Last weekend I went to Stagecoach with 2 of my friends!
We headed out to the desert on Thursday night for a seriously fun girls weekend!
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m the WORST packer. I always leave it to the last minute and end up throwing my entire closet in a suitcase instead of pre selecting outfits. My friend Taryn always gives me a hard time because I always have the 60 pound suitcase. Speaking of 60 pound suitcase, sometimes as I’m lifting my gigantic suitcase into the car I take a second and think WOW, I lost 20 pounds more than this suitcase. I cannot believe I was carrying around that much extra weight at one point. It’s really eye opening when I have these “whoa” moments, and it makes me feel that much more proud.
My go to protein snack of choice is Chobani Simply 100. Each container is only 100 calories, 12g of protein, and made with only natural ingredients. It’s sweetened with monk fruit, stevia and evaporated cane juice.
Star Spangled Bikini: Forever 21
Sunnies: From Santee Alley in the Fashion District in Downtown LA
Boots: Boot Barn
You know a RFFMBT blog post just wouldn’t be complete without a healthy recipe, so here is my slimming smoothie for those cutoff shorts at Stagecoach and bikinis by the pool! This smoothie is a complete “Rabbit Food” approved meal with the perfect balance of fruit (produce), whole grain, protein, and plant-based fat! Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt contains probiotics that can work to reduce bad bacteria in the intestines and minimize belly bloating!
Stagecoach Slimming Smoothie
1 container of Chobani Simply 100 Vanilla
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon Splash of water
Blend until creamy and smooth!
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown:
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: Chobani Greek yogurt
Plant Based Fat: almond butter
Of course the weekend was filled with tons of skinny margaritas! My friend Julia used her Silhouette Machine to make vinyl stickers with our names for our Mason Jars with Straws!
2 ounces (1/4 cup) silver tequila
1½ ounces (3 tablespoons/about 1½ small limes) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons/about ½ of a medium orange) fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon light agave nectar
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish
Fill a small cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and agave nectar. Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.
On Friday morning we went to Farm for brunch. I had French press coffee, and a fig, goat cheese, and arugula sandwich!
After brunch we went back to the hues and relaxed before getting ready for our first day at Stagecoach.
Of course I found “Southern Fried Vegan” within seconds of entering the venue. Love that they have vegan food and even gluten free options! How cool is that?
Day two started with 1 Tbsp of Maranatha Almond Butter and half of a sliced banana on a piece of multigrain toast.
We hangout by the pool and sipped on skinny margs while getting our tan on before heading out for days two of the festival.
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Sunnies: Forever 21
Bikini Top: Forever 21
Matching Bikini Bottoms: Forever 21
Day two outfits! The temperature was expected to drop to the low 60’s, so we all went with jeans and sweaters. Never thought that would happen at Stagecoach, where it’s usually in the 100’s during this time of year!
I am addicted too roasted corn, so I had a hay day (ha ha ha) with it! I made my poor friends walk the entire perimeter of the venue (which is huge) until we found corn haha. And it was SO worth it!
Day three outfits! I got my dress from Veronica M and paired it with some white lace shorts underneath. Advice to anyone going to an outdoor concert in the desert that may have high winds, please wear shorts haha! We saw WAY too much booty this weekend lol. The people watching was out of this world. Better than Disneyland!
On the last day I found a smoothie stand with rest fruit smoothies and young coconuts!
Coconut water on a hot desert day? I die. So perf.
Andddd you can bet I ate more corn in the last day!
Such a fun weekend, I can’t wait for next year!
And can’t wait to wear this Veronica M dress again, it’s my new obsession!
How did you spend your weekend?
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the RunApril 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm (9 years ago)
that last photo of you is SO great!! 🙂
CatherineApril 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks Hillary! xo
JusticeApril 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm (9 years ago)
I am so jealous!!!!!!!
thanks for the smoothie recipe, I will definitely be trying it
check out my blog!
CatherineApril 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm (9 years ago)
Yayy, I can’t wait for you to try it! xo
AlisonApril 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm (9 years ago)
Can we get the Skinny Marg recipe???!!?
CatherineApril 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm (9 years ago)
Just added the Skinny Marg recipe! xo
AlisonApril 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks! 🙂 Can’t wait to use that all summer long!
EileenApril 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm (9 years ago)
Can I just say that your hair looks amazing in every picture? Hair tutorial please??
CatherineApril 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm (9 years ago)
Oh my gosh you are too sweet! Thank you so much! I am going to have my friend help me video a hair tutorial because a lot of my readers have been asking me for one 🙂
Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsApril 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm (9 years ago)
All of you girls’ outfits are so cute! Looks like such a fun time!
Megan G.April 28, 2014 at 11:18 pm (9 years ago)
Love your outfits! Looks like y’all had a bunch of fun! (:
MichelleApril 30, 2014 at 7:32 am (9 years ago)
Gah, Catherine, you are to darn cute! I’ve never heard of Stagecoach but it looks like y’all had a blast! The slimming smoothie sounds pretty tasty too!! xo
DanekaMay 3, 2014 at 5:59 pm (9 years ago)
I loooove the blue and white dress you are wearing in your last photos! Gorgeous! Please tell me who makes it or where you got it!
CatherineMay 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm (9 years ago)
Hi Daneka! Thank you so much! It’s by Veronica M and is available online! xo http://www.veronicamclothing.com/ruffle-cold-shoulder-dress/66539/467122
Daneka KulikowskiMay 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks soooo much! 🙂
LaurenMay 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm (9 years ago)
Hey! What the specific name of that bikini? I keep seeing it pop up on Pinterest but it’s sold out online so I’m having a hard time finding it.
LeahMay 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm (9 years ago)
Just tried the slimming smoothie, never thought to add oats for whole grain but I really enjoyed it:) Great for breakfast, thank you!!
CatherineMay 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm (9 years ago)
Yayyy, so happy you loved it Leah!