Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Protein Drink Recipes

Mocha
1 part Coffee (cold)
1 part Milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Ice
If you don't have chocolate protein powder, use vanilla and add a hot chocolate packet instead. Tastes just as great! 

Peanut Butter and Banana
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Peanut Butter (as much as you want)
1 banana
Milk or water for liquid

Fruity Chocolate Smoothie
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen fruit (I like to buy Great Value fruit mix)
Water for liquid
I've also done shakes where I used vanilla protein powder instead of chocolate and added a half packet of hot chocolate mix.


Stay tuned for more recipes to come... Sarah

Note:
I used EAS protein powder ($9.88) that I purchase from Wal-Mart; it comes in chocolate and vanilla. This brand has awesome reviews on Wal-mart.com, the EAS website, and Amazon.com. I'm really impressed with the taste and overall consistency of the product. Plus, it has 20 grams of protein and who doesn't love to feel full? I've tried other brands, but I keep coming back to this one.  

Serving Size: 1 scoop
Amount Per Serving% DV*% RDI
Nutrient Data
Calories170  
Calories from Fat10  
Fat, g1.52   
    Saturated Fat, g00   
    Trans Fat, g0  
Cholesterol, mg00   
Sodium, mg1908   
Potassium, mg3009   
Carbohydrate, g196   
    Dietary Fiber, g00   
    Sugars, g17  
Protein, g2040   



Monday, January 26, 2015

Firmoo.com Review

I won a pair of Firmoo glasses from Emmajane Farrel that writes for http://www.hailandharmony.blogspot.ie/. I ordered my glasses on December 29th, 2014 and I just received in the mail today the glasses themselves. The ordering experience with Firmoo.com was very simple and easy to use. I was impressed with it. But because the glasses are shipped from China, it took a long time to finally get them. I should mention that I did do standard shipping. All in all, I would rate them a 9 out of 10 and that's only because I got impatient waiting for them to arrive in my mailbox. The glasses fit good, might need a little tune up from my eye doctor, but the shape, prescription, and overall look of them are very good.

Came with a hard cover case

Soft cover case

They were wrapped really nicely. 


Please ignore my after work look...




Have a wonderful night! Sarah 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Peanut Butter Kix Bars

Ingredients
1-1/2 bags marshmallows
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup peanut butter
6 cups Kix cereal

Directions
1. In a large pan, melt the marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter.
2. Once the mixture is melted together, add in the cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated.
3. Spray a large cake pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour in the cereal mixture and press down until the cereal is even throughout the pan.
5. Eat and enjoy!

This was a huge hit with my family and reminded us of peanut butter crunch.