One Healthy BBC

Anyone who has every been to Montauk knows what a BBC is…right?? A BBC is Cyril’s (past uber-popular Montauk staple, not super classy, but insanely popular…RIP Cyril’s…) BBC Stands for Banana Bailey Colada and believe me, they are dangerous. Packed with booze and sugar.

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But they taste oh so, so good. Well, rest assured, Cyril’s fans, because we’re making the old famous much, much healthier. Here’s how to make ’em:

One Healthy BBC: (makes two servings)

  • 2 frozen bananas (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup pineapple (cut into pieces)
  • 1 cup coconut cream (or full fat coconut milk, we like Native Forrest Organic)
  • 2 shots rum
  • a few ice cubes
  • optional: 1 teaspoon honey if you have a serious sweet tooth

Simply blend all ingredients together. Add more ice if needed. Garnish with a banana or pineapple slice and enjoy. Cheers to an endless summer!

One Healthy Breakdown: bringing the BBC back, better than ever!

The Great Grape Gallop

The Grape Gallop, coming up this Saturday, August 13th, is s an exciting event that pairs two of our very favorite things: fitness and wine! Join OHH to run, walk, and taste!

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This will be the first Grape Gallop race hosted on Long Island. The inaugural event, which occurs at Duck Walk Vineyards in Water Mill, features both a sunrise (10am) and sunset (5:30pm) race start time. The race is open to every level of runner/walker and wine connoisseur.

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The event travels 3.1 miles (5K) and is designed to take runners through the picturesque vineyard. Participants receive an up-close tour of the wide variety of grapes Duck Walk has planted. The course is flat, fast, and takes place on mixed terrain. When you are finished, you’ll recuperate with crackers and cheese found in the refreshment area, coupled with delicious wine samples (of course!) in our exclusive event wine glasses.

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A portion of the race entry fee benefits Lustgarten Foundation. Click here to register!

One Healthy Breakdown: can’t wait to gallop through the grapes!

Yoga, Wellness, & Well-being in Montauk!

One Healthy Hamptons and Lightwork I Lifework at the Beach House invite YOU to join us!

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Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 7th for a 10am yoga class at the Montauk Beach House followed by wellness and well-being by the pool. Don’t miss OHH’s last (free!) wellness event of the summer, a morning of wellness under the sun! Let’s kick off August right!

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Start your Sunday morning with a 10am yoga class (open to all levels) with Erica Velasquez, meet Kiley & Erica of One Healthy Hamptons, and enjoy snacks, samples, and shopping with Hamptons Handpoured, KIND Snacks, and RESCUE Skin!

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One Healthy Breakdown: Let’s start August in the Hamptons feeling relaxed, restored, and alive!

Cool Down Summer Pops

Marisa loves to cool down with these healthy, refreshing, and very tasty ice pops! Here’s her recipe, so we can all enjoy our own!

photo 1Ingredients: (makes six popsicles)

  1. 1. 1/4 of a large watermelon
  2. 1 peach
  3. 1 nectarine
  4. 1 cup blueberries
  5. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  6. 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (separated)
  7. High-powered blender or Vitamix
  8. Popsicle molds

 

photo 2Instrustions: On a cutting board, dice watermelon, peach, and nectarine into cubes and put in blender/Vitamix. Add blueberries, chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon coconut into the Vitamix. Blend on high for a minute. Pour the blended fruit into the popsicle molds. (Any popsicle molds will do, amazon.com has some good options fyi!) Place the wooden popsicle sticks into the middle of the molds and place into the freezer upright for about four hours. About two hours into the freezing process, sprinkle remaining coconut shreds onto the edges of the pops. Remove the frozen treats and enjoy your cooling summer treat!

One Healthy Breakdown: the tastiest way to cool off and get your omega-3’s too!

August Mermaid Challenge

Here she is, the last monthly challenge of the summer! Mermaids are only appropriate. This move strengthens abs, obliques, and legs all at the same time! Save, pin, or print the calendar and complete throughout the month. Here’s how to mermaid: lay on your side, head on one arm. Lift legs slightly off floor and cross ankles. Lift and lower legs, keeping straight and together (using abdominal muscles) for time allotted. Then flip to the other side and repeat, working yourself up to one minute on each side! Stay strong, tight, and focus on the abs. Bring it on, August.

