Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gingerbread cookies–but better!

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I always feel guilty eating ginger bread cookies because I eat the heads off first or maybe the arms. Then they are headless or armless little men. I feel bad for them, but then they are a cookie that is their duty in life – to get bitten. Ha!

But what if I could make a gingerbread cookie smoothie that didn’t involve eating a head or an arm? I would love that! No guilt on either part!

Well I will do just that. Tada! Gingerbread Man Shakeology!

Go forth and MAKE!

gingerbread shakeology

You will need:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend
  3. Drink!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 29, 2014

How about some apple pie with that….

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Fall shake line up.

UP NEXT…..

Apple Pie.

This is so good y’all! I wasn’t sure I’d like it because it has applesauce in it but I was so wrong! Not a big applesauce fan. It’s a texture thing.

I bet even better next time if I use applesauce with cinnamon in it that it would be killa illa illa!!

apple pie

Ok. Simple. Simple

You need the following:

  • 1 scoop or packet of vanilla shakeology
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk ( I do use vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweet applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Ice

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Pour.
  4. Sip slowly thru a straw. Preferably your favorite straw!

Happy Monday y’all!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shakeology for Fall Y’all

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In honor of the first official day of Fall how about we get things kicked off right!

You better believe it when I say -

Fall is my favorite time of year! The smells, the crisp air, the colors, the foods, the pies, the football ~ everything!

Since introducing shakeology to my nutrition, I’ve fallen more and more fond of it and I cannot wait to try some of these recipes for my favorite time of year! They have all the right ingredients to keep me away from the pie table but fill that craving! Plus I get the added bonus of doing something so nutritious for my body it’s got to be illegal! Shakeology alone is truly the superest superfood on the Planet by far! Is superest even a word?? Oh well…. it is today SmileSmile

Yep, everything from pumpkin pie to candy canes! Each week I will share my favorite finds. So to my current and future shakeology fans, I hope you fall in love with them just as much as I already have!

You can create you own too. If you have a knack for making recipes, share one of your ideas here! Sharing is caring yo! Smile

For all you (and me) everything Pumpkin lovers, lets start off with a Pumpkin Pie Shakeology. Now this one you can do with either Chocolate or Vanilla. Either flavor will work.

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See – looks good right!

You will need the following:

  • 1/2 cup of Almond Milk (I looove Vanilla)
  • 1 Scoop or packet of Chocolate or Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 1 TSP pupmkin pie spice
  • 8 oz ice

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender. (I have an old school blender so ANY blender will work, I promise)
  2. BLEND!
  3. DRINK!

Find your happy place and enjoy the day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Progress–is it a dirty word?

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I know progress is an odd topic since this is a food blog but I do have a new adventure in my life that isn’t going anywhere either.

I’ve loved my newly found discovery of taking regular recipes and making them healthy. I get to eat good but better :-) and y’all know how I love to eat. I also love a good workout. Maybe workout is the dirty word and not progress…….

No one wants to do workouts. I get it. They are hard. They take up time and effort that could be used enjoying that bag of oreos sitting over there that keep calling my name (Put a pipe in it brownie!). I’ve fought the struggle. I live the life. I give up more often than not.

I also regret every single time I give up. I always go back to the thought of what if I’d never quit – my abs would be so killer right now! My thighs wouldn’t jiggle right now! Those oreos wouldn’t stand a chance right now!

I’ve realized that as many times as I’ve given up, I’ve also started again. You see, I don’t think the problem is giving up, I think its in never getting back up again. Let’s be real. Life happens – sometimes more days than others but if I’m participating in my own life more times than not, it will begin to show off. It will begin to show up.

Looking and feeling great is not like instant coffee. We don’t get to pour, stir, sip, satisfy in this game of life. We have to invest our own time into what we really want. We have to let it brew. We have to let it simmer sometimes. Meaning – Let the work take its course. Let the progress reveal itself to you. Don’t give up when you get board or impatient.

Since April, I’ve had to start and stop a dozen times. But then I go to look in the mirror this past week and I see definition. I see muscle. I see progress!

We are all capable of the same progression. We are all capable of achieving the same goal. We all have that same love for ourselves within us. It just takes a little more digging for some rather than others.

I know it is a bit cliché but when you take time to work on you, others feed off of your new found energy or ora. You begin to put things in perspective, even if some of this time is spent in meditation or just a quiet place to let yourself evolve in that moment. Be present in the situation you are in. Don’t check out. Don’t give up on you. You are the most important person in the world to a lot of people. Show up, be there and be the best that you can be.

Work on living the best life you can. Learn to be complete in mind, body and soul.

If you are needing someone to help hold you accountable, count on me. Follow me on instagram. Heck follow me on facebook or find someone in your circle that will help push you to that next level of greatness, someone that gives you that source of power and commitment.

~ Live a beautiful life everyday ~