BPI Sports Banana Marshmallow Protein Muffins Recipe

Muffins are so great because you can enjoy them any time of the day. However, most are about the size of a softball and loaded with calories, carbohydrates and sugar. These protein muffins are wonderful because they have minimal calories and are packed with protein! To avoid dry muffins, be sure to remember the banana and do not add any dry flour, such as ground oats or almond flour.

Prep and Prepare Time:  45 minutes

Ingredients:

– 3 Scoops BPI Sports Whey HD Banana Marshmallow Protein

– 1 Banana

– 1/2 Cup Egg Whites

– 1/8 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

– 1 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds

– 1 Tsp. Cinnamon

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin pan with oil

– Mash banana until most of the chunks are gone

– Blend all ingredients together until smooth

– Scoop batter into muffin tins 1/8 cup at a time (small protein scoop works great!)

– Sprinkle sesame seeds over each muffin

– Bake 17 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes

Nutrition:

Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 88
Protein: 11g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Fat: 2g

 

Chasing the Intense Energy & Extreme Pump – The Cellucor C4 50X Run Down

Since the launch of Cellucor G4 (Fourth Generation of Products), we can see they’ve taken the C4 Extreme and broke it down into separate series of C4’s. Not rolling out the C4 Extreme in the G4 series, but in addition to that, Cellucor has pumped out C4 Mass, C4 Ripped, and the latest arrival to SC, C4 50X.

So what makes the new 50X different from the others? Well the C4 Mass is as simple as it is named. They’ve added carbohydrates and additional creatine to the Mass blend; again simple. Reviews on this product are coming in slowly as the new G4 series has been picking up. The Mass has performing well with majority of our customers. We can’t say the same for the C4 Ripped as of yet with little to no feedback. – Stay tuned for those though!

The C4 Ripped has mass similarities to the Super HD Powder, yet still holding the C4 label. Could be that the Super HD Powder is being phased out? We will leave you to decide that.

On to the answer for the question above, what makes the C4 50x different from the rest? After quickly reviewing the nutritional panel and not going to much in depth, it appears quite simple. They’ve integrated TeaCor™, XCELICOR™ and the traditional Caffeine Anhydrous (I know same-old yada yada.) The most intriguing thing about this blend are the two “fancy” caffeine’s. Not by name but how the absorption rate by the body, each source provides. As old school caffeine anhydrous hits the system quickly and yet not as efficiently, meaning the body doesn’t process and absorb anhydrous to the fullest. On to the TeaCor™ and the XCELICOR caffeine’s.

Both TeaCor™ and XCELICOR™ are a more efficient, moderate to fast absorbing caffeine’s with lasting effects. What do I mean by “lasting effects”? It’s been tested that XCELICOR has lasting effects up to 6 hours after consumption. Say WHAT! Yes, the effect of XCELICOR compared to regular caffeine is that it’s been shown to improve mental clarity, greater concentration, improved energy & alertness, and most important, NO adverse effects.

The release of TheaTrim™ by Purus Labs, utilized the TeaCor™ compound well before C4 50X came out. The TeaCor™ seems to affect the brain, closer to the effects of caffeine in which stimulates the central nervous system and decreases the central nervous system at lower doses. The biggest difference between TeaCor™ and Caffeine is that TeaCor™ has been shown NOT to effect blood pressure, and also has been suggested that it has much less effects on the liver as it does not cause liver damage usually causes by stress when utilizing caffeine.

Okay, enough of the energy and focus talk. On to the pump compounds in the C4 50X. Again, briefly running through the panel we can see it contains the essentials, beta alanine, arginine AKG, and the most favorable Creatine Nitrate (N3-T™).

With the basics covered and the additional energy sources, the new Cellucor G4 C4 50X would definitely be an interesting product to try, and is now available!

Too Young, Too Specific

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A trend is emerging in youth sports nationally.  Kids are attempting to achieve mastery in a particular sport at increasingly younger ages.  Having drive and ambition regardless of age is fantastic; however, to specify in one discipline too early typically is at the expense of developing broad athletic skills first.  To ignore general athletic development early could potentially lend itself to poor movement patterns and overuse injuries later.  Tommy Johns surgeries for pitchers in the bigs, ACL reconstructions for US women’s national soccer team members, and foot problems for NBA stars like Kevin Durant lend credence to this growing trend.

The suggestion is not to take up as many sports as possible to combat this potential growing overuse epidemic but rather to make sure a good general physical preparedness regime is included as well as the technical skill work for each sport.  At an early age the preparedness work that should include squatting , Pulling, pressing, sprinting and jumping is equally as important as technique for sport.  As the athlete matures, particularly with a good athletic base, the need to supplement technical work with athletic enhancement will lessen to a point in which it merely is just maintenance.  The point of emphasis here is that a lot of the prerequisite mobility, strength and movement pattern work was done early for this scenario to truly take shape.  The problem with the trend in sport and physical culture now is sport year round, preparedness increasingly less.  It is a dangerous proposition for young athletes and something they usually won’t have to contend with immediately but eventually they always will.  Develop early, develop often and make sure the development includes a well rounded approach including physical preparation