3 days to a healthier you!

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My 3 Day Refresh finally arrived! Can you tell I’m excited? 😀

So what is this 3 Day Refresh, you may ask?

It’s three days worth of healthy eating, cleansing, and detoxing in a healthy, moderate way that won’t tax your body and will help you to either kickstart a new fitness goal or recover from that beer and BBQ fest you just came back from. Back from vacation and let good eating habits slip? Maybe went to a party, ate too many chips and had too much alcohol and feel funky? Perhaps you’re just looking to kickstart a fitness program, or get a bit healthier and slimmer before a major event. Either way…it’s all of three days long and can help produce great results.

This program will help you to shed body fat and bad habits! NO starvation! NO juice cleanses! Just healthy meals, Shakeology, and some supplements to get your body all cleansed up and ready to go. Just a great detox program that’s all of three days long and does not involve torturing yourself in any way, shape, or form!

It is now available and there is a challenge pack sale for the month of July! Yes, it IS vegan and you can choose either vegan or whey protein based Shakeology upon checkout.

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Direct links for 3 Day Refresh:

3 Day Refresh challenge pack with one month supply of Shakeology, on sale July only: http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/BCP3D160?referringRepId=38957

3 Day Refresh with just three day’s worth of Shakeology: http://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/3DayRefresh?referringRepId=38957

And YES, there is a money-back guarantee! You have nothing to lose but excuses, post-bad food and drink ickiness, and obstacles holding you back from your goals.

Healthy snack ideas!

Hummus-with-Veggies

I get asked a lot about my favorite healthy snacks. Here are a few I enjoy:

  • Veggies with hummus. This never gets old! I’m particularly fond of sliced cucumbers, carrots, and celery.
  • Natural PB on toasted Ezekiel bread. Sometimes I put sliced bananas on it, too. 🙂
  • Kale chips! You can get store bought ones, or make your own. I love making my own.
  • Strawberries with rice whip, especially in the summer. Omnomnom
  • Apples with natural PB
  • Baked apples with stevia and cinnamon
  • Chocolate pudding made from avocado and either cocoa powder or cacao. Mmmmm
  • Edamame
  • Smoothies! Strawberries, 1/2 banana, and your favorite meal supplement or protein powder. I love chocolate vegan Shakeology myself, and it tastes good shaken in a shaker cup with just water and ice. No joke!
  • Bananas! Bananas are good.
  • Fruit salads! And of course…
  • Salads in general. Just watch the dressing!

 

Need additional support with healthy eating and fitness? Let me be your fitness coach!

Fraterni-tea at the Tea Leaf

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Yesterday I was dragged, kicking and screaming, by my fellow alumni, to a fraternity event at the Tea Leaf in Waltham. Well. That’s a bit of a lie. Actually all I heard was the word “tea” and I was already in the car; I think there was a sonic boom.

Our fraternity is more of a “fraterni-tea” as teatime has been a tradition of ours since before my time there (they’re really my kind of people), so it made sense that in celebrating the weekend of our fraternity’s 100th birthday that we have tea.

So I happily got up early and got as much work as needed to be done before I got there, as the original idea was to be there for about three hours or so, and I had a feeling we would go past closing–which we did.

They do afternoon teas there, which involves many delicious sandwiches and pastries, none of which are vegan. However when the owner found out that anything containing eggs and dairy and meat were denied to me, she whipped up some mini vegan sandwiches containing red pepper tapenade and eggplant tapenade plus a beautiful fruit plate. I honestly just figured I would go there and enjoy the ginormous pot of extremely good Earl Grey and get full on that, but I managed to get full on those little sandwiches, the fruit, and approximately eight cups of tea.

The entire shop is filled with all kinds of excellent tea, teapots, mugs, and anything pertaining to tea. There is also some lovely jewelry there, and along with two containers of tea some teapot earrings managed to find their way into my shopping cart. Oops. It’s also a very nice, casual place, good to relax in and enjoy your tea.

Anyhow, I very much recommend the place and a good time was had by all. 🙂

Plant strong women, unite!

Are you  a woman who is interested in bodybuilding, fitness, or weight lifting in general? Vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious?

I’ve started up a closed group on Facebook for us to collaborate, cheer each other on, and share the plant-strong love!

Lift those veggies!

You can join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganWomenBodybuildingAndFitness/

Product review: PlantFusion protein powder Cookies and Cream flavor

Until vanilla Shakeology is available in a vegan option, we vegans must get our vanilla fix elsewhere.

I may have the solution.

I obtained PlantFusion’s cookies and cream variety of their protein blend from Vegan Proteins some time ago when it was on sale and never got to try it. I’m usually a chocolate gal by nature but was curious.

I made some tonight using about 10-12 oz of unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk and half a banana.

It did not disappoint. Very smooth, very tasty. It’s hard to find smooth vegan protein powders. Shakeology and Vega One both do an excellent job, and Sunwarrior’s not too bad either.