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Protein Packed Pumpkin Butter Bars and a Giveaway!

Pumpkin pumpkin everywhere.. and I LOVE IT!  Pumpkins are symbolic for Halloween.  I mean who doesn’t love carving a Jack-0-lantern? Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories.  Thanks to  SI03 and their AMAZING Syntrax Protein Powders this recipe was so easy to come up with. Now I know the word ‘butter’ in the recipe make scare some people off as right away they think butter is from the devil.  Well this has NO butter in it (like not the kind you’re thinking of).  You make ‘butter’ out of pumpkin.  Just trust me on this.  It’s so yummy and way low in fat unlike the real stuff and JUST as amazing in taste!

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These Pumpkin Butter Bars are just amazing!  They are soft and oaty with a creamy pumpkin filling that is lip-biting amazing!  I mean it’s THAT good! Now the true test was Mr. Fantabulous.  See he has never really been a hardcore pumpkin fan. I mean he’ll eat it but he would never ask for something pumpkin flavored.  As these were cooling I could hear him coming out of the office sniffing away (trust me, the aromas are intoxicating!).  Of course they were way too hot to cut to which I got the pouty face (he’s just so adorable!). Eventually they were cool enough to eat and let me tell you what, after his first bite, the entire thing went into his mouth for the 2nd bite.  There was no 3rd or 4th.  Just 2 bites (okay so they were small but it still takes me 4 bites to eat a square).  He LOVED these!

But wait… what about the giveaway?

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Graham Chocolate Dream Cups

It’s that time again for another fantabulous Protein Packed recipe featuring SI03‘s AMAZING Syntrax Protein Powders. I cannot be more THRILLED over this one as it involves their newest Matrix flavor – Peanut Butter Cookie! No seriously… PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE protein powder!  I know, right!  I was so stoked when they introduced this flavor as I ♥ peanut butter as much as I love bacon, breathing and Mr. Fantabulous (figured I had to throw him in the top three .. haha )

When I first got my bottle of this I didn’t know where to start first… do I make a shake? Do I make a dessert? Do I just lick my finger and dip it in?  Um… shhh but I did all three!  This stuff is KILLER!  I mean my God it’s amazing!  This truly tastes like a peanut butter cookie without any of the guilt! Just wait until you see the recipes I have coming up featuring this stuff!  We’re talking desserts, shakes, savory dishes and so forth.

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Today I decided to go with dessert!  I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate so I had to find a way to go healthy with it. I made 4 of these and ate all 4 of them myself (in a week) because I kinda sorta hid them from Mr. Fantabulous because they taste that awesome! SHHHHHH Mum’s the word!

Yeah, it’s THAT good!

Soft and Chewy Triple Chocolate Drop Zucchini Cookies

One of my all time FAVORITE things about summer is the abundance of fresh produce.  See I have an absolute adoration for zucchini. I’ve made it as Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Muffin Cakes, stuffed with you Crab Stuffed Zucchini with Gruyere Panko Crust ,  gave you amazing Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries, went Italian on you with Zucchini Lasagna, gave you an amazing Savory Summery Tomato & Zucchini Tart and the list goes on and on. So as you can see, I have a slight addiction to them.

But that’s okay. See zucchini is super healthy for you and can often substitute as an egg in certain baked goods.

Soft and Chewy Triple Chocolate Drop Zucchini Cookies

Diet: One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention:  A one cup serving of zucchini contains over 10% of the RDA of magnesium, a mineral proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Zucchini also provides folate, a vitamin needed to break down the dangerous amino acid homocysteine, which – if levels in the body shoot up – can contribute to heart attack and stroke.

