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Snickerdoodle & Oreo Protein Cookies

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Last night I decided to make Snickerdoodle Protein Cookies with the brand new seasonal Snickerdoodle Meal Replacement Shakes using our friend Brandi’s AdvoOreo recipe! They are so quick and easy AND DELICIOUS!

First of all these are seasonal shakes as well as the Caramel Macchiato and Pumpkin Spice shakes. So if you want some of these you better get them while they last because once they are gone they are GONE!

What’s Needed:

  • 1 cup almond flour or 1 cup of raw almonds made into almond flour in a food processor
  • 2 Packets of Snickerdoodle Meal Replacement Shakes
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL: “Enjoy Life” Chocolate Morsels

Combine dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients; mix well. Dough will be sticky but drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, then form into what looks like a cookie. They will spread just a little tiny bit while baking, but they won’t rise, so don’t make them too thin or too thick.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 mins (NOTE: Place oven racks closer to the upper middle of the oven).

If you would like to make the Snickerdoodle Oreo filling then while baking, prepare the filling in a separate bowl:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 packet of Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL: “Enjoy Life” Chocolate Morsels

Combine ingredients in a small container, refrigerate until cookies are cooled. This will thicken while you wait.

Once the cookies have baked, spread the filling on one of them then top it off with another.

Great tasting hint: If you leave them in the fridge over night they taste even better!

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Protein Pancakes With ONLY 3 Ingredients

AdvoCare meal replacement shake protein pancakesI’m not the cook in our family. My wife takes the cake on that one. See what I did there? 😉 I can; however, cook up a few healthy easy-to-make things in the kitchen. One in particular is protein pancakes that I’ve had multiple times in the past couple weeks. They’re simple, quick, and don’t leave much of a mess at all. Here’s the “whatcha need” and the “how to”:

INGREDIENTS:

  1. One AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake (any flavor)
  2. An egg
  3. Two Tablespoons of Water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, pour in your AdvoCare meal replacement shake, your egg, and your two tablespoons of water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour into your cooking pan.
  4. Cook to desired golden or browness! 🙂

That’s it! Really… it’s that easy! Here’s a video of me making them this morning:

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Cyber Monday? NO… CYBER WEEK!

AdvoCare Cyber Monday

Whoever came up with the idea of Cyber Monday is a genius! The way everything is moving online now that was a great idea. It keeps you from having to get around the Black Friday mess (the long waits, the crowds, etc.). It also allows you to order form your own home and have items shipped directly to your front door and most of the time within 2 days of ordering. Know what’s even MORE genius!? How about CYBER WEEK! That’s right – an ENTIRE week of discounts! That’s what AdvoCare just shocked us with and we learned very early on that when they say “limited quantities” or “while supplies last” they mean it. As I’m writing this post they’ve already run out of the sale price quantity on one of our all time favorite products, Catalyst. :..( Good thing we ordered a bunch today. The latest these items will be available if this Friday, December 4th, but don’t wait around because…

ONCE THE SALE QUANTITIES ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE!

AdvoCare Spark Cyber Monday CanistersI’m a numbers guy, so when I did the math this is what I came up with: Mariah and I use Spark EVERY day (2-3 times per day each). That’s 4-6 scoops total per day. Right now Spark canisters are $7 OFF. That’s INSANE! We stocked up on Spark because knowing we are going to use it every day it makes sense to get it now instead of spending $7 more per canister later on something we know we are going to purchase anyway. We go through a canister a week at our house (4 per month). By getting them now we can save another $28 a month just on our Spark! There are 52 weeks per year and by purchasing now at $7 off per canister we can be saving ourselves $364 on just our Spark!!! Say what!?

AdvoCare Spark Cyber Monday Stick PacksSimilarly, we go through a lot of stick packs on road trips. Instead of paying for them at our 40% discount we decided to get them now while they are discounted even more knowing that we are going to buy a ton of boxes throughout the year. It just makes sense to purchase these products knowing we are going to get them anyway. It’s like purchasing super discounted groceries ahead of time knowing you’re going to eat them in the near future.

Still, always only purchase what you can afford, but also be financially wise and save yourself money on something you’re going to be purchasing anyway..

The absolute BEST deal of them all is that OTG (On The Go) is on SUPER SALE! It’s $25 off the regular price! We just loaded up on these BIG TIME before they sell out for good. Just look at that sale!!!

