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smart girls go everywhere: why youtheory is a game changer


By: Candice Kumai

Smart girls go everywhere, and as an entrepreneur//journalist who is on the constant move from LA to NY, and back to my homeland in Japan, my health and beauty routine needs to be convenient, effective and ever-evolving. 


Everyone can use a super-boost of Youtheory Beauty Instant Mix in their life… Why? It keeps you looking + feeling like you’re 28, forever. Wrinkles — what’s that?! This is a staple to my beauty routine, not just my diet. 


How to double down? Stay super active and energized in a way that is healthy and sustainable: whether it’s surfing waves at my local hometown beach, Pipes in Encinitas, California, my fave Bar Method classes in NYC or running through my mother’s favorite park in Beppu, Japan. To ensure I stay active and energetic, on top of a nutrient rich diet and exercise, I toss a Youtheory Energy Instant Mix into my matcha to add an extra boost of magic. With 200 mg of Cereboost American Ginseng per serving, it keeps me alert, focused and on it when going about my busy days — especially on those long commutes to and from meetings through NY and LA. 

It’s important we maintain our sexy figures, as all things are cumulative + it’s necessary to maintain strong ligaments and tendons too. After my workouts, or hustle-heavy days, I like to drink the Youtheory Collagen Instant Mix with my matcha or smoothies. My nails have become more resilient, my hair shinier, and my skin more radiant. 



  • Youtheory Collagen Instant Mix includes 6,000 mg of of collagen and 2.5 mg of biotin per serving. With the power to help your body recover from a workout, collagen diminishes the shock your joints and cartilage can feel during and after a workout. This means better workouts and a healthier recovery. 


  • When I have a long travel day, I love knowing that I am doing something to treat myself, especially when in a pinch. On those long flights to NY, my skin is compromised from the air quality in the cabin, leaving me dehydrated, and my skin feeling dry. You can find me opening a pack of the Beauty Instant Mix and pouring it into my water as it promotes skin elasticity. 


  • On days when I head to the gym or my Bar Method classes, and early meetings on the job. I pack these little babies to team meetings and hand them out to my crew.. true story. I want everyone to look and feel 100%, always. 


  • It is dairy free, gluten free and soy free + If you have read my books Kintsugi Wellness and Clean Green Eats, you know I avoid processed sugars, dairy and gluten when I can due to its inflammatory properties. 




As the “Queen of Matcha,” one of the most simple and delicious ways I whip up any Youtheory Instant Mix is by tossing it in with my daily Matcha Latte. My friends and fam have all come to learn that this is my staple, a treat I give myself every…single…day. 


As we head into the Fall season, this is truly a perfect recipe to begin those early mornings!


Candice’s Coconut Collagen Matcha Latte 


MAKES: 2 lattes

READY IN: 6 minutes



  • 2 teaspoons high quality matcha — I love Ito En Matcha!
  • 1-2 packets of Youtheory Instant Mix (any mix, but I love the Collagen Instant Mix — the choice is yours)!
  • 2 cups just under boiling water (~175-185 degrees F)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut manna//coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • Add sweetener (if desired to taste) — I prefer mine unsweetened.



  1. Scoop your matcha powder in a bone-dry Vitamix//blender. 
  2. Add a packet of any Youtheory’s Instant Mix. 
  3. Add the hot water, and coconut manna//butter and carefully blend on low. After a few seconds, carefully blend on medium to high power. 
  4. Blend for about 10-15 additional seconds. Add sweetener if desired. 
  5. Pour into desired serving cups and pour your fave non-dairy milk into the side of the bowl to top off.
  6. Cheers, sip and enjoy!

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