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12 Great High Protein Snacks to Eat After Your Workout

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12 Great High Protein Snacks to Eat After Your Workout

If you’re like most people, you probably put a lot more thought into what you eat before exercising than what you eat after

But working out — especially strength training — causes muscle proteins to break down, which is why it’s so important to eat a high-protein snack once your workout is over. 

Protein gives your body essential amino acids that enable it to rebuild those proteins and build new muscle tissue so you can really reap the benefits of the hours you put in at the gym!

Here are 12 great high-protein snacks to eat after your workout:

Trail mix: Whether you buy it pre-made or create your own, trail mix is easy to take with you to the gym — or anywhere! Combine your favorite protein-rich nuts (use almonds or pistachios for extra protein), dried fruits, grains, and even chocolate for a delicious post-workout snack! 

Nut butters: The same muscle-building protein you find in nuts are also found in nut butters! Grab a spoonful or eat it with an apple or celery for a nutrient-dense, satisfying snack. One medium apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter provides 4 grams of protein, plus fiber and other vital nutrients like vitamin C. 

THRIVE PRO: With 20 grams of sequentially delivered protein and just 2-3 grams of sugar, gluten-free THRIVE PRO bars deliver premium nutrition post-workout in a convenient package. Choose from Cinnamon Roll, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream, and Lemon Meringue flavors!

Hard-boiled eggs: Super portable and undeniably healthy, hard-boiled eggs are a perfect high-protein snack to eat on the go. Each egg is packed 6 grams of protein, plus essential vitamins and minerals.

Cheese: Healthy and filling, cheese makes a great high-protein post-workout snack. Just one slice of cheddar cheese packs 7 grams of protein, as well as bone-protecting calcium and other nutrients. 

Canned tuna or salmon: Chock full of B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, canned tuna and salmon are a healthy, convenient post-workout snack. Four ounces of tuna packs almost 20 grams of protein and four ounces of salmon, almost 30!

THRIVE Bites: Made from USA pasture-raised beef, THRIVE Bites are dried beef bites made from whole-muscle beef brisket — no preservatives, fillers or added hormones or antibiotics. With 16 grams of protein per package, these low-calorie, low-fat snacks come in three flavors: black pepper and sea salt, savory garlic, and sweet and spicy. 

Turkey roll-ups: Place a few slices of turkey breast on a plate. Spread each one with a teaspoon of cream cheese, add a pickle, cucumber, tomato, onion (or whatever veggie you like!) and roll them into wraps for a yummy sandwich without the bread. Each wrap delivers about 5 grams of protein!

Edamame: One cup of edamame (immature soybeans still in the pod) provides 17 grams of protein, plus more than half of your daily dose of Vitamin K and 100% of your daily need for folate. Buy it frozen from the grocery store and simply heat it in the microwave. Add salt, pepper, or your favorite seasonings to spice it up. 

Roasted chickpeas: A half-cup serving of chickpeas provides 7.5 grams of protein as well as 6 grams of fiber, keeping you feeling full after an intense workout. Roast some with a bit of olive oil and your favorite seasonings for a tasty snack. 

Hummus and veggies: Made from protein-dense chickpeas, hummus is a great high-protein snack, packing 6.5 grams in every ⅓ cup. Pair it with celery or carrots to add a serving of vitamins and minerals — and a satisfying crunch. 

Greek yogurt: With 20 grams of protein per 1-cup serving, Greek yogurt is an ideal snack that also provides calcium, which is vital for healthy bones. Mix it up with granola or berries for a sweet and satisfying treat.

With so many high-protein snacks to choose from, you can refuel after every workout and never get bored! And be sure to incorporate THRIVE FIT into your pre- and post-workout routine to maximize those gains!

When, Where, & How to use THRIVE SKIN

When, Where, & How to use THRIVE SKIN

What you need to know about the world’s most advanced CBD Skincare system.

New to THRIVE Skin?  We are here to help! In this blog, we’re going to introduce you to the THRIVE Skin products, go over the key ingredients, benefits and tell you how to use the products together for that smooth, glowing, youthful skin you’ve always wanted. 

