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Poolside salad recipe

Summer is flying by and the Summer Wellness Club is in full swing! I am so proud of everyone who has made a commitment to improve their health and wellness this summer! 

As we move farther into summer I encourage you to remember the way you want to FEEL this summer, and what that looks like for you! One of the ways we can achieve our goals and feel how we want to feel is through healthy eating! This super simple salad recipe is jam-packed with nutrients and beautiful veggies!

The best part? It can sit in your fridge for up to a week! Making this perfect for poolside picnics, on the run lunches, or any summer activity you have planned! 
Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

I got this recipe from my friend Meredith who swears by this super simple and healthy salad! One of the benefits of using quinoa is that it’s high in protein and is also gluten-free! 

Ingredients:
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 red, yellow, or orange pepper (finely chopped)
1 small purple onion (finely chopped)
6 green onions – white and light green parts only (thinly sliced) 
1/2 cup cilantro  (chopped)
3 cups cooked quinoa Here’s how to cook quinoa if you haven’t before! 
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce 
Salt to taste

Preparation:
1. Cook quinoa 

2. Chop and dice veggies. Mix with cooled quinoa. Add rinsed/drained beans.

3. Mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, and soy sauce and pour over quinoa/veggie mixture. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Chill and serve. You can eat this dish warm or cooled!  

5. Enjoy!

Here’s a link to The Summer Wellness Club’s monthly meal plan just for YOU! Enjoy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! 
With you in body, soul, and mind, 
Shanna 
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Rock your morning routine!

July is here! I can’t believe it!

As summer continues to fly by I want to remind you all that this lifestyle is not restricted to summer. You can live this way YEAR ROUND! You can FEEL this way every day!

Living the way you want starts with establishing your morning routine and sticking to it! The way you start your morning impacts your whole day, so you want to start off on the right foot! I’m sharing my top 5 tips to help you stay focused and dedicated to your morning routine.

5 TIPS FOR ROCKING YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

  1. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!!!
    Start your morning with water, it fuels your body, aids in digestion, and can help with your metabolism levels. Place a glass by your bed at night so you have no excuse but to drink up!
  2. SET GOALS FOR THE DAY
    By either writing down your goals or saying them aloud you are setting a precedent for the day. Establishing what you want to succeed will put you on the right track for the day.
  3. NO SCREEN TIME UNTIL BREAKFAST!
    By avoiding screens until you eat breakfast you are allowing your body to wake up NATURALLY.
  4. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
    It is so important to prioritize yourself and eat a healthy breakfast that will give you fuel throughout the day! Use this link to The Summer Wellness Club’s monthly meal plan for breakfast inspiration!
  5. EXERCISE!
    Starting your morning by getting your body moving and your blood flowing sets you up for success. Not only do you begin the day with energy, but you also start off with an accomplishment that carries into the rest of your day!

Starting later in July a new program called Morning Meltdown 100 is launching! This is the very first Beachbody program that is designed to be done in the morning. When you wake up and commit to giving everything you’ve got, you’ll go into the rest of your day energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the world.

Enter Morning Meltdown 100
Morning Meltdown 100 features Jericho McMatthews and I am so stinking excited that she is leading the charge.

Who is Jericho?

  • New Mom
  • Martial Artist and co-creator of Core de Force (One of my favorites)
  • Fierce in appearance and as a trainer
  • Gentle and humble at heart
  • Oh – and she graduated from UCSB, gotta love CALI!

So what does this whole “Take back your mornings” thing look like?

It looks like 100 days of morning workouts set to a playlist that Jericho specifically dials up (with the help of the on set DJ) to either speed up the pace or intentionally slow it down.

It looks like focused nutritional choices.
It looks like intentional mindfulness to work on the mind as well as the body.
But rather than me babbling on about it, look for yourself via the video below.

The program features 100 workouts, broken into 5 phases of 20 workouts each. In each phase, you’ll do a 10-workout cycle of 20 to 30-minute workouts… and then heat up the intensity and repeat those 10 with added 100-second challenges! It’s all designed to give you a solid rotation of cardio, resistance, and mind/body training.

