Wellness Wednesday

Shakeology contains protein, but it’s not just a protein shake! It’s a whole food (meaning it comes from a real food and is not man-made) nutrition shake, but it has tons of other goodies other than protein.

It’s made with the healthy stuff you should be eating every day, but typically don’t. Shakeology’s the perfect combination of proteins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, prebiotics, and probiotics!

Whole Foods Wednesday – Garbanzo Beans

You may know these as garbanzo beans, and you may know them as chickpeas, but either way, you cannot have Hummus without them!

These little buddies boast fabulous fiber content, and are a clean source of protein! They have a delicious nut-like taste and a buttery, yet starchy, pasty texture.

Both the outer layer and main inner portion of garbanzo beans contain a wealth of phytonutrients. The outer seed coat can be concentrated in flavonoids, including quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin. The interior of the beans is typically rich in ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and vanillic acid. All of these phytonutrients function as antioxidants, and many also function as anti-inflammatory nutrients. Garbanzo beans are an excellent source of molybdenum and manganese, and a very good source of folate and copper as well as a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, protein, iron and zinc.

Tiny but mighty — are you a fan?

garbanzo-beans

 

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?

shakeo-me

Whole Foods Wednesday – Leeks

Leeks! Who loves ’em? MEEEEEE.

This is once again, as a result of my husband finding ways to prepare things that previously did not appeal to me – I don’t actually know why Leeks were unappealing to me, but they were. So he made them in a BLT Mac and Cheese, and they were SO good, so now I am sold!

They are sturdy veggies that remain to be harvested, making them a great option for Fall meals!

Who’s a fan? Do you have any good recipes including leeks?

leeks

Whole Foods Wednesday – Apples

It’s apple season! I couldn’t be happier about it, either. I love apples, and I love that they are so good for me, and so Diabetic-friendly.

I am sure you are seeing your friends and family posting tons of apple pictures on social media, right? Apple picking is my favorite 🙂

Do you have a favorite kind of apple? Do you have any awesome recipes you would like to share?

Oh, and have you gone apple picking yet?!apples

 

Superfood Saturday – Coffee Fruit

Ahhh… we all know about coffee, but did you know it’s actually a fruit? Today’s Superfood Spotlight is inspired by the newest flavor of Shakeology – Cafe Latte!

Coffee Fruit

Confession: I did not know coffee was a fruit, at all. The beauty of this world is you learn something new every day! 🙂

Have you ever had coffee fruit? I’ve had bajillions of coffee beans, but other than my Shakeology, I can’t say I have had coffee fruit.