Creamsicle Power Smoothie

Spring is arguably the most promising of seasons, showing signs of growth, vibrance, sunshine, and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, spring also brings about unreliable weather, the peak of allergy season, and those end-of-flu-season germs that have us needing some serious Vitamin C. Ditch the pills and give your immune system a healthy boost with this tasty treat instead!

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange or 2 clementines or 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop high quality vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk or coconut water
  • 1 handful romaine lettuce (optional)
  • dash of turmeric or small piece of turmeric root (optional)
  • ice cubes (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with the liquids. Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes if you wish. Pour into a glass and enjoy, knowing that you’re feeding your body right.

One Healthy Breakdown: real food cures all most!

Step It Up

Let’s step it up. Move more. Burn more. Sweat more. Sit less. Feel good.

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  • Take the stairs
  • Park far away
  • Trade the car for the bike
  • Get a jump rope
  • Do the yard work
  • Jog with your dog
  • Laugh a lot
  • Wash your car
  • Play some ball
  • Clean the house
  • Play outside
  • Rearrange the furniture
  • Go for a hike
  • Sit up straight
  • Cook a meal
  • Just dance
  • Do the dishes
  • Walk the farmer’s market or grocery store

One Healthy Hamptons: ready, set, step it up!

 

Spring into Wellness at Stella & Ruby

Calling all moms and moms-to-be! You’re invited to a wellness event at Stella & Ruby, Sag Harbor on Saturday, April 9th 12-3pm. One Healthy Hamptons’ BumpEast will provide complimentary wellness consultations and healthy bites to encourage you to spring into spring!

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Meet and greet other moms and moms-to-be and chat all things wellness with Kiley and Erica. Sip on fresh Montauk Juice Factory juice and enjoy 20% off all baby clothing at Stella and Ruby, home of the cutest baby & children’s clothing and accessories in town!

One Healthy Hamptons’ BumpEast brings mothers & mothers-to-be in the Hamptons private, personalized yoga, nutrition, and wellness support. Kiley and Erica have created this unique service to enhance and prepare the mind and body during this amazing stage of life.

BumpEast offers single sessions and weekly packages specially designed for each client at every stage of pregnancy and post-delivery. Whether you seek relaxation for the body and mind during pregnancy or getting back in shape post-delivery, BumpEast is the program for you.

One Healthy Breakdown: Spring is a time for growth, nurturing, and flourishing. Join us to celebrate motherhood in the healthiest way!

Reach (for Spring) March Challenge

Happy March (rabbit rabbit!) Let’s hope that Spring weather is just around the corner, but until then, let’s reach for it! This unique move works your core like no other and requires zero equipment. From all fours, reach your right arm out straight ahead and your left leg straight behind you. This requires core strength and balance to keep your body stable. Bend your right arm and your left leg in towards your center to touch (or as close as they come) to further engage your abs. Reach them back out straight and then place them back down on the ground. Repeat with the left arm and right leg. This is one repetition. Alternate and follow the calendar below. Just save, print, or pin the image below and reach for spring. By the time bikini season arrives, you’ll be glad that you took on this challenge!

March Reach Challenge

One Healthy Breakdown: spring into spring…with a stronger core!

Antigua Adventures and Island Yoga

After a brief hiatus, much-needed internet cleanse, and a big birthday celebrated with family, friends, and cake, we’re back in business (and ready for spring to be honest!)

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Feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated, it’s time to reminisce a little, shall we? Antigua Adventure yoga and wellness retreat was absolutely incredible and I’m excited to share our journey…and some super special island yoga so that you can experience it right along with us!

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Welcome to our private yoga studio, where we enjoyed daily yoga classes and private sessions in a jungle of palm trees with the vibrant sunshine and cool island breeze surrounding us.

IMG_0342Like tree pose, the retreat as a whole encouraged us to get grounded, root down, balance, grown, and flow. We were so lucky to have the Hamptons’ best yogis (Jenna Raynell, Erica Velasquez, and guest instructor Lois Nesbitt) guiding us through our daily practice!

