I am 2 weeks into Chalean Extreme and I must say that I am in LOVE! I have loved each of the different Beachbody programs that I have done all differently but this one just makes me feel like superwoman each morning!
I love that Chalene teaches you HOW to lift weights and heavy weights! She explains to you that it is ok to lift until failure and you won’t become big and bulky! This is exactly what I need! Lean muscle because right now I have lost the fat but I am left with my former twiggy self! (LOL) I have very skinny and long arms and legs! So in order to grow muscle you must also feed your muscle good food!
Here is a great recipe that I have found to help me stay clean in my eating but get the vitamins and nutrients my body needs to stay strong!
2 oz chicken breast, cut into strips
3 to 4 large shrimp, whole, cleaned, and tail removed
1/4 cup water chestnuts, sliced
2 tbsp slivered almonds
2 tbsp green onions, sliced
1 tbsp minced ginger root
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cups watercress, remove bottom 2 in
1 cup spinach, cleaned leaves
1/2 cup bean sprouts
2 tsp sesame oil
nonstick cooking spray
Heat a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat.
Add the green onions, garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Then add the shrimp and chicken and stir fry for about 3 to 4 minutes, until the chicken and shrimp are almost done.
Add the lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce, almonds, and water chestnuts and bring to a simmer.
Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until chicken and shrimp are fully cooked. Remove mixture from pan, and add sesame oil to pan and heat over medium high heat; add the watercress, spinach, and bean sprouts and saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
Serve the stir-fr over the Asian greens.
Tip: I didn’t have watercress so I actually prepared some brown rice and had the stir fry over 1/2 cup brown rice! I also added edamame to my stir fry for an extra boost of veggies and protein! My whole family loved it!!!