Whether you are well on your way, just getting started, or thinking about beginning your own personal weight loss journey – congratulations on taking the necessary steps towards living a healthier lifestyle and becoming the best possible version of you! Making healthy lifestyle changes and improving your diet can be challenging, that’s true, but these individual changes will not only impact your quality of life, but will help to lighten your load – literally! During your personal transformation, smart snacking will become an important tool and a much needed friend, when it comes to satisfying your hunger in between your twice daily (rich chocolate or creamy vanilla) FENIX shakes!

Nuts are chock full of nutrients and pack a punch when it comes to smart snacking, while Fueling Your FENIX with the OGX Meal Replacement Plan. But remember, too much of a good thing is not a good thing when it comes to pistachios, almonds, cashews or walnuts – a little goes a long way and just few will do when adding them with your FENIX Nutritional Shakes. Here are some helpful nuts and bolts when it comes to Mother Earth’s Seeds of Greatness, and where they stand nutritionally speaking.  

Physical Exercise and Protein Packed Pistachios: An esteemed member of the cashew family, the pistachio is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East that produces the seed associated with its name. Pistachios are packed with magnesium, potassium, protein and electrolytes, making them the perfect snack or addition to your FENIX shake – before, during or after physical exercise. Even better for the Go Getter at the gym, there are only 158 calories in a 1oz serving of pistachios (about 49 pistachios), 12.60 grams of Fat, 7.93 grams of carbohydrates and 5.84 grams of protein to help you get physical and #X4ever.

The Almond Tree and Seed of the Fruit: The almond we commonly refer to as a nut, is technically a seed from the fruit produced by an almond tree. This medium-size tree that bears fragrant pink and white flowers, and similar to its cousins the peach and cherry trees, the almond tree bears fruits with stone-like seeds (or pits) within. The seed of the almond fruit is what we call the almond nut. Nutritionally speaking, there are 164 calories in a 1oz serving of raw almonds (about 23 almonds), 14.36 grams of Fat, 5.6 grams of carbohydrates and 6.03 grams of protein. Grab a few almonds to refuel during a mid-morning or afternoon break – or go nuts and throw a few into your chocolate or vanilla FENIX shake

The Cashew – The “Can Do” Accessory Fruit: The cashew tree is native to Brazil’s Amazon rain forest and it bears numerous, edible, pear shaped false fruits or “accessory fruits’” called “cashew apples.” The cashew nut is actually a “true-fruit” and shaped much like a bean. The delicately sweet, yet crunchy and delicious, nut is packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for your healthy snack arsenal of weapons. The cashew nut nutritional facts are as follows; there are 165 calories in a 1oz serving of cashews (about 18 cashews), 13.54 grams of Fat, 8.55 grams of carbohydrates and 4.77 grams of protein. So be mindful, when it comes to cashews, it is quality over quantity so be careful to never over indulge.

The Clever Kernel and Incredible Edible Walnut: Walnuts are edible kernels obtained from a medium in size, semi-tropical, deciduous tree believed to have originated in the mountain ranges of Central Asia. The walnut has been revered since ancient times as the symbol of intellectuality, since their bi-lobed kernels within a hard shell feature a convoluted surface resembling that of a human brain! The walnut is enriched with many healthy nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for optimum health. Nutritionally speaking, there are 185 calories in a 1oz serving of walnuts (about 14 walnut halves), 18.49 grams of Fat, 3.89 grams of carbohydrates and 4.32 grams of protein. Think smart and make every bite count, with a walnut or two on your way out the door to you next OG Coffee Mixer, or a few more into your FENIX shake to round off your healthy meal plan for the day!

As part of the ORGANO™ Movement to cater to consumers’ active lifestyles, and the commitment to help transform lives, we make it easy for you to transform with our FENIX Meal Replacement Shakes. And while Fueling Your FENIX with your twice daily (rich chocolate or creamy vanilla) FENIX shakes, don’t be afraid to Go a little Nuts and Shake Things Up with ORGANO™ and the new OGX Nutritional Weight Management Program!

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