Start Your Day With A Slingshot Shake – Complete Breakfast Protein Slingshot Shake REVIEW

Would you like to try a delicious and nutritious breakfast shake that is packed full of protein and nutrients? Slingshot Foods has a complete breakfast in one handy on-the-go breakfast shake and no spoon is required! What makes these Slingshot Shakes unique and stand out from the rest, is the little granola package at the top of the bottle. You simply tear it open and pour the granola mixture into your protein shake and give it a good shake to mix it up. You will find that these delicious breakfast shakes will be a lifesaver on busy mornings when you have very little or no time at all to eat. I have a feeling that after reading my Slingshot Shake review you will be stocking up on this drinkable yogurt.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes

Slingshot Shakes REVIEW

In today’s fast-paced world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that drinkable yogurt is one of the fasted growing breakfast foods around. In just the past year this category of breakfast food has grown at a rate of a 20% increase. Cereal still remains the number one breakfast food (no surprise there). So just why then are these drinkable yogurts on the rise? They are an excellent source of protein and nutrients to kickstart your day.

 

Slingshot Shake Nutrition

Protein

This small, on-the-go bottle of Slingshot Shake packs in a great big amount of protein to start your day. In one Slingshot Shake, you will find a whopping 18 grams of protein.

Probiotics

This handy breakfast shake from Slingshot also contains a healthy dose of gut-boosting probiotics. A Slingshot Shake contains 15 billion CFUs of probiotics. Your gut is going to thank you for all of these probiotics. You may hear quite a bit of talk about probiotics nowadays. Probiotics are a hot topic and for good reason. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help give your digestive system some balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut.

Lactobacillus is the probiotic that you might hear about most frequently. This good bacteria is found in your yogurt and what you might call friendly bacteria. You can read more about lactobacillus HERE.

Fiber

Slingshot Shake also gives your healthy diet a serving of fiber, coming in at 3 grams of fiber. Fiber is essential to a well-balanced diet and helps keep things running smoothly if you know what I mean! There are many health benefits of fiber including relieving constipation, maintaining bowel health, lowering cholesterol levels, control blood sugar levels, helping to maintain a healthy weight, and can actually help you live a longer life!

The recommended daily intake of fiber for men and women vary. It is recommended that men get 38 grams of fiber, and women need around 28 grams of fiber.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shakes come in 6 flavors

 

All natural ingredients in Slingshot Shakes

I checked out the nutrition label on my Slingshot Shake and was pleasantly surprised to see that these drinkable yogurt protein shakes have only all natural ingredients with nothing strange or weird lurking inside. Ingredients: (Drink) Lowfat milk, milk protein concentrate, water, organic cane sugar, honey, natural flavors, vanilla beans, lemon juice concentrate, yogurt cultures; (Shot) Toasted oats, chia seeds, almond bits, honey, sunflower oil I love when I look at the label on my food and I can pronounce all of the words that are in the list of ingredients.

Flavors of Slingshot Shakes

There are six wonderful flavors of Slingshot shakes breakfast shakes available. Each comes with its own little granola pouch. These little pouches contain the following ingredients: rolled oats, chia seeds, and toasted almond bits.

Simply Plain Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Simply Plain
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Simply Plain

 

Vanilla Bean Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Vanilla Bean
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Vanilla Bean

 

Strawberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Strawberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Strawberry

 

Blueberry Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Blueberry
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Blueberry

 

Powerplant Shake

The Slingshot Power Plant shake is a unique blend of pineapple, spinach, ginger, and turmeric.

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - PowerPlant
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – PowerPlant

 

Peach Shake

Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake - Peach
Slingshot Complete Breakfast Shake – Peach

 

How can Slingshot Shakes improve?

I am going to have to say that the biggest drawback to the Slingshot Shake is the amount of added sugar that I found on the label. For example, the vanilla shake 35 grams of total sugar with 23 added grams of sugar factored into that. For a health-conscious person, those 35 grams of sugar are just going to be way too much. For men, the recommended daily amount of sugar per day is 37.5 grams of sugar and for women, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 25 grams. You can find out more info about that HERE. It is super crazy hard to only take in 25 grams of sugar these days if you are a woman like me. This shake only puts me way over the recommended amount by the American Heart Association. So while I do enjoy these shakes, they are not part of my everyday morning routine.

