Premier Protein Smoothie ~ YUM!!!

Ingredients:
1 handful of spinach
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
½ cup of mixed berries frozen. You can use fresh or any kind of berries you would like.
Dried oats. I usually use ¼ of a cup but you can use whatever you would like.
1 Tablespoon of Flax-seed oil

1 cup any kind of Greek yogurt.
Sliced almonds for extra protein. I usually use ¼ of a cup.
1 of the pre-made premier protein shakes. I used strawberry for this one.
Delicious and so healthy!!

My new toy!!

My sweet husband got a fitbit for me for my Birthday!!  It keeps track of everything!!  A must have as it is the coolest thing I have gotten in along time.  I love that it’s so easy to use.  I have had friends tell me about them but never felt the need to get one.  I was all wrong.  Now that I have it I can’t believe I lived as long as I did without one.  Click below to Check it out!!

 

Premier Protein = Good blood sugar

Low Sugar options are a must for me! I LOVE all of the Premier Protein shakes! They give me energy and keep my body feeling great and they fit in my low carb lifestyle! #thedayisyours #livingwithdiabetes

Jill’s Tuesday fit tip

Snacking !!!  It can make or break my eating plan and can cause my numbers to rise greatly if I make bad choices. For people #livingwithdiabetes we always need to be mindful about what we eat esp when it comes to snacks. Sometimes it is just easier to go quick and reach for a not so healthy snack but when we are mindful about our choices it really can make a difference in our day to day numbers. I love my new meter and numbers don’t lie so with that said it is for the good of my health to eat healthy foods that will keep my numbers where they need to be. Living with diabetes is kind of a numbers game. I am rarely low but I can go high just by going for the sugar instead of almonds. Going for a bagel instead of having a piece of string cheese and a half of an apple. It’s all in the choices I make. I feel really good when I eat right and chose healthy foods. I don’t feel well when my numbers are high and my body is full of junk food. It may taste good for the moment but I always pay a price for eating junk food.

Don’t get me wrong I love my occasional treat and I won’t skip having a cake or pie on special occasions I just know from living with type 2 as long as I have that I feel my best when I leave sugar out of the equation when picking out my snacks. I have more energy , more clarity and no mood swings when I eat healthy food. When I have sugar or to many bad carbs I am defiantly moody to just about everything, I feel tired and many times have brain fog.

For the month of May I have a few friends that have challenged me to a NO SUGAR MONTH!! Pre-swimsuit month I have agreed to go for it. I get about 3 days of feeling like I have the flu when I usually start something like this but I have been loving having lot’s of Premier Protein items to choose from that are very low in sugar. So I doubt I will have any bad reaction by lowering my sugar this time around.   It’s not for me a all out NO sugar it’s more like just really looking at my labels and making sure I don’t eat anything high in sugar.  I love the pre-made shakes that Premier Protein make.  They are Delicious and incredibly satisfying!!  I have to say that because they are so easy they are my go to for many of my snacks these days.  I am also using their protein powder and bars to make my snacking easier. I will go into more later but I love their protein bars.  I usually only need half to feel satisfied and then I save the other half for later.  They have so many wonderful flavors!!  OH YUM!!

Happy Snacking!

Below I have attached a fact sheet on their shakes.  You can see the many amazing variety they have.

 

Put your Best Fork Forward

I love this years National Nutrition Month Theme!! Put your best for forward!! We all need that boost of I CAN now and then and when this month rolls around it gives me the does in a big way. So many great messages coming to my in box with many great ideas and reminders on how to live a healthier life.

I feel like we had the longest winter ever here in Idaho and the part we live in normally does not get very much snow. This year we had something like 10 snow days due to the bad weather. Because we normally do not get much our cities were not prepared and it took weeks to get dug out of the big snow as I call it. It’s so nice to see spring coming in and the weather start to change. I am looking forward to starting to getting my exercise outside and enjoying the beauty of spring. Below is a of healthy snacks vs unhealthy snack choices. We all can use a reminder on this.

 

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