Ive been telling you how much I'm enjoying these protein smoothies. Well, I really am! That is why I have an entire Board on Pinterest of Protein Shakes/Smoothies. If you haven't checked it out, go there now and "FOLLOW" it. I also have Boards for Healthy Recipes, Tasty Healthy Snacks, Workouts, and more. To see them, click on My Pinterest Boards. One of my new favorites is the SKINNY VANILLA LATTE SHAKE, um, can we say to die for? You have to try it.
So far, one of my favorite strategies has been adding sliced almonds to the shakes. Its gives them a nutty crunch thats to die!
I love being able to enjoy eating healthy. Because if you can't enjoy what you are eating, its really hard to stay on track and if you aren't consistent with eating healthy its incredibly hard to see real changes.
I know that the meal planning, and cooking is the hardest for you and that if you just had more time to do it, you would. I know that its hard to figure out how to pair the best foods to make meals that will actually help you burn fat. Cuz that is what everyone always tells me.
So guess what?
I finally made you a meal plan for the whole month and I can send you a new one every month. Yep, and you don't even have to pay for it. Yep, how much do you love me? I worked really hard on it and I'm super excited because I know its going to help you so much. No more not knowing what to make for dinner last minute. No more having to order in or take out. You will have a meal plan for every day and every month. Oh yeah!
Here if your CALENDAR MEAL PLAN for the month.
Download it here and you will get a new one every month with 5 meals per day/everyday and all the recipes. You are going to freakin' die when you see it. I know how much its going to help you.
Ok, now back to smoothies and blueberries.....
I felt like blueberries so thats what I came up with today. By the way did you know how good for you blueberries are?
Check this out:
Health Benefits of Blueberries:
- A Research Study In Michigan stated that Blueberries may aid in reducing Belly Fat.
- Neutralizes Free Radicals which can help reduce the aging process.
- The highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruits. High in Vitamin A, B complex, C and E.
Check out what this one fan said on My Facebook Page about my protein shakes. By the way, makes sure you check in to my Facebook Page daily to get all my healthy recipes and workouts. And I always answer back so make sure to ask me your questions and ask for your requests.
Having a protein shake immediately post workout will help your results so much, so make sure to have one within 5 minutes of your exercise.
There are a few things you can add to your post-workout shake that will help you lose more fat and be able to gain more muscle.
1. Glutamine: helps recovery, immune function, muscle gain and reduces inflammation in your digestive track so that you can burn fat more effectively.
2. Greens: these help reduce inflammation in your gut also so that you can burn fat more effectively. If you have inflammation in your gut because you don't eat organic or because you have drank some alcohol or eaten out a lot, no matter what you do , it will be super hard to burn fat and lose weight.
If you don't know what good ones to get, I found some on amazon that are good quality and good price. Its the ones I use. Here is where you can find them: Glutamine & Greens.
It's crazy but there is so much to your diet. And most people get so frustrated with their results because they have been exercising but not seeing many changes.
The truth is that you get your biggest bang for your buck with your DIET. And little things like this, like having a protein shake within 5 minutes of your last rep can make a significant difference.
So here is what I'm going to do for you since I'm not sure where you stand with your nutrition.
I am going to give you some NUTRITION TIPS that will make a huge impact on your results, you are going to be so happy if you really apply them.
I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy, but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download all this information, print it out and keep it in your kitchen. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED.
Taking these 5 foods out of my DIET has made the biggest results in my body than anything else I have done in over 15 years. It's crazy that after having 2 kids, now I am in better shape than ever.
Well, not too crazy because all of my clients say the same thing, both online clients and the ones I train LIVE. They are all in way better shape now after following my program then ever before.
I want to also share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
Healthy Recipe For Blueberry Gone Nuts Protein Smoothie
1 cup almond milk plus water to desired consistency
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 frozen banana
1/2 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use PROGRADE)
Blend all ingredients in blender except almonds, add them on top of the smoothie and drink.
I have been taking requests on My Facebook Page for workouts, ingredients you want in your protein shakes, recipes etc. So if you want a workout for a particular body part or you would like for me to create a healthy recipe using a certain ingredient, just go on My Facebook Page and let me know. I love hearing from you.
If you want a NEW workout to try, here is a great UPPER BODY WORKOUT that I love to do and its super effective. Try it once a week for the next few weeks, then make sure to change it up. Changing up your workouts is crucial to continuing to see results.
You can also play around on My YouTube Channel to find some more awesome WORKOUT VIDEOS.... I have tons of short home workouts to help you keep it fresh.
Ok, now I am off to have my healthy snack, my Banana Protein Muffins from My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book. Yummo, I love that I can enjoy eating healthy.