What is THRIVE Skin?

THRIVE Skin is a revolutionary skincare line released by Le-Vel in April 2019. After products went on sale, amazing reviews and before/after photos started to circulate about the first three products – the peel, serum and moisturizing elixir. The results of this CBD skincare line were starting to show.  Then, months later, two new products came out – the mask and the purifying bar – adding two new must-haves to everyone’s skincare regime. 

Let’s go over the five products first: 

1.     Infinite CBD Enzyme Peel (CAN – Infinite Hemp Enzyme Peel)

2.     Infinite CBD Correcting Serum (CAN – Infinite Hemp Correction Serum)

3.     Infinite AM/PM CBD Moisturizing Elixir (CAN – Infinite AM/PM Hemp Moisturizing Elixir)

4.     Infinite Charcoal Activated Mask

5.     Infinite Daily Detox Purifying Bar

Each product is formulated for all skin types, which is great and takes some of the guesswork out of selecting the right products for your skin 

Step 1: PEEL

Infinite CBD Enzyme Peel 

This unique formula designed for all skin types, contains enzymes that, within seconds, naturally digest and PEEL dead skin cells away without irritation. After using, skin will immediately have more luminosity and allow for maximum absorption potential with steps 2 and 3. 

Key benefits: 

● Powerful soothing & calming antioxidant 

● Enzymes work to naturally digest dead cuticle skin cells 

● Protects, supports and benefits skin health 

● Helps make skin tone appear more even 

● Gives the skin a lighter and more radiant appearance

HOW TO USE: 2-3 times a week or as needed. Apply small amount of enzyme peel to dry face and neck. Work peel around in circular motion as dead skin starts accumulating. Use peel before shower or rinse face off after use, if not showering. Make sure to not use too much or peeling effect will not work properly. The use of Infinite CBD Enzyme Peel is crucial for maximum absorption of steps 2 and 3. 

Step 2: REDUCE 


Infinite CBD Correcting Serum

A high performance serum excellent for all skin types. A balance of nature, science and CBD innovation, working harmoniously to REDUCE the negative results of oxidative stress and aging; such as, complexion imperfections, fine lines, wrinkles, aging skin, moisture depletion. 

Key Benefits: 

● Powerful soothing and calming antioxidant 

● Supports collagen production & surface cell turnover 

● Helps reduce negative results of oxidative stress, such as redness, fine lines and skin roughness 

● Increases moisture and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles

HOW TO USE: Daily use. Apply a quarter-sized amount, or enough needed to cover face and neck. Only a thin layer over face and neck is needed. Allow product to dry. Follow with CBD Moisturizing Elixir. 

Step 3: RESTORE 

Infinite AM/PM CBD Moisturizing Elixir

This multi-functional CBD Elixir is excellent for RESTORING a healthier, more even skin tone, while improving the appearance of aging skin, with patented micro-encapsulation technology. CBD and other calming antioxidants, provide excellent moisture to the derma barrier, while providing day and night anti-aging properties.

Key Benefits: 

● Powerful soothing and calming antioxidant 

● Soothes, hydrates and supports skin cell health 

● Patented technology to restore moisture and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles 

● Helps make skin tone appear more even with a radiant appearance 

HOW TO USE: Daily use. Apply a quarter-sized amount, or enough needed to cover face and neck. Only a thin layer over face and neck is needed. Allow product to dry. 

Ultra-Daily Detox Purifying Bar

A detoxifying and purifying cleansing bar that leaves your skin with a healthy, radiant glow. This unique black soap helps to neutralize free radicals, relieve dry itchy skin and deeply cleanse a blemish prone and broken out complexion. The high concentration of Shea Butter helps to maximize moisture retention, while the Acids and Charcoal go to work exfoliating and renewing the skin. 

Key Benefits:

● Neutralizes free radicals

● Relieves dry skin and deeply cleanses any complexion

● High amounts of shea butter helps maximize moisture retention

● Acids and charcoal exfoliate and renew the skin

HOW TO USE: Daily use before your 3 step system. Cleanse face or body in a circular motion to deeply clean pores. Rinse with water. Begin 3 Step routine.

