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10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

 

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a wonderful time, but it can also bring a lot of unpleasant side effects and symptoms along with it. Here are 10 Tips for a great pregnancy using natural ingredients. It is important to use natural ingredients when you are pregnancy so you won’t expose your developing baby to toxins and anything that could harm them.

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Magnesium

Magnesium is a vital mineral for your body (pregnant or not). It is important for blood sugar metabolism, handling stress, helping you sleep, preventing morning sickness, and controlling blood pressure. read more

The number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…

This is the number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…

Plus  FIVE TIPS to get yourself on track before it is too late!

 

Watch to Learn the Number One Cause of Our Health Issues

 

 

Why is it so important to pay attention to how much sugar we eat?

Sugar has been identified as leading to cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes… and can even make you age quicker.

 

But one thing that most people don’t realize is how SNEAKY sugar really is!

 

Where is sugar hiding?

Sugar is found in almost ALL of our foods these days.

 

And it isn’t just sugar that we have to be aware of… it is everything that turns into sugar after we eat it… namely “Carbs.” read more

1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

Chocolate makes everything a little better doesn’t it?

I’m always on the hunt for chocolate snacks that satisfy with my sweet tooth without overloading me on the sugar!

 

Note: If you didn’t know, I have struggled with Gestational Diabetes with each of my pregnancies, here’s some info on how I beat it naturally!

 

Given my history and just being honest with myself, if I don’t find sweet things (with chocolate hopefully!) that is satisfying I’m going to end up chowing down on cookies or ice cream.

 

Thankfully I have a new favorite (and SIMPLE) recipe!

 

Check out my recipe for a 1-Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug!

 

 

 

Here’s the Recipe Breakdown:

 

Ingredients

1 Egg
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder (I prefer an Aluminum Free option if possible)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of almond butter (try to stick with unsweetened if possible!)
1 packer of stevia sweetener (my preferred no calorie sweetener)

Directions

  1. Grease a large mug (I usually recommend Coconut Oil)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute on high

And that’s it!

 

I’m simple, yummy, and has almost no sugar (and a little protein from the egg!)

 

What’s your go to healthy snack?

 

P.S. Don’t miss my other “In a Mug” snacks from around the blog!

 

Best Brownie in a Mug

King Cake in a Mug

Peanut Butter Crunch Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Cooke for One (with Icing!)

Healthy Avocado Brownies

I’m always looking for a healthy brownie recipe, because…

I LOVE CHOCOLATE!

Maybe you are like me if you are here. If so, this is a recipe I know you are going to want to enjoy time after time.

 

When you can satisfy your chocolate cravings with healthy fats (and a higher protein option too!) – that is always a win-win-win!

 

Watch how easy it can be to make your own Avocado Brownies:

 

 

 

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• 2 organic avocados

• 1/2 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract

• 4 tbsp. pure cocoa powder

• 1 tsp. stevia powder

• 3 tbsp. organic coconut oil

• 2 organic eggs

• 1/2 cup of dark chocolate melted

Dry Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup organic blanched almond flour

• 1/4 tsp. baking soda

• 1 tsp. baking powder

• 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt

• 1/4 cup erythritol

 

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1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

2. Peel the avocados and place in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

3. Add each additional ingredient (except the dry ingredients) and blend until smooth.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to mix.

5. Add mixed dry ingredients to the food processor and blend until combined.

6. Place a piece of parchment paper in a 30x20cm baking dish and pour in the batter.

7. Spoon evenly and place in the oven.

8. Bake for 35 minutes.

 

=&2=& Add a scoop of My favorite Chocolate Protein Shake to make these brownies protein packed! This is my favorite way to satisfy my chocolate cravings without the sugar! I know you will love it!

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Healthy Chocolate Pancakes

When your girls want chocolate pancakes… you make high protein, low sugar chocolate pancakes and they love it!!!

Because I’m that kind of mom, haha.

 

When Adam and I changed our whole way of eating… it was before we were parents. We knew that being healthy wasn’t just for adults – it was something for the whole family! We had to show our girls how to eat to feed their body.

 

As a mom, I have learned that finding healthy recipes that the kids LOVE to eat is key… they are excited to eat healthy (and they are learning how to cook too!) I know you are going to love this recipe:

 

 HIGH PROTEIN/LOW SUGAR PANCAKES 

Ingredients

1 scoop It Works Shake protein powder 
1/4 c flour (I used rye flour)
1 tsp baking powder
2 scoops of Chocolate Greens Superfood Powder
1 small handful of old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup of apple sauce
1 egg or egg whites
splash of Almond milk or whatever you have for the right consistency

(1/2 tsp of vanilla and almond extract optional)

 

Directions

Mix dry ingredients, mix wet and add to the dry. Cook on medium hot skillet. Flip to cook both sides.

 

Serves 1-2.

