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No Bake Pumpkin Pie October 10, 2017 00:22

Delicious No Bake Pumpkin Pie

It's October and that means Pumpkin Season! We created a delicious No Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe filled with nutritious ingredients like pumpkin puree, Complete Whey Protein, and spices!

No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Blend all ingredients and chill overnight:

1- 15 oz. can of Organic Pumpkin Puree (we used the Kroger Simple Truth Organic Brand)

4 scoops (about 3/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

1/4 cup of Almond Butter

3/4 cup of Almond Flour

3/4 cup of Coconut Flour

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. Maple syrup

5 Tbsp. Ground Xylitol

2 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon

2 tsp. Nutmeg

2 tsp. Ground Ginger

1 tsp. Allspice or clove

1/2 tsp. of Himalayan Sea Salt

*Optional- We topped our no bake pumpkin pie with Greek Yogurt and Cinnamon!

If you prefer, you can roll into bite sized balls that look like tiny pumpkins. We used candied ginger slivers for pumpkin stems and roasted pumpkin seeds as leaves for a decorative garnish!

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bite Sized Snacks

Health Benefits of this recipe:

Pumpkins are low in calories and high in fiber which helps us feel fuller longer and keeps our appetite at bay.

The orange color of pumpkins tells us that they are filled with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is one of the plant carotenoids converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy, glowing skin, strong eyesight, and our immune system.

Pumpkins are rich in iron which helps make hemoglobin and transports oxygen throughout your body.

Pumpkins are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. Pumpkins are also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics.

Ceylon Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.

Almond butter is a great source of protein, folate, and is low in cholesterol and saturated fats, and it contains no trans-fats.

Almond butter is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are the type of fats that reduce levels of cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Coconut flour has a moderate effect on blood sugar which makes this a healthier option for diabetic sufferers.

Complete Whey Protein is a great protein formula for muscle building and strength, workout recovery, weight loss, improved energy, healthy digestion and immune boosting.

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Apple Pie Oatmeal September 28, 2017 13:34 1 Comment

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

We combined Complete Whey Protein with nutritious spices, organic apples and high fiber steel cut oats for a delicious heart healthy and extremely filling breakfast that tastes just like an apple pie!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

This is a "NO COOK" Recipe! This recipe made 4 servings.

Blend and chill all ingredients:

4 Organic Apples cored (Blend 3, use the 4th for garnish. We used tiny heart shaped cookie cutters for the garnish shapes!)

1 tsp. of Ceylon Cinnamon + Sprinkle on top before serving!

1 tsp. of ground ginger

1 tsp. of ground nutmeg

1 tsp. of ground clove or allspice

1 tsp. of ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. of Himalayan Sea Salt

1 cup of pitted Medjool dates (around 8-10 dates)

1/2 cup of Coconut Oil

1/2 cup of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor (about 2 scoops full)

1 cup of Steel Cut Oats ( we used Trader Joe's Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats)

1 cup of Almond Meal

*Substitute Complete Pea Protein for a completely vegan recipe!

*Substitute Complete Paleo Protein for a paleo version of this recipe!

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

Health Benefits of this recipe:

Steel Cut Oats are extremely high in fiber. Oats contain both soluble and insoluble fiber which means the soluble fiber helps us eliminate waste and the insoluble fiber helps us digest slowly which makes us feel full and satiated longer.

One key component in oats is a nutrient called Beta-Glucan which lowers cholesterol levels, boosts heart health and builds your body's immunity!

We are constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. One of the best and easiest waist help detoxify your liver is a diet rich in fruits like apples.

Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fiber. Foods high in fiber will fill you up without costing you too many calories. This recipe is an excellent example of a meal that is extremely high in fiber and will keep you from feeling hunger for hours.

In addition to the high fiber content of apples, they also contain Quercetin- a flavonoid antioxidant which keeps your heart healthy, reduces high blood pressure and helps prevent cancers.

Spices such as ginger and turmeric are both packed full of vitamins and minerals which help with digestion and are anti-inflammatory foods which help combat most every disease known to man.

Coconut oil contains fatty acids which help boost brain function, contains Lauric acid which is highly anti-microbial, and can help you lose weight by reducing abdominal fat.

