Category: Diet


Wednesday, April 10th, 2013:

Hello Peeps!!!

Today’s foodie is a banana bread wanna-be. It is not calorie light, but it is flour free!!! Not only is it flour free, but its full of good stuff! I have made banana bread for the family I work for, many times. Every single time I want just a little slice, but can’t. The other day I was looking for recipes for bread without flour because I was going to make a stock of soup for my planned meals. I did find a recipe for one, but on top of that I also found a recipe for banana bread!

I was very optimistic about this recipe. I am no longer that pessimist that looks at at recipe and thinks “well it has no butter, no flour, no yolks, it just can’t be good”. I have become pretty open-minded about healthy recipes. So I was very excited to create this one.

 

Now the only change I made to this recipe was the rolled oats ingredient and the stevia. I didn’t have any rolled oats at hand. I actually had packed just my quick oats and oat flour, but not my old fashioned rolled oats. (yes…yes…i have all three of those). So instead of using the old fashioned oats I used the quick oats. Same amount and everything. I allso didn’t want to put in a ½ cup of stevia so just added 5 packets of organic stevia sweetener. For me that was enough.

The wet and dry mixtures together.

The wet and dry mixtures together.

This recipe is SO SIMPLE!!! First you slice all your bananas and strawberries. Spray a pan wilt non-stick EVOO and line half of your sliced bananas on the bottom. Then I went ahead and mixed my dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Then mix both mixtures together making sure all ingredients mix well. Then pour the mixture on top of your lined bananas then on top put the strawberries and remaining bananas.

Didn't take pictures before I got to this step :/ Sorries. But this is kinda what it looks before you are done. lol

Didn’t take pictures before I got to this step :/ Sorries. But this is kinda what it looks before you are done. lol

Now the recipe uses a cake pan, but I didn’t have one so I just used a loaf pan. Which still worked out. The whole nutritional thing is done for 4 servings per batch, but honestly they are huge. You could probably make 8 servings out of the batch. Which would half the calorie serving. They are also super heavy and full of protein so you can just make it into a nice after work-out snack. I love that it kept me nice and full.

Loaf Pan lined with banana slices.

Loaf Pan lined with banana slices.

 

 

Give it a shot! It honestly is delish! I mean to my taste buds anyways. Hehehe.! Have some fun baking. 😀 It is a great way to introduce people to healthier desserts as well. Take it to your next potluck.

xoxo,

Bianca

I had mine with a side of coffee and a tbsp of drizzled agave on top. YUM!

I had mine with a side of coffee and a tbsp of drizzled agave on top. YUM!

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Recipe for Protein Banana Bread (Based off Strawberry-Banana Oatmeal Protein Bake by bodybuilding.com)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of quick cook rolled oats
  • 4 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 5 packets of O Organics Stevia Sweetener
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 bananas (sliced fairly thin)
  • 4 large strawberries (sliced fairly thin)
  • Almond Slices (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick EVOO spray and line with half of the bananas.

3. In a bowl mix together dry ingredients.

4. In another bowl mix the wet ingredients.

5. Mix the ingredients together, making sure there are no dry patches.

6. Pour mixture on top of the sliced bananas.

7. On top of the mixture line the strawberries and bananas.

8. Sprinkle some sliced almonds on top. (This is optional)

9. Bake for 50 – 55 minutes until top is golden brown or until a knife comes out clean.

The nutritional information can be found on bodybuilding.com. I did not adjust mine to my changes so won’t list them here.

 

Click on pic for BodyBuiding Recipe. :)

Click on pic for BodyBuiding Recipe. 🙂

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Wednesday February 27th 2013

Happy Hump Day Dollies.

I am soon beginning an intense 28 day weight strength training. I mean its super intense and it makes me super EXCITED!!!! Yet, one of the things about this program is that almost all the meals are juice meals. You get one meal per day that is a proper meal, but thats it. I have been looking at some smoothies and juices. Of course I searched on pinterest and came across this smoothie and decided to give it a shot. Skinny Green Monster by Gina. (She has some awesome recipes!)

2 cups of spinach and a ripe banana.

The banana is under all that leafy goodness.

So at a glance you will see that its all green. When I made it I was so ready to be like “ewwwww”, but no! It was remarkably delicious. It was thick, smooth, peanut buttery, bananaish, all around goodness. Hiding the fact that there are 2 cups of raw spinach in there..

