PowerBar ProteinPlus Drink Mix

PowerBar was kind enough to send me some samples of their new “Protein Drink Mix.” LOL. Basically, protein powder. I guess this is more marketed for folks unfamiliar or intimidated by protein powder? In any case, they sent me vanilla and chocolate varieties. Each scoop contains 20 g protein, 7 g carbs, 2 g fats, and 130 calories. The chocolate one tastes really good, but the vanilla one tastes not-so-hot. Altogether, a fine product.

Here’s some info from their ...

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Protein Powder Review- Guest Post on FoodsOfApril.com

Oh by the way I forgot to mention on my blog that I did a guest post on FoodsOfApril.com! It’s a protein powder review.

Here is some of it:


Miracle Whey (Peanut Butter Flavor)– The best tasting peanut butter flavored protein powder I’ve ever had! This is Mercola’s line of super healthy cold pressed whey from only grass fed cows! It is a bit higher in carbs than I would like, but very ...

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PB & Graham Cracker Protein Treat

I decided to do a little experimentation, since I was in the kitchen. I mixed:

Dash cinnamon

4 tbsp all–natural crunchy almond butter

1/3 cup unprocessed bran

1 tbsp canned pumpkin

1 tsp light yacon syrup

½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze (almond milk)

30 g chia seeds

4 scoops VPX graham cracker protein powder

1 scoop Nectar chocolate truffle protein powder

1 scoop All the Whey cake batter protein powder

It made this really sticky GOO.

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PB & Graham Cracker Protein Cottage Cheese


(Ah, and there’s our doggy LUKE!! making his debut…)

This concoction is RIDICULOUSly good.

Just mix:

1/3 cup 1% fat cottage cheese (no salt added)

1 scoop VPX zero carb graham cracker protein powder (you can buy this here)

1 tbsp All Natural Barney Butter (crunchy) Almond Butter

And it totally tastes like graham cracker. That protein powder is not very good in shakes, but mixing it ...

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Coconut Cake Batter Protein Mash

I had a great workout at the gym this morning. Perhaps it was a little artificially inspired by (cough cough) caffeine but it FELT GREAT! This marks the second week in my strength cycle, so I worked upper body, and (per my program) was able to increase my mileage to 35 minutes of jogging. Yeah! It feels great. My stamina has not returned to pre-injury stamina but I know that comes with time and persistence, so I am feeling so ...

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High-Protein, Low-Carb Mock Focaccia

Today I made my mock focaccia. This recipe is awesome!

Here’s what I did:

Preheat oven to about 400 degrees. Spray a pan with non-stick spray.


In a bowl, mix 1 tbsp baking powder into ½ cup 0% FAGE yogurt.

Add: 1 tbsp unprocessed bran

¼ cup Rolled oats

½ cup Egg whites

1 tbsp Italian-ish seasonings like oregano, basil, Rosemary, garlic, pepper

1 and 1/2 scoop Unflavored protein powder (I ...

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Guiltless Protein Pizza

This protein pizza is not for everyone. This is for people who enjoy high-protein, low carb entrees. Great for figure competitors 😉

1. Pizza Dough:

Mix together then cook on a skillet like a pancake:

  • 1 and 1/2 scoops (Jay Robb or equivalent) unflavored protein powder
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings

2. In another skillet, sautee

  • 1/4 cup chopped onions or shallots
  • 1 tbsp diced garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped peppers
  • any other vegetable you’d like
  • cubed chicken, or other meat source (optional) ...
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