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Unicorn Crunch Bars

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@uniconutritionVanillaFrosted Brownie crunch bar – ‘soft baked and gluten free’

Cals – 210 / Fat – 8 / Carbs – 19 / Pro – 20
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52g bar so slightly smaller than its competitors that are usually low 60’s. Macro split is pretty much the same as all the other bars of this style, and fairly balanced. Overall presentation is nice with a brownie bar coated in white then drizzling of chocolate over that with plenty of noticeable ‘crips’. Bar is very soft in texture with a bit of a chew on it. The vanilla is pretty sweet and honesty does give you a frosting flavor which I quite liked. You get some brownie in it, but I think the brownie layer should have a bit more flavor to it and not so much frosting. Nice bit of crunch in the beginning to satisfy my texture needs as well. .
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Overall – 8/10 Definitely enjoyed this bar and I bet it would be even better warmed up just a bit. Definitely grab one of these if your looking for a change up.

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@uniconutrition ice cinnamon roll review
210 cal / 6f / 19c / 20p
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Slightly smaller bar at 52g but good macro split to accompany it. Visually a very pleasing bar with a cinnamon nougat filling coating in white, then drizzled with cinnamon drizzle. Noticeable crisps throughout the bar to help with texture appeal.
Very soft bar when chewing with a bit of crunch from the crisps. You get a great blast of cinnamon from the get go and finished with a smooth vanilla icing finishing. The bar didn’t leave any unwanted aftertaste or graininess in the mouth. This bar is also gluten free. .
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Overall – 8.5/10 very good bar and enjoyable to eat. Would definitely recommend trying this out

ProSups My Cookies

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@prosupps carrot cake my cookie review – 290 cal / 8f / 36c / 18p .
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First off, the carrot cake aroma with this cookie is spot on 👌 very inviting to say the least. 80g weight of the cookie so it’s a good size. Carrot cake cookie with a glaze on top makes it look very appealing as well. Very very soft texture and good carrot cake flavor but I did find it to kinda die out as you chew and the more you chew it does get a bit grainy unfortunately. Very dense as well. Might have something to do with it. .
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Overall – 7.5/10, still one of the better protein cookies on the market and macro split is very good as far as competition goes but needs a bit of tweaking imo .

Pro Supps MYCOOKIE Delicious Soft Baked Protein Cookie, Carrot Cake, 18g Protein, 7g Sugar, Gluten-Free, No Trans Fat, Healthy On-The-Go Snack, 12ct, Net Wt 2.82 oz

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@prosupps_mycookiered velvet cookie – cals – 290 / Fat – 8 / carbs – 36 / Pro – 18g .
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Visually it’s a very very deep red cookie with a white icing over the top. Very comparable macros in the protein cookie realm of things. Soft cookie as it breaks easy, and chews even easier. Dense texture, and Very subtle flavor that isn’t too strong but definitely is just enough. You get hit with red velvet then finishes with a smooth icing that’s almost makes it feel like it’s a cream cheese icing. Definitely was a fan of this cookie, and I’m not a huge red velvet kinda guy either. .
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Overall – 8/10 , definitely a cookie to pick up and give a shot. Great job by @prosupps

Pro Supps MYCOOKIE Delicious Soft Baked Protein Cookie, Red Velvet Cake, 18g Protein, 7g Sugar, Gluten-Free, No Trans Fat, Healthy On-The-Go Snack, 12ct, Net Wt 2.82oz

Pro Supps MyCookie Soft Baked Protein Variety Pack 2 w/18g of Protein, No Trans Fat, Gluten Free, 12Ct/Box

Mint Chocolate Protein Cake!

Ahhh, back to the roots. Long ago I use to bake a protein cake almost every single day.
@thephysiquemechanic and I were talking and decided I would start throwing some recipes and content in his weekly newsletter, so here we are. .
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@muscletech Chocolate Mint Andes Cake w/ @eatenlightened mint ice cream, @waldenfarmsinternational choc syrup, cool whip, and a few more Andes pieces. Who says healthy can’t be pretty! Presentation is everything! .