What is next for Slingshot Shakes

It appears to be that Slingshot Shakes will be soon releasing a line of drinkable yogurt shakes for your little ones. The Slingshot Shorties, however, do not come up with the crunchy shot of granola for the shake. Slingshot Shakes decided that it is a textural issue with young children. The shakes for your little ones will still be full of nutrients and gut boosting probiotics, but no shot.

Final Thoughts

Slingshot Shakes are a simple and easy solution for when you need a quick breakfast. Just grab and go! The crunchy granola shot was a nice welcomed addition. The granola shot gives this yogurt shake a delightful texture. My daugher, who is 9, also enjoyed drinking the Slingshot Shake. I was happy to share with her and it is a breakfast that I feel good about serving.


Question Time! What flavor of Slingshot Shake will you be giving a whirl first? Leave me a comment and let me know what flavor you will try!

 


 

Want to learn more about Slingshot Shake breakfast shakes?

Where to buy Slingshot Shakes

Use the STORE LOCATOR to find out where you can get your SlingShot drinkable yogurt.

 

PIN ME FOR LATER!

Slingshot Shakes Breakfast Shake REVIEW

Slingshot Shakes Breakfast Shake REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

 

OTHER POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY


THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. I DO RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION IF ITEMS ARE PURCHASED THROUGH THESE LINKS (no extra cost to you). ALL OPINIONS STATED HERE ARE MY OWN.



Redd Bar REVIEW – Superfood Energy Bars – A Gluten-Free, Vegan Snack Bar With Clean Ingredients

When that afternoon fatigue and hunger pang hits me, I need something to recharge myself with. If you are looking for a good, clean source of energy, look no further than to Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bars. Today I am sharing my Redd Bar review with you on the blog for Tried It Out Tuesday. These snack bars are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and contain 35mg of caffeine per bar. These bars will give you the jolt that you need without any jitters. What I love about these snack bars is that they only use pure and natural ingredients in their bar. You will not find anything strange lurking inside these. They also taste fantastic!

They come in five different flavors: Chocolate, Salted Caramel (my favorite!), Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate, and Oatmeal.

Redd Bar is actually 3 items in one handy snack: protein bar + energy shot + multivitamin.

It is a convenient snack that is a nutritional powerhouse. I am confident that you will be adding them on the regular for your snack rotation.

Redd Bar
5 flavors of Redd Bar available

Keep on reading to find out more about Redd Bar.

Redd Bar Superfood Energy Bar Nutrition

In this Redd Bar review, let’s kick things off with discussing the nutrition of these snack bars. You are going to love the back of the Redd Bar when see the ingredients. This bar is chock full of clean ingredients, also known as superfoods. Redd Bar utilizes the best and the most natural ingredients in their snack bar. A couple of their slogans:

All Killer No Filler

and Uncompromised

You will not find any artificial ingredients here. Some of the superfood ingredients you may find in your bar: mangosteen, yerba mate, quinoa, chia, pumpkin seed, acai, schizandra, maca, dark chocolate, goji, and cacao. To find out more about the clean ingredients that Redd Bar uses check it out on their website.

The Redd Bar is a great source of protein. As you can see in the photo below (peanut butter flavor), the bar contains 10 grams of protein. This is a great amount of protein for an afternoon snack. The Redd Bar also is a fabulous source of fiber if you need to boost your intake. This bar has 4 grams of fiber.

No gluten in these bars and no animals products

I am always keeping my eye out for tasty gluten-free snacks and the Redd Bar is an absolute winner. With these bars, you will not miss the gluten! Redd Bar really hit the mark with taste and texture.

