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CARAMEL MOCHA LATTE PROTEIN SHAKE

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Back on track with green smoothies

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Hey, I do not know about the rest of you, but this St. Patrick’s day weekend ended up being a pig out!!  I Had company, a lot of dinners out, drinks and late nite munching!  I went way off the deep end this weekend.  Besides being tired, I feel bloated and have put on a few pounds.  After a weekend like this I almost need to stop cold turkey to get back on track!  Being fatigued just makes me crave more sweets and the more I obsess on the pounds I have gained, I just want food!

So today is my green smoothie day.  I am not starving myself, just the opposite.  I do not want to slow my metabolism down I  just need to cut back some calories and boost myself with a lot of vitamins and high fiber to get things moving. “If you know what I mean!”  I also need to really hydrate!  I try to consume between 20 – 30 grams of fiber and I get these through fruits and vegetables.  Also potassium rich foods  are included to help act as a diuretic.

Heres my day:

Morning;

  • 8oz glass of water
  • cup of green tea with lemon
  • Green smoothie that included 2 cups spinach, 1 cup low-fat greek yogurt, 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder. Add water and blend to the thickness you prefer.

Lunch:

  • 8 oz glass of water
  • 1 cup of green tea
  • Green smoothie.  Use 1 ripe avocado,  1 cup almond milk, 2 teaspoons benefiber fiber,  2 tablespoons honey, 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries and 1/2 cup low-fat greek yogurt and 3 ice cubes and blend.

Dinner: 

  • 8 oz glass of water
  • Green smoothie:  2 cups of spinach, 1 apple, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder,  1/2 cup low-fat greek yogurt, then add ice and blend to preference.

Sweet treat:

  • chocolate mud: 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese, stevia to sweeten to taste and coco powder and mix well.

Join me, and let me know how everything works out!

Avocado Moisturizing Mask – Go a little green for St. Patty’s day !

Take a little “ME TIME” before the St. Patty’s celebrations.  Everybody needs a little pampering! Avocado Moisturizing Mask! ingredients: 1/4 ripe avocado 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 tablespoon of honey Why these ingredients?  Avocado is rich in vitamins like vitamins A, B, and E.  Avocado oil can help for maintaining your skins elasticity and is also a wonderful moisturizer. […]

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Thursday’s Recipe of the Day: Slimmed Down Shamrock Shake

Go Green in celebration of st. Pattys day! Not to mention it so so good just had one for breakfast. I liked without the peppermint. Thanks for blogging fitnesslovingmom

“Top of the morning to Ya”

Getting ready for St. Patties Day – Put a little green in your diet!  This is a little breakfast with all the good fats and proteins to start your day off right!  Haven’t we all heard the importance of breakfast and how important it is to jump-start your metabolism for the day.  Well why not, here is yummy […]

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Fresh healthy lunch with 2 minute prep time!

My tip for a quick power lunch and slimming for the waist!

It is a quick snack or even a quick and simple lunch.  So simple but so good! Start with an 8 oz glass of water with a spoon full of dissolvable fiber supplement. Take a single serving of low-fat cottage cheese and mix with  4 tbsp of taboule.  Only about 200 calories, just add green tea with lemon and you have a relaxing lite lunch.  With around 12 grams of protein and only 5 sugars, your good to go!  Just add a little whole grain fiber and you have quick healthy satisfying lunch.  A healthy lunch like this you have a lot of wiggle room for you afternoon snack!

sooo true!

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Happy Monday!

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On a snack mission

mmmmm delicious

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OK It is late afternoon and feeling starved as usual!  I am in Target on last minute errands before school carpool.   Now I am on a mission to find a quick snack with some protein and fiber, without breaking my calorie bank! After all I do have a snack criteria that generally includes no processed sugar, some protein and fiber.    The other rule I try to follow but it can be difficult, is that I have to be able to prononunce all the ingredients!!

I found the LaraBar!  I had seen this talked about on the biggest looser so I thought I would check it out.   Only 3 ingredients, and all of them I can spell!  It has protein and fiber and no cholesterol.  It is vegan and gluten-free.  It does have about 8 sugars depending on the flavor you pick but it is all natural.

I picked up a multi-flavor box and dashed to the car.  I tried 3 different flavors; cherry pie, cashew cookie, and apple pie.  They were good not my favorite but good.  Also they run about 230 calories so be aware when counting calories.  I liked the apple pie the best.  I think it was a texture thing.  I tend to like more crunchy snacks.  My kids were not fond of them.  My vote is I would buy them again especially if I were traveling for a quick snack to go anywhere!  Share your opinions.

Skinny Italians Eat Pasta: Simple and Delicious 5-Ingredient Spaghetti Dish

Enjoy a simple but delicious pasta dish!  I tried it out this weekend it was great!  After a little carbs got my family involved in a 5k run to support brain cancer!  Ahh good weekend!

Skinny Italians Eat Pasta: Simple and Delicious 5-Ingredient Spaghetti Dish.

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