How To Cook The Perfect Steak

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Byproducts of a healthy and balanced diet include more energy, a reduced risk of clogged arteries and heart disease, and much much more. So it should be no surprise that fat-covered, butter-bathed slabs of steak do not generally make their way into a health-conscious meal plan. Especially when the government says they might kill you.

Admittedly, there are better, healthier protein choices, but like all things, a steak every so often isn’t so bad. Therefore, when it’s time to dig into a juicy protein-rich steak, the meat must be prepared properly. To help beef up your steak-cooking skills, we turned to Brian Christman, Executive Chef at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Manhattan.
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Blueberry Brew Shakeology

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Blueberries and coffee might seem like an odd combination at first, but after one sip of this Café Latte Shakeology recipe, you’ll see that you’ve been missing out on a stellar pairing this whole time! And with only three ingredients (plus ice), this shake couldn’t be any easier to make.

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Café Latte Shakeology
⅓ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup ice

1. Place almond milk, Shakeology, blueberries, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Blueberry Brew Shakeology

Photo by Kirsten Morningstar

This article first appeared on our Team Beachbody blog.

Create Your Own Healthy Water Recipe

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by Bruce Brown
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So, no, this isn”t a post about Flint, Michigan water. And it’s not a recounting of preparation for my upcoming annual physical.

It’s a recipe. My recipe for water.

I’ve decided to finally incorporate some of what I’ve learned about water in the past five years and particularly the chapter on Factor Two: Hydration in Darin Olien’s awesome fact-filled book SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome

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50 Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

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Faced with buffets of wings, nachos, and vats of chips and dips, Americans consume more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. Unless you have a will of steel, it’s likely that you’re going to indulge. Here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get through the day without totally sacking your fitness goals.

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Do Carb Cravings Increase on Shorter Days?

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By Matt Schneiderman

When winter comes, our intake of comfort foods goes up. Whether you’re lounging about in balmy California or bundling up to brave the sub-zero temps of Minnesota, you’re likely to crave carbs — healthy ones like potato-rich stews and hearty soups (like this Hearty Vegetable Soup) and not-so-healthy-ones like overly sauced pastas or cookies. One possible theory for this is that the shorter days are to blame.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Blue Cheese Sauce

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The typical basket of buffalo wings in a restaurant has an incredible amount calories, and that’s before you dip them in creamy blue cheese sauce. Each fatty, fried chicken wing basted in buttery hot sauce has about 72 calories, and they’re served by the dozen.
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The Ultimate Guide to Recovery

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When it comes to your body, transformation doesn’t happen without sweat. You have to push yourself every time you work out to build muscle, lose fat, and sculpt a physique that makes you proud. But what most people don’t realize is that you don’t build muscle during workouts — you build it between them. That’s why many trainers call recovery the most overlooked aspect of training.
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Raspberry and Oats Smoothie Bowl

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Fruit smoothie bowls are great, but what makes them extra special are the toppings. We made our raspberry smoothie bowl with creamy Vanilla Shakeology and decorated it with fiber-filled oats, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds. You can customize your smoothie bowl with other seeds and your favorite flavor of Shakeology.
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The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of those age-old remedies that has made the transition into mainstream popularity. Since the age of Hippocrates, vinegar was used to fight infections and help with all sorts of other ailments, and today ACV has been dubbed the miracle cure for hair, skin, weight loss, and more. But is it really as great as it’s cracked up to be?
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5 Winter Running Tips

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It’s a well-established fact that the treadmill becomes increasingly attractive as the mercury plummets. But as long as the roads are plowed and you own a few key pieces of performance gear, there’s no reason to spin your wheels indoors—especially if you have your eyes on a 10K or a marathon in April or May. “Winter is also a great time to work on the mental toughness side of training,” says Ron Byland, a USA Track and Field-certified coach based in Minneapolis. “Come spring, you’ll be really ready to tackle new PRs.”

So grab a beanie, pull on some thermal tights, and prepare to hit the hardpack running—with these five cold weather running tips, you’ll never have to let snow, sleet, or subzero temps get in the way of a workout again.
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