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Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein Sale

Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein is an awesome tasting treat.  On its own with some ice and almond milk will make you remember eating an ice-cream sandwich…OH SOOOOO GOOD!!

It is a great way to perk up your regular boring protein smoothie or shake with a sinfully great taste. Seriously, you’ll think you’re drinking a sweet treat and not a healthy protein shake.

Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein is also a great way to get some extra protein into your diet by adding it to other foods and meals.

How about Cookies ‘N’ Cream Overnight Oats or an Oreo Parfait. Pancakes? Yup…pancakes too.
I’ve got a free Cookies ‘N’ Cream Recipe Book for you that you can download right here…

BUT….

What good is a recipe book without the Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein to go with it??
I’ve got you covered…and for a VERY LIMITED TIME, you can get the awesome taste of Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein on sale for as little as $15.00 per pound!!

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We’re talking about HIGH QUALITY, NUTRIENT PACKED, GREAT TASTING PROTEIN POWDER!!

Protein is so important to your good health, but we don’t always eat enough of the high quality protein our bodies need. That’s when a supplementation is a great choice and Cookies ‘N’ Cream Protein by Carrie Burrows (that’s me) is an awesome choice.

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45 Protein Smoothie And Shake Recipes

There is nothing like a really great protein smoothies or shakes when you don’t want a meal or you can’t get to one. I love them…all kinds of them!
They are so versatile, easy and functional for your nutrition plan whether you’re using them as a meal replacement, a snack option, a supplement or a bridge until you can get to a real meal.

They are great no matter how you want them and you can go crazy with all the different combinations and styles.

Here is a free 50 page book with 45 options for you. <- Click here to download.

Every recipe has protein in the ingredient list, but you never have to include protein as an option, but it sure can help! Come to think about it…just take the protein out of every option you have 90 recipes to try!!

Delicious, easy and healthy time saving protein smoothies and shake recipes.

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The images are from the book showing an example of the shopping / ingredient list, pictures of smoothies and the macro breakdown.

WHY PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION?

Protein is vital for you as a nutrient that you need. You can’t live without it and depending what you do, you may need more than the person next to you.

It is vital to weight and fat loss and in the repair of your body systems.  Depending on your diet (the nutrition you consume, not the plan you are using to lose weight), you may need to supplement your protein intake.

Protein smoothies and shakes make a great delivery system for all kinds of protein supplementation. I recommend Whey Protein for the vast majority of people, but there are other kinds as well.

Protein Smoothies Are Everywhere

There are a lot of places that offer protein smoothies for sale. Whether you get plain smoothies and upgrade with a boost of protein buy a protein smoothie or shake special, you’ll love them!

That’s an indication of just how important protein actually is. When you can build a chain of smoothie shops around it, it’s pretty important.

However, you can save a lot of money by getting your own protein and making your own protein smoothies and shakes. They are far more reasonable to make than they are to buy!

More importantly, you know exactly where all your ingredients are coming from. Smoothies can add a lot of sugar to your diet if you’re not careful.

So get yourself some quality protein powder, pick out your favorite recipes and start your day great!

Click here to download your free protein smoothie book

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Leave a comment below with your FAVORITE SMOOTHIE OR SHAKE RECIPE!

 

Protein Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice…There’s just no way to avoid it, so let’s make it healthy and yummy! And this is just that!

A complete amazing way to start the day with:

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

I made these on Facebook Live…you can click here to see the broadcast of all the action unfold as I also answer questions about nutrition and the recipe.

Ingredients
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Pureed Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/8 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 – 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (adjust to your taste
1/2 cap Butter Extract (Flavor)

Directions:
Whisk all the ingredients together and pour onto a medium hot griddle in four-inch circles.

Flip when the edges are beginning to brown and bubbles form on top.

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Let’s Crank Up Your Coffee

Boost Your Coffee With This Fountain Of Youth Protein.

My #FitFriends in the MBA already know this about me…I LOVE COFFEE and the first coffee I have every day is BUTTER COFFEE.

If you don’t know what butter coffee is, slap yourself in the face, read the rest of this and then watch this video to learn all about butter coffee <- Video I did that explains it what it is.

Coffee + Butter = Great
Coffee + Butter + MCT Oil = Amazing
Coffee + Butter + MCT Oil + Collagen = HEAVEN (picture yourself taking a sip and suddenly you’re surrounded by angels playing harps).

What the heck is Collagen? Slap yourself again.

Collagen is a protein.  It’s the #1 protein in your body. It’s found in everything from our muscles and bone, skin and hair…it’s an inside outside protein.

It’s kind of a big deal…collagen makes up about 30% of your inside and 70% of your outer covering (skin). 

You naturally produce collagen, but as we get older our collagen production slows down. Add in stress and sickness and it plummets.

  • skin loses its elasticity
  • hair and nails grow more slowly and lose their strength and shine
  • ligaments get stiff..

We also get collagen from the food we eat. Animals, like us are made up of a lot of collagen…remember it’s a protein.

A couple of years ago, Bone Broth Soup started to get really popular and early this year it was huge! I’ve been having it about once or twice a month for a couple of years. (PRO TIP #1: Don’t try making it…it’s an all day process…just buy it).

The other way I supplement my collagen is with powder. Back to the coffee. (See, it all comes back to coffee).

I put a tablespoon of collagen powder in my butter coffee and give it a stir. (PRO TIP #2: Don’t blend it…it breaks it down and makes it kind of useless.)

Here’s why I supplement with collagen.

