Sunday Well Spent – Food Prep

It doesn’t matter if it’s a “holiday weekend” – we still have to setup for success, because we still have to fuel ourselves and make good choices.

My nutrition is ESPECIALLY important during this time as I grow this little baby – he or she needs nutrients and nourishment too!

I also made banana bread, and washed and cut strawberries and pineapple – yummy stuff thats ready to grab!

So take a little time today (or tomorrow!), and set yourself up for successful choices.

Because… shhh, come closer… you ARE worth good choices, and you ARE NOT too busy to take time for yourself 💕

 

Mindset Monday – Fail Forward!

I have had every opportunity to fail.

You can CHOOSE to be a victim, CHOOSE to be sad, CHOOSE to be a failure… or you can CHOOSE to change.

It IS a choice.

You have the POWER to CREATE your future.

To rise above.
To move on.
To grow.

To F A I L forward.

Let your failures FUEL you.

Because you know what I have learned? You can’t shine without a little darkness

Fuel Yourself Friday – Flaxseed

These guys are tiny but mighty! High in Omega-3 fatty acid, these “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. They are full of lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.

They are one of the sources of protein found in my Shakeology, and I also put ground flaxseed on my Greek Yogurt and berries preworkout – who doesn’t love a little extra boost of clean protein?!

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars

Warmer weather is coming, and we tend to look towards cooling snacks in the warmer months, right? Not saying you have to rely heavily on ice cream or chase after the Ice Cream truck (ahh, memories!), but I totally get your desire for the cold stuff!

These Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars are great, and not only can you create different flavors by using extracts mixed in the yogurt (or use flavored yogurt, but I steer away from those, personally), but you can also use different fruits, a variety of nuts (I have sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews in mine), and really get tons of goodness into a little bar!

You can opt not to add the chocolate chips (I prefer mini ones, but didn’t have any on hand), but I mean, a little chocolate never hurt anyone, so don’t be afraid to live a little! 🙂

I used coconut granola to add even more of a flavor boost!

You can also opt to use ice cube trays to make these bite sized (I have the soft bottom ones that allow you to pop contents out, but a knife would get them out of a standard ice cube tray).

How do they sound?

Fuel Yourself Friday

We are constantly placing demands on our bodies, and they are able to rise to the challenge, and do you know why? Because we fuel them properly! You can’t subsist off of junk and then expect your body to easily and happily fight it’s way through intense workout programs!

No, you gotta fuel it. And here is one reason I drink Shakeology every day — there is simply NO BETTER FUEL than superfoods, pre/probiotics, adaptogens, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and digestive enzymes!  It’s a perfect harmony of ingredients, one proven effective and sustainable!

And as someone who pays attention to what I put in my body, I love knowing that the creators of Shakeology go above and beyond to procure quality, sustainable ingredients, without any of the added filler stuff!

It’s nutrition simplified, and takes not even a minute to make, so I can easily and efficiently make it every day for my husband and I!

Have you tried it? Would you like to?

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