Vegan Chocolate PB Cheesecake Shakeo -Its all about the Consistency

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I get the question almost DAILY about my shakeology – why its so thick – how I mix it – how its blended and why it always looks so darn GOOD…here’s the details:

I start by gathering:

  • 1 Scoop Vegan Chocolate Shakeo
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 tsp Caramel Extract (Or Vanilla extract, Coconut Extract, etc…)
  • 1 TBS PB2
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • And here’s the kicker…
    • 1 tsp Fat Free Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding mix (I know its not clean!!! But that small teaspoon goes a long way. Just trust me on this one)

I combine everything in my blender with about 10-12 ice cubes. Basically JUST ENOUGH that allows my blender to blend it without getting stuck.

I switch the dial to “frozen desserts” – turn it on and let it do its magic!!!

(My old blender didn’t have this feature so I just did the “crush ice” feature for about 10 seconds then I would blend on high until it sounded like all the ice was gone). 

Sometimes I have to take it and shake it a bit but that’s how I get the ice cream consistency!

I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

If you’re interested in learning more about Shakeology and Clean Eating fill out the application below!!!

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Clean Chocolate Pudding – 21-DF Approved!

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Ok – so I often I talk about my challenge groups and how they’re such a great resource for support and motivation especially as someone begins their fitness journey and also as they continue! But they are also a great place for recipes….not only from me, as a coach, but everyone in the group! I have to thank Anna for sharing this sweet treat with us all!!!

This recipe is found in the 21-Day Fix and 21-Day Fix extreme nutrition guides but honestly I would have never made it on my own. I always made a different version of Chocolate Shakeology Pudding and saw no reason to try a new one. Well…let me just say, this is so smooth and tastes like a homemade chocolate mousse.

WHAT YOU NEED:

(makes 4 servings)

  • 1 1/2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Place all items into a blender, cover, blend until smooth (If too thick you can use additional almond milk)

2. Pour into 4 dessert cups; refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set (I missed this step the first time I made it, so I just used frozen banana and tossed it in the freezer for about 10 minutes…either way works!)

21-DAY FIXERS: 1/2 RED 1/2 YELLOW 1/2 BLUE

Let me just say, this will surely satisfy your sweet tooth craving!!!!

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As mentioned above, I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

21 Day Fix Extreme Arrived…so what do you get?

When that doorbell rang I went running to the door…I didn’t even care that it was mid-naptme and possibly the loudest sound amidst my rarely quiet house…I knew what was being delivered!

MY 21-DAY FIX EXTREME KIT!

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Okay, so you may see a pile of stuff there but wonder still be wondering…”What do you get with the 21-Day Fix Workout program? Let me tell you…its a LOT of fabulousness (is that a word?!?!) all bundled in that box:

 6 extreme workouts on 2 DVDs

Autumn has seriously ramped up the calorie-scorching, muscle-carving intensity with these 30-minute extreme workouts. They feature a wide variety of steady-state aerobics, resistance training, and explosive power moves designed to give you a lean six-pack, cut arms, ripped shoulders, and toned legs in only 21 days!

21 Day Fix EXTREME® Workout Program

  1. Plyo Fix Extreme. An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt muscles.
  2. Upper Fix Extreme. By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will help shred your chest, back, shoulders, and arms.
  3. Pilates Fix Extreme. Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing emphasis on the core.
  4. Lower Fix Extreme. Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with challenging resistance work.
  5. Cardio Fix Extreme. Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps your heart rate soaring.
  6. Yoga Fix Extreme. A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power.

The SIMPLE EATING guide follows the same concept from the original 21-Day Fix: Portion Control + Clean Food

Take all the guesswork out of what to eat and how much. These seven color-coded containers and Shakeology shaker cup deliver exactly the right portions every time. And, you’ll be eating clean! No cheats, no treats, no excuses. It’s not easy. But after 21 days, you’re going to look and feel amazing.

21 Day Fix EXTREME® Workout Program

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED (with workout calendar)

21 Day Fix EXTREME START HERE

PLUS FREE BONUS GIFTS INCLUDING:

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BONUS GIFT #1: 21 Day Fix EXTREME Eating Plan
Simple portion control. Clean eating. No guesswork. Everything has been provided for you, so all you have to do is follow the plan . . . and eat. This FREE guide is packed with meal plans, proven recipes, and easy-to-make shakes to help burn fat and carve lean muscle at lightning speed.

BONUS GIFT #2: Countdown to Competition
What does Autumn do when a big competition or a photo shoot comes up? She turns to her own secret meal plan to quickly shed fat and lean out every inch of her body. When you HAVE to look great—and have only 21 days to do it—this is the plan you want.