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Following our morning yoga, which set the tone for an amazing day ahead, we enjoyed some seriously delicious eats, like local produce, refreshing smoothies, and fresh-caught seafood. As the Nutritionist on board, I prepared healthy eats to fuel our bodies and satisfy our souls!

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We met lots of new friends throughout the week and became a little family in no time. The days were full of island adventures like paddle boarding, swimming, zip lining, hiking, and tons of R&R. We soaked up the sun at Pigeon Beach down the street or our own pools right outside our villa.

IMG_0150Our group was pampered, well-fed, and caffeinated with awesome gifts thanks to our amazing sponsors: Hampton Coffee Company, Pure & Peaceful, Hamptons Handpoured, RX Bar, Hampton Sun, Boat Hampton, Health Warrior, Wolffer Vineyard Estate, and Megan’s Morsels!

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What an awesome crew, each one added something unique and inspiring to the group. We ventured out together for dinners, drinks, live music, and a breathtaking sunset yoga class on the water.

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That photo pretty much sums it up – our Antigua Adventure was absolutely amazing. Keep your eyes peeled for more amazing retreat offerings to come – both near and far! In the mean time, here’s a present from the lovely Jenna Raynell –  60 minute Gentle Island Flow straight from Antigua!

One Healthy Breakdown: sometimes you need to leave behind all you know in order to GROW!

Let’s Talk Accountability

The return of my home gym has me feeling extra appreciative and motivated after quite a few weeks of withdrawal. It took some major accountability to maintain a regular workout schedule, but it was more than doable. Summer calls for beach days, barbecues, and rosé…all day…right?! So how do you stay motivated to work out and eat relatively healthy with all of this fun and temptation? It’s all about balance and accountability. Here are some top tips for staying accountable all summer long:

  • Schedule, plan, and make your healthy choices a non-negotiable party of your life. Fit in a workout before the beach, (or run at the beach!) barbecue, party, and rosé. You’ll feel so much better enjoying the fun times if you balance them out with healthy choices. Staying on top of it also allows for some ‘wiggle room’ when you want that ice cream cone, glass of wine, or burger.
  • Try something new. While having a fitness routine is great, switching it up and trying new things is even better. Along with muscle confusion and the physical benefits of variety, it also helps to keep motivation high. There are countless fitness classes around the Hamptons, especially in the summer, so try a few and find some new ones you love! It’s MUCH easier to get to a class you love (even on a perfect beach day) and showing up is half the battle!
  • Make it fun. Eating healthy is not boring. In fact, it can be fun and pretty! Take advantage of in season fruits and vegetables and experiment with fun ways to prepare them, like grilling or making ice pops, smoothies, or skewers…Bon appetit to that!

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  • Challenge yourself by setting goals. No matter how big or small your goals are, make them clear, make them your own, and plan out the necessary steps you need to take to reach them. With a positive attitude, you’ll be achieving your goals and living your dream life in no time!
  • Think outside the box (aka gym.) Do an at-home workout, youtube workout, or, even better, go for a walk or run outside. Take advantage of the warm weather and gorgeous surroundings while you soak up some Vitamin D and fresh air for a win-win!

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  • Keep track. For some people, keeping a food and/or exercise log can be extremely effective. The practice of writing down what you eat can make you more aware of mindless munching. For others, it’s infeasible to keep a food journal, (and that’s ok!) but keeping track of your exercise or checking your workout off when you’re done can be extra rewarding.

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  • Buddy Up. Even with all of these strategies, it still gets tough to hold yourself accountable each and every day. That’s why we have workout buddies! Thankfully, when I’m feeling lazy, I’ll get a text from a friend “workout?” or “spin at 4:30?” and that’s all the motivation I need to commit. Be sure to make some workout buddies and be a workout buddy yourself, the more the merrier!

One Healthy Breakdown: No one said it was going to be easy, but it sure is going to be worth it, stay accountable this summer!

 

Big Weekend in Sag Harbor!

We all know that Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer in the Hamptons, but I must say that this weekend is pretty big for Sag Harbor – our big chance to soak up as much of Sag before the summer chaos sweeps in…a walk on Main Street and dining al fresco are a must!

