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Beachbody UK Food and Drink Health and Fitness

Broccoli and Cheddar-less soup!

I love Broccoli, and I love cheese, but after a lot of research, I've really tried to cut a LOT of dairy out of my diet.  And since I'm a huge fan of soup, I decided to make some shit up and throw it all together and hope it tasted good... And it did! So I decided to share! Please note: Use Organic as much as possible :) This soup is vegetarian, and gluten free. (I know it sounds like I sucked the life out of it, but I didn't.) What you need: 1 head of Organic Broccoli (duhhh) 1 Medium onion 2/3 cup of Nutritional Yeast (don't worry, this isn't bad for you, in fact is a vegetable protein source-which mimics the taste of cheese #winning) AND I didn't measure this super closely so feel free to always add more 3 Tbsp of Organic Ghee (which is a fancy term for clarified butter-you can also make your own, but I do not.) Remember healthy fat is NOT the enemy in your fitness goals... Sugar and chemicals are! 3 Garlic Cloves Minced 1 1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt 1/4 tsp of pepper (but if you like the spice, free pour that shit) 3 tbs of COCONUT flour 900 mL of no salt vegetable broth (or if not concerned about animals being in your soup, you can use no sodium chicken broth) 2 Cups of Cashew milk (this is the creamiest of the "other" kinds of milk)

Instructions

  • TRIM and finely chop broccoli, keeping stems and florets separate (6 cups). Don't be me-I didn't separate the stems and florets at first.
  • MELT Ghee in a large pot over medium. Add onion and broccoli stems. Cook, stirring occasionally, until stems begin to soften, about 7 min. Add garlic, salt and pepper and stir until fragrant, 2 min. Add coconut flour and cook for 1 min.
  • GRADUALLY stir in broth and cashew milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until stems are fork-tender, about 4 min, then add florets and simmer until tender, about 4 more min. Remove from heat.
  • PURÉE soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Return pot to heat, reduced to low, and stir in cheddar. Ladle into bowls. REMEMBER to burp the lid of your blender if you use a big blender. Or cover it with with a dish cloth so that if the lid does explode off it doesn't burn you. You can also garnish with whatever floats your boat, I used pepper and parsley.And lastly take a picture and tag me in it! Find me on fb! Find me on InstaGram!
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Beachbody UK Mombie Life

Beachbody Coaching Launching in the UK

Check out this video for more information! If you still have a few more questions please fill in the application below and I'll get in touch with you!!
I couldn't be more excited to hear the news today that Beachbody coaching will be available THIS year in the UK.  Since joining as a coach in 2013 when it was opened up in Canada, my entire life has changed.  I've met some of the most amazing, genuine and kind hearted people. I've learned more about health and nutrition than I ever even knew possible. My husband and I have been able to leave our full-time corporate jobs to support people with their health, fitness and business goals and we couldn't be happier! But let me fill you in as to why YOU should be excited!.  

1) Who is Erin Carrasco and Mombie Fitness UK

Erin Carrasco is a mom of three, married to a pretty awesome guy (going on 19 years together this year!), and pretty kick ass business owner. She's a 2015 Elite coach, 6 star diamond, All Star Legend--Which just means, I help a LOT of people with their goals. All of those accolades really don't equate much to you--and they shouldn't! I remember when I first became a coach, I only did it to get a little bit of "me" time after having my 3rd baby! I really didn't want to sell anything, and I kind of like getting a discount on my stuff, so I agreed to sign up.  I was a busy working mum before going on Maternity leave, I worked in the HR field and LOVED it! And this was only going to be a hobby I did on the "side"... Until it bloomed into something amazing... almost by accident! I started to share my progress (scary BUT I did it for my own accountability), and little by little I would get messages from my other mum friends, wanting to know HOW on earth I had the energy to work out with my three kids running circles around me. And that is when Mombie Fitness was created. We were basically a group of mums, tired, and so vegged out on netflix that we just got tired of being on the couch. Little by little people started to join us and in 2016 we become an Elite team. My husband and I were the first team in Canada to be an Elite couple with separate businesses.  We created a 6 figure income with coaching and many of the women on my team were able to also leave their jobs, some were able to add an extra sport to their kids extracurricular activities, but for some, it meant actually being able to put food on the table.

2) What does it mean to be a Beachbody coach?

