I’ve been on an almond kick lately, so what better way to use almonds than making almond butter? We all know the less ingredients you have, the healthier it usually is right?? Also, knowing how to pronounce the words assures you its clean, and not full of chemicals and preservatives that cause bloating, cravings, and health issues.
Im such a fan of saving money and making food on my own to not only get more bang for your buck, but making my own food for my family shows them how to live a healthy lifestyle and teaches clean eating young so they can one day lead by example!
My kids helped me make this for the first time and my 2 yr old LOVED IT!!
Facts about RAW ALMONDS:
- Almonds are GLUTEN-FRE
- Promotes heart health and normal blood pressure
- Helps ,lower blood sugar
- Lower bad cholesterol
- Good source of Omega fatty acids
- Nourish the nervous system
- Alkalize the body
- Good brain function
- Almonds contain more magnesium than spinach and oatmeal
- 1 ounce of almonds has as much calcium than 1/4 cup milk
- Also rich in minerals such as Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Potassium
- Casein and Lactose free
Facts about Agave Nectar:
- Low on the glycemic index (normalizes blood sugar)
- 100% natural from the agave plant
- Non- GMO
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN ALMOND BUTTER
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Agave Nectar
- Add 1 cup raw almonds to food processor or blender (I recommend food processor or good blender)
- Blend almonds for approximately 5 minutes or until smooth and no clumps. You may need to stop and scrape the almonds off the sides a few times.
- Add salt and Agave nectar and blend for another minute.
- Serve with your favorite side!
SHAKEOLOGY VS. IT
WORKS GREENS & PRO FIT
I have been
getting a lot of questions concerning the difference between IT WORKS GREENS
and SHAKEOLOGY. I am so excited to
actually discuss this because I am familiar with both! Before starting my
business with BEACHBODY, I actually was an IT WORKS independent distributor. I have knowledge with both and more importantly,
EXPERIENCE with them both. I have had a
good amount of customers using both as well, which was a better indication of
what I should represent for my friends and family.
IT WORKS GREENS:
servings of fruits and vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich
superfoods, Greens provides naturally occurring, bioavailable vitamins,
minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your already
well-balanced diet a nutritional boost.
-Comes in 2 flavors:
orange and berry
and promote pH balance within the body
magnesium and potassium blend
support for digestive health
-38 herbs and
-8+ servings of fruits
and vegetables in every scoop
-Contains SOY protein
WHY IS SOY BAD FOR YOU?! After research, it is found that over 99% of soy in genetically modified and has one of the highest percentages of contamination by pesticides of our foods. It has also found to affect thyroid and hormone levels.
*This is NOT
a meal replacement- This is simply a drink that does not have any protein, fats,
carbohydrates, sugar, or calories.
33$ for loyal customers (50$ up-front
fee with minimum 3 month commitment and 50$ penalty fee if canceled during that
– To get the free shipping with It works, you must have auto ship for 3 months prior to getting free shipping.
It WORKS Pro FIT
I have had many comments about comparing only the Greens and Shakeology, so I am adding in Pro FIT which is It WORKS protein drinks.
The reason I am comparing the two is because with Shakeology, it is NOT a protein drink, nor just a shake with nutrients…. which putting BOTH Greens and Pro fit together still does not add up to Shakeology. Shakeology is a health shake full of dense nutrition, more protein that is needed for muscle repair, and also has enough calories, fat, and protein to carbohydrate ratio which is how Shakeology keeps you full for longer.
Pro FIT nutrition facts:
Although the nutrition facts are important and do tell you this is not enough to replace an entire meal, it also is not the only indicator of what clean eating is.
It is the nutrients and ingredients that make a difference and
you will notice again, soy is an ingredient towards the top which means it has a higher amount of that ingredient.
You will also notice, comparing to Shakeology, in Pro FIT, there is not 70 natural ingredients and super foods which is going to give you a natural boost of energy, help your cravings, and improve your overall health (including heart health).
is a MEAL REPLACEMENT that is used in place of any meal during your day. This is NOT a protein shake or a diet shake,
but is a meal that gives you your daily dose of dense nutrition.
