Haylie Duff’s Real Girls Kitchen

Along with blogging at Peace Love Nutrition, I also own a social media company, Jost Media, where I work on several TV shows ( I love my job.)

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I’m excited to announce the latest show I’ve been working on, Real Girls Kitchen with Haylie Duff has recently premiered on Ora.tv (a cool new digital network.)  Watch Real Girls Kitchen with Haylie (anytime on Ora.tv ) as she gets inspired and cooks her way through life in LA and NYC.

During Episode 1, Mali-booyah, Haylie and her girlfriends, Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) and Megan Reiser get their healthy on while detoxing in Malibu, complete with a skinny salad, turmeric energy shots and homemade face masks.

But Hilary Duff shows up with wine and a pie.  Can the girls stay healthy? Watch here!

My favorite recipes on this episode:

Haylie’s detoxing Turmeric Shots

(Recipe here)

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Banana Boat

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I would love to hear what you guys think of the Episodes!

 

Teeth Issues! Oil Pulling

Day 1 Oil Pulling:

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My teeth– not my best feature.

I’m lucky to work with an amazing dentist, Dr. Reid Winick a Holistic Dentist at Dentistry for Health in NYC, who completely changed how I take care of my teeth.

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Step 1: Oil pulling.   Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. This action supposedly draws out toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.

Benefits include:

• Whiter teeth
• Cavity and gingivitis prevention
• Better breath
• Stronger teeth and gums
• Less jaw pain (TMJ sufferers noted great improvement– Hopefully ME!), sleep problems and sinus issues
• Alleviation of headaches, hangovers and skin issues

Procedure:

First, pick an oil. Dr Winick recommends coconut oil as it also has strong antibacterial properties.

Next, take a tablespoon of oil and swish it around your mouth for 20 minutes.

Note: Be gentle here — no need to be as aggressive as you are with mouthwash, as you will be doing it for 20 minutes and don’t want to get a stiff jaw! The oil will almost double in size as it draws in saliva as well as the toxins. Be sure not to swallow as you will be taking these toxins into your body — the complete opposite of what you are trying to do.

Once the 20 minutes are up, spit the oil out into the trash (not your sink, where the oil may solidify and block up the drain) and brush your teeth well.

Day 1 thoughts:

I could only do it for 10 minutes (I suffer from TMJ and my jaw hurt too much.)  But my mouth feels really clean!  I look forward to trying again tomorrow.

Reebok’s True Studio Slipper Review

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.

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Anyone who reads (or even glances at my blog) knows my favorite type of workout is Yoga or Barre classes. I was exited to learn that Reebok designed a shoe just for these classes: Reebok’s True Studio Slippers.  They are an ultra lightweight and comfortable barre shoe that is designed to provide a barefoot feel with a little extra grip.

Reebok TRUE STUDIO SLIPPERProduct Features:

- Light upper materials with elastic topline for comfort, breathability and a secure fit
- Low-profile for grounded fit and great mobility
- Concona woven coconut fiber lining for natural evaporative cooling and odor resistance
- Silicon printed outsole grip offers the ideal combination for traction and slippage needed for studio floor exercises
- Sleek silhouette for ultra feminine style

While I’m not crazy about the color they sent me (I”m more of a black/grey girl like this one) I loved that my feet didn’t overheat in the slippers thanks to the Concona woven coconut fiber lining.  They also helped me grip the floor well.

Reebok TRUE STUDIO SLIPPERYou can purchase here

Q: Would you wear these shoes to a Barre class?  Or do you prefer no shoes or socks?

 

Emmy’s Raw Mint Macaroon’s changed my life.

As many of you know, I work with Raw Foodist and host of FOX’s A Healthy You Carol Alt.  Carol is always rubbing off on me in a good way.  I’m more conscious of what I put in my body especially when I’m snacking or looking for something sweet.

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I was recently given an opportunity to sample some vegan & raw macaroons from Emmy’s Organics.  Their macaroons are one of those treats where I feel completely sinful while I’m eating them and have to remind myself they are good for me (they tastes THAT delicious.)  I can’t ever decide what flavor I like best- there’s 7 of them: Mint Chip, Choco Chili, Lemon Ginger, Dark Cacao, Coconut Vanilla, Chai Spice, and Choco Orange.

