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Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

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

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

This recipe rocks my world.

I have literally made this quinoa salad five times a week for linner ( linner= lunch + dinner combined ) for the past month.

Back story: one random Monday I had no greens in the fridge…but was desperately craving a salad.

I decided to make my usual daily snack: I threw avocado into a bowl & added Himalayan pink crystal salt + Meyer lemon juice.

Suddenly I had the bright idea to add vegan quinoa, some leftover pomegranate seeds, & a spoonful of hummus.

All was amaze…but it needed spice.

Cue the chili flakes.

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It was so yummmm, guys. Like, so, so party-in-my-mouth-yum. I’ve been OMG-ing ever since the first bite.

And honestly, this salad is super F-ing ugly to look at, but I don’t care- it’s addictive.

Warning: once you try this, prepare to fall in love…it’s that good.

xx.Lauryn

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

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Here’s some food for thought:

A friend of a friend visited Shanghai recently. She came back from the trip feeling crazy-inspired.

Why?

Because in the city she visited had many outside parks with gym equiment ( think stretching machines, Ellipticals, Treadmills, ladder climbers, etc. ). There were people in circle dancing and practicing Tai chi & yoga-like moves. There was music and laughter, and tons of movement.

People were also walking around the park massaging ( aka hitting themselves lightly ) their lymph nodes as a warm up.

Side note: waking up the lymph system gets rid of excess fluid, bacteria, viruses, and cell waste. They act as check points along the passways of the vessels. And when they’re working well, we feel strong, healthy, and energized ( << a post to come on this ).

Here’s the weird thing though: some people were even smoking cigarettes while they were “working out.”

This is SO interesting to me because in America we think of working out/exercising as a chore. A task to cross off our to-do list. Our hour to sweat it out. We plan our yoga class or our barre workout.

But why not making body movement a way of life? Just something you do whenever/wherever. I mean, these people don’t seem to think of movement as “working out.” They think of it as a daily activity— they just do.

Hence why some of the people were smoking cigs.

To them, smoking cigarettes while exercising is just like walking and smoking or sitting and smoking.

It’s no different. Because exercise is just a part of their whole day, including their smoke breaks.

So! I guess the point is working out doesn’t have to be such a chore.

Incorporate all kinds of movement throughout your day- make it more of a lifestyle and less of a daunting task that’s annoying. Live Shanghai-style ( sans the cigs ).

Oh, and naturally today I was walking around lightly hitting myself to engage my lymph system.

Weird? Yah. I D K.

<3 L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.[ Just the cutest ever ]

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Three Ingredient Bomb.com “Ice Cream”

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

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

A good friend of mine was released from the hospital today after hip surgery. I made this healthy version of “ice cream” for her because who doesn’t love frozen sweets…ESP after the sicko hospital?!

Lately I’ve become obsessed with two-three ingredient recipes.

Whyyyyy? Obvious reasons.

They’re quick + easy. But even more so, there’s not a million ingredients. Smaller recipes contain less cals/sugar/carbs. No one wants to eat something filled with ingredients that they can’t pronounce. Right ; )?

My typical rule of thumb: I try to steer clear of grocery store items that have more than five ingreds. If you don’t know what they are then either look into it ( << you know, Google.com…don’t turn a blind eye to what you’re eating! Be informed! ) or MOVEEEE on down the aisle.

Anyway to make this combine pineapple slices, mint leaves, & pomegranate seeds in a food processor. Freeze for an hour. Add mint + pomegranate seeds for garnish.

Ta da.

Totally a cure for anyone’s sweet tooth ; ).

Love.L

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

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

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

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