Cookies N’ Cream Shake

Treat yourself to a thick and creamy Cookies and Cream Protein Shake! It tastes like a Cookies and Cream Milkshake from the local ice cream parlor — but this version is low calorie, low sugar, and high protein. The healthy breakfast recipe is an easy way to satisfy your cravings in about 5 minutes!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack 
Cuisine American 
Keyword cookies and cream milkshake, cookies and cream recipe, protein shake, smoothie recipes 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shake
Calories 157.5 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Cookies N Cream Shake powder
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice or more as needed, to thicken
  • 8 oz unsweetened vanilla cashew milk, almond milk, or purified water of choice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chocolate graham cracker crushed
  • Optional garnish: whipped topping, additional graham cracker, or chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine protein powder, ice, milk and salt in a high speed blender. Puree until thick and smooth. Add crushed graham cracker, pulse a few times just to combine, and serve immediately. Garnish with optional toppings!

Immune Boosting Oats

Immune-Boosting Oats

Searching for a tried-and-true formula for oatmeal that is sure to be a keeper. Simple ingredients, easy directions, and plenty of fiber and protein make the beloved healthy breakfast staple more delicious than ever. Best of all, it also contains our immune shake booster powder…perfect for the kiddos heading to school this cold-flu season!

Servings: 2 Calories: 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Immune Shake Booster
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp honey or maple syrup optional
  • fresh berries optional
  • chia seeds optional

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, oats, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, turmeric, and vanilla extract.
  • Heat on low, and cook oats for about 15-20 minutes or until most of the milk is absorbed. Stir as needed.
  • Once milk is absorbed, remove saucepan from heat.
  • Add Immune Shake Booster, and mix until combined.
  • Optional: Top with honey or maple syrup, and garnish with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!

4 Holiday Swaps

The holiday season is upon us. There’s no denying that it can also be a time of overindulgence on favorite holiday foods.

The good news is that Isagenix can help you find a way to stay on track while still enjoying yourself. Here are some nutritious swaps for your favorite holiday treats, so you can still be festive while managing your weight.

Peppermint Mocha

Seasonal coffee beverages can contain more calories than a full meal, an extreme excess of saturated fats, and well over – many times even double – the recommended daily intake of sugar. The Isagenix-style Peppermint Mocha tastes indulgent while remaining nutrient dense but allows you to save over 200 calories, 8 grams of fat, over 40 grams of carbohydrate, and almost 50 grams of sugar. Additionally, with the Isagenix version, you’ll be getting a full meal replacement with filling protein and fiber alongside a complete vitamin and mineral profile rather than just a calorie-dense coffee beverage.

Protein Pumpkin Pie

Most people are often shocked to hear it, but 100 percent pumpkin puree is actually a fairly nutritious ingredient choice for many recipes. Not only is pumpkin puree low in calories, but it’s also high in fiber and full of nutrients like vitamin A and iron. Pumpkin often gets a bad rap, because it’s typically combined with loads of sugar and fat to make calorie-dense treats like pumpkin pie. However, without any added fat or sugar, pumpkin can add some good nutrition to any recipe.

The Isagenix Protein Pumpkin Pie recipe combines Creamy French Vanilla Shake mix, pumpkin puree, egg whites, and almond milk to make a nutrient-dense treat. This recipe compared to a typical pumpkin pie recipe, cuts over 200 calories, 16 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar. Not only is the Isagenix recipe lower in calories and sugar, but it’s also sure to keep you more satiated with its additional protein and fiber.

Dark Chocolate Fudge

The Isagenix Dark Chocolate Fudge recipe combines IsaLean™ Shake, IsaDelight® chocolates, coconut milk, and a bit of stevia to make a much healthier alternative to traditional fudge recipes. While this recipe should still be enjoyed as an occasional treat, you are still saving plenty of calories and sugar while also sneaking in some protein and fiber.

Jingle Juice

What’s a holiday party without a punch recipe? The Isagenix Jingle Juice recipe combines two AMPED™ Hydrate flavors, cranberry juice, sparkling water, and some fresh cranberries and citrus slices. Many punch recipes are a concoction of several sugary fruit juices and often added alcohol. This recipe stays under 100 calories per serving and keeps sugar relatively low. The inclusion of AMPED™ Hydrate adds electrolytes and several other nutrients like vitamin C and B, making it a great option for hydration while also remaining festive.

Everyone should feel free to indulge in their favorite treats occasionally. By making healthier swaps to your favorite treats, you can leave room for a little indulgence over the holidays.

You can find these recipes in the Isagenix 2017 Seasonal Catalog along with some festive gift-giving ideas. Try all four recipes for your next holiday party!

BĒA™ Energy Drink

Botanical Energy + Adaptogens

BEA™ is an invigorating sparkling energy drink that delivers both the naturally sourced caffeine and nourishing nutrients your body craves to own the day. And at 10 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar, you can feel good about the drink that makes you feel great.

  • 125 mg caffeine naturally sourced from green tea
  • Packed with adaptogens and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E
  • Made with raw nutrients and vitamins sourced from fruits and vegetables
  • Boosts metabolism*
  • Refreshing Berry Bellini flavor, naturally sweetened
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
  • Ages 16+.
  • Twelve 12-ounce cans per case

Super Smoothie Bowl

“I love eating my smoothie with a spoon, especially adding crunchy and fresh fruit toppings!”

Smoothies may not be the first thing most people think of when it comes to back-to-school breakfasts and lunches, but we’re here to let you know this is most definitely a thing you should be doing. They are delicious, healthy and so convenient!

