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My Story:
I joined Body by Vi about 6 weeks ago and have really enjoyed the shakes. Body by Vi (or Visalus) is the #1 Weight Loss Program in the US right now and I must say it's met all my expectations so far (and then some). I must say "and then some" because I really wasn't expecting to lose a lot of weight and really just wanted a good protein shake to help supplement my intake during the day, help with energy since I now own a daycare and also to help with the constant exhaustion which is a extra side effect of Fibromyalgia that I could do without.
Body By Vi Shakes
I am doing the Shape Kit which provides 60 meals per month through a healthy, highly nutritious shake. It also includes several flavor enhancers to add flavor variety, energy and added nutrition. The kit is $99 a month & provides 2 meals a day and there is also a great Meal Guide that gives ideas for snacks & dinners. So far I've lost 25 pounds and I'm excited to see that! 

(Now, for those of you die hard fitness/Dr/Nurse/Nutrition guru's - I've also been using the ShapelyGirl Fitness DVD's to work out with at home. Each weekend I post an update right here on GivingNSharing so you can see how I'm doing. It keeps me accountable to you and helps me stay focused - kind, generous, encouraging Comments are welcome!)

Here are some great ideas for shakes ~ the recipes for the most part include ingredients that I already have, are easy and I haven't found one I don't like yet. But then, I haven't tried the ones with spinach yet.

My favorites so far:
Pumpkin Spice: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (without salt), 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg & 2 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Orange Berry Smoothie: 4 oz OJ, 4 oz water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2/3 cup mixed frozen fruit (strawberries, peaches & bananas), 4-5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Recipes I want to try:
All Berry Delight: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape Vishake mix, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 1/4 cup frozen blackberries, 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, ¼ cup frozen dark cherries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Almond Joy: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 tsp coconut extract, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder) & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Apple Cider Smoothie: 6 oz. unsweetened apple juice (or cider), 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 orange flavor packet, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Apple Pie: 8 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape bodybyvi shake mix, 3 Tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Banana Cream Pie: 2 tbsp. Fat Free Sugar Free Jello Pudding Mix Banana Cream Pie flavor, 1/2 Banana, 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 8 oz. Milk, 3 Ice Cubes .

Banana Nut Blueberry Muffin Shake: 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, 1/2 tsp organic peanut butter, 1 banana, 2 scoops ViSalus shake mix, 1/4 cup ice

Banana Nut Bread Shake 2: 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 3 ice cubes, handful pecans, dash butter extract, 1 banana, 8 oz. almond milk, 1 tbsp. Cinnamon

Blue Banana: 8 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 15 frozen blueberries, 1 banana flavor packet (or 1/2 frozen banana), & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Blueberry Cheesecake: 6 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape vishake mix, 20 frozen blueberries, 1 tsp. graham cracker crumbs, 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Blueberry Lemon Freeze: 8 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 Tbsp. sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix, & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler Shake: 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 8-10 fl. oz. Lowfat or Non-Dairy Milk, 1 Peach Health Flavor Mix In, 1/4 – 1/2 c. Fresh or Frozen Blueberries, 1/4 tsp. Almond Extract (optional), 1/8 – 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Butterfinger Shake: 8-10 oz skim milk, 1/4 cup ice, 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp peanut butter, 2 scoops Vi-Shape mix

Butternut Squash Shake: 1/2 to 3/4 c. Cooke Butternut Squash, 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 1/2 Banana, 8-10 fl. oz. Almond Milk, 4 Ice cubs, 1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon, 1 Cinnamon Stick

Carrot Cake: 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 1 c. milk, 1/3 c. canned carrots, 1 tbsp. Tablespoon of White Chocolate Fat Free Sugar Free Pudding Mix, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 dash Cinnamon, 1 dash Nutmeg

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup: 8 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Chocolate Razzleberry: 8 oz. Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/3 cup frozen raspberries, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Citrus Berry: 4 oz. Almond milk, 4 oz. orange juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Crunchy Fruit & Nut Shake: 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 6 Raw Almonds, 6 Walnut halves, 10 oz. Unsweetened almond milk, 6 Frozen strawberries, 6 Frozen peach slices, 1 Small frozen banana, 1 tbsp. Low fat granola

Fruit Smoothie: 4 oz. water, 2 scoops shake mix, ½ small banana 6”, 6 frozen strawberries, ½ cup frozen pineapple & 5 ice cubes.

Peach Raspberry Blast: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 peach flavor packet & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ tsp. butter flavoring (or butter buds), ½ tsp. vanilla extract, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ¼ cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Snickerdoodle: 8 oz. light vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 Tbsp. Honey & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.

Snickers Shake: 1 tbsp. sugar free caramel, 1 tbsp. Peanut Butter, 1-1/2 tsp. Sugar Free chocolate pudding mix, 8 fl. oz. Almond Milk, 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, Qyt ice

Vi-Nilla Banana Pudding: 2 Scoops Visalus Shake Mix, 1 tbsp. Graham Cracker Crumbs, 1 tbsp. SF Banana Cream Jello Pudding Mix, 1/3 Frozen Banana, 8 fl. oz. Unsweetened Milk, 4-6 Ice Cubes

There are a whole bunch of other recipes here and I also have started saving them on Pinterest.


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