USPlabs Modern Protein Packed Cinnamon Rolls

USPlabs Cinnamon Rolls

One of the best things that I miss from my childhood was waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls. They were always so warm and the icing was always delicious! Fortunately, I have found a way to continue to enjoy these without all of the extra sugar and carbohydrates. These cinnamon rolls are so easy to make, and there are only five ingredients! USPlabs Vanilla protein helps to create the perfect icing. The perfect gift idea for the food lover!

Ingredients

Dough:

– 1.5 Scoops USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 2 Tsp. Cinnamon

– ¼ Cup Egg Whites

– ½ Cup Oat Flour

– Pre-bake Glaze

– 1 Tbsp. almond oil (can use any type of nut oil here)

– 1 Tsp. cinnamon

Frosting:

– 1 Scoop USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 1/8 Cup Egg Whites

– 1 Tbsp. Almond Milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Put all ingredients into food processer until a ball forms

3. Pull apart small sections of dough ball and roll into long strips like a snake

4. Coil the dough in a circle, stacking the dough to create the roll

5. Place rolls into greased pan

6. Mix pre-bake glaze and paint over cinnamon rolls

7. Bake 8 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes

8. Generously add icing over the fresh rolls and enjoy!

Nutrition:

Makes 8 Rolls | Serving Size: 4 Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 339
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 19g
Protein: 37g

 

MET-Rx Pancake Mix Grilled Pizza Recipe

MET-Rx Pancake Mix Grilled Pizza

Two of the greatest things ever created in my life: grilling and pizza. Making your own pizza is so good for your health because you know all of the ingredients going in the dough, and you can choose your toppings without paying what pizza shops charge for them. For this recipe, I chose spinach, chicken, prosciutto and mushrooms. In my house, we like to load up our pizzas! If you are wondering if I forgot tomato sauce, the answer is “no!” Using olive oil ensures the pizza will not end up dry. This healthy fat makes the pizza savory and juicy. MET-Rx Pancake Mix works perfectly to increase the protein in this recipe along with adding a subtle sweetness to the dough.

Prep and Prepare Time:  25 minutes

Ingredients:

– Pizza Dough

– ¼ Cup (2 Scoops) Met-Rx Pancake Mix

– 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour

– ¼  Cup Egg Whites

– ¼ Cup Mozzarella Cheese

– ¼ Cup Asiago Cheese

– 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder

– 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning

– 1 Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes

– 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

– 3 Garlic Cloves

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients except olive oil and garlic cloves in a food processor until dough forms. If the dough does not create a ball, slowly add teaspoons of water until a dough ball forms. However, if your dough is too wet and looks a thick dip; add teaspoons of brown rice flour until you get the ball to form. 2. Grease a large piece of aluminum foil with ½ tablespoon of the olive oil on a pizza stone/serving tray.
 3. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Roll until dough starts to crack around the edges and use your fingers to push edges in ¼ of an inch around the outside.
4. Chop the garlic cloves and paint the rest of the olive oil onto the flattened dough. Use a knife to spread out chopped garlic on top.
5. Add toppings of your choice, place foil and pizza on grill on medium heat and cook for 6 minutes (be sure to shut the grill to help the pizza cook evenly)

Nutrition:
Servings: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 484
Protein: 21g
Carbohydrates: 57g
Fat: 21g

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

 

Sweet Potato & Banana Protein Pancakes powered by Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey

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SP&B Protein Pancakes

I am huge fan of sweet potatoes and they make up a huge part of my diet when I am getting ready for a contest. Also, I love bananas because they are naturally sweet and loaded with potassium. Here is a recipe I created that is delicious and packed with protein. The protein powder I used for this recipe is Cellucor’s Cor-Performance Whey flavored in Peanut Butter Marshmallow.  Peanut butter + sweet potatoes + bananas = HEAVEN! (cue the angelic choir)

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Here is what you will need:

Directions:– 2 egg whites
– 3 oz sweet potato
– 3 oz banana
– 1 scoop Cellucor Protein Powder
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/8 cup brown rice flour

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Step 1

In one bowl, mash together your sweet potato and bananas.

 

 

 

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Step 2

In a separate bowl; beat your egg whites until fluffy with peaks and fold into your SP&B mixture.

 

 

 

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Step 3

Mix Cellucor Protein Powder, baking soda, and brown rice flour

 


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Step 4

Combine both wet and dry mixtures but do not over mix.

 

 

 

Step 5– Pour the pancake mixture on a non-stick pan and fry them up!

