Friday, July 28, 2017

Change: It IS possible! Next Group Begins Next Week!

Old me on the left, new me on the right. My journey is still going, I still have lots of changes to make inside & out but I'm happy with how far I've come so far. I'm content with the changes I've been able to make not just in my appearance but in how I feel inside & my overall health. As a single mom of 2, it hasn't been easy but it's also not impossible!

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So.....Who's ready for change? My next group begins next week and you'll get everything you need to succeed, including 1:1 coaching from me and help from so many others that are on the same journey

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This isn't just for those that want to lose weight. It's for those that want a healthier lifestyle, help meal prepping, making better choices with meals & snacks, balancing macros, learning portion control, burning fat & building muscle, etc

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You'll get:

A meal a day for a month

Portion control containers 

Weekly meal plans 

Shopping lists

Recipes

Snack ideas

Meal prep guides

Apps to help track progress

Workouts you can do in 30 min at home 

Tips for gym workouts if you prefer 

Daily nutrition & fitness tips

Daily feedback on your food intake

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NO 🚫 counting calories

NO 🚫 calculating points

NO 🚫 starving or living off shakes

NO 🚫 restrictions from ANYTHING

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It's a program that TEACHES YOU how to eat well, balanced meals and snacks in real life situations that include work 👮🏼♀️, parties 🎉, dinners at restaurants 🍱, etc. Not just tips on eating well when you're home! There are even tips on healthy versions of your favorite 🥂🍹🍺🍸 alcoholic beverages and desserts 🍩🎂🍪

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So, if you're ready, send me an email at ellieperico@apl.com and let's get you going! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

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Who said the slow cooker is just for dinner!? You can make a delish breakfast in it too  Put the ingredients for this oatmeal recipe in a slow cooker when you go to sleep, and it’ll be ready when you wake up in the morning!
Total Time: 7 hrs. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 7 hrs.
Yield: 10 servings, about 1 cup each
Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups water
1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
3 cups steel-cut oats
2 medium apples, chopped
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
Preparation:
1. Lightly coat inside of slow cooker with spray.
2. Add water, almond milk, oats, apples, salt, cinnamon, maple syrup, and flax seed; mix well. Cook for 5 to 7 hours on low (or 2 to 3 hours on high), or until edges are brown but not burned.
Tips: Times can vary. In order to make sure oatmeal doesn’t burn, test it out the first time during the day to see how long it takes the oatmeal to cook in your slow cooker. Leftover oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or frozen in individual portions.
Beachbody Blog Calories Apples Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream



Ice cream anyone? This is the Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice cream I made last night! 

It's a simple recipe that requires only 4 ingredients & you can whip it up in 5 minutes! Check it out! You can use any flavor yogurt, I used vanilla but I've also made it with banana cream, coconut cream and salted caramel. You can also use vanilla shakeology

Ingredients
2 small frozen bananas or 1 large one
1 Triple Zero Oikos yogurt any flavor 
1 tablespoon chocolate Shakeology
1 tablespoon PBFit

1. Break bananas up and put them in the blender.  

2. Add the yogurt.

3. Add the shakeology & PBFit

4. Blend & stop the blender every few seconds if the mixture gets stuck along the sides. 

5. When it's creamy, serve and enjoy it. I topped it with chopped almonds but you can top it with anything you'd like. 

6. If you'd like to try Shakeology, contact me for info or a link to the Shakeology sampler where you can try one of each flavor and I can send you recipes and a meal plan with it as well!