If you haven’t heard of Lorna Jane Clarkson yet, you really should go and check her stuff out. Her athletic brand is fantastic, and she has one of the most wonderful outlooks on life I have ever seen. I found Lorna Jane through the Sweat Pink Ambassador program that I am a member of and I am thankful all the time that I did! She has been a HUGE inspiration in my journey to being healthy. I love her outlook on life and her goals for her company. In her words,
“I know my life will change me, shape me, and ultimately define me. I also know that the more I believe, the more that is possible. I am determined to make my time on this planet truly count for something by inspiring women towards active living.”
Active living, in Lorna Jane’s eyes, is summed up by her motto, “Move, Nourish, Believe”. It involves moving your body every day, nourishing your body with delicious food, and believing that anything is possible if you are willing to work for it. This really sums up everything that I believe as well. If I am active, eat well, and believe that I have the strength to get through those work outs and control what I put in my body, my life will be infinitely better.
I was sent a copy of Lorna Jane’s new cookbook, Nourish, in exchange for a review and I really enjoyed the read. It is more than just a bunch of healthy recipes, there are some great tips and a lot of motivation to go along with those wonderful meals. I had the opportunity to prepare a few of the recipes and wanted to share them with you! The first one I fell in love with at first sight was the Oat and Berry Stuffed Peaches.
Oat And Berry Stuffed Peaches
I changed mine up a little bit from the original recipe since I didn’t have some of the ingredients. I also grilled mine instead of baking them, but the basic gist of the recipe is still there:)
½ cup rolled oats
¹/2 cup fresh blueberries (Original recipe called for dried cranberries and blueberries)
1 tablespoon agave nectar (Original recipe called for raw honey)
1 tablespoon cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 large peaches, halved, pits removed
Frozen yogurt- optional (Original recipe called for greek-style yogurt)
- The original recipe was for baked peaches, but being July and the perfect weather for grilling, I decided to grill mine:) Both are equally delicious…mine just gave me a little bit more time to enjoy my backyard and a little less heat in my already hot house!
- I cut the peaches in half and removed the pit, then sprinkles ground cinnamon on each side and placed them on the grill.
- Let them grill on each side for 5 minutes.
- While the peaches are grilling mix together the oats, blueberries, agave nectar, and coconut oil.
- Bake oat concoction for 10 minutes.
- Once peaches are tender, remove from grill and place in a bowl. Sprinkle the oat and blueberry bake on top.
- Enjoy as is, or serve with a scoop of vanilla or berry frozen yogurt.
I have actually grilled peaches before and loved them, but the oat and blueberry bake on the top gave it that extra little oomf that it really needed! I would definitely recommend this one and it would be perfect for kids too! If you are curious as to when peaches, blueberries, or any other fruit/vegetable are in season check the chart below and get a sneak peek at the cook book!
The second recipe I knew I had to try was for the Immunity Tonic. I am that person who has a terrible immune system and am always looking for ways to keep myself healthy. While in college I was sick all.the.time! It has gotten better, but I still don’t have time to get sick, and really who wants to be sick? No one. This tonic tasted great and it was super simple to make!
Whisk ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice with a1/2 inch grated piece of fresh ginger, 2 teaspoons manuka honey
and 1/2 inch grated piece of fresh turmeric in a small jug until combined.
Pour into serving glasses or bottles
I really enjoyed all of Lorna Jane’s input, as well as the pictures and quotations. She has some great insight into how to live healthy and about living life to it’s fullest. I would highly recommend the book to anyone wanting to change their lifestyle and become more healthy, but especially to women. Stay tuned, because I will be sure to post more recipes from the book as I get around to making them!
Do you want to win a free copy of NOURISH? All you have to do is come to the Twitter party with the Sweat Pink Community and Lorna Jane tonight at 8PM CST! Follow along with the #LiveLoveNourish hashtag or you can check out @LornaJaneActive and @FitApproach to keep up with the topics. 10 wonderful participants will win a free copy of the cookbook and 1 lucky winner will get the cookbook AND a $150 Lorna Jane gift card! Go to the Facebook event to get more information! Want a copy now, go here to order it today!
**I was provided an electronic copy of the Nourish cookbook, as well as a gift card for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn’t love myself.**