Shakeology Truffle Bites

Full honesty, I love my smoothies and am amazed at how much energy Shakeology has given me, so I am not willing to compromise my health by giving up my daily shake, but, every once in a while I just don’t feel like drinking my daily dose of nutrition. So, Shakeology bites to the rescue! These have done wonders for my sweet tooth and are a great snack to prep for the week and take on the go. Try them once and you’ll make them weekly!

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Ingredients: 

  • 3 Scoops of Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 tbs. natural almond butter
  • 3 tbs. powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (canned and refrigerated for at least 3 hours before use)
  • 1/2 cup un-sweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tbs. cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. In a mixing bowl mix together your Shakeology and 2 tbs. of powdered peanut butter.
  2. Slowly mash in the coconut milk and and almond butter.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and mix in your almond milk until you have a batter like consistency (it looks like brownie batter)
  4. On a paper plate combine your 2 tbs. of cinnamon and remaining 1 tbs. of PB2.
  5. Roll your dough into balls and then roll into the cinnamon peanut butter mixture.
  6. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with oil and refrigerate 1-2 hours before eating.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for weekly snacks.

Makes 3-4 servings or around 15 bites total 

P.S. Are you still not drinking Shakeology yet? Let me help you get started. I offer complimentary nutrition coaching to all of my Shakeology customers and I would be more than happy to get your health and nutrition on the right track. Send me a message (danielle@danielleprestejohn.com) and we can talk about getting started, what you will receive, and how we can make it most affordable for you! Can’t wait to talk!

Adrenal Reset Meal Plan

This is not something I typically talk about but one thing I struggle with is Adrenal Fatigue. Ever since recovering from my eating disorder, I’ve battled constant fatigue and am always looking for ways to pick up my energy a bit.

Most recently I’ve been reading, The Adrenal Reset Diet, and wanted to give it a try with my meal plan this week. The basis behind it has to do with timing of carbohydrate intake and is based on this outline:

Meal One: One Protein, One Fat, One Carb 

Meal Two: One Protein, One Fat, Two Carbs 

Meal Three: One Protein, One Fat, Three Carbs 

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Anyone else struggle with Adrenal Fatigue?? Send me a message and let’s connect! We’ll tackle it together!

Paleo Granola

Sometimes a failed cooking attempt turns out okay. I was trying my best to make coconut snack bites for snacks during the week, and to up my healthy fats, but was having no luck. I didn’t want to waste all of my efforts so I ended up spreading the mixture out on a baking sheet and came out with pretty awesome Paleo granola.

Keep in mind granola is a nutrient dense food as it is, so use it sparingly. This is a dense servings of healthy fats and does have some sugar so use in moderation. It’s great for a sweet tooth fix though sprinkled on top of a smoothie or fresh berries and whipped coconut milk. Enjoy!

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon
  • sea salt

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl slowly combine the ingredients until well blended
  3. Spread mixture onto a greased, foil-lined baking sheet and press to flatten.
  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes until browned on the edges.
  5. Let cool and crumble.