Hey everyone!!! So I am so stuck on my chocolate Shakeology every day, that I was forgetting how amazing the other ones are!!! I dug into my Strawberry VEGAN Shakeology and put a little twist to it!! One of my challengers in my challenge group actually said they had it and out of the 3 years I’ve been drinking it, I never had it before!!
So I can’t keep any secrets from you all and must share this awesome recipe!!!
Please leave your feedback in the comments below and let me know how you like it!!
Strawberry Lemonade Shakeology
1 packet of Strawberry Shakeology (you can use regular or tropical vegan)
1/2 cup fresh strawberries chopped
Ice (I use 8 oz)
3 oz water
1 lemon (squeeze entire lemon for the juice and put juice in blender)
3 ounces lemon juice (I use bottle lemon juice in addition to fresh lemon)
Blend all ingredients together in blender and enjoy!!
*To make thicker consistency, add more ice and less liquid, and to make thinner, add more liquid 🙂
**This recipe can be used on the 3 day refresh or Shakeology cleanse!
21 DAY FIX breakdown:
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Shakeology Boosts are add-ons to Shakeology (or any beverage of choice) that allow an individual to customize a shake for their own specific needs.
I must say, being the top 1% of the organization is pretty awesome sauce! I was so upset that I didnt pick these bad boys up when I had the chance at Summit, but thank goodness Beachbody sent them to me anyways! 🙂
What Boost options are available for purchase?
Each Boost option comes with 20 servings and is for sale as either a one-time or Home Direct order.
This unique formula is designed to deliver a wholesome boost of energy. The energy comes from 100 mg of natural caffeine from guarana and green
tea. This Boost also supports mental clarity, alertness, and focus.
INGREDIENTS HIGHLIGHT—> Its always important to know what you are putting in your body… Non- GMO, chemical FREE!!
Origin: South America
Guarana is an energizing plant that may help increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, as well as help increase concentration.
Origin: Asia and North America
For centuries, Chinese and Koreans have used this ancient herb to help promote vitality as well as mental clarity and memory.
Origin: Asia, Europe, and North America
This powerful adaptogen has traditionally been used to ease mental fatigue and enhance the body’s ability to cope with stress.
One of the four medicinal mushrooms included in this boost, lion’s mane has commonly been used to help support the immune system, and help improve cognitive functions.
Power Greens Boost contains veggies like cucumber, kale, and spinach to deliver a full serving of vegetables in each scoop. Plus, this potent Boost supports the body’s natural acid/alkaline balance.
Kale is a superfood packed with antioxidants, including 45 different flavonoids and carotenoids.
Origin: North America, Asia, and South America
This blue-green algae is high in protein, iron, B-vitamins, and a ton of chlorophyll.
Origin: Europe and South America
Chlorella is an algae with high levels of protein, amino acids, and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
Origin: North America, Europe, and Africa
This dark leafy green contains minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.
With a unique blend of 7 grams of both soluble AND insoluble fiber packed into every single scoop, this formula stands apart from typical fiber supplements that contain only soluble fiber. This powerful Boost helps support regularity and digestive health.
Origin: South America
Loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and minerals—these tiny seeds are also a great source of insoluble fiber.
Bursting with insoluble fiber and protein, flax is also one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) in the world!
Origin: Asia and Europe
Packed with insoluble fiber, this wholesome source of fiber helps maintain digestive system health and regularity.
Origin: Africa and Europe
Soluble fiber from psyllium as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
As I was extremely excited to give these a shot.. I needed to figure out how to make them so I can give you all an idea of how to use them and what they taste like!
My goal is to mix everything I can in my Shakeology so I get it all in one drink. But I did use the Energy Boost this morning just mixing it in water… The taste.. not bad at all.. Its like a light chocolate taste, but I will say it will be much easier and taste better just putting your scoop in your Shakeology! It definitely did its job with the energy! It got me going for the day without getting the jitters which was nice!
I also had the Digestive Health this afternoon post workout in my Shakeology. I did have to use a little extra liquid since it does thicken a little when mixing it. The taste was great! Tasted like my normal shake! 🙂
The Power Greens… well, its green! LOL! For people who like juicing, you will love it! Extra greens, extra nutrients.. we learn to eat for nutrition and fueling our body and not always for taste!
