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Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars

The desire to consume chocolate at times overcomes even the strongest of us. When that cocoa aroma penetrates your senses and the drool starts to form at the corners of your mouth, you feel that there is no place to run… no place to hide… from the chocolate. OK, so maybe this isn’t you, but even so, everyone can use a tasty protein bar at times. This recipe for Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars one is for all the chocolate lovers out there.

The Recipe

1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate
3 scoops (1 cup) chocolate protein powder of your choice, I prefer Biotest Metabolic Drive Super Protein Shake (aka “M”)
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
3 packets or 1/8 cup of Splenda
2 tbsp sugar free or low sugar syrup, or maple syrup, or you can even just use water instead
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts, I prefer either peanuts, pecans, or almonds

Melt the baking chocolate and the butter in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring until melted. Add Splenda and heavy cream, stirring until creamy. Next, add protein powder, nuts, and coconut, stirring until everything is coated evenly. Add syrup or water, mixing thoroughly. At this point, the mixture may become very stiff. You should knead it like dough until the mixture is uniform throughout. Finally, line a bread loaf pan with plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan firmly and evenly. Chill until very firm. The recipe can be cut into 6 bars or servings.

Nutrition Information
Approximately 170 calories from 5g carbs, 15g protein, and somewhere around 10g of fat per bar.

Try substituting dark chocolate instead of baking chocolate, for a richer darker flavor. Also, try adding all-natural peanut butter to give it an additional nutty flavor. Keep milk on hand during consumption.

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Oven Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
spicy sweet potato wedges

This is a recipe for Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges that you will want to eat with every meal. Sweet potatoes are readily available starting in the autumn and all through the winter, but they are tasty all year ’round.

Also known as yams, sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, copper, potassium and iron, and best of all they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike as rapidly as white potatoes. There is also no need to add sugar to make them taste good because they are naturally sweet.

These orange-fleshed root vegetables are most often seen in a marshmallow-topped casserole around Thanksgiving, but why not try a recipe that adds savory and spicy flavors, such as these Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges?

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10 Healthy Sauces Ideal for Weight Loss

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Delicate, spicy, fruity – our sauces will make your dishes extremely delicious and healthy.sauce recipes

  1. Delicate sauce with feta cheese

Calories: 83 kcal in 100 g.

Tastes with: sandwiches and salmon.

Ingredients

  • 50 g of feta cheese;
  • 1 glass of yogurt;
  • 1 fresh or canned cucumber;
  • a little dill.

Cooking

Blend all the ingredients. Use yogurt to adjust the thickness to your personal preference. The sauce will taste better chilled. Dill can be replaced with any other greens. A great option if you and your partner prefer healthy food. (more…)

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105 Protein Shake Recipes

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Protein Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

Protein Shake WomanHere are 105 different protein shake recipes!

Utilize all kinds of fruits, vegetables, spices, and fun ingredients like peanut and almond butter, honey, oatmeal, and flavor extracts. Whatever you have laying around probably can be used in one of these protein shakes.

For those without digestive issues, check out the link to Optimum Nutrition below. It is an awesome product with a huge variety of flavors and sizes.

For those who are lactose intolerant, check out Muscle Milk protein power, which also comes in several flavors and sizes. When I found Muscle Milk I could finally start mixing protein recipes again!

Need protein powder?

Optimum Nutrition is nutritionally the healthiest and highest quality protein powder I’ve found at a reasonable price. It comes in over 20 different flavors and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers. Click here to order or learn more.

Muscle Milk is an equally great product and is also great for lactose intolerance. That’s right, if whey protein usually makes you sick give Muscle Milk a try. It comes in at least 10 flavors and in 2.5 and 5 lb jugs. Click here to order or learn more.

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Coconut Chai Energy Elixir

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Energy Chick
You want to have enough energy to do dumbbell handstand push ups? Try this frosty shake on for size.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 raw blanched almonds
  • 3-4 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds or flax seeds
  • 1-2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1-2 square inches fresh coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-5 pitted dates or 1/2 banana

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Halloween Recipes: Caviar Crescent Moons

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A high protein gourmet Halloween recipe.

Crescent Moon Recipe

If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, chances are, you’re serving your guests a few Halloween inspired treats. Typically, the quality of the appetizers gets sacrificed in the name of this fun filled holiday. Why not try something different this year, and opt for a healthier, more refined gourmet foods hors d’oeuvres table.

