Friday, October 30, 2009

Late Harvest High Protein Pumpkin Smoothie

People always ask me for my favorite tricks to keep the weight off during the "Eating Holidays" beginning with Halloween. Try this Late Harvest High Protein Pumpkin Smoothie as a yummy, alternative to pumpkin pie and all the other fall/winter sugary, high Calorie desserts that will expand your waistline between now and the New Year. I like having this yummy protein smoothie before I go out, as it keeps me full so I'm not so tempted to overindulge. Orange colored squash varieties are chock full of powerful phytochemicals (or plant chemicals), such as antioxidants, vitamin C, and betacarotine, which is helps improve your vision.

1 cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt (or reduced fat, firm tofu if you are vegan)
2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 T honey of agave
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1. Place the canned pumpkin, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and yogurt or reduced fat tofu in blender.

2. Pour in juice and process until blended well. Serve immediately. May store in refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Yields: 4 Servings. Serving size: 6 ounces. Nutritional Content: 140 Calories, 0.4g fat, 2g protein, 34g carbohydrates, 20mg sodium.
*May top with 1 T of nonfat, whipped real dairy topping (a free food portion) and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice mix.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Healthy Pumpkin Maple Nut Bread

Using prunes as a natural whole food sweetener is a healthy “trick” used by top chefs and dietitians. Prunes also add moisture, fiber, and loads of important nutrition, such as iron.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The BEST EVER Flat Ab Workout Video FREE

Humor is the best ever flat belly workout (besides my new, Crunchless CORE TRANSFORMER of course). Here's my big, fluffy marmalade colored Maine Coon Cat Bernie on the BOSU going cat CORE crazy. Enjoy and LOL:)!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Issue of Make Healthy A Lifestyle is Here!

How to Win the Winter Weight Gain War

How did summer fly by so fast? Seems just yesterday I was asking my friend from Yang Farms at my local farmer’s market when he would be selling summer heirloom tomatoes. Now I’m seeing vibrant yellow, orange, and green squash varieties when I hit the market stands. But, let’s get back to message. That is how to effectively keep from once again gaining those 5-10 pounds around your mid-section (even tho' ur doing ur Crunchless Abs workouts) and hips over the “eating holiday’s” season.

That’s why I’ve provided more than a few simple and smart strategies to help keep your workouts and eating on-track for maintaining (or even losing), instead of gaining weight this fall thru winter. When it’s cold outside and the weather is bad, how about a challenging workout in your living room with my friend, Stephanie Vitorino’s new DVD,
The Ultimate Body Shaper? AND, I am now selling my new CORE TRANSFORMER®, which is the next evolution of Crunchless Abs and Total Body Training too. I’ve shot more than a few spots in the Move-of-The-Month section that are designed to create an awesome total body workout beginning first and always working your core from the inside out—or 3-Dimensionally.

For most everyone I know including me, gaining weight is much scarier than Halloween, so keep eating healthfully and moving instead of hibernating and gaining weight this season.



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