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?
Good tips so far I’m doing good !!! Laci
Ana De- Jesus says
This is a great way of keeping to your goals with no extra fuss needed. The bars look good don’t they?
This looks good thank you for sharing. Anything to keep me on track.
Those protein brownies look amazing! I’ve been trying to get back on track and eat healthier and get more active so these would be great for me!
oh my gosh i would love to try that chocolate protein brownies!
Elizabeth O. says
I don’t normally drink protein shakes, but that looks really yummy. Love the idea on the protein brownies. They look amazing!
Those protein brownies look so great! I’d love having them to keep me all powered up!
I’d like to try the mission bars. The brownies don’t look too shabby either. 😉
ryan escat says
What a great post. I love this and i want to try the bars looks so so good.
The brownies look so yummy. I don’t drink protein shakes, but I think this is worth a try.
Mardene Carr says
Protein is so important and so many of us struggle to get enough in our daily diets. I am still on the fence about protein powder though. I get my protein mainly from fish and lean meat, sometimes beans.
Protein shakes are not for me, but those protein bars are a must try. The brownies look yummy as well.
Liz Mays says
I usually have to write everything down to keep myself accountable and make sure I’m not throwing extra silly snacks in there. Those with protein make much more sense.
Lori Felix says
Your Chocolate protein brownies look delicious. I’ve never thought about using protein powder for baking but that would be a great way to make sure my mom gets her protein since she tends to prefer sweets to healthy foods.
Marielle Altenor says
Yummy recipe without the guilt! lol That I can do. My goals were more about my blog and how I want to grow. So far I’m doing good. I also want to stay healthy and I try to drink a lot of water throughout the day!
I so love the chocolate bars! i9 want to try this
I can always go for some extra protein in my diet! This seems like good stuff, and those chocolate bars look amazing
Well done. I’m going to look into the protein powder. I’m on a smoothie kick lately and I need a good protein option. Thanks for the share.
I’m just glad that you have smart goals to keep this year, this is such an awesome tips. I like your healthy recipe, I will consider this on my diet.
R U S S says
Admittedly, it is not an easy road because of all the delicious temptations BUT if you really commit to it and focus on your goal, it keeps you motivation. At the same time, resisting delicious temptations become easier – that’s how I stick to my goals. It also helps if there are a lot of healthier food options. PS. Those brownies look super good!!
Ooooo those protein brownies!!!! I might have to make those for hubby!!!
Chrissy Mazzocchi says
I need more protein in my diet and those brownies look amazing, I’ll have to make them this weekend!
These look really good 🙂
Great recipe! I love that they are protein brownies. I can always use more protein in my diet.
Anna Pry says
a treat i found that worked well to keep me on track during my whole30 was blending a banana, coconut milk, cocoa powder and some greens into a smoothie, it could have used some protein in it too
Amy Orvin says
I haven’t been doing very well on my goal so far this year. I have been incorporating more protein in my diet by eating peanut butter, I just haven’t been able to say no to the junk food.
Dana Rodriguez says
I am doing so so but these brownies might help.They look so good!
Those brownies look delicious, I just finished a water challenge (hint) where I drank 72 oz. of water every day. I did it!!! And I liked it which really surprised me. Baby steps for me!! Good luck with changing your lifestyle! You are making real progress. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Janet W. says
Wow those brownies look amazing. I’d love to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, too! Sounds great!
Debbie Garrett says
I am always looking for way to get more protein in my diet. I can’t wait to try the brownies!! They look delicious.
michelle combs says
I love all the tips, thank you
I love this Fail to plan = plan to fail! These brownies do look soo good, I’d love to try this – most recipes I’ve made with protein powder don’t come out that good, but these are amazing!