I mixed it with water and yea.. I don’t like juicing so I needed to add something to it. I added orange peach mango juice (3 ounces) and it was not bad at all!
*I recommend trying it a few different ways until you find what works for YOU! For me, I will be adding my Focused Energy and Digestive Health in my shake, and the Power Greens in with 3 ounces of juice in the afternoon!
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Oh my goodness was this business trip absolutely amazing!! I cannot be more blessed to have joined such an amazing company just 2.5 years ago and took a huge leap of faith into the unknown as a mother, wife, and nurse. As you will see through this post and recap of this event we just had, Beachbody totally spoils us and we have THE best team EVER!!
As we took our road trip down Tuesday, we had LOTS of fun.. stopping at stops and doing our little dance for the new upcoming release CIZE just to make our trip more memorable!
Getting started trying new foods!! Simply amazing! Quail all the way!
Love being able to relax and bond with my team before the big event starts!!
WED- Elite DAY!
Doing a little work in the morning before our day starts!! Loving be able to work from home… or anywhere for that matter!!
Starting the day with E&E to get our energy going… YUP! Every day thing! And of course and awesome breakfast for us!!
YIKES!!! HELP me!!
First thing was my first rehearsal… getting ready for the BIG day for me presenting for our Recipe to Success Training for the #1 team in the Company!
Fish Tacos for the first time!! Why did I wait so long to try these?!?!
Ok, this was NOT suppose to happen! We rented a car to come down, and of course…. its in a parking garage and still manages to get booted and ticketed?? Why is Nashville not like Pittsburgh and you pay when you leave?? They totally did not make it clear when you pay.. well at least it was hidden when we pulled in at midnight to park!! 🙁
So why NOT have a photo shoot while we waited for the boot to come off??!! HAHA love the back ground and looks of the ally!!
Before our Elite party, we had rehearsal to go on stage, and it was at the LP field where the Titans play!! Yes… let me just say… AMAZING!!
Then, I met up with my Elite Date!!! One of my amazing coaches who has rocked her business from day 1, Maegan Blinka!! Follow this momma on FB!!
A little Elite shopping before the party?? Ok a lot of shopping! INTERVENTION NEEDED!!
Our NEW PERFORMANCE LINE- Supplements to help with energy, recovery, and muscle repair!! OHHH YES!!!
Beachbody seriously gives the BEST gifts to their top coaches!! YAY for my first guitar!
Kaileigh and I rockin out with our new guitars!!
Love taking some selfies with the Trainers of Beachbody!
More Elite gifts?!! AHH love my company!
As I come back for the evening, I practiced my presentation and was STRESSING OUT!! BUT, my team was so supportive of me and made me laugh, made me do my presentation in front of them, and helped me so much! Then we put that selfie stick to use!! 😉
Nothing sums up our team more!! Love these girls!!
THURSDAY- DREAM TEAM “Recipe For Success Presentation” and Opening Day!!
One opportunity I was given was to speak at our Summit event with the #1 team in the company and give my recipe for how I got to where I am in my business today… I presented in front of 1500 people almost and that may be the scariest thing I have EVER done!! BUT… It was one of the most awesome things I have done considering my WORST fear is Public Speaking!
The presenters for the recipe for success! These girls are just amazing!! Some of the best people I can ever surround myself around! Thankful to have them in my life!! PS… the training was a SUCCESS for everyone!!
TEAM PIC!!! Had an awesome lunch with this team and got to know them… some for the very first time!! What an amazing experience!
Nothing like leaving the presentation to find ANOTHER boot on our rental car!! GAHH!! Seriously?? My time was up WHILE I was speaking at my event!
Im over the boots and fines!! Its much easier to take an UBER!
After 2 boots, this car went back to Enterprise and this momma got herself some plane tickets!!
No more stress!!
Opening Ceremony at LP Field!
This is just amazing!!
Another date for Elite with Sarah! Love bringing my coaches down for a sneak peek for them for next year! 🙂
Val and I!
One of my mentors Cim Carver from Corporate at Beachbody and one of my success partners Katy Ursta! These 2 have been such a huge part of my growth in my business!
Nice action shot! Seriously, I always have my mouth open loud… I guess that sums me up! #EXTROVERT!
Our CEO—> Thats how we roll!
Nothing better than seeing my own coaches up on that stage for recognition!! 🙂
Our upcoming new release in December!! OHHHH YES!!!!!!
