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Shamrock Shakeology

With Shakeology’s 6th birthday yesterday combined with St. Patty’s day today – I had to share this amazing recipe we made last night to celebrate the combination of the two (see comments below!)

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of Shamrock shakes – well here is Shamrock Shakeology! But first, just in case you’re not familiar or haven’t had the opportunity to fuel up with this incredible superfood, here’s a few fun facts about Shakeology:

#1 You can switch your flavor each month (which is perfect if you are like me and like a little variety, since we have so many flavors (including vegan) to accommodate everyone’s taste buds AND allergies to dairy, soy, gluten!

#2 You get your money back if you aren’t satisfied within 30 days (yup, seriously, enjoy for 30 days but if you’re not happy or it doesn’t meet your expectations – RETURN it – its RISK FREE!) So why not toss those skeptical thoughts aside!!!

#3 You aren’t adding to your budget but rather REPLACING what you already spend on 30 meals each month (Trust me – I didn’t think I could afford it either at first but….now we save money by drinking it!)
…oh and my preferred customers get it for 25% off

#4 It has helped ME get off my Chron’s disease medicine (after 7 long years of daily use) and it even replaced my prenatal vitamin when I was nursing (approved by my doctor!) – which saved me even MORE money each month!

#5 Promotes weight loss, Improves Digestion, Curbs Cravings, takes about 2 minutes to blend as pretty much 99.9% of us are constantly busy and “never have time”!

So, for the healthiest meal of the day, which has not only helped myself reach new goals but also my family, friends, and new friends, and to be able to call this part of my “business”, I love being able to share what it’s done for me! I can’t imagine how different my life would be if I hadn’t “give it a TRY” and I accredit my continued success to Shakeology – because of how it has made me FEEL and the energy it provides me!!!

Turn that huge indulgence into the healthiest meal of YOUR day!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 8 oz Water

  • 2-4 oz almond milk

  • tiniest splash of mint extract

  • 1 TBS PB2

  • 1 TBS vanilla sugar free instant pudding mix

  • 1 scoop/packet of Greenberry Shakeology

  • LOTS of ice

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Blend and enjoy!!!

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Insanity Max: 30 Week 1 Recap, Week 2 Meal Plan

All I can say is thank goodness today is REST DAY!

I am officially 1 week in on Insanity Max:30 and now I can see why Shaun T referred to this program once as “plauteu buster” – its amazing! Don’t get me wrong, its intense and hard and challenging but you can feel while you’re working out how you are using so many different muscle groups. You don’t just squat or just lunge or just hold a plank…you’re combining these moves and maximizing your results!!! My little secret to keep pushing forward:

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I’d say the one muscle group I can feel working harder than before is my core – you use your core in so many of the moves and I am already starting to see changes in my body!!! SCORE!!!

So for those of you wondering a bit more about the program…week 1 went a little something like this:

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I was a little disappointed in myself on Monday for maxing out almost one minute sooner than when I first tried the Cardio Challenge when my package arrived but I think it was just the extra excitement I had pushing me along the week before. But at the same time – I know I can do better and that is most definitely on my goal list for this week!!!

Tabata Power was twice this week and I was solid on the first part, week on the pushups, great on the core work but struggled on the tricep dips. Needless to say it was easy to identify my weak spot and know where I need to focus and strive to improve!!!

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Sweat Intervals did just that – it made me SWEAT!

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I’ll admit – I was a bit nervous to try the Friday Fight Round 1. I had heard it was “hard” but then again – this program is far from easy!!! I had to give myself my own little pep talk that morning and focus on how its all mind over matter. I remember reading how your mind quits far before your body – so keep pushing even when you don’t think you can do anymore. I told myself – “when I think I’m done – I’m going to do three more” and that mentality worked! I was exhausted but I maxed out in the 11th minute of this workout – much longer than any of the others. Granted I was really struggling to push myself after I first maxed out and did almost all modified for the remaining time but it really helped me realize – its a game – its MIND OVER MATTER!

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Pulse is an optional Saturday (could be a rest) workout and although I when I finished FRIDAY FIGHT I was already set on a rest day Saturday, my body told me the stretch and low impact moves would help me recover. And let me say – it was 20 minutes well spent!!!! Plus I like to stick to my routine every day – not just during the week! I feel accomplished and energized to start my day. And despite getting up earlier than I “have” to – I am more productive and actually feel more energized!!!

And that brings us to today – Sunday – my first rest day of week 1. I am happy with how things went thankful to have the time to reflect and focus on week 2. These workouts are so great but I know you won’t get results without nailing the nutrition. Here’s my week 2 plan***:

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***Remember all you 21-day fixers out there – this meal plan would also work for those of you in the first bracket of that nutrition guide – bonus 🙂 

I kept a lot of things similar to week 1. I wanted to switch up some of the dinners and lunches, but my Shakeology for breakfast remains consistent. Shakeology is far and away my favorite meal of the day but any time I can get a green in first thing I am happy! So I’m sticking with the “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” approach and leaving my breakfast the same!

I also continue my daily yogurt bowl for one snack and veggies and eggs for the other. The one thing I knew I would be repeating this week is zucchini pasta! Its become one of my favorite snacks, sides, meals – it does it all!

We have a busy weekend visiting friends one day and traveling to my home town for my Dad’s birthday but I will pack my healthy snacks and do my best to make good choices! Thankful for my 7-day Clean Eating accountability group for the Holidays group kicking off tomorrow…there’s power in numbers!!

And there you have it – week 1 is behind us and week 2 is ready to rock! Here’s to a fantastic week!!!!

