Gluten Free Breakfast Cheesecake Recipe

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I have found that taking the gluten out of my diet has tremendously helped me feel so much better including my digestive health. I was never officially diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but the amount of cramping and other issues made me look into finding relief. Yes that pun was intended as I was suffering daily. I am not saying you have to remove wheat from your diet, but there are many studies on the subject. If you are having digestive issues, skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff then it is worth learning more.

I am always looking for fun ways to eat protein but not miss all my old recipes that mostly use wheat. Gluten Free Breakfast Cheesecake Recipe is such a recipe. This is a delicious but healthy treat that you can eat for breakfast! It is also a great recipe that even your picky eaters will love it! This recipe came from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook. I will be honest and I found it a little dry so the next one I made, I used 1/4 cup of coconut flour which helped. Also, if you defrost some frozen fruit like strawberries or raspberries on top a slice, it adds some nice liquid and a great flavor. I also used 1/2 cup of coconut sugar as I am not a huge fan of Stevia. I also use less sweetener as I find some recipes use too much. That’s just my personal preference.

INGREDIENTS:
4 eggs, separated (meaning separate the yolk from the white)
1 Cup Ricotta Cheese (room temperature)
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
Sweetener equivalent to 3/4 Cup Sugar
4 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Vanilla

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1) Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease a 9×9 baking pan and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
2) Beat egg whites until peaks form.
3) Use another bowl and combine flour, cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, egg yolks, vanilla and beat until smooth.
4) Then you will gently fold egg whites into cheese mixture until combined.
5) Pour into the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. You will stick a knife or toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, then it’s ready to be pulled out.
6) Cool Slightly and then serve.

Gluten Free Breakfast Cheesecake Recipe
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Cheesecake recipe so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. This is a gluten free cheesecake that is good for even picky eaters.
Servings Prep Time
8 slices 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 slices 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Gluten Free Breakfast Cheesecake Recipe
Print Recipe
Cheesecake recipe so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. This is a gluten free cheesecake that is good for even picky eaters.
Servings Prep Time
8 slices 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 slices 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F and grease a 9x9 baking pan and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
  2. Beat egg whites until peaks form.
  3. Use another bowl and combine flour, cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, egg yolks, vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. Then you will gently fold egg whites into cheese mixture until combined. Pour into the baking pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. You will stick a knife or toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, then it's ready to be pulled out.
  6. Cool Slightly and then serve.
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Thirsty Thursday: Fun Ways to Drink More Water!

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Water is a subject that hits a nerve with some people. UGH! I hate water! It’s so boring to drink or it’s hard for me to drink plain water. I hate having to go to the bathroom so often. There are hundreds of excuses people make on why they don’t drink enough water. I personally love to drink water. I always drink at least half a gallon daily.

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If none of this convinces you to drink more water, then nothing will. It seems obvious to me your body needs water. Seeing how almost 3/4 of your body is made up body then you really need to replenish your body on a daily basis. So you really hate to drink water but you can do more than just drink plain old boring water.

Add lemon slices, cucumber, ginger or fruit. You can either just slice it up and put it in your glass of water or use a Water Infuser Bottle or Water Infuser Pitcher! It’s super easy to use and will add some tasty flavor to your water.

You can also eat your water. Eat water soluble vegetables such as: cucumber, lettuce, celery, radishes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, watermelon, spinach, strawberries, broccoli, grapefruit, apricots, cherries, grapes, and zucchini. Even broths and water based soups would help hydrate your body.

Also, you can keep a bottle of water with you during the day to sip on. I fill up my tumbler and drink it throughout the day. One last thought. How much water should you drink? Most health professionals agree on 1/2 your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 120 pounds then 60 ounces, but some also agree everyone should strive to drink at least 64 ounces or half a gallon. If you weigh more than 240 pounds, then I would aim for a gallon of water. Starting with at least 8 glasses of 8oz daily is a great start especially if you are only drinking 1-2 glasses now.

Water really isn’t horrible and it’s quite refreshing. I enjoy drinking my water and I feel much better after drinking that first glass first thing in the morning.

To Cheat or Not to Cheat that is the Fitness Blogging Challenge

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The fitness blogging challenge for today is to cheat or not to cheat on your diet. First, I want to mention that I am not a health expert nor do I pretend to have all the answers. I am someone who struggles with weight loss and keeping it off. I don’t want to put labels on it but I am trying to get the word “diet” out of my mindset and replace it with “Lifestyle Change“.

