Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Caramel Butterscotch Blondies

Caramel, butterscotch, and white I need to say anything else?! Didn't think so!
Let's get baking! 

You will need...
MTS Caramel Sutra whey, garbanzo/chick peas, canned pumpkin, egg substitute, vanilla, baking powder, sweetener, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.
*If you don't have MTS caramel whey, you could sub any vanilla protein powder*
*Any white bean will work*

Add your beans, egg, and vanilla to a blender and puree.
If you need to, you can add a little water, milk, or more egg to get everything to blend smoothly. 

Stir in everything but the chips.  Pour batter into a sprayed baking dish.  I used a 5x7 dish which gives the bars a perfect thickness.  If you use a bigger pan you will just have to adjust the baking time.  Feel free to double the recipe to make more!
Add as much white chocolate and butterscotch chips as you like!! You could even mix some in the batter.  Into the oven at 350 for 2-25 minutes.

Shh...I snuck a handful or two to snack on while the bars were baking...
Feel free to get creative! You can add dark chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts...

I love how the chips get a little melty on top!
Now, would you believe me if I told you that this whole dish is only 345 calories?! 

Well you should because I never rarely tell a lie!
Yup, not only are these bars delicious and easy to make, they are also good for you!

I will easily eat all 6 bars for breakfast! The entire batch will give you 8F 38C 33P.
That means each bar is only about 58 calories! If you can stop after just one, you have some crazy good will powder!

 The MTS Caramel Sutra really is perfect for this recipe!
You can order some here.  
Use code KH30 and save 30%

Don't worry if you don't have any Caramel Sutra whey though...
I have made these bars with vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin, and cinnamon protein powder!! All of them have been amazing! So go grab whatever protein you have, and get busy! 

 You can thank me later :)
Oh, and if you prefer video recipes, just click here!

Caramel Butterscotch Blondies
  • 1 scoop MTS caramel sutra whey (30g)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (130g)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (60g)
  • 3 T egg substitute (46g)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • sweetener to taste 
  • 1 T butterscotch/white chocolate chips (14g)
  1. Drain and rinse beans
  2. Puree beans, egg and vanilla
  3. Add everything else except chips
  4. Pour batter into sprayed baking dish
  5. Sprinkle chips on top
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
Makes 6 bars - 58 calories each
Entire batch - 345 calories 
8g Fat 
38g Carb 
33g Protein

Monday, August 25, 2014

MTS Whey

Anyone that follows my blog or YouTube channel knows that I use a lot of protein powder in my recipes! I am a vegetarian and it is sometimes difficult to make sure I have enough protein in my diet.  High protein cookies, muffins, and pancakes are the perfect way for me to meet my protein goals each day.  With all the different protein powder brand out there, you may be wondering what my favorite kind is! 

I have tried a lot of different brands! Some of those include Jay Robb, Abouttime, Dymatize, FitMiss, Muscle Milk, Gold Standard, and Isopure.  They have all been good, but nothing compared to MTS!
In my opinion, MTS Nutrition has the best protein powder.  It tastes great and bakes great too!  Right now they carry five different flavors.  I hear they are coming out with two new ones very soon though! I am super excited about that!

The flavors include Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Fluff, and Caramel Sutra.  

The Cookies & Cream is hands down the best tasting protein powder I have ever had!
 Just mixed with water, this shake tastes like liquid Oreos! No joke! 
One scoop has 153 calories 3.5F 6C 25P.

Peanut Butter Fluff would have to be my second favorite.  Also makes a super tasty shake! Anything peanut buttery is always a winner in my book.  
One scoop is 140 calories 2F 4C 25P.  I really love how this protein has a whopping 25 grams of protein per scoop! The main reason I use protein powder is obviously for the protein so the more the merrier!

Caramel Sutra is probably tied for second, but since it is newer, I haven't been able to experiment with it quite as much.  How amazing does caramel protein sound?!
Ya, it tastes amazing too! Not too sweet, but you can defiantly taste the caramel goodness.  One scoop is 150 calories 2F 4C 25P. 

