7-day Shakeology Cleanse challenge group

Putting together my first 7-day challenge group. Let me know if interested. Angie and I will be in a battle of will-power.

7Day Shakeology Cleanse
The 7 day cleanse is a great way to drop some unwanted weight, or just re-start your system and get it prepared for eating healthy and working out. The shakes will help rid your body of toxins, undigested food and water weight. Through the duration of the 7 days you replace 1 or 2 meals (your choice) with Shakeology. The rest of your meals/snacks are all clean, non processed foods and no alcohol. The group will provide you with Shakeology recipes, some snack ideas and meal recipes. I also have a private Facebook group set up for support, questions and encouragement. I am available for any questions you may have during the cleanse. On average, those drinking 1 shake per day, are losing ~7 lbs and those drinking 2 shakes per day are losing ~10 lbs. Cost depends on how many shakes you want, and the group support is free!! Please message me if you would like to join or learn more details!!!

Even got a few PRIZES in the end!!

 

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HEALTHY 5-INGREDIENT GRANOLA BARS

We are making these today…..cant wait to try them.

HEALTHY 5-INGREDIENT GRANOLA BARS
PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
5 mins
TOTAL TIME
15 mins
Healthy, no bake granola bars with just 5 ingredients and a sweet, crunchy texture. Peanut butter and honey complement each other perfectly in this ideal portable breakfast or snack.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 10 bars
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup packed dates, pitted (deglet nour or medjool)*
  • 1/4 cup honey (or sub maple syrup or agave for vegan option)
  • 1/4 cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
  • optional additions: chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, banana chips, vanilla, etc.
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a “dough” like consistency. (mine rolled into a ball)
  2. Optional step: Toast your oats in a 350 degree oven for 15-ish minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw – I just prefer the toasted flavor.
  3. Place oats, almonds and dates in a bowl – set aside.
  4. Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
  5. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8×8 dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars.)
  6. Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let set in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.
  7. Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. I kept mine in the freezer to keep them extra fresh, but it isn’t necessary.
NOTES
*If your dates don’t feel sticky and moist, soak them in water for 10 minutes then drain before processing. This will ultimately help hold the bars together better.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 217 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Sugar: 19 gFiber: 4 g Protein: 6 g
Credit to http://minimalistbaker.com/healthy-5-ingredient-granola-bars/

Too sore to workout!!

Sometimes it is really hard to jump into a workout when you are still SO sore from the previous days routine. You have to listen to your body and do what you think is best. Sometimes that is taking an unscheduled off day….sometimes it is pushing through and getting it done.
Listen to your body and do what you think is best….only you can know what should be done, or not!!!

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-Icing the knees after a brutal plyo workout to keep swelling down.-