Thursday, September 25, 2014

Benefits to Drinking More Water...



6 reasons to drink more water
  • Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids: your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
  • Water can help control calorie intake: while water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help.
  • Water helps energize muscles: calls that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes shrivel, which can result in muscle fatigue. Without proper fluids, muscle cells don’t work as well which will also affect your performance.
  • Water helps keep skin looking good: your skin contains plenty of water and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. Dehydration makes skin look dry and wrinkled, which can be improved by proper hydration.
  • Water helps your kidneys function: body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells. The main toxin in the body is blood urea nitrogen, a water-soluble waste that is able to pass through the kidneys to be excreted in the urine. Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.
  • Water helps maintain normal bowel function: adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don’t get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration – and the result is constipation. * Adequate fluid and fiber is the perfect combination, because the fluid pumps the fiber and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly. 
5 Tips to Help You Drink More
If you think you need to be drinking more – here are some tips to increase your fluid intake and reap the benefits of water:
  • have a beverage with every snack and meal
  • choose beverages you enjoy – you’re likely to drink more liquids if you like the way they taste. (preferably non-sugary drinks – Arbonne fizzy sticks are a great healthy form of liquid that only has 13 calories, no artificial sweeteners or flavors – has vitamins B6 and B12 and it comes in citrus and pomegranate flavors!)
  • Eat more fruits and veggies – their high water content will add to your hydration. About 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you in the car, at your desk, everywhere you go!
  • Choose beverages that meet your individual needs. If you’re watching calories – choose non-caloric beverages or water.
Info from Carleeta Nelson – Arbonne Independent Consultant

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

30 Days to Feeling Fit Overview

Hello there!  

We are gearing up to start our end of summer cleanse and are so excited that you're going to join us! This is an amazing detox program. You will learn so many incredible things about your own body in the next 30 days and will be so happy you did this.

I want to provide you with all the tools and resources you will need to get through this journey. 30 days may seem like a lifetime, but it will be the best 30 days you have had all year! Your body will thank you. You can follow me on my FB page: 30 Days to a Brand New You. I post useful tips and articles that may be beneficial for you. 

My upline, Natalie, has a program overview 
recording (along with 4 weekly recordings) on her website. Click on the “30 Days to Feeling Fit” tab.

Feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. There's a FREE download of the "30 Days to Healthy Living" PDF that has some great tips to help you get started, some delicious protein shake recipes (made with our protein powder, of course!), descriptions of our nutritional products, and so much more. You don't need to print this entire workbook, but it's imperative that you get familiar with the information before you begin your cleanse. 


It’s obviously not mandatory that you use our products, but there are a few we strongly suggest: protein powder mix, fiber boost, 7 day cleanse, fizzy sticks (for you caffeine lovers out there), digestion plus, detox tea and our protein bars. These are just a few of the products I won’t do without.

Contact me to order your products today! You want to make sure you're prepared for this. Don't forget to ask me how to get 20-35% off your order.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Perpetual Cycle of Sugar Addictions


Why do we crave sugar?? Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

The top 10 list of undesirable ingredients:


1. Sulfates
2. Parabens
3. Sodium Benzoate
4. PEG
5. FD&C Colors and Pigments
6. Alcohols
7. Urea
8. Fragrances
9. Aloe Vera
10. Water (tap)
Click HERE to read more: 
We're going to start at the top and break down these common names down, one by one, because we see them on labels all the time, but don’t know what they are! 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Protein Shake Recipes


{ PROTEIN POWDER SMOOTHIES }
I usually add 1 Tbsp organic ground flax seed and a handful of fresh spinach to every smoothie I make. 
The flax seeds give you a dose of Omega-3s and you can’t taste the spinach! 
(*Note: 2 scoops of protein powder = 1 serving; 20g of vegan protein in each serving!)