 

Serving options:

Sugar free syrup
Jelly
Drizzle of honey
Fresh fruit

Share if you want these for breakfast tomorrow morning   

 

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12 Week Sugar Detox Guide

Just say no to SUGAR!!This is not a new idea. Lots of popular diets have come to the conclusion that our sugar intake is out of balance in our Modern diet and this is the cause of our expanding waistbands.Management of your Sugar and Carbohydrates is crucial for weight loss and your general health.When our system gets overloaded with too much sugar and carbs, our cells start storing extra carbs as fat. Our cells love to store carbs, so they are very eager and ready when we over eat our carbs. If we eat a moderate or low carb diet, then we can burn those carbs before they get the chance to be stored as extra fat.Our body uses carbs and fat for primary energy sources. So you can either burn carbs or fats at one time (not at the same time). Since carbs are quick energy, those always get burned first. If there is more carbs than can be burned at one time or more fat that is waiting in line to get burned… then we have weight gain. read more

3 Benefits of Adding Collagen Peptides to Your Morning Coffee

I was learning about collagen recently when I was researching about our skin and how to keep our youthful glow…

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our entire body and it’s main goal is used as a connective tissue. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. It is composed of the individual amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine and in nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. read more

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Bread

Can you eat Dessert before Dinner??

When it is packed with protein, healthy fats, and superfoods – Sure you can!

 

My girls love getting messy in the kitchen, whipping up all sorts of treats…But I want to make sure I am teaching them easy recipes that also keep them healthy!

 

So many recipes are packed with SUGAR (yuck!) and as much as they may taste good, they are really doing us harm.

If you are struggling with cutting out the sugar, here are Four simple Tips that really helped me break the sugar addiction.

 

One thing I learned when I was trying to get healthy was that Healthy FATs were my friend! (Seriously!!)

Did you know that we were LIED to? Saturated Fats (like grassfed butter and coconut oil) are actually good for you!

 

They help me stay full longer (help regulate blood sugar), give you energy (fat is a fuel too!) but without the crash, and they can actually boost your metabolism! So here’s to eating more healthy fats, and enjoying great recipes like this one that gives you fiber, healthy fats, and protein too!

 

Now, for a simple Low Carb Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe your kids will BEG you for! 

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Bread

 

Recipe:

6 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
3.5 tablespoons of milk (I used almond milk)
2/3 cups of coconut flour
1/2 tsp of salt
8 tsps of truvia
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/3 cup low carb dark chocolate chips.

Mix wet ingredients and mix in dry ingredients. Then stir in chocolate chips.

Pour into parchment lined 9×6 bread pan.

Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Enjoy!

P.S. If you want an simple and easy way to get healthy fats, give your metabolism an extra boost, and collagen to keep you looking young even when you are on the go – check out my favorite instant butter coffee! 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers Unite!

You know when you were growing up and the BEST part of making cookies with your mom was when she let you lick the bowl? Come on… I know I wasn’t the only one!

Well, then you grew up… and people started talking about raw eggs and cookie dough and blah, blah, blah.

Not to mention all the calories and sugar in regular cookie dough…

 

What is a cookie dough lover supposed to do??? 

There HAS to be a better way!!!

No worries, friend! I got you boo… This is a healthy, protein packed, lower sugar recipe to help you relive your childhood without any guilt necessary ; )

 

Recipe and directions:

? 1 cup almond butter
? 2 scoops of It Works! Vanilla Shake
? 1 Tsp of Stevia (to taste!)
? 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional), plus more for garnish
? Salt to taste! (your preference)

Directions:

1. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat your almond butter for 30-60 seconds until softened and easier to stir. If you really want an arm workout, you can skip this step ?.
2. Stir in the protein powder (and, if using, salt and/or sweetener) until combined. The dough should be soft and pliable, but hold its shape when you squeeze it together. If it is too soft, stir in another 1-2 Tablespoons protein powder until it resembles hearty (not soft or oily) cookie dough.
3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop 1 Tablespoon portions and roll into balls. Press a few more chocolate chips into the top of each ball for garnish, if desired.

 

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

Recipe Originally Shared on It Works Global’s Facebook Page

It Works Shake

I never really thought I could enjoy drinking shakes… maybe it was just the shakes and smoothies I had tried weren’t very tasty.

Now, I start every morning with this delicious chocolate shake!

Besides tasting like a dessert (Give me all the chocolate!), it keeps me full until lunch and it gives my body protein and nutrients I need to reach my goals.

 

Click here for my favorite morning smoothie recipe

 

For me, I always have to check out the carbs and this shake is sweetened with stevia! That keeps it low carb and a great addition to any diet. Plus, it is allergen free (dairy free, soy free, non-gmo and vegan!)

 

 

Here is a tasty recipe that I know my girls will love for a protein packed treat:

 

 

Power up your results with my favorite shake!

Meet your goals when you energize your workouts, build lean muscle mass, and support your healthy metabolism – That’s the power of plant-based protein in It Works! Shake!

The plant-based It Works! Shake is easy on your digestive system with no uncomfortable side effects or worries about hormones, antibiotics, or lactose—just clean, satisfying protein that crushes cravings to help you feel fuller longer!

The 100-calorie per serving It Works! Shake packs the punch of 15 grams of protein in a proprietary blend of Yellow Pea and Organic Sprouted Brown Rice proteins. This “perfect protein” blend contains a balanced amino acid profile with nine essential amino acids and an optimal concentration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). So they’re ready to go to work for your optimal health—encouraging lean muscle growth, supporting strength and power during exercise, sustaining your energy, and promoting a faster post-workout recovery!

 

  • Soy-Free. Non-GMO. Dairy-Free. Vegan.
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
  • Free of antibiotics and growth hormones
  • Heart-healthy formula that’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free
  • Optimal levels of BCAAs
  • Helps build and maintain lean muscle mass
  • Long lasting protein that satisfies
  • 15 grams of clean, plant-based protein
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving
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