#Monday #pinspiration!!
Get o u t s i d e today and be free!
#behealthygetactive

#Monday #pinspiration!!
Get o u t s i d e today and be free!
#behealthygetactive

Volunteers needed!  We are looking for #volunteers to help us at the B4BC traveling educational booth for the #USOpenofSurfing from Sat, July 26 to Sun, August 3rd. You can join the movement by sending a note with your name, age, contact info and availability to getinvolved@b4bc.org!
#volunteer #vansusopen #surf

Volunteers needed! We are looking for #volunteers to help us at the B4BC traveling educational booth for the #USOpenofSurfing from Sat, July 26 to Sun, August 3rd. You can join the movement by sending a note with your name, age, contact info and availability to getinvolved@b4bc.org!
#volunteer #vansusopen #surf

It’s #FRIDAY! #TeamB4BC rider @knoopdogg takes a ride in the @vans #skatepark…how are you going to #behealthygetactive this weekend?
Photo: @anthonyrenna
PS. Don’t forget to come by the free outdoor movie sesh tonight at @zjboardinghouse in #santamonica for the premiere of @graciasla #skate flick!

It’s #FRIDAY! #TeamB4BC rider @knoopdogg takes a ride in the @vans #skatepark…how are you going to #behealthygetactive this weekend?
Photo: @anthonyrenna
PS. Don’t forget to come by the free outdoor movie sesh tonight at @zjboardinghouse in #santamonica for the premiere of @graciasla #skate flick!

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE // OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Come out to @ZJBoardingHouse for the PREMIERE of @GraciasLA’s debut #skate film in #santamonica with raffle benefiting B4BC! “Gracias Skateboarding” is basically a film about friends coming together and working on a project for the love of #skateboarding. Free popcorn and @Vitacoco as always! Get all the info on the B4BC or ZJ Boarding House Facebook page.

ZJ BOARDING HOUSE // OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Come out to @ZJBoardingHouse for the PREMIERE of @GraciasLA’s debut #skate film in #santamonica with raffle benefiting B4BC! “Gracias Skateboarding” is basically a film about friends coming together and working on a project for the love of #skateboarding. Free popcorn and @Vitacoco as always! Get all the info on the B4BC or ZJ Boarding House Facebook page.

We L O V E summer: the time to soak in those beautiful rays of sunshine while basking in all their Vitamin D-rich glory! BUT… it is so very important to remember to protect our skin while enjoying the sun. Check out the blog to find our 6 tips to find a sunscreen that both protects us from the harmful UV rays and doesn’t put added chemicals into our bodies or the environment around us: www.b4bc.org/blog

We L O V E summer: the time to soak in those beautiful rays of sunshine while basking in all their Vitamin D-rich glory! BUT… it is so very important to remember to protect our skin while enjoying the sun. Check out the blog to find our 6 tips to find a sunscreen that both protects us from the harmful UV rays and doesn’t put added chemicals into our bodies or the environment around us: www.b4bc.org/blog

Did you catch #TeamB4BC rider @jamieanderson in the #ESPN #BodyIssue?! 
“I don’t think I’m your typical rock-hard ripped girl. But that’s what I love and embrace about myself. I feel good, but I always feel like I can be better. That’s what I thrive on.”
The issue highlights the strength and commitment to health of professional athletes who have pushed their physiques to prime athletic form in order to excel in their field. 
Read all about what Jaime has to say about her pre-run meditation routine and “her freakin’ booty” :)
b4bc.org/blog

Did you catch #TeamB4BC rider @jamieanderson in the #ESPN #BodyIssue?!
“I don’t think I’m your typical rock-hard ripped girl. But that’s what I love and embrace about myself. I feel good, but I always feel like I can be better. That’s what I thrive on.”
The issue highlights the strength and commitment to health of professional athletes who have pushed their physiques to prime athletic form in order to excel in their field.
Read all about what Jaime has to say about her pre-run meditation routine and “her freakin’ booty” :)
b4bc.org/blog

TASTY TUESDAYS // Pesto Avocado Toast
Tuesday July 15, 2014

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Recipe and photos courtesy of: Refinery 29

It’s safe to say that the avocado isn’t going anywhere and we are more in love with it than ever! We could eat it with every meal and this recipe makes it super quick & super easy to enjoy avo on the go. Spread on your toast in the morning and top it with some tomatoes, an egg, or whatever you choose for the perfect breakfast to take with you while you head out the door!

In this recipe, two of our favorites, avocado & pesto, are combined to create the perfect topper for your toast. Once you gather your ingredients, take them for a quick spin through a food processor to create this scrumptious spread. This recipe will leave you with some leftovers to put on sandwiches, use as a dip, or any other way you please. 

The star in this recipe is the beloved avocado and not only are they delicious, they are packed with nutrients that make our devouring them even more enjoyable! Avos are rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats. Phytochemicals are defined as bioactive non-nutrient plant compounds that have been linked to reducing the risk of major chronic diseases including cancer. In addition, oleic acid is the primary fat in avocados and women eating a diet rich in oleic acid have shown decreased rates of breast cancer. And if you want even more reasons to chow down on some avo, they are packed with carotenoids that are shown to inhibit the growth of many different cancers. 

Being said, I don’t see any reason why someone wouldn’t want to hop on the avocado trend. Healthy & delicious, avos can do no wrong!

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices multigrain toast
  • 3 medium avocados (ripe)
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes (or your choice of topping)
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Gather all ingredients.
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  2. In a food processor, combine basil leaves and olive oil, pulsing until fine.
  3. Next, add in avocado, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice, blending until desired texture is achieved.
  4. Salt mixture to taste before blending once more, then slather over toasted bread.

