9.18.2014

Zero Carb, Flavorless Protein Powder (+Recipe for Chocolate Berry Protein Smoothie)

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(Left: Great Lakes Gelatin; Right: Chocolate Berry Protein Smoothie)

Two months ago, I invested in some Gelatin Protein Powder. I read this post from Food Renegade about a healthy protein powder that had no added sugar, chemicals, etc, and was pretty much immediately sold. But, I had to try it out before telling you guys to buy it.

Well, go buy it. This stuff is a miracle.

     
^Link for the single / Link for the 2 pack^

Why should YOU invest in some Great Lakes Gelatin?
  • High protein content. In 100 calories worth of this powder, you have yourself 24 grams of protein. 125 calories = THIRTY GRAMS OF PROTEIN. That is really hard to beat with a regular protein shake.
  • Low carb content. That 30 grams of protein is accompanied by ZERO CARBS. I'd like to see any protein powder or protein bar beat that. Seriously.
  • No flavor. You can throw this stuff in a smoothie with fruit, or with chocolate, or with... well, whatever the hell you want. But, you can also pour a bit of it into your coffee and stir it in and it will change absolutely nothing. So, go ahead and sneak this into your loved ones' morning cup of joe. They won't notice.
  • Good for your bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS. Basically, it rocks. My mom used to have wrist pain and after a week of stirring this into her coffee, NO MO WRIST PAIN. That's right. I said it.

GO GET SOME HERE. Follow that link (or the links/images ads) to get the kind that will not congeal (i.e. will not turn into jello consistency and can be mixed into either hot or cold temperatures).

Now that I've hooked you on the product, here's my new favorite breakfast smoothie. It is high in protein, and has just a small amount of natural carbs due to cacao powder and fruit.

(Left: Great Lakes Gelatin; Right: Chocolate Berry Protein Smoothie)

Chocolate Berry Protein Smoothie


Chocolate Berry Gelatin Smoothie - Chemical Free
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp gelatin powder
  • 6oz coconut water
  • 5 drops liquid stevia (or 1/2 packet stevia/sugar)
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Serve and smile!

Chocolate Berry Protein Smoothie

      
^Link for the single / Link for the 2 pack^

WHAT ABOUT YOU?
  • What's your favorite protein powder? I used to be obsessed with Perfect Fit's Vanilla Protein Powder, and I still use it, but now I am using it slightly less because it seems gritty when compared to this Great Lakes powder.
  • What's your favorite protein shake recipe? I like combining berries with either chocolate or peanut butter (using PB2).

9.15.2014

Shop My Closet!

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Happy Monday! If you're bored at work and looking to get your shop on, might I suggest yanking some stuff from my closet?

Since moving into my new house, I've finally gone through some of my old things and am trying to get rid of items I don't wear very frequently. I've got 50ish items listed, everything from DVF to Coach, Miss Me jeans to black boots for fall, C. Wonder, J. Crew, and more. It's all got to go, so it might as well go to one of my readers!

If you find something you like, mention you're a reader in a comment on that item and I'll change the price to give you 15% off :)



If you see something you like but don't want to sign up for the Poshmark app, shoot me an email at carly at createliveblog dot com (type the @ and . symbols where they are spelled out) and we can make it happen for a discount via Paypal! :)

P.S. If you aren't familiar with Poshmark and want to sign up, use the code BGUBQ when you sign up to get $5 credit. 

Happy shopping!
                                   :)
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