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High Protein Chocolate Mousse

Dessert is usually the enemy when it comes to making things healthy, or the first thing to go when trying to cut off a few extra pounds. For me, that just doesn’t work. In the kitchen today I decided to whip up an extremely QUICK and extremely EASY Chocolate Mousse or the fancy name or pudding for those that don’t wanna eat classy haha. This mousse is not only HIGH PROTEIN, but its LOW FAT and LOW CARBS, so this chocolate dessert is a hard one to pass up on. 

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Macros:

Calories – 175 cal

Fat – 2.3g

Carbs – 11.4g

Protein – 25.5

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Just look at this bite! Yum! 

Ingredients:

4 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk

32g Muscletech Chocolate Casein

5g Unsweetened Cocoa

6g Truvia or other graulated sugar/sweetner

Instructions:

1.  Place all of your ingredients into a blender. I used a small personal Ninja. Blend until combined well. You are looking for a smooth, thick, doesn’t run off your spoon consistency. Depending on the type of protein you use, you may have to adjust your liquid level.

2. Eat right out of the blender, or get creative and spice it up! I made mine into a pudding cup and layered it with Fat Free Cool Whip, then topped with Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup and a reduced fat Oreo!

Here are a few things you might need!

 

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)
MuscleTech Nitro Tech Casein Gold 100% Protein Powder Chocolate Supreme, 5 Pound
Walden Farms Calorie Free Chocolate Syrup 24 oz
HERSHEY’S Natural Unsweetened 100% Cocoa, Baking/Beverage, Gluten-Free, 23 Ounce Can
Nutri Ninja Pro (BL456)

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MTS Cookies & Creme Protein Review

Walden Farms Top 5!

Cheesecake 3 Ways, Bday/CnC/Smores

Arctic Zero(New Flavors)

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Walden Farms Top 5!

Today’s post is LONG overdue! If you are trying to cut calories, track macros, or just want to add more volume into your meals then Walden Farms is DEFINITELY worth having in your arsenal of macro friendly hacks. 

I have been using Walden Farm’s products for years now. It all started with buying a bottle of their original Pancake Syrup. After cracking that bottle open and pouring it all over my protein pancakes, that day my life was changed. I can’t even begin to think about the hundreds and hundreds, and most likely even thousands of carbs and calories I have saved by using just the pancake syrup. Not to even mention the numerous amount of other products I use of theirs. Since then I have become such a fan of Walden Farms as a whole. They have a HUGE variety of products of syrups, sauces, mayo, salad dressing, jelly, and more! Guess what, ALL CALORIE FREE! 

WALDEN FARMS 

I decided to put together a quick list of my TOP 5 favorite Walden products. Scroll down for tips on how to use them! 

In no order.

    1. Pancake Syrup
    2. Maple Syrup
    3. Caramel Syrup
    4. Sesame Ginger Dressing
    5. Bleu Cheese Dressing

Walden Farms, Bleu Cheese Dressing, 12 oz (Pack of 2)
Walden Farms – Calorie Free Pancake Syrup – 12 oz X 2
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup, 12 Ounce
NEW – Walden Farms Salad Dressing, Sesame Ginger – 12 fl. oz.
Walden farms Calorie Free Maple Walnut Syrup 12 oz

Tips for using Walden Farms

Pancake Syrup – Works great adding sweetness to a recipe, goes great with fruit, cereal, oatmeal, and even with eggs! 

Maple Syrup – Same Applications as the regular pancake syrup, just with a maple twist! 

Caramel Syrup – I love using this as a drizzle over some of my favorite desserts like ice cream, brownies, cake, pancakes, and so much more!  

Sesame Ginger Dressing – One of my favorite uses with this is stir fry. It works great! Saute your favorite veggies and protein and then add this in! You can also just pour over your side of veggie or add it to a salad! 

Bleu Cheese – Best way to use this, pour it over burgers! Also goes great on chicken, pork, or other protein, salads, and on pizza! 

