Low Carb Diabetic Protein Shake
1 Scoop Vanilla protein powder (I use Tera’s) (110cals/4carbs)
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (40cals/2carbs)
1/2 Cup Pumpkin (I use Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin) (50cals/10carbs)
1.5 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Syrup (I Use Torani)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1 TBSP Walnuts (8g=50cals/1carb)
1/2 Small Banana (50g=45cals/11.5carbs)
1/8 tsp Xanthan gum
1/2 TBSP Hemp Seeds (25cals, .5carbs)
1 tsp Chia Seeds (25)
This is a winner all around. It is SO GOOD! It tastes like a thick milkshake you would get at an ice cream store. It’s also very filling. It actually amazes me sometimes how good a diabetic friendly, low carb recipe can be. You just need to be a little more creative ? I hope you make this protein shake and enjoy it as much as I did!
This shake has fall written all over it. Especially for those of you whose idea of fall doesn’t revolve around pumpkin everything. ?
I myself do love pumpkin but there are so many other fall flavors to enjoy! In this recipe I included my calorie and carb count along with the weight if I weighed the ingredient. I find weighing things to be so much better than eyeing it. I like to be exact! I hope it helps ?
Zucchini Bread Protein Shake Recipe
1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Tera’s) (110cals, 4carbs)
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (40cals, 2carbs)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 TBSP Hemp Seeds (28cals, .5carbs)
1 TBSP Walnuts (8g=50cals, 1carb)
1 TBSP Peanut Butter (95cals, 3carbs)
1 SMALL Frozen Banana (100g=90cals, 23carbs)
1 SMALL Zucchini (120g=20cals, 4carbs)
1-2 Ice Cubes (I only used 1)
TOTAL: 433cals, 37.5carbs
I use a NutriBullet to blend everything up
MMMMMmmmmm so good! Enjoy!!
Last week in my WIAW post I promised a recipe for my Mint Matcha Protein Power Shake – I added the word “Power” to it because my shakes are no joke. I use a lot of ingredients so it takes an extra minute or two to prep BUT you are getting a big dose of nutrient dense awesomeness! Who doesn’t want that? I hope you enjoy ?
Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Shakeology, If you use low crab protein powder can add half a banana for some carbs) (130cals, 14carbs)
Almond Milk // 1 Cup // (50cals, 1carb)
Heavy Cream //1 TBSP // (50cals,0carbs)
Matcha Powder // 2tsp // (20cals, 4carbs)
Cacao Nibs // 6g // (40cals, 2carbs)
Walnuts // 8g // (50cals, 1carb)
Hemp Seed //1TBSP // (50cals, 1carb)
Handful of Mint, Handful of Spinach (10cals, 1carb)
Bee pollen // 1/2tsp // (10cal, 1carb)
Meal Total: 410cals, 25carbs
I love fresh mint, its amazing how much flavor it adds.
Having Monday off and letting loose over Labor day weekend made me feel a little weird when I woke up so I was eager to get right back on track. This was the prefect breakfast to do that and I felt great immediately after I drank it ?
Now I am ready to face the week! Have an awesomely fantastic Tuesday!
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good thanks to a lot of nothingness lol. The past few weekends have been the most uneventful weekends I have had in a long time. I am simply taking in every uneventful moment because the past year of my life was a whirlwind. Between the wedding, vacations, honeymoons, other weddings, a new boat to name a few things… it felt like we never had a moment to ourselves. What happened to the days where we used to binge watch TV all day? lol Honestly, I don’t even want to do that anymore – it makes me feel so lazy. I like a nice in between ?
So Friday after work I had to stop at a few stores and I made this dinner again because I still had 2 scallion pancakes, sauce and even leftover cilantro:
Saturday we had to sit around in the house because our bed frame was delivered. It was coming between 1-4pm and wound up getting there about 4pm on the dot. I did make a grain free lemon cake which did not come out good. I had high hopes & wanted to make it all summer so I’m happy I finally got to it but it was disappointing. Very Dry. I had to leave the house after I started to make it to get more almond flour. I only had about a cup left and I needed 1.5 cups! I was slightly annoyed lol #fail
But our bed looks amazing!! I just need to do something about the exposed mattress. I have a king sized comforter so I don’t know why its so short �?
Saturday night Brian decided to make me dinner and he didn’t skimp! Filet Mignon, bacon + spinach stuffed mushrooms, lobster tail and broccoli rabe. Life was good ?
Sunday we took the boat out. It was pretty cold and windy so we zipped around, took in the ocean and sea air then went out to lunch. We took this boat selfie.
Torani vs. DaVinci Taste Test!
I bought a few DaVinci syrups last year and among them was cookie dough. This year I wanted to buy a pumpkin pie flavored syrup and I didn’t know what brand to go with. So since I was low on cookie dough from DaVinci I bought it from Torani and tried them both to see which made my taste buds happier
It took me a while to decide. I made 2 cups of coffee and added 1.5 TBSP of syrup to each. I kept going back and forth and in the end for me, it was Torani. I am very picky with this stuff. You would think that eating sugar free stuff my whole life would make me used to it. I will take the real sugar version any day if I could. I don’t love fake tastes. DaVinci tastes a little bit more fake – just slightly.
So, do you have a favorite brand and or flavor? What do you make with it? I like to use syrups mostly in smoothies.
