Thursday, October 16, 2014

Healthiest Donut Recipe EVER!

1) Mix Batter:
- 1 Cup of Almond Meal
– 1/2 Cup of Chocolate Shakeology
– 1/2 Cup of  Whole wheat pancake mix
– 1 egg
– 1 cup of water
– 1 tbsp of agave
2) Preheat oven to 350.
3) Mix all ingredients together.
4) Grease mini donut pan with olive oil
5) Scoop batter into pan and level to top
6) Bake @ 350 for 10-15 minutes
7) Remove from pan and glaze (or Peanut butter) while hot!
Chocolate PB Glaze: – 2 tbsp of Chocolate Shakeology – 2 tbsp of agave syrup – 1 tbsp of natural Peanut Butter

Friday, October 10, 2014

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

Makes a 9″ one layer cake
1- 15 ounce can of unseasoned black beans 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 6 tablespoons coconut oil (melted) 1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons of Stevia 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 

-Spray a 9″ cake pan with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray, or just grease it with a thin layer of coconut oil. 

-Dust cocoa all over the inside of the pan, tapping to evenly distribute. 

-Drain and rinse beans in a strainer or colander. Shake off excess water. 
-Place beans, 3 of the eggs, vanilla, stevia, and salt into blender. Blend on high until beans are completely liquefied. No lumps!

-Whisk together cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix together honey and coconut oil. 

-Add remaining two eggs, beating for a minute after each addition. 

-Pour bean batter into egg mixture and mix. 

-Finally, stir in cocoa powder, and beat the batter on high for one minute, until smooth. Scrape batter into pan and smooth the top. Grip pan firmly by the edges and rap it on the counter a few times to pop any air bubbles.

-Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cake is done when the top is rounded and firm to the touch. After 10 minutes, turn out cake from pan, and flip over again on to a cooling rack. Let cool until cake reaches room temperature, then cover in plastic wrap. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014



      This is AWESOME you guys! I sooo wish they had this when I signed up as a coach, I'd be all over it!!!

     If you have EVER thought about becoming a coach, or want Shakeology at a discounted price, you will be able to get the MOST INSANE discount that will save you $115. It is worth the programs ALONE!! They even make amazing holiday gifts!!! 
      First of all, this combo comes with the three newest Beachbody programs: 21 Day Fix, P90X3, and Focus T25.  Each one of these programs has a different approach and different focus.  Each is 30 minutes a day or less and will help you reach your goals through your fitness journey.

      The 21 Day Fix will teach you how to prepare and portion healthy foods, setting the tone for diet and nutrition. The workout portion of 21 Day Fix gives you a variety of different workouts from cardio, strength training, pilates, and yoga. It also includes a modifier in each video. Or, if you’re ready, you can jump into either Focus T25 or P90X3 to get things really rolling.  The best part is that you can use the 21 Day Fix diet approach with either of these other programs!
   And the New Coach Showcase Challenge Pack comes with Shakeology to give you the best results and that one super easy, convenient, delicious meal every single day. Not to mention it helps with building muscle, fat loss, and increasing energy.  Shakeology is the most complete health product of it’s kind on the market. It is complete nutrition and fitness all in one package!
      Stand alone product costs (don’t worry, you wont be paying this much!):
21 Day Fix$59.95 + $10 shipping
P90X3$119.95 + $10 shipping
Focus T25$119.95 + $10 shipping
Shakeology$129.95 + $12 shipping
Shakeology Taste Sampler$19.95 + $5 shipping



That’s $496.75 in programs and shakes!  And any Shakeology follow on shipments would be $129.95 each!
 BUT with the Coach Showcase Challenge Pack will get you all this stuff for $295, a savings of over $200! And follow up    Shakeology shipments would only be $98.00.