Greek yogurt is what gives this smoothie its thickness and smoothness. :D

Greek yogurt is what gives this smoothie its thickness and smoothness. 😀

Be conscious of how much peanut butter you are adding. We don't want to make this a fatty smoothie. I know its delicious but keep an eye on it.

Be conscious of how much peanut butter you are adding. We don’t want to make this a fatty smoothie. I know its delicious but keep an eye on it.

I also began adding nuts to it. Just a little handful of brazilian nuts. It adds a little bit of nuttiness to the taste. Yumm.

It is also very filling. Just give your tummy enough time to send the message to your brain that you are full. I know as a society we see a liquid meal and automatically assume it can not fill us up. Yet, I have eaten lunch then followed it with this smoothie and I was super ugly full. I started just taking the smoothie by itself and once I give it some time I can feel that I am actually full.

UNSWEETENED Almond Milk. 1 cup is just 30 calories. Can't beat that!

UNSWEETENED Almond Milk. 1 cup is just 30 calories. Can’t beat that!

The recipe calls for a frozen banana, but I used one at room temperature. I enjoyed the semi-cold taste. If you want it cold then use a frozen ripe banana or ice. I used ice once and that was nice too, but I prefer semi-cold.

End result....yummmy!

End result….yummmy!

So give this awesome smoothie a shot dollies. It is delish!!!! Happy *nom* *nom* Wednesday.

Another great thing about this smoothie is that you can use that spinach that is beginning to wilt a little. Makes no difference here!

Another great thing about this smoothie is that you can use that spinach that is beginning to wilt a little. Makes no difference here!

Recipe:

Adopted from Skinnytaste.com

  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • ½ cup of Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Small handful of brazilian nuts
  • 1 tbsp. of Organic Peanut Butter
  • ¾ cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Some ice (optional)

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend on high for a couple minutes, to make sure spinach gets all blended in.
  3. Enjoy!

xoxo,

Bianca .

Click on picture to go to the website for recipe and blog. :D

Click on picture to go to the website for recipe and blog. 😀

Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Wednesday Foodie: Brussels Sprouts

Hello Dollies!!!

Today’s recipe comes from Pinterest. (The origin of the recipe comes from Martha Stewart’s website. Crisp Brussels Sprouts Leaves.) I was looking for recipes that dealt with just veggies and came across this brussels sprouts recipe. It seemed simple and easy enough to pull off. I gave it a shot.

The recipe calls for the brussels sprouts to be trimmed and the leaves separated. Seems like a pretty simple task until you actually do it. Separating all those leaves from the small ball of the brussels sprout is not the fastest task. It didn’t take me forever, but the prepping time of 15 minutes are mostly all spent on doing that task.

Once you separate the leaves and such it is pretty simple afterwards. You toss them with some olive oil, walnuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt & pepper. Put them in the oven a few minutes and done!

My lemony brussels sprouts leaves. :D

My lemony brussels sprouts leaves. 😀

Mine didn’t really have a crispy taste to them. Some of them did, but most didn’t. I didn’t want to leave them in longer because they had began burning around the edges. Took them out and served them. They were pretty tasty. I did enjoy that they had some flavor to them.

Future Modifications:

Some future modifications that I would do is perhaps adding some spicy ingredient to it. The leaves idea is great if you are entertaining and kinda want to present them nicely, but for just eating at home I think I would just cut them in ¼.

Overall, it is a great recipe for brussels sprouts and making them edible. So give it a shot!

Happy future *nom* *nom*.

xoxo,

Bianca

Click on the picture for the recipe.

Click on the picture for the recipe.

Protein Pancakes….YUM!

Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Hello Dollies!

Wednesday Good Eats Food: Protein Pancakes

Hope you are all enjoying the fact we are so close to the weekend! I am so excited to post another recipe for a bread filled food, WITHOUT the bread! Protein Pancakes! I am blown away by these.

As you all know I do not consume bread. So I have not had a whole pancake for quite some time. I actually had a bite over the holidays. It wasn’t as great as my mind had made it out to be. Anywhoos. So of course now that I discovered you can make cookies without bread, I started looking for other things and came across PANCAKES!!!!