I remember the word "coach" holding me back! I thought, I'm not in the best shape of my life-WHY would someone join me. I'm not a nutritionist or personal trainer-WHY would someone join me. I'm not extroverted, HOW on earth am I going to be "all out there" on social media.  and so on.  So here is what it means. It means you work on YOU first. You decide to be the coach in your own corner (along with my help), you work on your health and fitness goals (each of us has different ones), and you share them with people (we teach you how to do this without being salesy). Like I said before, when I started coaching, I only wanted to get into shape after my third baby, the reason I do it now, is SO much different, but we all start somewhere.  You are there to stand as an example. Lead the way by pushing through your limiting belief about yourself when it comes to your health and fitness goals, and when you are ready to share that? THAT is when your journey inspires everyone else.  And just in case you don't believe you can do this? I believe in your ability to do this if you are reading this.  There IS a reason you stumbled upon this post today. Coaches help others when they help themselves lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

3)What do Beachbody coaches do in the UK?

Beachbody coaches in the UK will do what we do here in Canada and what they do in the US. We help people with their health and fitness by running accountability groups online. Everything we do is done online, so it does not matter what time zone you are in, there will always be access to information! We train our team about how to utilize their time efficiently so that you can still build a business, work on your fitness, and help others. You get to help others lose weight, get healthier, and become more fit. You will have an additional accountability as you try to reach your own fitness goals. You will get 25% of all of the Beachbody products. Beachbody provides you with your own personalized website (online store) and they handle all of the inventory, shipping and customer service. So woo hoo you don't need to hold stock OR ship anything yourself! You earn a 25% commission on all sales and you also earn team cycle bonuses. Your income potential is unlimited. It grows as you do! You are a business owner and can start building a residual income. You become part of an incredible community of amazing people who are just like you trying to get better!  

4)Who can be a Beachbody coach in the UK?

Anyone over the age of 18 can be a Beachbody coach in the UK. You can be a stay at home mum, a work at home mum, a work outside the home mum, a barista, customer service rep, barrister, physician, football player as long as your passion is to help others get lead healthier lives, you qualify.

5) Do you have to be a personal trainer to be a Beachbody coach in the UK?

NO! You do NOT have to be! The beautiful thing about what we do as coaches is that we don't have create the programs (that's done for us BY expert trainers and nutritionists). Our job as coaches is to be there for them when they want to give up, to be there for them when they don't think they can do it. Our job is to lead by example and by leading by example, we motivate others to never give up.

6)Do you have to be a nutritionist to be a Beachbody coach in the UK?

No! (see above) Because all of our programs come with a meal plan, you WILL learn things about nutrition as you go along (which is pretty cool!)

7) When will Beachbody coaching be available in the UK

Beachbody coaching will be available in the UK later this year! BUT if you are super excited to get started make sure you fill out the form above so that I can reach you when it becomes available.   Income Disclaimer: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Team Beachbody Coach income depends on his or her own efforts,diligence, and skill.
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Healthy Taco Salad
Food and Drink

Taco Salad-the simple way.

One of my favourite meals to make is Taco's BUT all the carbs just aren't on my meal plan right now, cause I'm not the type who has just one or TWO tacos... I'm a 5/6 kind of taco person SO, I traded in all my shells for a few organic taco chips and I feel just as satisfied. Part two of my growing "issue's" with Taco's... The seasoning... Between the sodium, and the sugar and the chemicals.. YES, I'm talking chemicals... DUDES, seriously go look at your taco seasoning (not including epicure)... I couldn't believe all the extra crap in there!   And I know you could make your own but I was always like, ain't no one got time for that...  Except I was wrong. It was SERIOUSLY SO easy and fast AND i'll NEVER buy store bought again! Here is the Taco Seasoning Recipe I use (buy Organic spices when you can): 1 tablespoon Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder* 1/4 tsp Onion Powder * 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano (yes really, oregano) 1/2 tsp paprika 1-1/2 ground cumin 1 tsp Salt ( I like Himalayan) 1 tsp black pepper   Healthy Taco Salad A few things, I add a handful of tortilla chips to my salad to give it crunch and IF you desperately need sour cream swap it out for plain greek yogurt! But Basically Romain lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese and ground chicken are my go to's. As our family doesn't eat red meat and my kids are vegetarians, beef just isn't something we buy.  If you want to use the Veggie Crumble or ground round as a vegetarian options you can season the same way! After I've cooked up the ground chicken/turkey for myself I will also heat up some garden crumble for the kids stuff, and usually make them some soft tacos with whole wheat wraps. I would really like to make some paleo wraps next time... so stay tuned!
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Beachbody UK Health and Fitness Mombie Life

Beachbody Is Going INTERNATIONAL!

