New Favorite Protein Bars:Krush Bars

Protein bars are my go-to snack when I know I won’t have time to eat a substantial meal.  While a lot of protein bars seem healthy, most of them are full of artificial flavors and ingredients.  Good thing I can across Krush Bars!  So excited to share this review with you guys!!

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I was sent two flavors: Birthday Cake and Apple Pie.   They were both amazing and both knocked it out of the park for me! Seriously the best protein bars I’ve ever had!!

 

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A little bit about them…..

Nutrition:  Similar to any protein bar in terms of protein (20 grams) and fat (9 grams). Added bonus: Only 3 grams of sugar and 17 grams of fiber per bar!

Ingredients: All natural ingredients! No artificial flavors or colors like some bars have!  They are Gluten-free, low carb, have no added sugar and are high fiber! Im impressed!

Texture:   So soft and fluffy!  They basically melt in your mouth!  They are great when you microwave them as well!

Price:  Pretty expensive for protein bars but similar to price of  quest bars.  Well worth it for a great quality and great tasting protein bar!

 

Check out some tasty recipes  made with Krush Bars by you can make with them!

Apple Pie Protein Poppers 

3 Ingredient Birthday Cake Pronut 

Healthy Ice Cream Cone

Birthday Cake Cheesecake

PB Banana Protein Pie

 

 

 

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Nutty Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Breakfast Bake

No it’s not oatmeal, no it’s not pumpkin bread, it’s called a breakfast bake. A happy medium between the 2 favorites of mine, perfect for this fall weather and the upcoming pumpkin craze. It’s everything pumpkin bread is, fluffy, hearty, and delicious, with an extra “oomph” of the chocolate chips and crunchy nuts! I’ll admit it, Im a huge fan of pumpkin, I have it year-round, not just in autumn. If you want the taste of pumpkin bread but you don’t have the patience for baking it, make this single serving chocolate chip pumpkin bread in a mug and it will satisfy your cravings, trust me.

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Nutty Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Breakfast Bake

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2.5 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 egg white or flax egg
  • 3 Tbsp. canned Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp crushed nuts (i used a mixture of almonds, pistachios, cashews and pecans!)

1. Mix everything together in a bowl and microwave for about 3-5 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. 2. Top with more nuts and chocolate chips if desired! 3. Enjoy!

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Health benefits:

PUMPKIN:

  • Beta-carotene
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin A
  • Reduces bad cholesterol
  • Aids in production of seratonin
  • Iron

RECIPE AS A WHOLE:

  • Can be vegan
  • Fiber
  • Healthy fats
  • Antioxidants
  • 100% clean
  • No added sugar
  • All natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Vitamins and minerals

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Tasty Clean-Eating Dessert: Caramel Apple Napoleons

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The Perfect Fall Dessert!

Originally posted on The Athletic Avocado:

The three best flavor combinations are as follows: Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Blueberry and Lemons, and the best of all, Caramel and apples! I haven’t done a recipe with this amazing combo before so I thought I’d give it a shot! But I wondered, what can I make that is unique, healthy and tasty??? Did some thinking and came up with the idea of incorporating these flavors into a Napoleon-style cake, and boy was that a great idea! A napoleon is like a mini-layered cake, but this one, of course is 100% clean, all-natural, no-sugar-added, and a million percent out-of-this-world delicious! So if your looking to make something sweet,cinnamon, caramel, and crunchy, you’ve got yourself a true winner!

 

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Caramel Apple Napoleons

Crust

  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. honey/agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg white, whisked (or…

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Totally Clean and Delish:Sun Warrior Protien Powder

I have finally found a protien powder that i‘m satisfied with, nutritionally and tastefully! It’s called Sunwarrior! 

Let me break it down for you, All Sunwarrior Protein Powders are

  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Raw vegan
  • Non-GMO

The Flavors are

  • Natural (80 cals, 0 fat, 1g sugar, 15g protein)
  • Vanilla (100 cals, 2g fat, 0g sugars, 19g protein)
  • Chocolate (100 cals, 1g fat, 0g sugars, 17g protein)

I absolutely love the macros in these protein powders, unlike most protein powders, sunwarrior blends are not loaded with sugar, they all contain 1 g or less! Plus, they are naturally sweetened with stevia! And most of them have no fat! plus, a lot of protein in just a small amount! 

