My Protein Powder of Choice

15 Apr

Hi guys! Hope everyone’s week is going wonderfully! Mine has been flying by, which I love. Don’t forget to enter my Camelbak Groove Giveaway.  I will be picking the 5 winners tomorrow.

Today I wanted to talk about a new-to-me brand of protein powder, called True Protein. As I’ve discussed before, I am trying to keep artificial sweeteners to a minimum. So I’ve been on the hunt for the best naturally sweetened or plain options. At True Protein, you can completely customize your own protein powder at a very reasonable price. There are pre-mixed solutions or custom solutions, where you can create your own mixture of proteins, choose you sweetener (or leave it unsweetned), choose a flavor, and choose any other optional add-ins. Protein-wise, they have everything from whey, to brown rice, to casein, to pea…ANYTHING. And you don’t have to choose just one..you can do a mix of whatever ones you like, in whatever ratio you like.

They come in these big plastic bags, which I transfer to a container once I get them:

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But they also have an option to receive it in a container with a scoop, for 75 cents per pound. I’m trying to save my money, so I went for the bag!

I’ve been using them almost exclusively lately because they have all that I need. Plus, it’s really fun to create your own mix and play around with different ratios. I just put in my second order and designed my own pre/post workout mix, and my own nighttime mix of casein. If you have any questions as to how it works, their customer service is spot-on…or you can always email me! 🙂

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Eats

Remember that new bread I bought?

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I told you the slices were big! I have tried it both sweet and savory.

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bread + pb + banana, along with a protein green monter

Savory:

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bread + almond cheese + greens + roasted red pepper hummus.

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The verdict? This bread is really cool! I love the bits of sunflower seeds throughout the bread and it is a nice change from the usual light, fluffy breads. It is dense, nutty and delicious!

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overnight bowl of 1/4 cup oats, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, a few drops of stevia, and almond butter.

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roasted asparagus, baked lemon chicken (lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley), roasted sweet potato fries and roasted beets.

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more baked chicken, veg with hummus, fries, pumpkin muffin, tahini stuffed medjool date.

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Sunflower bread sandwich with kale, laughing cow cheese, almond cheddar, and hummus. turkey muffins, hummus-massaged greens, and the last of the roasted beets.

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apple slices, along with two muffins: 1 sweet, 1 savory.

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goat’s milk yogurt with frozen defrosted fruit on top

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my new favorite yogurt with walnuts! This goat milk yogurt is MUCH nicer to my stomach than cow’s milk. Yay!

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cottage cheese bowl with strawberries and a pumpkin muffin with regular peanut butter and dark chocolate dreams peanut butter.

I’m going to get my workout on before it’s time for work!

Last chance to enter my giveaway…enter HERE.

What is your favorite protein powder? Obviously mine is True Protein!

Current favorite food? I have recently been in love with roasted beets!

Have a great FRIDAY!!!!

kristi

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13 Responses to “My Protein Powder of Choice”

  1. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve actually never tried protein powder before, but I do plan to look for it on my next shopping trip to play around with. What a neat concept with that True Protein brand! And wow, that bread does look incredible!

  2. applesnoats April 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Ahhhh I’m so glad you posted this!going online and making my own asap!

  3. Jenny April 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    Your meals always look so good! I love Scivation Whey and Casein for my protein powders 😀

  4. Alexandra April 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    I love love love vanilla Myofusion and ON 100% Vanilla casein. SO YUMMY! I’ll definitely have to try out your brand tho, it looks tasty! 🙂

    Current fave food? Hmmm probably Mahi Mahi, I’ve recently fallen in head over heels for that fishy! 😛

  5. movesnmunchies April 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    true protein sounds awesome!! wish i lived in teh states so i cud gt it!!! ahhh i love that kind of bread!! so dense and chewy! my fav protein powder= sun warrior!

  6. Ma Ma Megan April 16, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    Woah that True Protein sounds awesome! Deff checking that out 🙂

  7. lifttorun April 16, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    How do you like goat milk yogurt?

    I haven’t had much protein powder. I have some now, but I forget what it is. It’s vanilla and barely use it.
    My favorite food right now is pineapple.

    • Sweet Cheeks April 16, 2011 at 2:44 am #

      I am loving the goat milk yogurt! It is creamy and light tasting and doesn’t cause any stomach problems like regular yogurt does to me.

  8. Coffee&Claptrap April 17, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Your eats always look so delish and I think I say the same thing every time! hehe

  9. Katie April 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I am loving the goats milk yogurt too, I have had some recently and def better for my tummy too! I have not had any other kind of yogurt for a long time!

    I love Sunwarrior but for a casein I use ON Chocolate Supreme at night ; )

    Your little cousins are adorable! Hope you had a great weekend with them!!

    xoxo ❤

  10. katshealthcorner April 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Those bread slices look SO cool! 😀 They are GIANTS! 😀

  11. francesca @ oral hcg April 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    I am quite interested with the sunflower seed bread. 😀 And your yogurt foodies look amazing, I might try goat’s milk yougurt, too.

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