2 of My Favorite Skinny Gut Shake Recipes

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Favorite Skinny Gut Shake Recipes

 

I’m having a great time using Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shakes!  It has become an easy habit to get up and go straight to my blender to begin making my morning shake.  Because I’m trying to stay away from sugar most of the time, sometimes I prefer to indulge in more chocolatey type shakes, to give me my chocolate fix.  Sometimes, I like it extra chocolatey and add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and a little NuStevia to sweeten the shake a bit more.  But other times, the nice pink shade of a Strawberry Vanilla shake gets me excited and makes me feel like I’m having my favorite Strawberry Shake from Sonic….well, almost anyway.  LOL.  They do, however, make me feel like I’m having dessert for breakfast!

 

When preparing my shakes, I’ve learned to add my powder while the blender is already blending some liquid.  That way, the powder doesn’t stick to the side of the blender jar and it gets mixed in nice and smooth.  I’ve also learned that I prefer my shakes extra cold, so I always blend ice or frozen strawberries as part of my recipe.  Sometimes, I even stick it in the freezer for a while for an extra frosty treat.

Strawberry Vanilla Shake

Strawberry Skinny Gut Shake Recipe

 

10 oz of almond milk
6-8 Frozen Strawberries
1 scoop of Renew Life Skinny Gut Vanilla Shake Mix

 

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Place almond milk and frozen strawberries in blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute.  After it is nicely mixed, add your scoop of Skinny Gut Shake Mix while the blender is still running.  Let it mix together well for another 30 seconds or so.  Pour into your glass and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Gut Shake Recipe10 oz almond milk
4-5 frozen strawberries or a handful of ice
1 Tbsp of Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp of Powdered Peanut Butter
1 pinch of NuStevia
1 scoop of Renew Life Skinny Gut Chocolate Shake Mix

 

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Place almond milk and frozen strawberries or ice in blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to a minute.  After it is nicely mixed, add your scoop of Skinny Gut Shake Mix, cocoa and peanut butter while the blender is still running.  Let it mix together well for another 30 seconds or so.  Taste.  If you’re a dark chocolate lover, this may be plenty sweet for you, but if you prefer your chocolate sweeter, you may need to add a little bit of NuStevia to make it just sweet enough.  Pour into your glass and enjoy!   That’s it!

 

These shakes are super easy and so delicious.  Next week, I’ll share just how I’m doing on this program and if I’ve noticed any changes in my health…so stay tuned!  And as always, if you have a little weight to lose and would like to join me on my weight loss journey, please do in our Facebook group called Sidetracked by Weight Loss!  You can also follow the Skinny Gut conversation by following hashtag #SkinnyGutShake on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

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How to Save Big Money on Fresh Produce

How to Save Big Money on Fresh Produce

 

We have a large family with 7 awesome and ornery kids.  They eat A LOT!  Because of this, we always like to keep fresh produce in the house.  Of course, with me trying to lose weight, this is a good thing for me, too.

 

In our town, we have one mostly overpriced, small grocery store and we have Walmart.  I do a lot of my daily shopping needs at Walmart, but we try to stock up at Aldi and Sam’s once a month in a larger city.  One of my favorite reasons to go to Aldi is because of the amazing prices on fresh produce that they have.  Their sales alternate from week to week, but we eat oranges like crazy in the winter months, thanks to Aldi sales.

 

I had heard that you could price match Aldi prices at Walmart, but I never realized that applied to me, since I didn’t have an Aldi in my town.  I learned though, that your Aldi can be as many as 45 miles away and Walmart will still price match (some stores may vary from this).  It took me a while to get up the guts to do it, but finally, I brought in my phone with the Aldi ad loaded onto it and showed them my ad, and they quickly changed the prices for me as they rung me up.

 

The first week, I tried this, I bought some mushrooms for 99 cents, and 10 avocados for 29 cents a piece!  What’s nice about this is that Aldi avocados tend to be really small, but these from Walmart were really big!

 

This week, I was able to buy the following:

 

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5 – 4 lb bags of navel oranges – $1.88 per bag  (normally $3.88 at Walmart)
4 – 1 lb bags of baby carrots – $.69 per bag  (normally $1.78 at Walmart)
2 – containers of grape tomatoes – $0.99 each (normally $2 at Walmart)

 

I spent around $14 for a little more than 25 pounds of fresh produce!  Now that’s a steal!

