Posts Tagged ‘protein’

Bars

kind barI have been asked so many times about bars.  I generally try to stay away from bars because they are usually loaded with unknown ingredients and too much sugar.  But, I know everyone wants the option to have a quick go-to snack when we are running out the door with no time to grab anything else.  I recently discovered these Kind Bars called Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt.  They have only 5g of sugar and they are delicious.  They satisfy both sweet and salty cravings with a hint of each!  200 calories, 6g of protein and 7g of fiber.  Make sure to drink with a big glass of water to keep you full even longer.

 

Chocolate Salad Smoothie

Choc smoothie This is seriously my favorite smoothie ever!  It tastes like dessert…so rich and delish!  I am also obsessed with cinnamon so the combo makes it fantastic!  I found this recipe from Caroline Apovian’s website and modified it a bit and have been making it since.  Even my kids love it!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk blended with
  • 1 scoop whey protein (choc or vanilla)
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I usually add 1 tbsp because I like it so much!)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed or chia seed
  • 1 banana, sliced (I like to use frozen bananas)
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 small celery, diced
  • 1-2 handfuls of spinach or kale
  • 1 cup ice (optional)

Instructions:

Add ingredients as listed and blend until smooth!  

298 Calories, 7g Fat, 10g Fiber, 21g Sugar, 26g Protein