Berrylicious-ness

Say hello to my afternoon refresher:

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BERRY-LICIOUS-ness 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 scoop Vegan Vanilla Shakeology 
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (If using fresh add ice)
  • I cup spinach

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: 

BLEND and indulge!

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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Shakeology has been a staple of my daily nutrition for over 3.5 years now. Its not just a shake or just some protein or just something to fill my cup. 

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  • This is my fast food
  • This is my daily vitamin
  • This is my meal on the go
  • This is the answer to my ongoing HEALTH!
  • This little goodness was the answer to digestive struggles I had for years and has helped ME nix daily chrons disease meds* 
*This is my own personal experience. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Do you want to try Shakeology???

You can get your own 30 day supply HERE or even start with the FLAVOR SAMPLER PACK TO FIGURE WHAT WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE!

As always you can email me at maeganblinka@gmail.com with any questions!!!

***TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER***

 

Cake Batter Crunch

So what do you do when you used to use Brownie Batter to combat those late night cravings and you’re now drinking vegan vanilla?

Why swap it out with some CAKE BATTER CRUCNH!

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And yes – it is as good as is sounds:

What you need:

  1. Vanilla Shakeology* (I prefer the VEGAN but regular could work as well!)
  2. 1/3 cup greek yogurt – optional*
  3. 1-2 tsp Nut Butter of choice or PB2
  4. Splash of coconut water
  5. Shredded coconut/Crushed almonds/pecans/cashews – optional

*I have made this with both one full scoop of shakeology and omitting the yogurt and I’ve done half a scoop of Shakeology with 1/2 a red of Greek Yogurt – the choice is yours! But either combo would leave this one RED serving per the Portion Fix Nutrition, 1-2 spoons for the nut butter, Blue container if you use nuts and/or orange if you use coconut flakes! 

What you need to do:

  1. Add yogurt to a bowl
  2. Stir in nut butter & mix well
  3. Add Shakeology & mix well
  4. Add in Coconut water 1 TBS at a time utnil you reach your desired consistency
  5. Top with shredded coconut or mixed nuts
  6. ENJOY!

If you’re interested in trying Shakeology for a full 30-days, check out the flavor options HERE

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

If you are ever looking for help on your own health and fitness journey or just want the additional accountability join me in my next challenge group!

***There’s power in numbers***

Love yourself – Summer Kickstart

 

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We will start with 7 days of PREP complete with meal planning, new ideas, recipes and tips to help you get up and running followed by our 3 week – 21 DAY Challenge!

Traveling? Vacation? Weddings? Company? NO PROBLEM!!!!

This is about finding ways to create a healthy LIFESTYLE with balance, fulfillment and RESULTS!

This group will combine both FITNESS & NUTRITION.

I am highlighting the 21-Day Fix and Fix Extreme this month as these two programs have been the most KEY in helping not only myself but the majority of my challengers but we will discuss what is best for YOU!

You can expect sample meal plans during the group but you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to make these specific plans fit YOUR lifestyle.

This group requires that I AM YOUR COACH & that you commit to a fitness program that we will decide on together.

Each participant will replace one meal with our nutrient dense superfood meal replacement, Shakeology and I’ll provide you with the support, motivation and drive to not only COMMIT but follow through with your commitment.

There will only be 15 participants selected this round so it will be based on a first come first serve basis!!!!

Anyone who enrolls by the end of day July 15th will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.

Fill out the application below, invite some friends & get pumped up!!!

WHO’S READY FOR RESULTS?

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Holy smokes I can’t believe I am wrapping up week 4 today! Halfway through Insanity Max:30 and more than pleased with the results so far! I know my nutrition has not been perfect (darn holidays and lack of self control!) but I will say I’ve been able to stay on track for the most part thanks to Shakeology and those handy dandy 21-day fix portion control containers!

I kicked off Week 4 with a side by side sweat session with my #1.

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Oh and I topped out last week’s Cardio Challenge max out time by more than 9 MINUTES-SAY WHAT?!?! I’m crediting a huge portion of that to knowing my hubs was watching me! Even though we are doing different programs (he’s doing Body Beast) I just seemed to have a little extra umph knowing he was right there…Plus I got a little extra sleep overt he weekend since we were still visiting my in laws and the kiddos were bunking out with Gigi and Pap!

