Lorna Jane Clarkson is the incredibly fit and fab founder of Lorna Jane Activewear. Not only does she design cute and functional workout clothes, but she eats nutritious food, works out and her mission is to inspire others with her own personal life philosophy of Active Living. She encourages you to get more out of life by giving more of yourself everyday, and striving to be better each day than you were the day before as well as practice Move, Nourish, Believe. \”Move, Nourish, Believe,\”simply means: Move your body everyday, Nourish your body with delicious food (the recipes will change your life!) and Believe anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.
Lorna Jane has easily become my healthy living inspiration, and I was absolutely thrilled when I received an e-copy of her brand new cookbook NOURISH – The Fit Woman\’s Cookbook. Let me just say if you are looking to make some healthy changes in your life (or maybe you already have) this book is perfect for you. Filled with gorgeous pictures, inspirational quotes, guidelines and tips for living a healthy and active lifestyle and not to mention some amazing recipes.
After receiving the book I immediately tried out two recipes. First up: Homemade Nut Butter served with a range of fresh vegetables that were a huge hit for the 4th of July.
Veggie Sticks with Nut Butter
Roast unsalted nuts (about 4 cups will make a small jar of nut butter) until browned lightly. Allow to cool and then using a food processor – process for about 3 minutes, or until the mixture forms a coarse paste. Don\’t forget to occasionally scrape down the sides. Add Himalayan pink salt to taste and process again until smooth. Serve with celery sticks, carrots, cucumber, radishes or tomatoes.
Next: Poached Chicken. This is one of my favorite recipes in the book. I have been tripling the recipe and enjoying the chicken on salad daily for lunch. The flavors are brilliant together and this has easily become my go-to.
1 chicken breast fillet
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/2 lemon, sliced
3 black peppercorns
1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan.
2. Cover with cold water.
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
5. Remove from heat, let stand, covered 10 minutes.
6. Slice or shred chicken meat as desired.
I received a complimentary e-book for review. From Fit Approach and Lorna Jane As always, all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.