Clean Eating Pumpkin Creme Bars

by Jen on October 20, 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Creme Bars that are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

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I just love a good pumpkin recipe this time of year…don’t you??!  I love to make my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins for a quick snack on the go, but this time I wanted to make a dessert or “treat” recipe. And I love that this one is no bake!

It’s not always easy trying to make unhealthy desserts healthy.  It takes a lot of creativity and thought as to what you can use as a healthy substitute.  But one substitute I absolutely love is coconut milk!!  I’m not sure if you’ve tried this, but you can actually use cold coconut milk like whipped cream.  I’ve even fooled my family into thinking it’s whipped cream!

While these Pumpkin Creme Bars look like the popular “Nanaimo Bar,” I assure you, they are not.  These bars need to be kept frozen.  When you use natural and wholesome ingredients, you need to keep the final product fresh, there is no shelf life.  Nanaimo Bars are LOADED with sugar, which is why they can be kept at room temperature for days on end.

But having treats in the freezer is a good thing right?!  That way you don’t eat them all at once icon wink Clean Eating Pumpkin Creme Bars

The medjool dates give the crust a natural sweetness.  This combined with the cool pumpkin creme filling and chocolaty top layer give these bars a wonderful, refreshing taste.  I used dark chocolate chips for the chocolate topping, but if you want this recipe to be vegan, then you can use vegan chocolate chips.

Enjoy icon smile Clean Eating Pumpkin Creme Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Creme Bars


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 squares

Serving Size: 1 square

Recipe slightly adapted from My Whole Food Life


    For the crust:
  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup dark (or vegan) chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk


  1. In a food processor or strong blender (I used my Vitamix), mix the pecan and cinnamon until the mixture starts to become moist. Add in the dates and process until a loose dough forms.
  2. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper. Gently press the date filling into the bottom of the pan. Place into the freezer while you make the creme filling.
  3. Open the can of cold coconut milk and scoop out the solid white coconut milk into a mixing bowl (you can save the coconut water for a smoothie!) With an electric mixer, whip the coconut milk into a cream.
  4. Process the remaining filling ingredients in your food processor or blender. Gently fold the pumpkin mixture into the coconut cream.
  5. Spread the mixture on top of the crust in the baking dish, and place back into the freezer.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave on low or on the stove top in a double boiler. Add the almond milk and keep stirring until smooth.
  7. Spread the chocolate mixture over the creme layer in the baking dish and place back in the freezer to set.


For best results, let bars sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Before cutting, you'll want to let them sit for about 10 minutes so they are soft enough to cut. Store bars in the freezer.

21 Day Fix Portions: 1 yellow, 1 blue
 Clean Eating Pumpkin Creme Bars


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How To Earn Money As a Beachbody Coach

by Jen on October 17, 2014

Here are 3 ways to earn money as a Beachbody coach!

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I have to first start by saying…I am NOT a salesperson!  In fact, I’m actually very shy, even when it comes to talking about my own health and fitness.  However, that didn’t stop me from becoming a Beachbody coach.  There is a real NEED for people to explain health and fitness to their family and friends (by 2050, 1/2 the population in the U.S. will be obese!!) I want to help end this trend.

For me, coaching has really changed my life.  Before coaching, I was a stay-at-home mom to 3 little boys.  My days consisted of raising my boys and maintaing our household.  When my husband and I got married, we decided that I would stay home and raise the kids, that was just one of our priorities, no matter what.  Yes, he had a decent paying job.  We had enough money to get by and pay our bills.

So when the coaching opportunity came up, it wasn’t the money that initially attracted me to become a coach.  For me, it was helping others get the same results I had experienced and creating a purpose in my life.  Sure, I had my 3 boys to raise, but once they started going to school and my responsibilities as a full-time mom became less demanding, I wanted to add more purpose into my life.

Becoming a Beachbody coach has definitely added a lot of positivity to my life, I absolutely love what I do.  And to be completely honest, I now love that I contribute to our household income.  They money I earn has allowed us to take more family vacations, buy things we couldn’t have afforded before (like a new car!) and to start renovating our home.


When I first signed up a Beachbody coach, I really had no idea how to earn money.  I thought it was just through referring people to buy through your website.  But it turns out, there are more ways to earn as a coach.



  • You make 25% commissions on any sales from your site, whether or not you’ve ever bought or sold anything.
  • Your receive a 25% discount on ALL products and programs.
  • If you do build your team with 2 or more coaches, you qualify for customer leads. These are the people that buy a program off television and do not have coach; Beachbody randomly assigns them to you. You then can make a 25% commission off of their future purchases.


You can earn a Team Cycle Bonus, paid weekly, if you decide to build a team. This is the quickest way to grow your team, and it can be a lot of fun! As you talk to your clients, host challenges, or just talk to friends and family, you will see an opportunity for someone to be a great coach. If you have 2 people sign up on your team, you will qualify for team bonus. The more coaches you have the higher your team bonus can potentially be; your coaches must be producing in order to earn anything, which means you have to help them. icon smile How To Earn Money As a Beachbody Coach This is a really fun, rewarding thing to do – I can’t tell you how many of my coaches are close friends now even if they live in another country!


  • As mentioned above – If you do build your team with 2 or more coaches, you qualify for customer leads. These are the people that buy a program off television and do not have coach; Beachbody randomly assigns them to you. You then can make a 25% commission off of their future purchases.
  • Also, if you are growing your team and working your business each month you may also qualify for additional leads earning you at least $50-$100 each month.
  • Beachbody also rewards coaches that are doing well with monthly and yearly prizes ranging from clothing to iPads and trips. They also provide CORPORATE quarterly bonuses to the top coaches (which is not an impossible position to attain).

Click HERE to view the average salaries of Beachbody Coaches last year.

If you join our team, you will not only receive my resources, but also the resources of Christine Dwyer, one of Beachbody’s TOP coaches!  Now that you know HOW to earn money as a Beachbody coach, sign up HERE to get our exclusive trainings.

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This is simply a summary of my experience, and the current 3 ways to make money as a Beachbody coach.  Beachbody does 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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