Morning Meltdown 100 utilizes music to inspire and direct….live on set!!
For those of you who have a Coach account, VIP Early Access began on 7/1, which is also the start of our exclusive Coach Test Group focused on getting results you can share to help build your business fast!

Customers can begin purchasing the program on 7/16 with full access scheduled to drop on 7/29 and, of course, we will have a full support and accountability group focused around getting every last drop of value out of this program for you.

An exciting lifestyle change is just around the corner!!

If you are ready to reclaim your mornings (or just want to feel like a STRONG CONFIDENT HUMAN regardless of the time of day) – leave me a comment and we will make sure you have everything you need.

There is always information on our Facebook Page as well!!

With you in body, soul, and mind
Shanna

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Summer Wellness Club

 A new month is here and I am so excited to invite you to join The Summer Wellness Club! This is not about restricting yourself to only eating boring salads all summer long. We believe in popsicles, pool time, and making the most of these warm months and we’d never ask you to sacrifice your happiness for a smaller number on a scale. But if you’re struggling with your nutrition or ready to incorporate more movement into your life, this is a perfect place for you!  
What is more refreshing than lemonade on a hot summer day?! (Answer: nothing) This easy recipe for lemonade popsicles uses just 3 ingredients: water, fresh lemons, and honey! If you wanted to boost the flavor profile for a night of summer entertaining, add ¼ cup fresh herbs or seasonings wrapped tightly in cheesecloth to the water and honey mixture. Boil for 5 minutes; allow to steep for 1-2 hours. Then, strain! You can play around with the flavor combinations and explore a little – ginger, rosemary, thyme, basil… be adventurous! Whether you go with the simple version or an elevated herbal flavor, these pops are sure to delight!
Ingredients
1½ cups water, divided use
3 Tbsp. raw honey
½ cup fresh lemon juice
Instructions
Heat ½ cup water and honey in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until well blended. Cool to room temperature. Combine honey mixture and lemon juice in a bowl or pitcher. Gradually add the remaining water to desired taste. Pour evenly into four ice pop molds; freeze for at least four hours, or until set. 
Summer is short and we want to take full advantage of it. Most of us are skilled at creating summer bucket lists as long as our arm… but then, too often, we head into fall feeling frazzled or unrested. What if we first get super clear on HOW we want to FEEL this summer and then identify the specific goals or intentions that will best support us in feeling this way?! You with me?  

I challenge you to answer this question so that you can design a summer that leaves you feeling all the joy and none of the stress! I hope to have you join us in The Summer Wellness Club; feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions or want more info! Have an amazing July!

In this together with joy,
Shanna
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Shakeology

We’re ready for the Spice Spice Baby! Finally you will be able to enjoy the delicious taste of fall without derailing your health and fitness goals.

For a limited time only, starting on September 17th, 2018 in the US and on October 11th, 2018 in Canada, customers can order Pumpkin Spice Vegan in 14 single-serve packet boxes as a one-time order purchase*. There will be no monthly subscription option as Pumpkin Spice Vegan is available only while supplies last. Customers can buy a maximum of 5 cartons per transaction and a total of 20 cartons per account.

Pumpkin Spice Vegan Shakeology will be available exclusively in the US and Canada in limited quantities.

 

Please add your name to this list if you want us to get your order started as soon as this limited flavor is available. You will receive an email to finalize your order and we will also text you a link so that you are not victim to the spam folder with the enrollment email. This flavor will sell out quickly so you are super smart to add your name to this list!

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What is the 3 Day Refresh?

 

The 3-Day Refresh is 3-day program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals that have been scientifically designed to help you lose weight and break the cycle of bad eating while dramatically improving the way you feel.*

How is the 3-Day Refresh different from other cleanses?

Unlike juice fasts or liquid cleanses that are high in sugar and low in protein (which can leave you feeling weak and sluggish), the 3-Day Refresh is scientifically designed to help support your metabolism while nourishing your vital organs.* Plus, you actually get to eat delicious, real food during this program.

