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Chocolate Shakeology Pudding Recipe

I have had quite a few people suggest the Chocolate Shakeology Pudding Recipe to me and I just hadn’t taken the time to try it. I don’t think I was necessarily afraid of it, I just get lazy sometimes and don’t feel like trying something new.

I needed a little sweat treat tonight so I decided to whip it up. There are just some days that no matter how healthy I eat that the cravings still strike.  I don’t want to completely deprive myself but I also don’t want to feed the sugar demons because it is a slippery slope.

This is hands down one of the easiest and yummiest treats that keeps me on track with my nutrition and fitness goals. I am definitely someone who loves chocolate, but I also love the definition in my body from eating healthy and clean.  I also love that I can have something that is rich and creamy but also is healthy at the same time!  Honestly, why wouldn’t you want the best of both worlds.

If you have never tried Shakeology but are curious about how it could benefit you then contact me and I can always give you the scoop!  You can decide for yourself if you feel it is worth the investment!  

If you want to give Shakeology a try, please contact me to purchase!  Then I can explain the best options to get you the most bang for your buck! 

NOTE:  I did add extra almond milk because at first it wouldn’t blend in my blender.  I used a whole banana that I had frozen and you could easily top with berries or coconut or mix in some almond butter.

Sizzling Summer Bean Salsa Recipe

This Sizzling Bean Salsa Recipe is great appetizer that you can serve with chips or  scoop on your plate as a side dish!!

My weekend has been just crazy busy with birthday parties and graduation parties!  I wanted something to take to these parties that would be refreshing but could still maintain my clean eating.  I find that parties offer NO nutritional value at all! So instead of throwing up my hands and eating whatever is served and feeling like crap afterwards because my body doesn’t like the food, I bring my own!  I have learned to bring an appetizer I can eat or eat before I go!!

Thank you Jordan for introducing this to me!  I could eat the entire thing in one sitting!

Breakfast Smoothie

Want a quick breakfast that provides tons of nutrients, energy, protein and actually tastes good?  This smoothie is for you!  I have really taken smoothies under my wing in a pinch. When I need something that is chocked full of nutrients but doesn’t require me to cook a full meal then this is my go to!  Smoothies are filling and really tasty!  You would be surprised that this combination is very sweet!!!

Layered Hummus Dip

This layered hummus dip is festive as well as healthy.  As the holidays are quickly approaching you and I both know that you cannot become a hermit in your house avoiding all holiday parties because you are afraid of what is going to be served.  Just because you are changing over to a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself of all the things that you love and look forward to.  What you do need to do is pick and choose what is most important and then keep on track the rest of the time.  You can absolutely have your cake and eat it too!  It just takes some thought and practice.

So over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing with you some of my absolute favorite recipes to serve at a get together or take to a party!  I hope this makes your holiday parties a little healthier.

What I tend to do is take something that I can eat so that I can load up on my stuff and I know I have a healthy option!  SNEAKY SNEAKY!!!

 

Quinoa Power Cereal

As I flipped through the Les Mills Pump nutrition guide looking for some new recipes to try I came across this tasty Quinoa Power Cereal as breakfast option.  If you don’t know anything about quinoa I will give you the scoop.  It is a type of grain, but it is very high in protein.  Cooked similar to rice, it has more of a chewier texture.  Quinoa has a slight nutty flavor and totally satisfies my need for something crunchy like cereal.  Such a great way to make sure that you are getting in enough protein during the day and giving yourself complete meals!   Stay full longer and are left satisfied instead of hungry!  Give it a try!!!

Egg White Muffins

Last week as I was talking to some of my challengers we discussed these egg white muffins!  Seriously, what a genious idea!  Why didn’t I think of it sooner!  I’m always in search of quick easy snacks and meal ideas!  The fact that you can make these ahead of time, pop them in the fridge and grab and go for the rest of the week just makes perfect sense!  The other bonus is that if you have kids you can easily give these to them on the way to the bus stop or in the car!!  It’s a no brainer way to sneak in proper nutrition without anyone having to know!!!

The awesome thing is that you can throw in virtually any veggie or spice you want to get the taste you desire!!

This is a versatile meal that can be eaten on the go or at home, for breakfast, a snack lunch dinner, or before bed!

Quick Protein Packed Berry Smoothie

So many people ask me, “What is a quick to go meal to stave off my hunger and possible binge eating?”  I love berry smoothies! So, why not make a Quick Protein-packed Berry Smoothie!  So, using a good quality protein powder (I use protein powder from Healthy Performance)  and a few ingredients you can create a powerful nutrient rich and protein packed smoothie to keep you satisfied and healthy.

I always fall back on this recipe when I’m either in a hurry or don’t know what to eat!

 

Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

My husband is a clean eater right along with me and he must of been scrolling through Facebook and this clean eating cookie dough greek yogurt recipe came up.  He was in the kitchen whipping something up and asked me if I wanted to try it!  So of course I’m always up for a snack I said yes!!!

Anything with yogurt, peanut butter and chocolate I am game! It is called clean eating cookie dough yogurt!!!  AMAZING!!! Now I would’t put this on the menu for every night as a snack but this is a perfect treat to replace your bowl of ice cream or the blizzard.  Let me know when you try it and what you think!!

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin is a great Thanksgiving tradition.  So this year I am going to make this fabulous pumpkin hummus along with food should taste good chips, and baked pita chips.

Shakeology Protein Bars

I have a very hard time finding protein bars that are not loaded with artificial flavors and ingredients not to mention the large amounts of sugars and sugar substitutes. I am trying out a new recipe today that includes my all time favorite meal, Shakeology! So not only can I have a sweet snack but it has over 70 super foods in it as well. Nutrient dense and delicious, you have to try this!!!

Shakeology Chocolate

OMG OMG OMG!!!!  I think I just died and went to heaven!  I have the biggest sweet tooth ever! I think I finally found my fix! I am doing my best to cut out sugar because it is so stinkin addictive and the more I eat the more I crave it!

I am also following the 21 Day Fix Extreme workout plan and for 21 days there are no cheats or treats. But the cool part is that I have found healthy foods I can make feel like a treat!  This is one of them!

Shakeology chocolate! I will be honest, you can add this to the list of the things I am skeptical of! As I was mixing it up in the kitchen both my in laws and husband was rolling his eyes at me.

1 spoon of coconut oil is a good fat and 1 shakeology serving is 1 red. So I counted it as a red and as a spoon. If you want to double or triple feel free!  you can also add in some peanut butter, PB2 or other nuts to give it some variety!  ohhh as I am typing this I am thinking about adding in some slivered almonds!!!!! EEK!! This is so exciting.

Blondie Cookies

Blondies anyone?!?!?!

Seriously I think I have died and gone to heaven. Don’t let the ingredients fool you because these bad boys really do taste good! I mean not just a little good but amazingly good!!  You have to try them!

They are vegan and gluten free but you don’t have to be either of those in order to make these. I classify these as the perfect sweet treat when that craving hits! Or if you are like me, you make them, you serve them and you TELL NO ONE that they are healthy and then wait to see what people say! I bet they love them and then ask for the recipe! Then at that point, I don’t shout omg they are healthy!!  I say here you go, hand over the recipe and watch their expression!!! PRICELESS!!!!