-Comes in 4 different flavors:
VEGAN chocolate (vegan is Gluten
free, soy free, and wheat free. The protein is from plant protein Pea and Brown
-Protein- Whey Protein ISOLATE which
is the purest of proteins that have least amount of lactose (will improve
-More than 70 super-nutritious
-Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals –
to help reduce hunger and food cravings.
-Antioxidants and Phytonutrients – to
help detoxify and protect the body against free radical damage.
-Adaptogen Herbs – to help increase
energy and combat stress.
-Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fiber, and
Digestive Enzymes – to aid digestion and promote regularity.
Plus, Shakeology can help:
• Build and repair muscles
• Promote ideal blood sugar levels
• Support brain function to help
promote alert thinking and a positive mood
• Promote healthy skin, hair, and
can get a month supply for 129$/month in home direct (HD), which you can cancel
at any time without a penalty.
If you break
it down, it comes out to 4$/day. I like
comparing this to other meals you would have during this meal if you were not
using Shakeology. Please note, this
includes your protein, carbs, NATURAL sugar, daily servings of veggies, and daily
Can you even
get a 6 oz steak for McDonald’s/Starbucks for 4$?
It is time
to think smart, and eat smart.. I was very skeptical on using Shakeology
because it was 129$ every month.. But I knew within the first month, I was
getting great results along with getting all these health benefits. So what I did was went to the grocery store
with my list and looked at all the ingredients I was getting for a meal.. For
instance, I had 1 green pepper, 1 cucumber, kalamata olives, feta cheese,
spinach, 1 piece of chicken, tomatoes, and a sweet potato..
If you add
these up you will come up with 17$ and you will have a salad for 4 days… Even if you take 17 x 7.5 (30 days in a
month and getting even the salads alone every 4 days) is 127.50…
*this is not
including your sweet potato or chicken every day. Also not including your daily
multi-vitamin which ranges between 10-25$ depending on where you get it.
The point of
me breaking this down for you just shows what your getting physically with your
money, but does not compare to the savings you will doctor visits, medication
adjustments (including blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, anti-inflammatory,
and I have had customers decrease and get off medication for Crohn’s and Diabetes).
I hope these comparisons helped you see a difference between Shakeology and It works nutrition supplements and their Pro fit protein drink. I am not here to try
and promote one over another, but simple you facts so you can hopefully
make a determination on what is best for you and your health long term.
So I’m a spicy kinda girl and LOVE hot sauce on almost anything! So instead of eating one of my old favorites, buffalo wings, WHY NOT make a clean recipe out of it?!
Sometimes, its hard for me to get all my veggies in, well certain veggies that is.. I have a hard time with carrots, celery, and cauliflower.. I needed to find a way to get these in without taking the meaning of healthy away from it. Buffalo Cauliflower bites was the way to go!!
CLEAN BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER BITES
1/2 head cauliflower, crumbled into bite size pieces
1/2 cup almond flour
3/4 cup almond milk
2 tsp garlic powder
Himalayan salt and crushed black pepper to taste
1 cup Sriracha chili sauce (My favorite hot sauce EVER)
2 tbsp EVOO
Preheat oven to 450 F
Whisk together flour, milk, garlic powder, 1/2 cup sriracha, salt and pepper until smooth (if its too clumpy, you may need to add a little more milk)
Dunk your cauliflower bites
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle EVOO on it
Use a spoon to place bites onto paper
Pour remaining of sauce on top and bake for 20 min
When cauliflower bites are done, take out and add the 1/2 cup sriracha and 2 tbsp EVOO to the top and bake for another 5 minutes.
Serve with Clean Ranch Dressing and celery if you wish!!
If you would like more recipes, tips on weight loss or reaching your fitness goals, consider a spot in my next challenge group! This is a closed group on face book where you get 1:1 support and motivation by me as your health and fitness coach! You no longer need to spend hundreds of dollars on a personal trainer 3 X a week, I am here for you 24/7 for your entire 30, 60, or 90 day challenge!
My next challenge group is starting Feb 10th and is the 21 DAY FIX! This is a brand spanking new program that focuses on portion control, along with exercise. What a great way to either jump start your body or get off of a plateau! Im not kidding you, people have lost 10-15 lbs in just 21 days.. all because you are using the correct portions and exercising 30 min a day! Everyone can make time for 30 min a day right?!? We make time for what is important! The great part about this is you even get your own containers in this package, along with a nutrition guide! You will be all set for your new healthy lifestyle!
