In less than 24hrs I will be on a plane to Kona. To say that I am excited is an understatement. I am ECSTATIC! I get to see my husband, I get to watch him race (Sherpa), and I get to see all our old friends from when we lived there. It’s a short trip but SO NEEDED. I am sad that I don’t get to race ZOOMA on Saturday but to be honest, I am beyond exhausted. It’s probably best I didn’t. That happens when your career is also your passion, yes? Too much of a good thing can sometimes be a bad thing… like hummus. LOL!
Anyway, I’ve finished the last bit of Healthy Bites orders until I return and just had to share my VERY OWN custom flavor. That’s right. I had Hawaii on the brain so I made myself a few custom order Healthy Bites with my Designer Whey Goodie Package. I’ll get to recipe in a minute, but first let me tell you a little about Designer Whey.
I received this package last week and was excited to try out all the products!
- 6 Protein Bars (2 of each flavor- chocolate, pb, caramel)
- Protein 2 Go (Tropical, Berry, Lemonade)
- 2 100% Whey Powders (vanilla and white chocolate)
- 2 Protein drinks to go (chocolate and Vanilla)
I already use the Vanilla Whey in a few Healthy Bites recipes so I knew I’d be a fan of the White Chocolate, and yes, yes I was! In fact I made a few clients some White Chocolate Raspberry Cookie Dough bites with it.
I like this whey powder because it’s very pure. Sweetened with stevia, gluten free, MSG free, and lactose free. Plus it tastes great and mixes well. Quality!
The premade to-go shakes were quite tasty too. 100 Calories and 18 grams of protein. I added mine to an iced coffee for a protein packed latte. My only concern in this drink is the sucralose. My stomach does not handle these types of sugars very well. That’s why I only drank half at a time.
The protein 2Go is very similar to the powder. Again, no artificial sweeteners (made with stevia), no gluten, 100% whey, which I LOVE! The packets are 50 calories, extra vitamins, and 10 grams of protein. Perfect to add to water, milk, yogurt, etc. for a quick protein boost.
As for the bars, of course they are tasty. A great texture with a little crunch. No artificial sugars, just real honey and sugar. 10 grams of protein and under 200 calories. The bars are made with a blend of whey and soy protein (100% isolate). I prefer to use soy protein in moderation ONLY because I have slight soy intolerance. My husband, on the other hand, doesn’t have any intolerances, so of course and HE LOVED hogging these!
And just because I am nerdy and love food history, here’s a chart of how WHEY started. I love that Designer Whey put this on their site.
Alight, now that you know EVERYTHING about Designer Whey, I’ll share my Healthy Bites recipe. Please let me know if you try it!
Trust me when I say It is WHEY GOOD!
- 2 heaping tbsp coconut flour
- 2 heaping tbsp almond meal or pumpkin seed powder (you can use chia or flax as well)
- 2 packets or 30 grams tropical whey protein (I used designer whey 2go)
- 1/2 tsp orange extract or orange NuNaturals stevia
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- 1 tbsp vanilla whey
- 2 large tbsp (or more depending on batter sunflower seed butter (this keeps the bites nut free but you can use any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp crushed banana chips
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
Blend banana chips in food processor. Transfer into a large bowl and add in all the remaining ingredients with the honey being the last . Mix well ( I use my hands) and roll into bite size balls. Coat bites (once frozen) with extra protein powder and/or coconut. Makes about 15 balls. Freeze or keep in refrigerator to maintain freshness.
Oh and for those of you who are wondering what the heck Pumpkin seed Powder is, it looks like this. I bought it off of nuts.com.
Disclaimer: I received Designer Whey products as a FitFluential Ambassador in exchange for a review, but the opinions expressed above are entirely my own.
Okay, I must go pack and get my spray tan ready! Not sure when or if I will post, but you will get a race update at some point. ALOHA!
Are you making tropical treats yet?
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