Protein

Somedays I just don’t feel like eating my protein… While on the hunt for clever and new recipes to hopefully motivate myself to eat more protein, I found this website. Protein Pow! Talk about new and clever recipes! This morning I made Banana Protein Fluff using Solgar’s Whey To Go Protein Powder. It tasted pretty good, but it wasn’t as fluffy as I would have liked. I think I needed a bigger banana and a tad more almond milk… Maybe even try coconut milk next time. I also added cocoa powder.. after the blender, which was a bad idea 😛 I ended up having an odd texture of tiny balls of powder within my protein fluff. Next time, I’ll definitely add the cocoa powder while the mixtures still in the blender 🙂 

Anyone else have creative and fun ways they get their protein in?

Stocking Stuffers & Holiday Gifts for Health Enthusiasts

Ever wonder what to get someone who loves staying healthy and fit (especially during the holidays!)? Take a look below for some ideas!

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  1. Justin’s Nut Butter Packets or Nut Butter Cups
  2. Fitness Tracker like the FItbit Force, Fitbit One, Jawbone Up, Polar Loop
  3. Thorlo Socks
  4. Smartwool Hats
  5. Body Fat Monitoring Scale
  6. Quest Bars or other healthy protein bars
  7. Hands Free Leash and Running Belt
  8. Indoor cycling trainer
  9. Headbands: VS Ruched Reversible (Larger), VS Headband (Smaller)
  10. VS Stretch Hip Pack
  11. Yogitoes Skidless Mat
  12. Wine Trax
  13. “Create Your Own” Element Bars
  14. Fitdesk
  15. The MP3 Hat
  16. Polar Bluetooth Heart Rate Strap (add watch if needed)

Kale Chips

Wow! Was I surprised by the smell and taste of these things! They were awesome! 🙂 here’s the recipe I used/adapted:

4 c kale
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp salt (one before baking, one after)
1 tsp 21 seasonings from trader joe
1 tsp garlic powder

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Pumpkin Seeds

HALLOWEEN means pumpkin seeds at our home!! 🙂

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Nutritional Information:

Nutrients in
Pumpkin Seeds
0.25 cup (32.25 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value

manganese73.5%

tryptophan53.1%

magnesium47.7%

phosphorus39.7%

copper21.5%

protein19.5%

zinc16.8%

iron15.7%

Calories (180)10%

Body Ecology SUPER Nutritious Mint Ice Cream

This mint ice cream looks unbelievably nutritious! I’d love to try it someday, but it requires a lot of specialty ingredients I do not have yet… Maybe one day 🙂

Fresh Fruit Chobani with SUPER Protein Chocolate

1 container plain chobani
1 scoop chocolate protein
Top with fresh fruit
Add stevia for extra sweetness

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Freshly sliced fruit

Apple
Orange
Kiwi
(Add other fruits!)

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