Many personal trainers and nutritionists say it is a good idea to have a planned cheat meal. I found a great list of planned cheat meal articles that discuss this very topic. My personal belief is that no one is perfect and sometimes we are going to eat something that isn’t healthy. You know what, that is ok. As long as you don’t go overboard and binge eat, then it is a reminder of why you don’t want to feel like that anymore. Some people can’t handle eating cheat meals as it will make them very sick. You know your body best so you know if eating something once in awhile off plan won’t undo all your hard work. I know I can’t be too strict either as then I will binge eat.

It can be a slippery slope so this is why I have healthy alternatives in my pantry that will help if I get a craving. If I am craving ice cream, yogurt with some frozen fruit on top can give me that same satisfaction. Sometimes when I think I’m hungry, I’m actually thirsty so I try to drink a glass of water first. That usually does the trick. I know we are all so busy juggling jobs with family, again having a plan can help you not to cheat. You can already have all the ingredients for a healthy salad sitting in your fridge waiting for you and it’s quick to prepare. Or frozen meals ahead of time and just pop it in the oven. Ok, so if that doesn’t work then doing a rotisserie chicken is still better than eating pizza or at a burger joint. You can eat a side salad or fix some frozen vegetables to go with the chicken. We do that on nights when we really don’t have time or didn’t plan ahead.

I think most of it is a mindset. I don’t call it cheating anymore which has alleviated a lot of the guilt. I also try really hard to eat clean 85% of the time, and I can afford to eat 15% off plan as long as I don’t do it daily. The last important point I want to make is don’t beat yourself up either if you eat something you shouldn’t have. It’s ok and just dust yourself off and resolve to do better. Learn from your mistakes and sometimes eating a piece of cake is just what you needed.

My Top 10 FREE Fitness Apps for iPhone & Andriod

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My Top 10 FREE Fitness Apps for iPhone & Andriod



Today’s fitness blogging challenge is to post my favorite fitness apps. I included a list of my favorite 10 FREE Fitness apps for both the iPhone and Android or iPad. These are apps that I use daily or regularly and again all of these are FREE! These are not listed in any particular order. Some of these apps are a little more than just fitness but also health and wellness. I included a fun one to help train your brain as it also needs to exercise and not just your body. Let me know which one is your favorite.

1) MyFitnessPal: is a very popular app that many like to use to track your food. It is a great app that I do use not so much for counting calories but it keeps me accountable and is a great food journal. never been easier thanks to this robust app. It has an extensive list of foods you can add and you can also scan a upc code if you can’t find a particular food. It also allows you to input recipes you make from scratch and save them. iOS and Android

2) Water Your Body: This app helps you track your daily water intake. So many of us do not drink enough water daily so this is a great app to help you keep up. Track your daily water consumption in an intuitive way, and because not everyone needs to drink the same amount, it is designed specifically for you. iOS and Android

3) C25K: This app is perfect for beginners who want to train for their first 5K. It is an eight-week training plan which starts out slow with alternating walking and running. It will work you up to an advanced level. This app is perfect for even busy people. iOS and Android

4) MapMyFitness: This app has tracking activities and you can log your food. You can set challenges for yourself and friends. iOS and Android

5) Nike+ Training Club: The app has more than 100 workouts all designed by Nike master trainers and for people of all fitness levels. Just select your specific fitness goal (do you want to get lean, toned, strong, or focused) and follow the workout plans and they do have built-in rest days. iOS and Android

6) HealthyOut: Do you have trouble finding healthy options for dining out? Then HealthyOut App can help. Put in your address and you can even add filters like dietary restrictions, cuisine, ingredients, or even what type of dish you are looking for. Then the app will list all the available restaurants near you and it even notes the healthiest food on the menu. iOS and Android

7) ShopWell: This app helps you to take out the mystery of nutrition labels. App users can create personal profiles with your age, gender, health goals, any dietary restrictions you have or if you only want items that are gluten-free for example. While you are the store, then just scan the barcode. The app then gives that item a score. Low scores are foods you want to avoid while higher rated foods are the ones you want to buy. 100 is the top score meaning perfect. iOS and Android

8) Lumosity: This app is perfect for exercising our brains. It has lots of fun games that can help improve memory, attention span and even problem solving. iOS and Android

9) Sleep Bug: This app is great for people who have a lot of noise or trouble falling asleep. Some people can’t sleep if it’s too quiet and need a little white noise. Sleep Bug is your new white noise machine. Listen to sounds of the beach, a zen garden, or perhaps you like the noises of a jungle. You can even customize your app by adding on rain or the sounds of whales. iOS and Android

10) Charity Miles: This is a wonderful app that allows you to earn money for lots of different charities. Charity Miles donates 10¢ for every mile biked and 25¢ for every mile walked or ran with the help of corporate sponsors. Being fit is important but it’s amazing when you can get fit while helping charity! iOS and Android

November Fitness Challenge Goals

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The dictionary defines a goal as, “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result”. So many of us make goals, but then we never stick to them. But why? Many of us make goals that are too vague or too long to finish and then we forget them. I am also guilty of making too many goals so I get overwhelmed and never even finish one.

I plan on making shorter and more attainable goals that I can finish in one month or shorter. It’s better to have goals that are specific and easy to finish and then work on another goal. It’s like a snowball effect. The more smaller goals you achieve, then you will continue to make more goals and your success rate will be higher. At the end of a year, you will be surprised at how much you accomplished. I have three main goals for the month of November I want to complete.

1) My Major Goal for November is to finish this Fitness Challenge by posting one new post each day on this blog. It’s a 30 day challenge and it will help me to have a lot of new and fresh content for everyone to read. It is a good idea to get into the habit of writing daily.

2) My Second Goal is to lose 5 pounds this month. Sounds easy enough right? That also means I have to get serious about eating clean this month and stop eating sugar. That one can be harder but doable.

3) My Final Goal for this month is to complete a third round of #21DayFix Exercise. I haven’t been as faithful the last couple of months and have gotten a little lazy. I did complete my first 5K in October and I am doing my second one on November 7th. I am proud for doing them as they aren’t easy, but I can do better with my health and fitness. I feel better when I am working out regularly.

I have lost 60 pounds so far this year which is amazing. It is taking me longer to lose the weight, but I am not quitting or giving up. Every setback I have just makes me more determined to lose the weight and become healthier. I am not in a race and I need to stop comparing how I lost 100 pounds in a year to this time. I’m five years older which doesn’t help, but I’m really trying to make this time a permanent change. I am definitely eating healthier than I had been and my whole family is on board now. That also really helps. What will your goals be in November?

Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe

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Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
This is a great breakfast or snack bar that has 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It uses quinoa and chia seed instead of wheat or flour and has more protein. You may have trouble finding Quinoa Flakes at your store so you can find it Quinoa Flakes Here on Amazon.

You can substitute part of the quinoa for old-fashioned rolled oats which is a prebiotic and good for good bacteria in your gut. I did make sure mine was gluten-free and read the back label to make sure it wasn’t cross-contaminated. Of course you can leave it out. You can also substitute the blueberries for an equal amount of strawberries, or instead substitute the berries for chopped dark cherries and chopped 85% dark chocolate. Either way you can’t go wrong with these delicious combinations.

This is what the mixture looks like once it’s mixed and put into the baking dish. Those are blueberries.
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Cup either fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 Cup Almond Butter
2 Eggs
2 tsp Stevia Powder
1 Cup Quinoa Flakes (it will say Quinoa Flakes on the box)
1 Cup Unsweetened Grated Coconut
2/3 Cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (unflavored is just as good)
1/4 Cup Ground Flaxseeds (I used ground golden flaxseed)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (I prefer to use Ceylon Cinnamon)
1/4 Ground Cloves or Cardamom

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1) Preheat the oven to 400° F and line an 8×8 baking dish and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
2) Next combine the almond butter, berries, eggs and stevia. Use the back of a spoon to mash gently.
3) Then add the rest of the ingredients and mash it with a fork until it forms a crumbly and thick mixture.
4) Now press the mixture into a 8×8 glass dish or baking pan.
5) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top starts to brown and the edges are firm.
6) Then pull out the oven and allow to cool completely.
7) Finally cut into 8 bars and serve.

Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
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This is a great breakfast or snack bar which contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It's the perfect on the go breakfast or snack. You can easily keep it in your purse or briefcase.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Quinoa Protein Breakfast Snack Bars Recipe
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This is a great breakfast or snack bar which contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber which will keep you fuller longer. It's the perfect on the go breakfast or snack. You can easily keep it in your purse or briefcase.
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 Bars 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F and line an 8x8 baking dish and preferably a glass dish. You can lightly spray with a baking spray and I use an Olive Oil one.
  2. Next combine the almond butter, berries, eggs and stevia. Use the back of a spoon to mash gently. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mash it with a fork until it forms a crumbly and thick mixture.
  3. Now press the mixture into a 8x8 glass dish or baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top starts to brown and the edges are firm. Then pull out the oven and allow to cool completely. Finally cut into 8 bars and serve.
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21 Day Fix Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe

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21 Day Fix Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe

This is a great snack to eat that won’t undo your whole day of eating clean. It’s high in protein which helps to keep you fuller longer and it is also delicious. This recipe came from the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan Book that comes with the 21 Day Fix Workout.

