Sunday, November 17, 2013

Give The Gift of Health

Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that may have you stumped on what to give them?
Do they enjoy being healthy?
Do they want to shed some excess weight?
Do you have an athlete in the family?
Is there new mom you know, who may love to have safe baby products?
How about a clean freak?
Would you like something that helps with stress?

Maybe you would like to give yourself the gift of health? 
Add Shaklee to your Holiday shopping list 
and gain health this holiday season

1. Enfuselle {skin care line}The same nutrients that help keep you healthy on the inside also play a huge role in how you look on the outside. 50 years of scientific nutrition research has been applied to developing the most advanced therapeutic skincare system around providing you the answer to healthy-looking, beautiful skin.
*Clinical studies confirmed a remarkable 665% increase in skin firmness in just 28 days (less wrinkles!).

2.Shaklee 180 {Turnaround or Lean & Healthy}
Turnaround {weight loss) a program designed to burn fat, not muscle. This customizable two-meal kit delivers a complete program of smoothees, snacks, energizing tea and metabolic boost* - along with access to exclusive tools and rewards. 
*Clinically tested weight-loss products** and a program designed to burn fat, not muscle while you reach your goal weight.
Lean & Healthy {leaner healthier you} a program designed to create a leaner, healthier you. With Leucine-powered smoothees and VitalizerTM delivering over 80 bio-optimized nutrients to the right place at the right time, plus exclusive online tools and daily support, you'll find everything you need to fuel your day.
*Products and a program designed to create a leaner, healthier you after you reach your goal weight.
3.Vivix {anti aging} Global cutting-edge research in the fight against cellular aging and years spent in partnership with leading scientists have culminated in Vivix—a scientific breakthrough from Shaklee.
Only Vivix contains both resveratrol and a proprietary phytonutrient blend. This phytonutrient blend harnesses the powerful antioxidant properties of rare muscadine grapes and has been shown to be 10X more powerful *than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging. 
*Scientifically advanced supplement with key ingredients that have been shown to slow aging at the cellular level!
4.Vitalizer {multivitamin}is the most advanced multinutrient supplement in the marketplace today with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life.* Vitalizer is the powerful and convenient approach to complete supplementation providing the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics*, all in one daily serving.
    *Based on 12clinical studies and a "first-of-its-kind" landmark (20 year long) study!

    5. Shaklee Baby {clean fresh baby} 
    Wash is naturally formulated to get your baby pip-squeaky clean from head to toe. Made with organic chamomile and lavender, it is pH balanced and sensitivity tested to shower even the most tender skin with love.
    Lotion is made with Organic sunflower seed oil and shea butter moisturize, and organic lavender and chamomile soothe. It's a bottle full of even more reasons to cuddle.
    Massage Oil is an ever-so-gentle blend of organic oils is perfect for massaging your baby or moisturizing after bath. With organic sunflower oil, lavender, and chamomile to moisturize and soothe.
    Diaper Cream Zinc oxide protects baby's delicate skin from wetness, keeping skin healthy and dry. Organic and natural oils keep skin hydrated and smooth while aloe, sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil soothe. Goes on quickly. Wipes off easily.

    6.Basic H {household cleaner}This little 16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. We challenge you to use it up any time soon to clean everything from spilled milk, to bug guts on the window, to splattered spaghetti sauce. Now go, get cleaning.
    *1 bottle of Basic H2equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex®
    7. Sport Nutrition {pure performance you can trust}Products that are used at the highest level of competition so you can trust them every time you take them before, during and after workout.
    *Everything you need, nothing you don't!

    8. Get Clean {water filtration system}is a revolutionary new water filtration pitcher system certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce up to 99% of lead 1—as well as dozens of other nasty contaminants that can turn up in your water and may be harmful to your health.
    *Beats leading brands! reduces 56 contaminants! Costs pennies per gallon of fresh, clean water.

    9. She Butter Cream {ultra moisturizing}Pamper your skin. Luxurious shea butter is extracted from the fruit of the shea tree, and has amazing moisturizing properties. Back by popular demand, this Shea Butter Cream has a wonderful consistency and soaks deep into your skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated. We've added vitamin E for extra skin nourishment. For hand and body.
    *Perfect for dry, cold time of year!

    10. Prosante {hair care system}Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Prosante contains a rich blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs to give you a thick, vibrant, healthy hair.
    *My hair finally shines and no longer falls out like it used to!

    11. Stress Relief Complex {Promote calmness without drowsiness} Offers nutritional support that helps you get through the day in a calm, alert and healthy way.  It's powerful ingredients are designed to provide relief from tension  -- without making you drowsy.*  Includes L-theanine, ashwagandha, beta sitosterol, and L-tyrosine.
    *Helps blunt cortisol, a stress-response hormone that can affect long-term health
    12. Nutriferon {immune support}A patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. When used daily, it increases the production of your body’s natural interferon, a critical activator of the immune system. NutriFeron works at the cellular level, by rapidly activating your immune system’s defenses. 
    *The only supplement created by the discoverer of interferon!

    What healthy gift giving ideas do you have this year?
    Can you guess what is on my list?

    Saturday, November 16, 2013

    Salted Caramel Apple Crisp

    I love a Caramel Apple at a Carnival!
    This is like a caramel apple in a bowl.

    I adapted this swap out from a recipe  Lauren over at Lauren's Latest developed. {Thanks Lauren}
    Her recipe looks super delicious, however some of us are sugar and gluten intolerant or just want to limit these ingredients. 
    So, to make my mouth {and body} happy I came up with this twist!

