A few quick recipes!

I can’t believe it has been almost a MONTH since my last post! With school starting up and all of the stress and craziness that goes with it, I have been absolutely slammed. So busy, even, that my eating has gotten off track. Life got in the way, I didn’t plan as well as I would’ve liked, and I fell back into some old habits. I have not fallen off of the workout train! But my eating has been less than stellar.

Because of that, I have recommitted to planning my meals and surrounding myself with healthy choices! If I have good food in the house and a plan for what we can eat each night, I’m not so tempted to run to the drive-thru. Today I did my food shopping for the week, and made enough food for dinner so we don’t even have to think about what to eat tomorrow – planned leftovers!

One new recipe that I tried this week was Shakeology Balls. They are also called No-Bake Shakeology Cookies, because they taste so much like no-bake cookies that most people are probably used to. These things are delicious! My 4-year old gobbled up as many as I would give him the first time I made them, and then begged me to make more after that batch was gone. The best part – he is getting a TON of nutrition when he eats his “treat.” SCORE!

shakeology balls

Shakeology Balls

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Yield: 25 cookies


• 1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
• 1 cup rolled oats
• ½ cup honey
• 1 cup Chocolate Shakeology
1. Combine peanut butter, honey, oats and Shakeology in medium bowl. Mix well.
2. Roll 24 balls, each the size of 1 tbsp.
3. Flatten each slightly so takes on the shape of a traditional cookie. (I skip this step, and I also sometimes add a little water to make it mix better.)

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 112
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Sodium: 13 mg
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 7 g
Protein: 5 g
Another of my current favorite recipes is Mint Chocolate Shakeology – otherwise known as a Thin Mint Cookie Shake! Seriously, if you love Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, this recipe is for you. It is my absolute favorite drink to make right now, and I can gulp it down faster than any other shakeology recipe I’ve found.
mint shakeo
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup cold water or unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla)
3 to 4 drops peppermint extract (it doesn’t take much, trust me!!)
Ice to taste
I have also made this with coffee instead of milk, and with a banana for extra calories and to make it more filling. The mint just makes it great, no matter what.
I have some new workout videos that I plan to post soon, so keep looking out for those. I actually made a video today, but my cameragirl was a little off her game with the iphone. 😉 Didn’t turn out so great, so we need to have a re-do.  Until then, keep living healthy!

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