Eeek! I'm super excited to share with you that THIS year, you no longer will need to live in Canada or the US to be a apart of the coaching opportunity! When I first fell in love with this business, it wasn't a business for me, it was about having some ME time. After having 3 kids, and trying to keep it all together, I realized I had fallen into a rut of exhaustion and binge watching tv.  So like I said, I didn't even REALIZE it was a business and I only started to workout-because I wanted to get my Pre baby body back. After having 3 kids... I just wanted to not have a spare tire hovering around my midsection. Over the last 3 years I've been able to help other women build incredible businesses WHILE they got to stay at home with their kids and add income to their families! Many have retired from their day jobs, a couple were able to buy additional rental properties, but what I hear most of all (and most importantly) by putting their health and fitness first again, they found themselves. They started to be happier, their marriages improved, and they found confidence in themselves they never knew existed. THIS is why I am a coach. To help other women believe in themselves, find their inner super hero's and be WITH their family instead of away.  Was it easy? No! But nothing in this life worth having is! We've been able to do things we never dreamed imaginable!  My husband and I both had Corporate Jobs... He worked for Microsoft and I worked in Human Resources for one of the largest retail stores in Canada called Loblaw. AND we LOVED our jobs! The only thing was...we BOTH travelled-ALL the time. We were like ships passing in the wind. Not only were we rarely home, but we missed out on a lot of our kids firsts. That was the hard part.  And when we started this little fitness thing, we never dreamed it would turn into this! My proudest moment was when I told my mom (single mom, raised 3 kids, had to declare bankruptcy, and sell everything we owned...) I was taking her to Paris for her 70th birthday... (Feel free to watch this short video-grab your tissues!) And we had a BLAST! Being able to spoil my mom for 10 days in Europe was a dream come true for me. And it wouldn't have been possible with out this business we created!  But my goal has shifted... I want to help MORE women do this for their family, I want more women to be confident and not hate walking into their closet. I want women to feel secure when they get their beautiful bodies on the beach! AND I mean EVERY size of body. My goal is not to get you to a size 2. My goal is to help you feel confident in YOUR skin because fitness comes in EVERY size. As a hypothyroid mom, my journey is slow BUT its not so much about what is on the outside... as what's inside. If you want more information about when this opportunity comes available in YOUR country please fill this out! I cannot wait to work with you towards YOUR goals!   <3 Erin  
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Health and Fitness Mom Mombie Life Product Reviews

How does the Apple Watch work with Beachbody On Demand

So I was VERY spoiled for christmas and got a new apple watch! And I have to say, I thought I would HATE it, but I don't! And TODAY I decided to try it out for my workout! Not only is there an app for your apple watch, but it pairs with either your apple TV or your Chrome Cast! All you have to do is pair your phone and your apple watch (which you should have already done upon set up) and download the BOD (beachbody on demand) app,  and open it up on your watch, while you hit stream from whatever work out you want on your phone! SO awesome! Today I chose Turbo Fire 45, and burnt over 900 calories... WHAT?! Cray cray! However, I had to restart my workout twice because apparently I was popular today on my phone and had two calls interrupt my workout and it restarted the entire thing... BOOOOO So my advice to you is to set up your phone to a do not disturb mode before heading into your workout to make sure it's uninterrupted! Check out the end result!
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Food and Drink Health and Fitness Product Reviews

What is Shakeology?!

What is Shakeology?

Everyone keeps asking me, “What is Shakeology?” There are so many "shake" companies out there that have given good nutritional shakes a bad name. Whenever I tell people I lost weight using Shakeology as a supplement, the first thing I hear nearly every time is “Oh no, is that like __________(insert shake company name here)?” So I wanted to take some time to clear the air about Shakeology by Beachbody so everyone clearly understands exactly what Shakeology is. I wanted to share the incredible benefits I received from adding Shakeology to my diet, and why it is one of the most superior forms of protein, superfoods, and meal replacements on the market today. If you have gluten allergies, are vegan, or have dairy allergies, Shakeology is the supplement you should be adding to your diet. Can I get real with you as a mom? I'm TIRED. Almost all of the time. When my husband told me that this might help, I actually scoffed. It couldn't do exactly what they told me it could do... could it?  Would I actually feel more energy, and better on the inside if I started to take this? So i scowled at it, told myself I'd hate it, told myself it wouldn't do anything... and I was wrong.  Number one, it gave me more energy (as a hypothyroid mama, this was huge), number two, my insides felt better. I know no one talks about their insides, but mine felt less clogged...

So What Does Shakeology do?

