Category Archives: Fitness Nutrition

Coconut Carrot Buckwheat Cookies. Кокосово-Морквяні Гречані Печення.

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My sugar detox journey continues, and so my sugar-free recipes keep coming to my blog 🙂

During week 2 of my sugar detox I’ve added carrots and high fiber whole-grains. It is important, not to go overboard with them. Add just one portion a day, about 2-3 crackers, or 1-2 of these carrot cookies, or 2-3 tablespoons cooked whole-grains. Also, make sure you combine your grains with healthy fats and protein in order to slow down the carb digestion.

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Raw Cacao Nibs Protein Bars. Сирі Протеїнові Батончики з Кусочками Бобів Какао.

DIY protein bars

DIY protein bars are quite popular in my blog and I cannot get enough of them, to be honest. They are so versatile delicious, nutritious and convenient. By having a basic recipe, you can experiment with endless variations of your own. You can replace the walnuts with the almonds, for example, or with the sunflower seeds. Each time, you get a new flavour and a pleasant surprise for your taste buds 🙂

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Chocolate Muesli Bars. Шоколадні Батончики-Мюслі.

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The days became longer, and we became more active. You are quite active? Right 😉

With spending more energy we need extra snack or two, and, hopefully, the healthy option, to keep our batteries recharged.

Unlike the bars from my Protein Bars collections, the bars, I offer you today, don’t have any whey protein powder in them. The Muesli Bars contain a variety of nuts and seeds that provide protein. If you watch your protein consumption carefully and need to rich a certain amount of protein per day, you might want to add the whey protein (or vegan option) to fulfill your needs. Simply add 60 to 90 grams of protein supplement to the recipe and reduce the oat amount from 240 grams to about 200 grams. Also, if using a flavored protein powder, make sure to reduce the amount of honey (or maple syrup) and be careful not to add too many dried fruits so your bars don’t become too sweet. Unless, you prefer a really sweet snack.

The artificial sweeteners, used in protein and other sport supplements, require a separate topic in my blog. I do have my own opinion about them. Being short,  I’ve cut down consuming foods that contain sucralose. As of today, my best choice would be an unflavored protein powder.

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German Chocolate Protein Bars. Протеїнові Бари зі Смаком Шоколадного Торта.

German ChocolateProtein Bars

You’ve, probably, heard about the cake called German Chocolate Cake? Maybe, that is one of your favorite desserts. Well, today, I offer you the recipe for the protein bars that taste close to the German chocolate cake. Not as sweet, of course: there is no sugar. All the sweetness comes from the dates and the whey protein*, depending on which one you are using.

*Please be aware that the sweeteners that sport nutrition companies use in their protein powders nowadays are not completely researched, and may have the health side affects, if not instantly, then in years to come.

Choose your whey protein wisely! 

Maryana

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