    Prepping The Apples
    3-5 apples (Macintosh, Gala or Granny Smith will work great,honey crisp are my fav!) 
    Cinnamon (lots of it)
    1/2 CUP Orange or Apple juice

    1. Either peel apples or keep the peel on (we just leave the peel on-easier & healthier!) & slice them
    2. Toss in Cinnamon
    3. Cook in Iron Skillet 
    (if you don't have one, RUN don't walk to get one. They are super sturdy, versatile and healthy to cook with! I believe target sells them!)
    4. Add juice & cook until soft, add topping!

    1 CUP Rolled Oats (we love extra crisp topping!)
    1/2 Cup Almond Flour (can buy this at most grocery stores-we make our own in the vitamix)
    1/4 CUP (4 TBSP) Butter (room temp)
    TIP: Add crushed pecans or raising for texture
    1. Toss ingredients together by hand or in mixer 
    (I used the Kitchen Aid Mixer, but hands work just as good!)
    *If it seems dry, don't worry the next step will take care of that.

    Caramel {Sugar FREE}
    1 TBSP Butter (yes we use REAL butter)
    3/4 CUP Agave or Honey
    1/4 CUP Heavy Whipping Cream
    1 TSP vanilla
    Salt to taste

    1. Heat Butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it melts
    2.Add Agave or Honey to saucepan.
    3. Stir in heavy whipping cream, season with salt
    4. Cook the caramel mixture for about 10 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring continuously. 

    TIP: Be sure to cook until it becomes golden brown. 
    *If you want it thicker {to make caramel candies}, heat until dark brown. 

    Pour Caramel over the apples (reserve about 1/4 of the caramel for after baking-it may need to be reheated after it cools)
    Bake in oven (right in the iron skillet-see versatile)
    Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
    Drizzle with remaining caramel when served!

    Thanks for stopping by, 

    Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Why wait? Start Now!

    Seriously WHY WAIT?

    It seems to be a THING to start a healthy "diet" on January 1st.
    When really becoming healthy & fit needs to be a regiment that can be accomplished easily on a daily basis.
    When things are simple & easy to follow we (humans) tend to stick with it.
    It is important to find what your reason is for getting healthy. Not just "I want to lose weight" or "I want to be skinny". Your reason can be deeper and more meaningful, such as "I want to be active with my kids" or "I no longer want to be unhealthy and be sick all the time!"
    When your reason is deep enough, that is what will get you through your most "un-motivational" days (let's face it, we all have them).

    My reason was made for me, really!
    When I was told I had about 10 years before my organs would fail, that seemed like enough motivation to me.
    My reasoning went deeper, it became my passion to keep up with my boys.
    I have Ice Hockey playing, busy boys.

    I also have been operating a successful licensed daycare (all by myself). So you see, being healthy was more than just a weighty issues, it affected everyone I loved and cared about. 
    I could only image had I not decided to make changes, I would be on a donor list waiting for an organ transplant??? or worse, not here at all!

    Here are a few of the most common questions I get:

    Is this for women only?
    No, Men enjoy this healthy program as well. My own husband dropped 2 belt sizes and is not maintaining with a healthy diet and the "Lean & Healthy" kit. This program is great for over weight teens as well.

    Are the products gluten free?
    Yes. Shaklee does NOT use Gluten in anything. 

    I'm Diabetic, is this safe for me?
    The Shaklee 180 products have been specially designed to remain low glycemic, which means they are a perfect solution for any diabetic. 
    It is important to always speak with your doctor about your health, we are all unique.

    Is this program safe during nursing or pregnancy?
    Yes. Keep in mind that you must add in the extra calories recommended by your doctor to remain healthy for your baby. The program would not be used as a means for weight loss, rather a program to remain healthy. We also do not recommend the use of the metabolic boost as it raises your metabolism. You should also discuss the consumption of caffeine (green tea) with your doctor to be sure it is safe for you during pregnancy or nursing.

    What does it cost?
    A typical Shaklee 180 day cost about $7. 
    This includes:
    2 meals & some snacks
    Energy tea
    Metabolic Boost
    App for keeping track of progress
    Healthy challenge gifts & prizes
    all the vitamins & nutrients you need to be healthy
    *Private FaceBook Group for motivation, recipes & more!
    {Try getting all that for around $7!}

    Think about this: You would be shopping for an entire month at one time! This program includes enough food for 60 meals, 1 tea a day, vitamins and even 20 snacks!

    My message here is this....
    ...Why wait to do a healthy turnaround?
    Maybe you have 100 lbs to lose 
    Maybe you have 10 or 20 lbs to lose
    Maybe you are not looking to lose any weight, but just feel healthy

    We can help you start on the right track with the right system.

    Click on the button to get more information!

    Get moving in the right direction,

    Have a great day!

    Faux Cheddar Popcorn

    Super Easy & Super Delicious!

    1-2 TBSP Olive Oil (I love lots!)
    1/2 CUP Popping Corn Kernals 
    (enough to coat bottom of pot)
    *try to use organic since a high percentage of corn in the USA is genetically modified {ugly stuff!}

    Seat salt (to taste)
    Yeast Flakes (to taste)
    Coconut or olive oil spray
    Soy amino (we love Bragg's), 
    * One of the only soy "sauces" on the market without gluten/wheat added!

    On medium to high heat, melt oil with Kernals in covered pot. 
    Mix by shaking pot back and forth.
    Within minutes you will hear popping & your house will smell yummy.
    Dump a portion in a large bowl, coat with coconut spray. 
    Sprinkle with salt & mix.
    Spray with soy amino & sprinkle yeast flakes, mix.
    Repeat with the remaining portion in another bowl.

    Try this and let us know how it compares to white cheddar popcorn!

    Have a wonderful day,