Tag Archives: protein

2 Minute Breakfast

  

  Here’s the deal…

If you’re like me, on workdays you get up at the crack of dawn, want to get in as much sleep as possible, and hate the thought of having extra crap to do before work, even if that extra crap is making breakfast.

I’ll admit to stopping at Dunkin Donuts, which of course, is right around the corner from me…and grabbing some non-nutritious, toxic-if you really look at the ingredients, egg white sandwich & coffee. $6 later I’m off to work, with at least a 5 minute detor, and end up naturally hungry again within the next 60-90 minutes.

Yuck! 

One solution can be meal prepping your breakfasts in advance. Egg white/egg “muffins” with protein and veggies, or overnight oats are great options that’ll only take you about 15 mins to prepare for the next day. Much better than that coffee shop temptation.

But what if you want to save even more time?

SHAKEOLOGY!!!!

I am so happy I’ve gotten back into drinking this superfood powerhouse each morning. And best of all, it takes maybe 2 mins to make!

I do the following:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • Handful ice
  • 1 scoop Shakeology
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Throw it all into a blender, blend, and GO!

  
And really best of all, the nutrition:

  • Ingredients derived from whole-food sources deliver the daily vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your body needs to curb cravings, allowing it to shed stored fat.
  • Over 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Fiber, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes help your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.
  • Protein and essential amino acids help build muscles and reduce food cravings.
  • Prebiotics and digestive enzymes aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption.
  • Antioxidants and phytonutrients help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases.
  • A daily dose of vitamins and minerals provides your body what it needs to function for optimal health.

AND you aren’t left feeling hungry an hour later!!!

Check it out for yourself:

Tell Me More!

FroYo-Go to 21 Day Fix Snack

This snack helped me survive and thrive on the 21 Day Fix!
If you eat dairy/nut butter, you’ve gotta try this out! Or I’m sure it would be easy enough to sub coconut milk yogurt/nut butter alternative 🙂

Super easy snack-On or off of the 21 day fix!
froyo
Ingredients:
1 Red container of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt (Red is a Protein)
2 teaspoons nut butter
1 Purple container of frozen blueberries (Purple is Fruits)

Mix the ingredients together (I find that using frozen blueberries, or whatever fruit you’d like) helps give a nice frozen consistency a lot faster than using berries from the fridge, and put in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes. ENJOY!!!

PiYo Eating Plan Snack

Super tasty snack thats high in protein and satisfies while following the PiYo Eating Plan!
This recipe gives you:
2 Lean Proteins
1 Fresh Fruit

Ingredients:
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (Shakeology is what I usually use)
Splash unsweetened almond milk, or your choice of liquid
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

Directions:
Combine the first two ingredients, adding liquid (almond milk) to create desired consistency.
Mix in the blueberries.
Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, depending on comsistency you prefer.
Enjoy!

Heres a vid I made about it:

PiYo Eating Plan Lunch

20140706-150935.jpg

Looking for ways to get creative with your PiYo Eating Plan?
Heres a lunch i whipped together that gives you the following foods for your day:

2 Primary Veggies
1 Secondary Veggie/Grain
1 Lean Protein
1 Healthy Fat

Ingredients:
Pasta of any kind, I prefer quinoa/brown rice pasta
Mixture of veggies, I used:
Asparagus
Brussel Sprouts
Broccoli (cut in thin strips)
Carrots (cut in thin strips)
Shredded Chicken Breast
Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
Mashed Avocado
Your choice of spices

Directions:
1) Take your cooked and cooled pasta and add in the veggies and protein.
2) Mix together with you choice of spices.
3) Add the mashed avocado and mix together to coat (similar to a mayonnaise).
4) Enjoy your mayo-free veggie-filled pasta salad!

(You could also add things like celery, onion, peppers, hardboiled eggs, cucumber, etc. 😀 )

Get Lean Eating Plan

20140705-092635.jpg

For all of you doing, waiting to receive, or thinking about doing PiYo, one of the components of the program that comes with it for no additional cost is a “Get Lean Eating Plan.”
You will get results just doing the workouts, but you will accelerate those results and feel great if you use this eating plan along with it!
One thing I love about the plan is it doesnt tell you when or when it eat! You are free to choose your selection of foods based on a list from 5 food categories.

SO how do you know how much of what to eat?
Theres a little math here (I love math,
So anytime i get to calculate something, I’m all about it!)…just three steps and it gives you your Calorie Target.
Now, my Target they gave me is 1285…With all of the extra working out besides PiYo that i do, I didnt feel that was enough (They also say if your target is less than 1200, you need to round up to 12, because thats not healthy, and that this is an approximate amount-so dont be stressed about going a couple hundred cals over-PHEW, i love that they say this, because im not about starvation mode).
So if i had gone w my 1285, this put me in the 1200-1399 range for Plan A on the eating guide.
What the heck does that mean?

It means:
4 Servings of Primary Vegetables
2 Servings of Secondary Vegetables & Grains
2 Servings of Fresh Fruit
4 Servings of Lean Protein
3 Servings of Healthy Fats

(I just added another serving of lean protein bc i know my body…thats roughly 140 extra calories and i know my muscles need it 😉 )
And then they give you long lists of things you can choose from for each category and the amount that equals one serving! I love it-all laid out nicely!

And coolest thing ever???!!!!
Shakeology is a versatile food! Meaning it can be counted as any of the following:
1.5 servings Seconday Veggies/Grains
2 servings Fresh Fruit
1 serving Lean Protein (<- The one i usually use it for!)

20140705-092650.jpg