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I had to veer off my meal plan slightly…with a long travel day and no desire to cook when we got home – we went for big bowls of Shakeology for dinner Monday night – totally hit the spot! I like to blend mine extra thick so I can eat it with a spoon but I still stuck with my 1 yellow (almond milk) 1 red (chocolate Shakeology) and 1 green (fresh spinach) containers from my meal plan and enjoyed every last bite!!! AhMAZING! The nutritional benefits alone are enough to ensure I am drinking my shakeology daily however the convenience aspect is a huge bonus! There’s never an excuse to NOT eat healthy. We always have shakeology and if nothing else, we have water to shake it up and gulp it down! Don’t forget – FOOD IS FUEL!

I had set a goal for myself to improve on my times as this is my last week doing this workout set. I stayed pretty consistent and/or improved all of my max out times slightly but the biggest jump was certainly on Monday’s Cardio Challenge! I even impressed myself!!!

The biggest change I’m seeing is in my CORE – oh yes, even post Christmas goodies – the abs are starting to show and….I like it!!! I still need to be a bit more disciplined in the kitchen but I’m getting there!!!!

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I’ll admit…I’m excited to wrap up the first month but I can’t even imagine how Shaun T is going to amp it up for month 2…which in turn makes me a bit nervous!!!

I’ll be switching things up a bit this week for my meal plan now that I have some great new meals to try out! I spent Saturday morning at a combined Beachbody and Wildtree event where I was able to lead a group workout (we went with Cardio Fix from the 21-day Fix – wowza I am sore!!!) and some Shakeology samples for everyone to try and then we prepared 10 freezer meals using Wildtree’s line of organic and gluten free spices, oils and marinades.

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I’ve done several of these workshops in the past but this would really interested me as the menu was Veggie Medley and its loaded with vegetables – something I am struggling to get enough of in these winter months!!! It was an awesome way to spend the morning, meeting new people, indulging in some black and white no-bake cookies, making some delicious new dinners, and getting our sweat on! Talk about PRODUCTIVE!

I’m excited to kick off week 5 with a whole new set of workouts! Here’s my meal plan (which is also 21-day fix approved) – for week 5:

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Some people ask if I get tired of the same thing every morning for breakfast but honestly – I don’t!! Shakeology is far and away my favorite and healthiest meal of the day! My breakfast and snacks are pretty consistent daily but I know they keep me full and taste good – so how why change it?!?! I do switch up my lunches and dinners but everything else usually remains the same!!! Consistency is key right?!?!

There is a bit of the unknown over the weekend as I will be in Pittsburgh all weekend for our SUPER SATURDAY event (on Friday, lol)! The CEO, Carl Daikeler will be there to honor our top coach, Melanie Mitro, and Autumn Calabrese will be leading a live workout – its going to be nothing short of AMAZING! We have the event Friday night, a team lunch planned for Saturday and another celebration Saturday night…so I’ll be packing my Shakeology and water bottle for sure along with some staple snacks like almonds, apples and some protein bars and do my best to stay on track and HAVE FUN!!!

Tomorrow kicks off my first challenge group of 2015 and I’d love to have you join us! Fill out the application below for a spot!

Make 2015 YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

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Finding the time to value YOURSELF

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Do you value your own health and fitness?

 Ok, so maybe its easy to immediately, quickly, answer YES.  But if say “yes” – can you say your actions meet your words? Do you treat your body the way it should be treated? Do you fuel your body with healthy foods? Or do you choose convenience and cost over true health benefits? Do you make sure you get some form of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week? Or do you make excuses as to why you can’t find the time to get up and get moving?

Alright – so that was a lot of questions but I really want you to stop for a minute. If you think about your answers to those questions and you really do act as if you value your own health and fitness – then good for you!!! You are LIVING and LEADING a healthier more fulfilling life and chances are you generally feel pretty darn good about yourself! But if you aren’t really valuing yourself – how about you start now – start TODAY!!!

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I never understood my husband’s “all or nothing” attitude. He was either riding the healthy living train or not. I on the other hand had the “well I worked out which means I EARNED a bowl of ice cream” attitude. And truth is – you can’t burn off an unhealthy diet! Take it from me – I did the T25 workouts for almost 6 months but didn’t change a thing in with my nutrition. And yes, you guessed it, my results matched my efforts – I DIDN’T LOSE A POUND! And I was frustrated. I didn’t understand why other people were getting results and I was at a stand still. Turns out it wasn’t the program’s fault – but rather the choices I was making in the kitchen – or better yet – bakery! But…I switched gears and gave the 21-day fix a try and actually committed to following the meal plan AND doing the workouts AND joined a challenge group and low and behold – RESULTS!!! Turns out when you start looking at food as your body’s FUEL rather than a reward the rewards will come on their own. True results and a body that looks as good as it feels!!!

