21 Day Fix – Pumpkin Pie Shakeology

Is a Pumpkin Spice Latte 21 Day Fix approved??

Pumpkin Pie Shakeology is!!

Pumpkin pie shakeology

Pumpkin pie shakeology

21 Day Fix – Pumpkin Pie Shakeology

  • 3/4 c. milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I only had cinnamon so that’s all I used and it was fantastic)
  • Ice cubes, 1 cup or equivalent
  • Blend everything together in a high speed blender. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Pumpkin pie shakeology

Pumpkin pie shakeology – In 1/2 c. of pumpkin puree there 280% Vitamin A

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Chile Mocha Shakeology

Chili Mocha Shakeology

Chili Mocha Shakeology – Healthier than Starbucks

I found this Chili Mocha Shakeology recipe and, with one packet left of Cafe Latte Shakeology, knew I had to try it. I’ve seen a similar mocha recipe at Starbucks but have never ordered it. The coffee and cocoa with a little kick has always intrigued me. This is the healthy version. (In the edited video, I cut my head off a little – oops!  😉

So, here goes!

Chile Mocha Shakeology Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
1 scoop Café Latte Shakeology
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ancho chili powder (or chili powder)

Preparation:
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

 

Sweet & Tart Shakeology

Sweet & Tart – Melt my Heart

I love the combination of sweet and tart flavors in this smoothie. Sweet, dark cherries and bright tart cherries have many health benefits (see below the photo).

Sweet & Tart Shakeology

Sweet & Tart Shakeology

Health benefits of cherries

  • Helps you get a better nights sleep
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Helps reduce post-workout muscle soreness
  • Fights inflammation linked to arthritis

Ingredients:

Blend & Enjoy!

Dark, sweet cherries and bright, tart cherries

Dark, sweet cherries and bright, tart cherries

What is a challenge pack?

22 minute Hard Corps challenge pack

22 minute Hard Corps challenge pack

A beachbody challenge pack is your first step towards health and nutrition success. This is how I was first introduced to the beachbody workouts and shakeology and a year and a half later, I’m still hooked! Plus, I lost 5 lbs when I started and it has stayed off, even periods of time where I didn’t work out but kept drinking Shakeology.

A challenge pack includes:

  • Your first 30 days of the superfood meal replacement Shakeology
  • Workout program such as 21 Day Fix, the Master’s Hammer and Chisel, p90X, Insanity, Turbofire, Chalean Extreme, the new Hard Corps program – lots of options to find one that is perfect for you. Just send me a note if you have questions.
  • One thing to know is that ordering through a coach, like me:) will usually mean you’re getting one additional free DVD. For instance, with the new Master’s Hammer and Chisel program, when ordering through a coach you get an additional cardio DVD free.
  • Most of the programs are available as streaming as well as the DVDs. So, once you order, you don’t have to wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail but you can start right away via streaming – BeachBody On Demand.
  • If you’re already using Shakeology, some challenge packs offer the option of the Performance Challenge Pack which includes: Beachbody Performance Energize Pre–Workout supplement and Beachbody Performance Recover Post-Workout supplement.

 

  • 30 days of group accountability to keep you on track!
  • 1:1 support
  • Daily check-ins
  • Tips & ideas to help you on your journey

Send me a message if you’re curious about joining a group or wondering which fitness program might work best for you! Be sure to make me your coach when you use the links below so that you can join the group!

Challenge packs

Cafe Latte Shakeology – AAAAAAHmazing

This recipe uses the new Cafe Latte Shakeology and is so good! I tried some of the recipes that were recommended, but they weren’t quite what I was looking for. This recipe incorporates chilled coffee, almond milk, cinnamon and almond extract – YUM!

This recipe uses the new Cafe Latte Shakeology and is so good! I tried some of the recipes that were recommended, but they weren’t quite what I was looking for. This recipe incorporates chilled coffee, almond milk, cinnamon and almond extract – YUM!

What’s a coffee lover to do? Cafe Latte recipes abound! So, I took my favorites and made this combination:

Cinnamon Almond Coffee Latte Shakeology

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1 scoop Café Latte Shakeology
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. pure almond extract
1 cup ice – I only used 3 large cubes, which was perfect for me

For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Feel free to use any kind of milk or milk substitute (almond, rice, or coconut milk)—the more milk, the creamier it gets! Enjoy!

Rich and delightful, low-sugar chocolate breakfast bars

21 Day fix approved chocolate bars made with Shakeology!

21 Day fix approved chocolate bars made with Shakeology!

Wow, I just tried this recipe last weekend. I admit, I looked at the ingredients and thought, What’s so great about this recipe? Low-sugar chocolate breakfast bars? Seriously?! But for those of you on the 21 Day Fix program, these are so approved.

2 cups oats (quick & old-fashioned)
1/2 c. walnuts (chopped)
4 scoops of shakeology (chocolate, for sure)
1 c. almond milk (unsweetened silly – don’t sneak any sugar in!)
1/2 c. peanut butter

They are my #newfavorite! So yummy – I enjoy them with black coffee, so there’s no guilt.

How-to?
Mix the dry ingredients. Then add the sticky stuff and VOILA!
Press them into a square pan (prepped with non-stick spray)
Refrigerate. Cut into bars and enjoy. In moderation. Which may be hard to do.

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Beet juice smoothie

Beet juice in my smoothie recipe?!

Lately, I’ve been adding beet juice to my smoothies. They typically consist of 1 cup of berries, a handful of spinach, 1 cup of water and 1 scoop of superfood powder (I use Shakeology). When I substitute 1/2 c of beet juice and 1/2 cup of water for the full cup of water, I find that it adds an extra dimension to my smoothie.

I planted a few beets in my garden this year and I love them so I was curious about why they’re so healthy. I want to share with you what I’ve found.

Beet juice smoothie

Shakeology smoothie with berries & beet juice

Beets have lots of antioxidants. I’ve read that they have more antioxidants than tomatoes or carrots. While they have a lovely, sweet taste – it’s said they have a very low impact on blood sugar – so no spikes!

So far, I’ve purchased beet juice rather than juicing it myself. If you’re juicing your own beets, be sure to keep the beet greens. I often use them in smoothies in place of spinach. They are super nutritious – ranked one of the world’s healthiest foods. They have 15% RDA of iron, plus calcium and magnesium as well as Vitamin A (220%), Vitamin K and even Vitamin C.

For the beets themselves, I simply roast them at 400 degrees with a little olive oil – oh, for about 40 minutes or so. And that’s it! If there are any leftovers, I add them to a spinach salad with blue cheese and walnuts.

The beet vegetable, the root itself, is full of a phytonutrient called betalains. cancer-fighting compounds. As I continue to blog about healthy, natural food please check back. Send me any comments about what whole food nutrients you would like to learn about!