more autumn deliciousness!

These are some recipes from my mentor, my “coach” (I’m on the Dream Team)…”Fall is synonymous with pumpkin-flavored everything, apple-cider anything, chai, maple, cinnamon… you with me?? So, why not bring all those tasty fall flavors into your daily superfoods?! Just throw the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth!”🍁 ~ Melanie Mitro

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Superfoods: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 cup ice + 1 scoop Pumpkin-Spice Shakeology (or Vanilla if you didn’t get your hands on PS) + ½ cup pure pumpkin puree (Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red, 1 tsp; 2B Mindset Plate It: A great protein + FFC as part of breakfast)🍁

Cinnamon Apple Cider Superfoods: ½ cup water + ½ cup all-natural apple cider + ½ cup ice + 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology, 1 tsp ground cinnamon (Containers: 1 Purple, 1 Red; 2B Mindset Plate It: A great snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast)🍁

Vanilla Chai Superfoods: 1 cup brewed chai tea, chilled + 1 cup ice + 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology + 1 tsp raw honey + 1 dash ground allspice (Containers: 1 Red; 2B Mindset Plate It: A great snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast)🍁

Cranberry Clove Chocolate Superfoods: ¾ cup water + ¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice + 1 cup ice + 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology + ½ tsp ground cloves (Containers: ½ Purple, 1 Red; 2B Mindset Plate It: A great snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast)

what is the nutrition+ membership?

The nutrition programs I work with, 2B Mindset® and Ultimate Portion Fix®, either or both help teach you easy-to-implement strategies for healthier eating so that you can reach your weight-loss goals. But the key to long-term success is consistency, I learned that the hard way. Thankfully, that’s where a monthly Nutrition+ Membership comes in!

Whether you’re following Ultimate Portion Fix or 2B Mindset, Nutrition+ gives you monthly support to help you stay motivated and on-track. You’ll get access to two monthly nutrition memberships: The Mindset Membership™ and The Monthly Fix™. These are continuations of Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset. With them you’ll get access to our nutrition experts Autumn and Ilana and my own personal knowledge and experience with both, who can help answer your questions and address
issues based on what’s happening in your life. You’ll also receive a variety of weight-loss content, delicious new recipes each week, meal plans, tools to help you succeed, and most importantly, ongoing support from a positive community of people with goals of better health—just like you.
With a Nutrition+ Membership you’ll have the complete solution that can help you maintain your results and never go back to your old patterns!


Who Created 2B Mindset?
Ilana Muhlstein, MS, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, is the creator of the breakthrough nutrition program 2B Mindset, and bestselling
author of You Can Drop It! Ilana herself has lost more than 100 pounds by applying the same simple principles used in her program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Maryland and her master’s degree in applied nutrition from Northeastern University. She sits on the prestigious Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, and has been
lecturing for the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA since 2013. Ilana is also a contributing writer for publications such as SELF, Huffington Post, and the Journal of Obesity.


Who Created Ultimate Portion Fix?
Beachbody® Super Trainer and nutrition expert Autumn Calabrese is the creator of the breakthrough fitness programs 21 Day Fix®, 21
Day Fix EXTREME®, 80 Day Obsession®, and others, and the portioncontrol weight-loss system Ultimate Portion Fix. She’s also the author of the bestselling FIXATE® cookbooks, which have sold over 500,000 copies, and cohosts the FIXATE healthy cooking show on Beachbody On Demand® with her brother, Bobby Calabrese. Autumn is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has held certifications from the National Academy of Sports


An Overview of The 2B Mindset Program and The 2B Mindset Membership
To access closed captions: click on the “CC” icon in the lower right corner of the video and select language