One Healthy Breakdown: get ready to channel your inner mermaid this month!

Q & A w Z: Vacation

Q: How do you suggest staying fit on vacation? What’s a good balance between enjoying your time off or with family, but not feeling like you’re falling off your fitness plan all-together?

transportationA: Vacation is vacation. It’s time to relax. It’s the time when you shouldn’t be strictly dieting, counting calories, and going crazy about your macro-nutrients. You can still be active: hike, swim, walk, etc. just don’t be so strict. Try some new foods, exotic fruits, fresh-squeezed juices, locally grown vegetables. Give your body a break. Let yourself stray from your routine. We all need to stop once in a while. Vacation should be a time to recharge your battery. Leave your diet and workout routines at home. It will be there when you come back, I promise you. Have a delicious meal, enjoy a yummy cocktail, try a new dessert. Get back on track when you get home. That is the true balance.

One Healthy Breakdown: Vacation is VACATION!

BIG HUGE NEWS! I’m Engaged!

I got engaged this past Friday to my boyfriend, (*fiancé*) Nick, who is the reason I’m here in the Hamptons in the first place. Growing up in Boston, I rarely ventured to the big apple and had never even been to the Hamptons until my first time visiting Nick early December, 2010. Between the Christmas lights around Southampton, the breath-taking beaches, adorable villages, and of course, meeting Nick’s amazingly fun, loving family made me fall in love with all things Hamptons. (If you can’t tell, I’m kind of obsessed with it here.) Anyway, I up and moved that May, (just in time for my first Hamptons summer!) and never looked back.

happyFriday, one of those beautiful beaches became the setting of our perfect engagement…after quite a crazy sequence of events. I have been known to send Nick on scavenger hunts to get his birthday presents in past years. Well, you know what they say about payback. The boy made me work for that bling, that’s for sure!

I got home Friday afternoon to find an envelope with clue #1 on our door saying to get my party dress on. Clue #2 stated to be ready (on time, not my strong suit) to set sail at 5:30.

hunthint1About 15 outfit-changes later and no boyfriend in sight, I arrived solo at the dock to find not Nick, but his Captain Aunt Linda on-board, to hand me clue #3.

lindaI was totally confused as I followed my next clue to the Wolffer wine stand, texting Nick that he had better be there (preferably with wine in hand.) After driving in Friday traffic to arrive at the overcrowded wine stand and parking what seemed like a mile away, I could have used something stronger than wine. Instead of Nick, two of my other favorite people approached me, Nick’s sister Danielle, and little Skye, clue in-hand.

#4I trudged back to my car and headed back out to face the traffic. Clue #4 sent me to our regular spot, Bobby Vans, where our favorite hostess handed me my next clue and sent me on my way.

BVsI got back on the road, back to the bumper-to-bumper, and headed towards the back bar at the Driver’s Seat. (Finally, I thought: my chance for that much-needed drink!) But, by the time I got there, I was so excited to get my final clue that I rushed through the restaurant, not hesitating to ask all of the hostesses “do you have a clue???” (they were just a bit confused to say the least.) I finally found Rob (Nick’s mom’s boyfriend) at the bar, having drinks with some friends he had made over the course of the hour before my arrival. Lucky for me, he had already had enough drinks for the both of us, so I carried on.

robAfter what I could only describe as a wild goose chase, I had finally gotten my last clue to head to Gin Lane, where the sea meets the land. Just as I drove towards the beach wondering where on earth to turn and park, I saw Nick’s cousin, Tyler, directing traffic. Thank goodness for this little one, I knew I was headed in the right direction, in more ways than one.

photo 4I kicked off my shoes and starting walking the beach when I finally heard Nick call my name. It was there, on Coopers Beach, with the sand between our toes, that we agreed to spend the rest of our lives together.

photo 2After a crazy few hours spent here, there, and everywhere, and a rush of emotions, I couldn’t wait another second to say yes. I am one lucky girl. I have the man of my dreams, the ring of my dreams, the job of my dreams, the best family in the world, and I finally got that much-needed glass of champagne…in the most beautiful place on earth.

photo 1Even better, my family surprised me from Boston and our two families got to celebrate together all weekend long.

photo 3And celebrate we did.

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A lot.

partyOne Healthy Breakdown: One of the best weekends of all time, absolutely perfect in every way. He put a ring on it.

What’s a Spirit Junkie Sati?!

