To kick off my new blog and share my continuing weight loss transformation, Staci over at Luker Family Tales invited me to be a guest blogger! Go read and participate in the AdvoCare product giveaway I’m hosting here. Thanks Staci! Go check out Staci’s blog and enter for a chance to win some Advo Products :)
I’ve been noticing an increase in subscribers lately! We’re excited my recipes are being seen and hopefully used in your pursuit of your health goals with AdvoCare products.
Life has been crazy around here the last 6 months or more- family illness, raising an infant and our surprise baby is on the way. We have talked about doing an overhaul of this site and adding some features and of course more recipes!
I’d love to hear what you want to see from us: types of recipes? Product reviews? Testimonials? Weight loss before & afters? Let us know!! Hynesadvocare@gmail.com
In the meantime I have a question for you to comment and share with us:)
What are your favorite cleanse friendly salad ingredients?
Lets use this community to swap ideas and make over our own salads!
Toss peeled cucumber, cherry tomatoes and chopped boiled egg in a mixture of olive oil and spices of your choice (I do garlic, fresh parsley, s&p, and onion powder).
Perfect for summer when you don’t want to turn the oven on!
It’s HOT outside. So get out your blender (we recently bought an oster personal blender. Awesome choice on our part).
1 scoop of spark or rehydrate
Your fav frozen fruit (we like berries and pineapple with pink lemonade spark)
A cup of ice cubes
Blend til smooth and frosty!! This is amazing on the cleanse because it makes me feel like I’m eating a slush or if I don’t need another spark for the day I omit the spark and water and it becomes a super thick sorbet consistency.
Mash up 1 avocado with a fork to desired consistency, add juice of 1/2 a lime, grated or minced garlic, salt and pepper.
Chop 4 boiled eggs including yolks, Dice red onion really small.
Gently mix in egg and red onion. Makes 2 portions.
Can be eaten on 100% whole wheat bread… Or you can be like me and eat it with a spoon!(and maybe lick the bowl).
Roasting veggies is super easy. Chop up your choice of veggies into similar sized pieces (I do zucchini, bell peppers, red onion chunks, & broccoli). Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil on them and toss to coat. Add fresh ground black pepper & seasalt.. Red pepper flakes if you like a little zing. Add peeled garlic cloves to roast for extra flavor.
Roast for 20-30 mins on 400 degrees top rack oven.
I hear this phrase a LOT! Whether you’re on the cleanse or max phase, it can be easy to get stuck in a food rut! It takes planning and a little creativity. Here are some non- salad options for you, whether they be meals or snacks.
-Roast veggies and chickpeas in a little olive oil or balsamic vinegar and spices
- unsalted pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc with a little fruit on the side
- plain oatmeal with fresh fruit mixed in
-ground chicken or lean pork sliders on a 100% whole wheat bun or lettuce wrapped
-stir fry with brown rice
-canned tuna with “different” mix ins. Experiment!
-make guacamole with fresh ingredients and eat with carrots and celery
-baked fish with lemon and veggies
-kabobs on the grill… Chicken and shrimp with your favorite veggies
-try grilled peaches! Yum.
-instead of a green salad with lettuce and greens, I just mix up chunks of veggies, seeds, and a lean protein choice and a little olive oil/vinegar/pepper. Gets you away from the traditional boring salad
When I start craving sweets I make a spark slushy. In a blender mix frozen fruit, crushed ice, a little water, and spark. It makes me feel like I got a slush from sonic without the sugar and calories ;)
Leave a comment with your favorite non-salad options for the 24 day challenge!
Here is a typical list of what I get for the 24 day challenge (depending on what’s in season and priced well). Things starred are for the max phase (phase 2) only.
Bagged salad mix w/ dark greens in it
Bell peppers – green & red
Limes (for seasoning/marinating/dressing food!)
Oranges or Grapefruit
Peaches or Nectarines
Tilapia or Cod
Tuna canned in water
case of eggs (2.5 dozen)
Fresh squeezed oj (lowest sugar possible) – to mix with the fiber drink only
Frozen fruit, no sugar added
Also have on hand:
Seasonings – low sodium
1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and dried
Drizzle of olive oil
Spices of your choice (cayenne pepper, sea salt and pepper, Italian spices, etc)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Rinse can of garbanzo beans well and pat dry, throw in a bowl and drizzle LIGHTLY with olive oil, add spices and toss to coat.
Roast for 30 mins total, or until chickpeas get golden brown and crispy. Stir every 10 minutes or so to roast evenly.
Let me just say… Amazing!! When cleansing limit this snack and be careful about adding extra salt. Canned chickpeas have lots of sodium already.
Warning: I could easily eat an entire can of these crunchy, delicious, hot snacks!!! Make sure to share;)
Raw jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 tsp olive oil
2 fresh limes quartered
marinate jumbo shrimp in a baggie with 2 limes squeezed and then thrown in the bag, chopped fresh cilantro, olive oil, fresh chopped garlic. Let sit in fridge for 2-3 hours.
Grill shrimp on a skewer with lime quarters.
Serve with grilled veggies or a salad.