• 1 Grapefruit, sliced (can use a lemon if on medication that prevents you from consuming grapefruit).
  • 1 Tangerine, sliced (can use an orange)
  • ½ large cucumber (or 1 small-medium cucumber), sliced
  • Mint, handful of leaves
  • Water

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, add ice as you like. Refrigerate for one hour before consuming!

There are some great benefits to be had from the ingredients that make-up this water.  According to Kim, Grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C and helps you burn fat.  Tangerines help stabilize blood sugar and stimulates genes to burn fat.  Cucumbers are a natural diuretic and help reduce water retention and bloating.  Lastly, peppermint helps promote better digestion.

So far (1 day in) I have lost 4lbs...for me that was a lot due to my vacation eating for the past week! I was superrrr puffy! It may not be the same for you. Keep in mind everyone's body is different. Cannot wait to see how the next 8 days go (today is day 2).

Spaghetti Squash with extra lean turkey meatballs!

1 Spaghetti squash
Your own favorite sauce (I make mine homemade) and if you want any meat!

1) Microwave squash for 3-4 minutes to soften
2) After soft cut off the ends and slice down the center into 2 equal halves!
3) Heat oven to 375 degrees and put squash halves in rind up. Bake for 30-40 minutes (depends on your oven for me it was like 40)
4) Once you let it cool a moment scrape out "spaghetti" you'll see what I mean!
Add you sauce/toppings and viola! Delish and soooo low carb :-)

These ROCK!! Perfect for a little healthy dessert or a quick pre-workout snack!

1 cup Quick Oats (or 2.5pckgs instant oatmeal. Lower Sugar Maple Brown Sugar is awesome)

1 cup Chocolate PB2 powder (www.BellPlantation.com)

1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce

1 Scoop or package of Chocolate Shakeology (Order from your coach. Or http://shakeology.com/bethsimpler)

6 packets Stevia or Truvia (or use agave or honey to sweeten)

If too crumbly, add more apple sauce.

The following are estimates because nutrition depends on the size & the exact ingredients you use:

~80 calories per ball

~7-8g protein

Makes ~18-20 balls

Wash hands & remove jewelry. Mix all ingredients into large bowl. Spoon out a golf-ball size amount and shape into balls or whatever shape you like. Put into freezer (best when they've been in freezer for about 2hrs). Ready to eat straight from the freezer (may take 1-2 minutes to thaw enough to eat).

Love chips?
Either grab some baked chips or skip all the fat and goo and go with Baked Kale chips!
You can flavor them however you'd like and they are SO DELICIOUS!

Recipe of preference: Salt and Vinegar

Set oven to 375
Spread Kale on cooking pan
2 tsp of Extra virgin olive oil
2tsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt

_ Shakeology Recipe: Gingerbread Man

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup rice, soy, almond, or low-fat milk (plain or vanilla)
1 ½ cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp ginger

1 tsp vanilla extract
Ice to taste!

Delicious low calorie pumpkin pie shake!!
To Make:
1 Scoop of Chocolate Shakeology
1/2 cup of unsweetened pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon extract
1 tsp. nutmeg extract (or just 2 tsp of cinnamon!)
1 1/2 cup of water
1/2 fat free milk
and ice to taste

Light Spinach Pesto


1 1/4 cups cooked spinach (I used frozen + thawed)
3 teaspoons chopped basil
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons parsley
Salt/pepper to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more olive oil or salt if necessary.

Combine with pasta and enjoy!


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