SagOther than the regular beauty around town, the Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market debuts on Saturday, May 16th (not the 17th like the sign says!) from 9am to 1pm. It’s with open arms that we welcome the Farmer’s Market back after a looooooong lacking fresh, green, locally grown goodness. If you’re elsewhere in the Hamptons, check out this list of Farmer’s Markets for the 2015 season.

FullSizeRenderAnd, for those of us who have been patiently awaiting the reopening of the newly renovated Sag Harbor Gym, it’s looking like Saturday is the day as well, so you can hit the gym and the farmer’s market. Sounds like a healthy weekend to me!

FullSizeRender_2In other news, if you haven’t checked out the new Harbor Market and Kitchen on Division and the newly expanded Provisions Market and Cafe, you’re missing out! Lastly, Baron’s Cove Hotel and Restaurant is back in business and looking beautiful after a full renovation.

IMG_1246One Healthy Breakdown: Soaking up the spring sunshine in Sag this Saturday & Sunday!

Hit The Road, Bugs!

Tapp Francke, owner of Aegle Healthing Center in Watermill, Nutrition Counselor, artist, and mom of two, is offering One Healthy Hamptons’ readers 10% off of her proven tick and mosquito repellent, “Hit the Road, Bugs!” It’s OHH’s go-to bug repellent. ‘Tis the season – time to tell those little suckers to bug off! Read all about Tapp’s story below and pick some “Hit the Road, Bugs” for yourself and your family to prevent consequential tickborne illness. To purchase, just email tapp@tappstips.com and mention OHH to save 10%. Tapp ships the product all over, so you don’t have to be in the Hamptons to take advantage of this offer!

bugEight years ago, my world turned upside down. I woke up one morning with what felt like an intense flu. Everything hurt. My head pounded, my vision was blurred, and when I stood up, I found that I had vertigo. I was exhausted down into my bones; I laid in bed for three straight days. I finally dragged myself to the doctor. My tests came back weakly positive. I had Lyme disease. The doctor prescribed me three weeks of doxycycline. Initially, it worked. My eyes cleared and I got the spring back in my step. Somewhere in the third week of my antibiotic treatment, my symptoms returned. I was told it’s not uncommon and that I’d be back to myself again within six months. Not even close.

My symptoms persisted as I bounced from doctor to doctor. One diagnosed migraines, another suspected Lupus, still another, Neuropathy and POTS. I was tested for Lymphoma, Graves disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, among others. I was sent to a Hematologist, a Rheumatologist, an Endocrinologist, and 3 different Neurologists. I had a total of nine MRIs, two CT scans, three EKG’s, biofeedback, and countless blood tests. I even landed in the E.R. 3 times. I was given pain medication and anti-anxiety pills and sent on my way. It appeared that the traditional medical world was done with me.

My husband had gotten Lyme at the same time as I did. He was treated the same way and he got back to 100% normalcy within three weeks. Why was I still struggling? Not too long ago, I had gone to yoga five days a weeks, run every day in the woods with our dogs, and was social and excited about life. That me had been replaced by this exhausted, anxiety-ridden, socially anxious person who got lost in the supermarket and very rarely left the house. It was as though I had been dropped off in an alien land. I couldn’t remember people’s names or follow simple conversation. I couldn’t think, had anxiety attacks, my head hurt all of the time, and I had no energy to do anything. I became absent in my own life.

My struggle to get my life back from chronic Lyme took nearly five years and cost me all of my savings and then some. I tried intensive antibiotic therapy, numerous herbal protocols, acupuncture, vitamin IV’s, and IVIG. In the end, the only thing that worked for me was a strict diet with no gluten, dairy, or sugar, high in nutrient-dense vegetables, and copious amounts of green juice. I also followed an alternative protocol that included liver flushes, coffee enemas, colonics, Infrared Sauna, ozone therapy, and a rife machine. It took me nearly two years to complete and now, I can finally say that I am completely symptom free.

photo(196)I’m back to myself again, but after my horrific experience with Lyme disease, my main goal is to prevent others from going through what I went through. The only way to guarantee prevention is not getting bitten in the first place. I have two young boys and the only thing that allows me to sleep at night and not have a panic attack every time they step in grass is the tick repellent I created, “Hit The Road, Bugs!” I tested various different oil blends on live ticks to see what the ticks responded to. This combination of essential oils literally made them run away. Beginning in early spring, I cover my boys’ whole bodies every morning with “Hit the Road, Bugs!” tick repellent and off they go to school, soccer, the playground, or to camp, while I calmly go about my day. Please be cautious and prevent a similar experience. Email me at tapp@tappstips.com to get your “Hit the Road, Bugs” today!