Medjool dates are an excellent source of energy and our loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium, B-6 vitamins and copper. All of these nutrients help with regulation of blood pressure and a healthy nervous system!

Complete Whey Protein is quite simply the best, no-compromise, whey protein on the market. It is a great protein formula for muscle building and strength, workout recovery, weight loss, improved energy, healthy digestion and immune boosting.

Apple Pie Oatmeal made with Complete Whey Protein!

We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! Eat Healthy, friends!

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Lemon Ginger Protein Chews August 14, 2017 17:56

Lemon Ginger Protein Chews

We got the inspiration for this delicious snack from a well known recipe called Switchel.

Switchel is an old Amish drink which is like their form of natural gatorade drank during haying made from lemon juice, ginger and turmeric. It’s full of antioxidants, electrolytes, boosts your immune system and helps control weight. It’s a very soothing and calming tea and helps your body relax and ready itself for sleep! We often drink this delicious beverage after dinner to help with digestion.

So we got to thinking, wouldn't this make a great base for a nutritious snack! It sure does! We added a bit of our Complete Whey Protein and raw nuts to make it a filling and delicious snack.

Lemon Ginger Protein Chews

Just blend the ingredients list and chill. This is a no-bake recipe. We do not heat any of our protein recipes. We rolled some of the batter into bite sized balls and we also pressed some into a dish and cut into squares.

1 cup of medjool dates pitted (we softened our dates in warm water before blending)

1 cup of oats

the juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp. of turmeric powder

1 tsp. of ginger powder

1 cup of raw cashews

1 cup of raw almonds

1 cup (approx. 4 scoops) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

2 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup or Honey if you prefer

1/2 cup of melted coconut oil

a dash of Himalayan sea salt in the batter and on top of the squares or balls

Just press into a square dish once blended and chill for an hour.

To make this recipe completely vegan, substitute Complete Pea Protein for the whey protein. To make this recipe a paleo recipe, sub with Complete Paleo Protein.

Lemon Ginger Protein Chews

Here's the recipe for Switchel also known as Haymaker's Punch:

Cut about a 1/4 cup of ginger root and turmeric root into small pieces and boil in filtered water until water turns rust color. If you don't have fresh ginger and turmeric root you can add 1 teaspoon each of powdered ginger and turmeric to boiled water.

Fill 2 mugs up with the boiled ginger and turmeric water

Juice one lemon and split evenly between mugs

Add 1 tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar to each mug

Add 1 tsp. of Raw Honey to each mug

Add ice if desired

Enjoy with your loved ones!

Ginger Lemon tea- Switchel-Haymaker's punch-detox tea

Let us know what you think of this recipe by leaving a comment!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Popsicles July 16, 2017 12:41

Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Popsicles!

In honor of National Ice Cream Day we are enjoying these cool nutritious treats!

Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Popsicles

Blend together & chill overnight in popsicle molds. If you don't have popsicle molds, use an ice cube tray for smaller snacks. We filled fun shaped ice cube trays with our protein batter. You can find fun shaped ice cube trays at almost any store these days. Just fill with the protein batter and freeze overnight!

For the Vegan Recipe:

1/2 cup of Creamy Peanut Butter (if you don't like peanut butter or have allergies you can always substitute almond butter, cashew butter or any nut butter of your choice!)

1 can of Coconut Cream (We like Trader Joe's)

2 scoops (approx. 1/2 cup) of Complete Pea Protein in the Delicious Chocolate flavor

1/2 cup of 100% Cacao (we used Hershey's)

3 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup for added sweetness

For the Paleo Recipe:

1/2 cup of Creamy Peanut Butter

1 cup of Greek Yogurt

2 scoops (approx. 1/2 cup) of Complete Paleo Protein in the Delicious Chocolate flavor or Complete Whey Protein Delicious Chocolate Flavor

1/2 cup of 100% Cacao

3 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup for added sweetness

Note: For the marbled effect on the pops, drop in bits of peanut butter into the chocolate protein batter when filling the popsicle molds!

These pops are full of healthy fats, antioxidants and muscle building protein! They make a great snack, dessert or breakfast!

Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Popsicles


Homemade Neapolitan Protein Pops! June 23, 2017 16:45

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

We love experimenting in the RawWheyProtein.com kitchen and coming up with delicious and nutritious recipes! Here's a tasty summer treat for you and your loved ones:

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles

For the berry layer blend these ingredients:

1/2 cup organic strawberries

1/4 cup of raspberries

1/4 cup of pitted cherries

1/4 cup of pure Cranberry juice

1 cup of Coconut Cream (we like Trader Joe's brand)

1 Tbsp. of Xylitol (for added sweetness)

1 Scoop of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

For the Vanilla Layer blend these ingredients:

1 cup of Coconut Cream

1 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

1 tsp. of Vanilla extract

1 Scoop of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla Flavor

For the Rich Chocolate Layer blend these ingredients:

2 Tbsp. of Almond Butter

2 Tbsp. of 100% Cocoa Powder

2 Tbsp. of Xylitol

1 Tbsp. of Maple Syrup

a dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

1/2 cup of Coconut Cream

1 scoop of Complete Pea Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor

Pour each layer into popsicle molds on top of each other and freeze overnight!

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

The recipes can easily double as nutritious shakes if you desire!

The best part of these pops is that they have no added sugar, are full of healthy antioxidants from fresh berries and cocoa and are filled with good fats and high quality proteins making them not only a tasty treat but really good for your bodies!

Enjoy!

Homemade Neapolitan Protein Popsicles!

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Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookie Dough Bites May 15, 2017 17:28

Chocolate Chip Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, May 15th, we have a delicious completely Vegan NO-BAKE recipe for you!

Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips, mix chocolate chips after blending. Form into balls and chill for one hour.

1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup of almond meal
1 cup of oats
1 cup of coconut oil
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 scoops of Complete Pea Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor
8-10 pitted dates
1 tsp. of honey
1 cup of dark chocolate chips
To finish: Sprinkle with Himalayan sea salt

This recipe is high in protein, full of antioxidants, good fats & has no added sugar!

The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

Raw almonds are filled with healthy fats. While they do contain a small amount of saturated fat, most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat, which is known for its ability to promote healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health.

The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy levels by as much as 5%, which can lead to significant weight loss over the long term.

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. It also provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, and cancer, while helping to improve dental quality and bone strength. These benefits of oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.

Read more about the health benefits of coconut oil for healthy skin and hair care!

Complete Pea Protein is a 100% VEGAN protein source made from North American grown yellow peas. Complete Pea Protein is a natural, non-GMO, pea protein which offers a high quality vegetable based protein with excellent digestibility.

This protein is ideal for those who are looking for a high quality vegetarian/vegan protein powder or for those interested in a dairy-free alternative to whey protein.
Complete Pea Protein has an amino acid profile that is similar to that of whey protein. Its well-balanced profile fulfills the essential amino acid requirements often missing in the lower protein, vegetarian diet.

Further Benefits of Peas:
Pea protein may have a positive effect on the maintenance of normal blood pressure levels and has also been shown, in animal studies, to have a positive impact on total cholesterol levels.

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Piña Colada with a Kick! April 30, 2017 16:40

Piña Colada with a Kick!

Blend all ingredients:
2 cups of fresh pineapple
1 can of Organic Coconut Cream (we like Trader Joe's brand!)
1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons of fresh grated ginger root (this adds the spicy kick!)
1 frozen banana
1-2 Scoops of 100% Vegan Complete Pea Protein
Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt
*Optional: for added sweetness, add xylitol or stevia to your taste
*Optional: MAKE IT GREEN! Kick up the nutrient content with a
                  Tablespoon of Complete Organic Greens powder!

Piña Colada with Complete Organic Greens Powder!

If desired, this recipe also tastes great with Complete Whey Protein or Complete Paleo Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavors!

*For Frozen treats: Pour into popsicle molds & freeze overnight for a
nutritious snack!

Piña Colada Pops with a Kick!

Health Benefits of this delicious recipe:

During Weight Loss it is essential that your body absorbs proper nutrients. Ginger root helps your body absorb nutrients during weight loss and this is essential in order to stop unwanted food cravings that impede your weight loss efforts.

Ginger has a number of unique organic compounds that are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.