1. It can cut down on wrinkles, and give the skin more elasticity.
Cut down on wrinkles?? Give me a drum of the stuff!

2. It improves bone and joint health and may improve hormone production.
Hormones…middle aged hormone help. Sign me up!

3. Adding collagen powder to your diet may even cause the body to make more collagen on its own!

Put it in your smoothies, sprinkle it on your oatmeal, put it in tea…how ever you start the day.

Have an awesome day!

Carrie

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Eat To Lose Weight

Food is the cornerstone of your plans to lose weight.

As far as I’m concerned weight loss is simple: when you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight.

Two problems that occur though when using that logic is you more than likely underestimate how much you actually eat and overestimate how many calories you burn.

When it comes to your food intake, you need to track your food daily until you are comfortable with what a proper size meal and the total calories you are consuming actually look like. You might be surprised after a few days of tracking.

Now start eating 250 to 500 fewer calories per day. That doesn’t mean cut out a meal. It means cut down on the portion sizes you’re eating and make better choices to eat the best kinds of calories you can. HINT: You’ll accomplish this easily if you just get rid of processed food.

High protein foods are the most important for losing fat. They keep you feeling full longer and because they take longer for the body to breakdown eating protein has a thermogenic effect, which simply means you body is burning more calories to process the protein.

grilled-923097_1920A rule of thumb for how much protein you need eat is one gram for every pound of body weight. Your protein sources should be lean choices like lean meats, eggs, fish, and high quality protein powders.

Foods that contain healthy fats don’t make you fat! In fact the right ones help you shed fat. Animal fats, butter, coconut oil, nuts, and avocados help reduce hunger. Healthy fats are essential to weight loss and overall health. The fats that you have to avoid are trans fats and anything that says, “partially hydrogenated oils” on the label.appetite-1238256_1920

Carbs are not the enemy. Sugar is the enemy. The problem is sugar is added to everything that is processed and carbs are sugar to the body. When you get too many carbs or sugar your body produces insulin to balance the blood sugar levels and that leads to fat storage. You need carbs in your diet. You don’t need sugar.

You need to cut back on carbs and cut out sugar.

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Breads, grains, pasta are all types of carbs that should be minimal in your diet. Vegetables, leafy greens…those are the carbs that should be plentiful! Watch out for the dressings and sauces you put on your veggies though. They are usually jacked up with sugar, trans fats and chemicals that make them shelf stable.

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The Power of Protein

Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be.  Literally, it is up to you to determine your own success!

There you go!  Think about that and discuss. Ok, time’s up, here is my take on it.  (You can go back to discussing later.)

You set yourself back every time you have that “treat” or little bite of this or that, which for some reason you feel you, “Need”…ackh!

Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight, I congratulate you for taking the steps to be healthy.  I applaud you for making the decision.

Research shows that protein is a key factor in weight loss success.  The way that it does this is through the ‘thermic effect’ that it has on your body.

The definition of the ‘thermic effect’ of food is the increase in energy expenditure (calories burned) above your resting metabolic rate due to the cost of digesting your food for storage and use.

In easier terms, every time you consume food your body burns calories to digest that food.  Think about that one…you use energy to consume the energy that your body needs to use energy.

The interesting thing with this is your body does not require as many calories to digest carbohydrates and fat as it does protein.

For every 100 calories of carbohydrates or fat you consume your body only requires about 3-7 calories to digest those carbs and fat.  If you consumed 100 calories of protein your body requires around 24-28 calories to digest that protein. Hello protein!! 4 to 8 x more energy required to process protein.

Your body burns potentially up to 30% of the protein calories you consume just to digest that protein and only 3-7% of the carbs and fat you eat and digest.  Think about the net difference in what is left over.  That is a lot more energy that can be stored for a rainy day from eating too many carbs and fats…that is not what you want.

Need more science proof?  Studies report other benefits of protein:

  • Increased thermogenesis aka: faster metabolism thru the thermic effect of food
  • Fullness/satiety
  • Improved glycemic control aka: your body uses the sugars more for energy instead of storing them as fat

Increased protein intake also makes your brain turn on the production of the hormone glucagon.  Everyone knows what that is right?  That’s the one that keeps your insulin levels in check.  Less free sugar floating around in your body to get stored as fat.

One common problem to increasing your protein intake is the thought people have of trying to eat enough of it.  This is where a protein shake can really help.  Easy to prepare-cost effective and did I mention e-a-s-y; less than a minute to make a yummy shake!

Protein aids in lean muscle growth, increased metabolism, and accelerated fat loss. There are way too many choices of protein powders available, so let me narrow it down for you…make sure it is cold-processed. Like anything, when you add heat to it, changes occur.  With protein, heat changes to protein chain and you want it to be as pure as possible.  My protein powder is one of the good ones..ok, actually the best one, but I’m biased.

And don’t you dare confuse a smoothie for a protein supplement…did you know that Tim Horton’s Fruit Smoothies have a sugar content of between 30 and 50 grams with zero protein and they are pricey!

So, boost your protein intake with a protein shake.  Need a recipe? Here a few to get you started.

Berry Berry Good Shake

  • 1 scoop of Health & Fitness Systems Vanilla Protein
  • 1 cup of frozen mixed berries (half banana –  optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Blend and enjoy

Mocha Shake

  • 1 scoop of chocolate Health & Fitness Systems Protein
  • Instant coffee (I like Starbucks Via)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Morning Starter

  • 1 scoop of chocolate Health and Fitness Systems Protein
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 heaping tsp of natural pb

Blend and enjoy!