Following 2B Mindset?
Here’s How The Mindset Membership Helps You Stay On-Track

THE MINDSET
MEMBERSHIP
WHAT’S THE BENEFIT?
Access to:What is that?
The Mindset Membership
Exclusive Community
In this private Facebook group, Mindset members will get 24/7 access to an exclusive community with frequent check-ins from Ilana and other Beachbody Nutrition Experts, as well as support from other members, including certified 2B Mindset Mentors, and myself. This is where you’ll post victories, ask questions, share your thoughts, and keep your habits in-check.
Monthly 7-Day Meal Plans
(PDF)
Created by Ilana, all-new 7-day meal plans with simple grocery lists based on 2B Mindset recipes will be available to you each month, making it even easier to stay on-track and reach your goals. Vegan meal plan options will also be available.
Mindset Menu Recipes
(Video and PDF)
Each week, Mindset members will get two 2B Mindset recipes—8 new recipes a month—ranging from seasonal dishes to comforting classics. Each recipe will have a corresponding video and downloadable PDF so you can follow along
Monthly Topic VideoEach month, Ilana will host a monthly topic video with two selected Mindset members that delves into a topic requested by the community and provides insight into overcoming obstacles one may face while trying to stay goal-focused. Members will have the opportunity to be chosen to take part in selected topics by applying at 2BMindsetFilming.com
• Each monthly topic is broken out into a series of 5- to 10-minute videos.
• Audio files are also available so you can listen on-the-go.
• To help you navigate the content easily, timestamps are provided in the description underneath the video.
Goal-Setter Worksheet (PDF)An interactive worksheet that accompanies the monthly topic video and helps you set monthly goals and identify strategies to implement so you can stay on-track. The worksheet is designed to be completed while watching and learning from the monthly topic video.

This worksheet is available directly underneath the video when viewing on desktop and under the “Materials” tab when accessing on a mobile device.
One-On-One SessionEach month, one lucky Mindset member will get the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with Ilana. During this video session, Ilana will review the member’s tracker, goals, and lifestyle to suggest personalized strategies to help them lose those next few pounds. These intimate, powerful one-on-one conversations are eye-opening and can help you understand the factors in someone’s day-to-day journey. This type of one-on-one counseling in person with Ilana is a $400 USD value. Members will have the opportunity to be selected to participate in the video each
month by applying at 2BMindsetFilming.com
• Each video is about 30 minutes long.
• Audio files are also available so you can listen on-the-go.
• To help you navigate the content easily, timestamps are provided
• in the description underneath the video.
Tracker Takeaway Worksheet
(PDF)
This handy interactive worksheet gives you an easy-to-use resource to take notes and learn how to track with detail while watching the monthly one-on-one video to optimize your weight loss. This worksheet is available directly underneath the video when viewing on desktop and under the “Materials” tab when accessing on a mobile device.
Office Hours with IlanaMindset members will be able to chat with Ilana during her Office Hours twice each month in The Mindset Membership Exclusive Community. It’s a great way to stay connected to your goals and get your questions answered.
Exclusive Facebook
Community/Coach Tips
1. Check the community’s “Events” page for the latest dates and times. You can put these events on your calendar by downloading the events from our Facebook page as shown.
2. Access the playback video in The Mindset Membership Exclusive Community Facebook Group and on Beachbody On Demand.
3. Make sure to visit the “Files” tab for documents with helpful tips and resources.
4. And don’t forget your coach and mentor that enrolls you is a vital daily asset that can help guide you through the program, lend support and give useful experienced advice!

An overview of The Ultimate Portion Fix Program and The Monthly Fix Membership
To access closed captions: click on the “CC” icon in the lower right corner of the video and select language

Following Ultimate Portion Fix?
Here’s How The Monthly Fix Helps You Stay On-Track.

THE MONTHY FIXWHAT’S THE BENEFIT?
Access to:What is that?
Bimonthly 7-Day Meal PlansA new 7-day meal plan will be available to all Monthly Fix members every other month to make it even easier to stay on-track. These will be available for every Ultimate Portion Fix plan, even vegan, so there are options for everyone.
New FIXATE RecipesEach week of every month, two NEW FIXATE recipes will be available exclusively to Monthly Fix members—that’s eight recipes a month before everyone else on Beachbody On Demand. Recipes range from breakfast, entrees, sides & snacks, desserts, and more, all on video and downloadable PDF so you can follow along.
Monthly Themed VideosOn the first Monday of each month, Autumn will introduce the Monthly Topic that she will be focusing on throughout the entire month. Some examples of topics that Autumn will cover will include managing your yellow carb containers, helping kids eat healthy, functional foods, food sensitivities, sugar detox, and much more! Audio files are available for listening on-the-go.
Fun AssignmentsEvery month, Autumn will give you a new video assignment and PDF. These assignments follow different monthly themes and are broken down step-by-step to make it easier to stay on-track during challenging times. I will be doing this right along with you, to help you every step!
Expert InterviewsEach month, Autumn will sit down with a special guest and dive deep into different topics like learning to get more out of your day and how sleep impacts weight loss. These intimate one-on-one sessions will leave people inspired and help them improve the way they live their daily lives and give advice to others on how to change theirs.
One-On-One VideosAutumn guides a member through a month of personalized tracking and training to dial-in their results.
Ultimate Portion Fix
Exclusive Community
In our exclusive Facebook community, you can connect with the Ultimate Portion Fix fit family, participate in Q&As with Autumn and special guests, take advantage of special events, and see exclusive content. Find the support you need and keep your healthy journey fun.
Exclusive Facebook
Community Tips
1. Check the community’s “Events” page for the latest dates and times. You can put these events on your calendar by downloading the events from our Facebook page.
2. Access the playback video in The Monthly Fix Exclusive Community Facebook Group and on Beachbody On Demand.
3. Make sure to visit the “Files” tab for documents with helpful tips and resources.
4. And don’t forget your coach and mentor that enrolls you is a vital daily asset that can help guide you through the program, lend support and give useful experienced advice!