Activated Charcoal Mud Mask

The large porous surface of this clay charcoal mask absorbs impurities of the skin and filters and balances oil and water levels for healthier more vibrant skin, all while minimizing pore size. After treatment, your skin will appear smoother and more vibrant and will be softer to the touch.

Key Benefits:

● Designed to refine skin using Kaolin Clay and remove surface impurities

● Encourages collagen synthesis, while exfoliating

● Promotes deep cleansing of molecular pores

● Provides calming benefits to the skin

HOW TO USE: Use 2-3 times a week, or as needed. This mask should be used in alternation with the Infinite CBD Enzyme Peel. Apply to face or body. Allow 15-20 minutes for product to dry. Rinse off with water and follow with Moisturizing Elixir.

Now that you know all the products and how to use them, it’s time to create your new daily skincare regime! Here’s an example of a weekly schedule you can use to assist you with getting started!

Monday – AM: Detox Bar, PEEL, REDUCE, RESTORE
                PM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE

Tuesday – AM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE
PM: Detox Bar, Charcoal Mask, RESTORE

Wednesday – AM: Detox Bar, PEEL, REDUCE, RESTORE
                      PM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE

Thursday – AM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE
                  PM: Detox Bar, Charcoal Mask, RESTORE

Friday – AM: Detox Bar, PEEL, REDUCE, RESTORE
            PM: Detox Bar, RESTORE

Saturday – AM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE
                PM: Detox Bar, Charcoal Mask, RESTORE

Sunday – AM: Detox Bar, PEEL, REDUCE, RESTORE
              PM: Detox Bar, REDUCE, RESTORE

Or mix and match the products to create the routine that’s right for you!

That’s it! Enjoy your THRIVIN’ skin and share your routine on Facebook or Instagram! #THRIVESKIN

 To learn more about these products + more, visit www.le-vel.com

5 Essential Tips For Creating A Total Wellness Morning Routine

5 Essential Tips For Creating A Total Wellness Morning Routine

A total wellness morning can be the difference between an average or great outlook on your day. You can wake up to the sound of your alarm, hit the snooze button, and end up with no time for healthy habits like enjoying a nutritious breakfast or hitting the gym. Or, you can begin each day with a productive morning routine that encourages you to wake up early, set positive intentions, and take control of your busy life.

No matter which path you choose, the way you spend your mornings sets the tone for the entire day. If you begin each day feeling rushed or overwhelmed, then you can expect these emotions to stick with you as your day continues. Establishing a morning routine brings more structure and focus to your mornings. By beginning each day from a point of stability, you’ll experience less stress, and, even on those days when stress arises, you’ll be better equipped to handle it.

Successful celebrities and influencers like Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and Tim Ferriss all credit their own productive morning routines for contributing to their achievements. Once you begin following an effective morning regimen, you’ll find it easier to manage your time, stress, and any other roadblocks that stand between you and your personal goals.

Here are a few key tips for creating your own total wellness morning routine:

Creating Your Total Wellness Morning Routine

Now that you know the importance of establishing a morning routine, you may be wondering which steps you should take each morning to reap these benefits. Here are a few key elements of a successful morning regimen: 

Wake Up Early

From Oprah to Tony Robbins, almost every successful person shares this piece of advice. Routinely waking up early alleviates the stress of having to rush around each morning. It also gives you more time for healthy habits like eating breakfast, exercising, and taking the time to identify your daily goals and intentions.

Depending on your personal schedule, it’s a great idea to wake up between 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM each morning. The first thing you should do upon rising is to express gratitude for a new day and drink a glass of water. If you’re currently using the THRIVE 8-week premium lifestyle system, then this is also a great time to take your premium lifestyle capsules!

Connect With Yourself

This step can take many forms, but it’s a great idea to allow some time to focus within each morning. So many of us wake up and rush to start the day without checking in with ourselves and setting positive intentions for the day ahead, but this step is vital for your emotional and spiritual well-being. You can connect with your inner self through meditation, prayer, journaling, or by consuming some form of motivational content like an audiobook, YouTube video, or podcast. If you live a busy life filled with work or family obligations, then this may be the only time of the day when you can completely focus on yourself.

