It’s been a warm autumn here in California, so my favorite way to cool down and recover from a workout is still with a smoothie. With the change in seasons, I love to get creative with my smoothie recipes and put a holiday spin on them. If you read my last post you also know I’m trying to lose (not gain) weight during the holidays and one of the ways I plan to accomplish this is by creating healthy alternatives to my favorite holiday treats. I recently tried a spin on a classic favorite, the Apple Pie, and boy is it delicious! Here is the recipe…
- 2 large red apples (I used fuji), cored
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I use Designer Protein, if you want to use it too, use my referral link for 20% off your order)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground ginger
- 1 cup ice
The ultimate, protein packed, guilt-free alternative to a slice of apple pie! Enjoy!
Hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July! Summer is my favorite season (although in Santa Barbara it pretty much feels like summer all year round). There is something about the longer days and warmer nights that I absolutely love. Maybe because more daylight = more time for outside fun?!
The start of summer is a great time to pick up new essentials to supplement all those outdoor activities, so thought I’d put together a list of a few of my summer favorites right now. Continue reading
My favorite kind of snacks are healthy, delicious, and easy to eat on the go. I always have a protein bar of some kind stashed in my car, gym bag, office and of course at home.
The awesome folks at Manitoba Harvest were kind enough to send me two of their new Hemp Heart bars flavors to try: chocolate and apple cinnamon. Each 45 gram bar contains 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omegas.
In all honesty, I have never jumped on the hemp or plant-based protein bandwagon, so I was surprised I liked them so much. They really knocked it out of the park with the apple cinnamon flavor (and this is coming from someone who almost ALWAYS prefers chocolate over anything). I even gave T & C a taste and they wanted more. Needless to say, I will be ordering a box to add to my stash.
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What are your favorite protein bars? Have you tried Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Bars yet?
This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest but as always all opinions are my own!