Why Refresh?

• You need a clean break from a period of unhealthy eating.
• You used to eat pretty well but have recently fallen off the wagon and need some help getting back on.

• You want to jump-start healthy eating habits for a new workout program.
• You want to quickly lose a few pounds for an upcoming event.
• You’ve never been a healthy eater, but are ready to kick-start better nutrition for the first time.
• You want your clothes to fit better.
• You want more energy.
• You love food and want to be satisfied while you lose weight and get healthier.
• You’ve tried liquid fasts or other fad diets and they simply don’t work.

    What’s included?

  • 3 packets of Shakeology®—your choice of 6 flavors (we recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan during the Refresh as plant proteins are often easier for the body to digest)
  • 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh (high-protein shake)
  • 3 packets of Fiber Sweep (digestive drink)
  • 1 Program Guide

    What does one eat and drink while Refreshing?

  • FILTERED WATER: In addition to the water you use in your shakes and teas, we recommend you drinkat least half your body weight in ounces of filtered water each day.
  • BREAKFAST:A superfood-packed Shakeology shake, plus one fruit option
  • MORNING TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal or green tea
  • LATE MORNING: Fiber Sweep, a digestive health drink

    What will you be eating while Refreshing?

    LUNCH: Vanilla Fresh shake, plus 1 option from the Fruit List, 1 option from the Vegetable List, and 1 option from the Healthy Fats list. Here is a sample of your lunch.   10517569_10153029484604112_5817631772056926853_n

 

 

AFTERNOON SNACK: 1 option from Vegetable List, and 1 option from the Healthy Fats list. Here is a sample of your snack.  I love peanut and it goes great with celery.

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AFTERNOON TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal tea (caffeine-free)

 

DINNER: Vanilla Fresh shake, 1 option from the Dinner Recipes, and 1 cup of organic vegetable broth (optional). Here are samples of dinners plus other meals.

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EVENING TEA: 1 cup of unsweetened herbal tea (caffeine-free).  I love my evening tea!!

What to expect when Refreshing.

  • The 3-Day Refresh is a low-calorie program (about 900 calories a day) but because the shakes and food selections are high in protein and fiber they help keep you satiated throughout the day.
  • Because this program is packed with fiber, if you don’t already have a diet that’s high in fruits, veggies, and whole grains, it’s a good idea to prepare for the 3-Day Refresh by eating a large salad and/or a few servings of fresh veggies throughout the week leading up to it.
  • If you get a little gas or bloating, this is a sign that you need to up your fiber levels in general. Fiber promotes satiety, balances blood sugar, promotes cardiovascular health, and keeps your digestive tract functioning.
  • If gas is an issue, we’ve highlighted the “low gas-producing” options in the veggie list and dinner recipes in the menu guide.
  • We recommend mild to moderate exercise during the 3-Day Refresh because this program will be more effective when your body can focus on cleansing.

A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day

Simplify your nutrition with the convenient and delicious daily superfood protein shake that helps give you energy for your workouts, reduces junk food cravings, and may help you reach your fitness goals faster. A nutrient-dense combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients gives your body superfoods you can’t get from a normal diet. We recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan during the Refresh as plant proteins are often easier for the body to digest.

3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack,  comes with a Bag of Shakeology

You can order the 3 Day Refresh with a Bag of Shakeology.  This would be the 3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack.  The 3 Day Refresh will be a kick start to healthier meal planning.  You would then follow up with using  Shakeology as a Meal Replacement for one meal a day.  You can choose what meal you would like to replace.  I drink Shakeology for Breakfast every morning. My kids drink Shakeology for breakfast during the school week.  You can use it for amy meal or snack during the day.

 

3 Day Refresh – Complete Kit

The Complete Kit comes with 3 packets of Shakeology®—your choice of 6 flavors (we recommend Chocolate Vegan or Tropical Strawberry Vegan because plant-based proteins are often easier for the body to digest), 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh (high-protein shake), 3 packets of Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink), and 1 Program Guide.