It's Baackk!!! Pumpkin Spice Shake-o

 
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PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE… HEALTHY, AND DELICIOUS!

The calendar still says September but our hearts are already set for pumpkin spice season!

This seasonal Pumpkin Spice Flavor arrives around 11am PT, September 3rd in the U.S. and Canada.

Last year this limited edition flavor sold out in only a few hours, so be sure to order yours before it’s gone! Who’s ready for endless options of pumpkin spice recipes? Think…Vegan Shakes, no-bake energy balls, dessert squares, pudding and pumpkin spice pancakes all made from our superfood shake mix!! So many options, so many ideas…

To me, Fall is all about comfort and what better comfort is there than knowing you can enjoy your favorite fall flavor without sacrificing your nutrition and fitness goals!

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On Demand - All Access

 
 


WHAT IS ON DEMAND?

On Demand is a streaming service that gives you unlimited access to hundreds of world-class workouts and customizable meal plans designed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Choose from popular and proven Beachbody workouts, including programs like 21 Day Fix®, Clean Week®, Country Heat®, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat®

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Members can choose workouts by fitness level, exercise type, time, or Trainer, and stream them right to their web-enabled TV, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You will also get digital versions of the program guides, meal plans, and workout calendars, so you can download or print them at home. It is always being updated with new programs and exclusive content so you always have new workouts to try.  You can also stream Beachbody On Demand through a TV using Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, or via the On Demand app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple Watch users can stream their workouts on their iPhone or iPad, and Apple Watch will project real-time heart rate and caloric burn on those screens

WHAT DO I GET WITH ON DEMAND?

  • All-access to every beachbody workout for a year

  • Fitness guides & workout calendars

  • Meal plans & recipes

  • Free personal coaching and accountability

  • Access to fitness & nutrition experts

  • Portion Fix containers ++

  • Monthly supply of Shakeology ++

  • Streaming from your laptop, TV, tablet, or smartphone

      ++ included in the on-demand challenge pack.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Because you get access to all of our workouts, on demand is a great solution for just about anyone - especially families who might be at a different fitness level and need a variety of programs that cater to each specific need:

  • For people looking to jump-start their fitness and nutrition program for immediate results, 21 Day Fix and Clean Week are designed to make short-term health and fitness simple and achievable.

  • New moms who want to get back on track with a regular fitness routine, your workouts are ready whenever you are. The Active Maternity series of pre- and postnatal workouts were specially created for new moms and moms-to-be. There is also a wide range of low-impact workouts to choose from, including 3-Week Yoga Retreat.

  • xercise enthusiasts looking to take their overall fitness and performance to a new level - programs like P90X, INSANITY, and Body Beast were designed to deliver serious results right at home.

  • If you're searching for nutritional guidance and support to go along with their workouts, FIXATE—the cooking show available exclusively to On Demand members—shows you how to prepare dozens of delicious, portion-controlled meals and snacks.

  • Or, if you love the energy of dance and group workouts, there's beginner workouts like Country Heat and Brazil Butt Lift, to more advanced choreography like CIZE.

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WHAT MEMBER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

 
GET ALL OUR WORKOUTS FOR A YEAR + FIRST MONTH OF SHAKEOLOGY FOR $160. SHAKEOLOGY RETAILS FOR AROUND $130/MONTH - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE, YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SHAKE ORDER ANYTIME WITHOUT HAVING TO CANCEL YOUR ON-DEMAND ACCESS.

GET ALL OUR WORKOUTS FOR A YEAR + FIRST MONTH OF SHAKEOLOGY FOR $160. SHAKEOLOGY RETAILS FOR AROUND $130/MONTH - IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CONTINUE, YOU CAN CANCEL YOUR SHAKE ORDER ANYTIME WITHOUT HAVING TO CANCEL YOUR ON-DEMAND ACCESS.

YOU PAY ONLY $99 FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR'S WORTH OF ACCESS TO ALL OF OUR WORKOUT PROGRAMS, MOST GYM MEMBERSHIPS WILL CHARGE YOU THAT EVERY MONTH! WE ALSO OFFER A NO-RISK 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN OUR PROGRAMS!

YOU PAY ONLY $99 FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR'S WORTH OF ACCESS TO ALL OF OUR WORKOUT PROGRAMS, MOST GYM MEMBERSHIPS WILL CHARGE YOU THAT EVERY MONTH! WE ALSO OFFER A NO-RISK 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN OUR PROGRAMS!

 

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2B Mindset is a weight loss program and a new unique way of eating that will have you feeling full and satisfied instead of hungry and deprived.  No more counting calories or points, measuring food, or cutting food groups. You get to eat the foods you love and live your life. You will learn what to eat and when for your body and your weight loss goals, but what makes this program different is that it will change your mindset and help you conquer some of the underlying reasons you've struggled to lose the weight and keep it off.  2B Mindset is designed to help you understand and conquer emotional eating, thereby helping you create a better relationship with food and your body-so you can lose weight happily and keep it off!

