SHRED THE LOVE Sugar Bowl Recap
It’s #FBF and we’re still nostalgic over the final stop of B4BC’s Shred the Love Winter Series where we returned to where B4BC was born, beautiful Lake Tahoe. Over eight days, eight events took place on and off the mountain from Truckee to Norden, Calif., introducing young faces to Boarding for Breast Cancer and welcoming those that have supported B4BC since Day One. Families, friends, pro athletes and the industry came together to celebrate in epic bluebird conditions, with an event schedule including morning B4BC Yoga Heals, a Shred the Love Rail Jam at @SugarBowlResort, a skate/BMX jam at @WoodwardTahoe, @ElectricVisual Bingo at @MamasakeSquaw and so much more. Close to $6,000 was raised, making for the perfect ending to the four-month Shred the Love series!  Check out the full recap at www.b4bc.org and photo album on the B4BC Facebook page!
Photo: @anchoredinphotography

SHRED THE LOVE Sugar Bowl Recap
It’s #FBF and we’re still nostalgic over the final stop of B4BC’s Shred the Love Winter Series where we returned to where B4BC was born, beautiful Lake Tahoe. Over eight days, eight events took place on and off the mountain from Truckee to Norden, Calif., introducing young faces to Boarding for Breast Cancer and welcoming those that have supported B4BC since Day One. Families, friends, pro athletes and the industry came together to celebrate in epic bluebird conditions, with an event schedule including morning B4BC Yoga Heals, a Shred the Love Rail Jam at @SugarBowlResort, a skate/BMX jam at @WoodwardTahoe, @ElectricVisual Bingo at @MamasakeSquaw and so much more. Close to $6,000 was raised, making for the perfect ending to the four-month Shred the Love series! Check out the full recap at www.b4bc.org and photo album on the B4BC Facebook page!
Photo: @anchoredinphotography

#TBT Throwin’ it back to 1996 with @barrettcc’s first ever @gnusnowboards Barrett Christy Pro Model, along with @megsporcheron’s signed LaMar snowboard!  These were some of the first women’s signature models in snowboarding…and with flying pigs and white tigers, we think they’re pretty freakin’ rad. Check out Barrett’s current GNU B-Pro model and splitboard benefiting B4BC in our online shop! www.b4bc.org/shop

#TBT Throwin’ it back to 1996 with @barrettcc’s first ever @gnusnowboards Barrett Christy Pro Model, along with @megsporcheron’s signed LaMar snowboard! These were some of the first women’s signature models in snowboarding…and with flying pigs and white tigers, we think they’re pretty freakin’ rad. Check out Barrett’s current GNU B-Pro model and splitboard benefiting B4BC in our online shop! www.b4bc.org/shop

Make sure you make it up to @MammothMountain TOMORROW NIGHT for the epic @SnowboarderMag and Ms. Superpark Snowblind Date Bachelorette Auction benefiting B4BC at @UndergroundMammoth!! #TeamB4BC riders @KimmyFasani, @ElenaHight and @HiBeams will be there supporting as well! Come for the bachelorette auction, music, drinks, and a heck of a good time with the best women snowboarders in the world. 
Event info and RSVP here:
http://on.fb.me/1hNrALP

Make sure you make it up to @MammothMountain TOMORROW NIGHT for the epic @SnowboarderMag and Ms. Superpark Snowblind Date Bachelorette Auction benefiting B4BC at @UndergroundMammoth!! #TeamB4BC riders @KimmyFasani, @ElenaHight and @HiBeams will be there supporting as well! Come for the bachelorette auction, music, drinks, and a heck of a good time with the best women snowboarders in the world.
Event info and RSVP here:
http://on.fb.me/1hNrALP

PAUSE 4 PREVENTION // It’s Always Sunny BSE!

Our friends Kaitlin Olson & Rob McElhenney from the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia did a pretty awesome video on their version of a breast self-exam (BSE) with a snow lady and boob snow! You’re going to need to check this out.

Download the free B4BC app with a BSE reminder in the app store: http://bit.ly/1cSm2P1


The 2014 #RipCurlPro #BellsBeach is underway, and #teamB4BC surfers @MaliaManuel and @CourtneyConlogue have already progressed to the next round!! Check it out live at www.bit.ly/RCWP14live
#behealthygetactive
Pictured: @maliamanuel | Photo: @mikecoots

The 2014 #RipCurlPro #BellsBeach is underway, and #teamB4BC surfers @MaliaManuel and @CourtneyConlogue have already progressed to the next round!! Check it out live at www.bit.ly/RCWP14live
#behealthygetactive
Pictured: @maliamanuel | Photo: @mikecoots

TASTY TUESDAYS // Homemade Almond Butter
Tuesday April 15, 2014

Recipe and photos courtesy of: www.alimentageuse.com

We could eat almond butter all day long—in a smoothie, on a banana or mostly with a spoon.  Luckily it has a m a z i n g health benefits, including reducing aromatase activity within the breast, thereby reducing estrogen production and lowering your risk of breast cancer. It’s also full of fiber, protein and antioxidants to stabilize blood sugar, promote heart health and keep you feeling full!