Eat A Nutritious Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is an essential part of everyone’s morning routine. Eating a healthy morning meal (like a lifestyle shake or an omelet packed with hearty veggies) gives you the fuel you need to start the day, and it also sets the tone for the rest of your daily meals. People who tend to skip breakfast or hit the drive-thru on their way to work also tend to gravitate towards unhealthy lunch and dinner choices. In the long run, this can sabotage your health and fitness goals, especially if you want to manage your weight.

Exercise

Many of us complain about not having enough time to exercise throughout the day, but waking up early gives you enough time to go for a run, hit the gym, or even take a sunrise yoga class. A morning workout gives you an energy boost and brightens your mood which makes tackling your day much more enjoyable. 

Now You’re Set to Thrive for the Day!

Once you’ve completed the healthy habits listed above, you’ll have plenty of time left over to shower, get dressed, and get your day started without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. 
If you want to give your morning routine an additional boost, give the THRIVE Experience a try! This is an 8-week premium lifestyle system that offers benefits like improved cognitive performance, increased energy, and support for your body’s overall health and well-being.

The Best Outdoor Activities in Denver

The Best Outdoor Activities in Denver

With breathtaking natural beauty and perfect weather, it’s hard to imagine a better place to be than Colorado in the summertime.

So if you’re headed to the first-ever Le-Vel leadership retreat July 26-28, you’ll absolutely want to build in extra time to enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in Denver.

Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat or simply take an easy stroll among some of the most stunning scenery the country has to offer, there are tons of fun things to do outside in Denver! Here are some suggestions: 

Biking: Denver is paradise for cyclists, with more than 85 miles of paved trails connecting to hundreds more miles of dirt trails. Greenway Trail, Clear Creek Bike Path, High Line Canal Trail, Bear Creek Bike Trail, and Cherry Creek Bike Path are local favorites. Just stop at one of the dozens of bike-sharing Denver B-cycle stations around the city, swipe your credit card and explore! 

Outdoors in Denver

Go hiking: Enjoy hundreds of miles of hiking trails more than two miles above sea level at Rocky Mountain National Park, about a 90-minute drive from Denver. Take in the scenic beauty, including enormous peaks and rugged canyons, tranquil lakes, thundering waterfalls, and flowering meadows.

Ride horseback: Go horseback riding through the historical trails of the Rocky Mountains. A & A Stables offers guided and unguided trips through old cemeteries, gold mines and more for riders of all ages, lasting one to two hours. 

Red Rocks Park in Colorado is one of the best outdoor activities in Denver

Try whitewater rafting: Just 20 minutes from Denver, Geo Tours offers rafting excursions — from leisurely floating trips to thrilling whitewater rafting — on the Colorado River, Arkansas River, and Clear Creek.

Boulder the Flatirons: One of the best things to do outdoors near Denver is check out the Flatirons! The Flatirons are the striking sandstone formations in the foothills of neighboring Boulder. Climb the multi-pitch routes, hike the trails, or enjoy a picnic with a scenic view.

Catch a baseball game: If spectator sports are more your thing, the Colorado Rockies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers July 29-31 at Coors Field in downtown Denver. Batter up!

Coors Field, one of the best outdoor activities in Denver

Visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: Enjoy a concert, take a hike, or practice yoga at the stunning — and legendary — Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, just a 15-minute drive from Denver. The only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world, Red Rocks has hosted some of the most famous musicians, from the Beatles to U2.  

Walk with dinosaurs: Dinosaur Ridge is a natural landmark along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, famous for being the site of the world’s first Stegosaurus discovery. Take a guided or unguided tour to see Jurassic dinosaur bones and Cretaceous footprints. 

Explore Evergreen: Take your pick of outdoor activities in Evergreen, less than 30 miles from Denver. The picturesque town offers golfing, hiking, shopping, and paddleboarding and kayaking on its Alpine lake. 

