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21 Times Hipsters Ruined Latino Culture

Hipsters have a habit of ruining Latino culture. You only have to go on Instagram or Facebook, and you’ll see a ton of memes and photos highlighting the many ways hipsters culturally appropriate things from South America.

Some of these are hysterical. We’re sure you’ll relate to what we’re talking about. Let’s dive in!

1. Pairing High-Quality Colombian Coffee with Avocado Toast

Credit: Cortado, avocado toast. Digital Image. Flickr/ T.Tseng. October 6, 2015

How many times have you seen freshly brewed Columbian coffee on social media- to have the image ruined with hipster health crazes like avocado toast? Kale salad? Or, some kind of meal served in a mason jar? Urgh.

2. Facial Furniture

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Whether you’re a fan of facial furniture or not, it’s safe to say hipster beards had a predecessor- the Latin American mustache.

3. Expensive Avocados

Credit: sliced green avocado fruit. Digital Image. Unsplash/@thoughtcatalog. April 6, 2018

Avocados have been a staple ingredient in Latin American cookery for centuries- well before hipsters got a hold of them. Unfortunately, their surge in popularity has forced their price up, drastically!

4. Overpriced Artisan Food Trucks Selling ‘Mexican Food’

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Once upon a time, South American laborers would stop for lunch and visit a food truck and enjoy a cheap, practical, and authentic meal. Whereas now, if you visit a ‘Mexican’ food van, you’ll often find an overpriced miniature restaurant!

5. Quinoa

Quinoa- another example of Latin American food that became a Hipster food craze. Dubbed the ‘miracle grain from the Andes,’ – again it became so popular it tripled in price!

6. Glorious Ponchos

Credit: Woman Standing Surrounded by Trees. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @tamarabellis. November 28, 2017

The poncho (also known as a serape) was worn for generations in Southern American culture- way before hipsters claimed them as their own.

7. Large Hoop Earrings

Credit: Gold Hoop Earrings. Digital Image. Pixabay/sarakgraves. May 12, 2016

News flash! Hipster women didn’t start the large ‘edgy’ hoop earring ‘trend.’ These accessories are a long-standing fashion statement in Latino culture.

8. Overcomplicated Tacos

Credit: Board of Four Soft Tacos on Table. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @misswattson. December 9, 2017.

Traditionally, tacos were simple. Now, you’ll walk into a hipster-inspired restaurant and see a menu full of tacos infused with goodness knows what!

9. Frida Kahlo Merchandise

Credit: Frida Kahlo. Digital Image. Pixabay/ Katchi. September 2018.

Urgh. If we see another Frida Kahlo poster in a hipster coffee bar, or one more decorated phone case, notepad, or vintage-looking T-shirt with a print of Frida Kahlo’s face plastered all over it- we’re going to scream!

10. Overpriced Coconut Water

Credit: Person Holding Bai Antioxidant Cocofusion Drink Bottle. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @kalvisuals. June 5, 2018

At what stage did coconut water cost the earth? We remember a time where you could walk into a Latino grocery store and drink coconut water straight from a coconut- for next to nothing! Thanks, hipsters for ruining that.

11. ‘Street Corn’

Credit: close photo of grilled corn. Digital Image. Unsplash/@photo4msnp.  August 6, 2018

This cracks us up.  Mexican corn on the cob isn’t a thing! So many trendy ‘Mexican’ restaurants have named ordinary corn on the cob ‘street corn.’ This isn’t a thing! It’s a great snack, but corn isn’t a massive deal in Mexico.

12. The Commercialization of Lucha Libre

Credit: Man in Mask Inside Wrestling Ring. Digital Image. Unsplash/@joehernandez. March 4, 2017.

Lucha Libre was once a traditional family event. Now in many corners of the US, it’s more like a traveling hipster circus! Not cool.

13. Chia Seeds

Credit: Chia. Digital Image. Pixabay/ValeriaJa. March 1, 2017.

Latin Americans have eaten Chia seeds for centuries; they were a delicacy enjoyed by the Maya and Aztecs. These days, you’ll find these goodies sprinkled all over hipster-esc lattes, smoothies, overnight oats, [insert chic sounding refreshment here], etc.

