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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We Are ALL IN For 2016! Are You!?

2016 New Year Resolutions AdvoCare

We are nearing the end of the holiday season and I hope that you have slowed down enough to enjoy your time with family and friends. We have been blessed many times over in 2015 including our greatest blessing, the birth of Camille!

As we reflect on 2015, we consider ourselves blessed as we remember all of the families we had the pleasure of helping pursue their health and fitness goals each and every day. In addition to helping families with those goals, we have also helped numerous other families begin to replace incomes so that they can have complete time and financial freedom so that they can live life on their terms and with their loved ones. We are always looking for more people that want the same thing. So if that’s YOU or you know someone that is looking for the same thing, let us know and we can help you make 2016 the best year yet!

With that in mind, we are ready for January 2016!  January is always the perfect time of year to refocus and rededicate ourselves to living healthy and happy. We hope that you will decide to join us in this Nationwide 24 Day Challenge.  We all know the AdvoCare products make a difference in people’s lives day in and day out. The two core products we continue to use every day are Spark and the Metabolic Nutrition System, which at full retail are ONLY $4.78 a day! Most people spend more than that on Starbucks, sodas, and junk food throughout the day.

Here are some results from some of our friends that have had success joining us in the past:

Our friend Emily has gone on to lose over 30 pounds and 3 pants sizes!

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Our friends Bert & Debbie completely transformed in just a year:

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Our friends Maggie has gone on to lose 60 pounds, 6 pant sizes, and has kept it off for over a year, and gained energy to keep up with her 3 children:

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So here’s the deal with the Nationwide All In Challenge:

The Challenge Begins Jan 11th

THERE’S FREE STANDARD SHIPPING

Pre-ordering ends 12 p.m. CT January 4, 2016.

AdvoCare All In Challenge 2016

Here’s a little run down on the “All-In Challenge”:
AdvoCare 24 Day ChallengeThe 24-Day Challenge Includes
  • 24-Day Challenge® Daily Guide
  • One box of Herbal Cleanse
  • One box of AdvoCare® Fiber
  • One bottle of OmegaPlex®
  • Two boxes of AdvoCare Spark®
  • One box of MNS® 3, C or E
  • One box of Meal Replacement Shake

AND WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AND EXCLUSIVELY WITH PRE-ORDERS!

ADVOCARE FREE EXTRAS

  • FREE Limited Edition Blender Bottle
  • FREE All-In Wristband
  • FREE Meal Prep Containers
  • Exclusive First-Look at the Digital Cookbook
  • FREE Standard Shipping

We hope that you will decide to join us and thousands of others for the All In Challenge. The more the merrier and it’s always easier to do a Challenge with a large group of people!

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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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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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It’s That Time Again… TO GO ALL IN!

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This is for everyone and especially those that joined us in January’s All-In 24-Day Challenge! We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW simplified version of the Herbal Cleanse System! This changes up the entire first 10 days of the Challenge, making it easier than ever! The new fiber drink is the best part in my opinion – flavorless, smoothest fiber drink yet, AND it can be mixed with ANYTHING!

This couldn’t have come at a better time because it has been 90 days since the last ALL IN Challenge, which means that IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ONE!

Phase One of the Challenge is never going to be the same! Instead of the way the first 10 days used to be with changes on Days 3 to 4 and 7 to 8… ALL 10 DAYS are EXACTLY the same! :)You’ll take your Spark, Probiotic Restore, afnd fiber drink every morning, Omega Plex at dinner, and the Herbal Cleanse tablets at night.

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

For the new fiber drink, the measurable differences are flavor and source of fiber. All three flavors provide 10 grams of fiber but Citrus provides more insoluble fiber – which does not absorb water and moves quickly through the digestive tract. the NEW unflavored fiber drink has a greater amount of soluble fiber – similar to Peaches & Cream – which means it’s gentle and better choice for those with sensitive guts, has better ‘mixability’ with any beverage which will assist with compliance and consistency of use, and less than half the calories of the other varieties. It comes down to individual preference between varieties and picking a Fiber you will take every day for all ten days of the Cleanse.

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!

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

Check out the updates to Days 1-10 below:

For more information on the 24-Day Challenge, you can go HERE!

Brand new advocare fiber drink and herbal cleanse system

LET’S GET YOU STARTED TODAY AND READY FOR THE SUMMER!

Healthy Eating On A Budget

Most all of our friends already know that my wife and I eat pretty healthy. We subscribe to the Paleo lifestyle mostly and have built a kitchen library of Paleo books along with multiple Paleo recipe websites. When asked about what we eat, the most common objection we get is that “it’s too expensive to eat healthy.” Well, after eating like this for over 4 years now, I can tell you that isn’t true and we’re gonna prove it. We put ourselves on a food budget and have been amazed at how little our meals have cost us. When we realized we were spending so little on food and were making so much of it, I decided to start figuring out how much each meal cost per person. We were shocked at what we discovered. We were making meals for 8 that cost us less than $12 for all of it!

There are several meals that I intend to breakdown by price over the new few weeks, but I wanted to start with the staple items that we use. Again, these are just SOME of the staple items. There are SEVERAL more, but these in particular are some of the ones we use most frequently.

Honeyville Almond Flour

Ingredient #1 – Almond Flour (you’ll want A TON of this if you eat Paleo)

Mariah and I use Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour and we get the 5 lb. bag of it from Amazon Prime because it is by far the best deal and the almond flour is also the best we have had. We also use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. We’ve tried many kinds and these are the best! By the way, if you don’t have Amazon Prime… GET IT! It’s awesome! FREE 2-day shipping and as much as we order food and books it has wound up saving us money. Not to mention all the other pros that come with it like Prime InstantVideo. If Bob's Red Mill Almond Flouryou have any questions about it let us know.

I’ve included a picture of what the Honeyville bag looks like that we order. The entire bag is $39.99 for 5 lbs. That’s $7.99/lb. I challenge you to find almond flour this good and this inexpensive anywhere else. The only way you’ll find it, I’m certain, is on Amazon.

The brand of Almond Flour we get depends on which one is cheaper on Amazon Prime at the time we are ordering. For instance, today the Bob’s Red Mill brand came out to $7.67/lb. So I bought 8 lbs. of it immediately. That’s one heck of a deal! I’ve also included what the Bob’s Red Mill bag looks like. Although the Honeyville almond flour is finer, we definitely love a good deal on our staple items.

Ingredient #2 – Organic Maple Syrup & Honey

One of the hardest things for most people switching to a healthy diet is a lack of desserts, BUT that’s only because they do not know how to make amazing Paleo desserts. CAUTION: They are definitely still treats. So you don’t want to load up on them. For our desserts there are quite a few items we use and two of those are organic maple syrup and honey. We mostly use maple syrup. For both of those ingredients we shop at Costco.We use the Kirkland Signature 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup. It comes in a 33.8 oz. bottle and is about .45 cents/oz. Carrington Farms Coconut Oil

Ingredient #3 – Coconut Oil (This is a BIG one)

For the coconut oil we use Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It comes in a 54 oz. jar for only $15.25 and goes on sale A LOT. We’ve got it as low as $15. It’s only .45 cents/oz.

Ingredient #4 – Eggs

We get our eggs from Costco too, but that’s not the only place where there are great deals on eggs. They are only about .36 cents/egg.

 Ingredient #5 – Chocolate

For all you dessert lovers out there, you’re gonna love this one! We use Enjoy Life chocolate. It’s dairy, soy, & nut free! The best place we’ve seen for those is online at VitaCost.com. If you want to save $10 on your first order CLICK HERE. Beside the inexpensive cost, the next best thing is that shipping is FREE if you order more than $50, which we do regularly. I posted the image for those as well. We use the Mega Chunks and Mini Chips.

Enjoy Life chocolate chipsIngredient #6 – Ghee

We also get our ghee from VitaCost. Ghee is clarified butter and is much healthier for you than regular ole butter. We use the Purity Farms Organic Salt Free Ghee Clarified Butter brand. You can literally save $7-8 by getting it from VitaCost as opposed to a store.

Ingredient #7 – Vegetables/Sweet Potatoes!

We eat the heck out of vegetables! Sweet Potatoes specifically are DA BOMB.COM! Mariah makes sweet potato hash brown and fries are easy to make as well. The best place to get your veggies is a local farmer’s market. We racked up this past weekend. I brought $20 and then walked out with $12 and several bags full of vegetables!

Ingredient #8 – Spark & RehydrateAdvoCare Spark

I used to be a BIG TIME soft drink drinker! Sunkist was my jam! If it wasn’t soft drinks then it was Kool-aid (tons of sugar) or Crystal Light (which has aspartame in it and is terrible for you). Instead of those terrible drinks, we simply mix our water with Spark and/or Rehydrate. They are MUCH MUCH healthier for you and better tasting. Fruit Punch Spark tastes like Hawaiian Punch to me and Green Apple tastes like an apple Jolly Rancher.

There will be price breakdown on Mariah’s Paleo meals to come!

Healthy AdvoOreo Cookies

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Today Mariah and I made some of our friend Brandi’s AdvoOreo cookies! It’s so quick and easy AND DELICIOUS! Brandi, has some awesome recipes on her website at Mississkinny.com Thanks for this one Brandi!

What’s Needed:

  • 1 cup almond flour or 1 cup of raw almonds made into almond flour in a food processor
  • 4-5 scoops chocolate Post Workout Recovery Powder (2 packets)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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).

While baking, prepare the filling in a separate bowl:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 scoops vanilla Muscle Gain powder )
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL: “Enjoy Life” Chocolate Morsels
  • OPTIONAL: 1 scoop (use AdvoCare Muscle Gain Scoop) of PB2

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 if 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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