Healthy Cranberry Almond Granola Bar Recipe

Be the best you with these healthy cranberry almond granola bars. Packed with protein and vitamins, these energy-boosting snacks will keep you feeling satisfied and full of pep for yoga class, work or whatever comes your way!

Healthy Cranberry Almond Granola Bar Recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups whole almonds, roasted or raw
  • 2/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbs. hemp seeds*
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

*Optional, may substitute chia or flax seeds

Healthy Cranberry Almond Granola Bar Recipe

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Line an 8×8 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine brown rice syrup, honey and vanilla over medium-high heat.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until temperature reaches 260°.
  5. Pour it over dry mixture, stirring quickly to coat all ingredients evenly.
  6. Quickly pour mixture into a lined baking sheet, pressing firmly into an even layer.
  7. Let bars cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes), then lift parchment paper from dish.
  8. On a cutting board, cut the form into bars.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
  10. ENJOY!

Healthy Cranberry Almond Granola Bar Recipe

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MOVE With Fo Porter

Dressed in our Chill. Play. Move. Collection, #AerieREAL girl Fo Porter shows us how she MOVES in her Aerie. “I tried Pilates for the first time, about 6 years ago, I absolutely loved it! My next door neighbor at the time (who is now my mentor and close friend) was the one who had been training me over the years. Having her kick my butt in the studio and seeing my body transform always kept me coming back!” Read on below for more of Fo’s fitness tips, shop the Chill. Play. Move. Collection, and more!MOVE With Fo Porter

How does your regular workout help you throughout your day-to-day life?

My two ultimate favorite ways to work out is Pilates and hiking, both benefit me in SO any many ways! Pilates is where it’s at, it’s toned my body, core and my posture is incredible. I feel strong from deep within not just on the surface muscles. Hiking not only contributes, cardio wise, but it helps me to think and clears my mind. I can put on a good album and get lost (in the best way possible!) in my atmosphere, not to mention having the visuals of a hike, “one with nature”, type of thing, also helps to take my mind if the workout part!MOVE. With Fo Porter

What makes Pilates stand out from any other workout you’ve tried?

What makes Pilates stand out from most work outs I’ve ever done is the strength I’ve gained from deep within my core. I’m the strongest I’ve ever been because of Joseph Pilates method and style. It’s beautiful how much you can do with your body and how much your body can transform from an hour long work out made up of  20/30 moves, 8-12 times. I walk out of the studio feeling more poised and taller then when I came in.. I’m obsessed!MOVE. With Fo Porter

How do you stay motivated on days you would rather be doing something else?

Ohhhh boy! To be perfectly honest, just getting out of the house is first and foremost. Trust me, there’s days where I’m just so tired that I don’t feel like doing a damn thing! Once I get my butt out of that door I feel so much better, almost instantly. The power of nature and being outside consumes me.. When I’m really struggling, there is a BEAUTIFUL hiking trail/ neighborhood by my house that I love to wonder. If I’m feeling totally out of wack I’ll force myself to hike up, taking it easy…MOVE. With Fo Porter

What is your favorite Aerie product from our Chill. Play. Move. Collection?

Awe man!! You can’t ask me that! Every single piece has a special place for me.. Ask the stylist on set, all you heard out of me, “OMG!! When does that come out?! OHHHHH, I loooove that!! This is soooooooo comfy! I need this in every color, I’m serious!!” There’s no way I can possibly pick just one, I genuinely love it all!MOVE. With Fo Porter

What advice do you have for girls who want to become active but don’t know where to start?

My advice to girls/ women is to take it one day at a time. Simple as that.. Its great to have a goal but don’t beat yourself up trying to get there. Just worry about what you’re going to do with your body today, be in the now. Try something new, don’t be afraid of what your beautiful body is capable of. Don’t be afraid to try a new class, a different hiking path or a whole new work out method. Most of all, start by fuleing your body the proper way, with cutting back on the bad foods whatever it may be (and you know exactly what I’m talking about!). Start replacing them with better choices and options. Even if it’s just changing up to having a yummy salad at lunch instead of that gourmet sandwich you love. Trust me it sticks in a way where if you can change one meal or snack option a day, it becomes easier to diceplne yourself in the long haul. Baby steps and one day at a time.. Remember to always love the skin your in, cause it’s all you got and all you will ever get, make the most you can of it!MOVE. With Fo Porter

How do you move? Comment below and tell us!
 

 

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Power Up Smoothie Recipe

Power up your winter with a fruity smoothie! This bright drink is full of vitamin C and antioxidants, aka all the good stuff you need for a healthy start to your year.

Power Up Smoothie Recipe
 
WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 kiwis, peeled
  • 1 cup almond milk or juice of your choice

Power Up Smoothie Recipe

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Let frozen fruit thaw for about 10 minutes
  2. Place it into blender and add kiwi and almond milk or juice
  3. Blend on high until it reaches a smooth consistency
  4. Garnish with more fruit
  5. ENJOY!

Power Up Smoothie Recipe

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Digital Detox: Hiking With Mae

Less screen time. More you time. We asked some of the Aerie girls at our HQ how they work a digital detox into their lives to balance between REAL life and likes.

Mae, Social Media Marketing Coordinator, starts her weekends early and outside to digitally detox: “Hiking is the one way I can disconnect. It’s just me, the woods and my thoughts. On the weekends, I wake up in the morning, throw on a pair of leggings and head to the trails.”

Digital Detox: Hiking With Mae

Shop her look: Lace-Up Crew Sweatshirt | Hi-Neck Graphic Tank | Play Seamless Legging | Woolrich Rockies Boot | Real Soft® Boot Sock

“Nature in and of itself is a great way to digitally detox and leave the stress of your day-to-day life behind.  Not to mention, it’s a great way to stay active, get your heart rate up and enjoy some fresh air.”

How do you take a digital detox? Comment below & tell us!

 

 

 

 

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10 Ways To Take A Digital Detox

New year, new reasons to put your phone down! We’ve been making time to take a digital detox and focus on real life over likes. Find your ME time with our ideas for unplugging.

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  • Go on an adventure. Use a REAL map to plan a trip, but don’t worry about getting lost along the way.
  • Read a book. Or make time to write in a journal. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Stop and smell the roses. Bring home fresh-cut flower to look at instead of a screen.

10 Ways To Detox For The New Year

  • Create your own music. Learn an instrument, sing in the shower, dance in your undies.
  • Watch the sunset. There is so much beauty around you… take time to appreciate it.
  • Get outside. Weather or not, bundle up and connect with nature.
  • Choose people over pixels. Meet up with some friends for lunch or coffee, no phones allowed!

10 Ways To Detox For The New Year

  • Take a yoga class. Reconnect with your body and get moving.
  • Learn a new skill. Pick something that’s been on your list forever and finally go for it!
  • Close your eyes. One of the easiest ways to take a digital detox is to just breathe, and just be.

Now get off the screen and take a digital detox!

 

 
 

 

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