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  5. Top as preferred, then serve.

    (Some choose to blend until the spread is smooth, about five minutes, but if you like it chunky, just pulse as needed.)

Recipe and photos courtesy of: Refinery 29

Sources: Huffington Post

Happy #Wednesday from wave chaser and #TeamB4BC rider @captainlizclark!! What are you doing to #behealthygetactive today?

Happy #Wednesday from wave chaser and #TeamB4BC rider @captainlizclark!! What are you doing to #behealthygetactive today?

Happy #Wednesday from wave chaser and #TeamB4BC rider @captainlizclark!! What are you doing to #behealthygetactive today?

Happy #Wednesday from wave chaser and #TeamB4BC rider @captainlizclark!! What are you doing to #behealthygetactive today?

#Monday #pinspiration!
Good m o r n i n g…what’s your wonderful today?

#Monday #pinspiration!
Good m o r n i n g…what’s your wonderful today?

Sneak peek! We’re at @agendashow scoping out the new crop of @vonzipper x #B4BC collab shades, benefiting our breast cancer education, prevention and support programs…and they are RAD! 😎
Check out all the current B4BC co-branded products in our shop: www.b4bc.org/shop

Sneak peek! We’re at @agendashow scoping out the new crop of @vonzipper x #B4BC collab shades, benefiting our breast cancer education, prevention and support programs…and they are RAD! 😎
Check out all the current B4BC co-branded products in our shop: www.b4bc.org/shop

PAUSE 4 PREVENTION // Check One, Two! 
It’s the middle of the month…have you done your monthly breast self-exam (#BSE) yet?? Get a monthly push-notification reminder on the free #B4BC app for iPhone & iPad today in the app store (download here—->http://bit.ly/b4bcapp) and check our Facebook page for tips on how to give your lady lumps a little extra TLC today!
#checkonetwo #breastcancer #prevention #checkyoself

PAUSE 4 PREVENTION // Check One, Two!
It’s the middle of the month…have you done your monthly breast self-exam (#BSE) yet?? Get a monthly push-notification reminder on the free #B4BC app for iPhone & iPad today in the app store (download here—->http://bit.ly/b4bcapp) and check our Facebook page for tips on how to give your lady lumps a little extra TLC today!
#checkonetwo #breastcancer #prevention #checkyoself

TASTY TUESDAYS // Zucchini Chips
Tuesday July 8, 2014

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Recipe and photos courtesy of: Vittles and Bits

This week we have the perfect alternative to those nasty, but delicious, potato chips that everyone loves to eat during backyard BBQs in the summer. These zucchini chips satisfy the need to crunch, but are guilt-free and just as yummy (if not more)!

This recipe is unbelievably simple and gives you the freedom to flavor your chips however you want. Follow the basic recipe and then mix it up without whatever seasonings you want to customize your chips! Garlic, paprika, chipotle powder, basic salt & pepper, your options are endless!

Zucchini subs as the potato in this recipe and delivers us a massive amount of nutrition! Not only is it packed with Vitamins A and C, but the skin is also an amazing source of  fiber that helps prevent carcinogenic toxin buildup in your body. In addition, zucchini is rich in manganese and other antioxidants that help protect your tissues from harmful free radicals and eliminate oxidative stress.Now, go out and grab some zucchini from your garden, the farmers market, or your local grocery store, and cook up a batch of these tasty chips!

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini 
  • canola cooking spray
  • seasoned salt, or other seasoning(s) of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil, and spray with canola oil.  Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into thin medallions, about the thickness of a quarter.  (You can either use a knife & a very steady hand, or a mandoline slicer.)
  3. Lay out slices on prepared baking sheet, and spray tops lightly with additional cooking spray.  
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings of your choice. (A note on seasoning - use LESS than what seems appropriate.  These shrink considerably in the oven, and if you use too much it gets very concentrated.  It’s better to end up underseasoning and add more later.)
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  5. Place in preheated oven and bake 45 minutes.  
  6. Rotate baking sheet, and bake an additional 30-50 minutes, until chips are browned and crisped to your liking.  

Note: These are best eaten within a couple hours of removing from the oven, as they start to get chewy if left out.  One zucchini makes one serving (1/4 C. - 1/3 C. of chips depending on the size of your squash).

Recipe and photos courtesy of: Vittles and Bits

Sources: Food for Breast Cancer

Livestrong

WIN THIS WRIST!  We are thrilled to announce that @PuraVidaBracelets has expanded the @B4BC collection, and now the entire breast cancer awareness line of bracelets benefits B4BC’s #breastcancer education, prevention and support programs!  To celebrate, we are giving away one of each bracelet this week, including the original #B4BC bracelet and the entire Breast Cancer Pack to one lucky winner!
POST: Your heathy, active photo and tell us why B4BC’s #behealthygetactive lifestyle is important to you on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by midnight on Sunday, July 13, 2014
TAG: @B4BC @PuraVidaBracelets & #behealthygetactive to win!

WIN THIS WRIST! We are thrilled to announce that @PuraVidaBracelets has expanded the @B4BC collection, and now the entire breast cancer awareness line of bracelets benefits B4BC’s #breastcancer education, prevention and support programs! To celebrate, we are giving away one of each bracelet this week, including the original #B4BC bracelet and the entire Breast Cancer Pack to one lucky winner!
POST: Your heathy, active photo and tell us why B4BC’s #behealthygetactive lifestyle is important to you on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by midnight on Sunday, July 13, 2014
TAG: @B4BC @PuraVidaBracelets & #behealthygetactive to win!

#Monday #pinspiration! 
T O D A Y is the day!

#Monday #pinspiration!
T O D A Y is the day!