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FitJoy Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Review

Cheesecake 3 Ways, Bday/CnC/Smores

Quest Hero Bars

FitJoy Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Review

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@fitjoynutritionRaspberry chocolate truffle review 
220 cal / 7f / 25c / 20 p
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First thing to mention is the nice split of macros. Honestly roughly 5-8g of fat and 20-30g of carbs and protein is typically what I’m looking for in a bar. Very strong Raspberry aroma here but does has a artificial tinge to it. Bars dipped in chocolate then finished with a chocolate drizzle. Very soft texture to the touch. Soft when bitten in to and no real crunch factor. Few whey crisps but they get lost. Pretty much the only flavor I get in this bar is artificial Raspberry. I don’t have any chocolate flavors on the tongue at all. Trying the chocolate by itself was very meh. Unsweetened and didn’t offer much. Overall for me the artificial Raspberry is a bit to much for me. Takes over everything and lingers in your mouth. .
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Overall 4.5/10. 
IMO the bar is edible is you absolutely need something and your friend says he’s got the hook up(which he clearly doesn’t) and lets you pick between this or @bpi_sports best bars(see previous reviews). .

FitJoy Nutrition Protein Bar, Raspberry Chocolate Truffle, 12 Count

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Quest Hero Bars

BPI Cupcake and Pretzel Best Bars

MTS Cookies & Creme Protein Review

Cheesecake 3 Ways, Bday/CnC/Smores

Cheesecake is the theme today! I am such a huge fan of cheesecake. Its rich, creamy, a nice cold treat on a hot summer day, and when made like this low fat and loaded with protein! That combo is a hard one to pass on, and I know I don’t let it pass! Today I have 3 very similar variations of cheesecake that are extremely simple, and quick to make!(well at least until it hits the oven!). Don’t worry if you don’t have everything you need as I’ve provided links to almost all of the ingredients for each recipe to help make this as easy as possible! 

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Birthday Cake (6 servings)

Per slice – 291 Calories / 7.6g fat / 28.6 carb / 21.8 protein

Ingredients:

16 oz Fat Free Cream cheese room temp

10 Birthday Cake Oreo cookies

2 Whole Eggs

57g Muscletech Birthday Cake Protein

120g Non Fat Greek Yogurt

20g Truvia or Granulated Sugar of choice

2 oz Almond milk

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Almond extract

1/4 tsp butter extract

Pinch of salt

Sprinkles to top, optional

MuscleTech Nitro-Tech Protein Powder, Vanilla Birthday Cake, 4 Pound
Oreo Golden Birthday Cake Cookies, Limited Edition 2 Pack
Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)
Watkins All Natural Extract, Pure Almond, 2 Ounce (Packaging may vary)
LorAnn Oils Emulsion, Butter, 4 Ounce
Wilton Excelle Elite 6 x 2-3/4 Inch Springform Pan

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Place 7-8 Oreo in the bottom of a 6in spring form pan. Next put your cream cheese into a mixer and beat very well. Next add in your Greek yogurt, whey, and sugar, beat well then scrap down sides. Add in your egg and vanilla and mix just until incorporated. Scrap down sides and add in almond milk, mix. Finally crush one Oreo into the batter and give it a final mix in. Pour your cheesecake batter into your spring form(layered with tin foil) then if desired sprinkle sprinkles over the top. Then set cake into a water bath. Bake in the oven for roughly 1 hour or until its lost most of its giggle. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Also remove the tin foil. Once cheesecake is cool, place into the fridge or freezer until fully set. I like the freezer as it works faster, and sets a bit harder. Minimum 2 hours. Slice into 6 pieces and enjoy!

