Creamy Quest Cups – White Chocolate Raspberry

Quest bars are on the top of the charts when it comes to protein bars. The brand itself has grown rapidly over the past couple years and they make delicious treats for everyone to enjoy. I used a White Chocolate Raspberry Quest bar for this recipe. This is so simple and only takes a couple minutes to make.
Here is what you need:

– 1 Quest Bar in White Chocolate Raspberry
– 1/2 container Dannon Greek Yogurt
– 1 tsp Walden Farms (WF) Raspberry Jelly
– 1 packet Truvia


Step 1: Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Remove your quest bar from the wrapper and roll it out.

Step 2: Cut flattened quest bar into 4 sections and place into mini muffin trays

Step 3: Place into oven for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove and let cool.

Step 4:  In a bowl, mix the Greek Yogurt, Truvia, and WF Raspberry Jelly.

Step 5: Assemble the cups by placing a little of the raspberry mixture in the cups.
Top with a piece of white chocolate if you’d like & voilà!! You now have yourself a creamy quest cup 🙂

MACROS FOR ALL 4 CUPS  26p/ 27.5c/ 8f

-Sossie Rose
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Time Release BCAA Capsules for Enhanced Recovery

In the world of BCAA’s (branched chain amino acid) there are unflavored powders, flavored powders, tablets and capsules all in which break down and absorb rapidly. But what about a slower digesting, sustained release, BCAA? The search is over. The new Purus Labs BCAA XR is now available.

Purus Labs BCAA XR is an extended endurance and performance product built with time-released branch-chain amino acid complex. Each serving contains the clinical dose 2:1:1 ratio of amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) in a Time-Targeted blend and another dose of 2:1:1 amino acids in a Instant-Release blend.  Yes, you read this correctly. This product dishes out two (2) doses of BCAA’s with just one serving (3 capsules)!

Consuming BCAAs pre, intra (during workout) and/or post workout will provide you with more energy, helps prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue and ensures a full and quick recovery. The grey beads in each capsule are rapidly releasing BCAA’s and the dark (black) colored beads are slow-release BCAA’s. Get the recovery, endurance and energy boost you need to power through the toughest workouts. Check out BCAA XR.

Cellucor & MuscleTech Crepes

Crepes are great to start and end the day with. They add a sweet touch to a meal. However, these are not your ordinary crepes. Most crepes are very thin and packed with sugar. The Cellucor & MuscleTech crepes rise slightly like bread to create a thicker, protein filled treat. You can customize these crepes to your liking. Some other options to put fill your crepe with include: blueberries, almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, apples, cinnamon, etc.

Prep and Prepare Time:  20 Minutes

Ingredients:

Crepes

–          1 Scoop Cellucor Red Velvet Cake Cor-Whey Protein

–          1 Scoop MuscleTech Iso-Whey Vanilla Ice Cream Protein

–          ¾ Cup Egg Whites

–          ¼ Cup Almond Milk

Filling

–          6 Strawberries

–          4 Tbsp. Natural Peanut Butter (optional)

Directions:

–          Wisk all crepe ingredients together until all clumps are out

–          Chop strawberries into thin slices or put in a blender to make a jelly

–          Scoop crepe mixture onto hot greased pan and tip to spread batter

–          Flip crepe over as soon as the outside begins to rise

–          Once turned over, cook only 5-10 seconds (crepe will become very dry if left on too long)

Spread peanut butter and strawberries on crepes and roll up. Add any other toppings you feel necessary and enjoy!

Nutrition:

Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 187
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 7g
Protein: 15g

– Rachel Calhoun
#fitrecipe #teamSC #fitfood

Is it really REAL FOOD?

There’s nothing more nutritional than real food, so what’s the deal with Rich Piana’s 5 Percent Nutrition REAL FOOD? It’s exactly what it is labeled, real food. No, it’s not packed with chicken, beef and all those protein sources (that wouldn’t smell good anyways, right?) needed to grow but REAL FOOD is built with natural carbohydrates. The carb sources in REAL FOOD are Pounded Yam, Oats, Sweet Potato, and Blueberry Fruit Powder! Now you will need to consume this with a protein source for a complete meal, but all of that in one scoop? – No brainer. Hit your macros clean and easy.

This product mixes extremely easy with water and contains absolutely zero added sugars. You can use this product for post workout glycogen replenishment or even as a pre-workout carb loading. Compared to going out, purchasing carbs and prepping them, this all-in-one product averages $0.72 per serving. Not too shabby. So get the most out of your carbs and try out REAL FOOD in two amazingly delicious flavors, Sweet Potato Pie and Blueberry Cobbler!

Photo Ready Labeled Product with an Amazing Taste

I know what you may think, another protein product…really? The USPlabs team has put together yet another protein product. Since the discontinued OxyElite Protein, the void of a protein product was shortly filled with the newly formulated Modern Protein. The biggest question we get is, “Is it the same as OxyElite Protein? What makes this protein product different?”

The breakdown of proteins within the Modern Protein goes like this. The proteins are made up of Triple Isolate Matrix, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Hydrolysate (fastest acting protein source) along with a part Whey Protein Concentrate and Micellar Casein (slow digesting protein source).  With this blend, you get a part fast digesting and absorbing proteins and a part moderate to slow digesting and absorbing proteins, leaving you feeling full longer.

They also add a Lipid Matrix and Digestive Enzymes to this blend. The Lipid Matrix consists of Sunflower Oil, Mono & Di-Glycerides (healthy fatty-acids), Disodium Phosphate (salt like compound), Silicon Dioxide (a compound to absorb moisture), and Tocopherols (flavor protection)). Some may have issues breaking down a heavy whey concentrate or a caseinated protein, with the lipid and digestive support, this product should breakdown easy for a stress free digestive system.

Last but not least, the flavor. Although the competition of flavored protein on the market is high, most companies stick to the core flavors, Chocolate and Vanilla. This may be temporary but for now, the flavors USPlabs built – although basic – are delicious and can be consumed with good old H2O or mixes well in a blender/nutrabullet.  The cost per scoop isn’t bad, some may ask, it is roughly $1.15 USD per scoop in the 2lb container and roughly $0.94 per scoop in the 5lb container. Both are now available.