I am SOOOOO happy it is Friday! I fully intend to enjoy every moment of this weekend because it turns out next week is going to be another busy one.
This morning started with a 150 blood sugar- better than yesterday but so not where I want to be. Then I did this workout again. I love it – its short, works everything and you get sweaty!
Next I made the best protein shake ever lol. Seriously this is one of my fav’s – and I make a lot of protein shakes. It was sweet, creamy, cake batter awesomeness.
What made it so special? I used Figs to sweeten it instead of the same old banana. I was lucky enough to have some figs left over from a frozen bag I bought from Trader Joe’s a while back. Unfortunately they discontinued them though. However, since it is the season for figs just buy them, wait till they are soft and rip then freeze them. They make your shake so sweet and delicious. It will taste like cake batter. I asked Brian to taste to make sure it wasn’t just me and he agreed – it tastes like cake batter – so yummy! Here is the recipe I used:
Fig Cake Batter Protein Shake
1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Tera’s)
1 TBSP Heavy Cream
2 TBSP Cookie dough Torani syrup (or sweetener of choice, I had this on hand and it gives it more of a desert, cake taste)
1 TBSP Walnuts
1/2 TBSP Chia Seeds
2 Large Figs
My total was: 360cals/29carbs
I also had a huge spoonful of Peanut Butter with it ?
Try Figs in your shake today! and enjoy!
Happy Hump Day everybody! One day closer to the weekend yay! The past 2 weeks have been super busy for me. I have had four doctors appointments, plans with family/friends, a tutoring appointment and a nail appointment. My nail appointment was last night – like the color? I love it! It’s this awesome cherry red color. Not very fall-ish but hey I am still holding onto summer for as long as possible!
Except for my falltastic Zucchini Bread Protein Shake recipe. If you follow me on Instagram the ingredients are on there. I may however do a detailed recipe on here next week so look out ?
OK I have to be honest this post was supposed to go out yesterday and my WIAW post was supposed to go out today but last night I had a quest bar and sliced turkey with cheddar for dinner. Then I ate Wasa crackers as my snack so I am going to do my WIAW post tomorrow when the food lineup is a bit more interesting!
OK so now onto the subject of the post ? my 2 FAVORITE drinks! They both have very little carbs. I have been drinking them for years now. Bai5 and KeVita! Recently Bai has become much more popular but I used to only be able to get them at the health food store. Now they are everywhere including 7-11 and Stop & Shop – yay! KeVita is only available in the health food stores, Wild by Nature and Wholefoods. However, it is certainly worth the trip!
Bai5 is probably the best all around drink. When I was little I used to dream of flavors like this. But the only “fun” drinks were loaded with sugar. As I got older Snapple started making some fun flavors but nothing like this! Plus Bai is naturally sweetened and antioxidant infused – healthy healthy! BTW they also makes Bai Bubbles and Bai Antiwater – I don’t love Bai Bubbles and I haven’t had the water. My Favorite Bai5 flavors are: Molokai Coconut, Congo Pear, Sumatra Dragonfruit, Ipanema Pomegranate, Malawi Mango and Brasilia Blueberry.
Next is KeVita. They actually just changed their packaging so if you see it and it looks different – thats why. I love KeVita because it is light, refreshing and lightly carbonated. The flavor is not overpowering at all and does not taste fake.KeVita is a probiotic drink. It is certified organic and naturally sweetened. Can you ask for more out of a drink??? My favorite flavors are: Coconut, Strawberry Acai Coconut, Mojita, Pinapple Coconut and Mango Coconut. See a trend? I am a coconut freak!
Have you tried these? Do you love them as much as I do?
Have an awesomely fantastic Hump Day!!
You can go weeks without food but only 5-7 days without water. When the water in your body is reduced by just 1 percent, you become thirsty. At 5 percent, muscle strength and endurance declines significantly and you become hot and tired. When the loss reaches 10 percent, delirium and blurred vision occur. A 20 percent reduction results in death.
Wow – and that’s just the beginning.
When I started to get over my disordered eating a few years ago the first thing I got was energy! It felt so good. No more adrenal fatigue and no more feeling like I was going to fall asleep at my desk every day. However, as time went on I noticed I still had days where I just felt terrible – lethargic and like I was completely fatigued.
I wracked my brain – I couldn’t figure it out. I ate healthy (or at least what I thought was healthy at the time). The crazy part is that I didn’t know when it was going to happen – no warning signs – nada.
I remember one Sunday in particular. I worked out, ate healthy things and I decided to make dinner for Brian and his brother. I made some kind of low fat enchilada thing which used a lot of canned ingredient’s (like I said, what I thought was healthy at the time).
After I ate – I couldn’t even stay up to watch Walking Dead – I was sleeping by 8:45pm. Monday – I felt like CRAP! I was so mad. Back to the drawing board! What did I do different that Sunday??? I finally realized I didn’t drink any water. I had a little but it probably added up to a couple of cups. Plus I ate a meal of canned food – why hello there sodium!
Was it really that simple? I decided to do a test – every single day including weekends I drank 8 glasses of water. Guess what stopped? That’s right I stopped getting that feeling immediately. I am so sensitive that I realized on Monday I would still feel a tiny bit lethargic so I started drinking 10-12 glasses over the weekend since I move a lot more. The feeling on Monday disappeared all together.
That my friends is the power of water.
Have an awesomely fantastic night!