Yesterday was one of those days. One of those life-altering days I’ll never forget. I spent the day with Gabby Bernstein and Patricia Moreno at The Surf Lodge for their second annual Spirit Junkie Sati (#spiritjunkiesati.) Amazingness. In the sun. On the bay. In Montauk. On a yoga mat. Making history.

photo 3Gabby kicked off the morning with Kundalini Kriyas – sets of exercises, with both physical and physiological meaning and purpose. Just hearing Gabby speak can put you at ease. Doing yoga with her, that’s a whole other story. Our first Kriya is meant to bust through blocks, to bust through what holds you back in life. Another Kriya strengthened the spine; as Gabby explained, a healthy spine is a healthy life.

photo 1Having been lucky enough to have gotten to know Gabby a bit and being halfway through May Cause Miracles, I was excited to learn what Kundalini Yoga is all about. As opposed to classic yoga, which is usually more individually up to interpretation, Kundalini yoga speaks to one purpose at a time. There is a Kriya for everything. I mean everything. Look it up. Try one. As Gabby says, expect miracles.

Then, Gabby had us do something amazingly effective. A tool I will definitely keep in my back pocket and use often. You should too. To wrap up our Kundalini hour, we “shook it out” and we shook it good. Sitting on our yoga mats, we shook our arms overhead for three + minutes. We shook all of the crap that holds us back, all of the negativity, all of the problems, the constant sadness on the news, the anger, the pain, the resentment…any of that heavy stuff that weighs us down…SHAKE IT OUT! Seriously, try it now. Standing or sitting cross legged, with your arms overhead, knowing you’re getting it all OUT. Shake all that stuff you don’t need right out the tips of your fingers. Shake furiously. Even yell a little if you want to or blast some really loud music if you want. Get it all out. And then breathe, regroup, and start fresh. Phew.

After about an hour of Kundalini, we broke for an amazing lunch thanks to Byron – The Surf Lodge’s Restaurant (which I must say has jumped to my top 10 list.) The food is fresher than fresh, simple, delicious, healthy, and even better, local! If you’re ever in or around Montauk, definitely stop in to Byron at The Surf Lodge for a meal. Just a heads up, if you’re there on a weekend, it’s packed…and I mean PACKED. Be prepared to relax on the bay and have a few drinks. If I were you, I’d make a day of it. In fact, I often do.

photo 5After a nice long lunch, Patricia (two words: ROCK STAR) graced the stage. From the moment she opened her mouth, the energy was astounding. Contagious. Mind-blowing. And pretty freaking awesome. She put us on the spot and I’m going to do the same to you: spend one minute (yes, 60 whole seconds) telling someone how great you are, the awesome things you do, how much you love your body and yourself, the obstacles you’ve overcome…Can you do it? Can you spend 60 seconds saying only good things about yourself? I couldn’t either. A minute of self-promotion is HARD. But, a minute of complaining would be easy as pie, right?! That’s her point, that’s what Patricia turns upside down: the fact that we’ve been trained to think and speak more negatively than positively, which often holds us back from pure bliss, greatness, and self-love. As Patricia said: “it’s inspiring to hear people thrive. Just like negative thought can make us negative people, positive thoughts can turn that right around. What thought has done, thought can undo.” Amen, sister. Think, say, and do better for yourself and better things will come. Really, they will. Gabby and Patricia said so.

Patricia invented IntenSati, an aerobic workout NEVER been done before. It’s dance, cardio, yoga, martial arts, intervals, oh and loud and proud affirmations all at the same time. No, you haven’t done something like this before. There is nothing like this workout. IntenSati is a workout for the mind just as much as the body. It’s a cleanse, a detox, an inspiration, an enlightening. There really are no words, just find a class and DO IT, trust me. And, if you come upon a future Spirit Junkie Sati lead by Patricia and Gabby, DO IT. Trust me. And if you stumble upon something that sounds cool that you kinda want to do, but aren’t sure what to expect, something the fearless version of you would do in a heartbeat, DO IT. Trust me.

photo 5One Healthy Breakdown: That’s Patricia’s awesome sweatshirt. Sunny and happy, just like our Spirit Junkie Sati. Oh, and I’m sore. Between Gabby’s 26 frog poses and Patricia’s powerful punches, my body hurts, I’m beyond exhausted, and I’m totally enlightened.photo 4