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Macros:

Cals: 350

Fat: 11.6

Carbs: 45.9

Protein: 23

Ingredients:

1/2 Scoops Mint Chocolate Protein(I used MuscleTech’s)

16g Coconut Flour

10g All Purpose Flour

10g Truvia(or granulated sweetner of choice)

5g Cocoa Powder

70g Greek Yogurt(I used Whole Milk Plain)

60g Unsweetened Applesauce

7g lite butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp mint extract

Unsweetened almond milk or other liquid to bring together if needed

10-20g depending // Andes Mint candy pieces or other choc/mix-ins “optional”

Walden Farms Chocolate Sauce “optional”

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Instructions:

Kept this very basic and extremely quick to do as I didn’t have loads of time preparing this. I made this directly for the busy health minded dessert lover.

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Prepare your baking dish. I used a 6 inch ramekin but you could use anything you have handy.
  3. In one bowl sift together your dry ingredients(cocoa, flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Then mix in your add ins.
  4. In another bowl add your butter and sugar and mix. Then add in all the rest of your wet ingredients( yogurt, vanilla, applesauce, milk)
  5.  Pour your wet mix into your dry bowl and combine well.
  6. Pour your batter into your baking dish and place in the middle of oven.
  7. Bake for roughly 25-30 min. Bake time will vary depending on baking dish/protein/etc
  8. Use the toothpick test to check if cooked all the way through. Once done, remove and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Once cool, pop out of the baking dish and place onto the rack to finish cooling.
  10. Once cool, decorate however you want, slice it up and share, or wrap and freeze it to enjoy later!
  11. Enjoy! ‘

Tips/Suggestions:

For added protein add in eggs, egg whites, more Greek yogurt, or even increase your protein powder/liquid ratio

To reduce the fat amount use 0% Plain Greek Yogurt, eliminate the butter and increase yogurt or applesauce slightly, leave out the Andes candies.

6 inch ramekin works really well for personal sized cakes but you could get away with breaking this up into cupcakes, a bread loaf, or any other pan you have. Just watch bake time!

Some lower calorie options for decorative toppings would be 0 calorie Chocolate Syrup from Walden Farms, low calorie ice creams like Enlightened, Halo Top, or Arctic Zero, and use lite or fat free cool whip

In preparing my pan I like to spray with a non stick cooking spray then place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom to help prevent any sticking issues.

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Here are some things you might need!

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Chocolate Mint, 4 Pound

WALDEN FARMS SYRUP CF CHOC GF, 12 OZ

Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips, 10 oz

Pure Mint Extract 2 oz

BetterBody Foods Organic Coconut Flour a Naturally Gluten-Free White Flour Alternative with a Slight Coconut Taste and Aroma, 1 Pound

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Wild Berry Cheesecake

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Macros: per slice(makes 4)

Cals – 345

Fat – 7.3

Carbs – 42.5

Protein – 32.5

Ingredients:

(Crust)

83g Graham Cracker Crumbs

1 oz Pancake Syrup

14g Lite Butter

(Cake)

1.5 Scoops of Berry Cheesecake Protein(Muscletech’s protein is awesome)

120g Plain Greek Yogurt

2 large eggs

2 containers of Fat free cream cheese(room temp)

20g Truvia or other sweetener of choice

34g Sugar Free Preserves/Jelly –  I used Strawberry

25g Blueberries

30g Strawberries

Pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

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Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Wrap your 6 in spring-fold pan in tin foil.  We will be using a water bath.

In a bowl in together crust ingredients. Add more syrup if needed to mix. Place crust in your spring form. I find crust is a personal preference, so if you want a crispy crust, pre-bake it at 350 for roughly 8-12 minutes. Let cool completely before adding cheesecake

In a mixing bowl, place in your cream cheese and beat it very well. You don’t want any lumps in your cheesecake.

Next add in your sugar, protein, jelly, and yogurt. Mix well until completely combined.

Now add in your eggs one at a time and mixing just until mixed. Scrape down the sides as you go.

Finally add in your salt and vanilla and mix well until combined.

Optional – Add in fresh berries into the mixture right before you add it into your pan.

