Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School, Back to You Challenge

Summer was great and busy and it's hard to believe it's Back to School time!  With your kids getting into a regular schedule, don't you think it's now time to focus on YOU?  My next challenge group starts September 8th, so enjoy Labor Day, your last summer hurrah, and then we will get to work!


Included in this challenge is your choice of a 30/60/90 program with short workouts (think 30 minutes or less!), Superfood nutrition to give you the energy to keep up with your kiddos and ME to support you! I'm also opening this group up to moms that still love the gym, are doing CrossFit, Pure Barre, etc and want to just try Shakeology.


I am looking for 10 moms (or Dads!!) that are saying enough is enough.  That want the support and accountability from me and other people on the same mission.  You will get fitness, nutrition and personal support.  And seriously, I know we are STILL busy...so I'm talking about workouts that are 25-30 minutes a DAY.  That's it!

If you want to make a change NOW and are READY to become that FIT mom who can keep up with your kiddos, feel good in your own skin and will do your BEST to commit, then email me at brookegriffin6@gmail.com or fill out this quick form.  I can't wait to chat!!

Back to School, Back to You Challenge Enrollment

{This is not for current Beachbody coaches or those already working with another Beachbody coach.  If you would like for me to be your coach, visit my site HERE and sign up.  You can also friend request me on Facebook and shoot me a quick message!} 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream"

I'll admit, I was totally skeptical about this recipe when I first saw it.  There's a secret ingredient in this chocolate banana ice cream that you don't typically think of when you are making a dessert. Avocado!  Seriously!  


But I tried it.  And I'm SO glad I did.  Not only is it delicious and you cannot tell there is avocado, but my kids LOVED it!  They kept asking for more chocolate ice cream, please!!  The avocado simply makes it extra creamy...and amazing.   


So easy to make - throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend.  If you are like me, you might sneak a taste or two (or a bowl) before you put it in the freezer because it's THAT good. Hey, just call it soft serve! 

Makes about 3 cups 

Chocolate Banana "Ice Cream"

3 medium frozen bananas, sliced'
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2-3 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey

In a bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth.  Taste for sweetness and add more syrup if necessary.  Pour into a freezer container and freeze for about 2 hours before serving.

(Source: adapted from Diet Taste)

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

21-Day Fix Meal Plan: August 23rd, 2015

Week 4, Round 2 of P90X3 starts this week!  It's crazy to me how sore I can still get - but I know that I'm pushing myself harder and doing more this time around.  Stronger and stronger every day!!  

Here is the meal plan I am following this week.  Each color represents a different color coded portion control container (want more info?  Keep scrolling...the 21-Day Fix is my most popular program and I have challenge groups starting EVERY Monday).

I have been using the new 21-Day Fix cookbook, Fixate a lot lately because it is AMAZING.  I have tried a bunch of recipes from it and there has not been one that I didn't like.  If you are interested in purchasing, this will take you to my site --- > CLICK HERE, SHOP, then type Fixate in the search bar.  I KNOW you will love it as much as I do! 

{Click the picture to download or print this meal plan} 

I am following the 1800-2099 calorie bracket.  I am on the maintenance plan and am not eating at a deficit.  You will need to figure out the bracket that is right for you.  And if you are not already actively working with a Beachbody coach and you need help getting started, simply create a FREE Beachbody account with me as your coach HERE

Here are a couple of the recipes from this week: 

Honey Mustard Dressing

1/2 cup reduced fat Greek yogurt
3 TBSP Dijon Mustard
3 TBSP honey
3 TBSP rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt to taste

Combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil, whisk well to combine.  Slowly add oil until well blended.




Paninis - from the Skinnytaste Cookbook 


~ Other Beachbody News ~ 

Upcoming Challenge Groups and Sales:


The 21-Day Fix Original and Extreme are by far the most popular programs among my challengers.  I love 21-Day Fix meal plan and have never felt better following it. More energy, less bloat, sleeping great!  I have CHALLENGE GROUPS starting EVERY Monday.  Use these links to find out more or make your purchase now!  



Are you ready to Cize it up?  Shaun T is going back to his dancing roots to make exercise FUN!! You'll learn step-by-step, move-by-move and you'll have such a blast that you'll forget you're burning fat and calories.  My August 3rd Challenge Group was such a great success that I'm starting another on August 31st!  Simply fill out this form whether you want more info are are READY to do this!  It's on SALE for $10 when you purchase a month supply of Shakeology, but only until 8/31.  Check out the video at the end of the form...




