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Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m the blogger behind laurenliveshealthy.com. After moving up to the Bay Area in the summer of 2013 and losing over 30 pounds and countless inches, I found a love for cooking, juicing and meal prepping, along with a new found love for fitness. Since then, I’ve completed 5ks, 10k, half marathons, triathlons — even checking an item off the bucket list: swimming from Alcatraz! I believe that everyone can live a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy all of their favorite things. It’s my goal to help inspire you to choose healthy by sharing tips for stocking your pantry/fridge, the benefits of meal prepping, simple & easy recipes to make restaurant-style meals healthier, and showing how you can work your way up to a triathlon or half marathon. Learn more at http://www.laurenliveshealthy.com/about/.

Staying Healthy While Traveling

I’ve recently become more of an expert on staying healthy while traveling. In the past 6 months, I’ve traveled to Seattle, Hermosa Beach, San Francisco, Pinecrest, Folsom, San Francisco, Oakland, Vancouver, Alaska, San Luis Obispo, Malibu, Huntington Beach, Yosemite, and Dallas. In two weeks, I’m going on a long road trip, then Montana, along with a few local road trips, too. It’s safe to say I’m on the road A LOT.

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Healthy Shamrock Shake

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to create something creamy and green like McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. They always look so festive and delicious! I even woke up craving a milkshake, which is super weird for me. I’ve never really enjoyed ice cream, milkshakes or anything in that family so this was a new experience. I present to you my newest creation, the Healthy Shamrock Shake.

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Healthy Salted Chocolate Ice Cream

Any other chocolate lovers out there? If so, you’re gonna love this simple chocolate ice cream that takes less than five minutes to come together! I wanted something light this afternoon to balance out the massive breakfast/brunch/lunch combo I had today. My friend mentioned making nice cream and with the new challenge, you know I had to spice up my normal vanilla and mint chocolate chip versions. So, without further ado, a light salted chocolate ice cream!

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Easy 5 Minute Dinner: Almond Pasta

Remember when I mentioned that I wanted to focus on simple and easy recipes? This is it. When I’m tired and/or lazy after getting done with a long work day, the last thing I want to do is cook a full dinner. I want something quick and easy that’s still healthy and takes under 10 mins. Is that too much to ask for? Pasta is a great option (I love whole wheat, quinoa or zucchini pasta), but even that is stretching it since it takes 9-10 mins to cook, not including boiling. I guess I really do sound lazy, but oh well. Don’t hate me! Sometimes, you just have those days.

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