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BEACHBARS - 10% OFF FIRST ORDER

The wholesome bar you've been craving! Rich, indulgent chocolate. Delicious, creamy nut butters. Crunchy protein crisps. Best of all, each snack bar delivers 10 grams of protein in just 150 calories. BEACHBARS have a chewy crunch and rich texture for an on-the-go sweet treat between meals. Not to mention, kids love them too! It's the perfect snack to take with you when you're on the go and will hold you over and keep you from making unhealthy decisions when those cravings creep in. Save 10% on any new purchase of BEACHBARS now through Labor Day! Please note that the special offer discount applies to one-time orders and the first shipment of new monthly autoship orders. Click below to place your order!

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Super Bowl, Super Snacks

 
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Impress your friends with these guilt-free party snacks! If you prefer the commercials over football,  
I promise these healthy recipes will make watching the game all worth your while!

The Super Bowl has become a favorite American tradition where we gather with friends and family to cheer on our favorite NFL teams. It has also become a traditional "cheat day" where all diets are forgotten and fatty foods reign supreme! A recent study found that the average football fan will gain an extra 10lbs during football season, but I guess it's not that surprising since the Super Bowl ranks as the 2nd largest day for food consumption in the US, right behind Thanksgiving. In just one day, people will eat upwards of 6,000 calories, that's almost 3 days worth of food binging!

I will be the last one to throw my nose in the air because I am 110% guilty of over-indulging in all of the Super Bowl's cheesy-carbo-loading greatness...but not this year! Nope, this time I'm sticking to my guns! So, in an effort to not be the debbie-downer at a friends Super Bowl soiree, I decided to come up with some delicious skinny girl alternatives that have been kid tested and husband approved! Feel free to try them out or share them with friends! I'd love to hear feedback on how they turned out!


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BLACK BEAN AND CORN MACHO-NACHO'S
Just mix together a cup of organic corn, black beans, diced red and green bell peppers, chunks of jicama, one avocado, a dash of cilantro and there you have it! It doesn't get any more macho than that! If you want some spice, feel free to add some jalapeno! I like to use homemade tortilla chips, but any store bought brand will do.

 

*Hummus recipe from the great,  Ina Garten

*Hummus recipe from the great, Ina Garten


FIRE-GRILLED VEGGIES & GARLIC HUMMUS
There's really no culinary secret to this one. Next time you visit the local Farmer's Market pick out your favorite veggies. Fire up the grill and let them simmer for a few minutes on each side. If you're looking to keep it simple, try Hope Hummus, or make your own by blending:

- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water or liquid from the chickpeas
- 8 dashes of hot sauce
- 1 pinch of Paprika

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LOADED BACON-AVO VEGGIE CHIPS

Let's be serious, anything with bacon is boss-status in my book! This tasty treat only requires three ingredients which includes one bag of my favorite Tera Veggie Chips, two ripe avocados, and [more than a few] bits of BACON! There you have it! Touchdown! This recipe is a sure game winner!

 

Banana Apple Muffins

 
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The is one of my favorite healthy recipes for a cozy fall day because not only do they taste amazing, but they will also fill your home with the delicious smells of banana bread, cinnamon spice and apple pie! (Yes, Please!)

It's a 21-Day Fix Approved recipe from Autumn Calabrese's cookbook FIXATE. For those following the program, it translates to 1 purple and 1 blue container per muffin. Please leave a comment below on any additions or suggestions you used when baking your own at home! Enjoy!

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  • Preheat oven to 350F and prepare 9 muffin cups by lining them or coating them with a spray.
  • Combine 2 large beaten eggs, 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas, and 1 Tbsp of melted grass-fed butter. Mix the ingredients well and set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of almond flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda, and 1 dash of sea salt. Next, you want to add this almond flour mixture to the egg mixture and blend well.
  • Once the ingredients are blended, fold in 1/2 cup of finely chopped apple (about 3/4 of a medium apple). I decided to add 1 tsp of cinnamon for added flavor, but that's up to you :)
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 9 muffin tins and bake for 16-18 minutes or until they are golden brown and pass the toothpick-test. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack.
  • Once they've cooled down find a good book, pour a cup of tea and enjoy!

Nutritional Info (per serving/muffin)
Cal: 161, Total Fat: 12g, Sat Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 157mg, Carbs: 11g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, and Protein: 6g


 

Eat to Lose - The Fixate Cookbook

 
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I'll be the first to admit (and my family can verify) that I am not the most creative in the kitchen and tend to cycle through my "go-to" meals weekly, but I know I am not alone in saying that I am craving a little more variety when it comes to healthy eating options. As a work-at-home mom, I would love to be the Top Chef of my family, but I struggle with finding time to come up with new ideas on my own that everyone will enjoy.