If you would like a spot in my Feb 10th Challenge group, please fill out the application below and I will contact you for more information!
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have been asking for 2 years, WHY NO VANILLA SHAKEOLOGY??? Since we value our shakes
so much, co-founder of Beach Body Carl Daikeler , Isabelle Daikeler, and Darin
Olien was not going to use just any ingredients to make SHAKEOLOGY. They use ingredients from all over the world,
but only where the soil and air is best for the crops to grow. After searching and searching, the perfect
Vanilla Bean was found in the jungles of Madagascar where the farmers hand
pollinate delicate vanilla orchids, hand harvest the beans, and then sun cure them
to bring out the robust flavor, without
removing the nutrition from the plant!
with WEIGHT LOSS
the risk of Heart Disease
Why Shakeology over other popular name brand shakes/diets? First off, I
am a coach that helps people reach their health and fitness goals, whether it
be losing weight, toning, or bulk. What
I do is NOT a diet… it is simply a LIFESTYLE!
I teach people to live off of what they do, eat regular food, not starving
yourself, but keeping your metabolism increased, and getting enough nutrients
in your body to stay healthy and add years to your life!
Shakeology is NOT a protein shake, it is a MEAL REPLACEMENT full of dense
nutrition. If you want to compare nutritional
facts, that is perfectly fine, BUT I assure you, you will not be getting the
answer by looking just at nutritional content.
Look at the ingredients you are taking in, and the benefits of each
ingredient. If you have any education on
nutrition, you will notice EVERY ingredient (over 70) are ALL NATURAL, NON GMO,
and EVERY single ingredient has some kind of benefit to your body. Our VEGAN SHAKEOLOGY is WHEAT FREE, SOY FREE,
& GLUTEN FREE!
these ingredients do:
Acids and protein- Help rebuild and repair muscle tissue after being broken
down from working out, improves your
immune system and fight disease, and reduce cravings.
enzymes and prebiotics- Helps regulate your digestive system, keep you regular,
and helps you absorb nutrients
and phytonutrients- reverse damage done to your by disease causing free
radicals. Reduce the risk of heart disease.
Back to VANILLA!!
block free radicals — substances known to cause cancer and aging
with relaxation- The
scent of vanilla has a calming effect that can complement traditional
treatments for anxiety.
Bacteria- They found that vanillin inhibited the growth of all strains.
Vanillin appeared to be most effective in foods with low pH values
LIKE VEGGIES??? Don’t worry, 1 glass of Shakeology is like going to the salad
bar 6 times!!
have time to prepare meals every day, don’t worry, have a glass of SHAKEOLOGY!
MUCH DOES SHAKEOLOGY COST? You
can purchase a month of SHAKEOLOGY for 129$, which gives you 1 month
supply. This comes out to 4$ per day for
an entire meal! Yes, all of these NATURAL ingredients in ONE shake! This saves
you one meal for an entire month of spending on ingredients at the grocery
store, going to fast food (burger king, Arby’s, McDonalds, or even Starbucks)
and spending way more than 4$ without the nutrition and health benefits!
easy, tastes great, nutritious, and you can make more than just shakes with
This is by far, my FAVORITE VIDEO CLIP EVER with SHAKEOLOGY!! Please watch and get a laugh, but also, notice the actual ingredients in these shakes!! Now you will see why we value our shakes!!!
and Gluten Free Chick Pea Cookies
natural peanut butter
(1 tbsp flax (ground) + 3 tbsp water)
chocolate chip cookies
chick peas, peanut butter, agave nectar, flax egg, and baking powder in a food
in chocolate chips
into small cookies and bake at 350 degrees!!
Cheesecake Shakeology- using TROPICAL STRAWBERRY SHAKEOLOGY!!!
Scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
sugar free fat free cheesecake pudding mix
pb2 (or natural peanut butter)
almond milk (or 4 z almond milk and 4 oz water)
all ingredients together in a blender and BLEND!!!! How simple can you get?!
This is my absolute FAVORITE Tropical Strawberry Shake!!! Most of the Strawberry Cheesecake Shake recipes call for Greenberry Shakeology, But I also LOVE using the Strawberry along with fresh Strawberries to make it extra berrylicious!!!