AS IF you needed more of a reason to go nuts over almonds, we also included a recipe for a Baked Almond Butter Banana below that is super healthy and all kinds of delicious!! 

Almond Butter

Ingredients

  • 2 cups roasted unsalted almonds (or other nuts)
  • Optional: 3 tbsp melted chocolate chips (pick dairyfree chips if you want to keep it vegan)

Almond Butter

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blitz the almonds until it turns into a runny paste. Be patient! You may need to scrape down the sides a bit but it will turn into beautiful almond butter if you keep on processing it.
  2. Optional: if you want to add chocolate, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave before adding it to the nut butter. Continue to process until the chocolate is incorporated into the almond butter.
  3. Transfer to a clean container and keep stored in the fridge. It should stay good for about 2-3 weeks 

Recipe and photos courtesy of: www.alimentageuse.com

BONUS RECIPE: Baked Almond Butter Banana

Photos and recipe courtesy of: www.fedandfit.com

This Baked Almond Butter Banana is incredibly simple but, I believe, is just as fulfilling as a warm gooey brownie fresh from the oven.

When you’re craving fresh baked goods, all you need is 15 minutes and this healthy baked banana will hit the spot. I promise.

3 ingredients: banana, almond butter, and cinnamon. That’s it!

Oh, and some foil.

This dessert also makes for GREAT campout food. Prepare the same way identified below and then roast on your fire. You can spoon the melted goodness right from the aluminum foil.

Enjoy!

Baked Almond Butter Banana

Approximate Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 Banana

Makes 1

206 Calories; 9.5 g Fat; 3.4 g Protein; 14 g Sugar

Ingredients:

1 Medium-Sized Banana

1 Tbl Almond Butter

½ tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Using a butter knife, cut about ½” deep down the length of your banana.

With the back of a spoon, widen the cut to make room for the almond butter.

Spoon the almond butter throughout the opening in the banana.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Wrap completely in aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes (or until it’s cool enough to handle).

Unwrap and either eat directly from the foil or move to a plate.

Enjoy!

Time: 3 minutes prep; 15 minutes cook

Photos and recipe courtesy of: www.fedandfit.com

What better way to spend this weekend than with some spring skiing at @MammothMountain and supporting the annual SCCSC collegiate ski and snowboard raffle benefiting @B4BC! Check out the awesome gear donated from @wave_rave, @arborsnowboards, @armadaskis, @patagonia, @dragonalliance, @ridesnowboards and more!!

What better way to spend this weekend than with some spring skiing at @MammothMountain and supporting the annual SCCSC collegiate ski and snowboard raffle benefiting @B4BC! Check out the awesome gear donated from @wave_rave, @arborsnowboards, @armadaskis, @patagonia, @dragonalliance, @ridesnowboards and more!!

#Monday #pinspiration!
This is the only #beauty advice you need.

#Monday #pinspiration!
This is the only #beauty advice you need.

Happy #Friday! Are you headed to the surf or the snow this weekend? #behealthygetactive
Regram @sageerickson | Photo: @williekessel

Happy #Friday! Are you headed to the surf or the snow this weekend? #behealthygetactive
Regram @sageerickson | Photo: @williekessel

L O V E love love this article on ESPN X Games featuring the Top 50 Women in Action Sports!! Congrats to Team @B4BC riders @JamieAndersonSnow, @CourtneyConlogue, @Hibeams and @ElenaHight for being featured! Way to #shredthelove, ladies. 
#behealthygetactive
http://xgames.espn.go.com
Pictured above: Hana Beaman | Photo: @JussiGrznar

L O V E love love this article on ESPN X Games featuring the Top 50 Women in Action Sports!! Congrats to Team @B4BC riders @JamieAndersonSnow, @CourtneyConlogue, @Hibeams and @ElenaHight for being featured! Way to #shredthelove, ladies.
#behealthygetactive
http://xgames.espn.go.com
Pictured above: Hana Beaman | Photo: @JussiGrznar

PAUSE 4 PREVENTION // Healthy Tips for Festival Season
Wednesday April 9, 2014

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Spring is here, and with it comes many a music festival!  From Coachella to Bonnaroo to Lollapallooza, “festival season” is very much a thing now. Since we’re in the healthy body business, we put together a few crucial tips to take care of your body while you’re listening to the good jams. 

