MIMM #34: Shakeology!

Happy Monday my friends ūüôā

So I have a bit of a confession for y’all: Let’s face it, I don’t do the best job getting my veggies in. I am sure many of you have heard of the Shakeology and they “oh¬†so many marvelous¬†things.”

Sure I get plenty of fruits, probiotics, protein and other vitamins & minerals in my diet.

But what about the greens and such?

That’s honestly what drew me to Shakeology – greens and superfoods! I’ve tried different green supplements and of course, trying to eat more veggies. Now with a baby on the way, I will be in need a nutrient dense, healthy meal – fast!

Enter Shakeology.I love that a serving (in Greenberry) has 130 calories, 17g protein, biotin, vitamin B-12, iron and much more. If you are interested in trying out Shakeology, check out the ingredients and info here.

Try a sampler pack, with SIX different flavors to try.

Vegan? They have a Sampler 4-Pack for you too.

I purchased Chocolate and Greenberry and tried it out for myself. In just a few days, I noticed that I didn’t feel so tired in the middle of the day. It gave me a nice little “boost,” the boost that I am looking for and will need¬†once I have Samantha.Shakeology is such a marvelous¬†[nutrient dense] meal replacement. I like to have it either as a mid morning meal (I have 2 small breakfasts) or a post workout meal.¬†

What will you benefit from Shakeology?

Strengthened¬†immune system, repair and restore your GI system and reduced chronic¬†inflammation. I am also doing the 21-Day Fix with plenty of¬†modifications (and no Pilates Fix, just double Yoga Fix). Yes it can be done and I’m 37 weeks pregnant;¬†I feel strong and¬†marvelous after

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GIVEAWAY:¬†One person will WIN¬†a¬†3-day supply of Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology and a Blender bottle! You’ll also get a FREE copy of FULL my Health & Fitness¬†E-Book¬†filled with tips, meal plan, grocery guide and more.

To Enter: All you have to do is comment to THIS post saying what is it about Shakeology that YOU like? What intrigues you? For me it’s the superfoods and greens. ūüôā

Contest Rules: Entries must be submitted by July 16th. Winner will be announced on July 17th (blog post to follow).

Additional Entries? Follow Nutritiously Sweet via Facebook and/or Instagram. Post a comment and leave YOUR Facebook account name and/or Instagram account.

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If you have any questions or are interested in Shakeology, please feel free to email me at NutritiouslySweet@gmail.com.

Thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous in My Monday. Hope everyone is well and has a marvelous week!

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WIAW #126: Protein’d.

If I may say, I’ve been doing a pretty good job during the past few weeks getting my protein in; 120g+!

This my number one struggle during this pregnancy. I’ll¬†have good weeks at 110g+ of protein, then others maybe 85g. My body feels good getting in at least 110g.

My muscles are working overtime to support and make baby.¬†For this What I Ate Wednesday, I’ll be showing you some of my protein’d up eats. Enjoy!

Breakfast:¬†Going back to¬†oats; 1 packet of sugar-free maple & brown sugar instant oats (I need the added iron), 1/2 scoop of peanut butter marshmallow Cellucor whey, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries &¬†2 tsps crunchy peanut butter.Snack #1: I made this smoothie last week, but I am enjoying it again. It’s delicious and refreshing post-workout.It’s a Cherry, Cherry-nilla Smothie: 1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 1 Chobani Simply 100 Black Cherry Container, 1/3 Cup of Pitted Cherries, 1/2 of a Frozen Banana,¬†6oz. of Water, Handful of Ice &¬†Blend!

Lunch: Now that I am at officially on “maternity leave,” lunches are quick. I like to do veggie burgers with fruit and pretzels.Snack #2: I’ve been hooked on the Luna Chocolate Salted Caramel protein bars. Perfect for running errands. Dinner: Subway sandwich. You can’t go wrong with lots of turkey, veggies all toasted up.Night Munchies: I had a little bit of everything; Trader Joe’s popcorn, light Swiss cheese wedge, grapes & some reduced-fat Wheat Thins! I’m linking up with Jenn for WIAW. Thanks for hosting! Question: What’s YOUR favorite protein filled snack?

Friday Favs #2: PB Marshmallow Protein Pancakes

Happy Friday and 4th of July weekend!

Ever since I got my Cellucor order in the mail, I’ve been having fun with breakfast. Making it my favorite meal again and much higher in protein.I’ve even added it to this protein pancake recipe.

This week my all-time favorite has been some protein pancakes. These pancakes are a semi “spin off” my PB2 protein pancakes recipes, which you can check out here. Enjoy!Peanut Butter Marshmallow Protein Pancakes (one serving)

  • 2 Tbps of Flour (oat, wheat,¬†or your choice)
  • 2 tsps Smooth, All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Scoop¬†of Cellucor Peanut Butter Marshmallow Whey (or 1/4 cup protein powder of choice)
  • 1 Large Egg‚Äôs Egg White
  • 2-3 Tbsps of Liquid (use vanilla almond milk, soy, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Packet of Stevia
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Toppings: Chia seeds, raspberries, maple syrup, etc!

Mix everything into a small bowl, except for the egg white and stevia. Be sure to add the liquid slow, depending on your desired pancake thickness. Whisk the egg white and stevia until nice whipped, then add to rest of ingredients. Let mixture sit for at least 5 minutes.

After, take pancake mixture and add in the egg white. Take a pan, spray it with non-stick cooking spray and turn the stove on to a low-medium heat.

Cook each side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and top with what your heart desires!