* 1 month of Shakeology (you choose the flavor)...
* T25 + P90X3 + 21 Day Fix. YEP, you read that correctly! ALL 3 PROGRAMS!!
* Coach start up fee WAIVED
* Coach Business starter kit
* 5 Shakeology tote bags
* 5 product catalogs
* Shakeology taste sampler
**Be part of a TOP TEAM!

        When you purchase this “Showcase Challenge Pack”, the $39.95 coach sign up fee is waived and you will receive 25% off of ALL of your Beachbody products and all of your purchases can be used as a tax deduction.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Greek Yogurt Pizza


Pizza Crust Options~
Flat Out Flat Bread, Whole Wheat Tortilla, Ezekiel Tortilla, Homemade Crust, or Cauliflower Crust.

(Amount depends on how many servings you want. I just eye balled it.)
Ranch powder packet
Greek Yogurt
Feta, Goat, or cottage cheese
Veggies of your choice
Option to add Chicken or Turkey


If adding Chicken or Turkey - Cook it first.
If making homemade crust or cauliflower, make it now.

Pre-bake 'crust' at 375 for 2-3 mins
Mix Ranch with Greek Yogurt and spread onto pizza crust.
Add toppings of choice. (Cheese, veggies, meat)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Beginning of my Journey

In honor of Throw Back Thursday, I began thinking about my Journey to living a Healthier lifestyle. I started it a little over a year ago. Now, I'm gonna tell ya... before this, I had never looked at a blog a day in my life and I'm personally not the best writer. I created this more for informational purposes so I had somewhere to direct my challengers that I coach. But I'v decided that I don't care if I'm not the best writer, if I can inspire just one person... then I'm gonna write, darn it! ;) So welcome to my life... feel free to follow me! xo!

So, back to my story. I was thinking about how I got started in this whole healthy lifestyle thing a little over a year ago. This was the time I had realized how unhappy, unhealthy, and unfulfilled I was. I hadn't been working out or eating healthy, I wasn't enjoying my job, I had zero energy, I felt like I didn't get to see my family and friends enough or just enjoy life, so I was starting to feel BLAH and depressed. And it was effecting my relationship with my (now) husband. I felt like I wasn't fulfilling my wifey duties and I was just moody and not pleasant to be around. It wasn't like me at all. I was in a MAJOR funk! SO, I decided that I needed a CHANGE! 

Long story short, I found my coaches FB page and it was so full on inspiration, motivation, and positivity. I saw that she was able to work from home, be with her kids, and make an income by running these challenge groups all while helping people get healthy and fit! Ummmm for real?! I thought for sure it was too good to be true but I want nothing more than to be present in our kids lives when we have them. I've always told my husband that I want to be a stay at home mom... No not because I don't wan't to work!!! ;) But I want to give my kids everything I always wish I had as a child. But I never thought that I could do this while making my own hours and controlling my own income! SO, I knew I wanted to be a part of this! I figured, what do I have to lose anyway? Things couldn't get much worse. So, I purchased Shakeology and Chalean Extreme, and committed to doing a challenge group. I also signed up as a coach so I could learn the ropes as I went and see if it was all it was cracked up to be! 

Welp, I have to say, that was the first time I've EVER stuck with a fitness routine! I absolutely loved it!! It was better than any workout I had ever done. I realized how much I LOVE lifting! I used the resistance bands for the entire program but it worked just as good as weights! It was tough, but a good tough! And it didn't make me 'bulky' like everyone thinks lol I was toned! I completed the full 90 days of the workout program, along with clean eating and I looked and felt better than I'd ever felt in my entire life! No joke, it was amazing!!! 

I met so many new people and I learned SO MUCH that I was able to start running my own challenge groups. And now, here I am a year later, making a full time income Coaching (guess it wasn't too good to be true!) and I'm STILL committed to my health and fitness journey. Of course, there are ups and down, bumps in the road, and even brick walls that get in the way sometimes :) But you have to learn to KEEP GOING. Keep positive people close to you. I'm surrounded by them every day.