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Shakeology Breakfast Bars

These chocolatey, fiber-rich, vegan-friendly bars will help keep you satiated until lunchtime.

Total Time: 10 min. | Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: None | Yield: 12 servings, 1 bar each

Ingredients:
4 scoops Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
2 cups quick-cooking old-fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened grated coconut
¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
¼ cup raisins
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter

Preparation:
1. Combine Shakeology, oats, coconut, walnuts, and raisins in a large mixing bowl; mix well.
2. Add almond milk and peanut butter to mixture; mix well with clean hands.
3. Press mixture into 8×8-inch baking pan; cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
4. Cut into 12 bars.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 224 | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 152 mg | Carbohydrate: 21 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 6 g | Protein: 10 g

Recipe from Team Beacbhody Website

Apple Oatmeal Shakeology

For a hearty breakfast shake, try this recipe!

Total Time: 5 min. | Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None | Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
½ cup water
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 Tbsp. quick-cooking rolled oats
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, oatmeal, applesauce, cinnamon, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 200
Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 301 mg
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 13 g
Protein: 17 g

How to Use Shakeology in Your Daily Life

1. As a supplement meal: One of the best and most popular ways to use Shakeology is to prepare it as a healthy shake for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shakeology formulas vary from 140-170 calories depending on the formula. Adding extra calorie dense ingredients like fruit, nut-butters, or milk gets you to a healthy caloric content that is both highly satisfying and nutritious.

2. Snack: Shakeology is an incredibly nutrient-rich snack, perfect for someone that’s doing an intense workout program like P90X. Since Shakeology doesn’t have much fat, its nutrients are put to use very quickly by your body. This makes it an ideal pick-me-up snack when you’re on the go. You can either make yourself a ½ scoop serving of Shakeology or a full scoop if you’re really famished. The key to losing weight is to eat small meals throughout the day, so if you feel like you’re getting hungry Shakeology is a good, convenient option; a Shakeology snack will keep your metabolism revved and your body burning fat.

3. Pre-Workout Supplement: If you’re doing an intense workout program, a good way to use Shakeology is as a pre-workout snack, taken about 1 hour prior to your warm-up. Your workout will help you get the most out of Shakeology, and Shakeology will help you during the latter part of your workout, especially if your glycogen stores have been slightly depleted.

4. Post-Workout Supplement: When it comes to a serious workout, one of the many reasons trainers like P90X’s Tony Horton and RevAbs’ Brett Hoebel recommend drinking Shakeology post-workout is because your body is in a state of depletion. Here are several reasons why Shakeology is a good post-workout supplement:

  • Calories: Many people make the mistake of eating too many calories afterward. The general range is 100 to 250 calories, post-workout. At 140 to 170 calories, Shakeology fills this requirement perfectly.
  • Protein: Protein is critical after a tough workout because it works to repair your muscles. With 15 to 18 grams of quality protein in each serving, Shakeology works great as a muscle building tool.
  • Replenish Electrolytes: The magnesium, sodium, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in Shakeology will boost your electrolytes

5. Natural Energy Boost: Next time the 3 PM slump rolls around, make Shakeology; it’s better for an energy boost than a lot of energy drinks! While something like Red Bull® might give you more up-front punch, Shakeology will give you sustained energy because it’s providing nutrients your body needs to get things done, and it has a low glycemic impact, which helps keep blood sugar levels stable.

6. Late Night Sweet Cravings: Sometimes at the end of the day you crave something sweet; this happens to the best of us. Instead of grabbing something high in sugar and low in nutrition, whip yourself up some Shakeology with your favorite recipe. This Double Chocolate Recipe is sure to knock your chocolate craving out of the park: 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology, 1 cup chocolate almond milk, 1 ½ cup ice. True, this isn’t the most opportune time to eat for weight loss – try to keep your larger meals earlier, so you have time to burn off the calories before bed; but drinking Shakeology is better than binging on cake or brownies!

7. Healthy Dessert: Finally, even the most dedicated dieter needs to let loose every now and then. There are plenty of creative dessert recipes you can make with Shakeology found right here on the blog, such as pies, peanut butter cups and easy chocolate mousse in the ‘Recipes’ category. The best part is all of the desserts have 70+ healthy ingredients in them. See, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Information found on Shakeology Blog.
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Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss and Energy

It doesn’t have to be difficult to get healthy snacks into your busy day. It just takes a little (very little!) preparation and planning.

I work outside of the home, am crazy busy with the kids schedule and need to have easy Grab & Go snacks! SO, this is what I do ……. When I shop and prepare for the week, I always purchase 5-10 healthy snacks that are simple and easy to eat on the run. Then, every Sunday evening I prepare the snacks for the week. I use small snack bags – not sandwich bags – because they help limit your portion size (or, I use small containers so I don’t waste bags). Small bags and containers help you get the appropriate portion size, which helps you lose weight while also consuming important nutrients to give you energy and make you feel better.

When thinking about the snacks, I include fruits, veggies, options high in fiber, protein and that provide “good” fats. My choices change each week but they always stay simple!!!

Here is an example of this weeks snacks:

  • Carrots
  • Red Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Apples (Fuji and Pink Lady are my favorites!)
  • Red Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Almonds
  • Protein Bars
  • Pistachios
  • Homemade Snack Mix – Cheerios, lightly salted peanuts, raisins
  • And …. I always drink my Shakeology

As you can see, I have plenty of healthy options to eat between meals and they are organized and ready to Grab & Go!

You can do this by making a list of 3-6 fruits and veggies you’d like for the week, 2-3 protein and high fiber snacks then purchase baggies or small containers (remember small for portion control!) …. cut up veggies, wash fruit, add small handfuls of nuts or snacks into the baggies and you’re ready to go!

As always, feel free to email me or comment below with questions, or share some of you favorite healthy snacks.

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