I have been following the general 4-week program for detoxification and healthy living for a week now.

I exercised five days this week… not the full 7 I had hoped, but “life” happens. I did my best and I know the goal is not “perfection”. One day I worked strenuously in the yard for 6 hours. (That has to have counted extra.) I feel great and (no foolin’) I have lost 4 pounds. :) I am thrilled!

I found that I prefer to drink an Arbonne vanilla protein shake for breakfast each day. It is simply the easiest thing for me as I am trying to get my morning started.

Arbonne’s Go Easy! Protein Shakes helps me to feel satisfied for longer periods of time with increased energy, thanks to more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals, the exclusive Protein Matrix and INNER G-Plex Proprietary Blends, as well as flaxseed for heart health. They are wheat-free, Gluten-Free, dairy-free, soy-free, and do not contain whey. In each 2 scoop serving you will find 20 grams of sweet pea, cranberry, and rice protein ideal for health, especially when eliminating allergenic food sources. Drinking meals is easier on digestion and allows our body to have energy for detoxification.

Arbonne’s Go Anywhere! Fiber Booster is a blend of soluble fibers from fruits and grains that provide 12 grams of high quality fiber, giving you nearly half of what’s recommended daily. It contains no saturated or trans fats. This non-gritty, flavorless, odorless powder can be mixed with liquid or food.

The basic shake recipe is as follows:

  • 2 scoops Arbonne Figure 8 Protein shake (chocolate, vanilla, or a combination of both)
  • 1/2 to 1 scoop Arbonne Figure 8 Fiber Booster
  • 1 C Liquid – your choice of water, rice milk, or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving of healthy fat – 1 tsp almond, flax, or coconut oil OR 1/4 C coconut milk or coconut water OR 1 Tbsp ground flax OR 1 Tbsp nuts (not peanuts) OR 1/4 avocado.
  • Ice – optional

Helpful hints for making shakes:

  • Blend in a strong blender. The Magic Bullet works great.
  • Freeze fresh fruit to add in the future
  • Add fresh spinach to shakes, you won’t even taste it
  • Adding chopped ice to any shake will turn it into a smoothie

Some shake recipe variations:

  • My personal favorite – instead of ice, I simply toss in 1/2 a frozen banana (these can be bought when the cost is low, peeled, cut in half, and frozen, stored in a zip lock freezer bag). This high GI fruit does add calories.
  • Chocolate Berry Shake – add 1/4 C strawberries or cherries to the basic chocolate protein/fiber shake
  • Chocolate/Vanilla Chai shake – use 1 scoop of each vanilla and chocolate protein shake, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice.
  • Pumpkin Pie Shake – 2 scoops Arbonne vanilla protein shake and 1 scoop fiber shake, 4 ounces pumpkin puree, 1 C almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, stevia, 1 Tbsp pecans

Be creative. Create your own shake recipe… and feel free to share!

On to week 2.

End note – You can order these and other Arbonne products through your Arbonne Independent Consultant or online at my Health At Last website.