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BLOG POST #4 #LazyChefLayeredLady Tip

Here is the thing I’m really impatient when it comes to all things food. I really hate waiting. 😭 This is particularly true after I finish a tough workout. What am I even typing right now->I’M LIKE THIS WITH EVERYTHING. Every time I purchase items from Amazon I hope they appear in a matter of minutes. 

“Where is it?!!!”

So when it comes to eating a meal or snack I’m the type of person that wants items in my kitchen that make eating easy and healthy. This week I stumbled across a product in Target that matched this criteria. I say stumbled because I just went in for 2 things. 😭 

 You know how it goes, you go to Target to buy 2 things and of course you ended up with 20! 

“I only need 2 things!”

I came across THRIVE pre-made smoothie mix.

“[THRIVE] was founded in the Los Angeles home of entrepreneur Oliver Bogner. At 24 years old, Oliver was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. Oliver wanted a healthy option that would give him the boost he needed to fuel his on-the-go lifestyle, even while receiving treatment. He found the solution in the home-made fruit smoothies he made in his kitchen. Oliver has been cancer free for one full year, and now he wants to empower others to live their healthiest lives.”

https://readytothrive.com/pages/about

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRODUCT:

  1. NO ADDED SUGAR!
  2. 50 cals for 1/2 the container (8 oz)
  3. 100 cals for the whole container (16 oz)
  4. 1/2 container less than 13g of carbs
  5. Whole container less than 26g of carbs! 

The smoothie blend options: Glow, Energy, Green, Defend and Rise! 

https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=thrive+ready+to+blend+smoothie
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Here comes the part that might make you cringe -> The price = $5 dollars. 

Let me justify this! 

  1. Here is the thing for $5 dollars it comes with a variety of REAL fruits and REAL veggies-> so for me it is worth it. I know I could easily spend more than that at Starbucks or Jamba. 
  2. The variety allows me to choose what smoothie I’m in the mood for. 
  3. If I struggle to reach my protein goal, I make 1-2 of these smoothies a day that include my protein of choice. (😋)
  4. They keep me super full! (👋BYE CRAVINGS) 
  5. If I blend with ice it turns out like a sorbet! (😀HEALTHY DESSERT)

This week I’ve been obsessing my latest smoothie creation! Using my Nutribullet I mixed the THRIVE Green Smoothie contents with my ISOPURE Citrus Lemonade protein powder .

PSSST->  The ISOPURE Lemonade Protein Powder has 20 grams of protein per scoop! So if I have 2 scoops a day (40 grams) that covers a third of my protein intake! 

Now I know you are like that doesn’t sound tasty. Let me tell you it made me feel like I was sitting in a beach chair in the Bahamas submerging my toes in the sand. It turned out to be a great tropical smoothie! 

“I need 120 grams of protein a day! Smoothies help me reach my goal!”

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If you are interested in learning new tasty healthy meals I suggest you check out my friends IG: @kellifiercefitness She has given me great suggestions over the years! 

This is Ashley! If you are looking for a trainer or nutrition coach
 I #HIGHLYRECOMMEND HER! 
http://www.kellifiercefitness.com

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BLOG POST #3 MMMMMKKKAAAYY Michael Kors Vibes 💯

Usually when one thinks about Michael Kors one thinks about logo heavy totes or the higher end pieces that celebs werqqq on the red carpet. Well I’m here with a big cup of coffee to wake you up to the awesomeness that is Michael Kors Lifestyle clothing. YASSSS clothing! The price points and style are ON POINT. 

“Insider tip: Not all lifestyle stores are created equal. If you go to the more high-end malls that have a Michael Kors lifestyle store you will see amazing offerings! “

 Just when I thought the Dad shoe trend was about the fall off and die. Michael Kors came through with CPR/AED to revive my interests. They are super comfortable! 
OBSESSSSSEEEDDD #sorrynotsorry that my inner teeny bopper is coming through! 
Chunky Trainer:
https://www.michaelkors.com/olympia-leather-mixed-media-trainer/_/R-US_43R9OLFS1A
Bag: 
https://www.michaelkors.com/whitney-large-quilted-tri-color-leather-convertible-shoulder-bag/_/R-US_30H8GWHL7K?color=2342
Flat Trainer:
https://www.michaelkors.com/whitney-tri-color-leather-sneaker/_/R-US_43R9WHFS3L?color=1663

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Talk about living that coordination life! This bag is great by itself and so are the shoes. BUT TOGETHER?!! Yes, together 💯 % AMAZING. If you aren’t about the coordinated life, it’s totally okay! What I appreciate is that you can easily wear these items solo with either burgundy, pink, cream, grey or taupe. 

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“DID YOU BUY THEM?”

I didn’t end up buying them because they didn’t have my shoe size in this colorway. I did end up getting the black ones!

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https://www.michaelkors.com/olympia-leather-mixed-media-trainer/_/R-US_43R9OLFS1A
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++PLUS++ I found something that made me admit that I got a furrrreal problem with buying faux fur. I tripped over my tongue and my heart was racing when I tried on this beautiful red faux fur jacket.  I had to get it! 

Other voice in my head-> “Girl the whole dang store is 25% OFF!” 

One voice in my head -> “Girl! You need to stop buying!” 

Well we know which voice won out. 

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https://www.michaelkors.com/faux-fur-jacket/_/R-US_MF82HSA51U?color=2326
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I would have never purchased this red coat full priced.                

Especially since the jacket is: 

  1. Cropped!
  2. Bright Red!
  3. I would wear 1-2x a month during winter!
  4. Cost per wear would be toooo high for me.  

 I mentioned in a previous post that when I’m deciding if I will buy an item I like to think of how many ways I can wear the garment. That helps me understand if I will get a good price per wear. So if I buy a coat for $100 bucks and wear it ten times the price per wear is $10. If I wear it one time, I wouldn’t feel good at all. ❤️ 

“Maybe I’m so obsessed with Michael Kors because we share the same birthday month?”  #leo

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