 

 

Step 6- top it off with some bananas, peanut butter, and Walden Farms calorie free syrup.

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Macros (per serving) 17.5p/ 27c/ 1f = 187 calories
Macros (whole batter) 35p / 54c / 2f = 369 calories

ENJOY!!

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Staying Fit on the Fourth!

Today shall be a day filled with family, friends, fun, and of course, FOOD!

Food is culture; it brings people together. If you think about it, we revolve a lot of our lives around food! When you think of a typical first date, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Dinner and a movie. What about a birthday party? Cake and ice cream. Thanksgiving? Christmas? Easter? Dinner, of course! Events and holidays in the summer are mostly formed around drinks and cookouts. Although I do think its important to get a cheat or treat meal in every once in a while, sometimes you don’t want to fall completely off the wagon, because I do understand it can be difficult to jump back on.

Personally, I think we can all do something about this. Every day I see more and more people becoming interested in changing their lifestyles and wanting to live more healthfully. The problem is, we really don’t know where to start, and how in-depth to go. I think if more people start making little changes at events and holidays, we truly can start making a difference in living healthier lives.

The problem is, many people associate eating healthy with eating boring and less tasty food, and the only real “good” food is unhealthy food. This is completely false. Guess what? Most junk food that you find in a store, and even grandma’s cookies are a combination of ingredients. Surprisingly swiss cake rolls and nutty buddies do not come from the ground, or off a tree. The first snack cakes were MADE by people! Have you tried eating flour alone? Baking soda? Partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil? Yeah…they’re not very tasty. This doesn’t just go for sweets! Fried chicken, boxed macaroni and cheese, potato salad, etc. they are all combinations of foods, that were probably made through experimentation in a kitchen.

So what if we started to do the same things with healthier food? Experiment, make, and try new recipes with food that is more waistline friendly, and aesthetically pleasing. Offering more nutritionally dense foods at events and holidays (along with grandma’s cookies, of course!) to make America believe that healthy is not boring, and that it can in fact be right up there with some of your personal favorites. Try and tell me that a juicy steak cooked just the way you want it paired with a perfectly baked sweet potato isn’t delicious. (Hint: people may think eating steaks and other red meats is horrible for you…think again! Eating this will help your physique a lot more than fried chicken and potato salad!)

Tips for surviving events and holidays:

  • -Try to incorporate at least some protein in every meal. Eggs, egg whites, meats, tofu (if vegetarian), protein powder such as Rule One Protein, plain greek yogurt and smarter foods that may be high in another macronutrient such as nuts (good source of fat) and quinoa (a good source of carbohydrates) but also have a notable amount of protein hidden in them.
  • -Cook and bake with coconut oil. It is so much better for you than other oils, and is in fact 60% medium chain triglycerides, which actually helps BURN fat!
  • -Use vegetables as meal fillers! Instead of loading up on more pasta, try loading up on some broccoli or cauliflower. The fiber and water content will help keep you fuller.
  • -Sweeten baked goods with FRUIT! Dates and bananas are very common for this! For lower calorie sweetening, try some stevia- which is a zero calorie sweetener that is extracted from a plant.
  • -Eat fat. Yes. Eat fat!!! Avocados (hello, who doesn’t LOVE guacamole!), nuts and nut butters (from real nuts like almonds and cashews, not peanuts which are actually legumes!), coconut oil (which is a solid at room temperature so I use it as butter!), whole eggs, grassfed butter, and fats from meat! Steak, beef, uncured bacon, there are so many delicious options!
  • -Lose the bun, or replace it with something better. My family has been using Ezekiel english muffins when we grill burgers and honestly, it is easily one of the best ways to eat a burger! That extra crunch from toasting them is exactly what burgers needed to be even better.
  • -At cookouts and parties, offer fruit, nut, and vegetable platters.
  • -Water, water, water! You must stay hydrated, especially when consuming alcohol. Always keep a bottle of water by you to sip on while you’re having a drink.
  • -Use club soda and fruit to sweeten drinks rather than juices and tonic water.

 

For a low calorie and inexpensive treat to bring to parties today, try THIS:

What you’ll need:
-Box of graham crackers,
-Cool Whip Free
-Fun sprinkles!

All you need to do is freeze the cool whip, then add 2 tablespoons of it on to half of a graham cracker. Sandwich it with the other half, and dip the sides in festive sprinkles! Freeze for 10-20 more minutes and you now have under 100 calorie “ice cream sandwiches” 🙂