And a big bonus as well is that Redd Bar does not contain any animal products. These bars will be perfect for your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Redd Bar
Redd Bar Salted Caramel

Vitamin & mineral blend

If you are looking to gain some vitamins and minerals into your diet, Redd Bar has a vitamin & mineral blend that has pretty much everything you need for your healthy diet and lifestyle.

Vitamin/Mineral Blend (Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Chromium Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Selenium Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12)

The caffeine in Redd Bar

Caffeine in the Redd Bar is equivalent to about a third of a cup of coffee. It is naturally sourced through yerba mate. If you are curious about this superfood you can read more about it on Redd Bar’s website.

Maca (awesome superfood)

The superfood maca is also known to increase energy, stamina, and focus. Redd Bar includes maca in your energy bar. You can read more about maca HERE.

 

Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor
Nutrition Facts for Redd Bar Peanut Butter Flavor

Redd Bar review of product flavors

Chocolate Redd Bar

I have a thing for anything and everything chocolate! This nutrient-dense snack will satisfy your chocolate cravings and in a great way that you can feel good about! This bar has dark chocolate and cocoa powder in it for maximum flavor.

Check out these nutrition facts… VITAMINS AND MINERALS GALORE! This particular flavor also has a large amount of dietary fiber… 8 grams! WOWZA! This will really keep your regular if you know what I mean. I am very impressed with these number of the nutrition facts label.

Redd Bar nutrition facts
Redd Bar nutrition facts (source)

 

Redd Bar - Chocolate Flavor
Chocolate Flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar

This flavor right over here was the first bar that I gave a whirl and boy was I ever impressed with the bold flavor of this particular flavor. This Salted Caramel bar is hands down my favorite. If you love caramel you will be delighted by this flavor.

Salted Caramel - Redd Bar
Salted Caramel flavor

 

Salted Caramel Redd Bar
Salted Caramel Flavor

Peanut Butter Redd Bar

Ahhh yes! Peanut butter!! I am a huge fan of peanut butter and this flavor did not disappoint. The main ingredient in this bar is peanuts. It also has a super grain blend with oats and quinoa.

Peanut Butter Flavor - Redd Bar
Peanut Butter Flavor


 

Mint Chocolate Redd Bar

Mint combined with chocolate is a classic flavor that will never go out of style. This bar has a refreshing, bold taste of mint. It is just the right amount too!

Mint Chocolate Flavor - Redd Bar
Mint Chocolate Flavor

 

Oatmeal Redd Bar

This oatmeal flavored bar was a terrific flavor. The main ingredients in this oatmeal bar are cashews, oats, and agave syrup. Never fear! The oats are gluten-free!

Oatmeal Flavor - Redd Bar
Oatmeal Flavor

SHOP REDD BAR

Amazon

Feeling indecisive and don’t want to commit to just one flavor of Redd Bar? Pick up a variety pack of their five flavors on Amazon.


Amazon currently has a $4.00 off clippable coupon for a variety pack of Redd Bars. Don’t miss out on that special offer. Pick up your variety pack on Amazon today!

Redd Bar online store

Price per bar is $2.99 at their online store. You can also subscribe to Redd Bar and save 10%. Redd Bar also allows you to create and build your own variety pack.

Final Thoughts

Redd Bar is going to now be a regular part of my healthy snack stash. I am overall very, very pleased with the taste, texture, everything about these gluten-free, vegan bars. The ingredients inside these bars give me both a boost in vitamins and a boost in energy to combat afternoon fatigue. When I eat one of these bars I feel great about the snack choice that I made. I am really happy I found myself a great snack bar that is only made with all-natural ingredients. I also love that these bars have a great amount of fiber in them. Helps keep things going smoothly.

I hope you enjoyed this Redd Bar review on my blog and hopefully I inspired you to give a variety pack a try!


Question Time!

What flavor of Redd Bar’s energy bars will you be reaching for first? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 


Want to find out more about Redd Bar? Find them here:

Related posts:


MunchPak.com

Fun & Unique Breakfast Cereal – Amazon Shopping Guide

Welcome to my Fun & Unique Breakfast Cereal shopping guide over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. Amazon is chock full of some very wild and crazy breakfast cereals that you just aren’t going to find on the shelf at your local Kroger grocery store. I did the work for you and am posting the best of the best! Some of these breakfast cereals are absolutely hilarious and would make an unforgettable Christmas gift.