A year and a half ago, Richie and I started switching up our usual day-starter of an egg on toast for cool and refreshing protein smoothie bowls. We tried lots of variations and love them all. By far, our top favorites are these two super smoothie bowl recipes. We hope you enjoy also. Bon appetite!

Super Smoothie Bowl
NUTRITIONALS PER SERVING: 297 Calories; 9g Fat; 31g Carbs; 11g Fiber; 12g Sugar; 25g Protein

 Prep Time: 5 Minutes Servings: 1 Metric: US Imperial
INGREDIENTS:
• 2 scoops Vanilla Chai Dairy Free Shake
• 1/2 cup cold purified water
• 1/4 cup ice
• 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
• 1/4 cup chopped apple
• 1 tsp slice almonds, toasted
• 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a single-serve blender, add shake mix, water, and ice. Blend on high speed for 20 seconds.
  2. Pour blended mixture into a serving bowl and top with raspberries, apple, almonds, and cinnamon.

RECIPE NOTES

You can make smoothie bowls with any of our shake mixes prepared with 1/2 cup cold purified water and 1/4 cup ice.

For Chocolate Smoothie Bowl: Any Natural Chocolate or Dutch Chocolate shake, topped with 2 sliced strawberries, 1 teaspoon sliced almonds, and 1 tablespoon toasted unsweetened coconut.

For Strawberry Smoothie Bowl: Add Strawbery Cream or Dairy Free Strawberry shake mix, topped with 1 teaspoon cacao nibs, 7 blueberries, and 1 teaspoon rolled oats.

Our Story

(Kim)
For 16 years after giving birth to our two sons, I found the weight continuing to pile on and my unhappiness, with myself, growing. I was having a difficult time finding the motivation I needed to overhaul my life. So many things happened during those years that you’d think would create an urgency to lose weight — from secretly shying away from roller coasters at theme parks because I was afraid I couldn’t fit on the ride to refusing to fly in fear of having to request a seat belt extender or even worse…be told to purchase a second ticket. Neither of these things actually happened but I lived in fear of their occurrence any time vacations or travel came up. Finally at 43, I couldn’t walk around the corner on my block in the heat of summer without wheezing and sweating profusely. On top of this, I was beginning to experience diabetic neuropathy in my extremities and lumps under both arms. Along with these physical warning signs, I had that nagging voice in the back of my head saying, “It’s too late! You can’t possibly lose weight after 40.” I panicked! I literally began to pray every morning that God would lead me to a solution for all the boxes I felt needed to be checked in order to be healthy. Natural. Non GMO. Gluten free. No soy. Proper macros. Keto friendly. Convenient. Cost effective. The list kept growing as did my fear that such a system didn’t actually exist!

One day, a conversation with a friend changed everything! Our family was introduced to nutritional cleansing and the rest is history!In June 2018, I started my nutritional cleansing journey and haven’t looked back. In the first 30 days, I only wanted to focus on the nutrition habit so as not to overwhelm myself. “One change at I time,” I told myself. At the end of 30 days, I was 28 lbs lighter and 20+ inches smaller. My natural energy level shot through the roof as I consistently consumed all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals needed to activate my body. It’s truly amazing what your body is capable of when given the nourishment needed to get the job done. I realized the best weapon in the fight to regain my health was my body! Equipped with proper nutrition, it went to work righting the wrongs I had subjected it to through the years. At present, I have released over 80 lbs of fat and 50+ inches, increased my lean muscle mass exponentially, and work out 1 hour every morning during the week! I can ride coasters and fly without fear having shrunk from a 4X to an 1X and still going strong! This past year has zipped by and I’m enjoying life more and more everyday. I’ll be forever grateful to a friend who cared and shared!

Richie

(Richie) At 25, I began my fitness journey with P90X. I lost 50 lbs. I say lost because that’s exactly what happened. I lost 50 lbs but found it not far down the road. Why? The P90X fitness program was amazing and I still recommend it to this day for total body training. However, the nutrition aspect of P90X was tedious and time consuming. Extremely involved recipes for meals and snacks created obstacles to my success. The obstacles in the kitchen were limiting my results in the gym. I was able to out-cardio my nutrition fails temporarily but eventually the two-a-day cardio insanity had to come to an end. The lack of convenient, quality nutrition became the Achilles heal that resulted in my gaining all 50 lbs back and more. To add insult to injury, I was beginning to experience digestive issues due to stress and improper diet despite having lost weight. At 42 years old and 250+ lbs, I decided to once again engage in the battle of the bulge. Again, my issue was nutrition. I work for the railroad traveling a lot, eating out, and dropping $20 two or three times a day at convenient stores for toxic junk food. Meal prep in those days was abysmal. I laugh looking back. I started slashing calories basically and meal prep was “out of the can into the man” in my hotel room vs fast food and convenient store scavenging. I’m being transparent here because I know so many blue collar guys like myself who feel they have to embrace the “impossible to lose weight on the road” mindset. I also started a workout routine I could do every morning in my hotel room before work. I focused on HIIT for cardio and basic strength training. This coupled with the reduction in calories, even though the nutrient value was horrible, produced about a 15 lb weight loss. At this point, I began to get serious about nutrition incorporating our high quality protein shakes, bars, and performance line products into my routine. I’ve now released roughly 60 lbs! I’m building lean muscle faster than ever before and enjoying the process! Four months after starting the nutritional cleansing program, people everywhere were reaching out wanting to know how we had been able to transform our health in only a few short months time. Kim and I decided to take advantage of the business opportunity and 90 days later we hit 1 Star Golden Circle Crystal Executive and haven’t looked back! So much has happened all because we dared to care and share! When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment. ~ Simon Sinek