Monday, February 18, 2013

Healthy is a Choice

Every since I have had babies, I have struggled with my weight!
If I was a blame shifter, I would try to blame them....
but they are not the ones putting the food in my mouth! :)  I am!
But I have realized in the last few years, I 'just don't feel good'.
I know some of this is due, in part, to my weight and exercise habits,
but it is also due to poor nutrition.
So, I set a goal for myself that I would begin my day with nutrition.
I started with the 'Dr. Oz' shake that included:  Chia Seeds, Milled Flax seed,
Psyllium, fruit juice, fruit and Protein.
Wait!!!  is that chocolate donuts, I see!!!!
I didn't mean to put that in there!  :) 
Seriously though,  I knew I needed the yogurt (and I do not like yogurt),
cinnamon (metabolizing sugar), and Acai juice (all over health).
I took the healthy things and made them into a fruit smoothie in the morning,
and every morning.

I Drink it while I am studying the word, organizing the day and checking out facebook!
But!  If I had to mix all of that every morningI wouldn't!
I know me,  I wouldn't do it.
So I came up with a way to fix it once and have at least two weeks worth prepared.

I put a days worth of ingredients in a snack size ziploc bag!
Yay! Me!
Beginning with a scoop of protein,  and I use the Visalus shake mix....
followed by a tablespoon of chia seed.....
And two tablespoons of Milled Flax seed....
Use the milled because of the naturalness of it
as well as whole flax can flush out of your system without ever breaking down...
I also squirt in a generous helping of cinnamon,
and break open a psyllium hulls capsule in sprinkle in bag...
Once this is done, I seal the bag and store in the refridgerator...
To make my shake, I pour about a cup to 2 cup of juice in blender,
Add about a tablespoon of yogurt,
Squirt in about a teaspoon of acai juice,
add fruit of choice (frozen fruit from grocery works great, or fresh fruit),
a couple of ice cubes and blend!
and Wah Lah!  Health in a glass!
This can even be done with milk and peanut butter...
yum yum! 
What are some things you would addTry it and let me know what you think!!!

Blessings to your health,


  1. How nasty does it taste? I've been wanting to start eating healthy also and I think I will try this! Love how you made it ahead if time.

  2. I love it. It is a sweet fruit taste!!!


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