14. Pan Dulce

Credit: Concha (pan dulce mexicano). Digital Image. Wikimedia. 3 April 2015.

You can’t blame hipsters for enjoying Pan Dulce- it’s delicious. For those of you who don’t know, this refers to a variety of Mexican pastries: besos, conchas, and cuernos- among others. These kinds of bread are some of Mexico’s cheapest yet tastiest treats!

15. Clothes Dripping in Huipil

Credit: Huipil San Antonio Aguas Calientes Front Detail. Digital Image. Wikimedia. 11 June 2012

High street stores are selling designs influenced by Huipil patterns. Indigenous women of Mexico initially wore these. What’s the betting these hipsters have no idea where these ‘bohemian’ designs originated from?

16. Cinco de Mayo Isn’t Mexican Independence Day

Credit: Person Wearing Skull Mask Costume Sitting on Bench. Digital Image. Unsplash/@sidelinejones. February 2, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is often confused by hipsters as Mexican Independence Day. It’s not. Plus, it’s not just an excuse for people to stuff their faces with tacos and knock back margaritas. This day celebrates Mexico’s victory during the Battle of Puebla (1862).  This was a big deal because a tiny Mexican army managed to defeat a larger French force. How cool is that?

17. Chola Style

Credit: Vintage Madras by Polo Ralph Lauren. Digital Image. Flickr/ Robert Sheie. November 1, 2012

Everyone’s donning Chola style. Hipsters are rocking freshly painted eyebrows, huge hooped earrings and chequered shirts with the top button done (draped over a white tank top).

However, we urge hipsters to take a second to consider the historical roots of the ‘Chola’ aesthetic. It’s not just a fashion craze. Rather, it’s a genuine identity stemming from Latin American history and culture.

18. Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

Credit: Mexican Day Of The Dead. Digital Image. Flickr/Eva Rinaldi. December 6, 2014

Día de Los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead) has become a favorite with millennial hipsters. However, a good proportion of them don’t know the difference between this and Haloween- despite wearing a Calavera as a costume.

19. The Commercialization of Pinatas

Credit: Pinata. Digital Image. Pixabay/kliempictures. Jan. 2, 2017

Okay, this may seem a little silly- but bear with us. A pinata used to be precisely that, a pinata. Now, you can get all kinds of things to hit with a stick: love hearts, Halloween-themed ghouls, unicorns- you name it! What’s wrong with a traditional pinata?

20. Grasshoppers

Credit: Green and Orange Eastern Lubber Grasshopper. Digital Image. Unsplash/@vincentvanzalinge. October 31, 2017

Grasshoppers (also known as ‘Chapulines’) are an ancient snack, Latinos have enjoyed for centuries. You’ve probably seen plenty of new-age travelers taking snaps if their gap year in South America. For them, eating insects is a novelty. Whereas, for many, this was a way of life- way before it became ‘exotic.’

21. Churros

Credit: Churros on Chopping Board. Digital Image. Unsplash/@huibscholten. September 19, 2017

There’s a good chance you’ll see tons of images of hipsters enjoying churros as street food- especially during the winter. However, this isn’t culturally accurate. Fresh churros are traditionally a breakfast food dipped in thick hot chocolate. Yum!

The Top Latino Fitness Bloggers You Need To Inspire Your Dieta 

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The Top Latino Fitness Bloggers You Need To Inspire Your Dieta 

Let’s face it, staying in shape is a lot easier when you have someone who inspires you to stay on track. Someone who is dedicated to fitness and serves as a role model. So here we have a handful of the top latino fitness blogger on the Internet, each one of a living testament to the power of fitness to transform lives. Follow them for daily inspiration and to keep your dieta optimized.

Sascha Barboza

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this Venezuelan fitness trainer and internet sensation is known all over the world as Sascha Fitness – that’s how synonymous staying in shape this superstar of the fitness scene is! Sascha Barboza is also known for keeping her perfect physique and staying on top of her hard core fitness routine despite the fact that she is a mother, which is great inspiration for parents out there trying to balance a family/personal life. Here are some reasons why you should be following Sascha:

Her Books:

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Sascha Barboza has published two books, the Secretos de Sascha Fitness and Recetas de Sascha Fitness. Both of these books break down her entire fitness plan, which incorporates exercise, diet, and healthy lifestyle choices into one overall plan for getting you in top shape.


