Add more healthy fats to your Herbalife shake

Adding fat to your smoothie will, of course, add some calories.  But healthy fats offer up more than that – you can also pick up some vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and fibre along the way.

Seeds  like flax, hemp, chia or sunflower seeds add a bit of texture to your smoothie, and give a little boost of minerals (especially copper and zinc) and omega-3 fatty acids.

Nut butters  such as almond, walnut or pistachio, also contribute zinc and copper, along with some protein and fibre, too.

Avocado adds a silky-smooth add-in to smoothies, and provides the same healthy fats found in olive oil along with some vitamin E.

Learn Your Heart Out

Hello again Herbalifers!

This weekend a whole bunch of our peeps are off to the LDW (Leadership Development Weekend) in Cape Town and of course the excitement is palpable. I always love the vibe involved in such journeys. I love thinking about the friendships made, and the friendships rekindled. I think about all the learning that will take place. And I think about how for so many people this is the first step towards an incredible future. This weekend, there will be a room filled with the future faces of our incredible company. That’s kind of awesome!

As a mom and stepmom I put an extraordinary amount of thought into the children and their “education” and often find myself increasingly frustrated at how much of the education systems as we know them are not actually capable of preparing our children for the future, or at the very least, how they are being prepared for a future that no longer exists. But then as I watch our little Herbalife world grow each day and I hear more stories and meet more people who all seem to have so much to teach, I am comforted by the idea that education for the present and future exists in all sorts of forms. You only need to look in the right places.

To all of you who are making the journey to the LDW this weekend, I hope you have a safe journey. I also hope that you will let yourself be open to the teachings of those who have gone before you. Never discount the education that you receive as a Herbalifer. Even if you decide one day that you need to move in a different direction, the things you learn at these trainings will most certainly act a guide no matter where your business ideals take you. These trainings are exceptional, and they are never a waste, as long as you listen.

To those who aren’t going to be at this training: Do yourself a favour and make sure you get to the next one. The energy and excitement that you encounter at these events is magical and it will do so much for you and your peace of mind. Do not discount that power. It truly has the potential to be life changing.

I do envy those of you who are extravaganzaing this weekend. You will all have an incredible time, I’m sure! Don’t forget to drink in every moment of it and come hope an even better version of your Herbalife self.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Nadine

Add more flavour to your Herbalife Shake

Your smoothie might taste just fine as it is, but if – like me – you’re in the habit of having them every day, it’s nice to change up the flavours to keep things interesting.  Aside from changing the flavour of my actual shake powder (don’t forget we have many flavours for you to try: chocolate, cookies & cream, strawberry, cappuccino to name a few) and playing around with different fruit and vegetable add-ins what often takes my shakes over the top is the extra flavour boost I get from adding herbs, spices, extracts and other natural flavours.

Spices – try a dash of sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice or clove, or add some spicy heat with ginger or even a dash of white pepper.  Since they’re plant products, spices also contribute phytonutrients and antioxidants, too.

Herbs may not be something you’ve thought about adding to your smoothie, but there are plenty of herbs that work really well.  Try mint, rosemary, thyme or basil – but don’t stop there!  I know people who love fresh parsley or fresh cilantro in their smoothies, too.

Extracts and Zest – a little fresh lemon or orange zest adds a bright, fresh flavour to your smoothie, and there are some healthy oils in citrus peel, too.  I also like to keep all kinds of extracts on hand – like pure vanilla, almond, coconut and peppermint for an extra flavour boost.

Add more fruits and vegetables to your Herbalife shake

If you have trouble working enough fruits and vegetables into your day, adding them to your smoothies can be an easy way to boost your intake.

Fruits:  Personally I find the best way to use fruits in a smoothie is to freeze them first. Especially in the summer months when it is so hot. But of course fresh fruits are just as delicious! Aside from the typical berries or bananas, you might try mixing it up with less-typical fruits like kiwi, pomegranate seeds, guava or melon. I love adding frozen watermelon or frozen mango to my shake. And, believe it or not, our strawberry shake mixed with freshly squeezed orange juice is quite delicious.

