I won’t even go through all my classes or blab on about my day yesterday because, my friends, this GNC goodness today is just too great to not give my full attention to. Well, almost my full attention, I have a fun little thing going on today with “my boyfriend”. He he.
Last week we got an amazing package from GNC.
Yes friends, GNC is going to be taking really good care of the whole family for quite some time. We love GNC. I’ve loved it since I would frequent the local store at the mall when I was in high school. I was all about getting the best vitamins, etc. even at the young age of 16.
Along with multiple packs of our favorite chia
I got these huge jugs of protein powder.
(We’ve got some seriously huge jugs of things around here. Ha ha.)
Now I’m pretty picky about protein powders. They have to be dairy free these days. I don’t like them to have a lot of carbs, I want them to taste good and mix well, have a significant amount of protein, be low in sugar and not make my tummy upset.
Why yes, I am high maintenance.
Well, I can honestly say that I am loving these protein powders and have been using them daily. I’m in love with the GNC Pro Performance® 100% Egg Protein – Vanilla Ice Cream. I was intrigued by it at first as I’ve never had egg protein powder before and was a little hesitant, but holy catfish it is GOOD.
And it has some great nutritional stats.
I rarely use a full serving since I try to make my protein powder last awhile. The fact that I can use just half of a serving for 65 calories and still get about 12-13 grams of protein is just fabulous.
You can read all of the benefits of egg protein here on GNC’s website.
Some benefits that stand out:
- It serves as a source of amino acids.
- Egg protein is highly digestible and easily absorbed by the body.
- It’s lactose free.
- It is high in protein, but low in fat and carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for athletes or dieters looking to pack on lean muscle.
I’ve been excited to try different things with them everyday and I’ve been saving all my new creations and pictures for one big post, but now I feel like it might be a bit overwhelming. So…. I’m just going to start off with a little goo and frosting madness and save the protein muffin and pumpkin protein cookie dough for a different day.
You’ll be seeing this GNC goodness around for awhile.
I really should just post as I create and it would be easier on all of us. I like to learn the hard way though I guess.
GNC Goodness Goo
1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (can substitute mashed banana or pumpkin)
15-20 grams GNC egg white protein powder (Vanilla Ice Cream)
1/4 cup oats (20 grams)
1/3 cup brown rice cereal, optional (10 grams)
optional add-ins: sweetener packet, cinnamon, splash of vanilla or almond extract
Mix all ingredients together.
Place in a cute bowl and eat up.
It’s the perfect protein packed snack with a little crisp that takes less than 2 minutes to put together.
That will be next. I was impressed with how well the protein powder mixed with just applesauce. It’s very similar to the STUFT protein cookie which I have yet to try with this protein powder. That will be next.
I’ve also been using this same protein powder to make vanilla frosting. I thought making a frosting out of protein powder wouldn’t be that great, but I was wrong. It’s good. It’s actually more than just good. It’s dreamy.
Vanilla Ice Cream Dream Protein Frosting
15 grams GNC egg white protein powder
2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup
Yep. That’s it. Mix those two ingredients together and viola. Protein frosting.
I bet it would work with some sugar free Torani syrup also.
I like putting it on summer surprise cookie dough dip.
Oh and adding some peanut butter and sprinkles and serving it with cinnamon crisps and apple slices.
It’s actually a little more like a protein glaze, but it really doesn’t matter because it’s that good.
I really want to give you this recipe too, but……
I found out in the middle of the day yesterday that I have a one-on-one date today with my best friend Bob. Oh yes, I haven’t seen him since my last visit where I got him coaching me through the one arm snatch on video. Check it out here if you missed it. Yeah, we’re close like that. Ha.
I’m not sure what’s in store for today, but I better be ready to go. Weeee……
That protein muffin will come next. Deal? So will some chat about my trainer Bob.
Probably not the best idea to eat all that spice and veggies the night before a tough workout. Oopsies. Again, learning the hard way.
And, well, yesterday the boys were ready for school, today they’re ready for work.
I just can’t keep up.
Maybe they want to work at GNC so we can all have a lifetime supply of protein powder, chia and vitamins. Now that would be awesome.
See you later with that muffin recipe and a Team Bob recap. Woot woot!
I’ really want to challenge him to a handstand contest. Will I be
brave dorky enough to try to pull that off?
We shall see friends.
Question- Have you ever tried egg white protein?