Loved meeting some of our coaches from the south!!! Such amazing people!!
Having a little fun with Ashley, Erin, and Alisha!
Morning workout of course to start—> with our E&E! Pre workout drink to get us going.. exactly what we needed!!
I loved being able to take coaches with me for Elite seating in front for our general sessions!! Ashley is one of my coaches from St. Louis who I FINALLY met for the first time and we had some bonding time!!
Pose general session with the team!!
With some of my favorite people!!! I love that we don’t have to be on the same team to build such great friendships!!
This is my Diamond Coach Erin who obviously came with me to Summit, but brought her transformation pic to have Shaun T sign for her!!! He is SOOO proud!!!!! 75 lbs gone forever!!
I was so excited to meet my coaches Farrah and Bryan from Mississippi!! They are maybe the sweetest couple Ive ever met!!!
Let the date night begin!! Friday night, Date with Ashley for Success Club party!
Some of Forever FIT with Michael Neimand!
Saturday Morning workout- SUPER WORKOUT! We literally closed down Broadway and had 25,000 coaches doing a workout with the trainers Tony Horton, Sagi, Chalene Johnson, Autumn Calabrese, and Shaun T!
I think by looking at these pics you can tell we had one kick-butt workout!!!
Love our team!! We just make everything fun.. even a hardcore workout!! 🙂
Alisha Wright and I! Getting ready to workout!!
Saturday Night Celebration & Awards!
Put us together… we can get one good AB workout!!!
Saturday was announcing Top coach of the Year (my cuz) Melanie Mitro, the Beachbody Challenge Winners, & I also got to go on stage for Elite (top 1% of the Beachbody Organization)! Yup… pretty amazing huh?!
On jumbo screen!! WOOHOO!! 🙂
The evening was amazing overall… So much fun, so inspiring and unforgettable!!
Sunday- Getting ready to head home! Pack up & back to PA!
We of course couldn’t go without throwing on our new Beachbody Swag and doing a little photo shoot!!
Gangsta!! Sporting our 21 Day Fix, CIZE, & Body Beast hats!! YEA BUDDY!
Ran into a friend from high school who is also a coach that went to Summit! Pretty cool how people come back into your life after how many years!!
All in all, this trip was absolutely INCREDIBLE!! I cannot be thankful enough to have this opportunity placed in front of me right at the perfect timing in my life.. When I had my kids, and wanted to DREAM BIG, and build a life by design! Now that I took that leap of faith, I am creating my own destiny… I am my own BOSS, I make my own hours, and make a difference in peoples lives! I truly believe we were all made for something BIG in life!
If you have a Dream…. GO for it! Just take that leap of faith because you never know what amazing things will come out of it.. for you physically and financially!
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As I was finishing the Ultimate Reset Cleanse, I was craving some coconut for some reason! So I wanted to throw something together and came up with a healthy version of coconut shrimp!! Although it sounds healthy, when many people make it, it ends up being unhealthy with the additives they put on it… whether its butter, flour, and especially the sauce!! So I have this yummy recipe that is perfect for you family dinner, or even a dish for a party!
1 LB Cooked shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup whole wheat panko crumbs
1 pinch Himalayan salt
1 TSBP Coconut Flour
Non-stick pray ( I use EVOO spray)
Mix together the unsweetened coconut, panko crumbs, and salt.
Place the Coconut flour in a separate dish
Whisk an egg in a small bowl
Dip the shrimp in the flour, shaking off the extra, then dip the shrimp into egg, then into coconut panko mixture.
Place on foil and put on grill for approx 10 min or until golden brown on top. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes or until golden brown on top.
I love cooking now with Coconut Flour as it gives food a great taste, but has so many more health benefits than white flour itself!
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Prepping for Business Trip- Beachbody SUMMIT 2015 Nashville TN!
Ok, so I really love my job!! Who can say their job consists of working out, being healthy, motivating others, and traveling with friends and family?? I DO!!! Not always though.. As an ER nurse, I was working 12 hour shift… swing shifts, missing out on a lot of quality time with my boys because if I wasn’t working, I was catching up on sleep because my schedule was so off.
Now, I don’t have to worry about it! I make my own schedule, live life by design, and take every day as a blessing that God gave me!
