Monday, December 23, 2013

A different kind of protein powder

Are you lactose intolerant? Vegan ? Have a gluten allergy or want to try a more natural protein ? Raw protein by Garden Life may be for you.

I wasn't paid for this review or asked to do one, but I have been searching high and low for a protein like this one.

I have issues with dairy digestion and have issues when I take whey protein. So a protein powder like this has helped me tremendously. I have a chocolate flavor I've tried their original flavor and it taste like brown rice. The chocolate flavor doesn't taste like a chocolate milkshake, the chocolate in this is very "raw" exactly what it says on the container. It has a very natural flavor.

As you can see the ingredients are completely recognizable ranging from sunflower seed , to millet and quinoa and pumpkin. All legible ingredients and no artificial flavoring. Best of all it agrees with my stomach. It is low in calories as well as carbs. This product is protein in a different form.

In my opinion it is a bit pricey the above container was $28.81 USD but I think it's worth it because I have yet to find a protein powder that agrees with me. I got it from Natural Healthy Concepts it was one of the lower prices I've found. I know the other option would be to actually have chicken or fish as a protein snack however I am always on the move and a powder is a better choice for me.

*Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture

Monday, July 22, 2013

Green juice and go to salad jar

Need an inexpensive way to transport all those juices and greens ? Mason jars ! These things are great ! Secure enough for liquids such as my morning shake or green juice and I can fit all contents of my salad in it while keeping it fresh and not soggy.

The picture is of one of my recipes for a green juice, which helps me get all my veggies in daily and is super refreshing. The other item is my salad which I usually have for lunch.

Recipe for the green juice :
Half a cucumber
3 slices of pineapple
3 huge kale leaves
Couple icecubes
1 cup of water

Put all in blender and it's ready to drink :)

Salad  :
1. Place your dressing in the jar first
2. Next your toppings (cheeses , ham , chicken , eggs)
3. Your greens or peppers and tomatoes

What's so great about the mason jar is that it keeps your whole salad in one container without it getting soggy. Definently my new way of packing up my salads .

Friday, July 19, 2013

My Mon-Fri on the go breakfast

With everything in life we all seem to be too busy. Missing breakfast ends up being one of the most common mistake people make, which ends up being a great sacrifice since breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

A couple reasons why you should have breakfast:
* recharging, you have just fasted for 5-9 hours and need your nutrition to start your day and increase your energy level
* combat obesity, people who miss breakfast have a greater chance of becoming obese , you'll have a greater lunch or make decisions with desperation and go to the closest fast food restaurant just because you're starving

Here is the recipe for what I drink Mon-Friday in order to insure I have breakfast everyday.

1/2 cup of dry oats : 150 calories
1cup almond or coconut milk (unsweetened) : 30 calories
a little bit of cinnamon : 6 calories
1 whole banana :  105 calories
a couple of ice cubes : 0 calories

Put in blender , pour in a cup and you're ready to go

Total of 291 calories. I drink this at 7:45-8 am and I am satisfied and hungry again at 11am when I have my snack.

No excuses, Pam :)

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