Tag Archives: Fitness Nutrition

Chocolate Muesli Bars. Шоколадні Батончики-Мюслі.

muesliCHM 2sm

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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Chocolate Orange Protein Muffins. Шоколадно-Апельсинові Протеїнові Кекси.

chocolate orange protein muffins

Chocolate itself sounds like a delicious treat and when combined with the citrus, like an orange, for example, it creates even bigger temptation.

The muffin recipe I offer you today contains no sugar, filled with the healthy fats like cacao, coconut oil and avocado, and rich in protein thanks to added whey protein concentrate. If you aren’t a big fan of WPC (whey protein concentrate) you can replace it by extra cacao; and if you don’t want to get overboard with the caffeine, you can add carob instead. Just make sure to reduce the amount of honey in the recipe, if using the last option, since carob tends to make foods sweeter.

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Protein Pancakes from Shrek. Протеїнові Oладки від Шрека.

Spirulina protein pancakes

My typical breakfast would be fried eggs with the veggies on a side but, honestly, I get tired from it once in a while. Then, I start to play around with the recipes for the protein pancakes. This time, I’ve added spirulina to make my pancakes green, and get additional nutritional benefits. Spirulina is a great detox component of your diet, besides being rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins. Spirulina is not for everybody, please read the warnings about spirulina’s safety and you might want to consult with your doctor, before consuming this algae.

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