Category Archives: Body By Vi

BBVi Shakes

Piña Colada BBVi:
2 scoops BBV
1/2c coconut water
5 -6 Frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 banana
1TBS shredded coconut

Mocha Frapp BBVi:
2 scoops BBV
1/2c chilled coffee (preferably Starbucks)
Almond milk- (use chocolate for extra flavor)
1TSP Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
Ice
(Add shredded coconut for a mocha coconut shake!)

Summer Fruit BBVi:
2 scoops BBVi
1/2c coconut water
1/2 banana
5-6 Frozen pineapple chunks
Frozen raspberries
Fresh mint leaves
Ice

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A day in the life…

A day in the life...
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People often ask me what I eat in a typical day. Here is a rough outline:

1-2 whole eggs + 2 whites (either pan fried with coconut oil or scrambled)
Starbucks Iced coffee- unsweetened with 1TBS cream + one splenda
Body By Vi shake (coconut water, 1/2 banana, frozen strawberries or raspberries)
Large salad- baby spinach, arugula, 1/4 avocado, tomatoes, 1/2 cup quinoa, with 2 TBS vinaigrette dressing or balsamic and oil
3-4 chicken muffins (recipe on previous post- and I’m OBSESSED with these!)
Sweet mini peppers with greek yogurt dip
Handfull of Skinny Pop popcorn
Body By Vi shake
1-2 small chicken breast, 1 baked sweet potato, vegetable (usually asparagus or zucchini)

I average anywhere between 1,500-2,000 calories depending on my workout that day. If I’m doing two workouts or teaching a Zumba class, I will be eating more than 2,000 calories because I need to replace everything I burned during my workouts. If I’m taking a rest day or active rest day (just walking or very light cardio) I will be on the lower end of that scale. During an average week I workout 5 days with two rest/active rest days. This just all depends on my schedule (with a 2 month old) but getting my workouts in is definitely a TOP priority! I usually schedule my days/weeks around them if I can!

Postpartum Weight Loss!

Having a baby was definitely the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. Being in the fitness industry for years (personal trainer + Zumba instructor) it was hard to see myself changing and there was nothing I could do about it. I continued my workouts during my pregnancy (taught my Zumba classes until 4 months pregnant) but as time went by it got more painful to work out. During my 9th month it was painful just to walk for more than one hour. Then the real hard part- not being able to work out for 6 weeks after the baby was born. The day of my 6 week check up, I went back to my studio and taught one song during Zumba. I’m 7 weeks pp now and I’ve already split (taught 30 minutes of Zumba) a few classes. So far in the last week I’ve worked out 6 days. I’ve been eating “clean” and drinking my Body By Vi shakes for about a month. In one week I’ve lost 6lbs and 5.5″ total! I will continue to post my progress here along with healthy recipes and workouts! I hope to be of some help to any women out there struggling with losing their baby weight or just looking to get a little help getting healthier in general! If you want more information on Body By Vi shakes, click HERE

Here is my beautiful baby, Ryder!
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Fruit + mint BBV shake!

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1/2c unsweetened almond milk
1/2 banana
2 strawberries
10 blueberries
3 pieces of pineapple
6 mint leaves
2 scoops BBV powder
Ice

Blend together & enjoy!

Progress!

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Pic on the left was taken in February in Hawaii, pic on the left was taken this morning (4.26.13) Two months of clean eating, BBV shakes and lots of exercise/Zumba! (I teach 4 classes a week) Link to my BBV website is under the “about” section!

Scrambled eggs, BBV pancakes, homemade hummus!

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Upper Left: Egg white scramble with tomatoes and spinach

Ingredients: 

1 whole egg

4 egg whites

1 roma tomato

1/2c fresh baby spinach

We have “Egg Monday” in our house every week. This is usually what I have after teaching a Zumba® class! (Sometimes I add some Ezekiel bread toast!)

 

Upper Right: Body By Vi blueberry pancakes

Ingredients:

2 scoops Body By Vi shake mix

1/3c oat flour OR 1/2c cooked oatmeal (you can choose!)

2 egg whites

1/2c skim milk OR unsweetened almond milk

1/4-1/2c blueberries (depends on how much you like)

Sugar free syrup OR agave syrup to taste

Directions:

Mix all wet ingredients in one bowl and dry in a separate bowl. (If you used oatmeal, combine with wet ingredients) Mix all together and cook like regular pancakes!

 

Bottom: The BEST homemade hummus around!

Click here for recipe!

I tweak the recipe just a bit- I only make half because it’s enough for me!

Salad, Warm Body By Vi, Spaghetti Squash

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Upper Right– steak salad with tomato, egg white, avocado, edamame, and spinach. Dressing is calorie free from Randazzo’s on 16 & Garfield. (I’m sure you can find this other places as well. More flavors available!) I marinated the steak with this dressing. I dress my salads with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. 

Bottom LeftWarm Chocolate Body By Vi Drink

Ingredients:

1 scoop bbv shake mix

1 tsp hershey’s dark cocoa powder

1c skim milk, organic chocolate milk, or dark chocolate almond milk

Directions:

Heat milk in microwave for two minutes or until hot. Place all ingredients in a blender/magic bullet. Blend!

Bottom Right– clean spaghetti sauce with baked spaghetti squash

Ingredients:

Same sauce as the previous post.

1 whole spaghetti squash

2TBS olive oil

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Cut squash in half (long ways) and then scrape out all the “guts” using a fork

Drizzle olive oil on each half of the inside of the squash

Place squash face down on the pan for 35 minutes (depending on the size. Mine was smaller, add more time for a bigger squash)

Flip squash over after 35 minutes and cook for another 5-10.

Scrape out inside of squash with a fork and you’re all done!

I like this more than regular pasta!!!

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Upper left: Oat breaded chicken with boiled green beans and fresh avocado

Ingredients:

Thinly sliced chicken breast

Fresh green beans (how ever much you want)

1/2c oat flour

1 TBS no salt seasoning (or any seasonings you want.. Mrs. Dash works great!)

2 TBS olive oil

2 egg whites

Directions

Chicken: Combine oat flour and seasonings in a bowl. Put egg whites in another bowl. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium. While pan is heating, dip the chicken in the egg whites then place in the flour mix- makes sure it’s fully coated. As soon as the pan is warm enough, place chicken in pan and cook until it’s no longer pink.

Beans: Cut ends off of beans that still have the stem attached. Heat water in a pot on the stove. When water comes to a boil place beans in the pot. Let it boil for about 5-8 minutes depending if you like them more crunchy or soft. Strain beans then put your other TBS of olive oil in the pan and sauté beans in the pan until fully coated. You can also add garlic if you’d like.

Slice up some fresh avocado and you’re all set!

Upper Right: Clean Spaghetti + Tomato Sauce

Click here for recipe!

(I used Ria’s.. yes Ria’s is a brand of natural tomato sauce! NOT the instructor LOL! I found this at Schott’s Supermarket in Fraser)

Bottom Left: Banana Almond Body By Vi Shake

Ingredients: 

1/2 banana

6 almonds

1/2c skim or almond milk

2 scoops Body By Vi mix

Ice

Blend together! I also added flax seed + chia seed as well!

Bottom Right: Clean Pad Thai (My fave!)

Click here for recipe!

I left out the tomato paste and added in more of the pasta water. I also used different veggies. I added green onion, spinach + chicken!