“Our vision extends beyond the product. We don’t just sell activewear, we sell an active way of life. Our garments encourage women to achieve their best through Active Living and ultimately reach their full potential.” – LORNA JANE CLARKSON
Meet Lorna Jane Clarkson, the Founder of LORNA JANE, an activewear brand from Australia. LORNA JANE is a hugely popular athletic brand across the globe, but it was largely unknown to most Americans until 2012, when the first store opened here in the States. Now with 30 stores across the country, LORNA JANE is poised to make an indelible impact here as well.
What separates lorna from other popular fitness lines?
Lorna has taken this philosophy beyond the gym and has just published her third book, Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook, a collection of recipes and healthy living tips that are meant to nourish the body and inspire you to MOVE, NOURISH, and BELIEVE. The book is filled with beautiful images, inspirational quotes, and a peek into Lorna’s daily routines: “Stretching is a twice a day thing, morning and night. I hold each stretch for 30 seconds at the point of tightness, relax in to the stretch, breathe and release.”
To celebrate the release of her book, Lorna hosted book signings at LORNA JANE stores across the US. I attended one over the weekend in Santa Monica. Meeting Lorna was an absolute pleasure. Not only is she a fan of The Body Book, but she loves to sweat too! And you know how much we like to sweat…
“I love to sweat … Sweating is FUN. Moving and sweating are what we women were made to do.” – cameron diaz, the body book
There was a huge line at the signing, which wrapped around the block. I practiced my “serious face selfie” as I waited. The wonderful LORNA JANE employees visited us in line, passing out water and snacks made from a recipe in the book. These were a huge hit! Guess what? We’re sharing the recipe below!
TAMARI AND HONEY NUT NIBBLES
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 2 tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup brazil nuts
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup almond kernels
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- Preheat oven to 350. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Bring tamari and honey to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in nuts and seeds, mix well. Spread nut mixture onto oven tray, bake about 10 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring occasionally. Cool on tray, stirring occasionally.
Lorna recommends you make a large batch, freeze, and defrost them as you need. Enjoy!
Lorna’s book details tips, routines, and straightforward recipes that even I can make. It will definitely be a keeper on my cookbook shelf.