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Cookies n Creme (6 Servings)

Per slice – 254 Calories / 5g fat / 27.5 carb / 21.5 protein

Ingredients:

16 oz Fat Free Cream cheese room temp

11 Reduced Fat Oreo cookies

2 Whole Eggs

57g Cookies n Creme Protein

120g Non Fat Greek Yogurt

20g Truvia or Granulated Sugar of choice

2 oz Almond milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Oreo Reduced Fat Oreo Cookie, 14.3 -Ounce Packages (Pack of 4) by Oreo
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Gold, 100% Pure Whey Protein, Whey Isolate and Whey Peptides, Cookies and Cream, 2.5 Pounds

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Place 7-8 Oreo in the bottom of a 6in spring form pan. Next put your cream cheese into a mixer and beat very well. Next add in your Greek yogurt, whey, and sugar, beat well then scrap down sides. Add in your egg and vanilla and mix just until incorporated. Scrap down sides and add in almond milk, mix. Finally crush one Oreo into the batter and give it a final mix in. Pour your cheesecake batter into your spring form (layered with tin foil) then crush your last oreo over the top of the batter. Then place cake into a water bath. Bake in the oven for roughly 1 hour or until its lost most of its giggle. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Also remove the tin foil. Once cheesecake is cool, place into the fridge or freezer until fully set. I like the freezer as it works faster, and sets a bit harder. Minimum 2 hours. Slice into 6 pieces and enjoy!

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Smores Cheesecake (6 Servings)

Per Slice: 257 Calrories / 4g fat / 20g carbs / 23g protein

Ingredients:

2.25 svg of graham cracker crumb(12-13 tbsp worth)

5g Cocoa Powder

10g Brown Sugar

50g Greek Yogurt

20g Truvia or other granulated sugar

16 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese room temp

1 Whole Egg

66g NitroTech Toasted Smores

36g Marshmallow Fluff

28g Chocolate Chips(Minis would would great as well)

1 tsp Vanilla

Pinch of salt

Chocolate sauce on top – optional

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Toasted S’mores, 2 Pound
Marshmallow Fluff – 16 oz plastic tub
Walden Farms Calorie Free Chocolate Syrup 24 oz
Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs (13.5-Ounce Box)
Nestle TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels 12 oz. Bag

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and mix until incorporated. Place the crust into the bottom of a 6in spring form pan. You can use and size you want just will change thickness of cheesecake. Next, place Cream Cheese in mixer and beat till smooth. Scrap down the sides of your bowl and add in you sugar, greek yogurt, fluff and whey. Mix very well. Repeat scraping. Next add in your egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Scrap down the sides of the bowl one last time and give it a final mix. With a spatula add in your chocolate chips and mix. Finally pour your batter into spring form pan(tin foil around the pan. I like a double layer) and then set that pan into a water bath. Bake cheesecake roughly 1 hour or until most of the jiggle is out. Pop out of the oven, take out of the water bath and place on a cooling rack, also removing the tin foil. One cool enough, I like to pop it into the freezer so its sets nice and stiff. Fridge is fine, but will take longer. Let chill until completely set, minimum at least 2 hours. Slice into 6 pieces and enjoy!

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Nice Cream! Banana Ice Cream 

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Nutrex Chocolate Banana Crunch

 

Nutrex Research Muscle infusion Chocolate, Banana Crunch, 5 Pound

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BPI Cupcake and Pretzel Best Bars

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Quest Hero Bars

Overall, this brand on bars lost it for me. Another company with a lot of hype behind their product that just doesn’t deliver. Check out the reviews to see what I thought or here are some links for you to check them out yourself! 

Quest Hero Bar, Vanilla
Quest Hero Bar, Variety Pack
Quest Hero Bar, Chocolate
Quest Hero Bar, Blueberry

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@questnutritionblueberry cobbler review
170 cal / 7f / 30c / 17p .
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Very faint Blueberry smell here. Cereal bar style filling, Blueberry layer, then covered in a vanilla coating just barely enough to get around the bar. Very very sweet bar, honestly it’s almost chewy texture that sticks in your teeth. Macro split is a bit off for me as I would of liked to see a bit higher protein count here. Flavor definitely isn’t Blueberry cobbler. It should be a sweet vanilla with a weird gummy layer. I get little to no Blueberry flavor here and left a bit disappointed.
Overall – 5.5/10

The bar is edible and isn’t terrible but nothing I would write home about or go outta my way to get again.

