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Wait What? Cotton Candy Ice Cream. Ya. I Know, Right?!

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.Ok, so this is totally off topic but we can just talk about my spaghetti squash obsession?

I literally can’t get enough lately.

I’m seriously, like, going to turn into a walking squash. It’s turning into a creepy problem.

For some reason, I’m like a pregnant pickle lady lately. But I’m not pregnant & the pickle is spaghetti squash.

Speaking of obsessions, let’s talk about ice cream.

Not nasty-ass dairy filled ice cream. Clean ice cream…that’s so damn good it hurts.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.Also, add a few berries if you want it to be a pretty pink color. Basically all you do is blend the above ingreds ( 1 1/2 banana, about 10 raspberries, 3 tablespoons of goji powder, 2 drops of vanilla, & a handful of ice ). After its blended add some coconut flakes on top & then get ready for a strobe light, techno party in your mouth.

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Instagram feed & died with excitement when I found this cotton candy ice cream via Loni Jane ( << my favorite Insty account, by far ). I literally hoped out of bed this AM & ran, skipped, did ‘the Jig’ to the nearest store. & lemme tell you, this hot pink recipe is going down as one of my favorites. It’s refreshing, delicious, & gets rid of any ice cream/sorbet craving. Plus there’s some badass benefits of goji berries: it aids in mental well-being/calmness, athletic performance, happiness, & enhances quality of sleep.

BTW: Dang coconut chips are just ridiculous. There’s three ingredients in them ( coconut, coconut sugar, & sea salt ) and they can be added to everything & anything…think: oatmeal, fruit bowls, smoothies, etc.

Ok, I’m off to eat a little more spaghetti squash & watch “The Following.”

MWAH! x L

{ Little, portion controlled bowls found here }.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

The Skinny Confidential shares healthy recipes like cotton candy ice cream.

Ciao Egg Whites! Why I’m Totally For Team Yolk

Lauryn Evarts talks fitness, health, and diet.Let’s talk about egg yolk.

If eggs were a boy, I’d have a serious crush.

I’m so over hearing girls pointing their long acrylic finger at the menu & oh-so-casually saying “I’ll have the egg burrito but with egg whites only.” And then they smile at themselves like they’ve done such a great job with their diet.

Yawn, yawn, yawn. What a bore.

Like, egg yolks aren’t some evil bitch.

They’re actually super good for you.

Personally I’m obsessed with eggs. And I’m ESP obsessed with their sexy, yellow yolks.

Why?

Glad you asked:

+ Eggs contain protein and fat. They’re a serious amaze source of protein ( 7 grams per egg ). All the protein is in the egg white. The fat is the egg yolk. BUT this is GOOD fat. Remember this Skinny Conf post on nuts? This isn’t 1991 where fat-free is cool. Chemicals are out, good fats are in.

+ The yolk has many vitals nutrients that you NEED.  

+ Cal!! There’s only 70 cals a yolk. Eggs are super, super filling. Protein and fat take a long time to digest, help moderate sugar absorption, & keep blood sugar levels at a healthy level.

+ Vitamins!!! Like LIVESTRONG says “each egg yolk contains seven vitamins: B6, folate, a B vitamin, B-12, A, D, E and K. Of those, vitamins A, D, E and K are found only in egg yolks and not in egg whites. In fact, egg yolks are one of only a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found.”

+ And lastly minerals: each egg has thriteen varieties of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, & selenium ( <<< remember this? ). 

As LIVESTRONG says, “eggs are low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein. One large pasture-raised egg contains 6 g of protein and 1 g of carbohydrate. The protein in the egg is a high-quality source of protein, providing your body with all of the essential amino acids it needs to build the proteins found in your body. Although the egg is low in sodium, it does contain a small amount. One large egg contains 65 mg of sodium, meeting less than 3 percent of your daily value. Limiting your daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg a day may reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. Based on the nutrition information from the Daily Burn website, one large pasture-raised egg meets 6 percent of your daily value for vitamin A, 2 percent of your daily value for calcium and 4 percent of your daily value for iron. However, according to Mother Earth News, pasture-raised eggs are a better source of vitamin A, with a large 50 g egg meeting 8 percent of your daily value. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed for immune health, eye sight and normal growth and development. Nutrition information for calcium and iron in the Mother Earth News study not provided.”

And if you’re all worried about cholestrol in eggs, don’t be…just click here.

My favorite ways to prep eggs: I’m a total poached egg-whore. I eat um’ with avo, Himalayan salt, a lil pepper, & chili flakes. & of course they’re amazing scrambled, sunny side up ( YUMMMM ), &/or in these pancakes.

I used to like them with nasty-ass ketchup but I cut that habit after watching this ( SICK! ). Instead I opt for fresh Pico de Gallo or a little touch of Sriracha.

How do you like your eggs? Any die-hard egg whites lovers??

X L

{{ P.S. if you’re buying eggs, PLEASE, please, please buy PASTURE-raised ones…more on this later…but TRUST me. Read more here }}.

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A Rad, Lil Valentine’s Giveaway with LuLu*s <3

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

Ok, so Erica & I had so much fun on this LuLu*s shoot it was kinda ridic.

The theme was: do what-the-F-ever. Examples? Dancing in the rain ( I know, right?! Rain in San Diego?! WTH ), braiding our hair together ( just because ), & popping some bubbly.

All in the Galentine’s spirit, right?

Get it? GALentine’s.

Valentine’s Day rocks my world— not just because of Michael ( although he’s a real plus ) but because of the colors, hearts, & pink champagne.

It also doesn’t hurt getting flowers, gifts ( hint, hint honey ), & getting wined and dined.
Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

So back to the giveaway. You and your bestie can win free dress for a year.

Ya, a full year.

Entering is super easy- just click here, fill out the short form, send it to your bestie, have her do the same.

Easy, peasy.

Anyway you can find my red hot dress here & Erica’s is sold out but this dress is similar.

X’s & o’s, L

{ Also, don’t forget to check out Erica & my blog design company here }.

{{ Photo cred: TFB }}Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

Lauryn Evarts and Erica Stolman celebrate Galentine's Day.

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