On time management & eating healthy

Eating healthy has never been one of my strong suits. Hell, for that matter you can go ahead and add exercise to the list of behaviors that I do not heavily frequent.

Since I was a kid I've always just been a very particular eater. I have cravings that I almost always follow and to that fact; if I'm not hungry....I just don't eat. But let's be honest. Usually I'm hungry for salty, sweet or a combo of the two. Since becoming an adult (whatever that is) I now have broadened my food horizons and actually like veggies so much my inner child probably wants to scream daily in protest. I now heavily indulge in asparagus, brussel sprouts, artichokes, edamame, arugula and heaps of avocados.

However I'm not the best at working those tasty greens into my life when things get hectic or when a long day turns to tired. Instead I easily opt for the pizza, pasta or anything fast. And my biggest challenge.... the dreaded morning. I am not a morning folk. If it weren't for the coffee I'd probably never wake.

So awhile back I decided to make some lifestyle changes and become a Beachbody coach. I thought that if I had enough motivation (read, expensive monthly dues); I'd definitely follow through. It's never worked with the gym so I don't know why I thought it would help now. I lasted about two months before I quit but the one part I desperately enjoyed were the morning shakes with protein/vitamin powder. It was quick, easy and tasted fabulous. Not to mention; full ALL morning long. And on the especially hot Los Angeles days it was so great to mix my coffee with a few ice cubes, the vanilla powder, a frozen banana, almond milk and holy yum be out the door.

Well unfortunately that powder was not cheap and I gave it up. Until..... Naturade gave me the opportunity to try their fabulous nutritional shake. Their shakes come in great flavors with everything you need in just one serving. Vitamins, fruits, veggies, fiber, probiotics AND Vegan; which meant I didn't have to worry about my lactose-intolerance. Plus the cost is so great at just under $35 for a 22.75oz container.


I really loved the vanilla and used it to make my own shake I like to call "Strawberry Cheesecake". Feel free to grab the recipe and try Naturade yourself. They also sell single serving size packets which are great for on-the-go or taking camping and such. Or you can learn more about Naturade on their site.

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

1/2 cup ice
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup graham crackers 
1tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla Naturade 

Add all ingredients and blend until well combined. If too thick---add more liquid. Too runny---add more ice or frozen fruit. 

*Naturade provided this product free for my review and I was not compensated in any other way. This is a sponsored post from 4sponsor.com with my unbaised thoughts. All opinions are always my own and I only share what I think my readers would also benefit from. 
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