Vegetables: These are a little trickier if you’re not used to trendy smoothies! Try things like cooked carrots, pumpkin, beets or butternut squash in small quantities. These are great smoothie boosters because they’re mildly sweet without being too obtrusive.  Baby greens – like baby spinach – are also mild in flavour and make you feel super healthy because they turn your shake green. Kale and wheatgrass as great ad-ins too if you can stomach the taste. But seriously, rather don’t put things in your shake that will make you not want to drink it. It’s not worth having to fight with your mind about whether or not kale tastes a little bit like blood. Rather stick to the things that make you happy to have your shake!

Add more Calories to your Herbalife Shake

 

If you have high calorie needs or are trying to gain weight, high-calorie extras in your smoothie can really help.  The trick is to add healthy nutrition along with the calorie boost. So maybe let’s not add ice cream or maple syrup or anything like that, ok?

Rolled oats – a scoop of quick-cooking rolled oats can add 100 calories or more, along with soluble fibre and a little extra protein, too.

Avocado and nut butters  add half of an avocado or a heaping spoonful of nut butter to your shake and you can boost the calories by 100 or more. Peanut butter is an option too but try to stick with the salt and sugar free versions (Woolies makes a great one, just fyi)

Dried Fruits or 100% Juices – because their calories are so concentrated, fruit juices and dried fruits are discouraged for those who are trying to lose weight, but that’s precisely why they make such a great add-in for those who are trying to gain. Try 100% orange, carrot or pineapple juice, or toss in a handful of dried apricots, peaches, cherries, dates or raisins.

Nut Powder – Use a food processor (Nutribullet is champion for this task) and make yourself some nut powder. Mix a bunch of nuts and seeds of your choice (pumpkin, linseed, sesame seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds) and then blend them into a powder. Keep the powder in your fridge and add them to your shake as needed. Drink up quick! (you don’t want that powder to go slimy!)

Add some digestive support to your Herbalife shake

 

Some smoothie add-ins do double duty – they not only add flavour and nutrition, but also help with your digestive system.

Aloe vera juice adds a mild sweet flavour to your shake and helps support nutrient absorption in your digestive tract. (ask us about our Herbal Aloe beverage if you are not already taking it)

Yogurt contains probiotics – so-called “good” bacteria that help support digestive health. If you’re feeling extra adventurous you can also try amasi.

Ginger and Peppermint are both known to aid the digestive process.

Chia seeds are a very rich source of soluble fibre, which supports the growth of the good bacteria in your intestines.

Linseed is a gentle on the digestive system and also contain omega oils that are great for your brain, skin, and hair. But if you’re going to add linseed to your shake you might want to drink it up really quickly because if you let it stand for too long those seeds are going to get slimy!

5 Day Ideal Breakfast Challenge

Every week the folks up at The Lifestyle Wellness Hub run Ideal Breakfast Challenges to help folks change their lives by changing their breakfasts. They offer hands-on support and the challenges are a great starting place for anyone looking to make significant changes on their road to living healthier lifestyles. The challenges are interactive and are conveniently run through Whatsapp. They also include a free wellness evaluation which will help you track your progress. For more information Whatsapp Anthony on 083 651 3980 or email us with your number and we’ll give you a call.

Breakfast the Herbalife Way

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when it comes to wellness. Most of us know that we aren’t doing enough for ourselves when it comes to general health and wellbeing, but the concept as a whole can be daunting. Calories, hydration, cardio, weight training, scales, measurements, heart rate, blood pressure! The list goes on, and as the list gets longer, our resolve can get shorter. Then someone throws in the phrase “Lifestyle Change” and the only thing you can think about is beer and cupcakes.

So let’s look away from that big picture for just a moment and focus our attention on just a small (but important) part of that big picture:

What did you have for breakfast today?

We’ve been told our whole lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we still opt to neglect it, mostly for “convenience” reasons. Breakfast time, however, is the best place to start making changes on your road to wellness and it will without a doubt be one of the most effective changes you make. This is where good quality products like Herbalife meal replacements make all the difference. Many people mistake Herbalife for a “diet company” when in fact Herbalife is a nutritional supplement company. Now you can use these supplements to lose weight, maintain your weight, optimize your sports performance or even gain weight if you want to. Feeding your body good nutrition goes hand-in-hand with all of these things and it’s an excellent place to start.