Why should you purchase the Nutrition+ Membership?

It gives you 24/7 access to both exclusive communities with check-ins from Autumn
and Ilana plus support from other Beachbody Nutrition Experts, members, and me so you won’t ever be alone on your weight-loss journey. On top of that, there are Q&As, exclusive meal plans, plus so much more within each program.

BOD $38.87 (Quarterly)* + Nutrition+ $19.95 (Monthly)
The above cost averages out to $33 per month for:

  • 2B Mindset® AND Ultimate Portion Fix® Nutrition Programs
  • BOD (over 700 fitness workouts)
  • Instant streaming access
  • Workout calendars and progress trackers
    My customers can try Nutrition+ free for 30 days (money back guarantee), whether you purchase BOD plus Nutrition+ membership. or select **Challenge or **Completion Packs.

*14-day free trial (free trial options vary by device). NOTE: The Money Back Guarantee for all BOD services is 30 days!
** Additional costs.

You will be getting fresh content, tools, and support each month to help you achieve the success in changing bad habits to healthy habits! The Nutrition+ Membership gives you access to both The Monthly Fix and The Mindset Membership. You’ll find all the content for these memberships by heading to the Nutrition Center on Beachbody On Demand.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS
Choose the plan that’s perfect for you.

12-month. $99/annually. 30 days risk-free.

6-month. $59/semi-annually. 30 days risk-free.

3-month. $39/quarter. 14-day free trial.

Beachbody, nor I do not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.

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pumpkin spice shakeology recipes

Pumpkin Spice Latte – 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin puree + ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + ice. Mix in a blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Nog – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 tsp. rum extract + ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Apple Butter 
– 1 scoop Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/3 to ½ cup apple butter + 1 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk + water + ice. Mix in blender until smooth.

Creamy Pumpkin Almond Chai – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 tsp. almond extract + 1 cup chilled unsweetened chai tea + ice .  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Apple Oatmeal – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk + 1/4 cup oats + 1/4 cup applesauce + 1 tsp. pure maple syrup + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie – ½ cup unsweetened almond milk + ½ cup water + 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology + ½ cup canned pumpkin puree  + ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg + ice.  Mix in a blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Roll – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract + 8 pecan halves + 1 cup vanilla almond milk + ice .  Blend until smooth and top with coco whip (optional).

Pumpkin Coffee Cheesecake  – 1 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1 cup canned pumpkin puree + ½ cup plain Greek yogurt + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + dash of vanilla extract + water + ice. Mix in blender until smooth.  (Note:  you could optionally use Vanilla Shakeology and brewed chilled coffee instead of Cafe Latte Shakeology and water)

Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu – 1/2 scoop Cafe Latte Shakeology + 1/2 scoop Chocolate Shakeology + 1/2 cup pumpkin puree + 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice + 1 Tbsp. ricotta cheese + ½ tsp. rum extract + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.

Pumpkin Banana Bread – Pumpkin Spice Shakeology + 1/2 banana + 2 Tbsp. oats + 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans + 1 tsp. vanilla extract + ½ tsp. cinnamon + 1 c. almond milk + ice.  Mix in blender until smooth.


Pumpkin “Pie” Bites –  Combine 1 can pumpkin puree + 2 very ripe bananas + ½ cup coconut sugar + 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon ginger + ¼ teaspoon nutmeg + ½ teaspoon Himalayan salt or sea salt in a food processor and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

Scoop the mixture into muffin pan liners or a silicone muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. After removing the bites from the oven, refrigerate until firm. Meanwhile, whip together 1 can full-fat coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight (remove the fatty white surface layer) + 2 tablespoons maple syrup + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla beans until the mixture forms a cream. Top pumpkin pie bites with cream. Store in the fridge for the best results. Makes approximately 12 muffins. (From the kitchen of 21 Day Fix’s Autumn Calabrese).

21 Day Fix Pumpkin Muffins – 2 eggs + ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree + 1 large banana + ½ cup natural peanut butter + ¼ cup honey + 2 scoops Vanilla or Chocolate Shakeology + ½ teaspoon baking powder + ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + ¼ teaspoon sea salt.