Her Recipes:

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Not one to keep secrets, Sascha Fitness has an entire page on her site devoted to sharing her favorite recipes with her followers. This is reason enough to follow Sascha! Her “Fit Menu” includes everything from a recipe for super nutrition packed beet hummus to recommendations for eating to prevent cancer and other chronic illnesses.


Her Videos:

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Sascha FitnessTV is the fitness guru’s own youtube channel where you will find tons of live recorded tip on fitness from Sascha herself. From how to lose those last three kilos of weight to what to buy when shopping at Whole Foods, the videos are meant to bring Sascha’s own healthy and fit lifestyle right into your home and routine.


Her Mixtapes:

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Sascha has an excellent selection of mixtapes for your workout, each designed to keep the energy and enthusiasm at its peak!

Follow Sascha Barboza:

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Follow Sascha on her website and on Instagram to keep up with the latest!


Isabela Ramos Cano:

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This Miami based “health coach” is also originally from Venezuela and enjoys a huge following in both the USA and across Latin America. Formally trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, Isabela has a full program ready for you when it comes to getting in shape! Check it out:

Her Coaching:

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The heart of Isabela’s offerings and system is her personal fitness and wellness coaching, which can be done both in person and online. This personalized approach to fitness results in a custom plan for each client.

Her Agenda Plans:

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Isabela Ramos Cano is known for designing 1 to 3 month long “Agenda Plans” that include everything from shopping lists and recipes to daily workout routines based around your needs.

The Circle Tribe:

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A health and wellness circle for women only, the Circle Tribe is hosted by Isabel in her home in Florida and is open to all her clients.

Follow Isabela Ramos Cano:

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Much inspiration awaits on Isabela’s Instagram and you can check whats new on her Facebook too!

Anllela Sagra:

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With her rock hard abs and picture perfect glutes, this Colombian born fitness blogger has taken the health and wellness world by storm. Leaving behind a career in fashion modeling and turning to fitness modeling instead, she now shares her expertise with fans, follows and everyone else on the Internet:

Her Workout Programs:

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Anllela Sagra is best known for her intense work out routines, designed to give you the body of your dreams in minimum time. From the “Booty Blaster” and “Ab Ripper” to carb burning cycling and more, these programs are designed to be “transformational”.

Her Transformations:

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Many clients have achieved incredible results with Anllela, something that is showcased by her though photos and testimonials for you to check out for yourself on the Transformations page of her website.

Her Shop:

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Stock up on everything from “booty bands”, which provide resistance to give you tone and bulk, to apparel and posters of Anllela Sagra herself to keep you heading towards your fitness goals at her online shop.

Follow Anllela:

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Her extremely popular Instagram will keep you infinitely motivated, while over at Facebook you can stay on top of her latest events and activities.

Massiel Arias:

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Born in the Dominican Republic but now based in Los Angeles, Massiel – or Mankofit as many fans call her – is a sensation in the online fitness world. The bilingual trainer and fitness blogger has been featured in everything from World Star Hip Hop to the Huffington Post for her fusion style of fitness that incorporates everything from yoga to sprinting. Here is why you should be following her:

Her Warrior Challenge:

 

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This complete 8-week fitness training program is designed to help you drop weight and gain muscle in just two months. This signature program by Massiel also includes full meal plans and nutritional advice for eating macro and micro nutrient dense foods.

The Coconut Guide:

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Massiel’s unique ebook guide to fitness is a four-week program that covers all bases. Because it uses stretching and foam rolling primarily, you don’t even need to have access to a gym to get started on this innovative program. It can all be done right in the comfort of your own home!

The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide:

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Some people need more help than others when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off and Massiel takes this to heart in this short but information-packed ebook.  From info on how to calculate your basal metabolic rate to lists of healthy recommendations for upping micronutrient intake, this guide to burning fat is one of the best on the market.

Follow Massiel:

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Manofit has many ways to keep up with her adventures from photo-based inspiration on Intagram and Pinterest to the latest updates on Twitter and Facebook.

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