PRETTY IN PINK
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Splash of pure cranberry juice
1 handful strawberries and raspberries (fresh or frozen)
6-8 ice cubes
Vanilla Almond milk or Rice Dream to desired slushy consistency
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

BERRY POWER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup strawberries
¼ cup blackberries
1 medium carrot
1 cup almond milk
½-1 cup pomegranate juice (cranberry is an okay substitute)
1-2 cups ice (add more if necessary)
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

KIWI LIME SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Handful of sliced kiwis
Juice of 2 lime wedges (to intensify flavor, add lime zest)
6 -8 ice cubes
¼ cup coconut milk, Almond milk or Vanilla Rice Dream to desired consistency
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

ALMOND JOY
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup Almond milk
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
½ tsp coconut extract
6-8 ice cubes
Adapted by Simply Fit Kitchen

CINNA-BUN PROTEIN SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup organic vanilla unsweetened almond milk
6-8 ice cubes

ALMOND CRUNCH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1 Tbsp slivered or sliced raw almonds
6-8 ice cubes

VANILLA CHAI
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup of brewed decaf Chai tea
3 oz. almond milk + 6-8 ice cubes

“PISTACIO” DREAM
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 avocado
6-8 ice cubes

CARROT CAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup cooked, chopped carrots
1 Tbsp walnuts
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1 cup of water + 1 cup Almond milk
6-8 ice cubes

CHOCOLATE SPINACH CRUNCH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
9 oz. water
1 ½ - 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
6-8 hazelnuts
6-8 ice cubes

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FIX
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or rice milk
3/4 tsp flax oil
a pinch of unsweetened Cocoa nibs
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
6-8 ice cubes

NUTTY APPLE CINNAMON
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce; or 1/2 sour green apple, sliced
ground cinnamon, to taste
1 Tbsp raw pecans; or slivered/sliced raw almonds
6-8 ice cubes

SWEET VERRY BERRY
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk + 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
8 oz water
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1/4 cup frozen or fresh berries
(optional: a pinch or two of unsweetened coconut shavings)
6-8 ice cubes

MOCHA SHAKE
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1 tsp instant decaf coffee crystals
6-8 ice cubes
  
BLACKBERRY TANG
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk + 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
1 Tbsp of almond butter
1 pomegranate Arbonne fizzy tab, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 to 1/2 cup of fresh/frozen unsweetened blackberries
6-8 ice cubes

LEMON LIME FRESH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/4 cup organic coconut milk or unsweetened almond or rice milk
1/2 cup of water
1-2 tsp of stevia
1/2 a lemon/lime, peeled and sliced (*May add a few rind shavings for zing or use 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon/lime juice)
6-8 ice cubes

BANANA/PEANUT BUTTER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
1 Tbsp of natural peanut butter
1/2 medium banana
6-8 ice cubes

PUMPKIN SPICE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
3/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond or rice milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp pecans
Pumpkin pie spice, to taste
6-8 ice cubes

BAY COOLER
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
4 oz. water
6 cherries
1/4 c. fresh pineapple chunks + 6-8 ice cubes

CHOCOLATE BERRY DELIGHT
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries + 6-8 ice cubes

ITALIAN MELON
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 small orange + 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
3 basil leaves
8 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

ISLAND LIME
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 pealed lime and 1/2 banana
1 bunch spinach
8 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

PINA COLADA
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 tsp. coconut extract
4 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

ORANGE CREAMSICLE
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
4 oz. fresh orange juice
4 oz water + 6-8 ice cubes

FUZZY PEACH
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
2 oz. coconut milk + 4 oz. water
1/2 c. frozen peaches
6-8 ice cubes

TRIPLE TROPIC
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ peeled kiwi, ½ peeled mango, ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
4 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

PAPAYA LIME
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ lime, ½ cup papaya chunks, ½ golden passion fruit
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

BLACK FOREST
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or rice milk
Pinch unsweetened cocoa nibs
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup dark cherries (NOT maraschino!)
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

VEGGIE MAX
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
Lightly steamed veggies: 1/2 carrot, 2 broccoli florets, 1 handful fresh spinach
½ apple, slice + ½ small orange, peeled
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

CHUNKY MONKEY
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ medium banana
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp ground flax seed
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes

ORANGE PEAR
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost
½ cooked sweet potato
½ pear
a pinch of orange zest
8 oz. water + 6-8 ice cubes
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Monday, September 1, 2014

50 Tasty Foods Under 50 Calories


I snack every 3-4 hours so I'm always trying to come up with healthy, refreshing snacks that are tasty, satisfying and not high in calories. I stumbled upon this list on Shape.com and thought I'd share. (My favorite/lucky # is 14...and this one just happens to be one of my favorites from the list!) I'm curious to see what you will notice about the 50 listed...[*hint: they all have something in common!]
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