So prep time for SUMMIT! This is our biggest training of the year with 25,000 coaches attending this year! Pretty amazing!! We hear from top coaches in the company, our amazing CEO of Beachbody, and lots of amazing success stories with both physical and financial freedom just because they gave Beachbody a chance and took that leap of faith!
Ok, so since I pretty much live in my workout clothes, this is MY time to live it up a little!! Dress up with my friends, go to parties, trainings, and I do get to go on stage in front of 25,000 coaches to be recognized 3 different times: For Elite (top 1% of the company), Success Club Legend (changing lives and helping people along their fitness journey), and for being a 9 star coach (have an amazing team that joined me on this amazing journey)!
Then on top of all that, I get to present on Thursday!! WHAT?!?!?! OMG Yes, ME! Kinda freakin out over here! On a good note, I am talking about what I’ve done myself to get to where I am today as a successful Beachbody coach! So… lets get it done! Time to prep! Mentally and physically! LOL
Nothing like a good Mani and Pedi to relax and allow yourself to get pampered! I don’t do this often trust me! I usually do it on my own, if at all!! Very low maintenance and like to do everything myself.. my own nails and box color on my hair…. BUT.. Time for another change!
Yup, I did it!! So I’ve always had long hair until last year when I cut it to support a very good friend of mine who was fighting Cancer.. which she won by the way! Doing this actually made me realize how UNIMPORTANT hair is!! Who cares if its long and wavy and full of beautiful curls! Short hair or no hair is just as awesome! It does NOT define WHO YOU ARE!!
I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but afraid of what I’ll look like.. then worried what people will think… Then the color.. YES, its purple highlights! Again.. afraid to do it because of what people will think…
Then I thought to myself… what do I always tell people.. WHO CARES what others think! If they are your true friend or care about you, they will accept you for who you are and love YOU for YOU!
If someone wants to talk about “I look unprofessional”, or ‘I’m a mom, why would I do that to my hair?”… Well, heres something for you… I am NOT on drugs, an alcoholic, or on house arrest.. I provide for my kids and family DAILY and give them the best life possible! I don’t think a hair color or cut will change my parenting or professionalism! If it does, good thing I work for a company who is ok with expressing who you are!! 🙂
Ok you can tell I’ve had things said to me haha!! Its ok, hates are everywhere, you will never please everyone, but all you can do is be unapologetic about who you are as a person and keep doing what YOU love and what makes YOU happy at the end of the day!!
Ok, so Im prepped and ready to rock for this week! Cannot wait to share my amazing trip with you all when I come back!!! 🙂
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Using a large blender, puree applesauce and banana until smooth.
Add eggs and blend for approximately 30 seconds.
Add remaining wet ingredients and mix.
Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Put mixture into a bowl and fold blueberries into batter mixture.
Add to muffin tin and bake for 17-20 minutes until golden brown.
Ok… tip.. NEVER bake these while on the Ultimate Reset! Its just a push to make you cheat lol!! 😛
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So I’m not gonna lie, I am SOOOO glad this Ultimate Reset is OVER!! I am not meant to be vegan.. I want my chicken and eggs back!! But I am SOOO glad I did it! I did this 2 years ago and lost 11 pounds, but also did’t have as much weight to lose.. After my Figure Competition, I had some major issues with my weight and retaining water and cramping constantly.
I went to the Ultimate reset because nothing else was helping me… Dr. Appt and the Doctor just saying, “your borderline obese”… “well your almost 30 and as you get older, you hold on to weight more…” UMMM or if you would have seen my 4 weeks ago I had an 8 pack and competed in a figure competition! GAH! So after getting told that and getting a prescription for Lasix (a diuretic for Congestive Heart Failure Patients and more), I decided to go on my own for help!
Thank goodness I listen to my own body and never picked up that prescription! As I took a leap of faith with the Ultimate Reset, it was EXACTLY what I needed to get back to my normal self.. Not competing weight and body, but my NORMAL weight and body!!
DAY 1 was difficult… SLEEPY, CRANKY, and UNSURE of what to expect!
Eggs, Kale and pin nuts, and 1 slice Ezekiel toast! YUMMO!!
I did pretty darn amazing my first week!! Food was amazing, since I could still have eggs and chicken and salmon! 😉
Oh, now I remember what I almost couldn’t handle about this Reset–> the Alkalinize! Lol! Fortunately, I got used to it by the 2nd day! 🙂 Not bad when you are eating for nutrients, not focused on the taste!
