What makes this a double strawberry breakfast parfait, you ask? Notice the pink yogurt… I turned it strawberry flavored with my Zero Carb Isopure Strawberries and Cream protein powder. I suppose you could also just use already flavored yogurt for your strawberry breakfast parfaits, but this is my way. 🙂 With 22 grams of protein, this is a great filling breakfast that will keep you fueled for awhile. Also, this is the best granola in the entire world, hands down, no questions asked. (more…)
Protein shakes plus frozen fruit are my favorite on the go breakfast and I love this strawberry mango protein smoothie! I usually make these if I have to go to school or work early, or before a morning gym session. My freezer is always stocked up with frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mangoes, etc. Sometimes I even sneak in some spinach like this one here.
This is my current protein powder, I like it because it’s high protein but low carb. Now, I am NOT on a low carb diet, but I get plenty of good carbs from the fruit I throw in with it… plus chips are my weakness, shhh!!
This one is easy, just put 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/2 a cup of frozen mangoes and a scoop of protein powder, then fill the glass up with water to get a nice thick consistency. This one has 32 grams of protein in it, 45 GOOD carbs and 3 little grams of fat giving you a nice 275 calorie breakfast. Enjoy 🙂
This has got to be my all time favorite type of salad & the fresh strawberries at the grocery store
were calling my name this morning when I walked by. I love everything about this cobb salad from the bleu cheese crumbles to the bacon… it’s hard to resist. If you are a bleu cheese hater though, just throw on some feta or gorgonzola instead. Quick fix, no excuses. I use this salad in my sample meal prep plan because when the salad is not tossed, it seems to last a little longer. I made FOUR of these beautiful, protein packed salads to last Robert and I over the weekend. I love it when my lunch is just magically ready for me :). (more…)
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You’ve heard it over and over from your Mother, from teachers & from the television; have you listened yet, or are you still wondering why you get that 2 o’clock nap time feeling? Are you starving by 11:00 am when you’re already stuck at work and missed your chance? Maybe you need a Green Protein Smoothie.
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup tropical fruit mix
1-1 1/2 cups water, start low add more to desired consistency
YOU CAN CHANGE THAT!
You have control of how your body feels! As soon as I wake up, I put on some socks, start the coffee pot, and make breakfast (or wake my boyfriend up to make it FOR me). Skipping breakfast makes you more likely to binge on your next meal because you are so hungry, plus how can you perform with no fuel? Breakfast fuels your entire day!
If you have a hard time eating in the morning, I recommend drinking a fruit smoothie. Fruit is full of GOOD CARBS and natural sugars that will not give you a crash like those three pieces of french toast with extra syrup… Plus it won’t give you that ‘unhappy full’ feeling. Drink it while you get ready for work, school, or whatever you have planned for your day.
This smoothie contains spinach — fear not! The taste is so sweet, you cannot even taste the veggies; oh the horror!
Blend all these ingredients together and then add a serving of protein powder. When you add the protein powder before, it creates more of a foamy smoothie and starts to separate quickly.
I’ve tried a few different protein powders now, but I want to know, what’s your favorite brand of protein and why?