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My Favorite Ways to Drink Shakeology

So you got your first bag of Shakeology :) Now what?! Here are my tips for some of the perfect recipes!

If you follow the directions on the back of the bag- most likely you will make it WAY to thick!!!  I use 12 oz of unsweetened vanilla cashew or almond milk and then add a few clean foods to it to add more flavor and variety.  Add more or less liquid depending on whether you like a thicker or thinner shake.

Also remember that adding a nut or dairy milk, to your shake will make it much smoother than just water. If your shake is still too thick or too gritty, reduce the amount of Shakeology you use or pour in an extra ounce of milk. It may require a little experimentation, but you’ll get it right if you keep trying!

You can also change the texture and flavor of your shake by adding natural ingredients. I like to add peanut (or almond) butter, bananas, strawberries and ice. Other ingredients to consider are Greek yogurt or avocado.

If you’re using the vegan formulas, Beachbody experts indicate that they may actually have a more grainy texture as a result of the rice and pea proteins used. Consider switching to the non-vegan options.

Lastly,  consider investing in a quality blender.  A blender it will make it much smoother than simply using a shaker cup will. Blending it longer may help with the texture.

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Here are my personal FAVORITE RECIPES 

Tropical Vegan Shakeology, 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, crushed ice, (shake and GO!) – this is my daily staple.

1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology, 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 frozen banana, 2 tsp peanut butter.

Vegan tropical strawberry with 1/2 cup Oj and water, 1/2  frozen banana, 1/4 cup pineapple and 1/4 cup mango.

Strawberry Shakeology with unsweetened almond milk, frozen strawberries, and 2 tsp. peanut butter

If you just can’t get past the fact that you’re replacing a meal or snack with a shake and NEED something to physically eat, consider one of these recipes. Here are some other options to incorporate Shakeology into your diet:

CHOCOLATE SHAKEOLOGY PUDDING (Makes 4 servings)

  • 1½ scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Preparation: 

  1. Place Shakeology, avocado, banana, almond milk, and lemon juice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. (If too thick, add additional almond milk.)
  2. Pour into four dessert cups; refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set.

CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS Makes 12 servings, 1 bar each

  • 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup all-natural creamy organic peanut butter
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation: 

  1. Combine Shakeology, oats, walnuts, and raisins in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Add almond milk and peanut butter; mix well with a spatula or by hand.
  3. Place in an 8 x 8-inch pan that is lightly coated with spray. Press down to flatten in to pan. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  4. Cut into 12 bars.

VANILLA NO-BAKE COOKIES (Makes 15 servings, 1 ball each)

  • 1½ scoops Vanilla Shakeology
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup all-natural organic peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup sliced raw almonds (or unsweetened cocoa powder)

PREPARATION: 

  1. Combine Shakeology, almond flour, and oats in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Add peanut butter and almond milk; mix well with a spatula or by hand until it forms a thick batter.
  3. Roll mixture into fifteen balls, each about 1-inch in size.
  4. Roll balls in almonds.

It may take you a few tries before you find the combo you like, but I will help you get you started in the right direction…ENJOY and stay consistent!!!!

Summer Body Boot Camp

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Eek super excited because we’ve decided to run a back to back 21 Day Fix Based Summer Boot Camp!! We’ll complete a round of the 21 Day Fix, right into the 21 Day Fix Extreme. We start with our week of prep May 1st.

You will get all your workouts {that you’ll do from home}, 30 superfood meals, the built in support and motivation that comes from being in these groups, and the exact nutrition/meal plan you need to not only get results, but to learn how to KEEP those results forever. You’ll learn how to NEVER diet again and my secrets on how to break free from the food prison and allow yourself to LIVE while you work on building a healthier you.

So here’s the deal… I suggest joining us with the All Access Pack so you’ll have everything you need for the 7 weeks :) Here’s a video with some more info:

If you do already have one of the two programs, the only requirement I make is that you be working with me as your assigned coach AND sign up with 30 days of Shakeology for the length of the challenge.

Why Shakeology?! Well here’s why…

We start May 1st! Wanna join?! Send me a MESSAGE ASAP and we can save your spot!