PROTECT YOUR SKIN

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Playing in the sun all day is lots of fun, but be smart about it and cover up with a hat, sunglasses, chapstick and non-toxic sunscreen (avoid oxybenzone!).  Temps can get into the 90’s and 100’s, and if you get fried on day 1 you’re not going to have a rough time.  One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, but you can reduce your risk by 80% just by regularly using sunscreen. NOW IS THE TIME!

HYDRATE

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While a $20 cold beer on a hot day can sound tempting, opt for water to stay hydrated and keep your energy up!  Being outside all day can be exhausting and affect your body more than you realize.  Bring a refillable bottle to make sure you can fill up all day long, and don’t forget to hit the water fountain in between sets! 

Coconut water is a great choice too since it’s full of electrolytes and potassium.  It’s even a good idea to start drinking extra water in the days leading up to the festival so you don’t go into the weekend dehydrated.

SLEEP 

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Music festivals are fun and there are things going on ALL NIGHT LONG but remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint.  While you’re busy YOLO-ing, your body and immune system are getting worn down.  Make sure to knock out enough hours of sleep every night to keep from getting sick, and steal away for a power nap during the days.   You’ll be thankful when you’re pumped up and full of energy for the headliner!

STAY CLEAN

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Dust and dirt and germs are out to get you at these festivals.  Keep them at bay by carrying around wet wipes and using them before you eat, after touching sweaty people and things, and definitely after the porta potty. Keeping clean is going to help keep you healthy. 

The other way your should be staying clean is by keeping the festival grounds clean!   Be conscious of your footprint and take care of the place you’re enjoying by picking up after yourself and others.  Healthy earth = healthy you!

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xx,

B4BC

#TeamB4BC riders @kimmyfasani and @elenahight tear it up in the park at @mammothmountain with @kellyclarkfdn!! Who else is looking to get some turns in this weekend? #behealthygetactive #regram

#TeamB4BC riders @kimmyfasani and @elenahight tear it up in the park at @mammothmountain with @kellyclarkfdn!! Who else is looking to get some turns in this weekend? #behealthygetactive #regram

TASTY TUESDAYS // Ginger Root Tea
Tuesday April 8, 2014

Post image for Cold Remedy: Healing Ginger Tea

Brewing up a cup of ginger root tea takes 5 minutes and might be the best thing you can do for your body all day!  Ginger decreases inflammation, aids in digestion, destroys bacteria and viruses, lowers blood pressure, controls blood sugar, boosts brain function, and is an amazing remedy for sinus and cold relief and cramps.  Learn how to make it and what to add to spice it up below!

From the Free People Blog:

The final concoction includes ginger, rose hip, cinnamon, cloves, and honey. The ginger boosts the immune system and helps to clear congestion, while honey is soothing to a scratchy throat. I like to add in the rose hip because I feel it counteracts any sickness-induced imbalances in the body. I once read that rose levels out the energies of yin and yang according to ancient Chinese medicine, and let’s face it, colds can have some mighty fiery yang energy to them. The cloves and cinnamon are ultra-soothing and help clear the sinus paths as well.

You can either make the tea in a saucepan on the stove or in a crock pot. While the stove heats up quickly, the crock pot is nice because you can set it and forget it. If you have leftovers, pour them into a container and stick them in the fridge. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delicious iced tea you get later. You can also reheat if you prefer to drink hot.

healing ginger tea recipe

healing ginger tea recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2.5 inch knob of ginger, peeled & cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 heaping tsp dried rose hip
  • local honey to taste

Directions

  1. Throw all ingredients but the honey into a sauce pan or crock pot, and simmer until brewed.
  2. Ladle tea into cups using a tea strainer to keep out pieces of ginger, rose hip, cloves, or cinnamon.
  3. Stir in as much honey as you like & drink.
  4. Feel better!



Source: Cold Remedy: Healing Ginger Tea | Free People Blog http://blog.freepeople.com/2014/02/cold-remedy-healing-ginger-tea/#ixzz2yKMtzwmF

#Monday #pinspiration!  
Be kind a l w a y s

#Monday #pinspiration!
Be kind a l w a y s

Congrats to #TeamB4BC rider @elenahight for getting 1st place in the ladies division of the @burtonsnowboards #JLA Banked Slalom at @mammothmountain!!  Also congrats to @kellyclarkfdn for taking 2nd! Great work ladies :) #behealthygetactive #JLABS (at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort)

Congrats to #TeamB4BC rider @elenahight for getting 1st place in the ladies division of the @burtonsnowboards #JLA Banked Slalom at @mammothmountain!! Also congrats to @kellyclarkfdn for taking 2nd! Great work ladies :) #behealthygetactive #JLABS (at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort)