Get Up And Go!

Updated: Feb 9, 2020


Living a fast paced lifestyle can make it easy to excuse unhealthy meal options. As a nurse, my day starts at 7 AM, which means prying myself out of bed at 5:20ish **woof**. When it comes to daily preparation there are two types of people:


  1. The person who prefers waking up with extra time to sit & eat breakfast, maybe brew a fresh cup of coffee, apply makeup and leisurely prepare for the day ahead.

  2. The person who sleeps until the last possible second and rushes to leave the house.


I am undoubtedly the latter....


Is that more stressful? Probably. Do I plan to change? Not anytime soon.


To give myself every extra minute in my cozy slice of heaven, I meal prep my lunches and place any bags I may need by the door the night before. For the last 3 months my morning routine has included making a protein shake. It's convenient, time efficient and keeps me full until my first break after the morning rush.


The science behind breakfast being "better for weight loss" has flip flopped over the past few years, so I won't sit here and tell you it's CRUCIAL to your fitness journey. My current routine has worked well for me and I will continue to stick with it until I feel I need a change.


I've been a coach through Beachbody since last November so shakeology is my go-to for my morning shake base. I've tried Pumpkin Spice Whey, Vanilla Whey, Chocolate Whey and recently switched to Tropical Strawberry Vegan. I'm currently sorting out some problems with my sensitive gut (I have an appointment with a GI specialist next week) and after talking to a few other people who have had similar reactions to whey, I made the decision to transition to vegan shake-o.


I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes with y'all and hope you give them a try! Please tag me in any post on instagram or leave a comment if you try one of the recipes below!


PS - you can use any protein mix you have at home - - but if you have any questions or interest in trying Shakeology please don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions :)





Blueberry Yogurt Shake


Calories ~ 287

4g Fat

37g Carbs

27g Protein

  1. 1 cup water

  2. 1 cup ice

  3. 1 scoop Vanilla (or Vanilla Vegan) Shakeology

  4. 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  5. 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt


Strawberry Oatmeal Shake


Calories ~ 264

6g Fat

34g Carbs

20g Protein

  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  2. 1 cup ice

  3. 1 scoop Strawberry (or Trop Strawberry Vegan) Shakeology

  4. 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

  5. 2 Tbsp dry old fashioned rolled oats


Chocolate Surprise Shake


Calories ~ 289

14g Fat

22g Carbs

18g Protein

  1. 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  2. 1 cup ice

  3. 1 scoop Chocolate (or Chocolate Vegan) Shakeology

  4. 1/2 cup raw spinach

  5. 1/4 medium ripe avocado, cut into chunks


Creamy Tropical Shake


Calories ~ 326

14g Fat

33g Carbs

19g Protein

  1. 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  2. 1 cup of ice

  3. 1 scoop Vanilla (or Vegan Vanilla) Shakeology

  4. 1/2 large banana

  5. 1/4 medium ripe avocado


Mocha Chip Latte Shake


Calories ~ 280

10g Fat

31g Carbs

20g Protein

  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  2. 1 cup of ice

  3. 1 scoop of Café Latte (or Café Latte Vegan) Shakeology

  4. 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  5. 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips


Banberry Shake


Calories ~ 242

6g Fat

31g Carbs

19g Protein

  1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  2. 1 cup of ice

  3. 1 scoop Strawberry (or any flavor) Shakeology

  4. 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

  5. 1/4 cup large banana
















** all calorie counts are with Shakeology mix - may vary if you use your own protein mix**

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