Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Compression active wear that doesn't budge

I workout daily. It is non-negotiable for this Cancer survivor to skip a day. 

Once I surrendered to that, the rest was easy. It is like brushing my teeth. I don't skip that, so why would I skip moving my body? The daily workout regime requires a nice big wardrobe of workout attire. So I have pretty much tried every brand out there. Today I want to introduce you to Yvette “Be Active, Be Daring, Be inspired” is their brand concept.At Yvette they believe each woman should have their own size of sports bras, from petite size to plus size, there is a size fits you. 

In this crow arm balance I am showing you their criss cross bra.  You can get it 10% off with code Christi10 at checkout.

What I love most about Yvette is that you can choose your level of compression. From light for yin yoga and light stretching to firm compression for cardio, cross-fit, and my favorite; getting upside down in some vigorous yoga. For someone like me that loves inversions and arm balances, the type of fit really matters or we end up with a wardrobe malfunction. Gotta strap those girls down! 

I have put my new Yvette outfit to the test. I did an extreme cardio workout, a mixed martial arts workout, a vigorous vinyasa, and then I went around and did my favorite inversions and arm balances and NOTHING budged.  In this picture I am wearing their criss cross bra and their sculpt mesh impact leggings.  You can get them 10% off with code Christi10 at checkout.

I never had to fix my outfit, or put body parts back where they should go. I didn't have to pull my pants back up after doing burpees either. The last thing I want to be worried about when I am in the thick of my workout is if I am covered properly. If you are wanting full coverage bras and leggings... I highly recommend Yvettes compression leggings and sports bras. Check them out and comment below on how much you love yours!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Healthy Protein fettuccine Alfredo with Vegan option

I was too tired to snap a perfect picture. Hormones are on fleek right now and its not a picnic, but I know eating healthy will help. But the Bitch inside wants comfort food. Good thing I have tricks up my sleeve and I can feed both the Bitch and the Angel that wants to stay true to her goals. Enter healthy alfredo.

I know what you are thinking but you are wrong. This IS just as creamy and rich as the regular dairy filled version. The original saturated fat version makes me feel gross. Bloated, tired and miserable. I am all about eating yummy good food, but I don't want depression afterward. Been there, no thanks. So this is my solution and it works like a charm. I feel like I just indulged on the best comfort food all while sticking to my goals. Nothing is better than that! So let me share with you the EASY way to make it.

First thing I use is Banza noodles instead of store bought fettuccine. I choose Banza because per serving they have 25 grams of protein, 13 grams of fiber, and 40% fewer net carbs than traditional pasta. And they taste like the real deal. My entire family loves them and no this isn't a paid ad. This is me saying there are REALLY healthy options out there for you that require very little lifestyle change. Ditch the noodles that have virtually no nutritional value for ones that are FULL of protein and nutrients. Chickpea pasta is a healthy choice for people to trying to lose weight, diabetics, or anyone who loves pasta. Its the small steps that add up. 

I doubled this recipe because that is how I meal prep. Every time I make a dinner I double it. Sometimes triple it, and put it in individual servings in containers. It is like having a healthy lean cuisine that is actually whole foods. It is fantastic if you have fitness goals because if food is prepared and ready, you tend to not waste money and calories on C.R.A.P. 
Carbonated Drinks
Refined Sugar
Artificial Flavorings & Alcohol
Processed Foods

We don't need those in our life. Your body is begging you to give it the good stuff! So when I get a hankering for olive garden, I do this instead. Give it a try!

Healthy Protein fettuccine Alfredo

1 1/2 cups sweet onion, diced
1-2 cups low sodium vegetable broth if vegan, chicken broth if you aren't, divided
1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 x-large minced garlic cloves
1/2 heaping cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours for creamier result)
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
2-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast if you want vegan and dairy free, parmesan cheese if ya don't care.
I package Banza protein linguine noodles

Add the onion and 1 cup of the broth to a large pan over medium heat. Cook for about 8 minutes until the onion is very tender. Next, add the garlic and cook a couple of minutes more, stirring often. All of the broth should have evaporated by now. If not, keep letting it cook until the broth is gone. You don't want any more liquid once it's done cooking, so the end result is thick and creamy.

Add the cooked onion and garlic to a blender. Start out by adding JUST 1/2 cup more of the remaining broth and add the remaining ingredients (salt, pepper, cashews, starting with JUST 1 tablespoon lemon juice, nutritional yeast-starting with just 2 tablespoons yeast). Blend on high for a couple of minutes until very creamy and smooth. Taste and add any more salt & pepper if desired.

Cook your noodles according to package directions. Top with sauce. You can also add chicken or any protein or veggies of choice. For an easy chicken alfredo get a rotisserie chicken at your local grocery.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Healthy Calorie Free Chocolate Tea

Who doesn't love chocolate? I know I do, but it is actually more for the nutritional benefits just as much as it is for the yummy comfort. Cacao has incredible mood-boosting properties and is high in antioxidants, but usually comes with calories. Until now. You guys,  I just gotta tell you about this Cacao tea from Cacao Tea Co.

It is 100% pure and organic and is completely sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and GMO-free with no artificial flavoring, additives or preservatives. That is a given if I am recommending it. But it also has a natural sweetness, a heavenly chocolate taste and aroma, and a delicate stimulating effect helping with focus and alertness. This cacao tea is the perfect natural alternative to chocolate or coffee. You want to know the best part? It has ZERO calories. Making it the perfect beverage to enjoy when you are trying to have a healthy lifestyle. 

It is a 100% natural tea which is brewed from cacao husks (also known as cacao shells). The tea is a loose-leaf style tea which, when steeped in boiling water, results in a delicious tea which tastes like chocolate.

I steeped in boiling water for 5 minutes and added a few sweet drops and had a zero calorie cup of chocolate comfort. I highly recommend! Try it here

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