AdvoCare OTG On The Go Cyber Monday

Two of the other products on sale right now are the Holiday Meal Replacement Shakes and folks, let me just tell you that these are the BEST two flavors hands down! You can make SO MANY things with them including fudge, pancakes, etc. They’re $10 OFF right now and when they’re gone they won’t be back until about this time next year! Look below to see some awesome recipes with the shakes…

AdvoCare White Chocolate Peppermint Meal Replacement Shakes Cyber Monday

White Chocolate Peppermint Protein Fudge is my FAVORITE! Here’s the recipe: Protein Fudge

AdvoCare Protein Fudge
White Chocolate Peppermint Protein Pancakes!!!

AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake Protein Pancakes

We have also made Protein Ice Cream!

Protein Ice Cream

Protein Fudge Recipe! (ONLY 4 Ingredients)

AdvoCare Protein Fudge

Everyone that knows my wife knows that she’s an AMAZING cook! In addition to cooking incredible healthy Paleo meals she’s also made some Paleo desserts; however, she’s not the only dessert chef in this household! 😉 I’ve been eating pretty strict Paleo for the past 5 years now and any opportunity that I have to make a healthy or even “semi-healthy” dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth then I’m going to make it! My favorite healthy desserts seem to always revolve around figuring out ways to use more of our AdvoCare products and lately I’ve done just that by making “easy to make” PROTEIN FUDGE!!! This is by far the best one I’ve made yet and it only takes FOUR INGREDIENTS!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melt it in microwave… usually takes 30 seconds to completely melt it)
  • 4 scoops AdvoCare Vanilla Muscle Gain powder OR 2 AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shakes pouch (any flavor)
    • Just a heads up… the BEST protein flavor we have tried so far is the White Chocolate Peppermint. IT’S DELICIOUS!!!
  • 5 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL: “Enjoy Life” Chocolate Morsels
  • OPTIONAL: 1 scoop (use AdvoCare Muscle Gain Scoop) of PB2
  • NOTE: If you are only using 1 MRS then cut everything else in half.

STEPS:

  • Pick your protein flavor here first -> Meal Replacement Shakes (24g of PROTEIN)
  • In a small bowl mix all the above ingredients and stir until it’s beginning to come to a paste. It doesn’t take long, but you want to make sure that the coconut oil is mixed in really well.
  • Then pour the ingredients into an 8×8 glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Put in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until it begins to solidify.
  • Take the fudge out of the freezer and remove it from the dish by lifting the parchment paper.
  • Place the parchment paper and fudge onto a cutting board and using either a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the fudge into your desired shapes.
  • Place the cut fudge into a cover dish or Tupperware container and store in freezer until you’re ready to eat it!

Here are some photos of the fudge from us and our friends:

AdvoCare Protein Fudge

AdvoCare Protein Fudge

AdvoCare Protein Fudge

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Green Apple Spark IS BACK!

When Green Apple Spark® was first released everyone went crazy over it (It’s what Mariah calls her “Happy Mommy Juice”). However, before we knew it the site said “Temporarily Out of Stock,” but it wasn’t why we thought. It wasn’t immediately restocked because Green Apple Spark® was coming back NEW & IMPROVED! So now, the moment we’ve been waiting for is HERE! Green Apple Spark® disappeared for a while only to come back in much smaller canisters and still in the easy to pour packets!!! It now has less volume, less calories, less carbohydrates, and still tastes EXACTLY the same and offers the identical effect of long lasting, healthy energy!  So we can get stick packs and new smaller canisters now! You mix both versions with the same amount of water and enjoy the same benefits and great taste! This will be super helpful with travel and portability.

AdvoCare green apple spark
For those of you that haven’t had Spark® yet, here’s the rundown: It sharpens mental focus, allows fast acting and long-lasting energy, contains over 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients designed to synergistically provide a healthy, balanced source of energy AND IT’S SUGAR-FREE!!! This amazing product serves as an all-in-one solution that gives you a quick boost of energy that lasts for hours.

advocare watermelon pink lemonade sparkNot only is Green Apple Spark® back in smaller canister, but Pink Lemonade and Watermelon are too!!! All the flavors are coming out in the new smaller canisters and stick packs soon and are being phased in sporadically. With it being summertime and being out in the sun, Pink Lemonade mixed with Mango Pineapple Rehydrate is my jam! I like to mix my Spark® and Rehydrate flavors just like I used to mix my Kool-aid when I was a kid. Watermelon Spark® is another favorite flavor of mine. This was yet another flavor that when first released in canisters SOLD OUT in less than an hour. I was not fast enough on the draw to score one, but now that they are back for good, you better believe we will always have this one on hand and now that they are available in the new canisters, we can enjoy the same effects and flavor with fewer calories and carbs!

advocare fruit punch sparkBUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Like I said, all flavors will be available in the strip packs soon and Green Apple was the first flavor that debuted them. Well, now they have just released Mango Strawberry and my all-time favorite flavor FRUIT PUNCH!!! Did you like the taste of fruit punch Kool-aid as a kid? Well then you’ll probably like the taste of Fruit Punch Spark®!

A lot of my former coffee drinking friends, including my wife, have completely dumped the pot of day coffee habit and now just drink Spark®.

Did I mention you can get all these amazing products at a 20-40% DISCOUNT!? It’s an absolute no-brainer because you get over $58 in retail product just for enrolling as a wholesale customer at the 20% discount without the worry of monthly fees, auto-ships, monthly minimums to keep your discount, etc. It’s much like a Sam’s Club or Costco membership except you get so much more! Knowing how much I love Spark® made it very easy for me to decide to get it at a discount.

Crave Check Yo’ Self!

I’m not sure there’s been a product release that everyone has been more excited about than Crave Check SR™! There have been a lot of questions about it and what it does exactly. Well, here you go!

Crave Check SR is an innovative sustained-release tablet that combines non-thermogenic ingredients to promote weight management.* This new product also supports appetite control by helping to maintain healthy blood glucose levels already within the normal range.

The best part is… it’s ONLY $25.95 and you can even get a 20-40% DISCOUNT!

Crave Check SR™

Paleo Blueberry Crumble

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

This is one of our FAVORITE recipes not just because it’s EASY to make, but because it also tastes DELICIOUS!!! We saw a similar recipe at Elana’s Pantry for “Peach Crisp.” So because we LOVE blueberries we modified it and added an extra layer of dough on the bottom! Once you try this amazing recipe you’re going to want to buy stock in blueberries – IT’S THAT GOOD! The cool part is… you can make it with ANY fruit that you want! For an additional little dessert treat, you can make healthy ice cream to go along with it! You won’t need your Carb-Ease® Plus or Crave Check SR™ for this one!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds blueberries
  • 2½ cups blanched almond flour (we use Honeyville – click here for the ingredients we use)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter or palm shortening
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine almond flour and salt, (melted) butter, maple syrup, and vanilla
  2. Spread a thin layer of your dough on an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  3. Once the bottom is covered, pour your blueberries on top of it
  4. With the remaining dough, roll small balls (crumbles) to place on top of the blueberries
  5. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
  6. Remove from oven, then cool and serve

It even looks good being made! (See below)

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

Paleo Blueberry Crumble Cobler

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BIG NEWS!

new advocare products

Mariah and I are SO EXCITED about the additions to the AdvoCare product line and the changes that are coming! A couple weeks ago AdvoCare released the NEW flavorless fiber drink and the cleanse system! Then at Leadership School a BRAND NEW product was announced AND changes to everyone’s favorite product… SPARK!

Spark is new and improved. It now comes in less volume, less calories, less carbohydrates, and still tastes EXACTLY the same and offers the identical effect of long lasting, healthy energy!  So we can get stick packs and new smaller canisters now! You mix both versions with the same amount of water and enjoy the same benefits and great taste! This will be super helpful with travel and portability. Here is a comparison for you:

new advocare spark stick packs

 

So far Pink Lemonade and Mango Strawberry are available in the stick packs and the rest of the flavors are sure to follow! Now we won’t have to pack an extra suitcase when we go on long trips! 😉 The canisters are an even bigger change! They’re about half the size of the normal canisters and can literally fit in a purse! They will be released VERY soon!

Advocare crave check srThe brand new product that AdvoCare has released is called Crave Check SR™! Crave Check SR™ is aninnovative sustained-release tablet that combines non-thermogenic ingredients to promote weight management. This product also supports appetite control by helping to maintain healthy blood glucose levels already within the normal range. Works in conjunction with MNS®, AdvoCare Core™ or as a stand-alone product!

Did I mention you can get all these amazing products at a 20-40% DISCOUNT!? It’s an absolute no-brainer because you get over $58 in product just for enrolling as a wholesale customer at the 20% discount without the worry of monthly fees, auto-ships, monthly minimums to keep your discount, etc. It’s much like a Sam’s Club or Costco membership except you get so much more!

advocare sys eye creamCrave Check SR™ and Spark stick packs weren’t the only big announcements either! Drew Brees hinted to another new product to the DB9 series which we CANNOT wait for AND the SYS Eye Cream now comes in a canister as opposed to a tube making it much easier to use! Check it out:

There are so many upcoming changes that we can’t wait to hear about! I’m sure there will be much more to come!

 

MINT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SHAKES!

The corporate office has done it again! A while back Mariah made a post about “White Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream” and NOW the AdvoCare corporate office has just given us another reason to have Mint CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM with their new Mint Chocolate Brownie shakes! BUT… They’re only available as supplies last, which means they are about to run out very soon! We can’t wait to try these amazing shakes and according to one of our friends that has already tasted one, THEY TASTE LIKE GIRL SCOUT THIN MINT COOKIES!

AdvoCare Mint Chocolate Brownie Shakes

EXCITING NEWS! Who Is A Big Soccer Fan!?

As a lifelong soccer player, I couldn’t be more excited about this AWESOME NEWS! AdvoCare has partnered with Major League Soccer and has become the Official Sports Nutrition Partner of M.L.S.! I have a feeling there’s a lot more to come in 2015, but this was a great way to start off the year! Our AdvoCare business is about to grow by 200% over the next year because of this sponsorship and we are looking for a few people who want to earn an extra $2,000 to $3,000 per month part time to meet the increased demand.

AdvoCare and MLS (Major League Soccer)

This is straight from the M.L.S. Press Box:

AdvoCare® Scores Multi-Year Partnership with Major League Soccer, Named Official Sports Nutrition Partner

(PLANO, Texas and NEW YORK) (January 8, 2015) – AdvoCare International, LP (AdvoCare), a premier health and wellness company, today announced a multiyear partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) to be the league’s Official Sports Nutrition Partner. This new relationship is the largest sports partnership and the first League partnership for AdvoCare, as the company further establishes itself as a leader in the Sports Nutrition space.

The sponsorship is effective beginning the 2015 MLS season and extends through the 2019 season. As part of the agreement, AdvoCare Rehydrate will be the Official Sports Drink of Major League Soccer and will be featured on the sidelines of MLS games. Part of the AdvoCare Active Line, Rehydrate provides the necessary nutrients to maintain proper metabolism, delay the onset of fatigue, and hydrate the body by re-establishing electrolyte balance.

“We are proud to be the official sports nutrition partner of Major League Soccer,” said Richard Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of AdvoCare. “This is an incredible opportunity to share the AdvoCare vision of physical wellness with dedicated soccer fans across the nation. Soccer is a rapidly growing sport in North America and our partnership with MLS makes perfect sense as we continue to grow together.”

In the coming weeks, AdvoCare will be announcing individual MLS club partnerships that will integrate AdvoCare products into teams’ locker rooms and development teams. Building relationships at the local club level will bring the AdvoCare name to soccer fields across the country, as well as into millions of homes as fans tune in to watch each season.

In October, AdvoCare announced an extension of its partnership with FC Dallas through the 2020 season. The company was originally announced as FC Dallas’ first jersey sponsor in 2012 and the extension includes plans for FC Dallas to unveil a new away kit in 2015 and a new home kit in 2016. In addition, AdvoCare will continue to have a major presence throughout Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center, as well as keeping the AdvoCare logo on FC Dallas Academy and youth jerseys.

“AdvoCare is a dynamic growth company that is excited about becoming an active partner of Major League Soccer,” said Gary Stevenson, President and Managing Director of MLS Business Ventures. “We took notice of the successful partnership that AdvoCare has developed with FC Dallas and we look forward to that happening at the League level and with a number of our clubs.”

AdvoCare will continue its long-standing relationship with the athletic community and, through its strategic alliance with Informed-Choice, certifies products that carry the Informed-Choice logo, including Rehydrate, are banned-substance free.

For more information about AdvoCare, its products or how to become an AdvoCare Independent Distributor, please visit www.advocare.com.

About AdvoCare International, LP
At AdvoCare, We Build Champions® through physical and financial wellness. Backed by the latest science, AdvoCare provides innovative nutritional, weight-management, sports performance and skin care products. In addition, the AdvoCare business opportunity empowers individuals to explore their ultimate earning potential. AdvoCare was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information, visit www.advocare.com).

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