Healthy Eats: Seared Shrimp Salad w/Kale & Grapefruit

Get bikini ready with this light, tasty salad! I learned this recipe at a Swimsuit Season cooking class at Sur la Table. It’s delicious and easy to make… Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15min
Serves: 4

– 1/4 cup lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons grated ginger
– 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
– 2 teaspoons honey
– 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
– 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
– 6 cups shredded Tuscan kale, washed & dried
– 1lb medium raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
– 2 large grapefruits
– salt and pepper to taste

1 – To prepare vinaigrette, in a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine lemon juice, ginger, garlic, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

2 – Slice kale leaves, place in a large bowl, season with salt, pepper, and drizzle vinaigrette evenly over the leaves, let sit at least 10min to tenderize.

3 – Trim the peel from each grapefruit, make “v” cuts and discard any seeds, place grapefruit segments into a small bowl.

4 – Place large skillet on the stove over moderate-high heat, add oil and garlic, cook about 30sec, season shrimp with salt & pepper, cook until firm and opaque, 3-5min.

5 – To serve, divide kale between 4 serving plates, top with shrimp and grapefruit.

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Essie Neons 2014 Collection

(Essie’s I’m Addicted)

I love the Essie Neons 2014 Collection. These 6 shades are bright in time for Spring!

This week I am wearing “Serial Shopper”(pictured above). See the other great shades below.


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Cute & Comfy Sports Bras

(Photo by Nina Robinson)

1 – Free To Be Bra by Lululemon, pictured above ($42)
Designed for the small-busted and Hot yoga lovers, this bra is made with Lululemon’s signature Luxtreme fabric that fits like a second skin and wicks sweat away. I love the low-cut front and open back which makes it comfortable as opposed to other bras that can make me feel confined. This bra offers light support so I wear it when doing Pilates and yoga.

2 – Nike Favorites Women’s Sports Bra ($40)
One of my most comfortable and cute bras, Nike uses their Dri-FIT fabric that wicks sweat away and keeps you dry and comfortable throughout your workout. With light support, this bra is perfect for low-impact activities such as Pilates, yoga, and walking. There are a variety of colors and I especially love the bright pink and neon yellow bras!

3 – Jaguar Bra by Track & Field ($59)
If you love funky animal prints like I do then this bra is for you! Track and Field is a Brazilian company that specializes in fitness apparel for runners. This bra is appropriate for high-impact activities like running and jumping. I love the color and pattern and it fits like a bathing suit top. I wear it when I am doing cardio and strength workouts and in my dance classes.

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Nina Robinson Photography

(Photo by Nina Robinson)

Nina Robinson studied photography at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, before becoming a NYC based freelance photographer. Specializing in editorial portraiture, Nina is drawn to the storytelling aspect of photography and often shoots live music.

Recently, I had the opportunity to do a Pilates shoot with Nina and my friend Kevyn Zeller. The experience became more than a simple fitness shoot as I had anticipated. She worked to capture not only Pilates exercises and equipment, but our personalities, energy, and chemistry as a team.

(Photo by Nina Robinson)

(Outtakes by Nina Robinson via Instagram)

(Photographer Nina Robinson)

“Everyone has a story and it’s my passion to tell these stories. Whether it’s a single portrait or a series of photographs I strive to speak truth.” – Nina Robinson

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My 5 Favs: April

1 – EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Sweet Mint ($3.29)
Smooth and moisturizing, this natural lip balm contains Shea butter and Vitamin E to nourish lips. The sweet tingling mint flavor is especially refreshing for Spring!

2 – J’adore Beautifying Body Crème ($80, 6.8oz)
By far my favorite body moisturizer right now, this creme contains Cotton nectar and Pansy flower extract to keep skin smooth and radiant. I love the light, sexy scent and could bathe in it!

3 – Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Bar Soap ($4.69, 5 oz.)
Made with organic oils, the soothing scent of this Lavender soap is wonderful after a long day and a peaceful start to my mornings. The vegetable-based bar soap is also gentle and effective for washing the face and body.

4 – Melon of Troy by OPI ($7.99)
Perfect for Spring, this iridescent peachy color will have you feeling like Helen of Troy. Although it is discontinued, this lovely color can be found at nail salons and online to order.
5 – Dolce and Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Delicate 53 ($33)
An amazing balance between a lipstick and lipgloss, this Shine Lipstick combines sheer color and shine. It’s light, beautiful shimmer makes it a super sensual color for day or night.

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BurnThis Review

Founded in 2012, BurnThis was created to inspire and connect people through fitness. The company reviews various studios and instructors all over the country and helps people to find the hottest workouts in town!

Recently BurnThis joined me for a lesson at Form Pilates! Click on the link below to read the wonderful review they wrote under the “Our Experience” section.

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