Week 2 Breakfast- never thought of mixing this together, but it was amazing! Oatmeal, Greek yogurt, fresh Blackberries and drizzle pure maple syrup on top!
Week 2 Meal prep!
Fruit plates, Pinto Beans and rice, Salads, and zucchini ….. Lots of food! trust me, you eat during this Program! NO starvation!!
This was by far my FAVORITE lunch! I will be definitely using this more!
Oh yea, hey Week 2, I have to drink this 3 times a day? Kinda looks like sewer water… thank goodness The Fiber Sweep tasted like lemon! Wasn’t bad at all!
Now I have this quote here because I had slight issues.. I ended up totally binging one night.. I let my emotions get the best of me 🙁
On another note, I didn’t gain everything back! I did gain 5 lbs but lost it quickly I was very bloated… I am telling you this because I have to be real and honest or Im not being honest with myself… No one said this was going to be easy, but if you fall off, DONT QUIT.. Get right back on track and continue moving forward!! I wanted to give up so many times, but I knew I wanted to get back to my happy place… feeling confident again. As a fitness coach, we do focus on our image.. its our career so we must be the best version of ourselves as possible!
OK I did have this fresh fruit plate for week 2 and 3… EVERY DAY!! Im kinda over fruit for now! Not going to lie!!
Love my Salads! So I always did cucumber and tomato and some days I added Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds! Of course with the Home made Greek Dressing!
Snack- Fresh Veggies n Hummus!
My dinner for the last 7 days of my Reset- Not bad but I need a change!
Im pretty proud of myself, the last week I came back strong! ok I did cheat and have a piece of chicken… and Shakeology.. Seriously, Im not meant to be Vegan I swear!! LOL!! But, on a good note, they were healthy cheats!! Now I know I wont gain the weight right back because I ate foods I normally eat! Ok.. so Day 21….
RESULTS ARE IN: Starting Measurements:
Weight Starting: 158.5
Arm R- 12
Arm L- 12
Waist- 31 1/2
Belly Button (largest part of belly)- 33
Thigh R- 22
Thigh L- 22
YAY for my bloating being gone, my cramping in my body is gone, and I am feeling ME again!!!! Again… so glad I did this!! Its not always about needing medication.. sometimes its just a little trial and error with more natural things to get yourself back on track!! 🙂
Now I am leaving this week for our SUMMIT training with Beachbody (our biggest training of the year), and I am prepping and packing HEALTHY!! There is NO reason why I cannot continue this and maintain what I have going! I will definitely be incorporating a lot of the meals from the Ultimate Reset, but also back with my chicken, Greek yogurt, eggs, and STEAK!! Gotta love my Steak once a week!! 🙂
Meal prep and meal plan is DUNZO!! Now time to maintain that healthy lifestyle!
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Combine the first 3 ingredients in a gallon-size ziploc bag, shake it up, and then add the salmon.
Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour, turning after half an hour.
Pour the salmon and the marinade onto foil and broil on high in oven with door slightly opened for 15 minutes. The salmon is done when it flakes easily at the thickest part.
Enjoy with a favorite side! I love eating this with some Baked Zucchini!
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Oh I am SOOO excited for what is about to be released!! Our newest upcoming program CIZE is going to be AHH-mazing!!
If you like dancing, hip-hop that is, then you will LOVE this! Easy moves mixed with a little challenge to give you a great workout, but also help you get those moves!
WHAT IS CIZE?
Cize is a 4 week program that was created by Shaun T (creator of Hip Hop abs, Insanity, and Max 30) and this is a program that you can have as a beginner level, or more of an intermediate level, depending on how intense your moves are!
If you like Zumba, you will LOVE CIZE!
HOW LONG ARE THE WORKOUTS?
30-45 Minutes long. Perfect for people who don’t have hours to spend working out, but plenty of time to get a great workout in and get great results!
NONE- All you need is YOU and a sweat towel and water because you will definitely get a good workout!
WHAT IF I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH DANCING?
Don’t worry!! Shaun T has you covered with step-by-step moves so you break down each move individually! This is going to help with your coordination!
GET YOUR SNEAK PEEK INTO CIZE!
WHEN WILL CIZE BE RELEASED?
JULY 20th, 2015!
BE THE 1st TO GET NOTIFIED FOR RELEASE OF CIZE CLICK HERE!
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