July pretty much rocks.
Not is it warm enough to swim in the lake/eat popsicles/walk around barefood…its also the month I celebrate my birthday and wedding anniversary!
Here’s what I’m loving during this oh-so-awesome month.
Costco, you’ve done it again! This blend of pure coconut water and white tea is mild, refreshing, and jam-packed with a nutritious rainforest extract called “camu camu”. At 60 calories a bottle, it’s a guilt-free, health-filled indulgence. If you don’t care for the strong, gritty flavor of pure coconut water, this is a really good option. Not only is it great post-workout hydration, it’s delicious with a shot of Malibu in it. (Bonus — it’s on sale at Costco this month!)
A refreshingly real, balanced blog that addresses all things food and nutrition. I love Darya’s normal, non-crazy, real-life approach to healthy living, and would encourage everyone to stop by her site and take a look. A friend gifted me her book, Foodist, as an early birthday present, and I can’t wait to dive in! Hopefully it breaks my cycle of ice cream binges followed by stringent cleanses.
Call me crazy, but I always assumed Athleta was fitness-wear for older ladies. A Coldwater Creek version of Lululemon, if you will. Last weekend, I ended running a 5K sponsored by the brand, in spite of my injured back. After the race, I innocently sauntered into 50th & France location for a bit of window shopping.
Holy sports bras, was I impressed!
Athleta had tons of cute workout apparel, as well as swimwear and casual everyday pieces. Their prices were slightly more reasonable than Lululemon, and dare I say it, I think I like their pants better. (Don’t hate me, Lulu.)
The best part? If you’re a fitness instructor, you get 30% off all of their merchandise, all the time. (That’s going to be dangerous for this girl.)
This super-simple recipe takes minutes to whip up, boasts tons of healthy ingredients, and is always a hit at parties. I’m hosting a book club meeting tonight, and will be serving this with sliced baguette and chips. It’s one of my favorite appetizers and is so fool-proof, I’m pretty sure even Jolie could make it. (If she had opposable thumbs, that is.)
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