Protein

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

This post is sponsored by Biochem.

SUMMER is here and what better way to kick-off these hot amazing months than with a healthy, delicious, nourishing, and easy recipe that will keep you cool and refreshed! Peanut Butter Banana Protein Nice Cream will do all of that and MORE!

I have teamed up with Biochem this month to educate you on this product line; inform you of the health benefits of adding a plant protein into your lifestyle; and to give you a fun and unique way to use this protein powder.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Biochem Plant Protein Powders:

  • Include fermented, highly-sustainable and clean-sourced protein ingredients;

  • Grown from 3 unique plant sources and include 20G of sustainable protein per serving;

  • Non-GMO tested and include DNA verified botanicals!

If you have been following my journey for a while, you know that I am VERY picky when it comes to protein powders. I have tried them all and I now know what works for my body. These days minimal ingredients and plant proteins just work for my gut. Biochem offers LOTS of other options, so make sure to click HERE to see all the other products that they offer.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Including protein powders into your lifestyle is an easy way to get those nutrients that your body needs. For me personally, I need LOTS of protein, especially with all the training that I do. I train hard. I sweat a ton. And I push my body...whether it is running, spinning, or yoga, I love to move and to sweat, but I NEED to replenish my body with all the goods.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 T Biochem Plant Protein Mood Vanilla Flavor (Includes ingredients known to diminish tension, stress and tiredness, helping to support a positive mood)

  • 4x cups of frozen banana slices

  • ¼ cup of nut butter of choice

  • ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk

  • Toppings: Chocolate Chips + More Nut Butter

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

Place Biochem Plant Protein Mood Vanilla Flavor frozen banana slices, peanut butter, and unsweetened almond milk into a blender.

  1. Blend on high until a smooth consistency has formed. If the consistency is too thick, you can always adds some more almond milk.

  2. Add in mini chocolate chips and pulse to combine.

  3. Serve with more chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter. You can eat the nice cream immediately, which will have the consistency of soft-serve or you can put it into the freezer for more of an ice cream texture. I recommend eating it immediately!

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN NICE CREAM

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Natalie's Orchid Orange Beet Smoothie

I love how my smoothie titles are a serious mouthful, but gosh darn they are so good! And I cannot stop making smoothies because well it is Summer and Summer time is about smoothies either in a bowl or an "almost" empty nut butter jar. As of lately I have been having up to 4 smoothies a week and thanks to Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company I am set for the next couple of weeks. My smoothie game is STRONG! 

Typically when I make a smoothie after my morning workout, I just use water...So when I received a big old box of squeezed fresh Florida juices from Natalie's, it was time to take up the smoothie game another notch. I LOVE this Orange Beet flavor! I am not really in love with just orange juice, but I do like it when it is blended with another flavor. It is a nice refreshing combo. Since you do not need to use the whole bottle for the smoothie, you can save it for later and a little seltzer to it, to make a bubbly afternoon spritzer. Or if you have had a really long day, you could do a Summer Cocktail as well. Whatever makes YOU happy! 

Today, I am going with this smoothie! All of my favorites have shown up for this party and it is packed with all the nutrients to help you recover after your workout and power you through the morning. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Throw all of your ingredients into your blender;
  2. Blend until smooth;
  3. Top with additional cherries or nut butter! ENJOY!

I am having a fabulous giveaway with Natalie's on Instagram, so make sure that you head on over to my account and enter for your chance to win these delicious squeezed fresh Florida juices. And if you have the time, learn more about this great family owned company

Do you ever add juice to your smoothies? If so, what kind?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting Natalie's Orchid Island Juice by reading this today!

Chai Cherry Nut Butter Protein Smoothie

YES...The title of this smoothie sounds as good as it tastes! All of my absolute favorites in one jar is the absolute perfect smoothie combination to have after a sweaty summer workout. Join me over the next couple of weeks with FitApproach for the #SummerChallenge and spread the word about Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!

Last week I received this big old box of deliciousness from Bob's Red Mill and FitApproach. There are enough protein powders, flavors, and recipes to last me for months. High-Fives to this #SummerChallenge that will entail lots of healthy and delicious recipes. I am a BIG fan of Bob's Red Mill products, so I was very excited to be chosen to review their new products. 

I am very skeptical when it comes to protein powders because a lot of the time I do not agree with the ingredients and neither does my body. I also do not rely on protein powders as they are not REAL foods, but they are a great substitute for getting the protein, calories, and nourishment that my body needs while training. Plus, when you find a good protein powder, the recipe creations are endless...Happy Belly = Happy Katie! 

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole-grain products—from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains—Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.” An Employee-Owned company, Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in a natural way. They stone grind all common and many uncommon grains into flours and meals on over one-hundred- year-old mills. With all of the sophisticated knowledge of recent times, no machinery has yet been developed that grinds grains into flour as well as these slow-turning, flint-hard quartz millstones of the kind used by millers since ancient times. I LOVE this company and their product and I hope that after reading this post you will check them out and possibly even make some purchases and join the #SummerChallenge to live a healthy and active Summer! 

And now onto that smoothie...

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  • Add all ingredients into your blender! (I use the Ninja Blender and LOVE IT)
  • Blend until smooth as can be;
  • Pour into an "almost empty" nut butter jar of choice;
  • Top with remaining cherries and ENJOY!

I love everything about this smoothie and I hope you will try it sometime this Summer! I think next time I am going to make a Vanilla Mango Nut Butter Smoothie...Mangoes are the fruit of the week that I have been currently crushing on. Yes...they are a pain in the butt to peel, but 100% worth it...Stay tuned...Happy Monday Friends! XOXO

What are YOUR favorite Bob's Red Mill products?

Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

During my high school and college years, I played a lot of field hockey! I was always going to practices, tournaments, tryouts, and even traveling to other countries. I loved every second of it...I worked hard...I trained hard...and I ate a lot to fuel that lifestyle. At that time, PowerBar was actually my bar of choice. I ate a lot of them! So it was kind of a "flashback" moment, when PowerBar reached out to me, to do a review on some of their newest products. 

Upon opening the box, I went straight to the ingredient list and I was impressed...Lots of protein, low sugar, and simple flavors. They looked good to me! The bars are tasty and perfect for when you know you are going to have a busy day and need a quick snack. You can never go wrong with the Chocolate and Peanut Butter combo in my opinion. 

As far as the shakes go, they taste good on their own, but I wanted to make something a little more hardy and creative...As you know I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon and in a bowl. This Chocolate Protein PowerBar smoothie was PERFECT after my Saturday workout!

NEW PowerBar Products

Some good facts to know about the NEW PowerBar Protein Shake:

  • 30g of High-Quality Protein Per Serving
  • 160 calories
  • 2g of sugar per serving
  • 24 vitamins and minerals
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients

Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

Directions

  • Throw all ingredients into the Ninja Kitchen Blender!
  • I like to add my blueberries at the end for some added texture.
  • Pour into a bowl and enjoy with a spoon! 
Chocolate Protein PowerBar Smoothie

This was a good smoothie! I LOVE blueberries and chocolate and like I said, after my workout, this was the perfect way to replenish, nourish, and feed those tired muscles! 

Do you prefer Chocolate or Vanilla Protein shakes or smoothies?

When was the last time you had a PowerBar?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with PowerBar on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting PowerBar by reading this today!