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I recently had the opportunity to try the line of supplements for adults by Good Day Chocolate. You can read more about that HERE. I was so impressed with the quality and effectiveness of these adult supplements for myself so I figured I should have my daughter, Chloe, give them a whirl! Here is my Good Day Chocolate Review for the children’s line! She sure is excited too! I know she was a little jealous when I had my supply for myself.
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TGIF and I really do hope that everyone has a magical, fun-filled weekend! I am not sure yet what the weekend has in store for me. My little blogger buddy (Chloe) is heading up north in Michigan to spend two weeks with her Grandma Kathie. That gives me two fun-filled weeks of cooking and baking by myself in the kitchen. I can’t wait to see what the next two weeks have in store for me. I plan on being super duper crazy productive and make the most of it.
Yesterday and the day before were both dreary, overcast days in Michigan. I really needed a plateful of something to cheer me up. In times of need, we often turn to comfort food. Pancakes, for me, definitely fit the bill for that! I also decided to inject some color to them for added smiles! I have been opting for more gluten-free food products in my diet. I have been feeling a whole lot better both physically and mentally. I have been keeping track of my diet and I have come to the conclusion that gluten somehow affects my mood and I often feel run down and fatigued. So for now I am just doing my best to avoid it and keep my gluten intake at a minimal amount. I am a big fan of Enjoy Life Foods products. I am currently obsessed with the dark chocolate chips and it is the only brand I buy now. They offer a line of gluten-free, vegan, products that are free from several other allergens (wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans). Their products are created in an allergen-free facility. You can enjoy their foods with confidence that they will do your body good.
I tried out the pancake and waffle mix a couple times before and my daughter and I loved the finished product. They don’t hold up well for waffles but they do make a wonderful pancake. The taste of these pancakes was on point! I would never even know they were gluten-free because they taste just like regular pancakes.
I wanted to amp it up a bit so I swapped out the water and used Bolthouse Farms Unsweetened Plant Protein Milk instead. An 8 oz serving of this milk is a whopping 10 grams of protein. I also used a mashed banana in the mix to add in some fiber. A banana has approximately 3 grams of fiber.
I also added some Simple Truth natural food coloring to the pancake mix. I am not a fan of artificial dyes in my food so I wanted to give this a whirl. Unfortunately, the colors are not as vibrant as the artificial ones but they are still fun to eat. Next time I make these I will experiment more with the amount I use (probably needed to use more). The batter was colorful and bright but when the pancakes were cooked the color faded. Perhaps you will have more luck with the colors!
Now let’s get busy with the recipe!
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I stumbled across TRUWOMEN while browsing Amazon. The flavors of their protein bars immediately caught my eye… Daydreaming About Donuts is one flavor that really appealed to me. The Oh Oh Cookie Dough was easy to fall in love with too! TRUWOMEN provides an indulgent and portable treat without all of the guilt. Keep reading to find out more about these incredible protein bars.
TRUWOMEN is a brand that puts taste first. They believe in producing a great product by only using the best ingredients that Mother Nature provides. These bars will appeal to many because they are non-GMO verified, vegan, gluten free, dairy-free, soy-free, and kosher.
TRUWOMEN bars are made of completely plant based ingredients and they include ingredients like cassava flour, brown rice protein, sunflower oil, roasted almond butter, and they are lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar. No sugar alcohols here because sugar alcohols can cause an upset stomach for many. The great thing about these protein bars is that there is absolutely no chalky aftertaste that you often get with a protein bar. So if you are into clean eating with only clean ingredients TRUWOMEN can come through and deliver the goodness to you!
My first impression of TRUWOMEN bars was the mind blowing taste! The first one I reached for just had to be the Daydreaming About Donuts bar because I am donut-crazed and if I can have a healthy option that tastes like junk food but without all the junk ingredients count me in! My favorite thing about the donut bar is hands down that yummy yummy glaze! These really do replicate a delicious donut quite well. I will be daydreaming about this bar from this point forward. This bar would be a great dessert replacement as well.
If glazed donuts are not your jam fear not! TRUWOMEN comes in a few different flavors and make something for everyone. For all of the cookie lovers out there TRUWOMEN has a Oh Oh Cookie Dough bar, which will have you saying, “dough my goodness”!! The Smother Fudger Peanut Butter bar is an indulgent fudge bar stuffed with a creamy peanut butter filling. And last but not least, for anyone craving something fruity go ahead and pucker up to the Zamn Good Zesty Lemon bar.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to sample these bars. TRUWOMEN sent me a sample to review. I do not think anyone would be disappointed with the taste and the quality of these bars. I can tell that this brand put their heart and soul into this product. If you love dessert and you also have a sweet tooth, these bars will be a match made in heaven for you!
Wondering where you can purchase these protein bars?? You can purchase them directly through their website. You will also find that TRUWOMEN has a vanilla and a mocha protein powder available.
And now for my first blog giveaway! TRUWOMEN is giving away a variety pack of their protein bars.
How would TRUWOMEN protein bars fit into your lifestyle?
What flavor will you reach for first?
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample to review. All opinions are my own. Also, this post contains Amazon affiliate links. I do receive a small commission if products are purchased through those links. Also, new packaging is represented on the Smother Fudger PB bar in the photo.