Here are the TWO programs we’ll be completing:

You’re even going to get some extra BONUSES!!!!

My Optional Meal Plans. One of my favorite parts of my groups is the resources you’ll get in the files section of our Facebook group! You’ll get optional plans to follow that detail out EVERY single day of the group of what to eat! I’ll share my favorite recipes, shopping lists, and more!

All of my Coaching and Support. When you join us with the fix, I’m going to set you up in our challenge group! In that group, I’m going to give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and I’m going to keep you accountable. Everyday I’m going to have you check in with me and rate your day.

We would also check in together one on one to discuss progress, make changes, and check in with measurements and progress pictures. This is KEY for so many of my ladies in making the program work for them!!

To Summarize!!!! When you join ALL of the FOLLOWING You’ll Have ACCESS to… 

  • 30 Meals of Shakeology
  • 1 Year of Access to Beachbody On Demand (the Netflix of Fitness) Plus brand new programs launched!! One is coming in JULY
  • Portion Control Containers
  • Protein Shaker
  • Portion Control Guidebook
  • My Coaching and Support
  • Access to our Challenge Group for 6 Weeks
  • Access to our LIFETIME accountability Group
  • Access to our Membership Website Packed full of Nutrition Tips, Recipes, and Meal Plans for LIFE!
  • Opportunities to win BUNCHES of prizes!

Wanna hear from some past participants?!! Check it out here!

Are you in?! Send me an EMAL ASAP [email protected] and we’ll get you set up and save your spot :)

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What is Shakeology and How Can it Help my Health?

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First things first… STOP right here and look at the shake you’re currently drinking, I don’t care what it is, BUT check out the ingredient label. If there is SOY, Artificial flavors, or Artificial Sweeteners, it’s time to reconsider.

Chances are you maybe found me from my post on Facebook about why I’m so passionate about a shake… If you missed it… watch here: 

If you’re ready to get started, skip to the bottom and I’ll be in touch with more info!

So I wanted to share A LOT more about why I am such an advocate of Shakeology but first I want to clear up some common misconceptions…

Misconception #1: Shakeology is a PROTEIN Shake. This is 100% false, Shakeology is a nutrient dense MEAL REPLACEMENT.  Shakeology is the equivalent to eating 5 plates of salad! It’s packed full of vitamins, nutrients, superfoods, and more… not just protein

Misconception #2: Shakeology is not a WHOLE food. False, it actually is. Shakeology is made up of preserved superfoods. It’s essentially comparable to dried juicing.  All of the ingredients are dried out at the perfect temperature so as not to kill the nutritional enzymes, but preserves the ingredients so as not to go rancid in your bag.

Misconception #3:  Shakeology is too EXPENSIVE. This is most often the objection I hear, but I want you to take a second and think. If you were to eat a healthy meal, how much would it cost you?! On average it’s usually about $3-7. WELL Shakeology actually breaks down to $4.33 a meal and remember with your shake you are REPLACING a meal you are currently eating, PLUS it’s also covering any additional vitamin you may be taking. Now you’re also getting 30 meals at once, so it’s super simple to deduct from your monthly grocery budge to make it work for your family. Also, try to go and purchase all the bonus superfoods in Shakeology at the grocery store and see how much it runs you… you’ll be surprised at how INEXPENSIVE Shakeology is.

Misconception #4:  Shakeology is for WEIGHT LOSS. Again not true!! Yes, Shakeology can aid in weight loss, BUT just about anything that will lower your calories will help with weight loss.  Shakeology is about HEALTH.  Because your body is getting the nutrients it needs when drinking shakeology, your body will be able to thrive and you’ll find you do have more energy, fewer cravings and just overall feel better. Weight loss is a byproduct of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Wanna learn more:

Shakeology from a CUSTOMERS PERSPECTIVE:

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The Financial Value of All those SUPERFOODS:

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Can I drink Shakeology if Im Breastfeeding or Nursing?  Answers from the creators:
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Still Have Questions?  Message Me or Fill out this quick form and I can help you figure out your best options to try or get started!!