitorwasinmeangirls

What you need:

- a full tank of gas
- a few friends
- a couple $$$
- a serious dedication to your Instagram feed

That's all.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Green Juice

The fascination with green juice is nothing new, but the rapid adoption of new-age juice cleanses has brought the concept to the forefront of today's health vernacular.  Everyone in the community thinks they know and/or make the BEST one - and that's not a claim I will attempt to make here.

Instead, I present to you a green smoothie that's SO good, easy to make, and cheaper than anything you can find at your local health food store. It was my answer to finding a vegetable heavy, high quality protein smoothie that still tasted good and met strict low-carb requirements.

It's the perfect way to start your day - all you need is an ordinary blender and the following ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • 50g blueberries
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 5 frozen brussel sprouts 
  • 3 florets of raw cauliflower
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon 
  • 1 scoop of nonfat greek yogurt (skip if you're vegan)
  • 1 scoop Trader Joe's Super Green Drink 
  • 1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla Protein
Nutritional Information (based on 2,000 calorie diet)
  • 360 calories (18%) 
  • 13g of fat (20%)
  • 18g of sugar (7%)
  • 12g of fibre (48%) 
  • 36g of protein (70%) 
Daily servings of Fruit: 4
Daily serving of Vegetables: 3 (+ greens supplement) 
High in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6 + 12, iron, calcium, vitamin E, L-Glutamine, probiotics, and antioxidants.

Approx cost: $6 US per smoothie



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