The mixture for this morning

The mixture for this morning

I found the recipe, again, through Pinterest. I pinned it and then went on to the website. This woman…wait I think its a woman…let me check…yes Tiffany..has a whole section on clean eating. Her website is called The Gracious Pantry. One of the things she has a recipe for is Protein Pancakes. When I first saw the recipe it didn’t really click what I was doing, until I was actually making them. So the recipe calls for two things. Yes, thats right. DOS ( thats two in Spanish). Egg Whites and Oats. That’s it ladies and gents. You mix them and dump them on a pan and you get a pancake.

My first try at Protein Pancakes…YUM! Oh yeah..I also had a little almond butter with them.

Now as I was actually making them that is when it clicked that I was making what could also be considered some type of omelette with oats and I was like “whaaa….oh.” I honestly did not have high hopes that this was going to taste like anything, but eggs with oats in them. I was so wrong…yes ok it has a hint of egg taste, but not a lot really. Especially if you add cinnamon or your favorite spice to it. I added cinnamon, put some agave honey on top, along with some blueberries. FREAKING DELICIOUS!

So this morning I decided to make them with whole oats, instead of the quick oats and with bananas, cinnamon, and walnuts. Just for taste, I prefer the quick oats. Its not as oaty. lol.

The first time I did them I did them on a big skillet and that allowed them to spread nice and thin. Today I tried a small skillet which contained them and made them a bit bulkier. The only draw back is since the egg is more bulked up the taste of egg rises up. No biggie really, but I prefer the thin ones.

Small skillet pancakes

Small skillet pancakes

 

 

 

 

I put a little of sugar free jam in between them and YUM! I am beyond happy. Now I am finding and thinking of different variations to work on for this recipe. I know the egg factor might throw you off, but honestly give it a shot! Have an fun day and don’t forget to cook some protein pancakes tomorrow morning.

Steaming goodness!

Steaming goodness!

xoxo,

Bianca

 

Click on the picture to go to her recipe. I need to learn to take better pics! lol

Click on the picture to go to her recipe. I need to learn to take better pics! lol

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Evening Dollies,

Quick post tonight. Just wanted to share with all of you that I can eat cookies again!!!! I have been working hard at creating bread without flour. Today I accomplished that. I made cookies full of protein and goodness. There is absolutely no flour being used, just oats.

Cooling after baking for 30 minutes

Cooling after baking for 30 minutes

I got the recipe from the blog Watching What I Eat. I originally found it on pinterest and pinned it. Then it lead me to her blog with the recipe. I did exactly what she says except for the protein powder. I did not use vanilla. I used chocolate just because I didn’t have the vanilla and really wanted some protein in there.

The result? They are a little darker cookies than the ones shown in her pictures. They also have that chocolatey taste. I also did not add chocolate chips since well I can’t and did not want to actually. Which is funny. That I actually did not want to add chocolate chips. <<Mind Blown!!!!’

They are huge too!!!

They are huge too!!!

I had a “oh my gawd” moment. I was driving to the coffee shop thinking about writing this entry and I realized that…..I realized….*tear*….I realized I would take my no flour, no sugar, no eggs, cookies over any cake or cookie presented to me. I actually believed that I would rather eat my healthy little cookie vs. all those sugary desserts I have so craved for before. I was ASTOUNDED! I could not believe that I am actually CHANGING. I AM CHANGING.

*whispers* “The funniest thing is that I have already changed!” How I eat, what I put down, what I put in my mouth (*giggles*), seriously. It is healthy 90% of the time. No I believe 98% of the time. It is insane! I really can not believe it to be honest. I really just can not. Anywhoos. (<<My little “minimize good things” voice)

Take a peek inside. :)

Take a peek inside. 🙂

Dollies please check this cookie recipe and try it out! They are so tasty and honestly filling! You can not have more than like 2 at a seating. Great thing?! Since it is mostly protein they keep you full, unlike regular cookies that make you go back for more. *sigh* It is a good day for me. 🙂

xoxo,

Bianca

P.S. I am thinking that you can save the trouble of spooning these and making them into cookies. Instead just dump the batter in a pan. Then once done cut into bars. PERFECT after work-out bar snack!!!!

Click on picture for recipe!!! -Watching What I Eat

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Afternoon Dollies,

I’m making up for not writing all week 😛 .

I just wanted to put up a quick recipe entry. One that I made and really loved! It was truly delicious. I thought I had taken a bunch of pictures of it too, but I can’t find them. 😦 Sad. I will have to make it again and take more pics for all of you.