I also included some other neato cereal-related items to this gift guide. We have some Funko pops, clothing, a card game, some Christmas ornaments, and more!

Poop Like A Champion – Highest Fiber Breakfast Cereal – 100% of daily fiber in 1.6 servings

Looking for a breakfast cereal and colon cleanser all-in-one? Poop Like A Champion delivers! One half-cup serving of this cereal has a whopping 16 grams of fiber! This is unheard of and totally intriguing to me! And a bonus? It is also gluten-free! One thing to note here though is that this cereal is not made to taste great. It is made with a purpose and that is to clean the gunk out of your guts and insides. Let’s face it… sometimes it needs to be done.

This breakfast cereal would also make for one tremendous gag gift!

Poop Like A Champion - High Fiber Cereal
Poop Like A Champion – High Fiber Cereal
KOVOT Poop Bowl - 24 Oz Ceramic Poop Emoji Bowl
KOVOT Poop Bowl – 24 Oz Ceramic Poop Emoji Bowl

Limited Edition, Kellogg’s UNICORN cereal – Two 10oz Boxes

Here is a super adorable cereal for all of the unicorn lovers out there! I know you are out there too because nowadays unicorns are all the rage. It is a trend and I never want it to die out! This cereal was created by Kelloggs and it is a limited edition. I have a feeling that you have a little girl in your life that would be over the moon thrilled to have a bowl of unicorn cereal for breakfast.

Limited Edition, Kellogg's UNICORN cereal - Two 10 oz. Boxes
Limited Edition, Kellogg’s UNICORN cereal – Two 10 oz. Boxes



WWE Booty O’s Breakfast Cereal 11.5oz

Here is a fun breakfast cereal for Y’all! This is a sweet oat cereal with marshmallows that are in the shape of unicorn horns, trombones, & booties! Booties??? OMG! This is one box that you are going to want to keep and save. It also has a “booticorn” mask on the back.

WWE Booty O's Breakfast Cereal
WWE Booty O’s Breakfast Cereal

Clark Griswold Funko’s Cereal – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure – FYE Exclusive

This Clark Griswold Christmas Vacation breakfast cereal from Funko is perfect for the holiday season. Christmas Vacation is hands down my all time favorite Christmas movie. I can watch it once a week leading up to Christmas and not get sick or tired of it. The film is a classic and it is sure to make anyone laugh and smile. This is a limited edition FYE exclusive cereal but I was able to locate in on Amazon.

Clark Griswold Funko's Cereal - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure - FYE Exclusive
Clark Griswold Funko’s Cereal – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Multigrain Breakfast Cereal with Pocket Pop Figure – FYE Exclusive


Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box – Limited Edition (1 Box)

Here is a limited edition Lucky Charms breakfast cereal that is chocolate flavor. Lucky Charms were a fave when I was growing up. I have a feeling that this chocolate flavored box of them is sure to delight any Lucky Charms fan!

Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box - Limited Edition (1 Box)
Chocolatey Winter Lucky Charms 12 oz. Box – Limited Edition (1 Box)

Continue reading “Fun & Unique Breakfast Cereal – Amazon Shopping Guide”

Skinny Dipped Almonds COUPON, REVIEW, and Instagram GIVEAWAY – Healthy Snack That Is Not Skinny On Taste

If you are a health nut and you also love to indulge a bit in a tasty treat then Skinny Dipped Almonds might just be your go-to snack when you are having a snack attack! In this Skinny Dipped Almonds review, you can save with my Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon code! I have also added an update to this post with a Skinny Dipped Almonds giveaway that I am currently hosting on Instagram. Keep reading to find out how you can save and also enter to win a variety pack of one of my go-to snacks!

