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Customize your own protein shake with True Nutrition

Customize your own protein shake with True Nutrition

I have tried just about every fad and exercise program there is. The past year I have (finally) settled into a food and exercise regimen that works for me and I stay motivated with it. It started by buying my Peloton bike. I was so intrigued at results I saw in friends and family who had one, we took the bait. It then led me to be inspired within their app to add strength training and join FB groups with other members. Then I was inspired to take my storage room and transform it into my home gym. That was when motivation kicked into overdrive. I had a ME space. It was a space I painted, decorated, collected items for and made into a cozy spot to do cycling, strength, yoga or anything else I choose to do for my health in MY (and husbands) room.

Of course after all the effort into exercise, I am naturally inspired to count calories and macros. I learned what foods were working for or against me by listing them in apps. Then I was watching videos to get back into intermittent fasting as I had tried it in the past and remember it being easy for me. I discovered some YouTube stars on this topic of healthy eating and watched all their videos. I was learning how to do IF, how to properly start and break fasts, how to read nutrition labels and how to shop smart and not be fooled by branding so I was truly buying the healthiest ingredients.

I add a routine everyday in my home gym and I eat between 11-7. Typically it is more like 11:15-6:30 or so and that’s even better. I learned that in order to lower my cortisol that is very high at the end of my fast I can add cinnamon to my morning coffee which is great because I prefer flavor in my coffee. There is something in cinnamon that raises insulin without high sugar/carb foods and that helps lower cortisol. Now I am entering my fast with a level best for meals.

I know that I should never break a fast with carbs/sugar especially after my cinnamon coffee so I break it with a pea protein shake with a nut milk (I use almond milk). Then 1 hour later I eat a balanced meal with more protein, veggies like eggs with veggies and a piece of toasted Ezekiel muffin or bread and butter or peanut butter. Later, I eat a good snack or on high intensity workout days have a True Nutrition Whey Protein shake. Then dinner is meat, veggies and a small starch. I love a treat after dinner some nights and will have Lilly’s chocolate or some other guilt-free treat. I also LOVE Nunbelievable cookies, these are so delicious.

So, why True Nutrition? It not only tastes great but the ingredients are clean and sweetened with stevia. I use this as my whey protein on heavy workout days when I want whey and they also have a pea protein option as well for meal replacements. True Nutrition allows me to customize my shake!

I can choose a size, then a flavor and as I choose flavors, a little box appears giving me all the ingredients and macros so I choose a flavor that fits my ingredient desires. Then I can add any boosts if I want or even mix flavors – like add vanilla with strawberry or mint chocolate with chocolate to make that mint subtle. There are over 30 flavors to choose from. Then choose your boost and there are about 12 to choose from such as BCAA’s, probiotic and more. Last you can choose a resealable pouch or jug for storage. This means you build exactly what you need!

You can even browse their pre-selected blends to make it quick and easy. It is very simple to build your mix and their website guides you from start to finish. Start building your powder today. I was sent True Nutrition’s Whey Protein shakes in French Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge Brownie (no additions/supplements added) in the EZ seal pouch. Visit True Nutrition and get started.

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Reset360 Organic Plant Based Protein Bars

Reset360 Organic Plant Based Protein Bars

Ingredients matter to me. It is easy to just say I want to eat healthy and pick up foods and beverages from the store that say or appear better for you. So many brands fool you about their ‘health’. Until you learn to read a label, you probably think you are picking healthy options when you are far from making an improvement. You can really see this in protein or health bars. Very few on store shelves are actually good for you. One brand that I love because the ingredients are legit are these Super Power Bars from Reset360 Organic Plant Based Protein Bars.

The ingredients have sweeteners like stevia, no-added sugar dark chocolate chips and based with cassava, pea protein powder, and cashew and almond butter. Most of the ingredients including added natural flavors are certified organic. It is far cleaner than over (probably) 80% of the bars in stores or online.

These bars are great for adults and kids. They can be consumed for breakfast, lunch or an energy, protein snack. I was able to try the Double Dark Chocolate Brownie and both my husband and I love them. Reset 360 bars also come in flavors, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Nuts & Seeds. These bars have 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. They are Low Carb, Low Calorie Non-GMO and Gluten Free while still consuming only 1 gram of sugar so you feel like you indulged because of the taste.

You will find these bars on the Reset360 website and at Amazon. They retail for around $3.75 a bar making it a cheap, yet satisfying mini meal or snack.

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Keto-Friendly Cookies that actually taste good from Nunbelievable

I am a Nubelievable affiliate. This means I agree to promote them as I enjoy and believe in their products myself.

Keto-Friendly Cookies that actually taste good from Nunbelievable

With so many keto-friendly snacks on the market, it is exciting that brands want to provide up with better ingredients. However, when they taste bland or chalky then they really are not of service to our tastebuds. Nunbelievable has done it right with their new keto-friendly cookies.

The Snickerdoodle cookies taste like a fresh-baked snickerdoodle and the double chocolate chip cookies taste like brownie batter. They are delicious!

Nunbelievable really prides itself on their 1 cookie = 1 meal program where you enjoy delicious cookies, and they donate meals to partner soup kitchens to feed people in need. The cookies yield 1 net carb per serving and a serving is 2 cookies. With flavors like these that are a little rich and satisfying, you will only need to eat 2 at a time and itch that sweet tooth with little guilt!

The ingredients? They are sweetened with stevia, stevia extracts, monkfruit extract, sugar-free chocolate chips and erythritol. The base is almond flour and emulsifier (contains sunflower or palm oils which is OK because their is not a lot), so I am 100% for these cookies on KETO and clean eating.

Each serving (2 cookies) have 100 calories – for a great snack serving. 6g of sugar alcohols, 0 sugar/added sugar and 2g fiber and 9g carbs (1g net carb). Again, they are delicious! The cost? about $1.50 a serving, that’s less than most quality snack bars or sugar-free chocolate bars. To stock up on Nunbelievable low carb cookies, visit their shop!

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Award-Winning ZestTea Energy Review ad Giveaway and Savings

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Energy, focus and health is what is rolled together in a can of ZestTea Energy. ZestTea has about 3x the caffeine of normal tea, or about as much caffeine as a regular cup of coffee. Now you can get your energy in sparkling tea cans and also available in Zero Sugar. All of ZestTea’s blends are gluten free. There is a small amount of natural sugar in some of the the blend ingredients like the fruit pieces, but there is no added sugars!

These taste great and I love the packaging. The energy in one of these cans comes from 120mg of natural tea caffeine, the focus comes from 100mg L-Theanine so you don’t get the jitters or have a caffeine crash and the health comes from the zero-added sugars and the non-GMO certified ingredients.

For example, the ingredient list for my favorite flavor, Blood Orange Mango is: Carbonated Water, Organic, Green Tea, Natural Blood Orange Flavor, Natural Mango Flavor, Natural Flavors, Green Tea Extract, Citric Acid, L-Theanine, Stevia Leaf Extract, Non-GMO Certified.

ZestTea also has other caffeinated tea varieties such as tea bags, loose leaf and CBD-infused teas as well as accessories. You can also visit the ZestTea blog to learn so many great facts about tea, such as What is the Best Morning Tea for Energy. They were even named the Best New Product at the World Tea Expo May 2015 and they have been growing and adding more ever since.

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