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

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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?

Peanut Butter Protein Energy Balls

Hey friends!

So, it definitely feels like Sunday and not Saturday! Anyone with me here? Also, I hope you all had a great July 4th!

Anyway, before I head out on a run, I wanted to pop in and share with you my protein energy balls recipe that I made on Thursday and you might have saw the picture on instagram

Vega One Peanutbutter Energy Balls

Even butterflies like them!

Okay, that was super lame. Sorry.

These energy balls are great for post workout recovery

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To take on the go…

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And to share! My sister and I refueled with one yesterday after our 6 mile run/bike ride!

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As soon as she bit into the energy ball, she said they were delicious! HIGH FIVE for having taste testers around!

So, I guess what I’m saying here, is that these might rock your socks off if you like peanut butter and maple syrup. I’m in the process of making more of these today so I won’t run out! I wouldn’t share this with you if I didn’t think it was worth it, but it so is! YUM

Alright, let’s move on to the recipe, shall we?

Vega One Protein Energy Balls Recipe

Directions:

  • First, pulse the pecan halves until its created a pecan flour.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Like the picture down below, once it is all mixed, form balls by taking a tablespoon to 2 tablespoons of the mixture and rolling together until it’s taken its form.
  • You can roll these energy balls in crushed up granola or cereal to add a crunch on the outside, if you wish.
  • If not, go ahead and line them up on aluminum foil (on a plate) and place in the freezer for 20 minutes-30 minutes then take out and leave in the refrigerator overnight or at least 5 hours.

NOTE: My gluten free mixture consisted of: A little ground flax seed, brown rice flour, & oat flour. I always have this mixture on hand. I used 3 TBSP of it for this recipe.

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Because I left these in the refrigerator before I ate one, they didn’t fall apart or anything. I don’t know how they would do if I only left them in the refrigerator for an hour or two.

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Let me know if you try these out! Also, did you check out my Homemade Trail Mix Granola recipe?

Questions:

  • What did you do for the July 4th?
  • Does it feel like Sunday to you?
  • What do you have planned this weekend?
  • I’m starting Half Marathon Training once again, would you like to see my week to week training and fuel?