[easy-image-collage id=8749]

My Skinny Dipped Almonds Review

I just recently had a chance to sample three different flavors of Skinny Dipped Almonds. I tried out the Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. Skinny Dipped Almonds come in two additional flavors as well: Dark Chocolate Espresso and Dark Chocolate Raspberry. These three bags of almonds went pretty quick in my home and we all enjoyed these flavors. Consider me a fan for life! I really do need to get my hands on the other flavors.

Skinny Dipped Almonds (Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter)
Skinny Dipped Almonds (Dark Chocolate Cocoa, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice, and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter)

Not So Skinny Taste

Don’t let the name “Skinny Dipped” fool you because these almonds are certainly not lacking in flavor, in fact, each flavor that I sampled is actually bursting with flavor! Skinny Dipped Almonds are whole roasted almonds that have a hint of maple sugar, a touch of sea salt, and a skinny layer of dark chocolate on them. These are created with ethically-sourced artisan chocolate and organic ingredients. Skinny Dipped Almonds does not use any artificial colors or flavors in their snack.

No funky ingredients… just real food.


Skinny Dipped Almonds Are Nutritious Nuts

Looking for a protein punch? These almonds are a fantastic source of protein! 15 Skinny Dipped Almonds will give you 4 grams of protein and it is so easy to eat more than 15 of these delicious morsels. I could easily eat an entire bag in one sitting! If you need a boost in fiber, Skinny Dipped Almonds comes in at 2 grams of fiber per serving (15 almonds).

Skinny Dipped Almonds nutrition facts
Skinny Dipped Almonds nutrition facts

 

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds

The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter reminds me so much of eating a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. This dipped almond has a layer of dark chocolate on it and a dusting of some creamy, dreamy peanut butter.

The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds can be found online and in Target stores. They will be available at Skinny Dipped’s online store soon.

Skinny Dipped Almonds - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Skinny Dipped Almonds – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skinny Dipped Almonds

Dark Chocolate Cocoa

The Dark Chocolate Cocoa is the nut for all of the chocolate-holics out there. This is like a double dose of chocolate. This almond is dipped in dark chocolate and has a dusting of cocoa powder on it.

Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds -Dark Chocolate Cocoa
Skinny Dipped Almonds – Dark Chocolate Cocoa

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice

Last but not least, we have the Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice Skinny Dipped Almond. I will be flat out honest here… I am not a PSL fan but this pumpkin spice almond actually turned out to be my favorite of the bunch! This nut has a thin layer of Greek yogurt on it almond with maple sugar, sea salt, and a sprinkling of pumpkin spice. This flavor here just screams FALL!

The Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Spice Skinny Dipped Almonds are limited time only and available only at select Target stores. So don’t hesitate and be sure to pick up a bag of these on your next Target trip!

"<yoastmark

"<yoastmark


Skinny Dipped Almonds blog post UPDATE (4/28/19):

Here is a little update on Skinny Dipped Almonds for you! There is a new flavor in town and it is Dark Chocolate Mint! I also had a chance to give Skinny Dipped Almonds Dark Chocolate Raspberry a whirl as well as the Dark Chocolate Espresso!

If you are on Instagram don’t miss out on my Skinny Dipped Almonds GIVEAWAY

that is taking place until May 17th 11:59 PM.

Skinny Dipped Almonds GIVEAWAY with Give It A Whirl Girl

Variety of Skinny Dipped Almonds
Variety of Skinny Dipped Almonds – Make sure you are following Give It A Whirl Girl on Instagram

 

Final thoughts

If you are a nut-lover and you have a passion and longing for chocolate I believe you would absolutely love these Skinny Dipped Almonds. One other thing about these that I forgot to mention is that they are a fantastic portable snack. Finding a snack that travels well easily is always a major plus so you can snack on-the-go.

Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon code!

So you want to give them a whirl! Now what?

Skinny Dipped Almonds currently has free shipping on orders over $30 and here comes the great part… use my special Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon code GIVEITAWHIRL15 to save 15% on your first order of these awesome dipped almonds.