Coconut cream is rich in iron which helps supply oxygen to your blood cells and magnesium which helps over active muscles relax.

Coconut cream is a good fat full of lauric acid which boosts immunity and speeds up your metabolism.

In addition to Vitamin C and Bromelain, pineapples also contain manganese  which helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues.

Pineapple and ginger are both packed full of vitamins and minerals, help with digestion and are anti-inflammatory foods which help combat most every disease known to man.

Bromelain an enzyme found in pineapples contains protein digesting properties which keeps the digestive track healthy and works to neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic. It also helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion.

Complete Pea Protein is a 100% VEGAN protein source made from North American grown yellow peas. Complete Pea Protein is a natural, non-GMO, pea protein which offers a high quality vegetable based protein with excellent digestibility.

This protein is ideal for those who are looking for a high quality vegetarian/vegan protein powder or for those interested in a dairy-free alternative to whey protein.
Complete Pea Protein has an amino acid profile that is similar to that of whey protein. Its well-balanced profile fulfills the essential amino acid requirements often missing in the lower protein, vegetarian diet.

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Frozen Fruit Cups March 27, 2017 18:20

Coconut Banana Clementine Cups

Our Frozen Fruit Cup recipes are great snacks, easy & nutritious breakfasts and delicious desserts!

Coconut Banana Clementine Cups:
Mix 1 scoop of Complete Whey Protein Creamy Vanilla Flavor into
1 can of Trader Joe’s extra thick & rich coconut cream
Optional: add 1 Tbsp. of xylitol for extra sweetness
mix in 1 diced banana, 1/4 cup of diced pineapple & clementine slices
garnish with a bit of each fruit and shredded coconut

Mixed Berry Walnut Yogurt Cups

Mixed Berry Walnut Yogurt Cups:
Mix 1 scoop of Complete Whey Protein Creamy Vanilla Flavor into
1 cup of Plain Organic Yogurt
Optional: add 1 Tbsp. of xylitol for extra sweetness
mix in diced organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & raw walnuts
garnish with a bit of each fruit & a dash of Ceylon Cinnamon

Spoon mixtures with garnish into paper cups & Freeze overnight!

On a Paleo diet? substitute Complete Paleo Protein in the Creamy vanilla flavor!

Living a vegan lifestyle? substitute Complete Pea Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavor!

Health Benefits of these recipes include:

Coconut cream is rich in iron which helps supply oxygen to your blood cells and magnesium which helps over active muscles relax.

Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal which means coconut cream can help boost the immune system.

Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants which fight off cell damage and help protect you from diseases like atherosclerosis, heart diseases, arthritis, various cancers.

Pineapple contains anti-inflammatory properties which prevents inflammation in arthritis patients and gives strength to the bones.

Bananas have two times as many carbohydrates as an apple, five times as much Vitamin A and iron and three times as much phosphorus. In addition, bananas are also rich in potassium and natural sugars.

Clementines are rich in vitamin B6 and C, iron, fiber, magnesium, folate, and calcium. All help to keep our skin healthy, our bones and teeth strong, our hearts healthy and our immune systems functioning.

Organic yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and boosts your immune system with probiotic compounds such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis which are good for your digestive system.

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best defenses against type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Strawberries are naturally low calorie (around 28 kCal per serving), fat-free and low in both sodium and sugar.

Raspberry ketone is a natural compound that is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries and has been shown to help burn belly fat.

Raspberries are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants and tannins which proves effective in preventing inflammation of stomach, intestine and the cardiovascular system.

Blueberries Boost the Immune System
! Antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc contained in blueberries help boost the body’s immune system and enable the body to fight against viral and bacterial infections.

Walnuts are high in calories and contain heart healthy fats.They can actually help you to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. The fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals can boost your health and help you to avoid eating too many other foods that are high in calories but low in nutrition.

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Smoothie Bowls for your Valentine February 13, 2017 17:10

Protein Smoothie Bowl

Nothing says "I love you" like making a nutritious smoothie bowl for your loved one!

Smoothie Bowls are so simple to make!

