The “No Shake” Shakeology Recipes!! and Day 2 P90x

So today was Day 2 P90X, Plyometrics.  Going into any cardio program, I get nervous.  If it’s not Chalene Johnson, I get nervous.  I tried a few other programs and always ended up going back to Turbo.  Talk about a “soulmate” workout! Never want to give it up,  I feel like it’s now in my blood.

But, I bucked up and “got ‘er done”.  And it kicked my butt! I liked that it was hard, but I COULD DO IT!!  That’s a big thing with me.  If I can’t do it, I will get frustrated and give up.  I could finish, but it was still a great challenge!  Max heart rate over 180 and average was 148!  Score!! Less than an hour and 458 Calories burned!!  I was a sweaty mess.

PS, i wore my home made TurboFire DVD to show my “pride” for the program that prepared me to take on the P90X challenge for myself!

Oh and side note, that little space in front of your arm pits, YeAH SORE!!!! No more push-ups, feeling the pain from yesterday!

I also took the Fumbs for a lovely little walk this morning.  It was 40 something degrees out, so of course it was perfect Newfie Walking Weather! It was also a wonderful time to pull out my Uggs!!

He’s so cute! 🙂

Okay, back to the point of the post, my Shakeology “No Shake” Recipes!  I LOVE food, eating food.  Shakes are great, but I sometimes like to bite my food!  So I have taken the notion of using Protein powder as a “flour” and flown with iT!!  Here are a few of my favorites!! All made with Chocolate Vegan Shakeology! *Yah Gluten & Dairy Free**

Shakeology Frosting

This is super easy!  1 Scoop Chocolate Shakeology and then add water or Almond Breeze Coconut/Almond Milk to desired consistency.  Add slowly!!  To this Frosting, I added 1/2 apple, 2 Tbs cranberries, and 1/2 Tbs Peanut flour.  Kind of like a cran/apple take on a Nutella and Jelly!

I have also added my Shakeology frosting to my Kabocha Squash.  Kabocha is a sweeter squash, so I gave it a shot.  I think it might be an acquired taste, but i’m willing to try things at least once!  This one stuck!

Shakeology Balls I have made these two ways!  The first try was Chalene’s REcipes that I found online!

INGREDIENTS:

 8 Tablespoons PB2 or peanut flour

3 Tablespoons Almond Butter (I make my own)

½ Cup Shakeology Protein Powder

3 Tablespoons Raw Honey

½ Cup Quick Oats

DIRECTIONS:

 Mix PB2 with water until it’s a paste like consistency. Mix all ingredients, including the PB2 mixture together in a mixing bowl. It make take some time to blend all of the ingredients together. If it’s too sticky, sprinkle in additional protein powder so that it’s a pretty dry/crumbly texture.

Roll mixture into small individual balls, I made mine as small as 1/2 a ping pong ball and place on a wax sheet. Makes about 24 balls, Put in freezer until firm. The regular recipe makes 12, but i like to have 2 instead of just 1! 🙂 Psychology! 😛

I also made these with pumpkin instead of the Almond Butter and used rice crisp cereal instead of the oats!  Still yummy!  But needed a little more peanut flour!  Change with consistency!

I took these balls and then added one of them chopped, frozen to my yogurt concoction.  They make a great cookie to put on top of stuff!!

And I saved the BEST for last!! My Shakeology WAffles! Or Pancakes!!

Super Easy!!!!  1 Scoop Shakeology, 1 Tbs Peanut flour, 1/2 banana, 1/4 egg whites, and then add water to create consistency.  Or for extra fullness add Almond/Coconut milk.  I always add a dash of oriental 5 spice, or salt if I’ve had a really intense sweat for the day.  Then bake in a waffle pan or in the skillet!

If you want a puffy/dutch baby pancake, I do the same thing but add 1 egg white beaten stiff and then fold it into the wet.  I bake it at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes.  It should puff up a little to make one pancake!  All ovens are a little different, so you might have to play with this one!

Do you ever play with odd food combos??

Now that we’re in the lovely fall season, what are your favorite parts of the change of seasons??

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Friday Favorites!

Hey all… soo… how was your week??  I’ve been busy getting my resumes out there!  I actually had a phone interview this week.  I don’t know why they always make me so much more nervous than face to face?  I was also a complete DORK on the phone on Wednesday night!  But that will follow below under my favorite this week!!

Do you have “themes” of things that you find that you enjoy during a week?  Here were a few of my favorite things… (yes, I just said that while humming “The Sound of Music”!)

Loreal BB Cream

This stuff is amazing!!  I have been using it for almost a month now and my skin has completely changeD!! For the better of course. Have you used it yet?  I saw it on a feature on the Today Show and figured it sounded much better for my skin that tinted moisturizer.  I have found that I don’t require as much foundation anymore!  Which is a very good thing for my wallet, because I use the mineral makeup.

