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Monday, March 9, 2015

Superfood Spotlight - What's In Shakeology?

health benefits of chia seeds
I want to take a moment to highlight just ONE of Shakeology's COOL INGREDIENTS.
Did you know that Chia Seeds…

1. Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients with Very Few Calories? 1 ounce of chia seeds contains:
Fiber: 11 grams.
Protein: 4 grams.
• Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
• They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.

2. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants which help fight the production of free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to ageing and diseases like cancer.

3. Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings.

4. A study in type 2 diabetics showed that chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation.

Isn’t that cool??? And that’s only ONE of the MANY INGREDIENTS in Shakeology. My husband and I have been drinking Shakeology for the last year as a great way to get our vitamins, probiotics, and daily dose of superfoods in, like Chia Seeds.  I LOVE that I can actually read the label and know that it's REAL FOOD.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday Night Dance Party

I realize it's been a little bit since my last post.

This is what I've been up to, if you're wondering what a Working Mom, Blogger, and Fitness Coach does on a Friday Night.

You have your answer :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to Make Chocolate Mug Cake

easy fast dessert in 60 seconds

I've dabbled trying to make Mug Cakes in the past.  They usually come out too spongy or just don't taste right to me.  

Well I think I've finally found a winner!  Thanks to Taylor Truckey!  This is a recipe adapted from her awesome blog.  Check out her original recipe HERE:


  • 3/4 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology/Protein Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Sweetener of your choice (I used Splenda)
  • 1/4 TSP Cocoa
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 2 TBSP Almond Milk
  • 1 TBSP PB2
  • Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a mug.
  2. Add the egg and almond milk till well blended.
  3. Microwave for approximately 60 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle mini dark chocolate chips on top.
  5. Enjoy!
Do you have a different Mug Cake Recipe?  I'd love to hear it.  If so, Comment below with your link :)

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