Disclosure: I am an affiliate of “High Protein No Powder.” I will receive a commission on every eBook sold through this post. All opinions are my own.
This week, my husband and I started a popular video exercise series. After letting our diets and exercise slide, we’re ready for a fresh start. While our bodies will be challenged by the exercise, we need to fuel our bodies with healthy, real food. (No more Christmas goodies!)
Years ago when I took a fitness challenge, my personal trainer encouraged drinking plenty of protein shakes make with high protein powders. Since we chose a chocolate powder, it tasted like we were drinking chocolate milk shakes.
It’s no wonder. According to Tiffany Terczak in her new eBook, “High Protein No Powder”:
“The exercise program’s nutrition plan (along with many other exercise meal plans on the internet), recommended protein shakes a few times a week for breakfast, several times a week for lunch, and even included protein powder in some of the dinner meals. Bear in mind that this was a very successful program. Most people would just follow the advice given so that they too could achieve an amazingly, super-fit body. If everyone followed the program and had success, what was the big deal? Why did I have such a hard time following it too?
“Mostly because the recommended protein powder had sugar listed as the second ingredient. I’m all for eating more protein, but eating more sugar at the same time wasn’t part of the deal. And wasn’t this contradictory to the ‘eat less sugar’ mantra of the health and fitness community?
“The protein powder also contained soy lecithin. It sounds healthy with the word ‘soy,’ but a little bit of research showed me that it’s actually a byproduct of the waste created during the processing of a soybean plant. Since it’s part of the waste, and we ordinarily throw waste in the garbage, other trash-worthy chemicals can be found in soy lecithin too, like the various solvents used during the manufacturing process and any remaining pesticides from the original soybean plant.”
For this year’s fitness push, I’m skipping the powdered protein shakes – and I’ll make my own with real foods.
In “High Protein No Powder” Tiffany shares dozens of simple recipes for protein bars and protein shakes made with real food. “The goal of this book is to show you how to create real food bars and high protein smoothies using whole, easy-to-pronounce real foods,” Tiffany writes.
“There’s no need to rely on protein powders or bars. You CAN do it all with real food. This book will teach you how.”
After detailing what is in commercial protein bars and powders, Tiffany also thoroughly explains what is in the real food bars and shakes – and then she shares 14 recipes for high protein bars and 20 recipes for high protein smoothies.
As she explains, “Recipes will be created purposefully, using only real food ingredients. No processed powders, regardless of how tempting or ‘natural’ they may seem, are allowed. The protein count of certain powders makes this line tempting to cross, but there are too many nutritious and delicious whole foods available than to use what can only be made by machines in manufacturing facilities.
“Ingredients will be relatively familiar to most people and easy to access. …Basically, you should be able to make bars and smoothies without having to drive several hours for specialty ingredients.
“Every recipe in this book can be made with zero experience in the kitchen.”
Even though I have plenty of kitchen experience, I was a little nervous to try making the Apple Pie bar, but it was easy to make – and so tasty. And I was very pleased with Pumpkin Pie smoothie I made.
Tiffany wrote the eBook after cleaning her kitchen from “anything that contained hydrogenated oils and/or high fructose corn syrup” – and she stuck to a meager grocery budget of $330 a month for her family of four.
For those with food sensitivities, “High Protein No Powder” contains recipes for people looking for soy-free, dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, corn-free, vegan choices.
To learn more about “High Protein No Powder” or to purchase a copy for $8, visit Tiffany’s website, Don’t Waste the Crumbs.
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