 

If you have an Aldi in your town, I’d be sure to shop there first if I can, since they are so kind to offer such amazing deals, but….if you don’t, and know you wouldn’t make it otherwise, this is an awesome option!  The sales change every Wednesday, so be sure to get to the store each week by Tuesday evening.

 

I love not stressing about the amount of money I’m spending on fresh produce.  I also love getting a great deal.

 

What about you?  Have you tried this before?  How do you save money on fresh produce?

 

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Save Money on Produce


5 Amazing Ideas to Help You Organize Under Your Kitchen Sink

Once upon a time, there was a girl, “happily” doing her dishes, when she noticed a puddle on her floor at her feet.  “Oh no”, she exclaimed, “Where is all that water coming from?”  The water, was coming from under the sink.  The pipes had come apart, allowing water to escape and drip onto the cabinet below.  That girl was me and this has happened to me several times over the past few years.  In addition to a problem with leaky pipes (that we believe is finally fixed once and for all), under the sink is also one of the places in the house that the mice seem to congregate.  We are surrounded on 3 sides with farmer’s fields and any time the farmer does anything out in those fields, the mice come running straight for our house.

 

Because of the problems we’ve had under our kitchen sinks, I’ve learned to cut back on the clutter that I keep down there.  That doesn’t mean that I still don’t have clutter, it’s just quickly removable and can easily be cleaned if need be.  I used to keep plastic bags and all sorts of stuff down there, now I mostly just keep cleaning supplies, light bulbs and flashlights.

 

In trying to figure out just how I’m going to redo my space again, I found a lot of really COOL ideas of how to organize under a kitchen sink.

 

5 Amazing Ideas to Help You Get Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organized!

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5 Amazing Kitchen Sink Ideas

 

1.  Try lining the bottom of your cabinet with a piece of laminate or sticky tiles.

That way if the sink leaks, it will not be sitting on wood.  If you choose a light color, you will be able to see if a mouse has been down there pretty easily, too.  Laminate tiles wipe clean very easily and will help you to keep your space clean!

 

2.  Use Sliding Baskets or Drawers.

By installing a sliding basket, you’ll have easier access to what is under your sink because it will pull out easily.  You could try something like this Rubbermaid basket:

Rubbermade slide basket

 

or this cute 2 tier sliding basket:

 

2 Tier Sliding Basket

 

 

3.  Use Stacking Drawers

This will help you to utilize your space so much more and will keep everything that you store in them protected.  Be sure to measure your space and maximize the amount of drawer space you can get under there.

stacking drawers

 

 

 

4.  Utilize the Door for Storage

You can attach baskets, door organizers or metal containers.  Either way, you will enjoy having the space to store the things you grab for the most often.

 

Door Caddy

 

 

 

Door Rack

 

 

5.  Use Under Shelf Baskets

I ilke this idea for utilizing all of your space.  This would require you to install a board for these shelves to hang from, as it will not be able to hang from your kitchen sink.  :)  Here’s what it could look like, complements of Crafts Alamode.  (You should check out her whole post of what she did under her sink, it’s amazing!)

 

Shelves under Sink

 

You can buy the shelves at Amazon that look like this:

Under Shelf Basket

 

 

Which of these options appeals the most to you?

 

Have you been following me in this get organized series?  Did you know that I often pin my inspiration photos on Pinterest?  One great board right now to follow is my Kitchen Organizing Tips.  I’d love it if you’d follow me there (and pin this post!)

 

5 Amazing Ideas for Organizing Under Your Sink!  - SIdetrackedSarah.com

 

NEXT WEEK:

 

We’re going to be going through our kitchen junk drawer(s).  Do you have a great way that you keep your junk drawer organized?  Or does it explode all over the place every time you open it?    What do you keep in your junk drawer?  I’m looking for advice to share with others….and would love to include yours!   Please share here with me, email me or share with me on Facebook, so I can share your ideas.  Pictures are always appreciated, too!

Also, if you want to see what you’ve missed and what’s coming, just go here:  52 Week Organized Home Challenge.

Will you join me in this 52 Week Organized Home Challenge?