Have you heard about Beachbody On Demand yet??  With BOD, you get unlimited access to stream hundreds of world-class Beachbody workouts - anytime, anywhere.  Workout from your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can work out with Beachbody, no DVDs required!    


Still have additional questions?  Feel free to fill out the form to get in touch with me!

Name:

Email *

Message *


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Oven Baked Tacos with Homemade Crispy Taco Shells

Who doesn't love tacos??  I love this baked, casserole style version because my family can just add their toppings and pick up and eat!  Plus the melted cheese over the meat really takes these tacos up a notch.


The first time I made this dish, I also made my own crispy taco shells with corn tortillas.  I don't think I'll ever go back to store bought hard taco shells again!  I included the instructions on how to make them - I love that they are bit wider at the bottom because of the way they are draped over two of the bars on the oven rack.  They stand up great for this particular dish and are easier to fill! 


The meat (I used ground turkey) is browned and mixed with the taco seasoning - also homemade!!  Recipe included ...I love, love, love my taco seasoning.  Then, the shells are stuffed, topped with cheese and baked.  Crispy, melty and so good!! 


After they are baked so the cheese is melted, add your favorite toppings.  We kept ours very simple with some diced tomato and lettuce.  You could add red onion, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or even Greek yogurt.  

Serves 5

Oven Baked Tacos with Homemade Crispy Taco Shells

1 pound 99% fat free ground turkey
3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
3/4 cup shredded cheese
toppings for tacos - chopped tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, etc

For the taco shells
10 corn tortillas
olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Wrap 5 corn tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave for 30 seconds.  Repeat with the other 5.  Lightly brush each side with olive oil (or spray with misto) and drape each shell directly over two bars of your oven rack.  Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until crispy.

Brown meat, add 2/3 cup water and taco seasoning.  Stir and simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.  Set aside.  Arrange taco shells standing up in a 9 x 13-inch pan.  Fill each shell with the ground turkey, dividing equally until all the meat is used.  Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the meat.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Top with your favorite taco toppings and serve!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

21-Day Fix Meal Plan: August 3, 2015

Week 2, Round 2 of P90X3 started this week!  Still loving it!  Forgot how awesome Block One was. 

Here is the meal plan I am following this week.  Each color represents a different color coded portion control container (want more info?  Keep scrolling...the original and Extreme are mega on sale this month).  

You will notice that I am using a lot of recipes from Fixate this week.  Fixate is Autumn's brand new cookbook and it is AMAZING.  I have tried a bunch of recipes from it and there has not been one that I didn't like.  If you are interested in purchasing, this will take you to my site --- > CLICK HERE, SHOP, then type Fixate in the search bar.  You won't regret it...plus you'll be able to follow this meal plan a lot better. ;)

{Click the picture to download or print this meal plan} 

I am following the 1800-2099 calorie bracket.  I am on the maintenance plan and am not eating at a deficit.  You will need to figure out the bracket that is right for you.  And if you are not already actively working with a Beachbody coach, use the form at the bottom to contact me and I can help you get started!  

Here are a couple of the recipes from this week: 

Honey Mustard Dressing
1/2 cup reduced fat Greek yogurt
3 TBSP Dijon Mustard
3 TBSP honey
3 TBSP rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
sea salt to taste

Combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil, whisk well to combine.  Slowly add oil until well blended.




~ Other Beachbody News ~ 

Upcoming Challenge Groups and Sales:


The 21-Day Fix Original and Extreme are on SALE this month for just $10 more than Shakeology alone (BUT ONLY UNTIL 8/10!!!).  Such a GREAT deal!  I love 21-Day Fix meal plan and have never felt better following it. More energy, less bloat, sleeping great!  My next CHALLENGE GROUP starts August 10th and 17th.  Use these links to find out more or make your purchase now!  

Are you ready to Cize it up?  Shaun T is going back to his dancing roots to make exercise FUN!! You'll learn step-by-step, move-by-move and you'll have such a blast that you'll forget you're burning fat and calories.  My Cize Challenge Group starts August 10th and 17th!  Simply fill out this form whether you want more info are are READY to do this!  Check out the video at the end of the form...



Have you heard about Beachbody On Demand yet??  With BOD, you get unlimited access to stream hundreds of world-class Beachbody workouts - anytime, anywhere.  Workout from your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can work out with Beachbody, no DVDs required!


Still have additional questions?  Feel free to fill out the form to get in touch with me!

Name:

Email *

Message *


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