The 21-day fix changed me and my family. Not only from an appearance standpoint but the way I looked at food. I learned about clean eating, portion control and made small changes that made a big impact in our lives. My husband joined me on this journey and we embraced the change-TOGETHER! We started coming up with ways to take old favorites and turn them into healthy clean meals we could all enjoy! Not only did we both lose weight but we both FELT better, had more energy to play with our kids, and we were actually eating more food – but in the right portions – and at the right times! As we continued to embrace this change and clean eating, the more it simply became OUR LIFESTYLE.

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Shakeology Pudding – in a SOLO cup!

We are a clean eating family. We focus on healthy portion sizes, we eat 2.5-3 hours apart, there are very little to no processed foods, and we drink a heck of a lot of WATER. When we travel we not only have snacks for the kids but our own snacks – healthy snacks – and we don’t look for excuses. Is it always easy? No! But is it always worth it? ABSOLUTELY!

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The one thing that has played a HUGE rule in this lifestyle change has been SHAKEOLOGY.

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I’ll start by saying as I began this whole Beachbody workout routine I remember seeing posts from other people who just LOVED this shake and I couldn’t possibly think of how some powdered “meal replacement shake” could really be THAT GOOD and REALLY worth the it. Well you know what they say – don’t knock it until you try it!!! It took a few go arounds but once I decided to give it a try and committed to drinking it for one week straight to “see what the hype was about” my only thought after those 7 days was “Why did I wait so long!” This would have been a godsend in those very first early newborn baby stages!!!!

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This stuff was what I needed!!!! I was struggling to balance my newborn who thought sleep was the worst possible way to spend his time and a busy toddler who just wanted to go go GO. Sitting down to eat any meal was simply never going to happen – but I could shake up a shake or blend something creative in the blender and fuel up while tending to the needs of my kids without having to sacrifice my own nutrition! And now mom doesn’t have to be the last one to eat 🙂  I used to be the Queen of “granola bars” but if you are one to grab one and go – check out the label on some of the most popular “breakfast bars” – you can’t even pronounce half the ingredients!!! They’re essentially glorified candy bars! Needless to say, Shakeology quickly became my “duh” meal. Life just doesn’t make sense without it!!! With my busy schedule I need something that I can depend on every single day. Shakeology is a full meal replacement shake (NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE!) and it takes about 60 seconds to make and includes all the dense nutrition of several servings of salad all in about 150 calories per glass! The energy it gives me is insane and so important to help me get through each day!!!

 ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR???

Do you feel as though you are living the life I mentioned above? Or can you relate to at least one aspect? Are you stuck in a spot where you WANT to be healthier but you can’t seem to figure out how you can possibly fit one more thing in your day?

Here are a few tips for you to get started, stay on track, and/or reach your own goals:

  1.  Start today, NOW! Like RIGHT NOW!!!! Don’t wait until Thanksgiving or after Christmas or once the New Year begins…START NOW!  Why? Why not??!! Like I said in my Healthy Holiday Goals post a few days ago – you can start now or you can wait and see if you fall into that average “7-10 pound” weight gain most people experience during this season. Its your choice. But do me a favor – and consider: Can you imagine how you’ll FEEL if you decide to commit today??? Imagine how your clothes will fit…imagine how you’ll carry yourself…imagine how you’ll FEEL. Then let me know if you’re ready!

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  1.  Start small – make a list of what you need to change and start making little changes each week. I’m not saying you have to jump right and start working out 7/days a week eating only 100% clean foods, etc… But start making small changes. Become aware of the ingredients in the foods you’re putting into your body. Chances are if you can’t read the label or pronounce the word you probably shouldn’t be eating it! Give yourself a self evaluation on your exercise, nutrition and water in take – what needs the most attention? Make a new goal/positive change each week. For example, your first step may be to rid your house of all the “bad/unhealthy” foods, next you may need to start getting 30 minutes of exercise at least 3x a week, then increase your water intake and/or decrease/eliminate soda or any other sugary drink you consume. And yes – this counts diet soda too! As you continue to make these changes, add in something new until you’ve transformed your LIFESTYLE.
  1.  If you can’t control the sweets – keep them out of the house. Ok – this is where I struggle the most. My daughter and I LOVE to bake.
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    My little man LOVES mommy’s shake!