As I was going through my 7 day detox I was really limited as to what to eat. At least I believed so, but I wasn’t really. I was just not really aware of how to cook with vegetables. I had never had to experience cooking with just veggies. Well I got on my computer and on the good old internet and found some awesome recipes. This is one.

The recipe is super simple, super easy. All you do is get the veggies, cut them up, boil the broth, and empty them into the pot. Add a little creole, or a lot. Depending what you like. Leave it to simmer for 30 minutes and bam! Awesome soup!

I can not recommend this soup enough. It is healthy, it is stocky, and it fills you up!!! AND YOU CAN EAT AS Screen shot 2013-02-01 at 10.01.52 AMMUCH AS YOU WANT OF IT!!!!!

The recipe calls for chicken broth, but I easily replaced that with vegetable broth. I am sure it would be as tasty with chicken broth. Dollies try it out!

Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/quick-and-easy-vegetable-soup/

xoxo,

Bianca

P.S. Make sure to leave a nice comment to the lady that put up this post! I mean if you liked it. 😛

Why grain detox?

Allloooo Dollies,

 

I hope Tuesday is treating all the pretty dollies out there decently! One of the things I wanted to write about is more of an explanation for dropping a certain food from your food diet for an x amount of time. I was chatting with a couple of friends about what I did for the weight loss and how I stopped eating grain carbs for about two months. As I spoke to them about it, I realized I never gave the results of what would happen if you actually did try it. So here it is!

One of the biggest changes, if you do drop grain carbs, is that your stomach adapts to your new lifestyle. Usually and most likely people eat a lot more than they need to. I am guilty of that as well! Yet, when it comes to pastas and breads we eat a lot more than we should. I think because grain carbs come in such a variety.

At breakfast you might have some pancakes, followed by a sandwich at lunch with some type of cookie or brownie, then to end the night you will have a full bowl of pasta, with half a loaf of bread. We don’t really realize how many grain carbs we are eating because they do come in such a huge variety. So as you are going through your, lets call it “Two month detox”, of grain carbs your brain begins to realize just what out there has grain carbs. So you become a lot more aware of what you are eating. You realize you eat it more than veggies, more than fruits, more than protein, and fiber.

 

Another thing that gets adjusted is the amount you can take. After your two month detox your stomach can not take as much pasta or bread as it used to. At the moment I can only eat a cup of pasta, a cup of cooked pasta. If I eat more than that I will feel stuffed. A cup of cooked pasta is not a lot. I used to be able to eat bowls of it, followed with bread. Now it is not possible because grain carbs are such a heavy food that when I have my cup I am done. Could I eat more? Yes. Would I get used to it again? Yes. Yet I am now conscious that my body and my stomach do not need a bowl of pasta or half a loaf of bread.

 

I keep pointing bread and pasta out because I know for a fact it is the ones that people seem to have no restriction over. By bread I also include tortillas or nan bread, etc. Whatever bread staple of a culture. I love to observe people and I have watched people eat a whole loaf of bread with butter in every single slice. We are so trained to have our brain tell us to stop at the 3rd cookie or 4th brownie, but with bread there is not restriction. The same with pasta.

 

So if you are able to hold on and battle out the grain carb detox then your body will change. I do not believe you should stop eating it forever. I eat pasta. I have made the choice not to eat bread, but I eat tortillas (to a limit of 2). Yet, going through the detox of it has changed my eating habits in regards to it. It also changes your emotional ties to it.

If you have a deep resistance to what I am saying it is because you have a deep connection to that food as your comfort. That is the truth. How do I know? Because if you change the “grain carbs” word in this blog with sugar and “pasta” and “bread” with “coffee with sugar” and “chocolate” I have a great resistance. I resist to the idea of cutting those sugars out of my life. Why? Because at this point in my life they are still my comfort food. They are what makes me feel good. I do not like the idea of never again eating chocolate or dropping it for two months.

The difference is that I acknowledge it and I am working to change it. I have moved to raw sugar and bought the sugar packets because I knew I couldn’t trust myself to just spoon out the “correct” amount. Now I commit to 1 packet vs. the 3 I used to use. Chocolate I just don’t buy it anymore. I see the Reese’s and bite my tongue. I keep looking forward.