You gotta love the classics.  Chocolate and Vanilla.  
The Chocolate has such a great flavor.  Nice and smooth.  All of the powders dissolve great which is very important to me.  Nobody likes a clumpy lumpy shake! One scoop gives you 150 calories 4F 5C 25P.  I love how all the flavors are very low in fat and carbs.  

One scoop of Vanilla has 150 calories 3.5F 5C 25P.  This might be my favorite flavor to bake with.
  Not too sweet, not artificial tasting at all, and you can mix it with just about anything!! I have used it in sweet and savory dished and they have all been great! 

Make your cupcakes high protein with my Vanilla Cupcake Recipe.
How amazing do those look?!

Want something else sweet? How about some Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This is my all time favorite cookie recipe! Check out the recipe video! These cookies are packed with protein and I love eating the whole batch for breakfast.  

Need another breakfast idea? How about some high protein Blueberry Pancakes
The vanilla whey goes great with the blueberries! So fluffy!! Check out the recipe!

I told you that you can also make savory dishes with the Vanilla whey. How about some Corn Fritters!?
Such a great way to sneak some veggies into your diet! I top these off with a little sugar free syrup and a sprinkle of salt.  Love the sweet and salty combination!

In case you were wondering, you can bake scrumptious goodies with all of the MTS flavors! What to do with the Peanut Butter Fluff...

Try my favorite pancake recipe of all time!! 
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pancakes! Another video recipe for all you YouTube fans :) Who knew peanut butter and pumpkin went together so well?!

More cookies anyone!? Ha, silly question...
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies!  The best part is that these cookies are high protein and good for you! You can have all 8 cookies for only 237 calories 2F 25C 28P! Yup, cookies for breakfast again. 

I love combining two of my favorite things! Quest and MTS!!
In just a few easy steps you can have yourself a healthier  Peanut Butter Blizzard!
1. Mix some vanilla ice with a scoop of Peanut Butter Fluff whey. 
2. Break up a Quest Peanut Butter Cup and stir in the pieces.  
3. Top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce. 
More detailed instructions and macros can be found here.  

I could keep going with the Peanut Butter Fluff, but let's move on to the Chocolate! Since I still have peanut butter on the brain, let's combine some Chocolate whey with some flavored peanut butter and makes some Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
In case you had any doubt, peanut butter and chocolate go together like peas and carrots! Only much better because peanut butter and chocolate are better than veggies... Yup, I got the recipe for you right here!
Lots of different variations with this recipe too! Try all different flavors of peanut butter and protein! Endless possibilities! 

Bored with just drinking that post workout shake? How about some post workout Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark?!
So simple!
1. Mix one scoop Chocolate whey with enough water to make a pudding consistency.
2. Stir in one serving of cereal.
3. Place on parchment and freeze.
4. Eat!!

One of my favorite recipes is made with the Caramel Sutra.
All 6 bars are 345 calories 8F 38C 33P.  I am loving those macros! 

Last but certainly not least, let's make something with my favorite Cookies & Cream!
Yup! More cupcakes! Does it get much better than Cookies & Cream Cupcakes!? No, no it doesn't!

I could go on, and on, and on with all the goodies I have made with these wonderful flavors of protein! You will have to check out my recipe index on my blog and my YouTube channel for more!
To sum it up, MTS Nutrition has the best tasting, mixing, and baking protein powder I have tried so far! 
The macros are great and each flavor comes in a ginormous 5 pound tub! So when you buy some, you know it is going to last for quite some time.  Definitely worth the investment.  

You can order all of the flavors from MTS Nutrition.  Use code KH30 and save yourself 30% What are you waiting for?!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Words to Sweat by

I am always on the lookout for new workout apparel! I know, you're just gonna get all sweaty, so why should it matter what you wear?! It is nice to have good quality clothing while working out, and it doesn't hurt if it is motivational too! While browsing the web, I came across a company called Words to Sweaty by.  
They have all sorts of motivational fitness apparel and accessories.  From tshirts and tank tops to jewelry and scarves.  The wonderful company sent me a tank top and workout bracelet to review.  

