Thirsty Thursday – Pina Colada Sangria!

Today’s entry isn’t the most Diabetic-friendly, but, life is short and we gotta splurge a little!

I modified the original recipe to add some maraschino cherries, and cherry juice to get the gorgeous ombre color effect, and some added flavor too!

SO good, just be careful – it’s a little TOO good! Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Sunday Shakeology – Pineapple Cheesecake

Holy smokes, this one is GOOD! I might be biased because I love cheesecake SO much, but YUM!

Not only do I love cheesecake, but I also love pineapple! Did you know that, aside from tasting sweet and delicious, pineapple is a wealth of health benefits due to its nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, and bromelain, as well as soluble AND insoluble fiber. It is high on the glycemic index, but fine to consume once in a while Рjust go for fresh over canned!




Sunday Shakeology – Morning Refresher

Ahhh even the name instantly relaxes and rejuvenates me! Plus, it helps that these are some of my FAVORITE things!

Mangoes contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6, as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, and copper, and they are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta carotene and astragalin.

Pineapple is also a storehouse of huge health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber and bromelain.

And banana….¬†they¬†have been considered one of the healthiest options for fruit consumption for many years due to the¬†impressive¬†nutritional content,¬†which includes¬†vitamins like vitamin C,¬†vitamin B6,¬†riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, and¬†niacin, as well as trace amounts of other vitamins. In terms of¬†minerals,¬†bananas deliver a significant amount of potassium,¬†magnesium, manganese,and copper. Bananas are also good sources of dietary fiber and protein.

Whew… thats a lot of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in one little handful of fruit! Then when you add in the 70 superfoods of Shakeology, and dang, thats quite a lineup!



Morning Refresher



Sunday Shakeology – Prickly Pear

Ooooh yum! Summer is around the corner, can you feel it?

I had a Prickly Pear martini once, and I loved it! Trying to mimic the flavors in Shakeology, this is pretty good!

Prickly Pear

I love Shakeology because with 7 flavors, the combinations are endless, and it’s fun coming up with new recipes, new flavors, new concoctions! It’s a bonus that I can do this in a guilt-free manner, not derail my health or my hard work, and in fact, get 70 superfoods into my system! That’s winning ūüôā