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Pumpkin Spice Latte, only 37 calories!!

More pumpkin… are you surprised?

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Probably not. It is that time of year, after all.

If you like the thought of a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks but would rather skip the extra calories and sugar, you are going to love this homemade version. 

Did you know that even the smallest size (a tall) non-fat, no whip PSL from Starbucks has 200 calories and 37 grams of sugar! The sugary syrup is the culprit. It contains sugar, condensed nonfat milk, sweet condensed nonfat milk and a few other ingredients including coloring and artificial flavors. It's also good to know this in case you are vegan; even if you order a soy latte without the whipped cream, it's not vegan since the syrup has dairy.

This homemade version is all natural and delicious!! You can have this homemade PSL any day of the week (and feel good about it) because it contains all-natural ingredients, no added sugar and a low amount of calories. The best part: it doesn't cost $4 a pop.

mini-milk frother
I used cold-brewed Pumpkin Spice coffee I found at Wegmans, which tasted divine, but you can certainly use any flavor coffee you love. And then the magic happens! I have a mini frother that does such a good job at making foamy milk without a milk steamer, which can be expensive. I highly recommend it.

You might find some pumpkin pulp at the bottom of your glass and that's totally normal. Starbucks would have it too — if they were using natural ingredients and not syrup.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or unsweetened vanilla almond coconut
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 drops of liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
8 ounces brewed coffee (or 1-2 shots of espresso)
Sprinkle of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
1. In a cup or saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stovetop or microwave for 30-45 seconds.
2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices, and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. You can also use a blender — just process for 30 seconds or until foamy.
3. Pour coffee into a large mug; add the foamy milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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21 Day Fix Extreme

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It’s time to get seriously shredded! Celebrity trainer and national bikini competitor Autumn Calabrese has combined simple eating with extreme fitness to help people shred up and shed off those final pounds with 21 Day Fix EXTREME.
I'm starting the 21 Day Fix Extreme on Oct. 2.

21 Day Fix Extreme Quick Overview
21 Day Countdown to Competition menu plan included
7 workouts to keep different muscle groups guessing
Workouts are 30 minutes in length
All of the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts include weights and a band
Takes the workouts of the original 21 Day Fix to the next level
Uses the portion fix containers and Shakeology.
Check out the difference between the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme.

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Extreme Nutrition Plan
The containers are the same as in the original 21 Day Fix but in different amounts designed for EXTREME results. There are 2 different meal plans: One is the bikini competition diet and the other is more strict than the original 21 Day Fix menu plan. For this plan, no treats are allowed. It is suggested that you start with the 21 Day Fix and then move to the 21 Day Fix Extreme.
The nutrition is more dialed-in and there are weights in almost every single workout.
The containers are the same as the 21 Day Fix, but the nutrition plan is definitely more dialed-in. Some things have been added to the food list, some have been taken away (the things at the bottom of the 21 Day Fix are those that are at the bottom of the hierarchy – so those things will be taken away). More recipes have been added to the nutrition guide, available digitally or hard copy. Click here for one of the recipes!

The 21 Day Fix Extreme includes 2 eating plans:
21 Day Fix Extreme – No more cheats, no more treats (wine and chocolate is gone)
Countdown to Competition – Even MORE challenging – it’s what Autumn does before taking the stage in her bikini competitions. (I will just be following the regular 21 Day Fix Extreme Plan)

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What is the minimum fitness level for 21 Day Fix Extreme?
If you have done any other advanced programs, P90X3, Insanity, or even 21 Day Fix you’ll have a baseline fitness level for 21 Day Fix Extreme. You don’t have to be at peak performance, that’s what 21 Day Fix Extreme is for, but you do need a solid baseline fitness level.

Workouts
Workouts are only 30 minutes, and there is still a modifier… but the modifier is more challenging.
21 Day Fix Extreme does include some high-impact moves, but also comes with a modifier for those who can’t do jumping  or impact.
The workouts are available to stream through a smartTV, laptop, computer, smartphone, or tablet.  

The workouts include: 
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  • Plyo Fix Extreme
  • Upper Fix Extreme
  • Pilates Fix Extreme
  • Lower Fix Extreme
  • Cardio Fix Extreme
  • Dirty 30 Fix Extreme
  • Yoga Fix Extreme
  • 10  Minute HardCORE
  • Power Fix Extreme
  • ABC Extreme 
Do you want to join me? I'd LOVE to do it together!! There is strength in numbers, and we can keep each other accountable.
I'll start my second round on October 24, or you can start with me sooner!! Anyone who registers will be entered to win a FREE 3 Day, plant based, with food cleanse which I will be doing after Halloween, and the first 3 people that register will win a free resistance band from me, that you will need for the 21 Day Fix Extreme!!

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Hearty Beef and Butternut Squash Stew


Perfect for fall with cooler temperatures approaching, this stew warms me up and tastes like comfort food, all while maintaining my 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition plan!

Makes 6 servings, approximately 11⁄4 cups each

INGREDIENTS

1 tsp. olive oil
11⁄2 lbs. raw, lean beef, boneless, stew meat, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 medium onion
1⁄2 green bell pepper, chopped
1⁄2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped 
2 medium tomatoes
1 cup low sodium, organic, beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 cups cubed butternut squash
1⁄4 cup chopped flat leaf parsely

PREPARATION
1. Heat olive oil in sauce-pan over mediu-hight heat.
2. Add beef; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until beef is brown.
3. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. 
4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
5. Add tomatoes, broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, for 40 minutes.
7. Add squash; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 12 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and beef is fork-tender.
8. Remove bay leaf; serve topped with parsley.

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