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@questnutrition Vanilla caramel hero bar review
170 cal / 9f / 29c / 16p
visually a bit better than the chocolate bar but still very plain. Smells exactly like a cereal bar you’d get from a gas station. Whey crisp filling, thin layer of caramel, then a white coating. Macros on the bar are a bit wacky for me. Higher fat and carb to lower protein usually isn’t a win for me. Also totes 12g of sugar. 60g bar weight so it’s a standard size for quest bars. Bar chews very soft with just a bit of crunch for texture. Kinda keeps the cereal bar flavor as well. The picture shows almonds and I don’t taste any of those, and I don’t really get the caramel flavor either. Mainly just a overall vanilla flavor this this bar. I think the flavor here is actually much better than it’s brother the chocolate pecan. Finished smooth and doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. Wasn’t a bad bar at all.
Overall 7/10

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@questnutritionchocolate caramel pecan review

200 cal / 11f / 27c / 15p .
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I must of gotten the reject of the group. Pulled mine out of the package looking like Frankenstein. Not quite how the package looks eh? Visually very unappealing with a chocolate coated whey crisp bar with a caramel layer and scattered pecan pieces coming it an a pretty standard 60g weight. .
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Fat macros are a bit high for my personal liking at 11 with only 15g protein and 12 of the 27 carbs are sugar which seems a bit high compared to most bars? I could be wrong. .
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Taste wise the primary flavor is caramel with chocolate being a very faint backdrop and a finish at the end. The pecans although some visible decided not to show up to the party as I couldn’t taste them. The bar also seemed to chew and finish a tad bit dry as well. Throwing in the microwave for a bit seemed to help the flavor just slightly, but you shouldn’t have to do anything else to a protein bar as they are suppose to be a convenience product. .
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Overall 6.5/10
With all the factors weighing in I decided to go with 6.5. Originally I had planned a 7 but I felt with as high rep quest has with protein bars I was a bit let down by this bar. It’s much better than the @fitjoynutritionbar I had yesterday (see earlier post) but not something I would write home about.

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Quest Nutrition Mocha Chocolate Chip

MTS Cookies & Creme Protein Review 

BPI Cupcake and Pretzel Best Bars

Bpi Best Protein Bar 1 Variety 12 Bars

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@bpi_sports iced vanilla cupcake review .
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250 cal / 9f / 29c / 20p / 10fiber .
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Again a very unappealing bar on the visual and aroma side of things. Tan bar with a yellowish white coating mimicking icing I would assume. Just a few small sprinkles scattered throughout the bar as well. Honesty I couldn’t even hammer out a smell on this bar, I think they were trying for a bday cake aroma or something but it’s to faint. Very very weird off putting taste as soon as you bite into, with a weird texture. You think it would be soft n chewy but it almost has a plastic feel to it. No real taste either other than a bit of sweetness at the end. I took only as many bites needed to make this review. Yet another dissipointment from @bpi_sports and their bars. Definitely sad I wasted money on these, but I knew I would not be surprised, yet I had to do it for you #fitfam .
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Overall 2/10

BPI Sports – Best Protein Bar Iced Vanilla Cupcake – 12 Bars

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@bpi_sports white chocolate pretzel review
250 cal / 9f / 32c / 20p .
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Visually extremely unappealing here. Tan bar with a white bottom coating with pretzels scattered through out. Not really much of a smell here. Kinda just like their other bars. Little bit of white chocolate that’s it, but not a very pleasant smell. Very bland taste here. Extremely sticky, I don’t taste pretzel or w.choc, almost no crunch from the pretzel and you really only get a small vanilla sweet taste twords the end. Very disappointed with this bar. Little high on the macros being 9f and 32 c but they say it’s only 12 net carbs cause of fiber but I don’t follow that. I definitely would never buy this again and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. .
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Overall 3/10

BPI Sports – Best Protein Bar White Chocolate Pretzel – 12 Bars

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