Wellness pioneer Lizanne Falsetto is widely known as the founder and CEO of thinkThin, but she’s also a health advocate and a supporter of women’s entrepreneurship. We chatted with Lizanne recently about some of her favorite recipes and products, beauty-boosting foods, healthy snacks, and her go-to beauty routine.
In addition to thinkThin bars, what are some of your favorite better-for-you snacks to help stay on track over the busy holiday season?
Grapes, almonds and goji berries—salty, sweet and savory.
What are some easy ways to make special occasions healthier without sacrificing taste?
Eat protein before you leave the home, and drink water. Every glass of wine should be followed by a glass of water. I also incorporate George’s Aloe vera juice into drinks.
What better-for-you holiday cocktails or drinks do you recommend to keep things festive without overindulging?
I stay with light alcohol and pomegranate juice that has Vitamin C and floating frozen cranberries. Avoid soda mixes and highly sugary drinks. Something festive to include is accent pieces, for example you can put mint into ice cubes that add a great touch to any drink.
What are your favorite beauty-boosting foods?
Some of my favorites are blueberries, avocado, papaya and noni juice.
What does your typical beauty routine look like?
I clean my skin with simple soap and water, never go to bed with makeup on, always use sunblock and I try not to wear makeup when I don’t have to. I use an olive oil-based lotion on my skin as well.
What’s your go-to healthy smoothie?
George’s Aloe vera, noni, acai ice, whey protein and hemp seed. Blend with a banana and it’s delicious!
What are some of your favorite ways to relieve stress?
Exercise, a good Jacuzzi, hot water and chamomile tea.
Lizanne Falsetto’s Aloe Vera Martini
- 1-2 slices cucumber
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 ounces vodka (Lizanne recommends Grey Goose)
- 1 ounce aloe vera juice (Lizanne recommends George’s aloe products; check out our Healing Aloe Smoothie recipe to learn how to harvest the gel from an aloe plant.)
Combine cucumber slices, mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in a shaker and crush with a muddler or spoon. Add vodka and aloe vera juice and fill with ice. Cover and shake, then strain through a sieve into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.3