15% OFF At Skinny Dipped Almonds
Coupon

Clip this coupon to save 15% off your next order at Skinny Dipped Almonds.

More Less
Doesn't expire

I need those nuts now!

If online shopping is not your thing and you want these right away use the handy store locator tool to find out where you can snag a bag, or two, or three! I can tell you this, some Targets do carry these. That is actually how I discovered these. I bought the raspberry flavored almonds and it was love at first bite!

Get connected

You can find out more about Skinny Dipped Almonds on their Facebook page or Instagram.

 

Question Time! What flavor looks most appealing to you? Will you be ordering your first batch of these Skinny Dipped Almonds? Leave me a comment and let me know.

 


RELATED POSTS:

 

SHOP for Skinny Dipped Almonds on Amazon


SHOP my Amazon Store for more food & drink items




Kettle &amp; Fire Bone Broth - Shop Now

RECIPE – Make You Own No-Bake Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, & Chia Granola Bars

There are so many ways you can make your own granola bars at home. Making my own is a fun, rewarding experience for me. I ask my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe, to help with the stirring because she has some good muscles for her age and you really have to give them a big stir with the spatula. For these granola bites I used gluten-free ingredients and also paleo-friendly ingredients. No sugar was added to these, they are naturally sweet from the Medjool dates and raw honey. These are a great snack that you can just grab and go. I hope you love these paleo granola bars as much as we did. They sure went quick!

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chia Granola Bars

Ingredients Used For Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Chia Granola Bars

Ingredients:

Recipe:

  1. The first step is to heat up some water on the stove so you can soak/soften up your Medjool dates. They will be easy to process if soaked for a few minutes. Place 1 cup (apx 8 dates) into a warm bowl of water and soak for a few minutes.
  2. You will then heat up a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan. Once the oil is warm add 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut and cook until golden in color.
  3. Using a food processor, place your dates inside and blend them up until no lumps remain.
  4. You will need a large mixing bowl for this next step. Place the date mixture, oats, raw honey, almond butter (you might need to warm this up to soften it), desired quantity of chocolate chips (1/4 cup works best), and chia seeds in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  5. Line an 8×8 square cake pan with parchment paper. Place granola bar mixture in the lined pan and spread until flat and the mixture reaches the edges. You can use a flat-bottom measuring cup to help press the mixture down.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  7. Slice into bite-sized bars and enjoy.
  8. Keep refrigerated to maintain freshness.

Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Chia Granola Bites

Have you ever made your own granola bars? What do you like inside yours? Let me know in the comments!

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS AMAZON AFFILIATE LINKS. I DO RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION IF ITEMS ARE PURCHASED THROUGH THESE LINKS. ALL OPINIONS STATED HERE ARE MY OWN.

Save on Select Fitbit Activity Trackers and Accessories

YogaOutlet.com

Fat Stack of Gluten-Free Pancakes With Enjoy Life Foods – Product Review, Recipe, & Giveaway – CLOSED

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.

37691243_10156514053779420_2068516297691365376_n

 

I tried out the Enjoy Life Foods 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!

37723362_10156514054359420_1377611683609968640_n
Products I used to make the banana protein Enjoy Life Foods pancakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Pancake & Waffle Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • Simple Truth Natural Food Color
  • Pure maple syrup (optional)
  • Candy Sprinkles (optional)

Recipe:

  1. Prepare your batter by placing the mix, milk, and oil into the bowl and stir until no lumps remain.
  2. Mash 1/2 of a ripe banana and then incorporate this into the mix.
  3. Using 6 bowls, place a small amount of batter into each bowl and add food coloring to each bowl until you have red, orange (red & yellow combined), yellow, green (blue & yellow), blue, and purple (red & blue).
  4. Warm up a tiny bit of coconut oil in a pan, just enough to give it a thin non-stick coating.
  5. Place the batter into the skillet or griddle one color at a time. You may have to do a couple batches to get all 6 pancakes cooked. I used two large skillets simultaneously with 3 colors in each pan.
  6. Cook the pancakes on a medium setting. Flip the pancakes when the edges are noticeably formed. After flipping continue cooking until thoroughly cooked.
  7. Remove pancakes from pan and top with maple syrup and/or candy sprinkles. Enjoy!
Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles
Stack of Enjoy Life Foods natural color pancakes with rainbow sprinkles

Hope you enjoy this fun recipe for Enjoy Life Foods gluten-free pancakes! What Enjoy Life Foods product do you think you would enjoy? Check them out RIGHT HERE!

