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Shrimp & Mango Skewers with Blackberry SauceĀ 

Every month my friends and I have a themed dinner night. We draw two cards out of a bag full of different themes and this month was Seafood and Your Favorite Color. My favorite color is purple, so here is this recipe. 

Spicy Shrimp & Mango Skewers with Blackberry Glaze 

1 pound of Shrimp, deveined & raw

1 Mango, diced 

3 Tablespoons of seedless blackberry jam 

4 Tablespoons of soy sauce 

4 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp of Sriracha 

Old Bay Seasoning 

1. Alternate Shrimp and Mango on a soaked skewer and lay on a cookie sheet. Pat the skewers dry. 

2. Season skewers with Old Bay Seasoning 

3. In a bowl, combine blackberry jam, soy sauce, garlic and Sriracha into a bowl and brush on skewers on both slides. Save any left over sauce and place in a saucepan. 

4. Broil skewers on high for 4-5 minutes on each side. 

5. While the skewers are cooking, reduce the remaining sauce in a pan on medium heat until it thickens. 

6. Once skewers are done, drizzle the thickened sauce over the skewers and top with green onions and serve with orange slices. 

7. Squeeze orange slices over the skewers and enjoy! 

I saved the leftovers and combined with brown rice for a tasty and healthy lunch. 

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New Shakeology Recipe: Purple Reign


Last night, after a day of traveling across country to San Francisco, I was pooped by 8PM. I was too tired to even prepare dinner and traveling while on the Reset can be a bit of challenge. Problem was solved when my friend, Andrea, suggested we have Shakeology for dinner!

She created this amazing recipe that I now call “Purple Reign”, which includes blackberries, a banana and almond milk combined with Tropical Strawberry Shakeology. I haven’t had fresh blackberries in years and this was a pleasant surprise. I did some research on blackberries and here is what I found!

1. They are super high in fiber, one of highest among fruits, which promotes healthy digestion and reducing the risk of heart disease.

2. They are Rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C which helps with boosting immunity and Vitamin K which helps with calcium absorption.

3. They have high levels of phenolic acids which, besides having many other potential health benefits, are antioxidant compounds known as powerful anti-carcinogenic agents.

When you couple this with the power of Shakeology, you have a power packed treat!

Here is the recipe:
1 scoop of Vegan Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
8 – 12 oz of Almond Milk
1 ripe banana (almost too ripe)
1 cup of fresh blackberries (frozen is okay too)
Handful of ice

Blend until smooth. It should create a beautiful dark purple color. The banana will provide additional sweetness if the berries are a bit tart. Also, blend a little bit longer than you normally would to grind up the seeds. Pour in a cup and enjoy!

Let me know how you like this recipe!