Loreal Cleaning Conditioner

I got this cleansing conditioner this week after hearing about it.  I have admired the Wen commercial for a while.  (sidenote: why do they play those commercials on the OnDemand for Storage Wars?? How many men care about their hair??) My scalp has been in a little trouble due to some thyroid and hormone issues, so I’m trying to come up with ideas to remedy the constant fall out.  I figured I would give this a shot for $6.99.  The first day I used it my hair felt really greasy.  I didn’t blow it out, and it never dried.  NEVER! lol!  I read the reviews and then I figured out that I needed to wash it a certain way!  It also takes your hair at least 2-3 days to get used to the lack of “stripping” that shampoo does.  My directions for successful application.  It takes me about 6 pumps to clean my hair. I do 1 pump per area of my scalp.  Then I comb it out in my hair, while i’m in the shower, leave it on for 2 minutes and then RINSE IT OUT as much as I can.  It will take a little longer to dry with a blow dryer, but my hair has NEVER been this smooth!!!!

Yummie Tummie Shaping Tank

I know there is absolutely NO NEED for me to wear a shaping tank.  However, I HATE the little bump that my jeans and button create.  It’s a pet peeve of mine.  Also if you knew me, you would know that I have some actual “tummy” troubles, and end up very bloated at the end of the day.  I bought this to help ‘suck me in’.  I couldn’t be happier!!  I also got it on a great deal from Zulily.com! I ❤ a good deal!!

The weather!

Yes, I am totally loving the change in season.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a summer bumpkin with the rest of them. However, I love the fall.  I love everything about the fall!!  My favorite thing right now is the change in nights.  I love to be cold when I sleep.

Getting a phone call from Karena from Tone It Up

Have you ever heard of Karena and Katrina.  I think I mentioned it before that I use their Nutrition Plan.  I have had great luck because they offer gluten and dairy free alternatives.  Plus, their are so motivating!!  I also integrate their weekly workouts into my fitness routine.  But back to the call!  I just found out last week that they make calls to members of their plan on Wednesday evenings.  I was out with the dog on Wed night and I heard the phone ringing.  I thought it was my sis, so I thought I would call her back.  When I got in it was a blocked call, and I listened (AND SAVED!!) the voicemail from Karena.  I was so shocked. I didn’t know what to do, so I tweeted her back!

She called me back!! I was so “star struck” i wasn’t sure what to say.  I think i got a little kerobbled.  I thanked her about a 100 times!  lol!  I’m very rarely at a loss for words.  Still at a loss and i’m shaking my head at my silly reaction! I still have questions! haha!  Isn’t that how it always happens, after the fact??!

Strong is the New Skinny

One of my high school friends, Lauren, reminded me of this quote this week.  It’s SO TRUE!!  I love muscles.  When I feel strong, I feel good about myself, feeling good equals confidence, and confidence equals “sexy”.  🙂  I also lift because I get to eat more!  Is anyone else way more hungry on the lift days??

Fumble

I’m loving myself some Fumble this week.  I worked 40 hour weeks,plus almost an hour to and from.  So I was gone for 10 hours a day.  When I got home from my workday I had to workout, eat, shower.  It left so little time for Fumble moments!  I’m enjoying the tiny times with him.

Continuing my Pinning Recipe Making

I’m loving that I’m actually making what I’ve been pinning!!!  I made Laura @Sprint2TheTable‘s Microwave Cookie today!! I subbed pumpkin for the sunbutter, and then topped it with Shakeology frosting.  This was a fabulous, high protien snack!!!

And lastly, I can’t forget my little good luck charm

Frogs

We had a lot of rain on Tuesday afternoon/night.  I went to go let Fumbs in the afternoon and when I went to go open the umbrella, I found this little guy!!

I didn’t think anything of it, but then Jennifer at FortheGlow told me that frogs are good luck!  I looked it up, and they are indeed!  They offer good luck, especially while in transition.  Eerily wonderful in my shift into my “new life”!!!

What are a few of your favorite things from the week??

Fashion Addiction

Do you have a fashion addiction??

I do!

BOOTS!! Not shoes, but boots!

There was a period of time that I was actually afraid of ordering boots on deep discount (the only way i buy anything) and having them sent to the house.  My dad would have KILLED me if he saw another box come to the door.  I actually thought about having the boxes sent to the office!

I took that as my “sign”!

Well… I was able to put that addiction to bay for a while.  9 months exactly.  But now they’re back!!  EEEK!!

 I will share my favorite pair of boots, and you would never guess where they are from??

TARGEt!!!

They were only $21!!  How could I EVER pass that up? I’m tempted to put an alert on them to find out when they will be back in stock!  I want them in another color! lol!

I created a little workout that I do on my own to get my little thighs in shape for my skinny jeans!  My thighs are always a sticking point for me because I have what I call “linebacker” thighs.  I get big!  My recent round with Chalean Extreme really leaned me down, so I’m trying to maintain that!

Here is my little routine!

** just a reminder that i’m not a trainer, just a fit girl sharing my own routine!**

What’s your fashion addictions? Bag, shoes??