Thursday, November 11, 2010

We're on day 3 of the challenge and I am feeling an increase of energy! I love it!! My tummy is even flatter! Woo Hoo!! I can't wait to see what day 14 brings me!!

Ok!!! So I have to share this recipe with you that I made this morning for myself and the whole family, it's sooo good!!

Breakfast Smoothie:

Amazing Meal ~ Pomegranate Mango Infusion
Frozen Fruit: Pineapple, Mango and Strawberries
2 packets stevia
1 Banana
Unsweetened Almond Milk

Oooh la la!! The entire family was pleased!! My 5 and 3 year old even asked for seconds... COMING UP!!! :)

My husband went to work with a skip in his step, literally! ;)

And I'm sitting here freezing my toosh off because it's getting cold and smoothies always contribute to below freezing temperatures. ha ha ha... ok! it's 60-something degrees outside in sunny Az, but for me, that's COLD!!!! Lol

Please share with me your favorite Amazing Meal recipes!!

Cheers!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Amazing Grass has put together such a FUN and extremely simple two week challenge. I have to say, this doesn't feel like a challenge at all!
Today the girls and I had chocolate smoothies for lunch. I felt as if I was indulging in dessert at noon!!

Here is the Girls' Chocolate Smoothie Recipe:



1 Cup Ice
2 Cups Coconut Milk
2 Single Serving Packets Kidz SuperFood Outrageous Chocolate Flavor
1 Banana
1 Tbl Almond Butter

The girls were LOVING it!!!! and of course, asked for more ;) Why not!!

My smoothie was similar:
1 Cup Ice
2 Cups Water
1 Serving Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion
1 Tbl Raw Organic Almond Butter
1 Banana

Please share your recipes from the Two Week Challenge :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Two Week Challenge

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What is the Two Week Challenge

The Amazing Grass Two Week Challenge is an online health program that will guide you to Amazing Energy and Amazing Health. You will receive 14 daily email lessons focusing on energizing, maintaining and healing your body with raw and organic plant based foods.

What will it do for me?

Whether you are constantly feeling fatigued, missing the glow to your skin or just looking to lose a few pounds, the Two Week Challenge will revitalize your cells… allowing you to look and feel Amazing!

What is Amazing Meal?

Amazing Meal is a blend of raw and certified organic proteins, green, fruits and vegetables. This nutritional powerhouse delivers the same amount of protein as three egg whites and the antioxidant equivalent of four servings of fruits and vegetables.
Amazing Meal will be consumed daily in the Two Week Challenge. Available in four great flavors (Chocolate, Pomegranate Mango, Vanilla Chai and Original).

Getting Started is as Easy as 1,2,3!

1.Purchase a bottle of Amazing Meal. This will be part of your daily menu
2.Sign up HERE!
You will receive 14 daily email keys to unleashing endless energy and a healthier new you
3.Be Inspired! Follow the 14 daily lessons. Observe how involving Amazing Meal and other foods transform the way you look and feel

Our Goal is that after 14 days, you will have the KEYS to unlock the smarter, energetic more natural and healthy you.
The sequence of lessons should be the catalyst to understanding foods and how they work to energize, maintain, sustain and even heal your body.

The 14 Keys
(1 Key per Email Lesson)
1.     14 Days to Change
2.    * Natural, Raw and Organic: Truly defined
3.    * Enzymes and your Digestive System
4.    * The Acid Alkaline Balance
5.    * Daily Cleansing
6.    * Weight loss from the Inside Out
7.    *Nutrition Density vs. Calorie Totals
8.    *The Energy Categories Of Foods and Beverages
9.    *The Carbohydrate Dilemma
10 *Superfoods and The Amazing Meal
11* How Diet Affects Stress Levels
12*The Good, Bad and The Ugly
13*A Custom 14 Day Menu For Daily Energy
14*What To Eat For Your Workout Regimen

Sample Daily Menu

Breakfast: Amazing Meal Smoothie
Snack: Rice Crackers and Hummus
Lunch: Wrap and Yogurt
Snack: Green Superfood Energy Bar and Coconut Water
Dinner: Asian Salad and Quinoa
Evening Treat: Dark Chocolate or Fruit

Two Week Challenge start date: November 9th
Two Week Challenge end date: November 23rd

All that are committed to this Challenge, leave a comment on this blog post!! There will be a HUGE give-a-way to kick off this Challenge!! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

FIT Food Lite Vegan is a delicious functional food powder that is free of soy, dairy, and gluten. The formula contains 40% less sugar than fitfood Rice and is not fructose sweetened. its 17 grams of protein per serving are derived from XYMOGEN's proprietary VegaPro, a rice/pea protein blend with several additional amino acids that further enhance and maintain lean body mass. Among the ingredients in the heart-healthy proprietary fiber blend is a prebiotic for gastrointestinal support.