    My son naps, we bake. Its just our “thing”. Its fun and we get a yummy treat out of it! But let’s be honest – no one needs dessert everyday! Besides – it certainly doesn’t do anything to benefit our kids! We’ve been able to shift gears and start doing art crafts during naps and when she REALLY wants to bake I try to take a healthy spin on it like my sweet potato brownies. And if we are going to splurge and make some chocolate chip cookies I will do it on a day when we can take them somewhere and share them so one cookie doesn’t turn into a lunch filled with cookies for her or me! Then they’re gone and we can all focus again!!!

  1.  If you struggle with finding the time in your day to make healthy meals then replace 1 meal a day with shakeology.  Why??? I’ll ask you this way – WHY NOT??? There is nothing else out there even comparable! I know I said it once but I’ll say it again – SHAKEOLOGY is NOT A PROTEIN SHAKE like a lot of people think. Shakeology is a full meal replacement with the right carb to protein ratio to fuel your body and keep you full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  It has the fast burning carbohydrates with the slower burning protein to keep you satisfied.  The one aspect that sets this meal replacement drink apart from anything else out there is that it is loaded with all natural ingredients, not processed ingredients, that are going to meet your daily requirements for vitamins and nutrients. Maegan Blinka, healthy snack, meal replacement shake,  healthy meal replacement on the go, Shakeology, Shakeology cheesecake, vanilla shakeology, Shakeology recipes, clean eating, clean snacks, breakfast on the go, meal replacement Most people notice an increase in energy levels as it provides the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs! Your cravings for sweets are also decreased which is typically caused by a vitamin deficiency and that you will no longer experience. I do want to make something clear – it is not a weight loss shake – although it is clinically proven to AID in weightloss. It’s a nutritious meal replacement shake that will help you lose weight naturally. I drink it Every. Single. Day. And with all the benefits I can see and feel, I’ll take this $4 meal over any other option out there! I’m not going to pretend like it’s not an investment-because it is. It is an investment in your health-and-you should invest in your health because when you feel better you are more confident, healthier and happier! Plus the convenience aspect of being able to grab – shake – and go – can’t be beat! There’s no drive-through for this busy mama!!! Food is your fuel for your body – FUEL your body RIGHT!
  1. JOIN A CHALLENGE GROUP! There’s Power in numbers my friends!!! There’s other options out there besides Beachbody – but no other company combines it all for you. The Fitness you get from the top of the line workout programs with some of the best trainers, the Nutrition from Shakeology combined with the nutrition guide that will come with your DVD workout program and the SUPPORT of a challenge group. Surround yourself with people with similar goals, similar likes and similar desires and you will see you pushing each other further and further along!  Join my next challenge group and I promise you – I will help YOU reach YOUR goals! Fill out the application below for a spot!!

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Kit Kat Shakeology

Ok, ok, so we are dealing with something in my house that few women experience – my hubby cannot gain weight!? Only problems a man can have, right?! He actually recently started the Body Beast program after 2 rounds of P90 X and the additional workouts are really increasing his metabolism – he’s literally hungry ALL the time!

So while he’s trying to gain weight (healthily) and I’m trying to maintain we’ve been searching for ways to enjoy similar foods but while adding a bit more into his plate!

This Kit Kat Shakeology has been a daily occurrence for about 5 days running now but I make it two totally different ways. His is with almond milk—>mine is with water. He uses 2 TBS of all natural PB—-> I use 1 TBS of PB2. He uses 1/2 a banana —> I occassionally add in 1/4 of a banana- and with these little changes his comes in around 650 calories and mine is under 300 calories. We get the both of best worlds! One amazing shake that can be both a high calorie meal replacement shake, a low calorie meal replacement shake or something in between!

Let me know if you give it a try – we both love it!!!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1-2 TBS All natural PB or PB2
  • 10 oz of liquid – almond milk and/or combination water (milk will make it more creamy)
  • 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 rice cake
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup ice

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Add all ingredients to the blender. Crush ice for about 10 seconds and blend until smooth consistency.

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!