Anywhoos. That is my two cents on that. It worked for me and have a belief that it could work for you. In the mere fact that it will break you from your tie to that one comfort food. It is late and should really try to keep up with my sleep until I am completely better. Nite nite dollies.

 

xoxo,

Bianca

Let Go: Fast Food

Hello Dollies,

 “Hunger and food cravings are triggered by the motivation and reward centers of your brain. Have a healthy day!” -Bob Greene

In this entry I want to deal with the necessary detachment of fast food. By fast food I mean all those big names: McDonalds, Burger King, Carl’s Jr, Jack in the Box, Wendy’s, (ANY hamburger fast food), any pizza such as Little Caesar’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, any pizza sold to you. I mean there is so much I can list. You are all smart to know what I am talking about. Those street corner bacon wrapped hot dogs, those deep fried churros, those pasta bowls, chinese fast food, anything that you can get under 10 minutes and do not see the creation of. That is what I am talking about.

Now this is very important because I know for me it was easy to let go of that fast food since I was in another country, but when I came back I think I had a hard battle as well. I had not tasted a proper Big Mac, pizza, churro, tamale, hot dog, taco (mexican and american). I mean for a long time I had been looking to coming back and fill myself with all the food I had missed, but I couldn’t I was done with it.

The thing here though is that as an overweight person you have to be ready to say I am done. I am done being fat, I am done not being able to go up a flight of stairs, I am done not being able to fit into clothes I want. Loosing the weight will not be possible if you keep eating that food. Those fast food chains have NOTHING to offer. NOTHING. I mean I can make a fight for a proper tamale or a dish I have never tasted that has bread in it. Yet, fast food chains have NOTHING to offer YOU.

How I see it now, is how my friend described it to me when I was asking if it was ok to have one burger, or one donut, or one slice of pizza. He said: “There is nothing new about that. You have tasted hundreds of burgers, pizzas, donuts, and all the other crap. There is nothing new about it. The only thing that you have is the memory that it is good, but its not.”

Now I didn’t buy into that right away. I didn’t eat it because I couldn’t, but inside I was like “I haven’t had it in such a long time. I deserve this!!” So one day I had a really bad day. I mean really bad. I went out and pigged out. McDonalds was my choice with a Big Mac.

Honestly that burger was not tasty at all. The soda gave me so much gas. I was burping forever and I felt so bloated. The only thing that I liked was the fries and thats because of the salt. ( I kinda like it too much). Other than that. My memory of what that burger tasted like was really not what that burger tasted like. Once I had started eating healthy, my taste buds changed.

That is what people have to learn and its a long lesson to learn, but it is the truth. Once you stop eating all that crap you will realize how there is no taste to it. There is no health benefit to it either. The only thing making us going back to those fast food chains is our brains. Our brains telling us that that burger is the best thing ever. Or that donut tastes so delicious. I also pigged out on Krispy Kremes and it was just a disappointment. It didn’t taste good either. Which is a BIG thing for me since I am a sugar junkie.

None of the food I pigged out on lived up to my memory. That day was all I needed to make my brain click with what my friend had said. I no longer crave it when I drive by or when I am sitting at a restaurant. The great thing is that taste buds can be rehabilitated and so can the brain. The brain takes a little longer, but its doable.

For 2 years I have not eaten: Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Carl’s Jr, Jack in the Box, Burger King, Taco Bell, and any other fast food. (McDonalds and Krispy Kremes I did once and not again.)

Exemption: I do want to note that pizza has been my weakest point. I have eaten that. Not from a big chain though, but I have. It’s usually homemade, but it does not pass beyond a ½ of slice. It is still the one food that is very hard for me to stop craving, but its getting better. Last night I had to wrap up left over pizza and I just took one itsy bitsy piece of the topping and I was done. I didn’t enjoy. Which is AWESOME because that is what I want. I want my brain not to enjoy it, then I will no longer crave it.

Final note: You want to loose weight? Then you have to let of of the fast food addiction. There is not but’s or if’s here.

xoxo,

Bianca

Annyong-ha-seyo Dollies!

How are you all doing today? I hope you are doing awesome and your journey is going positively in the way you want. Here I am with another entry on protein shakes.

This one is from Body Basix. It is a whey protein isolate in chocolate flavor. Many things interested me when I saw this protein shake.