One Healthy Breakdown: Get ’em before they get you – tell those ticks to “hit the road!”

 

 

 

 

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Spring. Birds chirping, sun shining, snow melting, spring cleaning. Before you roll your eyes, this isn’t about weeding through your closet, although that may be a good idea. Spring cleaning is about so much more than old clothing, clean countertops, and fresh gardening. Life is reborn for trees, flowers, wildlife, and whoever wants to take advantage. Spring is the season of growth and renewal; the perfect time to cleanse the old and welcome the new, both inside and out.

Cleanse. Clean out the junk in all aspects of life and replace it with fresh, positive, healthy goodness. As the saying goes, if you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food!

EatRealFoodCleanse your eating. That does not mean you’ll have to live on juice – been there, done that. Good news: your body is designed to cleanse itself. That’s right, you can skip the starvation, straw sipping, and pill popping. Just get back to the basics and treat your body right by eating right. Go through your pantry, fridge, and freezer, and throw away anything (and everything) past its expiration date, labeled with ingredients you don’t even recognize, and those winter comfort foods you know aren’t doing you any favors. Then make a grocery list full of (almost) nothing but whole foods and fresh, in-season produce. Get shopping, aiming for organic, unprocessed, high-quality, and local as much as possible. Most importantly, practice mindful eating to break up your current patterns. Call on a friend or nutritionist for some moral support. Take a step back, listen to your body, turn to whole foods, and sit and slowly chew, taste, and savor each bite. Soon enough, you’ll find you’re eating what your body truly wants and needs, not what your sweet tooth or emotions crave. You’ll be more in-tune with yourself and ready to spring into spring!

drinkmorewater The other factor in cleansing is hydration. Drinking enough water is crucial to our health in so many ways. Since we’re made of mostly water, our body needs to stay hydrated in order to function properly, cleanse naturally, stay active, and maintain balance. Plus, drinking lots of water can boost metabolism, avert cravings, and energize your muscles. Since you’re cleaning out your fridge, you’re ditching the soda, fruit juice, sports drink, cocktail mixers, and whatever else you’re sippin’ on. Good ol’ H20 is where it’s at. Always carry a water bottle with you and spice up your water with fun additions and natural concoctions!

ThinkgoodthoughtsLastly, what’s progress without positivity?! As we clean out our closets, pantries, and bodies, this spring renewal won’t last without an attitude adjustment. It’s as simple as the three words above: think good thoughts. Clean out the old – the judgement, negativity, fear, guilt, etc. that we place upon ourselves and others. Replace all this wasted space with pure, uplifting thoughts. We put so much effort into taking care of others and showing our loved ones that we care, but we often overlook the same treatment for ourselves. Treat yourself with respect, kindness, and self-confidence. Catch yourself next time you have a negative thought and turn it around. Soon, these mindful changes will result in greater happiness and health like never before! Feel free to evaluate the people in your life as well. If someone does nothin’ but bring ya down and you can easily avoid them, cleanse them right out and don’t look back. Fill your mind with good thoughts, fill your life with good people, and fill your days with good things!

One Healthy Breakdown: This spring season, don’t just replace the snow boots with rain boots. Instead, think about the changes you’ll make to rid the same old and embrace the new you, from the inside out and the outside in!

 

Spring Superfoods

Spring is slowly, but surely moving on in. Let’s start taking advantage of fresh spring produce, raw fruits and veggies, and a rainbow of color. Incorporating the following spring superfoods into your varied, whole-food diet is definitely a super duper idea indeed!

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  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Berries
  • Bok choy
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggs
  • Greens
  • Kefir
  • Radishes
  • Salmon
  • Scallions

One Healthy Breakdown: spring into the season of freshness!