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7 Day Eating Plan To Kickstart Your Summer Body—ALL RECIPES UNDER 5 MINUTES

Okay. The summer is here. And yes, that usually means getting into a bathing suit.(I know…., I know….) Here is your one week program (or longer) to kickstart your summer body! It is a mix and match meal plan that is so easy and yummy you can’t say no. Follow it. See how you feel. You should shed some pounds, lose some fat, SAY GOOD-BYE TO CRAVINGS, and most important….FEEL AWESOME. I mean, your energy should be going through the roof after day 3 or 4. Eat and drink only what is on this list for optimal results. ALL MEALS ARE UNDER 5 MINUTES. You can’t beat that.

1) DRINK 8-10 CUPS OF WATER EVERY DAY. Minimum. And I mean every day. Guys, look at this picture below. Water is not just water anymore. It can taste different every time when you infuse it….not too mention infused water looks GORGEOUS! Start your day off with water.(before your coffee or tea) And if you are drinking coffee try to limit to one cup with NO ADDED SUGAR( and that means those yummy sweet creamers too–aka Coffee Mate, Simply Bliss). Just add a little coconut, almond, or organic whole milk for creaminess or even try it black.  And tea is fine all day if it is organic and herbal but NOT a replacement for water.  Check out these recipes to make drinking water easier.  Also, use a straw. Sounds dumb but it works. I personally drink twice as much when I use a straw.

Infused Water 4 jars

2) DRINK THIS FOR BREAKFAST.  If you have a peanut allergy just swap out the peanut butter for almond, cashew or sun butter.

BEC Green Smoothie

OR, IF YOU PREFER TO CHEW YOUR BREAKFAST EAT THIS SUPERFOOD OATMEAL. You can also swap out this oatmeal for lunch or dinner. Yes, even dinner. It’s quick and easy and satisfying.

Superfood oatmeal Ingredients-blog

3) EAT THIS DELICIOUS WATERMELON FETA SALAD FOR LUNCH. It will take you 5 minutes and watermelon is in season and super sweet and juicy!

Watermelon Salad Blog

OR THIS DELICIOUS AVOCADO TOAST. You can swap this out for breakfast or dinner too.

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4) EAT THIS FOR A SNACK IF YOU GET HUNGRY. Either between breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Slice an apple very thin and sprinkle with cinnamon. Or, if you are a salty person, buy some Organic Popcorn with sea salt and have up to four cups. We also like the brand Skinny Pop.

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5) EAT THIS KALE SALAD FOR DINNER EVERYDAY.   If you’re dying for a little extra something, grill a piece of wild caught salmon or some organic chicken. FYI:this will take you over the 5 minutes and bring you up to 10 minutes. Season fish or chicken with turmeric, cumin, red pepper, pink salt, pepper, cinnamon, and olive oil. Portion for meat or fish should be about the size of your palm. If you grill the chicken, make for 3 or 4 nights so you only have to grill twice. For the salmon, I recommend grilling every other day for best flavor. OR, swap this salad out for the avocado toast shown above.

KALE SALAD FOR HATERS BLOG

DISCLAIMER: FOR THIS KALE SALAD TO BE UNDER 5 MINUTES BUY PRE-WASHED ORGANIC BABY KALE. NO CHOPPING OR RINSING REQUIRED.

6) DESSERT. I would try to limit to every other night or every third night if possible.  Your sweet tooth will love this chocolate pudding. Try not to eat all of it.(this will be harder than you imagine. You can get mad at Rachel for that. She’s the evil one who found this recipe.)  It makes four servings. If you must, have two servings. OR……take a cup of any organic berries and add some coconut milk, sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle honey for a treat.

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This meal plan ranges from 1400-1800 calories per day depending on what size portion you eat. If you want less, just cut out the dessert. By the end of the week you should feel sooooo good. After these seven days, you will have NO processed foods, no added sugar and artificial sweeteners you should have: crazy amounts of energy, be able to focus and think more clearly, shed some weight, have clearer skin and just feel much better in every way. So grab that bathing suit and feel great about yourself!

xoxo,

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Everyone needs a “TED” in their life. TEDS GREEN DRINK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanging out with TED was a treat. (like eating an ooey, gooey, fresh baked chocolate chip cookie without the calories and sugar!) This guy lives and breathes a healthy lifestyle. I felt honored and energized to get to spend some time together. This will be the first of a three-part series with TED. STAY TUNED. BE EXCITED. Today, he will introduce us to his favorite breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack! Ted’s Energizing Green Drink. He makes it everyday for himself and his beautiful daughter and wife too. TED believes in nourishing the body and soul. I LOVE this guy. My hope is that everyone can find the “TED” in their life.