Pour your batter into your pan, and place your cake inside a pan that can hold water. Your cake should be sitting in the middle of the oven.

For a water bath, you want to start with hot water. Get some water boiling, and once it’s boiling pour roughly 1/2 in worth of water. You want enough water in the pan so it wont all bake out during cook time.

Bake your cheesecake for 60 minutes at 275 degrees. Try not to open oven door while cooking. Once time is done, slightly crack the oven door and let it sit for at least another 30 minutes.

Once the cheesecake has reached room temp, transfer to the fridge and let sit for at least 6 hours, or overnight. You can use the freezer to help it set faster.

Cut into 4 slices, top with fat free cool whip, fresh berries, and some 0 calorie strawberry/blueberry sauce for a fantastic, protein packed dessert!

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Here are some things you might need!

MuscleTech Nitro-Tech 100 Whey Gold – Classic New York Berry Cheesecake

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Decadent Brownie Cheesecake, 3.97 Pounds

Wilton Excelle Elite 6 x 2-3/4 Inch Springform Pan

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs (13.5-Ounce Box)

Walden Farms Strawberry SYRUP – Sugar Free, Calorie Free, Fat Free, Carb Free, Gluten Free – 2 Bottle

ProSups My Bar

Pro Supps MYBAR Protein Bar Variety Pack 12-55g Bars

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@prosupps_llc confetti cake crunch –
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220 cal / 10f / 17c / 20p
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Overall slightly higher macros for the size of this bar compared to competitors. 55g bar compared to usually 60-65g. I guess you take a hit in fat for a few saved macros in the carb dept. Visually pretty appealing bar with a white coating drizzled with pink and scattered with spranks. Texture on this is pretty smooth chew with a just a bit of a crunch from the spranks. Finishes smooth in the mouth as well not leaving any graininess behind. Very sweet bar, with a solid birthday cake flavor. I feel the flavor does die just a bit right at the end but overall pretty solid flavor. Overall the bar is pretty satisfying. .
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Overall – 8/10. Enjoyed this one over the PB caramel bar.

Pro Supps MYBAR Delicious Oven Baked Protein Bar (Confetti Cake Crunch), 20g Protein, Only 6g Sugar, Gluten-free, No Trans Fat, Healthy on-the-go Snack. 12 Count, Net WT 1.94 ounces

Pro Supps MYBAR Delicious Oven Baked Protein Bar (Salted Caramel Peanut Crunch), 20g Protein, Only 6g Sugar, Gluten-free, No Trans Fat, Healthy on-the-go Snack. 6 Count, Net WT 1.94 ounces

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@prosupps_llc Salted Caramel Peanut Crunch Review

220 cal / 10f / 17c / 20p
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Overall size is a bit smaller than your usual bar. 55g compared to 65g or so and it definitely feels like it’s smaller, so it’s a bit of a shock to still see 10g of fat, but carbs are relative low at only 17g. Visually very nice looking bar with a peanut filling, chocolate coating, drizzle, and scattered peanuts over the bar.(que higher fat, yet the non peanut bar I got was also 10f). .
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Mainly a peanut butter aroma with a faint hint of caramel. Very soft when biting it the bar and chews pretty good with the peanuts giving just a slight crunch. Overall flavor here lacked in my opinion. It’s like the caramel and the peanut butter are fighting for the top flavor and neither come out on top and it all gets lost. Chocolate flavor? Don’t even mention it. Enjoyable to eat, but definitely wouldn’t seek this bar out over many others. .
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Overall – 7/10 .