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Caramel Apple Shakeology

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Caramel apple Shakeo

Fall may not have officially started but the leaves are changing, football is in full force and there are pumpkins everywhere! My husband was pushing for an Apple Pie blizzard from Dairy Queen but my lack of self control told me one quick trip through the drive through and the chance of me leaving with only one in hand was slim. So I started thinking of a late night snack that would fill his void for ice cream and keep my goals in tact…and this happened…

Caramel Apple

*8oz of liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk but you could also use water, or a combo of milk and water)

*1 Scoop VANILLA Shakeology

*1/2 of a green apple, sliced

*1 tsp caramel extract

*Lots of ice!!!!

Blend until smooth and enjoy!!!

NOTE: I like to eat mine with a spoon, so I always fill with about 8-10 ounces of ice and “crush ice” on my blender fist then hit the “mix” for about 30 seconds. It comes out thick and smooth – just like ice cream but without all the added stuff!!!!

For all my 21-day fixers* out there: 1 red, 1/2 purple

* The use of milk rather than water would add approximately 40 calories (unsweetened almond milk) and part of a yellow container if following the 21-day fix meal plan. 

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Salted Caramel Banana Shakeology

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Salted Caramel Banana Shakeology

I love trying out new combos and finding new ways to enjoy my daily dose of Shakeology, and my caramel extract hasn’t failed me yet!!

As I walked down the basement to mix up a little late night snack for my hubby I knew I wanted to use the caramel extract but he tends to prefer the vanilla shakeo over the other flavors. Every other combo I had tried so far used chocolate shakeo and caramel extract. So, I stared at the blender, caramel extract in hand, for about 3 minutes before remembering I had a stock pile of frozen bananas and the wheels started turning. I decided to include a few banana pieces but rather than my usual (heaping) tablespoon of PB2 I went with the cocoa of PB2. A bit of chocolate but not overwhelming. I tossed in a sprinkle of pink himalayan sea salt and BAM – complete!  It was a hit with my hubs and after a small taste I knew I’d be duplicating the next morning 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeo

1 TBS Cocoa PB2

1 tsp caramel extract

1/2 a frozen banana

A few shakes of pink himalayan sea salt (optional)

10 oz liquid (I used all water for mine, but 10 oz of almond milk for my husband – totally up to you and your preferences)

Lots of ice!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Add all ingredients to the blender. Crush ice for about 20 seconds and then blend until you reach the consistency you like. I prefer eating mine with a spoon so I blend it pretty thick!

All this goodness coming in just around 200* calories!

For all my fixers* out there: 1 red, 1 purple, 1 tsp

* The use of milk rather than water would add approximately 40 calories (unsweetened almond milk) and part of a yellow container if following the 21-day fix meal plan. 

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PB Caramel Chocolate Covered Pretzel Shakeology

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Ok – so some of my close friends may remember the devastation I had when I had visited the Grove City Outlets a little over 3 years ago and saw a chocolate covered pretzel “blizzard of the month” at Dairy Queen and decided I’d get it when we got home – only to later find out that Grove City was one of 10 test locations in the US  that had it and it was not available anywhere else. As a 8 month pregnant mama to be and avid ice cream lover – I was seriously DEVASTATED. I talked about it for weeks!!! Looking back, I’m totally blaming that one on the hormones 🙂

Well…fast forward 3 years and now shakeology has replaced my weekly blizzard (most weeks!) I have started getting a little creative and it hit me – I had done a chocolate covered pretzel shakeo – why not add some PB and Caramel!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology

  • 1/2 Cup almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • 1 TBS PB2 or All natural PB

  • 8 small pretzel rods/sticks

  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract

  • lots of ice

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: 

Mix all ingredients together in your blender – Crush ice and/or Blend (I always “crush ice” first for about 10 seconds, then blend for about 30 seconds to get it really smooth) and pour into a nice big cup and eat it with a spoon! Just as good – if not better than – a blizzard and something that is actually good for you! Warning – this shakeo may become addicting 🙂

It seriously does taste like ice cream…the trick is all in the blending!!! And it is packed in right around 300 calories!!! Now that’s a healthy treat!!! Let me know if you give it a try!

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite! I like them all and LOVE the chocolate!!!

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Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Shakeology

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I am such a sucker for oatmeal cookies – and these shakeo totally does the trick!!!

Meet: Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

  • 4 oz almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • One scoop chocolate Shakeology

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal

  • Ice to your liking – and BLEND!

NOTE: My hubs prefers the vanilla shakeology over the chocolate so I tweaked this to make it appeal to a vanilla fan:

Meet: Vanilla Almond Oatmeal Cookie Shakeology

  • 4 oz almond milk

  • 6 oz water

  • One scoop chocolate Vanilla shakeology

  • 1 TBS All natural Almond Butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal

  • Ice to your liking – and BLEND!

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

Nutty Butter and Maple Pecan shakeo

Ok, so I don’t switch up my shakes very often – I absolutely love my Chocolate shakeo with 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 of a FROZEN banana and a TBS of PB2 however…every now and then I like to switch things up and so does my hubby!

Here are two fun ones we both enjoy!

Nutty Butter

1 cup of milk (almond, soy, etc…)

1/2 cup of water

1 scoop vanilla shakeology

1/4 cup of walnuts

1 TBS natural peanut butter or PB2

1 frozen banana

Ice to taste

 

Maple Pecan

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 scoop vanilla shakeo

1 TBS pecans

1 TBS cashews

1 tsp pure maple syrup

Ice to taste

 

Nutty butter and maple pecan

Want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

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Greenbanana

 

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My favorite greenberry shakeo!

I’ll admit I was a little nervous to try the Greenberry Shakeology but I really wish I wouldn’t have waited so long! This was so refreshing and tasted ahmazing!

Greenbanana

  • 1 Scoop Greenberry Shakeology

  • 8oz almond milk

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • I cup of ice

  • Blend and enjoy!!

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