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter to win a $15 Amazon gift card so you can purchase some Enjoy Life Foods products!

CLICK HERE —> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b7225bc83/?

Use the Store Locator to find Enjoy Life products near you.

You can purchase this pancake and waffle mix on Amazon.

You can find Enjoy Life Foods on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I receive a commission if items are purchased through these links with no extra cost to you. I purchased these products and all opinions are my own.

Almond Butter and Triple Berry (Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry) Chia Jam Overnight Oats: (RECIPE)

This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I love the taste of peanut butter and jelly. It is a taste that takes me back to my childhood. PB&J is such a nostalgic flavor. This recipe will create 2 servings (or one very large serving) of overnight oats topped with naturally sweetened chia jam and almond butter. You will not have to use all of the jam and almond butter in your overnight oats. You can store those items and save them for future use.

36876731_10156482743899420_7480914194393464832_n

This recipe requires a few different components. You will be creating your own sugar-free jam. This is simple and easy to make. It gets the sweetness right from the fruit and the raw honey.

Triple Berry Chia Jam

You will also be creating an almond butter. Let’s face it… nut butters can carry a hefty price tag. It is quite simple to make your own if you have the patience to get it properly blended up. The easiness of this step will rely heavily on the quality of your food processor. For me, it took a few minutes to get mine smooth and I also had to take a moment from processing to scrape the sides of the bowl and mix it up.

Your homemade almond butter can keep in the fridge for several weeks in an airtight container. You can also freeze it for up to four months. Once the almond butter is refrigerated you may need to warm it up a bit to get it to soften.

Almond Butter

The overnight oats step in the recipe is the most simple. You will want to do this recipe the night before you plan on enjoying it. The oats need time to absorb the milk & maple syrup. They also need to soften up.

Ingredients for the oats:

  • 1 cup of gluten-free oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 1 cup of dairy-free milk (I used Pacific Organics Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup

Ingredients for the jam:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • splash of fresh lemon juice

Ingredients for the almond butter:

Instructions:

  1. Let’s start off with the oats. This step is simple in easy. I use 1 cup of oats and place them in a Mason jar. Pour in the milk and the maple syrup. Give it a good stir. Allow this to chill in the fridge for a few hours so it can soften.
  2. Next step is to wash your fruit and place in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of raw honey and a splash of lemon juice. Use a medium heat setting.
  3. Warm the fruit up for a few minutes until it starts to break down easily and you can mash it up with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Continue cooking until this reduces down into a jam-like consistency.
  6. Allow the jam to cool in the fridge for an hour
  7. Now onto the almond butter! To make the nut butter you roast 1 1/2 cups of raw almonds in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Allow the nuts to cool after they come out of the oven and then place them in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  9. Use the high setting on your food processor and be patient during this step. It may take awhile to get the nuts creamy and smooth. If you need to add more coconut oil to the mixture do so with just a tiny bit.
  10. Your nut butter will start to ball up when it is ready. Give it a good stir to make sure it is well incorporated.
  11. After the oats have chilled and soften, top it with your homemade jam and almond butter. Enjoy!

If you are in a hurry and do not have time to make your own almond butter at home I would highly suggest opting for something that is low in sugars. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter has only 1 gram of sugar per serving. Maranatha is also a great go-to brand. Their almond butter has 3 grams of sugar per serving.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments below if you decide to give it a try.

36895757_10156482744504420_7766387828606369792_n

Have you ever made overnight oats? Let me know in the comments!

 

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I do receive a small commission if items are purchased through these links. All opinions stated here are my own.

Marley Spoon

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: