Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings!

This post is sponsored by Smoothie King on Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings.

Smoothie King’s New HIIT Fit, Paleo, Macro-Balanced Offerings

I’ll be the first person to tell you that I tend to make smoothies at home mostly because I can control the ingredients and I know what I’m in for. From my experience (and I’ve been out of the buying-smoothies-outside-the-house-game for a while), mass-produced and/or store bought smoothies are imbalanced. Meaning they are either full of mostly sugar or mostly protein. Also, they commonly lack micronutrients because they are not made with whole foods.

My body responds well to a lower-sugar & carb diet (nope, I don’t run from carbs or claim to be keto 100% of the time), I’ve just noticed that my body responds well if carbs do not dominate my diet. Also keep in mind–every body is different and has different needs.

Okay okay, so without going too far down the nutrition rabbit hole–here’s how Smoothie King has changed how I look at store-bought smoothies. Smoothie King’s HIIT Fit smoothies fit so well into my approach (by the way, HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which is a good description of my Crossfit lifestyle).

I am not neurotic or obsessive about it, but I do strive to get a good dose of healthy carbs right after my workout. It’s a habit that I stick to most of the time because it allows me to burn fat during my workouts instead of running on carbs that I just ingested. In other words, other individuals may ingest their carbs before their workout, but I opt not to for that reason. I do what’s called carb-backloading. These smoothies allow me to refuel my depleted glycogen stores after my workout thru the fruits used in both of these blends.

The HIIT Fit smoothies come in two blends: Chocolate Cinnamon and Veggie Mango.

Here are the details on Smoothie King’s new HIIT Fit Smoothies:

  • Smoothie King’s new HIIT Fit Smoothies contain a 40/30/30 balance of carbs, fat and FITAID® + Paleo Protein to help you recover.
  • HIIT Fit Chocolate Cinnamon – 100% cocoa, almond butter, Califia Farms® Almond Milk, dates, bananas, cinnamon and FITAID® + Paleo Protein
  • HIIT Fit Veggie Mango – Organic spinach, mangoes, bananas, almonds and FITAID® + Paleo Protein
  • Both HIIT Fit Smoothies are Paleo-friendly and help you recover faster from your High-Intensity Interval Training workouts with key vitamins & nutrients from FITAID® + Paleo Protein.
  • HIIT Fit Smoothies have no added sugar, less than 450 calories and over 25 grams of protein per 20 ounces.
  • There are no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or other unhealthy ingredients on the No-No List in any smoothie from Smoothie King.

When I first heard about these new smoothie options, I was floored. Mainly because I am used to store-made smoothies to be full of things I typically stay away from like dairy, processed fruit juices, added sweeteners, artificial ingredients, etc. I’m excited to know about these new offerings and see Smoothie King as a place I can look to for my post-workout, paleo-friendly gains!

Not to mention that both blends are super duper delicious (no joke) and I can see my taste buds craving each one on different days.

New Year’s Resolution Inspiration

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New Year’s Resolution Inspiration

Hey team! Happy 2020 to you. Whether you’re into new year’s resolutions (or not–like me!) or you are just looking to continue to upping of feel gooderness in your life, seeking joy + fresh inspiration can have such a beautifully positive impact on your expansion as a human.

Okay, so, the title of this blog post is a bit of a joke because I am not a resolutioner. Every day, to me, is a good chance to move towards feeling good. But I understand it’s the verbiage most individuals are familiar with.

Here’s a post with some visual inspiration to keep the good new year vibes going for you. Take a deep, mindful breath, scroll down & enjoy this new year’s resolution inspiration.

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Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

This is a Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good; featured on the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast by Clara Wisner.

I was lucky enough to be on Clara’s (@revolutionarylifestyle on IG, revolutionarylifestyle.com is her site) podcast and had the best time talking to her and sharing our thoughts on forging your own path and making your own rules in life. We offer up attainable ways to make your life happier through your choices. We cover relationships, careers, friendships, body image and more.

EP 11 | Making Your Own Rules in Life + Feeling Good w/ Jessica Cockerham from Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast on Vimeo.

Video Podcast Episode! Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good

Listen to the audio-only version of this podcast episode here.

More about Clara Wisner, creator of the Revolutionary Lifestyle Podcast:

“I AM A WOMAN WITH A PASSION FOR HELPING YOU LEARN HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF.

