How many of you would agree that losing weight is hard to do? Sure, calories in have to be less than energy out, but sometimes there is more to that equation.
It’s easy to make mistakes that unknowingly hinder us from achieving our weight loss goals. In our latest video, we talking about 5 common pitfalls many folks make and what you can do about it. Go ahead and head over to our youtube channel and give this video a pla-play.
- 2-3 cups of almonds (about $5 per cup)
- Place the almonds in a food processor
- Turn on processor and let it blend for 20-30 minutes (note: to save blending time, place almonds oven at 110 degrees for about 2 hours before you put in food processor)
- Stop periodically to scrape down the sides as needed
- The almond butter is good to go when it is smooth and creamy
- For better shelf life, place almond butter in a glass jar and put in fridge
- Add on top of whole wheat toast for breakfast or add two tablespoons to your green smoothie for healthy fat and protein
Cost: $5 per cup of almonds
Calories: Serving size is 2 tablespoons: 100 calories/serving + 7 grams of protein
We’ve partnered up with Honest Tea to do a 5 day challenge +GIVEAWAY! Day one starts on Monday, and the challenge ends on Friday. All you need to do is take a pic of your challenge activity on facebook, instagram, or twitter, and tag us in it with the hashtag #mywellnesspledge. We came up with super simple and fun pledges. We’ll randomly pick one participant who has done the challenge and they will get a 30 day supply of unsweetened Honest Tea- we’ve tried their stuff and it’s pretty damn good. It’s organic wholesome goodness packed with all the magical benefits of tea leaves. So with that being said…who’s down?
Calories. Everybody needs them. But how do you know just how many your body needs per day to maintain your figure — or even lose a couple pounds?
That’s where we come in.
This week we share with you our top secret — yet simple — dietitian formula for determining your daily caloric intake. We also talk about empty calories vs. nutrient dense foods.
Bowel movements are a powerful indicator of our health. Since constipation is no joke and SO many people experience issues related to it, we decided to whip up a vid on how to prevent and/or relieve constipation.
By incorporating a few of these simple tricks, you can reduce your risk for nasty diseases (i.e. colon cancer) AND be on your way to a healthier colon. Enjoy!
How many of you have tried almond milk?
Now how many of you have tried the thick and creamy goodness known as homemade almond milk?
If the answer is no, then you must — we mean must — give this recipe a try. It’s super simple and tastes downright delicious, not to mention it’s only 40 calories per serving.
- 2 cups of almonds
- 5 cups of water for soaking
- 4 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Cheese cloth or strainer
- Soak almonds overnight in 5 cups of water. Drain the water.
- In a blender, blend almonds, vanilla extract, and 4 cups of water.
- Over a large bowl, strain the mixture into a cheesecloth or strainer slowly. Squeeze or press the milk out from the thick mixture through the cheesecloth/strainer.
- Continue to do this until everything is strained.
- Enjoy within 7 days! (Store in fridge)
Price: .95 cents per serving