The ingredients in the natural blend are as follows:

Proprietary Protein Blend ( Raw Organic Pea Protein, Raw Cranberry Protein, Raw Organic Hemp Seed Protein), Medium Chain Triglycerides

I LOVE that you can pronounce every single ingredient, so you know what’s going into your body! Absolutely NO CHEMICALS OR PRESERVATIVES! How Awesome is that!!!?

Use your protein powder to make this amazing smoothie!

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Vanilla Apple Pie Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen apple, sliced
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. xantham gum, optional
  • handful of ice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
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Paleo and Vegan Oatless Oatmeal: Coconut Flour Porridge

 

Sometimes you can get bored with the same old, same old breakfast. For me, that’s oatmeal, which I love dearly, but today I just had to change it up. So I came up with this beauty, coconut flour porridge, which is both vegan and paleo! It is oh so fluffy and tasty, with all the sweetness coming from the banana!  Totally clean, healthy, and not to mention, delicious! It’s perfect for any morning and will fuel your body so you can have the right start to your day!

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Coconut Flour Porridge 

  • 5 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • Chopped apple

1. Place coconut flour, water, banana, cinnamon, vanilla and pumpkin in a microwave-safe bowl, mix until combined

2. Place in the microwave and microwave for about 3-5 minutes, checking every 2 minutes, or until thick.

3. Top with chocolate chips, nuts, nut butter and a chopped apple!

4. Enjoy!

 

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Health Benefits

COCONUT FLOUR:

  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • High in fiber
  • High in protein
  • Healthy fats
  • High in manganese

Recipe as a whole:

  • Vegan
  • Paleo
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • High Fiber
  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • All natural
  • 100% clean
  • No-added-sugar
  • Full of vitamins and minerals such as Beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C

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Yammy Breakfast: Sweet Potato Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

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Perfect for Fall!

Originally posted on The Athletic Avocado:

Pancakes are popping up everywhere, protein pancakes, banana-egg pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes………the list goes on forever. I decided to join the madness and create my very own healthy, clean, and most importantly delicious version of my favorite breakfast! There is absolutely no added sugar, the yam/sweet potatoes does the job! you can feel good about eating these as they satisfy your nutritional needs, as well as your cravings! Oh and if you are still not convinced, they are only 227 calories per serving! I think I won you over now!

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  • 1/2 of a large sweet potato/yam or 1 small
  • 1 cup oat flour (pulverize 1 cup of oats)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg whites( use 2 tbsp apple sauce or mashed banana for vegan option)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp peanut flour…

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WIAW- Loving Fall Flavors

Hey Y’all!  Time for another round of WIAW!  I’m loving fall flavors like pumpkin and apple pie!  Big Thanks to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting!!

Breakfast

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Breakfast was the usual, oatmeal.  But I’ve been loving adding some coconut flour!  This is 1/3 cup oats with 2 Tbsp, coconut flour and water.  I added half an apple, cinnamon, mixed nuts, a few dark chocolate chips, and spoonful of pumpkin and of course a dollop of natural PB!

 

Lunch

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Lunch was in my dorm room since the dining hall is only open at brunch and dinner.  I hate brunch because I have  a fast metabolism and need to eat every few hours or blood sugar drops quickly.  This is a Vanilla Apple Pie Protein Smoothie with Sunwarrior Protein Powder!  This was soooo good and perfect for fall!!

Vanilla Apple Pie Smoothie

Serves 1

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen apple, sliced
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 scoop Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 tsp. xantham gum, optional
handful of ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Enjoy!

The smoothie did fill me up very long so a little while after I had  a Cookies and CreamQuest Bar and microwaved it! Defiantly my fav flavor!

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Dinner

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Dinner was in the dining hall and I had the norm. A giant grilled chicken salad with veggies and balsamic vinegar and an unpictured  plate of jerk chicken with broccoli.

 

 

Snack

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Today was my first time trying Pumpkin Spice Chobani and I loved it! Perfect flavor for fall!  I topped it with some almond butter and bran flakes.

What are your favorite Fall eats?