Healthy SKOOP Protein Review and FUDGE BITES Recipe!

Hey lovely’s!

I’m back! And I’ve got a review and a discount to kick off Fall! Who’s ready to hear about some protein powder?

A couple of weeks ago, Madelyn with Healthy Skoop, reached out to me and asked if I would like to review! I had already won some Healthy Skoop protein from a giveaway and it was delicious, so of course, I needed to review it and share with you guys!

SKOOP

What is SKOOP?

B-Strong, is a plant-based protein powder that promotes a three-stage process for manufacturing strong, lean muscles and all-over health.

It’s designed to:

  • help your body absorb nutrients
  • build muscle
  • recover quickly.

Unlike most protein powders, B-Strong also contains prebiotics that promote a happy belly, as well as amino acids such as essentials, non-essentials and BCAAs, and even Mediterranean fruits.

  • gluten
  • dairy
  • soy free
  • Contains pea and brown rice protein.

The fatty acids aid hormone function, healthy skin and cellular repair, but they also help the gut absorb macro and phytonutrients throughout your day.

The BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) keep your muscles strong and happy throughout your daily activity or workout, so that you recover quickly and efficiently.

B-Strong contains 160 calories, 16 g of protein, 18 g of carbohydrates, and 6 g of fiber. The fiber and protein will keep you satiated for hours and the carbohydrates will fuel your body with the energy it needs to power on through the day!

Tastes great mixed with almond milk, coconut milk, water, or in a smoothie. 

They also have an affiliate/distributor program, which also allows them to donate 10% of everything purchased to a national non-profit that provides kids with fresh fruits and veggies at school.

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They snuck in a few samples of B-Lovely and A-Game too, which tasted great in a smoothie. Oh my gosh, don’t get me started on that delicious berry taste in B-Lovely. Mix in some cocoa powder and banana…WOW!

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I did the 5-day challenge and had A-Game for breakfast Monday-Friday. Great idea for those who don’t usually get a lot of nutrients first thing in the morning. It’s so important!

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Enjoyed having B-Strong smoothies for my post run/workouts in my blender bottle!

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And for fun, I JUST HAD to create a recipe using SKOOP. I actually made this on accident when I had won a bag of SKOOP a while back, so I had to share this with you!

Vanilla Peanut Butter Protein Fudge Bites

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Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup SKOOP B-Strong Protein Powder (Viva-Nilla)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 packets of Stevia
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Optional: Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon, Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Chia Seeds

Directions

  • Put everything in that order and then mix together in a large bowl.
  • I got 8 balls out of the mixture (I ate one before I took the pictures, whoops!)
  • ENJOY!

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And FOR YOU….A DISCOUNT! Use SHAPE10 for 10% off your order!

I hope you enjoyed this review and now you know more about SKOOP protein! I enjoy it way more because it’s a brown rice protein, which works better for me than a whey protein…so, this girl will definitely keep buying!

Questions:

  • Do you like whey protein or a plant based protein?
  • Have you tried SKOOP?
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WIAW: Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s your week so far?

Well, I’ve got a recipe for ya down below, so let’s get started on What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the lovely, Jenn @ Peas & Crayons! Don’t forget to check out the WIAW linkup

Peas and Crayons

First, I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast. I was super busy and in a hurry yesterday morning, but it’s totally fine because it was just Cascadian Farm Cereal with fresh blueberries and almond milk. Which…was really good. Moving on to lunch!

By lunch, I was STARVING! A turkey sandwich sounded really good…so that’s what I prepared.

It’s got brown mustard, turkey, pepper jack cheese, lots of spinach, and all on organic bread.

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For the sides, I chose red bell pepper, 1/2 an apple, and a few chips because…who doesn’t eat kettle chips with sandwiches!

To quench my thirst, I opted for a La Croix. So good and refreshing!

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Dinner was revolved around lots of greens, veggies, and meat!

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Chopped spinach, chopped chicken breast, 1/2 piece of crispy bacon, cucumber and tomatoes from out garden, bell pepper, and feta cheese. It was a very delicious salad!

For dessert…I had one of my energy bites! I present, Cocoa-Coffee-Almond Bites!

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Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

A fantastic addition to these would be to roll into shredded coconut!

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These pair wondefully with a cup of coffee!

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You can eat these for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

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Another quick, on-the-go recipe!

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And the perfect crunch to each bite!

Thanks for reading and as always, I appreciate your comments ❤

Questions:

  • What was your favorite thing you ate yesterday?
  • Almonds or pecans?

{Gluten-Free} Coffee Granola Clusters

Happy Friday, friends!

Yesterday, I was in the kitchen hoping to make a cookie recipe I was brainstorming, but that’s going to have to wait. I ended up wanting to make granola clusters! But not just plain ole granola clusters. COFFEE granola clusters!

Yep, that’s right. Coffee flavored! I had some freshly ground up coffee and I thought to myself, “This would be perfect!”

So, with a little this and a little that, I had a recipe and I just needed it to bake!

I introduce, Coffee Granola Clusters

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Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Combine all dry ingredients together
  • Then add all the wet ingredients to the dry
  • Mix well
  • I did about 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats but you could do less or more
  • You may have to add more honey or more oats, just play around with it. It should fall apart but still have a rather sticky texture to it and clumps should form
  • Spread on a greased baking sheet
  • Place in oven for 15 minutes
  • Turn the granola clusters over to keep from burning
  • Place in oven again for 10-15 more minutes (keep an eye on it)
  • When finished baking, let it cool for 10-20 minutes before eating
  • For keeping, place it in an air tight container

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The chia seeds make an excellent addition to this recipe!

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The combination of coffee and cinnamon is divine!

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The sweetness of the honey and maple syrup add to the coffee flavor which makes each bite taste like Heaven!

This is a recipe for those who love fresh granola instead of packaged! I promise, this will taste so good!

I actually had to force myself to stop eating it. It’s kinda amazing, if I do say so myself.

Let me know…what’s your favorite: GRANOLA or GRANOLA CLUSTERS

You can check out my other granola recipes here:

I’m linking up with Kierston for Recipe Friday!!! And I’m linking up with Sprint 2 the Table WHOOP WHOOP Smile

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Questions:

  • What do you have planned for this weekend?
  • Who’s training for a race right now? —-Thinking of doing a linkup once a week for running bloggers who have training blog posts (good idea? yay or nay?)
  • RANDOM QUESTION: Organic or conventional—your thoughts? (Been learning a lot on this in nutrition school)

P.S. I e-mailed the winners of the QUEST BAR GIVEAWAY. Thank you to everyone who participated and I wish I had 100 boxes of quest bars to give to all of you! Look out for more giveaways in the future!