This recipe uses Chocolate Shakeology® which has so many health benefits. It is very tasty and doesn’t have that horrible aftertaste like so many flavored protein powders. To make it a Vegan based recipe then just use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology®.

INGREDIENTS:
4 Scoops Chocolate Shakeology
2 Cups Quick Cooking Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Chopped Raw Peanuts (you can omit)
1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 Cup All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Just combine all the dry ingredients (except peanut butter) in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Then add the peanut butter and almond milk and mix again.
Now press the mixture into a 8×8 glass dish or baking pan
Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Finally cut into 24 bars and serve.

I would store them in a container in the fridge. One bar is one serving.

21 Day Fix Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe
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High Protein chocolate and peanut butter goodness in a snack size bar. Good to eat when you are on the go or craving something sweet or chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
24 Bars 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Bars 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
21 Day Fix Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars Recipe
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High Protein chocolate and peanut butter goodness in a snack size bar. Good to eat when you are on the go or craving something sweet or chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
24 Bars 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 Bars 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Instructions
  1. Just combine all the dry ingredients (except peanut butter) in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Then add the peanut butter and almond milk and mix again. Now press the mixture into a 8x8 glass dish or baking pan Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Finally cut into 24 bars and serve.
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Homemade Gluten Free Granola Fixate Recipe

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After making this extremely delicious Homemade Gluten Free Granola Fixate Recipe, I can never go back to store bought again. I can hear you already thinking, no way this can’t be that good. Oh but it is! It is a very hearty and filling granola that tastes fantastic as a yogurt topping. I think it tastes good just right out the bowl. This recipe came from the Fixate Cookbook.

This is a gluten free and vegan recipe. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn’t have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups. If you are watching carbs, then you will be pleased to know it has 12g for 2 tbsp and 2 grams of fiber with 5 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cups of quinoa flakes or gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened dried coconut
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp extra-virgin organic coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
First you will Preheat the oven to 300° and you will line the cookie sheet with foil. You might want to add a light spray of Pam or cooking spray.
Then you will combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well. I used a bowl that has a lid and shook the bowl to mix. A lot more fun that way.
Next you will cook the maple syrup, coconut oil, and applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat and stir it for the entire cooking time of 4 to 5 minutes. You want to make sure the oil has melted out.
Then pour the syrup mixture over the dry oat/flake mixture stirring it until it’s all well coated and place the mixture onto the cookie sheet in a thin layer.
You will bake the granola mixture for 40 to 45 minutes and you will take it out the oven and stir the mixture about every 15 minutes. Bake the granola until it’s a light golden brown color and it will be crisp. Allow it cool and store it in a tupperware type container. Maybe you would prefer a glass mason jar.

Remember a serving size is 2 tablespoons.

Homemade Gluten Free Granola Recipe
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This is a gluten free and vegan recipe and some would call it paleo. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn't have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups.
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Homemade Gluten Free Granola Recipe
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This is a gluten free and vegan recipe and some would call it paleo. I used the gluten free old fashioned rolled oats instead of Quinoa. I omitted the sea salt this time since I didn't have any. It was really easy to make and I have a full bowl of granola. This recipe makes 30 servings of 2 tbsp so almost 2 cups worth. Just 2 tbsp shy of a full 2 cups.
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Servings
30 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. First you will Preheat the oven to 300° and you will line the cookie sheet with foil. You might want to add a light spray of Pam or cooking spray.
  2. Then you will combine all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well. I used a bowl that has a lid and shook the bowl to mix. A lot more fun that way.
  3. Next you will cook the maple syrup, coconut oil, and applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat and stir it for the entire cooking time of 4 to 5 minutes. You want to make sure the oil has melted out.
  4. Then pour the syrup mixture over the dry oat/flake mixture stirring it until it's all well coated and place the mixture onto the cookie sheet in a thin layer.
  5. You will bake the granola mixture for 40 to 45 minutes and you will take it out the oven and stir the mixture about every 15 minutes. Bake the granola until it's a light golden brown color and it will be crisp. Allow it cool and store it in a Tupperware type container. Maybe you would prefer a glass mason jar.
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21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe

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One of the hardest parts of trying to change your eating habits is all the delicious and unhealthy desserts you are still craving. Here is an amazing and delicious healthy and guilt free dessert that you can eat and all ingredients you can pronounce. This recipe came from the 21 Day Fix Extreme Eating Plan Book.