Although I was blown away by the mint… BLOWN AWAY.

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Unlike ‘normal’ macaroons, Emmy’s are soft and very coconut based.

“At emmy’s we are committed to YOU having it all. We pride ourselves on the quality, creativity & sustainability of the products we offer. In respect for our bodies & the earth, we use the finest non-GMO ingredients in everything we make & biodegradable, earth-friendly resources for our packaging. Our food is derived from nature, which in return nourishes us in the best way possible. Vegan & Gluten-free foods are our passion, so you can always feel good about choosing emmy’s. All of our goods are made in a certified vegan & gluten-free kitchen.”

The company also sells other products such as almond milk, granola, and super-fudge.

Original Dark Chocolate Sauce

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I took my first taste, letting it sit on my tongue for a moment, enjoying the creamy and rich texture.

I was blown away.  I could just eat this with a spoon.

The Final Review: I love Emmy’s.   This is my ‘go-to’ snack with I want something sweet.  It’s so much fun to try all of the flavors!

 

YOGASMOGA Yoga Wear Review

YogaSmoga Yoga WorkoutOk- I’ll admit it.  I LOVE workout clothing.

There’s nothing better that putting on an outfit you feel comfortable, sexy and can kick some butt in.

Yoga Smoga Yoga Workout GearI was excited to learn about a local NYC based Yoga company, YOGASMOGA, and basically—they ROCK.

Why you might ask?

1) They are designed in NYC and Made in the USA

Support local.

2) Comfortable but Supportive Yoga Pants

First pants (besides my lulu’s ) that are comfortable, supportive, breathable and don’t ride down.

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Passed the Sheer test!

Made from a material, called Aurum, which is  Supplex and Lycra blend.   I really like the compression this causes (unlike  lulu.)

3) Fun colors

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I‘m also eyeing this pink sports brau-me-bra-tickled-pink-4_002

4) Special Features

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5) Smogi Bucks

Shop/Refer and get rewarded!

There are two different ways you can earn SMOGI Bucks:

  1. Shop Till Your Heart’s Content: For every dollar you spend, you earn SMOGI Bucks. Super simple.
  2. Refer a Future SMOGI: When you refer a new friend to us and that friend goes shopping with us, you receive 25 SMOGI BUCKS.

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Enjoy!Yoga Smoga Jocelyn Steiber Peace Love Nutrition

Reebok ZQUICK Launch

I recently attended the ZQUICK Launch Event on behalf of Reebok and Fitfluential.

When I walked in and saw this crazy obstacle course, my yogi self got nervous.  Mats were replaced by cones, tape, stairs and boxes.  We were there to ‘test out’ the ZQUICK shoes in different types of situations.

I’m used to ballet and yoga type classes so I knew this was going to be quite the challenge for me.

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Luckily we had some fun friends to help encourage and walk us through: Johny Hendricks (MMA top welterweight contender), Aly Raisman (Gold medal-winning gymnast), and Jamie Chung (Actress and my style icon.)

Bring it on!

Bill McInnis, Reebok’s Head of Advanced Innovation (and former NASA engineer) taught us about the inspiration for the ZQUICK technology: tires (hence the bottom of the shoes.)  ZQUICK shoes are supposed to help you move at lightening speed and quickly change direction.

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I liked the style and comfort right away.   They are very lightweight but still have great support.  I didn’t even realize they were in the bag I was given at Reebok (I thought they had forgotten to give me a pair.)  Amazing since I carry around heavy bags with all my belongings in NYC all the time!

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Watch me go! City Agility obstacle:

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I really enjoyed getting a feel for the ZQUICK and trying it out in so many different courses. They move well and are so lightweight (Sorry Bill- this is my favorite thing about them.)

Fun Facts:

Jamie Chung is not only stylish (I want her workout pants below and love her features at People Style Watch) but this chick is FAST! She was so fun to talk to (I totally want to have a drink with her) and  kicked everyone’s butt during the obstacle courses.

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Aly Raisman is so sweet and passionate about gymnastics.  It was inspiring to chat with her about her workout routine (she trains 2 times a day) and how she combats nerves.  Aly told us she practices until everything is second nature so when it’s time to compete she can relax and enjoy herself.

Inspiring women.

