Friday, July 22, 2016

An Announcement + Premier Protein Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee Recipe

Hi!!  I know that it has been a while since I have blogged, but sometimes life just gets busy!  I really do miss blogging and I am going to try and get back to it a few times a month.  I do have some exciting news to share with you all...

I am expecting my second child!!  My sweet little girl is going to be a big sister :-)  We are all so excited and couldn't feel more blessed.  I am due in January (6 days after my daughters birthday!), so it will be an exciting few months.  I have been having a pretty normal pregnancy so far, my first trimester was filled with the usual pregnancy symptoms, nausea & fatigue were the most notable.  Now that I am heading into my second trimester I am feeling a lot better and I am back to getting my workouts in.  I tried to workout in my first trimester, but between the fatigue and nausea it didn't happen.  I did so some walking, but mostly I napped a lot!  I am focusing now on getting in at least 4 days of workouts weekly, which consist of lifting weights and walking.  I am also tracking my eating to make sure I am eating enough protein and getting enough calories in.  I gained 60 lbs with my first pregnancy and I don't want to do that again.  I am aiming for 25 total.  I know that if I focus on eating whole foods and staying active I will be able to do that.  When I have the baby, I will be a mom to two and life will be different, until we can find our new routine.  So I don't want to feel like I have a huge weight loss goal to accomplish after I have the baby.  I am pretty sure this will be our last one so I want to enjoy my time with the baby and my daughter and not worry too much about shedding pregnancy weight.  My goal is to have a fit and healthy pregnancy and feel strong the whole time.  I will be sure to share how my pregnancy is going and when we find out the sex of the baby we will be doing a fun announcement as well!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for belly pics and updates :-) 
How did you stay fit & healthy during your pregnancy?
I would love to hear your tips!

This summer has been so blazing hot already and I have been thinking of good ways to stay cool!  I have been craving slushies (full of sugar!) so I decided to put a few of my favorite things together to make a healthy frozen coffee!  In the summer my hubby and I love making cold brew coffee, we had some left over in the fridge.  One day I opened the fridge and sitting on the top shelf was the cold brew, my caramel Premier Protein shake, and my favorite coffee creamer...and thus Salted Caramel Frozen Protein Coffee was born!  I threw it all in a blender and it was the perfect frozen healthy treat to cool me off!
Want to try it for yourself?  
Here is the recipe:
1 container Premier Protein Caramel Shake
2 tbsp Salted Caramel Creamer
4-6 oz cold coffee
2 cups of ice
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until ice is crushed, pour in a glass and enjoy!

The Premier Protein Caramel flavor is available nationwide at select retailers including Walmart.  It is a delish addition to the other yummy flavors!

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!  I am off to get a workout in then try to beat this heat today.

I am linking up with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama,  Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit for Foodie Friday!  Head over and check out some of the yummy recipes! :-)