This recipe does use Chocolate Shakeology® which has so many health benefits plus it a delicious chocolate and no weird after taste. If you wanted to make this more of a Vegan based recipe then just use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology®. Of course you can make it without using any protein powder but I think that is what makes it thicker like a true pudding.

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Here are the ingredients you need:
1 and 1/2 scoops of Chocolate Shakeology®
1 medium ripe avocado
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup almond milk

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Now cut the banana and avocado and put into a blender cup (I use my Ninja Blender) and add the almond milk and scoops of Shakeology® and blend until smooth. Usually in 45 seconds to a minute. Pour into 4 dessert type cups or bowls (about 3/4 cup) and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour. I did sprinkle unsweetened coconut and hemp hearts on top. You could add sliced fruit, crushed nuts, chia seeds or again plain. It is delicious anyway and now my favorite way to get my chocolate fix without undoing all my hard work. Eating clean is healthy but can still be delicious!

21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
21 Day Fix Chocolate Avocado Pudding Dessert Recipe
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Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
4 3/4 cup 5 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: 3/4 cup
Instructions
  1. Now cut the banana and avocado and put into a blender cup (I use my Ninja Blender) and add the almond milk and scoops of Shakeology® and blend until smooth. Usually in 45 seconds to a minute.
  2. Pour into 4 dessert type cups or bowls (about 3/4 cup) and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
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#Detox Green Smoothie Recipe

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Do you want a refreshing green smoothie that will also help you to lose weight? Then make this #Detox Green Smoothie Recipe! This green smoothie contains cilantro, fresh ginger and lemon juice which all help to detoxify your liver and cleanse your body. I always feel so refreshed after drinking this green smoothie, and I make sure to drink one on Monday which helps to get my week started right especially if I overindulged on the weekend.

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I wanted to mention that I peel and cut up all my fresh ginger first and then freeze it stored in a zippered bag. I cut them into 1/4″ sized chunks. Try to find pieces of ginger that aren’t too wide in diameter which makes it easier to cut.

All of the ingredients in this green smoothie are detoxifying and the cucumbers make this shake taste so refreshing. I use a Nutri Ninja Blender Auto-IQ Duo, and it really grinds it up so I don’t worry about buying seedless cucumbers. I never taste the seeds. I use the Ultra Blend option and the smoothie is so smooth tasting and no pulp. I can feel it coursing through my body as I drink it. I know that sounds strange but I just feel so good after drinking.

*Remember, any recipe I post can be tweaked to the way you would like it. Use kale instead of baby spinach or instead of kiwi add pineapple or mango. I really love how the kiwi plays off the lemon juice. You can omit the coconut oil, but it does give the shake a very smooth taste. Don’t like avocado then leave it out, but you won’t taste it. It adds a nice creamy texture to this green smoothie. Besides, avocado is such a healthy fat so why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of this super fruit. Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? A 3.5 ounce serving of avocado contains 14% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) compared to 10% in bananas plus avocado contains soluble fiber. Many of us don’t get enough fiber and women are supposed to eat 25 grams daily and men should eat 30 grams.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2c Baby Spinach
1/2c chopped Cucumber
1/2 of an Avocado
1/2 lemon (fresh squeezed)
1 Kiwi
1/2 Banana (I don’t always use banana)
1/4 cup of cilantro
1 scoop protein powder (or use a plant based protein)
1 tbsp Flaxseed (ground)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil (optional)
1/4 inch of fresh ginger
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup ice cubes to make it cold
Blend and drink up.

Please leave a comment below if you make it and let me know what you think. Did you tweak it? Then I would love to read what you did!

#Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
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This green smoothie contains cilantro, fresh ginger and lemon juice which all help to detoxify your liver and cleanse your body. I always feel so refreshed after drinking this green smoothie, and I make sure to drink one on Monday which helps to get my week started right especially if I overindulged on the weekend.
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
#Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
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This green smoothie contains cilantro, fresh ginger and lemon juice which all help to detoxify your liver and cleanse your body. I always feel so refreshed after drinking this green smoothie, and I make sure to drink one on Monday which helps to get my week started right especially if I overindulged on the weekend.
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
1 10-12 oz 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: 10-12 oz
Instructions
  1. Just blend together in a blender and then drink.
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