When asked the question “what did you have for breakfast today?” most people answer with “Nothing”. Sometimes you will get the odd person who had a slice of toast with some coffee, or a bit of yogurt and cereal, but the norm is that we tend to skip breakfast altogether, which kinds of sets a bad tone for the entire day. Hydrating and feeding your body properly in the morning will make such a huge difference to your overall wellbeing that it is one change that can absolutely not be neglected in the quest for better health.

This is where Herbalife meal replacements can change your life. If you try nothing else in your efforts for A Better Lifestyle, try this.

The best part about making this particular change is that it takes a lot of the guess work out of your daily nutrition. Yes you can kind-of get a balanced meal in once or twice a day if you have the time and inclination to source and prepare all sorts of fancy meals, but that can get incredibly costly and time-consuming.

So pick up Your Herbalife Breakfast. And when you are done with your shake, remember to tell yourself, “I did something good for myself today.”

*Herbalife products are only available from registered Independent Herbalife Distributors. Call/Whatsapp Anthony of 083 651 3980 for more information.

The Power of a Healthy Breakfast

We in the Herbalife world are kind of big on breakfast and you’ll often hear a Herbalifer say something like “Don’t worry about losing weight  or not having the time to prepare healthy meals. Just change your breakfast.” This is because we know how powerful just one change can be. And we know that this one change will lead to more changes.

The truth is that many of us set ourselves lofty goals that we are unable to stick to. We decide “I must lose weight” and then we set up a crazy eating plan coupled with way more exercise than we can handle. We then skip one day of “being good” and then another day goes and then a third and fourth. Next thing you know we’re despondent and we’re giving up.

I have a small suggestion:

Instead of making a long list of changes that will overwhelm you, why don’t you start with just one change?

That’s right, just one. Your breakfast.

If you exchange your usual breakfast for a Herbalife Healthy Breakfast, your results will help you make all those other changes. Because do you what is more motivating than getting a positive result? Getting even morepositive results!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make an appointment for a free wellness evaluation with Anthony by mailing us or giving Anthony a call/whatsapp on 083 651 3980.
  2. Come and visit us at The Lifestyle Wellness Hub (in real life!) where you can try out our shake and tea so you can see for yourself that they are quite tasty.
  3. Jump on our fancy scale which will help you get a better understanding of what is happening in your body right now (BMI/weight/fat percentage/muscle percentage/water/metabolic age).
  4. Start on a healthy breakfast programme.
  5. Come back in a week so that you can see the difference happening in your body thanks to the good nutrition that you have suddenly started feeding yourself.

Pretty simple, isn’t it?

How Ideal is Your Breakfast?

It’s hard to know where to start sometimes when it comes to wellness. Most of us know that we aren’t doing enough for ourselves when it comes to general wellbeing, weight management, and fitness, and yet when you look at those things as a whole the entire concept can be completely daunting. Calories, hydration, cardio, weight training, scales, measurements, heart rate, blood pressure! The list goes on, and as the list gets longer, our resolve can get shorter. Then someone throws in the phrase “Lifestyle Change” and the only thing you can think about is beer and cupcakes.

So let’s look away from that big picture for just a moment and focus our attention on just a small (but important) part of that big picture:

What did you have for breakfast today?

We’ve been told our whole lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we still opt to neglect it, mostly for “convenience” reasons. Breakfast time, however, is the best place to start making changes on your road to wellness and it will without a doubt be one of the most effective changes you make. This is where good quality products like Herbalife meal replacements make all the difference. Many people mistake Herbalife for a “diet company” when in fact Herbalife is a nutritional supplement company. Now you can use these supplements to lose weight, maintain your weight, optimize your sports performance or even gain weight if you want to. Feeding your body good nutrition goes hand-in-hand with all of these things and it’s an excellent place to start.

When asked the question “what did you have for breakfast today?” most people answer with “Nothing”. Sometimes you will get the odd person who had a slice of toast with some coffee, or a bit of yogurt and cereal, but the norm is that people tend to skip breakfast altogether, which kinds of sets a bad tone for the entire day. Hydrating and feeding your body properly in the morning will make such a huge difference to your overall wellbeing that it is one change that can absolutely not be neglected in the quest for better health.

This is where Herbalife meal replacements can literally change your life. If you try nothing else in your efforts for A Better Lifestyle, try this.

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