BONUS GIFT #3: Dirty 30 Extreme Workout
One of Autumn’s personal favorites! It’s a down and dirty workout featuring seven compound moves that target multiple muscle groups simultaneously, to help you develop integrated strength and incredible definition.I also added on the 21-Day Fix Extreme Ultimate DVD Upgrade package simply because I couldn’t resist! The additional DVDs included:Power Strength Extreme
Nine total-body exercises that use functional movement patterns to increase your strength, endurance, and power.ABC Extreme
Push your Abs, Butt, and Cardio to the extreme—and carve a competition-level body that’s ready for the big stage!

21 DFX testing the waters
I cannot wait to get started! I decided to start this program on Monday with my new challengers but I also couldn’t wait 5 WHOLE DAYS before testing this out! Since I had been following the original 21-Day Fix schedule so I swapped in the Pilates Fix Extreme to test the waters…and OMG – SORE BOOTY is about all I can say!
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I know I am going to be feeling every bit of this tomorrow!!! That little resistance band was used in almost all the moves and I have a feeling I’ll be feeling this workout in every step I take!
As excited as I am for the new workouts… I am just as excited for the NEW RECIPES!!!! I have already flipped through the book and jotted down a few I can’t wait to try out like the cashew pancakes, and the veggie egg muffins and the turkey chili but I couldn’t wait to make these little treats!

Strawberry Protein squares

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WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups old-fashioned oats
4 scoops Strawberry Shakeology
1/2 cup all natural smooth almond butter
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
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1. Place oats and Shakeology in blender or food processor; cover. Blend for one minute.
2. Add almond butter and almond milk; cover. Blend for 1 minute or until it forms a wet dough.
3. Place in 8×8-inch baking dish; press evenly to cover bottom of dish. Set aside
4. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into eight 1-inch squares.
The best thing about Shakeology – it feels like its a cheat meal  – but its not! Its real, superfood nutrition that just so happens to taste AhMAZING! And better yet – you can combo all of the workout programs in a Challenge pack and be able to get a 30-Day Supply of Shakeology, and whip up some amazing “treats” like ones above! Even if you’re not quite ready to take things to the EXTREME you can check out the Original 21-Day Fix Challenge pack and see if that’s more your speed!
Whew – that’s a lot! I cannot wait to educate myself, get my meal plan ready for next week and get this show on the road!
If you would like to join me with either the 21- Day Fix EXTREME  the 21-Day FIX fill out the application below for my support and accountability group!
I always say…
THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS!

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Shakeology Pudding

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Ok – HOLD THE PHONE!

Yes, I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY – that’s no secret! I am still amazed that someone found a way to pack the nutritional value of 6 salads into a glass. To include digestive enzymes, probiotics, protein, antioxidants and nearly every vitamin and mineral your body needs in a convenient meal replacement shake that – GET THIS – tastes AhMAZING! It’s like magic!

But this stuff isn’t just limited to a meal replacement shake – it makes some incredible desserts!!!! And one of my all time favorites is Shakeology Pudding:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • ¾ cups plain Green Yogurt
  • ¼ – ½ scoop Chocolate (Vegan or Regular) Shakeology
  • 1-2 TBS PB2 or All natural Peanut Butter

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Combine the 3 ingredients into a bowl and stir until blended. If you want to get real crazy you can even toss in a few chocolate chips – but I think its good just the way it is!

This is a sure fire way to satisfy any sweet tooth craving!!! I usually opt for the lower calorie option and do 1 TBS of PB2 whereas my hubby opts for the 2 TBS of all natural PB – but it’s totally up to you! Either way it’s a delicious, high protein, 21-day fix approved (1 ¼ – 1 ½ reds plus a few of your tsps depending on how much PB or PB2 you use!!!)

You can get your own 30 day Shakeology supply HERE

Not sure what flavor you’d like – but still want to give Shakeology a try? Try this flavor sampler pack to figure what which is your favorite!

As a beachbody coach I run health and fitness challenge groups to help other people begin and/or continue their health and fitness journey and turn it into a LIFESTYLE! If you’re interested in more information about ways to enjoy clean eating and/or would like to be part of my upcoming challenge group,  fill out the form below! Together we can end the trend of obesity!

 

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. 

Get your first month’s worth of daily, dense nutrition delivered right to your doorstep by clicking HERE.

Not quite sure if you’re ready for a full month – but still want to give it a try? Try the 4-flavor sampler pack!