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Giving Back on Thanksgives

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

To give back on Thanksgives, TSC has teamed up with Sevenly to promote autism research.

Sevenly’s mission is to harness the power of art & community to build sustainable awareness & fund movements that support charities in their efforts to change the world. They also support charities everywhere to gain capital & awareness to the world’s greatest causes.

I love that they take a deeper look into why certain charities aren’t continuing to grow; there’s a lack of awareness, funding, & following.

So take a minute from your turkey/champagne/cranberry sauce-filled day & check out their rad site! XO.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

 

The Best Damn Grapefruit Margarita: Cinco de Drinko

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

In the spirit of Cinco de Drinko, I’m sharing my homemade skinny margarita secret [ another version found here ]. When ordering a margarita I always ask for only half the glass rimmed with salt. The thick salt complements the tequila & fresh lime juice perfectly, so opting out of salt would be a serious shame. Another tip: whenever I am bartending, there’s never sweet n’ sour mix involved. Why add disgusting mix when you can easily make a cocktail with fresh ingredients? If I am drinking alcohol anyways, then at least using fresh citrusy fruit will contains some nutrients & benefits.

So! Instead of slamming greasy chips, fatty burritos, & sugar-filled, pre-mixed, crappy chemical margaritas down your throat today, try blue corn chips, tacos on corn tortillas with veggies, pico de gallo, & black beans, & this delicious grapefruit marg. Celebrate smart- happy Cinco de Mayo Dolls!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

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+ The Best Damn Grapefruit Margy:

1.5 ounce blanco, 100% agave tequila

1 ounce of Cointreau [ use Triple Sec if you're on a budget ]

3/4 fresh squeezed lime juice

2 squeezes of a grapefruit

1 squeeze of a lemon

Option: margarita salt

+ Use a lime to rim your glass & then add salt to only half the rim. In a martini shaker add 3/4 fresh lime juice, two squeezes of a grapefruit, & one squeeze of lemon, then add Cointreau [ or Triple Sec ], & tequila. Rule of thumb: when making a cocktail, start with the cheapest ingredients first & finish with the most expensive last. Add ice to shaker [ you don't want the ice to melt into your ingredients, so do this last ]. Add ice to rimmed glass & shake and strain your cocktail over the ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or lime wheel.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny recipes, skinny tips, and skinny tricks.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

 

Pumpkin Spice Margaritas

Fitness blogger and weight loss blogger from Southern California

It’s ironic how winter-time is approaching but the sun is shining brighter than ever [ ahhh, California- you're mixed up! ]. Although I would have appreciated crisp cool air & hot chocolate weather today, I embraced the sun and made this light pumpkin cocktail [ confession: I am writing this post buzzed ].

Quick Skinny Tip: most mixed cocktails are filled with sugar & calories [ but so easy to modify! ]. Instead of having the local bartender use margarita mix, substitute lemon & lime juice with a splash of water. The morning hangover will be so much kinder too!

Fitness blogger and weight loss blogger from Southern California

Fitness blogger and weight loss blogger from Southern California

Fitness blogger and weight loss blogger from Southern California

Fitness blogger and weight loss blogger from Southern California

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