WIAW: Why Did You Choose Healthy?

Happy Hump Day…and What I Ate Wednesday!

I haven’t done one of these since before my blog break so I’m ready to FALL into good habits! Thanks Jenn for hosting : )

What I Ate Wednesday: FALL into Good Habits

BREAKFAST

For breakfast this week, I’ve been on a green protein smoothie kick! It’s literally so good and energizing for the morning.

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  • Almond milk, water
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 serving of Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein powder

After some work on the computer, I got ready to workout.

  • Easy 2 miles with 6 sprints at the end
  • HIIT workout from Tone It Up
  • 5 minute plank challenge  (JOIN ME FOR 14 DAYS OF CORE WORK!)
  • 4 move workout focusing on legs/booty

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LUNCH

I wrapped Boar’s Head sliced turkey, sliced cheese, and arugula together with a side of fresh veggies

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Then it was time to head out for a meeting

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DINNER

Wild rice, peas, and sautéed turkey and peppers…simple and delicious!

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Now to the fun question of the day!

I posted this on my instagram yesterday and I appreciate all the comments/shares from my followers, Now I want to ask YOU!

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XXaudrey

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Healthy SKOOP Protein Review and FUDGE BITES Recipe!

Hey lovely’s!

I’m back! And I’ve got a review and a discount to kick off Fall! Who’s ready to hear about some protein powder?

A couple of weeks ago, Madelyn with Healthy Skoop, reached out to me and asked if I would like to review! I had already won some Healthy Skoop protein from a giveaway and it was delicious, so of course, I needed to review it and share with you guys!

SKOOP

What is SKOOP?

B-Strong, is a plant-based protein powder that promotes a three-stage process for manufacturing strong, lean muscles and all-over health.

It’s designed to:

  • help your body absorb nutrients
  • build muscle
  • recover quickly.

Unlike most protein powders, B-Strong also contains prebiotics that promote a happy belly, as well as amino acids such as essentials, non-essentials and BCAAs, and even Mediterranean fruits.

  • gluten
  • dairy
  • soy free
  • Contains pea and brown rice protein.

The fatty acids aid hormone function, healthy skin and cellular repair, but they also help the gut absorb macro and phytonutrients throughout your day.

The BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) keep your muscles strong and happy throughout your daily activity or workout, so that you recover quickly and efficiently.

B-Strong contains 160 calories, 16 g of protein, 18 g of carbohydrates, and 6 g of fiber. The fiber and protein will keep you satiated for hours and the carbohydrates will fuel your body with the energy it needs to power on through the day!

Tastes great mixed with almond milk, coconut milk, water, or in a smoothie. 

They also have an affiliate/distributor program, which also allows them to donate 10% of everything purchased to a national non-profit that provides kids with fresh fruits and veggies at school.

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They snuck in a few samples of B-Lovely and A-Game too, which tasted great in a smoothie. Oh my gosh, don’t get me started on that delicious berry taste in B-Lovely. Mix in some cocoa powder and banana…WOW!

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I did the 5-day challenge and had A-Game for breakfast Monday-Friday. Great idea for those who don’t usually get a lot of nutrients first thing in the morning. It’s so important!

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Enjoyed having B-Strong smoothies for my post run/workouts in my blender bottle!

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And for fun, I JUST HAD to create a recipe using SKOOP. I actually made this on accident when I had won a bag of SKOOP a while back, so I had to share this with you!

Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Fudge Bites

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Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup SKOOP B-Strong Protein Powder (Viva-Nilla)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 packets of Stevia
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Optional: Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon, Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Chia Seeds

Directions

  • Put everything in that order and then mix together in a large bowl.
  • I got 8 balls out of the mixture (I ate one before I took the pictures, whoops!)
  • ENJOY!

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And FOR YOU….A DISCOUNT! Use SHAPE10 for 10% off your order!

I hope you enjoyed this review and now you know more about SKOOP protein! I enjoy it way more because it’s a brown rice protein, which works better for me than a whey protein…so, this girl will definitely keep buying!

Questions:

  • Do you like whey protein or a plant based protein?
  • Have you tried SKOOP?

A Day of Clean Eats

I’m jumping right into What I Ate Wednesday today, so thanks to Jenn for hosting! And let’s get the ball rollin’!

Peas and Crayons

As a foodie and someone who’s gotta run early, breakfast is the first thing on my mind when I wake up. The night before, I washed and chopped up a lot of celery that needed to be juiced so, I quickly grabbed some greens and a couple of carrots to add to the celery. It was delicious!

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About 20 minutes later, I grabbed some boiled eggs (prepped the night before) and a handful of Cascadian Farm cereal. I stayed full for hours, it seemed. Eating good proteins, carbs, and having energizing juice in the morning really keeps me going.

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After breakfast, I went running 3.25 miles. Warmed up nice and easy the first 2 miles and then 6 crazy hill repeats, then ran till I got home!

Then I completed 3 rounds of that arm workout!

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Yep, super sore this morning…

WOD: 2 miles at 9:30/mile pace, 20 minute free motion cross cable workout (target quads, back and arms), 9 min mile, 30 push-ups. Lacking energy, glad it's over.

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Lunch was kind of too early for me, so I ended up not eating any of those chickpeas or the avocado. It just looked unappetizing as soon as I sat down to eat.

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So I replaced the chickpeas and avocado with a baked quest bar because…who wouldn’t?

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And I tried to take a decent picture of my dinner, but it was rainy outside and the lighting just sucked…so yeah, this is what you get stuck with.

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Organic Whole Wheat pasta, meat sauce, lots of fresh basil, and baked parmesan artichokes!

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Alright, you guys! That’s about it!

Question timeeeee:

  • What did you have for breakfast yesterday?
  • What do you like eating with your pasta?
  • What was your workout yesterday?