   Stir 1-2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein Creamy Vanilla flavor
   into 1 cup of Organic Plain Yogurt

   Add a dash of Ceylon Cinnamon

   If desired, add xylitol or stevia for added sweetness

   Top with sliced banana, fresh organic strawberries, unsweetened
   shredded coconut & raw almonds

   We used tiny heart shaped cookie cutters for the heart strawberries!

   if desired: substitute Complete Pea Protein or Complete Paleo Protein

Healthy Benefits of this recipe:

Bananas are naturally fat and cholesterol free and contain many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6 and Potassium.

Bananas also contain protease inhibitors, a substance that breaks down bacteria in the stomach that cause ulcers.

Strawberries are full of healthy antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. They also contain vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium.

The antioxidants found in strawberries help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the joints.

Shredded coconut is a source of unrefined coconut oil, which offers such health benefits as increasing your metabolism rate and keeping your hormones balanced.

Coconuts are a delicious SUPERFOOD! They help keep your immune system healthy, aid in weight loss, help to control blood sugar and pressure.

Raw Almonds contain: Protein, Dietary and Insoluble Fiber, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Folate, Vitamin B, Biotin, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and Phosphorous.

Ceylon Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumor, cardiovascular, cholesterol-lowering, and immunomodulatory effects.

Ceylon Cinnamon may help treat Type 2 Diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels and increasing the amount of insulin production in the body.

Complete Whey Protein contains Cysteine which in turn contains sulphur which means that cysteine can bind to toxins and ship them to the liver where the liver can further detoxify and eliminate those toxins.

Complete Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

The pro-biotic strains of bacteria present in organic yogurt boost the immune system and reduce the incidence of infections, inflammatory diseases, and allergies. Yogurt is also rich in potassium and magnesium- 2 essential minerals for the health of our bodies!


COCONUT SNOWBALLS December 19, 2016 15:15

Coconut Snowballs

This NO BAKE recipe is a delicious treat for the whole family!
If you love coconut candy bars, here's a tasty & healthier version to enjoy:

Blend all Ingredients, form into balls with hands, refrigerate overnight:
1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoops (1/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein Creamy Vanilla Flavor
2 Tbsp. of melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp. xylitol ground into powder with mortar & pestle
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup of water
dash of Himalayan sea salt

If you like, melt dark chocolate with a little bit of coconut oil and water and cover these delicious treats in melted chocolate. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set. They taste even better than candy bars you get in the store!

Chocolate covered Coconut Balls!

We focus on using healthy ingredients in our recipes!

Some health benefits of the ingredients are:

Coconuts are a SUPERFOOD! They help keep your immune system healthy, aid in weight loss, help to control blood sugar and pressure and taste delicious!

Shredded coconut is a source of unrefined coconut oil, which offers such health benefits as increasing your metabolism rate and keeping your hormones balanced.

Raw whey protein is an excellent source of Cysteine, the precursor of Glutathione which is the most abundant anti-oxidant in the body that protects us from damage due to toxins and free radicals.  

Raw Whey Protein contains Cysteine which in turn contains sulphur which means that cysteine can bind to toxins and ship them to the liver where the liver can further detoxify and eliminate those toxins.

Raw Whey Protein can help replace fat with lean muscle which leads to a higher metabolism and increased energy.

Xylitol Aids Weight Loss!
There are many different strategies for weight control. Xylitol fits neatly into most of them. Xylitol slows stomach-emptying and its low glycemic index and mostly insulin-independent metabolism makes it ideal for maintaining steady levels of insulin and blood sugar. This increases satiety and reduces bingeing.

Xylitol is incompletely absorbed, and only a portion of what is absorbed slowly converts to glucose. An important added bonus of xylitol metabolism is the activation of the glutathione antioxidant system which helps to squelch free radicals generated by heavy exercise, thereby reducing oxidative damage to muscle and blood cells. Because xylitol is efficiently and steadily converted to glucose (energy) and glycogen (storage) it may be particularly useful when coupled with other carbohydrates for recovery after heavy exercise. Likewise, it may be valuable for carbohydrate loading (super-compensating) by packing glycogen after a depletion phase.


Pure Maple Syrup is a natural heart healthy sweetener containing zinc and manganese which also help keep your immune system healthy.