This month I will put Autumn's new FIXATE cookbook in the hot seat by testing out her 21 Day Fix® approved recipes. Join me on my quest to find more affordable healthy, "foodie-quality" meals, that aren't boring. I'll be posting honest feedback about which recipes are a must try, as well as images, tips, and new suggestions. Follow my feedback here, or on Instagram @SandiOhBrien

WHAT IS FIXATE™ ?

21 Day Fix® creator Autumn Calabrese takes her simple color-coded container system for measuring perfect portions and applies it to 101 of her favorite family recipes to give you Fixate, a delicious approach to healthy weight loss. So you're not just eating healthy foods-you're eating just the right amount. Each Fixate recipe lists color-coded container equivalents and nutrition  facts, so you can use Autumn's system for measuring portions and make sure your nutrition is on track when you begin 21 Day Fix®, 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, or any other fitness program.

WHAT DOES FIXATE™ INCLUDE?

  • Easy-to-follow recipes (each marked with their color-coded container equivalents) designed to work with 21 Day Fix®, 21 Day Fix EXTREME®, and Portion Fix™—or use the deliciously nutritious recipes to create balanced meals for any other Beachbody® program.
  • Seven  color-coded containers to help you keep your portions in check and nutrition on track
  • 101 perfectly portioned FIXATE™ RECIPES
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo recipes available.
     

CLICK TO PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY OF FIXATE™:


Enjoy a sneak peak at some recipes included in the FIXATE™ Cookbook (click to enlarge) :

all images and recipes are provided by Autumn Calabrese's FIXATE™ Cookbook and Beachbody®.

 

Superhuman Superfood

 
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You want me to drink WHAT, a meal replacement shake?!!  Ha! There's only one drink I could have regularly and it doesn't involve superfoods or protein. (but if you ask me, I think wine should count -it contains antioxidants, right?)

Clearly I was not 100% on board with the idea of drinking Shakeology, but I signed up for my first Challenge Group and part of the commitment was to drink it daily. I was a little uneasy about agreeing to this because for those who know me, I tend to like variety. It's rare to catch me eating the same thing twice in one week, let alone every day. Well, rules are rules and I was determined to hit my goal weight so I reluctantly placed my order for a variety pack of Shakeology - I figured there had to be a least one flavor I could tolerate. Besides, if Oprah is a fan, I guess it's worth a try. 

A few days after placing an order my program arrived along with my packets of Shakeology. I read the start up guide cover-to-cover, took my before pictures, and on Day 1 of the challenge group it was time to experiment with the different flavors. My husband tested out the Chocolate while I went for the Strawberry... A little Ice, some water, a banana, one packet of Shakeology...and viola! I squinted my nose, tipped my shaker cup back and prepared myself to hate it. But wait, hummm... I better taste it again. Um, maybe one more sip. Before I knew it I had guzzled down my glass. I was totally convinced that it wasn't going to be for me because I had tried a few different protein shakes in the past and didn't care at all for the texture or taste. To my surprise, I actually didn't mind it, and it's a good thing because 3 months after we said "I do" we found out we were pregnant. My happy hour glass of chardonnay was no longer, for the next 9 months I would be chugging back my frothy mug of Strawberry Shakeology. Thanks to this protein-packed superfood superhero, we gave birth to a very healthy 8lb 1oz baby girl. To this day our pediatrician jokes about my "muscle diet" during my pregnancy because she has never seen a baby as strong as Chloe.

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So could you just make smoothies at home and get the same basic thing? Well, you could, if you have the money and time to prep the 70+ fancy-pants ingredients that are included in each Shakeology shake--if you were to purchase all the ingredients and supplements in one packet of Shakeology it would cost around $700-eep! But let’s be honest with ourselves, even if you had the money, who really has the time to find and prepare all those ingredients? Or even the room to store and use those ingredients before they go bad? There’s just no getting around the incredible combination of nutritious ingredients that Beachbody has fine tuned to provide a multi-faceted benefit to your body: 

• proteins, vitamins and minerals: fairly self-explanatory--helps your body function at top-performance, helps reduce hunger and food cravings.
• anti-oxidents and phytonutrients: these help detoxify and protect your body against free radical damage.
• adaptogen herbs: would you know how to get this into a shake at home? Because I sure wouldn’t! ha. These herbs are sometimes called ‘nature’s anti-stress and fatigue fighters.’ They increase your energy and help reduce anxiety, so you feel like the best version of yourself.
• Prebiotics, Probiotics, Fiber, and Digestive Enzymes: Promotes regularity and good digestion. Need I say more?

And the best part?? Shakeology comes in at only $4 a serving -compare that to all those trendy ‘cold-pressed’ juiceries that are selling one glass of juice for a whopping $8! Or worse, think about all those Starbucks latte's you've consumed over the last few months...yikes! (scary, I know) Replacing a meal every day with Shakeology will not only save you money but provide your body with all the daily vitamins and nutrients it needs to increase your energy and boost your metabolism so that you can hit your goal weight without ever feeling rundown. 

If you're interested in reading more about the ingredients and benefits of Shakeology, click here.