It’s the end of January. How are you doing with your New Year’s goals?
I am trying my best to stick to my goal of making healthy lifestyle changes. I found that my biggest downfall was not being prepared to make the right choices throughout the day.
Fail to plan = plan to fail
I did not want this happening to me again. So in addition to purchasing the right kinds of food, I wanted to add some more protein to my diet. Purely Inspired protein powder and Mission1 bars were on my list.
Having both of these products on hand makes it easy for me to stay on track.
Did you know that you can find this organic plant-based protein at Walmart? Purely Inspired® protein powder is the ONLY truly organic USDA approved plant-based protein powder available for $19.97 (1.5 lbs).
I must say that my favorite way to enjoy the French Vanilla Organic Protein is blended into a smoothie with a banana! Delicious, nutritious and easy to take on the go!
The Mission1™ protein bars are awesome to throw in your bag and have on hand especially for those moments when you find out that your daughter’s basketball game time has changed and you will not make it home. Out comes a protein bar to keep me full and fueled.
Both the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cookies and Cream are great. I must say that the chocolate chip cookie dough is definitely my favorite. I brought the box to work so that I would always have some even if I had a busy morning and didn’t pack lunch. You can buy a box – 4 pack ($6.94) OR can buy an individual bar ($1.84)
Protein powder is great for a shake or smoothie but it is also a great addition to baking.
Now I got a little experimental when it came time to try the chocolate protein powder. I had just purchased coconut flour and wanted to see how that would work in a recipe.
Everyone loves a brownie and I wanted to see if I could use the protein powder to make them healthier. Here are the ingredients that I used.
Chocolate Protein Brownies
1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 c coconut oil
1 c vanilla greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/c Purely Inspired Organic Chocolate Protein Powder
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 chocolate chips
4 tablespoons fat-free milk
4 tablespoons vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup protein powder
Optional topping – Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.
I baked at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes and cooled completely before adding the brownies.
Loved the flavor. It tasted like a chocolate and coconut brownie, yummy!
How are you staying on track with your healthy goals this year?