I also got to meet some inspiring bloggers! Julie, Tina,  Jenna and Kayte. You girls rock.

Thank you ZQUICK, Reebok and Fitfluential– I might even start running to Yoga now….well after all the snow melts ; )

My favorite Bar of all time: gomacro Review & Giveaway

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I’ve tried pretty much every bar out there and gomacro is my ‘go-to’ favorite bar.

Not only are they a family run company with a wonderful inspiring story– they taste delicious, are made with all real ingredients, don’t have too many calories or sugar, perfect amount of protein, did I mention they taste DELICIOUS?!  I’m hooked.

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6 Things I learned about Bikram Yoga

My heart is and always will be with Vinyasa, but I recently decided to branch out and try different kinds of yoga.

First up: Bikram

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Verdict? Love-Hate relationship (love/hate it while I’m there sweating– LOVE they way my body feels the next few days.)

1) Wear the right clothing

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You are going to sweat your ass off.  Make sure to dress appropriately.  My first class I wore a tank top with cropped yoga pants and it was too much clothing.

I recently got to test out Hot Drop Bikram Apparel and loved the freedom the clothes gave me.  Wear just a sports bra and shorts (trust me it feels liberating!)

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Cyc New Location – David Barton Gym NYC

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Cyc NYC  Keoni Hudoba Looking for something to kick your butt into shape?  Take Keoni Hudoba class at Cyc‘s new NYC location in David Barton Gym Astor Place.

Spinning is all about the teacher and Keoni is the right kind of crazy.

High intensity– not for the faint hearted but I loved how Cyc  mixes indoor cycling with basketball, boxing and even volleyball.  It was hands down my favorite indoor cycling class I’ve taken in NYC.  I’m a spaz at cycling and still can’t get my shoes out of the brackets at the end of the class. (Embarrassing every time)  But Keoni made sure to explain each movement though (unlike other studios who just go go go) for us biking novices.

Try it now- your legs, arms and abs will thank me.

My (Usual) Workout Schedule

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Monday: Start the week off right: Mind & Body

10 minute jump rope  (warm up)

1 hour Yoga (Yoga to the People)

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Tuesday: FitSugar 10 minute Workout Videos

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(I usually try to do 3 and then 10 minutes on my rebounder)

My Favorite

Changed my Legs!—> Skinny Jeans Workout

Dance Workout

Yoga Flow

Arms

FitSugar Workouts 10 minute

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Wednesday:

Yoga, Bikram or Video ( 1 hour)

My current Favorite Workout Series (kicks my butt! I still can’t do all of the moves)

Thursday:

Arms, squats & jump rope (45 mins)

Friday:

Popsugar Workout Videos

Saturday:

Take a fun class: SoulCycle, JumpLife

Sunday:

20 mins of Rebounder

The Key? Find activities that you love to do and do something every single day for at least 20 minutes!  

Changes your life

Solow Fitness Wear Review

Solow Yoga WearI fell in love with SOLOW the moment I clicked on their website.

And as an added bonus?  It’s made here in the US.

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Their workout (and lounge wear) has unique, edgy and comfortable designs.  Every time I flipped the page I wanted to try more and more.  Luckily I got to test out a few of their Sports Bra’s.

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Definitely not your average Sport Bra’s

I felt sexy and confident (although they are so pretty I was sad to put a tank top over them which is what I would wear to class.)   They are definitely better for lower impact workouts such as yoga, Pilates or ballet.

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I haven’t tried these yet but here are a few of my favorite things from their line:

Shirred Front Cami $81

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Jacket with Leather Trim Peplum $161

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Shirred Tonal Mesh Side Panel Crop **ON Sale! $54

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Great Christmas gifts for the workout fein or to help motivate someone in your life!

My Current 5 Obsessions:

1) GoMacro Sweet Rejuvenation (Cashew Bars)

I’ve tried every bar on the market and these are my favorite- soft, delicious, & only 4 ingredients

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2) App: A Beautiful Mess

I’m not sure what I did with my life (or work!) before this app

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A beautiful mess

3) Cropped Leggings from Solow:

Actually their ENTIRE line– Edgy and Stylish

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4) The most comfortable sweater I own (from Spiritual Gangster)

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5) My navy pluggz earthing shoes

(and CitiBike!)

Stylish, comfortable & health benefits

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