Thursday, January 21, 2016

A little Story....This PLEXUS stuff really works!!

A little Story....ok a long story smile emoticon But bear with me....
Ok, I'm not even kidding. I usually hate different companies that try to sell me health and fitness products! All the different ads I've been seeing is like blah, blah, blah! No joke! 
But, as a Nutrition coach I know the importance of gut health! And I've experienced it first hand. I mean I've had gut issues my whole life, my digestion just never has worked well. I've gone through food sensitivities that led to leaky gut and severe adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia, thyroid probs, joint pain, blurry vision, heart palpitations, nerve problems....so much more..and then found out about the gene mutation I had MTHFR which could also lead to those problems and many more that I was having. I've been through the ringer the last couple years especially. It has not been fun! It has sent me into a depression and no energy to function and not able to eat many foods. My body was just not working for me! I have taken many probiotics, gut healers and cleansers, of course multivitamins, things for adrenal fatigue, injections, things to help with hypoglycemia...so many things! I have come along way with healing my body with foods! Recently, I was about out of probiotics and vitamins and as much as I didn't want to try Plexus for some reason one day I was checking out the ingredients. Ingredients are super important to me and I was pleasantly surprised that all these supplements were whole food supplements which is ideal. I was shocked and really liked that Plexus WAS NOT another stinkin' weight loss company to try and sell me a magic potion but a trusted company with important whole food supplements that everybody can benefit from but especially those with blood sugar problems, fatigue, achy joints, arthritis, thryoid problems, trouble losing weight, GI issues and so much more. Most people don't realize that our gut is considered our 2nd brain and really what we put into our bodies is super important. It has every effect on how our body functions. Most Americans have 80% bad yeast in their gut when really it should be 80% good yeast. Our diets are so poor causing all these problems and that needs to change. Quality supplements like probiotics, magnesium, vit c, antifungals, multivitamins and things are sooo important for our health. My food choices and smart exercise choices will always be number 1 for me. But, quality supplements are so beneficial and help a TON! 
So, as I was needing new probiotics and other vitamins, one day for some crazy reason I decided to order some from Plexus. It was actually cheaper than what I normally get and I wasn't getting anything different that I didn't already take. So, I thought why not!? I started using the probiotic (we need that healthy gut yeast), Xfactor multivitamin and bio cleanse (to help clean out intestines and arteries and oxygenate the body). I was so shocked that within a couple days my digestion was functioning properly like it hardly ever has before. (I have issues people..haha). I was feeling so good and so shocked at how well this was working.
Couple weeks later...My son, Ammon, poor guy, I can see SOOO many of my symptoms in him and we try really hard to eat well for the food sensitivities. Sometimes we are better than others. But, the week after Christmas Break he missed that whole week of school because he was in such severe stomach pain. He was throwing up anytime he tried to eat and anything he did happen to get down was just not digesting at all. He cried so much and it was hard to watch, I cried too because I just didn't know what to do for him anymore. Just a few months before this the doctor did an XRay and it showed his WHOLE stomach was filled with Bile that would not come out, it would not digest....ewww and sad! Things for him and I just do not break down and process in our digestion like they should, especially the foods that are hard to break down like Gluten, Dairy, Sugar. So, I was not knowing what to do and all of a sudden a light came on! "duh...this Plexus biocleanse and probiotic is working wonders for me, maybe it will work for him too." It's safe for kids!! It's real ingredients...no bad chemicals. So, I broke it in half and put it in a little bit of 100% juice and he guzzled it right down. The next day!!! It worked so well!! He was not in any more pain, he was able to go to the bathroom (sorry tmi :)) But, he and I were both sooo happy!! I immediately signed up for $35 to get them at wholesale because I knew I was going to be sticking with these and I wanted the wholesale price! We have both been on it every day since and have never felt better.
We also started trying the pink drink everyday because it helps the body detox (which I need help with because of MTHFR), it's great for your kidneys and cholesterol and blood sugar (which I also need help with). And I love that it gives me energy which feels sooo amazing after coming back from Stage 3 adrenal fatigue. 
*moral of this long story is....I have soooo many friends and family who talk to me about their health struggles and I know that if this works for me and my son so well, it can help somebody else too. Don't knock it until you try it! I'm super happy that I did!
The End!