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TED'S GREEN DRINK
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • Ginger, thumb length portion (PEEL YOUR GINGER)
  • Turmeric, thumb length portion
  • 2 cups of coconut water
  • 1 head of romaine
  • 1 handful of baby kale
  • ½-1 whole cucumber
  • 4 or 5 stalks of celery
  • 1 cored apple (NO SEEDS)
  • 1-2 lemons(just the juice)
  • 2-3 frozen ripe bananas
  • For extra credit, consider adding…chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, maca, spirulina or any other superfood.
Instructions
  1. Take ginger, turmeric, and one cup coconut water and mix in blender. Then add romaine, kale, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and another cup coconut water and blend. Add frozen bananas and blend and serve immediately. Drink. Enjoy. Rock on with your bad self:)
  2. Warning: This recipe is enough to fill a Vitamix. I like to make a lot…I drink a full glass as soon as I’m done blending, fill two blender bottles (one for me, one for the wifey) and fill a kids cup for my 4 year old daughter, yes, she drinks them too. I take pride in nourishing my family. Hope you’ll soon be nourished as well.

 

BEC can be your “TED.” Happily.

xoxo

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BEC 28 Day Challenge: WEEK TWO

 

CHALLENGE WEEK 2You guys are killing it! We are so proud of each and every one of you! Soooo guys, you just completed a week focused on hydration! Congrats. This week, it’s all about greens! Why??? Because greens are POWERHOUSES. They are super nutrient dense and give us natural and sustainable energy. In America, most of us think about having greens as a side to our dinner or perhaps some iceberg lettuce on a sandwich. Well, I’m pretty sure you are like the BEC girls and require a lot of energy all day long and a side or two of greens at dinner just isn’t gonna cut it! We have simple, easy, and DELICIOUS ways to incorporate more greens into your day….everyday.

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  • Organic peanut butter with one ingredient, two at most
  • Unsweetened Almond milk (we like SILK because it is non GMO)
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • large container of organic spinach
  • organic cinnamon
  • ripe bananas –PEEL and slice in eight pieces and freeze in baggie.
  • Cold pressed juice (link to suja)
  • Organic baby kale
  • Lemon juice
  • EVOO
  • Pink salt
  • Pine nuts
  • Raisins (organic if possible)
  • Shaved parmesan or full fat feta in the brine
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion
  • fresh bunch of cilantro
  • Lime
  • Organic corn tortilla chips
  • Tomato if desired in guacamole
  • Pick two of your favorite green veggies to have with dinner one night, day 12
  • Choose a green veggie to roast
Instructions
  1. Organic peanut butter is now very accessible. We have found peanut butters at major grocery stores including Walmart and Target. Look on the ingredient list for these two things: Peanuts, Salt. A lot of companies now have "creamy" peanut butter that does not allow the oil and butter to separate (which is TOTALLY natural)
  2. Make sure your bananas are pretty ripe. Almost OVER ripened. We see them on "managers special" at our local grocery stores and I know that we must jump on it and buy them all because frozen bananas in the BEC freezer must always be stocked.
  3. Lemon Juice: We love the organic Santa Cruz bottled lemon juice because it is MUCH easier. You will find yourself using this a lot!
  4. EVOO= extra virgin olive oil
  5. Pink salt has mineral content. A brand REAL SALT is great too. Sea salt is ok.
  6. Full fat feta in the brine is a game changer.

 

Day 8, Monday, January 12: BEC Smoothie to replace any meal //   25 minute Bikini Body Routine with Tone it Up     (1-10 lb free weights or grab a can from your pantry!)

Day 9, Tuesday, January 13: BEC Green Smoothie with 2 cups spinach // 10 minute Abs and Upper Body Workout with XHIT + 20 minute Fat Burner Workout with XHIT

Day 10, Wednesday, January 14: Buy a Cold Pressed Green Juice (Suja is available at Target) // 12 minute Lift and tone booty routine with Tone it Up + 10 minute Fat Blasting circuit

Day 11, Thursday, January 15: Our favorite Green Kale Salad for lunch // 30 minute full body workout with Gymra

Day 12, Friday, January 16: Have two greens with your dinner( tip for quick ideas): frozen organic peas with some grass fed butter and pink sea salt is my kids fav. Or, slices cucumber with some pink salt and balsamic or even a green pepper dipped in Annie’s Organic Ranch. // minute Arms and Abs workout with Tone it UP (need couch or chair and dumbbells) + 2 mile walk/run! 

Day 13, Saturday, January 17: Make homemade guacamole! You may die.  Tip: Please use organic corn tortilla chips to dip to stay away from GMO’s  // 10 minute hips and butt with Blogilates + 1 minute jumping rope (no rope necessary, just do the motions! ) + 1 minute plank + 1 minute jumping rope again + 1 minute plank again

Day 14, Sunday, January 18: ROAST A GREEN VEGGIE!! Tip: Lightly cover any veggie in cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and sprinkle with pink salt and your favorite spice. 10 minute tabata work out (NO JOKE) + 10-15 minute walk after lunch or dinner

 

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