Supports:
* Healthy Body Composition
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* Immune Health
* Cardiovascular Health
* Healthy Blood Insulin/Glucose Levels
* Gastrointestinal Health
* Provides Foundation Macro-Nutrition

The non-GMO, highly digestible pea protein isolate is naturally obtained by simple water extraction, keeping all the nutritional qualities intact. Its 90% protein content features a well-balanced amino acid profile, including a high content lysine, arginine, and branched-chain amino acids. Lysine is of particular interest in weight control because it helps maintain lean body mass. Arginine is essential to weight control for its ability to help increase muscle mass and reduce body fat. Pea protein has the highest lysine concentration (7.2%) of all vegetable-based proteins and the highest arginine concentration (8.7%) among all commercially available proteins. The combination of pea protein and rice protein achieves an Amino Score of 100%.

I'm in-love this this product!!! It tastes great, it's made with high quality ingredients, and of course, it's 100% Vegan and 100% Gluten-Free!!! HOORAYYY!! :)

This is a product that I offer to the clients I Coach. If you're interested in knowing more, or are wanting to order, email me at FitNFabulousVegan@Yahoo.com

Cheers!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As we age, it becomes easier to gain weight and harder to maintain muscle. Thus, our waistlines tends to fatten, our muscles weaken, and the physical tasks that once seemed trivial now seem tiring. The deterioration of mitochondria, the microscopic power plants within every cell responsible for converting food into biochemical fuel, has been implicated as a major cause. The loss of mitochondrial efficiency and number over time deprives us of living a longer, healthier life. It may come to no surprise, therefore, that mitochondrial biogenesis, the natural process in which your cells build new mitochondria, has been suggested hold the key to delay the deteriorations in appearance and performance, and even aging.

Representing a remarkable ~ 10% of body weight, mitochondria produce more than 95% of your body's energy. The more of these "fuel stations" our cells contain, the more calories you can burn, leaving less fat to contribute to diabetes or obesity, for instance. Mitochondria are produced via mitochondria biogenesis, the stimulation of which can help delay aging and maintain health as we age.

Mitochondrial biogenesis is a complicated process involving more than 1,000 genes and producing and estimated 20% of the cellular protein in the body. While caloric restriction and exercise potently activate molecular "switches" controlling mitochondrial biogenesis, a simpler solution comes in the form of the Mitochondrial Renewal Kit containing neutraceuticals shown to activate the very same switches.

XYMOGEN Mitochondrial Renewal Kit: "Three Degrees" of Restoration

1st Degree: Nitric Oxide (NO) is to your heart and blood vessels what your favorite couch is to your legs and feet. NO takes a load off of your heart and blood vessels by relaxing the latter (known as vasodilation), thereby easing the strain placed on the former (blood flows more easily, so your heart doesn't need to pump as hard). Among sundry other roles, NO directly activates the "master regulator" of mitochondrial biogenesis and function and metabolic fitness known as PGC-1a.

2nd Degree: Found in red wine and studied by respected research organizations including Salk Institute, resveratrol is one of the most promising anti-aging nutraceuticals to date. Labeled as an "exercise mimetic", resveratrol activates SIRT1, a molecular "switch" that governs the activation of PGC-1a. Exercise also activates this pathway; hence the aforementioned label.

3rd Degree: a-lipoic acid (ALA) is considered a "king" among antioxidants. Capable of fending off damaging free radicals in a variety of cellular environments, ALA also protects the levels of other antioxidants such as vitamins E and C. In addition, ALA stimulates a molecular switch known as AMPK in the body (which in turns activates PGC-1a), while inhibiting another version of AMPK located in the brain. The end result is to increase mitochondrial biogenesis (via body AMPK) while enhancing appetite control and weight management (brain AMPK).

Benefits of XYMOGEN Mitochondrial Renewal Kit:
* Increased mitochondrial biogenesis
* Increased metabolic (calorie-burning) rate
* Improved insulin sensitivity and action
* Improved glucose disposal
* Increased Nitric Oxide (NO) production
* Improved cardiovascular and endothelial (blood vessel) function
* Improve appetite control
* Reduced fat mass
* Increased muscle mass
* Improved exercise tolerance and performance
* Improved antioxidant status and resistance to oxidative stress

A month supply is $150. This is NOT a vitamin replacement. 

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