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New Year New You AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge / Max Phase / Day 18

on January 22, 2015

Today actually…maybe I shouldn’t voice it out loud b/c it’s technically not over yet but…went (basically) as planned! That rarely ever happens! I spent ALL morning catching up on emails and returning answers to questions presented at my essential oils class Monday that needed a lil’ follow up attention (though there’s still one biggy I’m working on) 😉

I don’t know about you but I’ve been needing a chocolate fix! I make these delicious homemade “Reese Peanut Butter Cups” from Sugarfreemom.com but there are several steps to it and I wanna try something a lil’ different, a lil’ simplier so keep your eyes open and get ready for a special new treat ❤ AND I know it sounds crazy but I have been craving Pumpkin Pancakes so I’ve decidied for LUNCH tomorrow, that’s what I’m whooping up haha so if you’re not a breakfast for lunch or dinner type person you may not appreciate what I’m about to share with you :/

Day 18 / Max Phase
Spark + Before breakfast pack (+Catalyst +Thermoplus opt)
BREAKFAST: Meal Replacement Shake (Berry w/ frozen mixed berries)
**I TAKE BOTH OF MY “WITH MEAL” PACKS AT BREAKFAST (But you can split them between two meals or both at either)
SNACK: Egg salad w/ grapes and slivered almond
**30 MINS BEFORE LUNCH CONSUME YOUR LAST PACK
LUNCH: Grain-free pumpkin pancakes and apple slices
SNACK: FSF w/ strawberries
DINNER: Burger on GF bun and homemade potato fries
**IF YOU HAVE OMEGAS LEFT YOU CAN TAKE 2 W/ DINNER but this is not a must
DESSERT: Dark chocolate butter cups

**IF you should happen to find later in the day that you’ve forgotten a pill pack NO WORRIES, just take it at or before a different meal 🙂 (IF like me you get to the end of your MNS box and there are extra packs that you NEVER took then DON’T WASTE them, TAKE them accordingly )

EGG SALAD:
12 hard-boiled eggs (alter depending on desired ppl to serve)
6-7 pieces of bacon, crumbled
1 medium red onion, chopped into small pieces
1/2-1 “smashed” avocado
Optional: raisin, celery, grapes, sliced almonds (i use grapes and almonds)
Prepare all ingredients- cook the bacon, hard boil the eggs, chop the onion, and make the mayo.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and add the mayo as a binder.
Store in refrigerator, and serve it cold.

GRAIN FREE PUMPKIN PANCAKES:
2 eggs
¼ cup pumpkin puree
⅛ tsp. cinnamon
Coconut oil for the pan
Raw butter, raw honey, maple syrup, or fruit butter for serving
Whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon.
Add about a tablespoon of coconut oil to the hot pan and swirl to cover the bottom of the pan.
Use about two scant tablespoons of batter for each pancake. They flip best when the pancakes are small.
Cook until golden on the bottom and slightly opaque in the center and around the edges.
Flip, brown on the other side, and serve.
Makes about 8 small pancakes, for 1 large serving or 2 medium servings.

BURGERS/GF BUN:
1-2 lbs Grass-fed beef (or ground turkey)
Seasonings of choice (I use chopped onion or homemade “lipton onion soup mix”; No-salt seasoning w/ garlic pepper)
I “fry” these in a pan w/ hot coconut oil

GF BUN: (thishouseofjoy.com)
2 cups almond flour
3/4 cups arrowroot flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup yogurt (I use DF)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons melted butter (or coconut oil)
Directions
(I actually mix everything all in the same bowl)
Step 1
In bowl #1, combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, salt, and baking soda.
Step 2
In bowl #2, whisk together yogurt and eggs.
Step 3
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine, then add the butter and stir again.
Step 4
Scoop the batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets. It should make 6- 4-inch flatbreads. Spread thinner to make personal pizza crusts!
Step 5
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool before handling or serving.
Step 6
Use for sandwiches, hamburger buns, or even pizza! These are our favorites and we use them a lot for just “rolls”

POTATO FRIES: Cut up potato, place on a pan of melted coconut oil and sprinkle w/ salt and pepper. Bake 350 approx 30 mins (keep an eye out, some like them “potatoey” but we like them done/crispy.

DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTER CUPS:
7 oz of dark chocolate (85-90%, about 2 bars)
1/2 cup almond butter
Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler on the stove (or in the microwave w/ tbsp coconut oil)
Fill the mini muffin tin halfway with dark chocolate.
Add a spoonful of almond butter.
Top remainder of muffin tins with chocolate.
Freeze for at least 15-20 minutes.

Do you know HOW to achieve your goals? I’ve told you before PREPARATION is a major key to your success! Goal-setting is about making your dreams real. Know what you want, make a plan to accumulate smaller habits and skills that will get you there, have a plan in case they don’t, put yourself out there, and get started right away.
1. Know what you want!
2. Failing to plan is planning to fail!
3. Focus on the process. There are so many things in our lives that are out of our control, but we can practice and improve behaviors necessary to achieve any goal. By focusing on the process, we make achieving possible!
4. Put yourself out there. It’s hard to get better by yourself, so whatever your goal, you need to practice it not just in your comfort zone but by telling a friend (again w/ the accountability)
5. Start Today! What can you do today to get one step closer to that goal? Once you’ve started off in the right direction, go for the next mini-goal and eventually you’ll realize you’re nearing the finish line and the prize is in sight!

 

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of Essential Oils and when purchasing through my website I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of essential oils, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

 

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