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But I’m not a SHAKE person…

But I’m not a shake person…
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Yea neither was I. And I have to be honest I was a fraud the first year of my business because I didn’t understand the VALUE of what I was putting into my body and didn’t want to “waste” my calories on a drink. I like to EAT.
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Then I did my research… and made myself a promise. I would drink my shake daily and not worry about the calories. How much weight could I gain from 70 vitamins, minerals and superfoods from the earth. What could be so wrong about adding in probiotics, digestive enzymes, and superfoods that may prevent cancer, can potent tially decrease inflammation, and may help fight heart disease, diabetes, and obesity? What happened?!
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More energy.
Clearer skin.
Less sickness.
Weight loss.
Fewer cravings.
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Sure I’ll drink my calories 😉 Not making claims just sharing my experience. You can feel this good too. Message me. 👯📱

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Nighttime Snacking

Who struggles with Nighttime Snacking?!!! Here’s the deal…eating at night is NOT a bad thing, but it often can lead to OVEReating if not done right, or if done more out of habit than actual hunger.
 
I know for me this has ALWAYS been a struggle BUT along the way, I’ve developed some tricks that work best for me…
 
Here are some:
1. Drink lots of Water or Sip on Tea (Cinnamon is my fave!)
2. Factor a nighttime snack into your daily calories or portions! This way you won’t do any damage, by adding in a snack at night…you just gotta plan for it!
3. Change up your routine and keep busy. I like to get my workout in at night, and avoid boredom at all costs!
4. Load up on protein and fiber… it’s more filling and if you choose a caesin protein it will slowly digest at night and help with muscle recovery and repair! I love the Performance line recharge, but even plain Greek yogurt will do the trick!
 
What are some of your tricks to avoid the snack monster?!
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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!!!!