Thursday, April 20, 2017

Unicorn Shakeology

Ok, so you may have seen the huge talk on the Unicorn Starbucks drink that people are going crazy over right? Well, I will def say a cheat meal is ok, but people are truly addicted to Starbucks and not always in a good way. The taste may be great for people, it may give them energy, but what about the nutrition? So many of these people will complain and talk about how they are unhealthy, out of shape, and unhappy, but yet, they continue to make choices to drink drinks such as this full of calories, carbs, sugar, and artificial sweeteners and flavors!

So as a fitness coach, my job is to help people find the healthy alternatives so you can still enjoy your food and drinks, but removing the crap that does not help you get closer to your goals, and add in dense nutrition and superfoods and will not leave you feeling guilty!!

So here it is!!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla Shakeology
  • 1/2 scoop strawberry Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries and raspberries
  • 1 tsp natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 squirt sugar free whipped cream
  • 1 tsp sprinkles

Directions:

  1. With a blender cup, add 4 ice cubes and 4 oz water.
  2. Add 1/2 scoop Vanilla Shakeology.
  3. Add 1 tsp natural peanut butter.
  4. Blend… and set aside in a cup.
  5. Rinse cup and add another 4 ounces water and 4 ice cubes.
  6. Add Strawberry Shakeology and 1/2 cup fresh berries.
  7. Blend….
  8. In a separate cup, add both strawberry and vanilla to one cup, one at a time to separate the colors.
  9. Top off with Whipped cream and sprinkles!
  10. ENJOY!!!!!!

So lets compare really quick…  because this makes a HUGEEEEE difference with the nutrition facts, but also the nutrients that your getting!

Starbucks Unicorn Treat:

  • 450 Calories
  • 80 Carbohydrates
  • 12 grams fat
  • 76 grams sugar

And then we have…

Unicorn Shakeology Treat: FYI… this is a full meal replacement!

  • 290 calories
  • 40 carbs
  • 10 grams fat
  • 14 grams sugar

We can also mention here that Shakeology is full of pre and pro-biotics to help support digestive health and regularity, antioxidants to help fight free radicals and support immune health, superfoods and phytonutrients to support health and vitality, and a great protein blend to help build lean muscle and reduce cravings!

I don’t think Starbucks can beat that one!!

So, when you are feeling like you want to dive into something not-so-healthy, think of how you can make it healthy so you stay on track with your goals and health!

If you are wanting more nutrition tips, healthy recipes, daily support and motivation to help you reach your fitness goals, please fill out the application below for a spot in my next fitness challenge group held online where I can mentor you daily! Spaces are limited!

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Chocolate Shakeology Oatmeal Bars

As I am on a mission for my figure competition body/bikini body for the summer, I am taking away any unhealthy temptations I have and replacing them with something that tastes the same, but better nutrition that will help me get closer to my goals (minus my one cheat meal a week)! 

I love chocolate and peanut butter, Im not going to lie!! I could probably live off of those (and cheese) if I could! So its all about finding healthy alternatives while staying on track right?!?! 

One meal I get in every day is my Shakeology.  Whether you have heard of it or not, I’m going to give you an idea of how awesome it is!! A meal replacement with over 70 natural ingredients and superfoods, to help curb my cravings by fueling my body with what it really needs! It also has helped with my energy levels—> Yes, when you intake all these NATURAL ingredients, you will notice a difference in how you feel throughout your day!

Whats really cool about this is it has so many more benefits to your health (click on my link above or below to get more info), but also you can do so much more than just shakes!! The point of Shakeology is to make it easy, convenient, but healthy for you so your giving your body what it needs without hassle of cooking up a million veggies, strange fruits and superfoods that you pay a crazy ton of money in other countries (or the supplements at GNC). Now you can also make desserts, snacks, and more so keep you going throughout the day, but also helping you from falling into those unhealthy temptations of sweet treats!  

Here is a perfect snack/treat you can make for yourself to help you stay on track but satisfy those cravings too:

Chocolate Shakeology Oatmeal Bars
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Ingredients:

  • 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology (or Vegan Chocolate)
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 dash of ground cinnamon (I dashed two or three time :x)
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (I like JIF or skippy so doesn’t have all that oil on the top!)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • nonstick cooking spray
Directions:
  • Combine Shakeology, oats, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract; mix well. I usually mix with my hands to make sure that everything is combined.
  • Place in an 8×8 in pan, and coat it slightly with the nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and press down to flatten into pan.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours, then cut into 12 bars.
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