November 12, 2015 · 9:50 pm
My nutrition client LJ posted this recipe from the Power Hungry blog on our Team Facebook page and I loved the simplicity of it. With 5 ingredients (all of which you can pronounce) these bars go together in a snap.
I whipped-up a quick batch and these protein bars have been a savior for me the last few days since I have been crazy busy and have been eating on the run a lot. An added bonus is the fact that these are really filling.
The only modification I made to the recipe was to use 1 cup of almond milk versus the 1 1/3 cups the recipe called for. Years ago I learned to always add less liquid initially to a recipe than it calls for because you can always add more if necessary and you can’t UNadd liquid once you have too much.
Ingredient-wise I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free old fashioned oats, unsweetened almond milk, Crazy Richard’s Crunchy PB, Kirkland vanilla, and PlantFusion protein powder in Cookies and Cream.
The add-ins you could include in these bars are endless:
- Powdered PB
- Cocoa powder
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Carob chips
- Dried fruit
- A layer of low sugar jelly (PB & J bars)
- Pumpkin pie spice
Here are the nutrition facts for the bars as I made them (It made 8 bars):
P.S. If you are interested in giving Crazy Richards a try use the coupon code FITQUESTMOM for 10% off.
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October 29, 2015 · 6:38 pm
I am going to “white girl” it up here with a healthy Pumpkin Spice smoothie/shake recipe. Who doesn’t love a little (or a lot) of pumpkin in the Fall? This recipe also works really well with persimmons or you could use sweet potato or kabocha…you get the idea…it’s versatile.
This recipe could easily serve 2 people, but I’m a little piggy and keep it all to myself. If you want to share it with someone else, just divide the macro counts below by two.
- 1 scoop PlantFusion protein (chocolate or vanilla)
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/2 Tbs pumpkin pie spice (you can use less, but I LOVE it)
- 2/3 cup organic canned pumpkin
- 2-3 tsp fresh ginger (I like a lot)
- 2 Tbs Sugar Free Italian Sweet Cream Coffeemate (my smoothie secret)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2-3 big handfuls of ice (I use a lot)
Add all of the above ingredients to your high speed blender and blend away.
Filed under Dessert, Frozen Treats, Gluten Free, Recipes, Smoothie / Shake
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