Himalayan sea salt
Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures.
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
    •    Create an electrolyte balance
    •    Increases hydration
    •    Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
    •    Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
    •    Prevent muscle cramping
    •    Aid in proper metabolism functioning
    •    Strengthen bones
    •    Lower blood pressure
    •    Help the intestines absorb nutrients
    •    Prevent goiters
    •    Improve circulation
    •    Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins


It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.


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Homemade Coconut Matcha Ice Cream October 29, 2016 08:13

Homemade Coconut Matcha Ice Cream

Make your own creamy Green Tea ice cream packed full of healthy fats, immune building amino acids and healthy antioxidants! This recipe is so easy to make!

Blend all ingredients and freeze overnight:

1 can of coconut cream (we like Trader Joe's)

1 avocado

2 scoops (1/4 cup) of Complete Whey Protein in the Creamy Vanilla flavor

4 tsp. of Matcha Green Tea powder

4 Tbsp. of Xylitol (for sweetness)

1 tsp. of Pure Vanilla extract

Dash of Himalayan Sea Salt

Squeeze of lemon juice

Benefits of the ingredients in this recipe:

Green Tea contains the antioxidant EGCG which causes your body to produce heat increasing your metabolism which burns off your body fat.

EGCG Health Benefits include Weight Loss!
Obesity has risen to epidemic proportions in many Western countries. EGCG may help you lose weight via three main mechanisms:
    •    Higher Metabolism
    •    Higher Fat Burning
    •    Reduced Fat Storage

Green tea has strong anti-inflammatory properties and thereby decreases arterial inflammation which decreases the chances of sticky build up on the artery walls. This could also lower blood pressure as it eases the heart’s task of pumping blood through less inflamed arteries.

Green Tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing rises in blood-insulin levels and this also causes your body to burn fat. In addition to burning fat, green tea lowers cholesterol, prevents diabetes, stroke and dementia. 

Other positive effects that may happen when you consume green tea on a daily basis are reduction in hair loss!

Read more about it here: Can Green Tea stop hair loss?

Coconut cream is a good fat full of lauric acid which boosts immunity and speeds up your metabolism. When lauric acid (in coconut cream) converts to monolaurin (an anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride), it boosts your immune system and defends your body against many viruses. Coconut cream also improves digestion and bowel function and helps speed up your metabolism.

Avocado is rich in monounsaturated (good) fats which can reverse insulin resistance and help to regulate blood sugar levels. Perhaps the biggest health benefit of avocados is that by adding avocado to certain foods, you can improve your absorption of nutrients. This means that when you combine other fat burning foods with avocado, you can improve your nutrient absorption up to 400%!

Xylitol is like sugar, except good for you. While sugar wreaks havoc on the body, xylitol heals and repairs. It also builds immunity, protects against chronic disease & has anti-aging benefits. Xylitol is a great sugar substitute that breaks down in the body slower without causing sugar spikes. This is an ideal sweetener for Diabetics. You can find Xylitol at Sprouts and Market Street.

If you could design a perfect protein for the human body it would closely resemble Complete Whey Protein with all of the amino acids that your body needs to function at its best. Your body will love it!

 

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie October 10, 2016 17:10

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This delicious and nutritious smoothie tastes just like a pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Blend all ingredients:

1-2 scoops of Complete Whey Protein in the Delicious Chocolate Flavor
3 Tbsp. of pureed pumpkin (canned pumpkin)
1 cup of unsweet coconut cream or unsweet almond milk
dash each of nutmeg, Ceylon cinnamon & ground ginger
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. of  unsweet cocoa powder
If desired sweeter, add stevia or xylitol to taste
1 last dash of Ceylon cinnamon right before serving

Change this to a Vegan recipe and sub Complete Pea Protein for Whey Protein!

Change this to a Paleo recipe and sub Complete Paleo Protein for Whey Protein!

Pumpkins are a low calorie vegetable full of nutrients like vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E, copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

Ceylon cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumor and immune boosting effects.

Raw Whey Protein is great for muscle building, fat loss, energy, post-workout recovery and immune boosting.

The cacoa found in dark chocolate is full of antioxidants like resveratrol which helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces "bad" cholesterol and prevents blood clots. Serotonin, a natural antidepressant, is also found in dark chocolate.

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