Monday, July 21, 2014

Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

I have recently switched to getting Chocolate and Tropical Strawberry every other month. These are both Vegan flavors of Shakeology. I have been branching out....just every now and then...and trying some cool concoctions. Usually I am just a "plain jane" and like my Shakeology that way, but some I have found really taste like a cheat dessert! I love this is so good!

Skinny Peppermint Patty Shake
1 packet of Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
5 squares of unsweetened chocolate ( I used the Enjoy Life (dairy, soy and peanut free!)
2 Tbsp. of coconut oil
12 oz. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 c. shredded coconut
4 tsp. organic mint extract
1 very ripe banana
ice cubes (I used a handful)

Blend and ENJOY!

So what is the deal on CARBS anyway?

If you have even been paying the slightest attention the past several years, you know that CARBS is that word that has become dirty is some people's minds. A lot of people blame too many carbohydrates on weight gain and think that having a low carbohydrate or no carbohydrate diet is the way to go. The thing is, it is not really that simple. Carbohydrates are everywhere and not just in bread products that we typically think of. I still feel like a balanced approach to eating is one that is best. All carbs are not bad, but some are clearly superior to others. When eating carbohydrates, you want to eat complex carbohydrates. These include things like green vegetables, fruits, and whole grain breads. I found this great chart on that really breaks down the good versus the bad. She has some other great information there too.

There is always lots of information out there, but I feel like if you stick to healthy, clean ingredients you really can't go wrong. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Calorie Burn For Different Activities

I always love looking at these kinds of charts. It is so interesting to me what the caloric burn of certain activities are. Sometimes you really have to think about how much you would have to burn to make up for a treat or an overindulgence...yikes! This chart shows the activity for 30 minutes and based on weight. Check it out!