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Crockpot Mexican Shredded Beef

Easy dinner and yummy flavor! This ones a keeper!


Yield: 6-8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 264, Total Fat: 9.7 g, Carbohydrates: 4.4 g, Protein: 38.2 g

Ingredients
2 lb chuck roast
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced (I usually don't add this)
1 small onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
¼ cup lime juice
1 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

Directions
Place the onions, jalapeño, and garlic in the bottom of a 4 quart slow cooker. Season the beef with salt and pepper on all sides and place on top of the onions.
In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the tomato sauce, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Pour the spice mixture over the beef and coverd

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours
Once the beef is cooked and tender, use two forks to shred the beef. Stir the beef with the cooking juices and keep warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.

Serve over whole wheat and/or homemade flour tortillas, corn tortillas or rice or over a bed of lettuce with your favorite toppings such as salsa, avocados, and tomato.
Serves 6-8

Sweet Potato Brownies

I Love these when I'm feeling like a sweet treat! They are so moist and even my non-sweet potato loving family Loves them!! I hope you enjoy too!

1 medium sweet potato/ yam, peeled & grated using the larger holes of the grater. 
(about 2-2 1/2 cups grated)
2 whole eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raw honey, melted if too thick
1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 heaping TBS baking powder
1/2 TBS baking soda
1 cup unsweeted baking cocoa powder 
2 TBS coconut flour

Preheat Oven to 365. Mix all ingredients together. Pour in square or small rectangle baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. 
Bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 
*optional- melt enjoy life chips (dairy free, soy free, gluten free) or other dark chocolate chips to spread on top. Taste just fine without and is less sugar..I like this option.:) But, the kids love the chocolate spread on top. :) 
Makes 12 squares.

(without the chocolate on top & made with coconut oil: 181calories,18 g carbs, 11 g fats, 3 g protein per serving)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

I love these. I've made then the last 2 Thanksgivings and they do not dissappoint.

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes
 Serves 10

What you’ll need:
2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
2 oz. pecans, chopped 1/3 cup
100% pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter or ghee (clarified butter without the milk solids)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pepper to taste

How to make it:
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2.  Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer in 9×13 inch glass dish.
3.  Combine maple syrup, butter, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a bowl, and pour over potatoes.
4.  Toss to coat and sprinkle pecans over top.
5.  Cover potatoes with foil bake 15 minutes.
6.  Uncover, stir and bake again, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown for 45-50 minutes longer.

Cleaner Pumpkin Pie

1 TBS vanilla
1 C Stevia in the Raw
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpin spice
shake of nutmeg
4 eggs whites
1 cup almond milk
2 Cups pumpin (can do 2 1/2)

Mix well, pour in pie pan or square casserole dish

Bake 350 45-50 minutes

Patty's Pumpkin Pudding ~ excellent ~ tastes just like Pumpkin Pie but without the crust:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Constantly Varied Gear" Leggings!

I love Leggings! Aren't these fun? I'm sitting here with the flu...boo!! But, I'm really excited to start working out again hopefully soon to wear my leggings from Constantly Varied Gear!

 New workout gear makes it more motivating and exciting to workout. Don't you think? Go check out Constantly Varied Gear because they have some really fun stuff. They are also starting a Monthly Leggings subscription. How fun would it be to receive new unique leggings every month? Talk about excitement to workout! ;) They are affordable and soooo comfortable. Free shipping is pretty great too! With the subscription you can cancel anytime too which I like, there are no tricks or gimmicks. If you pay 3 months up front you can also choose a CVG shirt of your choice. So, that's pretty awesome! I love the fun sayings on all the shirts.

 Put these on your wishlist for the Holidays or give them as a gift! There are also non recurring plans so you can have them sent directly to somebody else as a gift!

These pictured are the leggings that I have. Very comfortable, flattering and definitely get me MOTIVATED ;)
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I love finding new workout gear! Did you check out the site? Which leggings are your favorite?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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