So I’m back in the game and am on my 8th day of warriorz workout with zuzka light.
I also did a whole 2km run, thats about all I can do since my surgery.
Anyways enough about me and more about chocolatey goodness. I finally made a protein Popsicle that tastes like fudgesicles.
1 frozen banana
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/8 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
Blend it all, place in your Popsicle maker and enjoy. Each Popsicle is aprox….
5 grams of protein
2 grams of fat(from the milk)
Oatmeal, Protein, & Peanut Butter Power Balls…
These protein balls work great as a snack, Because of the oatmeal they will keep you feeling satisfied with a perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats. They really help me with my sugar cravings, without the nasty crash of sugar. Their high in protein too, which is great for building and reairing muscles.
1 cup dry uncooked quick cook oats
6 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
4 Tablespoons of Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
1 Tablespoons Flaxseed oil or milled flaxseed
1/4 cup water
*optional- 1-2 tablespoons of agave nectar (if you prefer it to be sweeter)
1.)Mix all ingredients into a large bowl. Use a fork to break apart all the ingredients.
2.) Use your hands to form the balls, you will need to squeeze and roll in your hands to make it stick. Roll into the size of small donut holes.
3.) It will be a bit crumbly you can add more water or peanut butter if it’s too dry. However, keep in mind if you are able to roll it into a ball shape it is good.
4.) Place balls into a container with a lid and place in the refrigerator. Allow at least 2-3 hours in the fridge (usually overnight). The balls will harden up in the fridge and stick together better. Keep balls refrigerated. They still taste good fresh but they will stick to your teeth because of the moisture.
*You may also double the recipe to make a batch for the week! Or make them into bars!
Nutrition each ball
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Easter means a lot of different things for different people. A few of the things that are probably fairly common are family get together and chocolate. It can be hard to keep your healthy choices in check. Here are some tips…
1) If you have more than one family dinner to go to pick only one to indulge in. Knowing that on one day of the 4 you can eat “what you want” will help you make better choices.
2) Wear something tight, not too tight that you look funny, just enough that if makes you harder to overeat.
3) Exercise every morning, there are so many studies out there that say the more people exercise the less the indulge.
4) Picture yourself in the body that you want every time you go to put another chocolate egg in your mouth. Think about it.
5) Watch out for Cream eggs… There 150 calories each. 150 calories can get you 2 cookies, 1/4 chocolate bunny, or a small piece of cheesecake.
Enjoy your time with friends and family.
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