What to pack for Denver

Packing for the best outdoor activities in Denver

The average high for Denver in July is in the 80s and the average low is in the high 50s, so you shouldn’t need anything heavier than a light jacket. But if you’re planning to take in some of the best outdoor activities in Colorado, you’ll need the right footwear! 

Comfortable walking shoes are a must, of course. If you’re hiking, bring boots, and if you’re planning to get on the water, you’ll need rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers or river sandals. 

Other things to pack for outdoor activities in Denver:

  • A hat and sunglasses
  • Workout clothes
  • Swimwear
  • Jeans (or other long pants) if you’re horseback riding
  • Healthy snacks to sustain you during long hikes

And you’ll definitely want to bring something special for the black-tie dinner during the retreat! 

Finally, it’s important to maintain healthy habits while you’re traveling to keep you looking and feeling your best. Be sure to pack your THRIVE Skin and THRIVE Experience and keep up with your self-care regimens.

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Supplement Your Nutrition With the Three-Step THRIVE Experience

Supplement Your Nutrition With the Three-Step THRIVE Experience

We all have nutritional gaps. Even if you eat a balanced diet filled with nutritious, whole foods and hit the gym seven days a week, it can still be difficult to supply your body with everything it needs from a nutritional standpoint. Thankfully, there are many ways to supplement your diet and lifestyle to achieve total wellness.

The three-step THRIVE Experience was formulated as a convenient way to supplement your everyday diet and lifestyle. THRIVE can help you gain more mental clarity, increased energy levels, and support for a healthy immune system. It’s also great for calming general discomforts, supporting healthy joint function, and making it easier to maintain a healthy weight.

This nutritional supplement system includes three formulas that synergistically feed your body over 100 premium-grade vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, digestive enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and other key nutrients.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to use the three-step THRIVE Experience to fill in your nutritional gaps and give your mornings a boost, keep reading! We’ll go over each of the steps you need to take to get the full THRIVE Experience.

The three-step THRIVE Experience, explained.

THRIVE Step 1

Kick off your mornings with THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules. There are two formulas available–THRIVE W for women and THRIVE M for men. Both formulas contain beneficial nutrients like vitamin A, multiple B vitamins, folic acid, chromium, selenium, and more! Simply take two THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules on an empty stomach with a glass of water as soon as your feet hit the floor each morning, and wait twenty minutes before moving on to step 2.

Here are a few of the benefits that THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules can provide:

  • Weight Management
  • Improved Cognitive Performance
  • Support for the Joints and Muscles
  • Support for the Digestive and Immune Systems

THRIVE Step 2

After you’ve waited a full twenty minutes, it’s time to move on to step 2–the THRIVE Ultra Micronized Lifestyle Mix. THRIVE Lifestyle Mix supports lean muscle growth, weight management, and fitness. This gluten-free formula is available in five delicious flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Apple Pie, and Candy Cane. Each flavor makes a great addition to your morning smoothie or breakfast shake. This step is packed with nutrients like potassium, protein, dietary fiber, magnesium, and so much more!

THRIVE Step 3

The final step in the THRIVE Experience is to apply the patented DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) to clean, dry skin. THRIVE DFT can help you manage your weight and appetite while promoting healthy lifestyle choices and mental acuity. This innovative technology works by infusing the skin with its premium-grade formula which includes green coffee bean extract, CoQ10, garcinia cambogia, aloe vera, and more. Once you apply the THRIVE DFT patch to your skin, you’re all set to THRIVE for the day!

Conclusion: The THRIVE Experience

All in all, if you’re looking for a convenient way to supplement your nutrition, support healthy weight maintenance, and boost your energy levels (among other awesome benefits), then the three-step THRIVE Experience is definitely worth a try! Many who have combined the complete three-step system with a nutritious diet and an active lifestyle report significant improvements to their overall health and well-being.

Once a skeptic, Jayson noticed clean energy from THRIVE within 30 minutes. He has now lost 40 pounds and feels transformed physically and financially as a Promoter.

Learn more about the THRIVE Experience at www.THRIVE123.com!