With domestic prices on gourmet goods at an all time low, you can achieve this without breaking the bank and with these tips, you won’t have to worry about having to skip on any the fun ghoul and goblin spooky flair. Instead of the endless amount of sugar cookies caked with sugar and frosting, why not invite your guests to partake in delicious puff pastries or blinis topped with crème fraîche and orange Salmon roe and black caviar to look like pumpkins. This way, your guests will feel guilt free because they are eating a high protein snack, rather than a fatty cookie.

Keeping with your Halloween gourmet theme, substitute your bagged chips for tasty Crescent Moon inspired toast topped with sour cream or a low fat aioli spread and then topped with black caviar. The caviar will give your moons just the right amount of that Halloween feel.

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30 Chocolate Shakeology Protein Shake Recipes

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Chocolate Shakeology Recipes

Shakeology

Need high quality protein powder?

Need meal replacement shakes?

Check out Chocolate flavored Shakeology – it is more than just an average protein shake!

  • Made primarily from whole-food ingredients, Chocolate Shakeology is designed to optimize your intake of vital daily nutrients, which helps your body to more efficiently burn stored fat, and decreases your appetite.
  • More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help to reduce the damage cause by free radicals. Damage that can lead to heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
  • Probiotics, prebiotics, and fiber contribute valuable digestive enzymes that help your body to efficiently eliminate toxins and improve the absorption of important nutrients.
  • Based on my own experience, you can mix Chocolate Shakeology with cold water for an awesome chocolate protein shake. It’s WAY better than chocolate whey protein mixed with water, which is nearly unbearable.

Click here to order or learn more about Chocolate Shakeology or switch to Greenberry Shakeology recipes.

If you are looking for a pure whey protein powder, check out Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition protein powder comes in about 20 different flavors, and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers.

Click here to order or learn more about Optimum Nutrition.

If you decide to go with Optimum Nutrition protein powder and need some alternative recipes, read about the other 107 protein shake recipes. But for now, let’s take a look at some Chocolate Shakeology recipes.

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30 Greenberry Shakeology Protein Shake Recipes

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Greenberry Shakeology Recipes

Need protein powder?

Shakeology

Check out Greenberry Shakeology – it’s not just your average protein shake!

  • Whole-food ingredients maximize your intake of daily minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients you need to curb cravings, which allows you to burn stored fat more efficiently.
  • Over 20 different phytonutrients and antioxidants help reduce free radical damage that can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.
  • Digestive enzymes, prebiotics, and fiber help your body eliminate toxins more efficiently and promote better absorption of nutrients.

Click here to order or learn more about Greenberry Shakeology.

If you are looking for a pure protein powder, check out Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition protein powder comes in about 20 different flavors, and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers.

Click here to order or learn more about Optimum Nutrition whey protein.

If you decide to go with Optimum Nutrition protein powder or if you decide to try Shakeology you might want some additional recipes. In that case, check out the other 107 protein shake recipes. But for now, let’s take a look at some Greenberry recipes.

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10 Foods and Supplements for a 7 Day Detox

Friday, November 26th, 2010

DETOX YOUR BODY IN 7 DAYS!

Justin Woltering
Justin Woltering

Justin Woltering of JustinWoltering.com writes today’s guest post. Justin has years of experience perfecting his exercise and nutrition program. He has spent countless hours mastering training flexibility, core strength, power and speed, cardiovascular fitness, and meditation. Having trained, and trained with, powerlifters, martial artists, bodybuilders, and various athletes, Justin knows what it takes to gain muscle, lose fat, or get into peak physical condition.

I just finished a cleansing program, and I am feeling better then ever!

The meals were delicious, and these supplements allowed me to do this as naturally and efficiently as possible. This seven-day plan will cleanse your body so that you can more easily shred unwanted body fat and increase lean muscle mass.

If you are feeling lethargic, slow, bloated, or ill; or if you are experiencing problems with your digestive system, then a 7-day detox might be just what you need.

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Halloween Recipes: Kitty Litter Protein Cake

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

High Protein Kitty Litter Cake Recipe for Halloween

This is one of the more disgusting Halloween recipes I’ve found. It is also not the healthiest recipe on Project Swole, but it is definitely fun for the kids. Just don’t let Fluffy near the final product or you might end up with more ‘Tootsie Rolls’ than you thought.

In an attempt to get as much protein into this recipe as possible, I am literally adding scoops of protein powder to everything and substituting protein bars for candy whenever possible. The recipe might not come out that great if you use every one of my substitutions, but you can pick and choose which substitutions to use based on personal preference.

I’ve also listed several substitutions to the cake recipes. If you use them all, the cake might not be that great, but using applesauce in place of oil never seems to ruin any recipe that I have ever tried.

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe
High Protein, Low Fat (kinda) Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

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