The facts:

  • 90 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 0 grams of sugar
  • 1 gram of carbs
  • 20 grams of protein
  • It is an isolate.

So with all those great nutrition facts I decided to give it a shot. =(  It was not the best couple of weeks for me. It was just a typical no taste protein shake.

The taste:

  • Watery: It is a watery drink. I tried the 8oz…watery. So then I tried only 6 oz and it got a little thicker, but not a lot. Still very watery.
  • Flavor: I didn’t really taste the chocolate. I mean I guess there was like a hint of it, but yeah. Lol.
  • Breathe for some air: This is definitely one of those shakes that I had to breathe in deeply in order to gulp the whole 6-8oz in one drink. It was something I did not want to be tasting over and over again.
  • Artificial Sweetener: I actually did not taste that fake sugar taste, I was happy with that.

My recommendation:

2.5 dollies out of 5.

This is a great shake for the mere fact that it is very well put together when it comes to the things your body needs. It is one of the lowest calorie protein shakes I have found, with a very good amount of protein. It is also an isolate. The bad thing is that in order to accomplish all those things, taste had to take a hit. If you are able to just enjoy any kind of protein shake and are trying to keep track of your calories, this is the shake for you. I would have chosen this shake at the beginning of my journey because I know it would of helped me loose the weight and built up my muscle. Now that I am not at the same size before I have the flexibility with my calorie intake. Also, I am one of those people that if I don’t like the taste it is very hard to drink it every day. It was really an effort.

So I recommend it those that are really trying to loose the weight and are willing to take up that challenge of doing whatever is necessary which includes having a shake with not much taste.

I did not try it in a smoothie, but I am sure that the powder would just disappear. It is not strong enough to change the taste of a regular smoothie. So that would be away to cover it up.

Kks dollies..hopefully that helped out! See ya next time.

xoxo,

Bianca

Hola muñequitas,

I want to start off this supplement review section on a good note so we will be looking at my favorite brand of whey protein, so far. Designer Whey in Luscious Strawberry.

Designer Whey was the first protein powder shake that I honestly enjoyed drinking with 8oz of water. I began drinking protein shakes in South Korea, but never have I been able to actually enjoy them until I found this one.

What is important? For me it is very important that the calorie count is low, it is low in fat, low in sugar, and a good amount of protein. Those are the top four things I focus on. Especially the calorie number since I am still trying to loose more weight and calorie intake is an important part of my lifestyle.

The facts:

  • Calories: 100 calories <— awesome because the calorie count can get pretty high in the shakes.
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Sugars: 2 grams
  • Protein 18 grams
  • No artificial sweetners <—for me this is also important because I do not like the taste they give. If you do not like what you are drinking it is harder to do it every single day.

The taste:

  • Thick: It is not nasty thick, but it is definitely thicker than the usual watery protein shakes. I enjoy this. I feel like I am drinking a smoothie instead of water with powder.
  • Luscious: It is definitely smooth and luscious. It just tastes like a smoothie, it is appealing to my taste buds and it just runs so smoothly. It is definitely not a drink that I have to hold my nose and try to gulp it down all in one drink. I can take my time and enjoy it.
  • Flavor: I love strawberries and this hits the spot. I mean as close as a powder drink can get. It doesn’t taste like some weird rendition of strawberry, but the actual flavor. Kind of reminds me of the strawberry milk.
  • Smoothie: I have had it as a smoothie with a banana and milk. Omgeee it was so good!!! Definitely if you have the time try and have it as a smoothie. It is just perfect!

My recommendation:

5 dollies out of 5. 

I recommend this protein shake to anyone who just does not like the watery, hold your nose, swallow in one gulp, protein shakes. Especially because you do not need to go home and make it into a smoothie to get that great smooth taste. It honestly just tastes good with water. That is really what I am looking at the end of the day for. After my workout I can not go home and make a smoothie with my powder. Also it is more useful if you drink it right after working out. So all I have available to me is water.

The only thing is that I do wish it had a bit more protein. There are others with more protein, but then that would also add to the calorie count.

This is is an overall good product and I push you to give it a try. It is low calorie, low sugar, low fat, and not too bad on the protein amount. To back up all that, it has a great taste.

I hope you give it a shot and let me know what you think!

Thank you dollies.

xoxo,

Bianca

P.S.: I am currently trying the French Vanilla one and that one is not bad either. Not a favorite, but not bad.

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