Fitness, Good Eats, Health, Wellness

Simple Healthy Snack

I’m in my second week of my second round of 21 Day Fix Extreme. It’s an amazing program that murders calories and comes with a simple meal plan system in order to get you RESULTS! When being active, you NEED to get your nutrition down in order to get the results you want. Snacking is often taken for granted. You have to keep your metabolism up and by excluding your snacks, that just won’t do.

I wanted to share with you a simple healthy snack. With the 21 Day Fix program you are given colored portion control containers.

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Just follow the code above and you’re golden 🙂

 

I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I went for oats with a touch of dark chocolate, vanilla greek yogurt, and half a purple container or strawberries. Trust me, this was the perfect size!

 

How delicious does this look? Simple nutrition 🙂

People tend to get side tracked, if not completely fall away from their goal when it is too complicated. This program has made it so SIMPLE to follow this meal plan (along with the workouts), stay on track, and get results. What more can I ask for?

If you are interested in a simple and effective program then please contact me for more info! 🙂

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/StephCardozo86

xo

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Beauty, Fitness, Health, Home Remedy, Life, Organic, Vegetarian, Wellness

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

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Anyone who knows me has heard me rave about this. I’ve been drinking apple cider for almost a year now and I absolutely love it! This has helped me with energy, weight loss, curb appetite, relieves sore throat, balances ph levels, and much more!

For internal health, drink one to two tablespoons in eight ounces of water, or your favorite drink (or shake), two times a day.

  • Helps with weight loss (due to its acetic acid) and curb appetite
  • Maintains your body’s pH level
  • Helps detox your liver
  • Boosts energy
  • Reduce heartburn
  • Helps your body fight candida (type of fungus)
  • Helps clear up blemishes and skin conditions
  • Improve irregularity
  • Helps with respiratory issues
  • Prevents allergy attacks
  • Gargle after brushing your teeth to kill bad breath and throat infections
  • Dip tooth-brush in apple cider and brush to remove stains for a whiter smile!
  • Add a bit in your preferred tea with honey and lemon when feeling under the weather
  • Use apple cider to make your own salad dressing! Tastes great and is great for you!

You can use this as a facial toner after your morning and evening skin care routine. After cleansing your face, gently tap dry. Take one part apple cider and two parts purified water. Take a clean cotton ball or cotton swab to evenly spread toner on your face. Let your face air dry completely, allowing the apple cider to absorb and follow this up with your moisturizer. This helps give your skin a youthful glowing look and those who have severe acne will find using this after about a week, it will significantly clear your skin!

For hair care you can purchase a spray bottle and add one part purified water and one part apple cider vinegar. When it’s time for your wash, spray throughout your scalp and length. Massage gently and then shampoo and condition as usual. This helps break build up, prevents and rids you of dandruff, and leaves you with shiny locks!

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Suffering from sun burn? No worries! Apple cider vinegar helps with that too!

Fill your tub up with cool water and add one cup of apple cider. Soak for at least fifteen to twenty minutes for relief. 🙂

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Having trouble getting the floors clean? Add half a cup of ACV to water and you’ll have clean floors and surfaces with no problem. Apple cider kills bacteria, making this product a great disinfectant and keeping a perfectly safe and clean environment for your little one to crawl on! 🙂

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Need something to rid your pet from those pesky fleas? That’s right, apple cider gets rid of that as well! With a spray bottle, add one part apple cider with two to three parts water. Spray over your pets coat and those fleas will be dying to find a new home (get it? 😉 ). Your pet will be flea free and left with a beautiful shiny coat!

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If weeds in your beloved garden are an ongoing problem, apple cider is the answer! in a spray bottle add one part apple cider and about six to seven parts water. Spray and say good-bye to those weeds! Happy gardening! 🙂

So, you see here the many benefits of having this one product on your shelf at all times! My favorite brand is Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar which can be found at most markets. I like to order mine in bulk on Amazon to be sure I never run out :).

xo

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Good Eats, Health

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

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I absolutely love pancakes! It was imperative that I find a healthy recipe so I can feed my pancake addiction 🙂

Let’s jump right into the ingredients!

You will need:

  • Two medium sized sweet potatoes
  • Cinnamon
  • Two eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Your choice of protein (I kick ass with a group in Team beachbody which gives me access to the awesome Shakeology! It’s the healthiest meal of the day! 🙂 )
  • Non stick spray

Directions:

Bring water to a boil and cut small pieces of sweet potato, if you are making these the same morning it will cook them faster. To save time you can always cook the potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge.

Boil the potatoes at medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Use a fork to test if they’re ready, you’ll know when they either break apart or the fork slides right out.

Get your pan ready by putting it on medium heat, oil it up with non stick spray, my preference is coconut oil 😉

 

While your pan heats up, get to mixing!

Drain the water, add two egg whites, a dash of cinnamon,one tablespoon of whole wheat flour, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one scoop of protein. Mix that magic up with an electric mixer. If you don’t have one handy, a potato masher will do.

With a large spoon, scoop (should measure up to about half a cup) mixture onto pan and cook for about three minutes on each side.

This recipe makes about six or seven pancakes.

 

I like to use maple syrup but honey or agave will do just fine as well. 😉 A little goes a long way! These pancakes are moist and don’t soak up the syrup like other recipes do.

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Here is the finished product. Delicious healthy pancakes!

Don’t forget to share!

xo

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