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!

Food Swap Friday – Walnuts for Croutons

Are you like me, and absolutely NEED that crunch and flavor of croutons on your salad? I know those little things are bad for me, but I neeeeeeed them!

Well maybe this swap will help me… Croutons are high in sodium, often coated in butter, and full of empty calories—around 10 per piece, which can tally up in a hurry. Obviously, not the best way to top your microgreens, right?

A healthier crunch alternative is walnuts, which are loaded with nutrients like omega-3s that are good for you, but will also help keep you satisfied, with the added bonus of fiber and protein!

Food Swap Friday – Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream

I am a member of the “Sour Cream Junkies” club… I LOVE the stuff. I know, not good, or good for me… today’s swap has actually become one of my favorites, because it really does offer the same taste and effect, while offering MORE protein and LESS fat than it’s counterpart of Sour cream.

Note: occasionally, I still enjoy sour cream… it’s become the exception, not the rule, and that’s okay — life IS about balance, after all!

Have you tried this swap?

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?!

Sunday Shakeology – Apple Berry

Apples and raspberries – two of my favorite things! Paired with the fruity taste of Greenberry, and its just a wonderful array of fruits (but also adaptogens, phytonutrients, and all that other good stuff, too!)

For me, Greenberry tastes like Captain Crunch cereal (but decidedly healthier!) – if you have tried it, what do you think it tastes like? If you haven’t, do you want to?

You can swap an actual apple for the juice, too!