Shredding Tips & Tricks

My girlfriend recently asked me for some quick shredding tips and I thought I would share them on the blog with you all. Whether you have an upcoming event, date night or photo shoot, these tips and tricks are sure to get you in your best shape in the quickest amount of time.


Shredding Tips & Tricks

This seems like a no brainer but eat as clean as possible. This means: no wheat, dairy or alcohol. I would also cut out meat, nuts and beans for digestive reasons if you want to be super strict.

Cut out ALL salty food that is not naturally salty. For example, you could eat smoked salmon which has a naturally salty taste, but you shouldn’t be eating anything processed like salty chips or sodium-filled soups. basically everything processed has a TON of salt so stick to only natural foods.

Drink as much water/green tea as possible (i.e. Pee as much as possible and flush everything out!)

Drink hot lemon water a few days before and the day of (Directions:

Incorporate HIIT workouts in to speed up your metabolism, look up some on YouTube and try for 30 minutes a day if possible. You want to get your heart rate up and tone your body as much as possible.

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 These are my top Shredding Tips & Tricks, anything that I missed? Share your comments below on any that you use and love. Have a great weekend!
xx, Beth

Chrissy Teigen’s Tomato Basil Soup (a la Ina Garten)

If you follow Chrissy Teigen on Instagram (If you don’t, you should NOW – @chrissyteigen) you have most likely seen this Tomato Basil Soup she makes at least once a week. Well the recipe is from Ina Garten and you can get it at here. It was everything I thought it would be and more. I ate it for three separate meals I loved it so much. Just don’t forget to blend all the ingredients at the end, almost missed that step and had chunky soup. Enjoy! xx, Beth

chrissy teigen tomato basil soup

Lea Michele’s Sultry Velvet Dress.

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 The Real: Elyse Walker Velvet Dress in Teal // $1,595

What can I say? Old habits die hard. When I spotted this sexy velvet dress on Lea Michele I just had to go out and find the look for less, and share it with you of course. But then I realized I no longer had my fashion blog to write about it on so I figured I would add a Fashion section to the mix. The combination of velvet and sultry in this dress is perfect for the upcoming holidays and all the parties you will be attending in your fit bod. Skip the real and check out one of the similar steals below. xx, Beth

Catherine Malandrino Delphine Velvet Dress

Catherine Malandrino Delphine Velvet Dress // $110

love & lemons vixen maxi dress

For Love & Lemons Vixen Maxi Dress // $215

Lemon Ginger Coconut Chocolate Bites

This weekend I created a bunch of healthy desserts with my boyfriend’s mom and my absolute favorite of the bunch was these Lemon Ginger Chocolate Bites. The batter alone tastes like lemon meringue pie filling. Originally the recipe was for “bars” with no chocolate but we decided that turning them into balls and putting dark chocolate on them made them much more fun. This was my first time using a food processor and it was amazing, going to have to splurge for one myself. The best thing about this recipe is that it is completely clean and raw so you can eat like 50 of them and not feel guilty (minus the chocolate). Let me know if you try out this recipe by tagging me @hautehealthy!

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1 Cup softened Coconut butter (warm jar in microwave)
60 grams fresh ginger root diced or Chop up 3 inches (you can also grate it)
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chia seeds, ground
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/3 cup raw honey
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut (add this last)

Line a 9 x 9 pan or similar with parchment paper that hangs over 2 sides like handles.

In a food processor or mixing bowl, add the coconut butter and ginger root. Mix well to a smooth paste.

Add all the remaining ingredients except shredded coconut: lemon zest, lemon juice, chia seeds, coconut oil, vanilla/almond and honey.

Taste the mixture, add more sweetener (honey) if needed, and mix well.

Pulse in the shredded coconut last, and very briefly so it remains chunky.

Spread the mixture into your pan and press flat. Chill for 2 hours. Remove the whole sheet of bars to a cutting board. Cut into 1-inch squares and serve. OR cut into small bars and roll each into balls. Warm up dark chocolate with coconut oil and dip the tops of each ball in the mixture. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

xx, Beth

Baked Polenta Fries.

I stopped eating Tofu after reading way too much about soy and freaking myself out so since then I have been on a hunt for another “meat” alternative. Then I read about Polenta. Polenta is basically ground corn meal with some spices but it can be made a variety of ways and tastes pretty amazing. Did I mention that it is raw and vegan too? I found Polenta at my farmer’s market in the organic aisle – it comes in a variety of flavors and does not need to be refrigerated until opened. Read below for how I made these delicious Baked Polenta Fries and let me know how you use Polenta!

baked polenta fries

Cut up Polenta roll into “fries”
Sprinkle with Himalayan salt + pepper + cumin
Bake at 450 for 25 minutes or until browned

xx, Beth

Red, White & Delicious!

For the Fourth I thought I would create a simple and healthy option for you that you can enjoy while everyone else is stuffing their face with potato chips and dip. Just layer some Chobani vanilla yogurt with your favorite patriotic-colored berries, chill and enjoy! This recipe was made in conjunction with my friend’s bikini company Indie Swim, who is currently offering a sitewide sale with code JULY4 until the 6th. Enjoy your parfait, check out some amazing Indie Swim bikinis and have a great Fourth of July!

4th of july parfait recipe
{Layer Chobani low fat Vanilla yogurt with your favorite berries}

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