After years and years of being paranoid about gaining back my weight and feeling controlled by my food choices and the number on the scale, I feel like I'm finally hitting my groove with this healthy balance thing! I'm eating intuitively, not stressing out about meal plans, I've trashed my scale, I'm making good choices based on how I want to FEEL, finally getting off the weekend yo-yo guilt trip cycle of self sabotage and "ruining" my progress, and I am finally free to relax, trust myself, and enjoy life! I have so many tips and delicious recipes I want to share. But then every time I open my blog I end up venting a super personal and emotional essay straight from my heart haha.
I'm just going through a huge life phase of self discovery, and I need a place to let it all out! I do have a big picture vague idea of where I want to take this blog, but for now it's probably going to be a platform for me to share my journey as I figure out who I really am, what I'm doing with my life, and as I build my career as a wellness/life coach and creative entrepreneur from the inside out. I'm going to stop pretending that I need to have it all figured out, and embrace the hot mess phase I'm in right now, the awkward, adolescent, in-the-trenches phase of Self Employment Year One!
Yup. I'm a hot mess, determined to turn my mess into some sort of message ;)
I still have so many delicious healthy recipes to post though! Starting with this one.
Backstory: I've been drinking Shakeology every day for the past 14 months, and it's completely changed my health. I haven't been sick ONCE in over a year, not even a cold, my cravings are under control, my energy levels are through the roof, it's just SO DANG DELICIOUS. But sometimes I do get sick of drinking a smoothie and need to mix it up, so I get creative and make random bars, energy bites, or mugcakes with it.
Here's my latest non-smoothie creation! It tastes like dessert, but packs a concentrated nutrient punch of vitamins, superfoods, healthy carbs, protein, digestive enzymes, and who cares about the details. It's pudding! Chocolate for breakfast, guilt free, because we all deserve that.
Oh AND it's 21 Day Fix Approved. Your abs can thank me later.
Chocolate Superfood Breakfast Pudding
[1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange on 21 Day Fix]
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 T chia seeds (I get them at Aldi now !!)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 c. oats
- 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (can use any flavor!)
- sprinkle of granola (optional)
- The night before, combine milk, chia, cinnamon, oats in a covered tupperware or jar and soak in the fridge overnight. (If you forget, it's totally fine to mix it all in the morning! The oats and chia will just be a little chewier.)
- In the morning, stir in Shakeology, top with granola, enjoy immediately!
Have you ever tried Shakeology? Shoot me an email if you're interested in trying packets!
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