For this week’s Ask Jules, I’m going to share a question I actually had for one of my favorite people, David Zint! David is a senior instructor and training officer at SoulCycle, as well as a personal trainer and life and motivational coach. He’s pretty much the coolest person all around. I’m so happy to have David sharing his advice today, but remember — always do what feels right for you and your body!
I am wondering what the absolute best breakfast would be before taking one of your morning classes or getting into an early intense cardio session? If I were taking a super early the-sun-just-came-up class, do I have to eat breakfast beforehand or can I wait until after?
On most days around mid-afternoon I begin to deflate, feeling like a sinking balloon days after a party. Caffeine always crosses my mind but I know one cup of coffee too late in the day usually translates to tossing and turning late at night.
Luckily I discovered a healthy (and delicious!) way to energize that won’t result in a late night buzz or early crash.
My Pretty Powder Super Smoothie has become my must have for many reasons. Besides giving me a great energy boost, Hum Nutrition’s superfood powder also keeps my metabolism in check. I call it pretty powder because in addition to keeping me out of cranky status, it also improves my skin tone. Plus, there’s no feeling less attractive than being tired and hungry. From there, things can get ugly.
• 1 scoop Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder
• 1 cup almond milk
• ½ banana
• ½ cup strawberries
• ½ cup ice
Blend until smooth and enjoy your day!
By the way, if I don’t have time to make this smoothie, or when traveling on the go, I’ll skip the ingredients and mix one scoop of Raw Beauty from Hum Nutrition into a serving of water or almond milk. This would be an easy way to perk up while you’re at work or school and sans blender.
I’m always in search of recipes that satisfy both my adult brain and my inner child. My grown up voice says, “Eat chia seeds! They’re nutritious, packed with fiber, protein, Omega-3s and more!” But my kid voice says, “Marshmallows shaped like rainbows and clovers make for a perfectly respectable meal!”
This magically delicious (there, I said it) dish created by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, is pretty much the mecca of all big kid breakfasts.
Hannah Bronfman is the very definition of #inspiration. A fitness enthusiast, foodie, DJ, and star of the new show Hannahgram, Hannah somehow finds time to share all of that and more on her super motivating Instagram account. It got me wondering, what does a busy bee like Hannah have for breakfast? You know it’s going to be delicious and healthy. I asked and she so generously delivered! Read on to dig in on one of Hannah’s go-to recipes…
Last month, NY Magazine ran an awesome wellness-based article about my day-to-day routine. Not long after it came out, many of you began asking me the same thing: what the heck are steamed eggs?
On most mornings I prepare two steamed eggs over easy with a side of tomato and avocado. It’s something my mom taught me to do years ago, and now she’s teaching you! Here’s my mom with all the egg-citing details…
My good friend Maria Menounos knows a thing or two about, well, everything! Her EveryGirl’s Guide book series covers everything from organization to exercise. One of the things I admire most about Maria are her superb cooking skills. She knows how to create the most fun and loving environment in her home with delicious recipes to match. You can actually taste all the joy and love she puts into each dish.
Knowing firsthand how amazing it’s going to be, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking when it comes out tomorrow! Until then, Maria handed over one of the 150 recipes featured in the book so I could share here with you!
The dishes are made with fresh, healthy ingredients for what she calls “splurge worthy” recipes. Sign me up for that!
This smoothie from Nourish’s 3-Day Cleanse is super detoxing, refreshing and tastes more like a treat than a healthy beverage.
This smoothie is unique in its detoxing and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why I love it so much! Nourish says beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are two betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties. Although you can see these betalain pigments in other foods, the concentration of betalains in the peel and flesh of beets gives you a uniquely great opportunity for these health benefits. Coupled with their status as a very good source of the antioxidants manganese and vitamin C, the unique phytonutrients in beets provide antioxidant support in a different way than other antioxidant-rich vegetables, since they are important in what we call Phase 2 detox.
Phase 2 is the metabolic step that our cells use to hook activated, unwanted toxic substances (aka all your Christmas cookies) up with small nutrient groups. This “hook up” process effectively neutralizes the toxins and makes them ready to leave the body. One critical “hook up” process during Phase 2 involves an enzyme family called the glutathione-S-transferase family (GSTs). The betalains found in beets have been shown to trigger GST activity, and to help get rid of toxins that require glutathione for excretion.
Every December trip to the grocery store I find myself lingering in the dairy section a little longer than usual. To buy or to not buy the eggnog, that is the question. I’m not a huge fan of the stuff, but it feels so lovely and festive to have on hand. I wondered if there was some way I could incorporate eggnog into one of my favorite recipes because a hint of nog is something I could get into.
It turns out, there are quite a few ways to work this ingredient in! I found this merry twist on French toast from allrecipes.com, and I can confirm it’s basically the best breakfast treat ever.
One of my favorite ways to start the day is with this healthy, protein-packed pancake. It only takes about five minutes to make and it is packed with enough fiber to keep you full and fueled for hours. What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!
Nicky Hilton is all about two things: felines and family. The only pair she loves more than her cats Mac and Cheese is her parents Rick and Kathy. I knew she’d have something special to share when it comes to how the Hiltons celebrate Mother’s Day!
Every Mother’s Day my family likes to get together for a big breakfast. It’s the one day of the year we really get to spoil her, making her feel extra special. Nothing says love like a home cooked meal, so my siblings and I all pitch in to make sure everything is perfect.