See Also:  Nutritionist.  Chanting Enthusiast. Doer. Wannabe Singer. Doggie Mom. Yogi. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Morning Person. Fantasy Novel Lover. Meditator. Spiritual Seeker.

I envision a world where every woman feels the love within her and lives from a place of deep self-love and self-respect.

It’s not okay that we live in a world where most women feel overwhelmed, over-worked and over-stressed.
It’s not okay that most women feel their health, happiness, and future is out their control. It’s not okay how many women spend so much of their precious brain power on thinking about how they look in jeans or what they ate the day before. We are powerful, inspiring creators & the way we have been conditioned to think image equals worth, is not okay. 
THIS is what I’m working to change.”

You can read more about my life philosophy on one of my first blog posts ever: Winging It: How I Threw Planning out the Window.

Thanks for stopping by and watching this Video Podcast Episode about Making Your Own Rules + Feeling Good.

Nuzest Vegan Protein Giveaway!

This is a Nuzest Vegan Protein Giveaway!

i discovered Nuzest USA clean lean protein thru Crossfit Women’s athlete Jamie Greene & I’m so glad I discovered this brand. The flavors are bonkers, the ingredients are clean and I look forward to drinking these vegan protein blends every. dang. time. I’m so excited to offer up this Nuzest Vegan Protein Giveaway in partnership with this rad brand to give you all a chance to try these products as well.

Nuzest is giving away a Clean Lean Protein starter pack to one of you!

About Nuzest:

Led by nature, and backed by science, Nuzest products are designed to give your body what it needs to balance the demands of your busy life.

We believe that a good diet is the foundation for great health. But even with the best intentions, the modern-day food chain isn’t giving you the nutrition you need for optimal health and vitality. What you need is a little help from your friends.

At Nuzest, we use plant-based ingredients—the purest and most potent source of nutrition—to give you a powerful and well-balanced mix of essential vitamins and minerals.

Our plant-based products are created with highly accredited natural health experts from across the world. And because we want to ensure they’re continually evolving, our formulae are regularly reviewed and improved, so our products not only deliver a boost for today—they give you nutrition for life.

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:

-Head over to this Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B53C57wn-aG/?igshid=grcngvpvblo7

Thank you in advance for participating! You can also shop Nuzest in the meantime.

I appreciate you checking out this post about my Nuzest Vegan Protein Giveaway!

Veo Active Probiotic Surface Cleaner Review

This is a review of Veo Probiotic Surface Cleaner.

We have been home owners for about 9 months now and we love having friends + family over for parties + get togethers. Also, we don’t have a dishwasher in our home, so I spend a good chunk of time cleaning!

My Belief in Non-Toxic Cleaners

Keeping the ingredients in our household cleaners, detergents & soaps non-toxic is vital to me. It’s just another extension of health and self-care. And you guys know I’m big time proponent of gut-health & probiotics. You already know probiotics are good for you when taken internally, but what about for our household? I didn’t even realize that probiotics in home cleaning formulas were a thing until recently. That’s why I love Veo Cleaner and how they harness the good bacteria-promoting characteristics of probiotics to keep your digs fresh!

What makes VEO Cleaner different?

-VEO works at the microscopic level for a deep hygienic clean in the cracks of your surfaces
-VEO keeps biodegrading hidden dirt & grime in cracks, grooves, and crevices for up to 3 days
-99% Biodegradable Formula
-VEO is free from Chlorine Bleach, Formaldehyde, Phosphates, Quats
-VEO is made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

My Experience with Veo Cleaner:

The most important thing to be is that our household cleaners don’t introduce an abundance of chemicals into our home. The second most important thing is that, of course, the product works. Third would likely be the smell.

It’s been so enjoyable using Veo Cleaner this first week because not only does it perform great (an effortless clean), but it smells sublime. The Apple & Jasmine scent is so refreshing and fruity. And–as their name suggests, the formula brings active probiotics onto all surfaces we use it on–which is such a neat perk.

I see us using this on almost any surface in our home, from the kitchen countertops, to our kitchen & coffee tables, and also our bathroom. Overall, very impressed with this brand, what they stand for, how they’ve changing how consumers view household cleaners and their passion for & belief in probiotics.

Learn more about Veo and shop their range of products here. Also, go check them out on Instagram for probiotic knowledge and non-toxic living inspiration! Veo is such an easy swap to detoxify your home cleaning ritual.

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