Question: Do you get in a breakfast rut?

What’s been your go-to breakfast this summer?

I was in a big time cereal rut for about 3-4 months of my pregnancy. Now I am changing things up again ūüėČI’m linking up with Heather and Katie for Friday Favorites. Thanks for hosting ladies!

Thinking Out Loud #14: Bodybuilding = Motherhood

Good morning beautiful people ‚̧Today is a gorgeous day in New England. It’s cool and sunny. I know it’s not going to last too long before 80 degree weather hits, so I am enjoying the moment.For today, I am sharing some thoughts – Thursday thoughts to be more specific.

The other day I was thinking about how bodybuilding prepared me for motherhood:

1. Bodybuilder’s Sleep = Baby’s Sleep: Both VERY important; one for muscle recovery, the other for brain development.
2. Counting Macros = Breastfeeding: Macros and Breast are best, but sometimes you can’t/ don’t want to anymore for what ever reason.
3. Society on Bodybuilding = Society on Motherhood: People will ALWAYS have something to say, tell you what you SHOULD be doing, how you’re doing it WRONG, etc.
4. 5 Weeks Out = 35 Weeks: Both have 5 Weeks left til the big day!
5. Bodybuilder Body = Post Baby Body: It takes time, work, dedication and most importantly, PATIENCE.

I know, I know, I am strange one but it was on my mind. What do you think fitness mamas?

Speaking of bodybuilding, I am continuing¬†my “stock up” for after baby arrives. I found this organic vanilla Muscle Milk protein powder on sale at Target for $17.24. Not the best price per serving (about $1.44/serving) but I didn’t feel like making a giant order on Bodybuilding.com since they have sweet deals. I do need new tires on my car first. There is always next time, right?

Fear not, I do have a new protein pancake recipe coming at ya next week. Stay tuned ūüôāI don’t think Bun-Bun is not amused that I keep bugging her. She’s just too cute!Oh,¬†in case you missed it, I am loving THIS¬†20-Min. HIIT workout.

It’s low-med impact (you can nix lunges and deadlifts for a lower impact), gets you heart pumpin’ and 2 rounds = 20mins. If you have more time, try THREE.Dark chocolate is always nice post-workout. ūüėČI am linking up with Amanda today over at Running With Spoons, go check her out and thanks for hosting.Question: What’s your¬†current favorite of the follow:

Protein powder, protein bar, workout and/or breakfast?!

MIMM #32: Last “Single Lady” Adventures

Why hello!

Last Monday was¬†my 27th marvelous birthday. For a Father’s Day/ birthday celebration, Patrick and I headed to New York for a marvelous little road trip. Our adventure landed us at a¬†Yankee game. We enjoyed a fun¬†muggy rain-delayed baseball game.It’s the last time I can really travel before Samantha comes and also my last birthday before being a mom and married!My mom had fun practicing Grandma¬†with marvelous Bun-Bun.While I was a beach bum for a little bit.And my brother, Chris got me some birthday goodies – I’m stocking up for my hospital bag and post-baby!We had such a nice and relaxing time in New York, it was much needed!

When we arrived back, I came home to a marvelous package. This is my favorite Cellucor flavor.This week, the blog shall return to its regularly scheduled program.  Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM and hope everyone has a wonderful last week of June.

Question: Ever tried Cellucor whey protein?

What’s YOUR favorite protein powder?

WIAW #125: Day Off Eats!

Morning there! It’s been almost a month since my last What I Ate Wednesday post.

Why not bring one to you this week on eats on one of my days off? Let’s Go!

Breakfast: Literally 6 out of 7 days a week, I have cereal for breakfast; mix of Fiber One Honey Clusters, Kellogg’s Smart Start, chia seeds and blueberries.. Today I clearly has two breakfasts;¬†this one is Special K Chocolate Almond, Fiber One Honey Clusters and seeds.¬†#NoShame.Mid-Morning Snack:¬†I tried this limited Chobani plum Greek Yogurt. It honestly tasted more like light cherry, but was still delicious.I had a real plum after to compensate for taste ūüėČLunch: I really didn’t have lunch, but rather munched on a Quest bar and banana. Dinner: A simple, yet yummy Lean Cuisine Four Cheese pizza with grape tomatoes on the side. I topped with a sprinkle of pepper and reduced-fat Parmesan. Dessert: The fianc√© went to get me some pistachio soft served. Couldn’t say no to that one!There you have it, some eats on my day off. I’m linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons!Question: Ever have double breakfast days?

Have you tried Choabni’s limited edition flavors?

WIAW #124: Long Day!

Good morning y’all!

I am stopping by for a What I Ate Wednesday post today. I have a full day today (10am-9pm) with a couple of hours in between time. All meals were pre-prepped and packed!

I started my day off with some protein pancakes¬†before heading to my doctor’s appointment. It’s been a while since I had em’ and they did not disappoint. ¬†Of course coffee too.I had a thinkThin lean protein and fiber bar as a snack, just before the doctor’s. For lunch,¬†I made a whole wheat wrap with turkey, Swiss, tomatoes and garlic infused olive oil. Mmmm ūüôā Afternoon pick-me-up!For a second snack (at work), I packed a fruit salad, Greek yogurt and string cheese. To satisfy my sweet tooth (had two)¬†‚̧ Dinner (at work) was some¬†homemade Vermont pasta with homemade pasta sauce from this weekend.Thanks Jenn for hosting this food party!Question: Ever had one of those crazy long days where you’re home to just wake up, go and come back to sleep?

How do you tackle them?