 

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Black and White No-Bakes

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So I made the nutty shakeology no bakes a while ago and thought they were a great alternative to regular cookies. I took them to a family reunion and people were amazed to see that they were all natural “healthy” cookies. So when my mom asked me what I wanted for my birthday I quickly responded with the no bake cookies! I’ll admit – my mom got to my house late in the evening and I quickly ate 4 cookies. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were – so much better than mine!!! I thought it was just because my mom made them but nope – she did something differently – she melted the PB and honey first and she did half chocolate and half vanilla shakeo – and oooooooo what a difference!!! I’m not sure if its a good thing yet or bad thing because I cannot stop eating them but I feel obligated to share!

I was even able to return the favor and as my mom prepped for her first marathon this past weekend I asked her what I could provide to help her – and of course she wanted the no bakes!!! I was happy to hear these little bites help provide her energy as she powered through her 26.2 miles! I still don’t think they were as good as my moms…but they did the trick!

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Black and White Shakeology No Bakes

(Makes 30-32 servings, 1 Cookie each)

Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 10 min

Cooking time: 5 min

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • MELT PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY IN A MEDIUM SAUCEPAN.
  • AND SHAKEOLOGY  THEN OATS AND MIX WELL WITH A RUBBER SPATULA OR WOODEN SPOON.
  • SCOOP MIXTURE INTO 1-INCH SIZE BALLS (I FOUND THE PAMPERED CHEF SMALL COOKIE SCOOP TO BE A HUGE TIME SAVER HERE).
  • FLATTEN EACH BALL SLIGHTLY SO THAT IT IS SHAPED LIKE A TRADITIONAL COOKIE. AND THAT’S IT!
  • ENJOY 🙂
Optional: Roll cookie in crushed nuts, whole-grain graham cracker crumbs, or unsweetened coconut flakes
My advice – keep these in the freezer! This way you have to pull them out and let them sit for a few minutes before eating. It may help reduce eating them all at once!!!

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!

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Homemade Reese Cups

Ok..ok…ok…so I workout daily…

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AND I strive to eat as clean as possible…I eat less CRAP:

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But you know what?!?! I absolutely LOVE chocolate. And I LOVE peanut butter. And oh my put them together and WATCH OUT!

Thing is…I also like to be fit and healthy. When I eat clean I feel good. And when I feel good I am more confident. When I am confident I am happier all around so…how do I manage to stay on track?! I sweat daily and absolutely love finding ways to satisfy MY sweet tooth cravings and not undoing all the hard work I put in!

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As my hubby and I sat around Saturday night we were looking for a sweet treat. Something new, something different, and preferably something that combines chocolate and peanut butter!! So many of the recipes we found were loaded with sugar and that’s just not our style!

Kyle came across this recipe and I knew we had to give it a try.

Inside Out Shakeology Peanut Butter Cups:

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(makes 2 servings)

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 tsp Chocolate Shakeology
  • 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 2 TBS PB2
  • 2 TBS water

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

1. Combine oil and PB2 in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

2. Combine Shakeology and water in a small bowl; mix until it has a pudding like consistency. Set aside

3. Coat two foil muffin liners evenly with half of the peanut butter mixture. Top evenly with Shakeology mixture

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4. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm

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Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 64

Total Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Protein: 3g

Recipe obtained from http://www.shakeology.com

My personal take on these: They don't "taste" like a traditional, artificial ingredient filled candy bar...but they are delicious! You can definitely taste a int of coconut from the oil and I think they would be more peanut buttery if you used all natural peanut butter rather than PB2...however for a 64 calorie treat, these can't be beat!

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!

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Caramel PB Chocolate Cheesecake Shakeo

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I’ve set a little challenge for myself – no milk or banana in my daily shakeo for two weeks! And no more greek yogurt! Why??? Well I used to be good with sticking to 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 of a banana…but that 1/2 cup has been creeping its way up there…and the 1/4 of a banana has been more like a 1/2 and although I know these are both “healthy” foods…I feel best when I avoid all milk and I feel less bloated when I pass on the banana. Same goes with the yogurt…plus with blueberries out of season I’m struggling to find that perfect combo! With these little changes I decided to come up with a new shakeo recipe to fill the void:

Caramel PB Chocolate Cheesecake Shakeology

WHAT YOU NEED:

12 ounces of water

1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology

1 TBS Fat free/sugar free cheesecake pudding mix

1 TBS PB2

1 tsp caramel extract

Lots of ice!!!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Blend until you reach the consistency you like! I prefer to “crush ice” first followed by “blend” for about 30 seconds. Like most of my shakeos – I eat it with a spoon! Perfect post-workout breakfast!!! All this an clocking in at about 200 calories – I’ll take it!!!

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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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