Wake & Shake

Wake & Shake

I’m a huge breakfast lover. I really don’t feel like I perform my best at work if I’m not properly fueled. The last few months I’ve gotten into a slump of wasting money on buying “healthy” breakfasts like $10 juices or scrambled eggs (which I’m sure they cook in butter). Although I thought I was eating healthy, my body was telling me otherwise. Sure, I’d love to make breakfast every morning, but that isn’t always realistic when you’re running out the door.

When I decided to partner with 310 Nutrition, I wasn’t just doing it for the sake of a sponsored post – I genuinely wanted to try the product after hearing such amazing reviews. Let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint and I’m a complete convert. The 310 Shake is a meal replacement shake that uses only top-shelf ingredients to promote a healthy body as you achieve a healthy weight. As background, a lot of the shakes on the market contain inferior soy protein, unpronounceable chemical ingredients (yuck!), as well as sugars and fillers that might taste yummy but end up hurting your results in the long run.

The reason why 310 Shake is so effective and successful is because of its nutritional profile. Unlike competitors, it is produced in a scientifically-proven way that preserves nutrients and contains ingredients that your body needs to stay healthy. The brand new Plant-Based 310 Shake contains the optimum ratio of proven Tri-Plex™ proteins, which includes Pea, Brown Rice, and Hemp (don’t worry you don’t taste these items). Check out the little chart below that I find super helpful in showcasing what you’re really getting for your money.

So now that you know what you’ll be drinking, let’s move on to the fun part – recipes! I’ve been drinking the shakes every morning for the past two weeks and I love the taste! In the morning, I take 1 scoop of protein powder (I’ve been digging the chocolate, which is ironic because I’m generally not a chocolate fan) and mix it in a blender with either berries or a banana, a flax/chia seed blend, a scoop of almond butter and some almond milk. It’s delicious and holds me over until lunch time. Plus, it’s so easy to drink on the go! Since I live in the city and often take the subway or bus, I drink the shake during my commute and am ready to get to work once I’m in my office.

As a personal next step (and since summer is around the corner), I’m going to begin replacing two meals per day with shakes. As we all know, no diet is sustainable if you are constantly hungry and battling cravings! But by simply replacing one to two meals with 310 Shake, I’ll still be able to eat my favorite foods while slashing my daily calorie consumption.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below and I’d be happy to answer or provide recipes/suggestions! For more information, check out the 310 Nutrition website and be sure to use my code ‘310quality‘ when purchasing product for 25% off (excludes bundles and sale items)!

What You May Not Know About Gut Health

What You May Not Know About Gut Health

New Year, new products to try and new obstacles to tackle!

Like most, I’m trying to be more health conscious in 2017. That’s why I’m so excited to have come across Silver Fern Brand, which has a unique approach to weight loss and healthy eating. The brand focuses on understanding that gut health has a huge influence on our metabolism and weight. Something you’ve never thought about, right? Me either! Well, until now.

As we all know, losing weight is very difficult, and keeping it off is even more difficult until gut health is restored. The unique program is a combination of products that include high fiber and clinically proven probiotic strains (very different than most probiotics on the market). The combo of probiotics and plenty of fiber are the key to restoring gut health, boosting metabolism and making weight loss easy. Other gut health benefits? Better digestion, nutrition absorption and an improved mood! Sign me up.

That said, I want to share a little bit more about each of the products I received! Read about each in detail below.

Ultimate Probiotic Supplement: Whether you are interested in gut repair, transforming a dysfunctional immune system, digestion support, immune support, or healthy bowel, the Ultimate Probiotic is right for you. Silver Fern Brand’s probiotic supplement is unlike any other on the market and I was amazed to read how different is actually is (see for yourself here).

Wai – Probiotic Drink Mixes: We all know that water consumption is key to weightless, but it can get boring from time to time. That’s why I was excited to try Wai drink mixes, which enhance your liquid intake with clean and natural ingredients. Wai is loaded with a powerful probiotic blend and the drink mixes are guaranteed to persist through your digestive track and stimulate your digestive health.

German Chocolate Brownie: Let’s be real, even health nuts love dessert! This brownie mix is moist and rich bwith an astonishing 2 net carbs per serving. It’s also gluten free and contains natural ingredients that sustain you with 5 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar. 

70% Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds: These are a favorite of mine for sure! Chocolate has always been a diet no-no…until now. The 70% Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds were created by award winning chocolatier Art Pollard and are absolutely incredible. Full of fiber, protein, prebiotics and probiotics, these are the perfect treat for any diet.

Kai Meal Shake – 2 Pound Canister – Plant Protein: I love a good meal replacement shake – it’s easy and delicious. But the Kai Meal Cinnamon Swirl flavored one is next level. It’s the ultimate craving crusher, protein maximizer and superfood blend supplement on the market. It offers 4X better protein absorption than other comparable products which provides more amino acids for building lean muscle and supporting muscle recovery.

So what do you think? The program works as a standalone weight loss approach, but is actually designed to complement any existing diet plan to make it easier. I love it because I just incorporate the various “treats” into my everyday life/diet. Check out their website, which is SUPER informative for more information.

5 Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Potluck

5 Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Potluck

With Thanksgiving around the corner and most of us already beginning to plan for holidays, I figured it would be a great idea to share some quick & easy recipes! Every year my friends and I host a holiday “potluck” where each of us bring a food item. We all chow down, indulge on wine and partake in great conversation. So whether you’re hosting a Friends-Giving or planning for a Chrismukkah gathering, I think you’ll find the below recipes both delicious and easy!

Creamy Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms 

Beer Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip 

Zucchini Tots

Pizza Bombs

Guinness Cheesy Bread

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Summer Sip: Matcha

Every now and then there is a food trend that takes the Insta-world and internet by storm. From Black Tap NYC’s milkshakes to 10Below’s ice cream rolls, there’s always something new that keeps our stomachs growling and Insta feeds begging for more. That said, there’s a new, healthier trend (TG) taking the world by storm – Matcha.

So, why Matcha? According to MatchaSource.com, it has amazing health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, boosts your metabolism, burns calories, detoxifies naturally and the list goes on. I rounded up some of my favorite places to sip on this bitter beverage below. Enjoy!

Cha Cha Matcha

ChaCha

MatchaBar 

MatchaBar

Chalait

Chalait

Blank Slate NYC

BS

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The Skinny Dish – The Health Coach for the City Girl On-the-Go

The Skinny Dish – The Health Coach for the City Girl On-the-Go

Sure you can cook light and pack lunches when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating, but eating out is always the hardest and sometimes sitting a meal out just isn’t a option. If you’re like me and live in a bustling city, with the best food in the world and a job that demands “face time” with clients over fancy dinners and boozy cocktails, then you understand the struggle of dieting and eating out.

For me, it’s the hardest when people want to order for the table and split items. It makes it impossible to order something healthy. It’s also tough to be “that girl” eating a salad, when everyone else at the table is stuffing their face with chicken and waffles and chocolate martinis.

Enter my friend Kim Buonassisi, Founder of The Skinny Dish and a self-proclaimed ex-fat girl.

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