Sustainable Weightloss That’s Cheaper Than a Gym Membership! #Mindblown

If you’ve struggled with getting in shape, it’s not your fault.  Listen, it’s hard to control your portions and to find the time and/or energy to workout! I know! I grew up overweight and deal with a health condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) so I completely understand.  The key to weightloss is consistently eating the right portions and working out BUT how can you do that if you don’t know what to eat, how much to eat and who has time to drive to a gym? Continue reading “Sustainable Weightloss That’s Cheaper Than a Gym Membership! #Mindblown”

Vegetarian Meal Prep

This light and healthy vegetarian meal prep is a veggie lover’s dream come true — leafy greens, onions, and mushrooms are daily staples, with everything from spaghetti squash to cabbage to asparagus to round out the meals. It’s also the perfect menu to transition from winter to spring. Hearty Chickpea Vegetable Soup will fill you up on blustery days and cool and crisp Hummus Veggie Wraps are a welcome prelude to spring. Continue reading “Vegetarian Meal Prep”

9 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

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If you have a cheat meal or eat unhealthily every so often, that isn’t so bad (we try and follow the rule of eating an 80% clean diet). But, what if you’re eating badly and don’t know it? Sure, you stay away from deep-fried Oreos, but is your favorite “health food” snack keeping you from reaching your goals?

Here are nine foods that have successfully disguised themselves as “diet-friendly” foods. Don’t let them fool you. Continue reading “9 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think”

Candy Corn Smoothie #Boo

Candy corn may be the most popular Halloween candy in the U.S. (it’s the preferred choice in five states), but we’re hoping that’s because it is also one of the scariest. The waxy yellow, orange, and white kernels are made up of mostly sugar and corn syrup (not to mention the artificial colors and flavors), earning it a spot on our list of the scariest ingredients in Halloween candy.

Whether you love it or run screaming from it, candy corn is symbolic of Halloween. But, there are plenty of healthier ways to celebrate this spooky holiday than loading up on candy. This year, how about whipping up a festive Candy Corn Shakeology Smoothie instead? It’s like a costume for your smoothie! The three layers get their colors from wholesome ingredients such as carrot juice, pineapple, and turmeric, which taste surprisingly good when mixed with Vanilla Shakeology and coconut milk.

The novelty of this multi-layered shake does require a bit of extra effort and freezer time. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, then you’ll agree that every step is worth it. If you want to skip straight to the enjoyment part, you can blend all of the ingredients together at once.

Related: Abs are made in the kitchen! Watch FIXATE for fit-friendly recipes, only on BOD.

Candy Corn Smoothie

Prep time

45 mins

Total time

45 mins

 Author: Beachbody

Recipe type: Drinks

Serves: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

Bottom Layer: ½ cup fresh carrot juice

Bottom Layer: ¼ cup reduced fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt

Bottom Layer: ½ cup ice

Middle Layer: ½ cup water

Middle Layer: ½ cup ice

Middle Layer: ½ scoop Vanilla Shakeology

Middle Layer: ¼ cup canned pineapple, in juice, drained

Middle Layer: ½ tsp. ground turmeric

Top Layer: ½ cup coconut milk beverage

Top Layer: ½ cup ice

Top Layer: ½ scoop Vanilla Shakeology

Instructions

For Bottom Layer: Place carrot juice, yogurt, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Pour into large serving glass. Place glass in freezer for 15 minutes.

For Middle Layer: Place water, ice, Shakeology, pineapple, and turmeric in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Slowly pour into serving glass over bottom layer. Place glass in freezer for 15 minutes.

For Top Layer: Place coconut milk, ice, and Shakeology in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Slowly pour into serving glass over middle layer; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 255

Total Fat: 5 g

Saturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 8 mg

Sodium: 333 mg

Carbohydrates: 29 g

Fiber: 4 g

Sugars: 20 g

Protein: 23 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions

1 Protein

½ Fruit

1 Single Serving Snack
P90X3 Portions

1½ Carb

1½ Protein
Body Beast Portions

2½ Proteins

1 Protein Liquid

1 Balanced Liquid
Containers

½ Purple

1 Red

1 Yellow
Blog taken from Beachbody.com Beachbody Blog

Photographs by Kirsten Morningstar

30 Day Transformation? Yes, Please!

core-de-forceI CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THIS PROGRAM LAUNCH!!!!! I used to LOVE Tae Bo and this program is bringing back some very good memories for me. What is it?  Continue reading “30 Day Transformation? Yes, Please!”

Let Them Eat Chocolate Cake!

Yas!!!! Listen, you have to try this recipe when you have a craving for chocolate cake BUT you’re trying to stick to your healthy diet.  Enjoy ✌🏼️xo

Recipe:

  • 1 scoop of chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 T Almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1T dark chocolate chips (I used Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Tbs Natural almond or peanut butter (optional)
  1. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. 
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a cute coffee mug. 
  3. Microwave for 90 sec. 
  4. Remove and add almond or peanut butter (optional). 
  5. Thank @phattlife for this chocolatey awesomeness 😜

The Big Booty Workout

A big butt is all the rage! All the hype is still funny to me because, growing up, almost everyone in my family & neighborhood had a big butt & celebrities who looked like me had a big butt & it wasn’t desired😂 But after JLo played Selena, almost every female wants a bigger, rounder butt. If you look at Instagram, 90% of the pics women post are pics of their butt 🙄 Here’s a great routine that I found on Pinterest that you can take with you to the gym or use in your home gym. Remember that you have to eat properly AND lift heavy to build your butt. Another great workout for reshaping your butt is this. Ok ladies! Enough talk! Let’s work it out and make sure we leave a lasting impression when we leave a room… 😂

Blueberry Tart Smoothie! YUM!

Blueberry-Tart-ShakeologySometimes the simplest things are the best. For this Blueberry Tart Shakeology, all you need are blueberries, a scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, and a splash of cranberry juice for tartness, well, because chocolate. Throw in some water and ice — done and done. Continue reading “Blueberry Tart Smoothie! YUM!”

This Dad Lost 32 Pounds!

Matt Won $500

Mat Eilerts lost 32 lbs. with Body Beast and Shakeology. He entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for July 18th!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I felt self-conscious, tired, slow, and very stressed. I had an endless cycle of fads, self-promises, etc., but could never stick with it to get in shape. Continue reading “This Dad Lost 32 Pounds!”

Very Hot Drinks Probably Cause Cancer? Not So Fast.


A review released today by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that drinking very hot beverages is probably carcinogenic to humans.

Here’s the scoop: In 1991, the IARC looked at hot yerba maté, an infusion made from the dried leaves of a South American shrub that is traditionally drunk very hot through a metal straw. At the time, it was not deemed cancerous.
Continue reading “Very Hot Drinks Probably Cause Cancer? Not So Fast.”