Lower Blood Pressure: Along with magnesium, the potassium found in zucchini helps lower blood pressure. If unchecked, hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to arteriosclerosis (blood vessel damage), Read the rest of this entry »

Protein Packed Minty Fudge Brownie Cookies

When SI03 sent me their Syntrax Protein Powder Matrix 2.0 Mint Cookie I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make with it!  I mean EXACTLY!  See I have a deep seeded passion for chocolate and mint but mainly in a brownie type form.  It just, for me, goes perfectly together.  Kind of like peanut butter & jelly, eggs ‘n ketchup (shush… I like it!), hot salted fries dipped in ice cream (again, shush!  Don’t judge my quirks) and Mr. Fantabulous and I . It just makes “sense

As I was creating this recipe and mixing it all up I decided to go more towards the cookie route but still retaining that brownie-like texture.  All I can tell you is that when these came out of the oven and cooled it took everything I had to stop from eating the entire pan!  I mean they are THAT GOOD! I was in pure fudgy chocolatey minty heaven!  To the point that when Mr. Fantabulous came into the kitchen he actually busted out laughing at me… well my face to be exact as I looked like a 5 year old kid with chocolate all over my cheeks and hands (they were still hot from the oven thus the chocolate was all melty gooey).  LOL  It wasn’t until he went to get the camera and threatened to post pictures of my minted fudge covered face on here did I put the tray down and step away.  LOL

I’ve preached to the choir on the amazing nutritional value Syntrax Protein Powders have.  I’ve stated 900 bajillion times that the taste is literally THE BEST ON THE MARKET! I believe in this product as I’m living proof that it works, it gives me the protein I need in some of the most amazing flavors.

If you haven’t tried it yet, um why not?  You will LOVE LOVE LOVE these!  Plus TKW Family members, click the Contact Me Link to find out how you can get an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT!!!

Now as you can see since I wanted to make this chocolate, I went with 2 types of protein powder!  I know, crazy right!!!  But double the flavor and make even more fantastical!!!

Plus they are Gluten-Free and Diabetic Friendly!

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Protein Packed Mini Double Chocolate Muffins

One of my favorite things is when I get to partner up with a company whose product I personally love.  It’s kind of like the perfect food marriage – like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs or protein powder and baked goods.  Wait, what???  Protein Powder and Baked Goods???  Huh?  Yep, you read that right!  We all know I have a deep love for SI03 and their FANTASTICAL Syntrax Protein Powders – seriously you NEED to check them out Facebook @Syntrax Products!  My other passion, aside from Mr.Fantabulous, is being in the kitchen. I was THRILLED when we decided to partner up and create some amazingly scrumptious recipes that not only tantalize your taste buds BUT are healthy for you.

Last week you saw the unveiling of my Guiltless Chewy Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies that people are raving over on the website, on Facebook and on Twitter! So many of you tweeted and posted by how much you loved these cookies, thanking me for them.  Well you are most welcome all but I can’t take full credit.  When working with such amazing products, like the Syntrax Protein Powders, recipe creation is effortless.  Hands down, they have the BEST PROTEIN POWDERS out there. I have at least 1 shake a day (I love having it while I drive in to work – it helps jump start my day!). Then I’d have one post-workout.  Now, with these new recipes I can have cookies or muffins or.. (you’ll just have to wait and see the other goodies I’ve created) as my protein enhanced meal!

Like 95% of the world’s population, I ♥ chocolate.  When I first had their Syntrax Nectars Sweets Chocolate Truffle Protein Powder I think my heart skipped a beat.  I was in love. *blush*. The chocolate flavor is so incredible that for me, when mixed with milk, tastes exactly like a melted down frozen ice cream treat!  When mixed with some crushed ice and milk… fahgedaboudit!    We’re talking full on creamy dreamy to-die-for shake!

Now when creating this recipe I wanted something I could have on the go. With the weather (finally) turning nice here, I like to take my run outside.  Since I don’t always feel like carrying a lunch bag with a freezer pack in it to keep my drink or milk cold, I wanted a portable post-work out treat.  These muffins were the inspiration.  And trust me folks, these hit the spot after my run plus gave me that chocolate fix I had been craving!

Plus check out these great nutritional benefits!

The Syntrax Nectar Sweets Chocolate Truffle Protein Powder:
♥ Mixes instantly and completely with a spoon
♥ Has ZERO Sugar and ZERO FAT – Zilch, Nada, ZIP!  WOO HOO!
♥ Has Promina™ Whey Isolate
♥ Comes in DELICIOUS Gourmet Sweet Flavors
♥ and is Lactose AND Gluten Free!!!

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