Probably the most nutritious treat you’ll eat in the holidays!
I love a sweet treat. I love it even more when that sweet treat is super nutritious! Try this one out this holiday season. I might even be making it after the holidays.
Christmas Chocolate Bark
(Makes about 12 servings, 1 square each)
½ cup natural smooth almond butter
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats
3 Tbsp. chopped pistachios and dried cranberries
1. Combine almond butter, Shakeology, banana, oats and nuts in a medium bowl.
2. Shape mixture into the bottom of a square pan, sprinkle with Himalayan salt; Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Cut into 1 inch squares (makes about 12 squares); store in refrigerator in an airtight container if not serving immediately.
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My friend and teammate, Allison Tibbs, shared this recipe with me from the Team Beachbody website, and I cannot wait to use it during the holidays, both as foodie gifts and for my sweet tooth.
This is the ultimate sweet snack that is tasty, decadent, and good for you. This is one sweet treat that can curb that craving while not setting you back on your journey of being healthy and fit! Enjoy! Make sure you comment below if you try them.
• 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
• 1 scoop Beachbody Whey Protein Powder
• ½ cup natural peanut butter
• ½ banana
• ½ cup rolled oats Preparation:
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Freeze for at least 90 minutes in an 8″ x 8″ pan.
4. Remove from freezer, cut into 4 squares.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking at alkalizing the body. I’ve been feeling a little “off” lately. I thought it was my crazy-working-mom-of-two-school-boys schedule, but now that it’s back to normal, I still don’t feel like me. Trying to keep my limits on caffeine and sugar, I started researching some other things I can do.
Basically, alkalizing your body brings it back to it’s natural state by removing acids or toxins that have been put in your body through the environment, processed foods, certain meats, grains, and starches. A couple of tips I’ve come across to start the alkalize process are:
More GREEN Veggies. Yes, a great reason to promote more veggies, but celery, spinach, kale, and other green veggies bring your body closer to a neutral pH level.
Lemon in water. Lemon and grapefruit actually become alkalized in your body once it’s ingested. Add lemon juice to your water. It helps detox and boost your system.
I do plan to do an Ultimate Reset in late February/early March after my planned marathon. Three weeks of detoxing and restoring my body. Basically pushing a big fat redo button. I think I’ll need it by then. Haha. If you’re curious what the Reset is, please feel free to comment below or email me email@example.com
To read more on alkalizing your body, here’s an article from Set Higher Standards. It’s one of the several places I have found information from while researching.
Everyone wants to hit their New Year’s goals or “resolutions” as quickly as possible. With your health and fitness, it takes both nutrition and exercise to get you where you want to be.
I’ve got a way to help you out before the New Year even gets here. I’m having a drawing for a FREE Les Mills Combat program!
Bring out your inner warrior!
If you love kickboxing and any form of martial arts, this program is for you! All you have to do to get entered into the drawing is to order any flavor Shakeology HD from now to December 10. It’s that easy.
Shakeology will get your nutrition on track with the top notch nutrients your body craves, and Combat will get your exercise on track in no time.