In a blender, mix eggs, pumpkin, banana, peanut butter and honey for 30 seconds. Add Shakeology, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt and blend until smooth.

Divide the batter evenly in a lined muffin pan – add five dark chocolate chips to each muffin to change it up if you want – and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (Two muffins count as ½ red and 1/3 purple 21 Day Fix containers. Recipe from the kitchen of Autumn Calabrese.)


Pumpkin Protein Pancakes – 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology + ½ cup pure canned pumpkin + 2 egg whites + 1 drop Sweet Drops vanilla sweetener + 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix ingredients together and scoop pancake-sized dollops onto a hot griddle, flipping them over when the top begins to bubble


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

INGREDIENTS:⁠
• 1 cup chopped raw pecans, toasted⁠
• 10 Medjool dates⁠, pits removed⁠
• ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice⁠
• ¼ tsp. ground ginger⁠
• 2 packets Pumpkin Spice Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology⁠
• ½ cup pure pumpkin puree⁠

INSTRUCTIONS:⁠
1. Place pecans, dates, pumpkin pie spice, and ginger in food processor; process until blended. ⁠
2. Add Shakeology and pumpkin puree; process until well blended. ⁠
3. Roll mixture into 20 balls, approximately 1 Tbsp. each.⁠
4. Flatten each slightly so that it’s shaped like a traditional cookie. ⁠
5. Serve immediately (or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.)⁠

10 servings, 2 cookies each

Pumpkin Spice Cake

INGREDIENTS
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup maple syrup
• 1/2 cup pumpkin spice Shakeology
• 1 2/3 cup oat flour (grind oats in a blender or replace with whole grain flour)
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
• (optional) 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, at least 60% cocoa
.
.
INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, applesauce, eggs & maple syrup) in a large bowl until blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (Shakeology, flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt). Add to the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill baking vehicle (baking dish, loaf pan, muffin tin, etc.) about 2/3rds full. Bake 25-30min for muffins; 35-40min for bigger vehicles or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


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blood moon

Blood Moon

According to NASA and folklore, October’s full moon is called the “Hunter’s Moon” or sometimes the “Blood Moon.” It gets its name from hunters who tracked prey by moonlight during the season of autumn to be able to stockpile food for winter when traveling and hunting became non existent. In modern times, the Blood Moon is typically associated with the first full moon nearest the Autumn Equinox, for us in the Northern Hemisphere that occurs in October. Consequently these same affects can be seen in the Southern Hemisphere on the opposite side of the year, corresponding to the full moons of March, April and May.

The Blood Moon represents abundance, hunting, gathering for feasts before the winter chill sets in and preparations for the cold winter months such as canning and making winter wear. It’s a season of festivals and honoring and giving thanks for the harvest, the stockpiles of plenty gathered by clans and tribes. The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon is a long standing practice in Indiana where a living Native American history re-enactment takes place. Now we use this season (through to Thanksgiving), to manifest and give thanks for the abundance in your life.

Blood Moons happen because of a total lunar eclipse. This occurs when the Earth moves in between the Moon and the Sun, casting a large shadow on the Moon, putting the Moon in darkness. Total lunar eclipses occurs when the Moon happens to be in a Full Moon stage. This means the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in an exact, straight line–None of them are slightly off or in a different plane.

Blood Moon Eclipse

Since an eclipse is an extra special event, it has a special energy and observance. Especially when it’s a rare Blood Moon eclipse. These special occasions are used for honoring and celebrating life, or the blood flow of life. This energy of the moon can be used to energize fertility, abundance, or communicate with spirit. They are usually pretty easy to see if you can catch them so grab some binoculars or telescope and look up!

Blood Moon Calendar

  • May 26, 2021 -“a total lunar eclipse will be visible from the western coasts of North America, from Australia, and from China. However, the ‘blood moon‘ part of the event will last barely 15 minutes. That’s caused by the Moon only just creeping into the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, the umbra.” ~ Forbes
  • May 16, 2022 – North and South America will finally see a blood moon again on May 16, 2022 (as will Europe and Africa). Helping to make up for the long wait, these regions will get a partial lunar eclipse a few months earlier, on Nov. 19, 2021. Australia and Asia will also see the partial eclipse.
  • November 8, 2022
  • March 14, 2025
  • September 7, 2025
  • March 3, 2026
  • December 31, 2028
  • June 26, 2029
  • December 20, 2029

How to Photograph a Total Lunar Eclipse (A Moon Photo Guide)