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@prosupps_mybar peanut butter paradise bar review –

340 cal / 13f / 33c / 30p
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Hefty bar at 88g which is nice since this is packing 300+ cals. Absolutely delicious peanut butter aroma to this bar from first ripping it open. Peanut butter coated bar with a peanut butter filling and a nougat layer with chocolate drizzle over it all. Appearance definitely is 👌 with this bar. Macro split is similar to your fit crunch or other related soft baked bars. Very very very soft and chewy texture with some peanuts scattered throughout it. Great peanut butter flavor as it’s the definite stand out here. The bar doesn’t leave a film or any grainy bits left behind and finishes smooth. I honestly don’t have much negative to say about this bar. Spot on Pro Sups, well done. .
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Overall – 9.5/10

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@prosupps my bar death by chocolate review-

Cals – 340 / Fat – 13 / Carbs – 33 / Protein – 30

Pro Supps MyBar PRO Protein Bar, Delicious Triple Layered, Soft Oven-Baked, 30g Protein, 4g Sugar, 12 count (Peanute Butter Paradise Flavor)

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88g bar coated in chocolate with a chocolate drizzle and what looks like chocolate pieces on top. Extremely soft and chewy bar that finishes smooth with no aftertaste. Great chocolate flavor without being overly sweet but definitely sweet enough. Inside looks like two layers of maybe a brownie and cake or maybe two types of a brownie 🤷‍♂️ idk but it’s delicious. .
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Overall – 9.5/10
Definitely a bar that you need to try. I absolutely loved this bar and definitely recommend this! Nom nom nom

Pro Supps MyBar PRO Protein Bar, Delicious Triple Layered, Soft Oven-Baked, 30g Protein, 4g Sugar, 12 count (Death By Chocolate Flavor)

Pro Supps MYBAR PRO Triple-Layered Oven Baked Protein Bar (Variety Pack), 30g Protein, Only 4g Sugar, Gluten-Free, No Trans Fat, On-The-Go Protein, 12 ct

Quick + Healthy Halo Top Milkshakes

Shy away from dessert drinks because they’re loaded with calories? Have no fear, check these recipes to save the waste-line and still party. .

Quick and easy Healthy Milkshake 101:
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1 pint Mint Chip @halotopcreamery
8 oz Almond milk(or milk of choice)
15g @oreo Cereal
Blend together. Pour into glass of choice. Feel free to drizzle @waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce in glass as well. Top with Fat free cool whip and reduced fat Oreo. .
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Whole milkshake – under 400 cal and over 20g of protein. Add some Creme De Menthe and you got yourself a protein packed grasshopper 😎😎👨🏻‍🍳 Want to kick it up some more, add a scoop of muscletech cookies and creme!

or how about,

Fat free vanilla ice cream, almond milk, and Bailey’s Irish cream makes for a delicious low fat dessert. Throw a piece of protein CnC cheesecake and your set. Less than 7g of fat here. Recipe for CnC Cheesecake

or even this,

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3/4 pint @halotopcreamery CnC,
Splash of milk,
At least 2 shots of Irish creme 😉(I’m from Wisconsin so it’s gotta be strong)
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Blend together. Pour into a glass and cut stir sticks out of a dark chocolate seat salt @detourbar bar, sprinkle some cookie crumbs on top and your set!👌

Here are some things you might need!

Oreo Os Cereal – 1lb 3oz Box (Pack of 2)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Mint Chip, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Oreo Reduced Fat Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 14.3 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Cookies & Cream, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cookies and Cream, 4.00 pounds
Detour Simple Whey Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond, 1.1 Ounce, 9 Count
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

Eat more Food, Lose more weight! Save calories while dieting!

Legendary Foods Review!

 

Protein Coffee 2 ways!

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Getting my caffeine fix for the day. Quick, simple, and easy to make! 
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1-2 handfuls of Ice
6-12oz oz Milk/water
1-6oz of cold brew @alphamind_coffee 
1-2 scoops of @muscletech mocha cappuccino whey
@waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce optional.
Blend all together and enjoy for a low fat/carb high protein ‘ice coffee’
Amounts vary on how big you want your drink to be.

Or because it’s fall and pumpkin everything is in season, you can try this! 

Blended 2 handfuls of ice with 8-12oz of fresh brewed coffee, a scoop of @muscletech creamer, and a dash of cinnamon. Perfection👌I typically like black coffee, so this wasn’t overpowering with sweetness. 

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Here are some things you might need!

 

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Mocha Cappuccino, 4 Pound
AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee Pumpkin Spice – The Best Light Roast Coffee With Added Vitamins and Minerals
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Protein Puppy Chow!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3