Most people probably don't care or notice how things are packaged, but I really take note of the extra time and effort that went into this.  
They could have just put the tank top in a box, but instead they thoughtfully packed it in a cute bag with a card.  

I love how they took the time to include a little note too :)
Once again, it is the little things that I really notice.  

The workout bracelet such a cute idea.  Only $11.99. 
The wrap is made from a lightweight fabric so it is great for when you are working out.  Plus, if your head gets a little sweaty, you can dab it dry! 

The wrap comes in all sorts of colors.  I didn't specify, but they did good with sending me pink and purple! The hand stamped aluminum charm is separate from the wrap, so you can easily changed colors.  
The wraps can be washed too, so don't worry about getting it all sweaty! The company is called "Words to Sweat by" after are supposed to get sweaty!

You can pick from a bunch of different sayings such as Run Far, Thrive, Run Fast, Transform, Eat Clean, Just Lift, Unbroken, and more.  You can also choose a custom saying of your own.  
I went with the No Excuses charm.  It is a saying I try to follow when it comes to working out and just life in general.  

I love how easy it is to change the color.  You could also wear more than one color at a time!
The bracelet is just one big loop, so you just wrap it around your wrist to make it fit perfectly.  

 I love the saying on this tank top! 
That pretty much sums up my life! Although I still struggle to drink enough water throughout the day...but that topic can be saved for another blog.

This tank is only $10.  Talk about a good buy!
The fabric is very light, breathable, and has a little stretch to it.  Super comfy!

This would make such a great gift for anyone who enjoys working out and staying fit.  
Super cute, customizable, and very affordable! 

 I absolutely love my new bracelet and tank top.  
Check out Words to Sweat by to see all the other items they have too!  I am sure you will find something perfect for you. 

I am not saying it was the tank top...but I did have a great workout this morning :) 
Exert Hydrate Repeat

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1:Face Watch

I have been in the market for a new watch for quite some time.  Ha, time...get it!? Anywho...I saw a friend's post on Facebook about a company called 1:Face Watch.  I looked into it and their watches sounded amazing!! I contacted the company and was thrilled when they send me one in exchange for a review.  
I know what you are thinking...that sure looks like a watch...what do they mean "This Is Not A Watch"?
Well, it is a watch, and a very high quality one at that! But it is so much more than a watch! 
Each watch from 1:Face represents a different charity.  Mine is for water. Every four water watches sold equals a lifetime of water for one person.  How amazing is that?! 

Water is something I really take for granted.  I always complain about how I hate drinking plain water because it is boring and doesn't taste good...I forget how many people don't even have fresh water to drink! It really makes me realize how lucky I am.
1:Face supports nine different causes.  They include water, hunger, animals, AIDS, education, cancer, breast cancer, environment, and red cross. Each watch is a different color to represent the different causes.  Check them out here

Each watch is only $40 dollars.  Very affordable! 
The screen stays blank until you hit a button on the side.  The time flashes and then fades away.  

I love the sporty look of these watches.  They are simple, yet so different from any watch I have ever seen!
When the time is not displayed, the screen is like a mirror.  

I had some fun capturing some gorgeous shots in the reflection of the screen!
How cool is that?! I was very proud of my creative photography skills!
This would be a great shot for the environment watch. 

You could even check your makeup in the mirror screen.
There is something really cool and yet kinda creepy about this shot...

I have super tiny wrists, but it still fits great.  
The band is rubber and adjusts to just about any size you would need.  

 I seriously love everything about this watch.  
It looks cool, fits great, tells the time, and helps support a great cause!!

I know what my friends and family are getting for gifts this year! What an amazing present?! A nice watch and knowing that the purchase of that watch is helping to change the world.  
Teachers would love the education one.
Know any animal lovers? I know they would love knowing that their new watch was the reason an animal found a home.  

Whether you get one for yourself, buy one as a gift, or both, you really can't go wrong with a 1:Face Watch. 
I am honored to wear my new watch and help spread the word about a great company with a great product.  They really are changing the world 1:Face at a time!