the solution to my sweet tooth

As I said in the last blog post I would show you how I cure my weakness of  ice cream with a healthier alternative.

Usually anything that is low fat or sugar free is something I try to completely avoid because they never taste anything close to the original, but these shakes I make are the one thing I have found that curve this massive sweet tooth.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake: 

1 whole frozen banana cut up into pieces

2 cups of Almond Milk (Unsweetended-30 calories)

half a spoonful of peanut butter

half a spoonful of nutella

– blend it in a blender for as long as your want (depending if you like it more smooth or chunky)

& Wahlaaaa you’ve curved your sweet tooth!

OR

If you’re in a fruity mood, make a fruity shake

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Strawberry, Peach, Mango, Pineapple & Grape Shake: 

3 strawberries

2 mango cubes

2 pineapple cubes

2 grapes

3 peach slices

2 cups of Almond Milk (Unsweetened-30 calories)

-blend it together, same as the last shake & there you go! Easy as that!

**Here is also a link to a Pumpkin Pie Frappe that you can make for the upcoming season, the same thing over and over again gets old, so I saw this on Pinterest and I haven’t been able to try this yet but it is only about 45 calories! Definitely no guilt for drinking this Fall time shake! Give it a try!

On an average day I usually drink 1 or 2 shakes a day to help curve my sweet tooth and appetite. They are really rejuvenating after the gym and sometimes I even add a scoop of Whey protein powder. I am a huge lover of Almond Milk but you can pretty much substitute it for any liquid as long as you keep it low calorie. This may not be the lowest calories substitute but it sure is a lot better than regular ice cream so it is just what works personally for me!

I try to keep myself only going to the gym about 3 to 4 times a week so I do not get burnt out too early in the game like a used to. But if I can’t make it to the gym (because let’s face it, we just want to be lazy college students sometimes) I just do some simple workouts in my room.

Stay tuned for next weeks blog post of my average weeks meals. I will show you what I eat on a daily basis from breakfast to dinner and snacks included, for an affordable price. With a crazy college schedule this does get hard sometimes, especially with the commute from my apartment to school everyday I have the temptation of just picking up some fast food really quick but so far I have been able to stay strong!

Oh and I will say, after those first couple weeks of the adjustment to this healthy lifestyle, my body is starting to conform as well. It’s not as hard as it was the first week and my stomach has shrank some because I am not as hungry all the time as I was at first.

So believe me ladies, it will get easier!

But remember slip ups are okay every once in a while! Do not completely deprive yourself or you will end up overindulging. It’s better to treat yourself a little at a time with one of your weaknesses or find a healthier alternative than completely cutting it out.

Stick to it, your body will love you & you will love the results at the end!

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @c_g_dietries

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