Let me start by saying Shakeology is not going to make you lose weight magically on its own. People out there making claims that taking a shake a day will make you shed the pounds are just insane. I mean sure it’s doable, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do something. You need to ask yourself: “What do you I want?” Do you want to get in the best shape of your life? Do you want to get healthy? Do you want to feed your body great nutrients and good carbs and good calories? Do you want to cleanse your body with sweat? Do you want to exercise and build up your immune system, cardiovascular system, and improve your heart health? Do you want to live a longer, more healthier? Do you want to stop getting sick? If you want those things, then a shake a day isn’t going to cut it. You need to add exercise to your daily routine. You need to add vegetables, fruits, lots of water, and more to your daily routine. You need a great natural supplement to round out your vitamins and nutrients in your body that you likely won’t get with just your diet. You need some added protein, prebiotics, health-supporting chlorophyll’s, fiber, and more to get your body recovering from exercise effectively, and replenishing your body with good fuel. I added Shakeology to my diet to get healthier. To feed my body with great nutrients! I added Shakeology so that I would be cleaning my body of the horrible toxins I had been putting into my system for years through exercise and sweat (yes, sweating is one of the best ways to get rid of toxins), and then replacing the junk, with good clean fuel! This in itself helps your body get in an optimal spot to start losing weight and gets your body responding to exercise more effectively. It’s not about the “meal replacement” that everyone likes to proclaim will have you lose weight, it’s about getting healthy. Do I use Shakeology as a meal replacement? Not usually! I'll have it for breakfast WITH a side of fruit! Does it make me full? YES! Depending how I make it, it does fill me up as long as I haven't been starving myself! Does it taste ridiculously good? To be honest, I didn't expect it to taste amazing, and it does taste good... my kids drink it, so I know it isn't just me that loves it!.  

Shakeology is Natural

When I selected Shakeology, I compared all the products out there to Shakeology. I wanted to be sure I wasn’t putting crap in my body. I took my Shakeology to my doctor, and my naturopathic doctor (something I suggest you always do before adding a supplement to your diet). They both loved Shakeology and gave it raving reviews. Shakeology is gluten free and has been tested extensively to ensure it is 100% gluten free. This means Shakeology should be fine for people with celiac disease, and people on gluten-free diets. From my research, this is a HUGE bonus with Shakeology vs. Body By Vi and even other competing supplements and shakes.

No Refined Sugars

Next I wanted to make sure it tasted good without feeding my body unnecessary refined sugars that would cause all sorts of other issues like yeast overgrowth, candida, and more nasty things to fester in my body! I mean I’m working out to get healthy, not to lose weight. Why would I put junk in there just to say “look at me I lost 50 pounds but now I have candida overgrowth and more likely to get cancer!”. Shakeology has no refined sugars. They use the natural sweetening actions of the fruits and veggies that are included, and they add a little bit of Stevia in for taste. That’s it!

No Soy Protein

Not all protein is created equal folks. As more and more research is being done on soy, the harm that soy can do is being documented in spades. I’m not going to go into all the details here, but next time you start taking a soy protein, you should really do your research to find all the risks like breast cancer, gout, thyroid disease, and soy allergies. To make things worse, nearly all soybeans today are GMO (genetically modified) and likely made my Monsanto. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. The good news is Shakeology said no to soy and uses whey protein isolate, which is 90% pure protein. Remember the word “isolate” because this is very important. What makes it “isolate” is the removal of fat. Animal fat is where you find toxins, and Shakeology removes the fat. Shakeology is also jam packed with digestive enzymes, including lactase. Lactase is the breakdown of lactose. That is why lactose intolerant folks love Shakeology. Shakeology In Canada So Health Canada is pretty strict when it comes to approving health supplements in Canada for consumption. Products go through rigorous testing to meet the standards of the government and Beachbody has submitted all of the ingredients to them for each product we sell, for review. Because Beachbody has a legal company IN Canada, it's products must be approved for consumption, and they HAVE! Each product is carefully reviewed by Health Canada before we are able to get it to you so rest assured the products have gone through heavy testing to ensure they are safe! In fact Shakeology is approved by the Diabetes association because it has a low Glycemic index--and helps regulate your blood sugar when you take it because it won't cause spikes after consumption! I hope this article helps clear the air about why I have chosen to back Shakeology and promote it. Shakeology is unlike anything else out there. It is in a league all its own. If you are ready to lose weight, and more importantly feel better than you ever have in your life, try Shakeology. After all there is a money back guarantee!! So even if you hate it, drink the entire bag and feel NO different, you can send the empty bag back and get your money back. I know, crazy hey! Erin
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