Monday, October 26, 2015

Excited to be theVitamin Shoppe and #ProteinPantry Ambassador!

Vitamin Shoppe and #ProteinPantry Ambassador!

     I was super excited to get the email saying that I had been chosen to be a theVitamin Shoppe and #ProteinPantry#ProteinPantry Ambassador! I'm a fan of all things protein and probably eat a minimal of 2-3 big spoonfuls of peanut butter a day. My protein shake addiction is OUT. OF. CONTROL.

     I want to be Ambassadors to products that I love and will actually use! 

     The nice folks over at Vitamin Shopoe sent me a huge care package of products to test out and try. I had no idea what to expect so I was shocked at the amount of goodness that arrived on my doorstep.
A huge box of goodies...Thank you theVitamin Shoppe!
Products courtesy of the Vitamin Shoppe.

Take a look at some of these awesome products!

P28 The Original High Protein Pancake Dry Mix
"P28 High Protein Pancakes are the perfect option for those leading a healthy lifestyle who don't want to give up their favorite breakfast dishes.  A hearty breakfast staple that is perfect for both adults and children, these pancakes are a healthy twist on a classic dish.

Our pancake mix is formulated to provide you energy and nutrition when you need it most.  With a great balance of protein and carbohydrates, our P28 pancakes are an excellent addition to any meal."
P28 White Chocolate
The Original High Protein Pancake Dry Mix
Nutrition Facts.
FlapJacked Mighty Muffin with Probiotics Mix
I love that these muffins can be prepared right in the cup.  

"Directions:
1. REMOVE lid and protective film.
2. ADD water to fill line. DON'T OVERFILL.
3. STIR WELL using a fork. Batter will be thick (like thick cake batter).
DO NOT COVER
4. MICROWAVE on high for 35 seconds. If muffin is still wet on top put lid on and let sit for 1-2 minutes OR heat for another 5-8 seconds.
Caution: Contents will be hot.
5. ENJOY!"

Flap Jacked Mighty Muffin Mix
Cinnamon Apple and Double Chocolate Flavors
Nutrition Facts.

P28 The Original High Protein Peanut Spread
"Creamy White Chocolate Peanut Spread with Whey Protein Isolate. Two Tablespoons of P28 Spread on one slice of P28 Bread provides 28 Grams of Protein!"
P28 White Chocolate High Protein Peanut Spread
Nutrition Facts.
D's Naturals Chocolate Fudge Cake Batter--Protein Infused Almond Fluffbutter
"All Natural
Non-Gmo
Vegan
Sustainable Ingredients
No Sugar Added
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Soy Free
Lactose Free
Guilt Free"
 D's Naturals Chocolate Fudge Cake Batter
Nutrition Facts.
Buff Bake White Chocolate Protein Peanut Spread with Chia & Flax
"Ingredients:
Roasted Peanuts, Whey Protein, White Chocolate (Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Coconut Palm Sugar, Chia Seed, Flax Seed.

Contains: Peanuts, Coconut, Milk, Soy
*Manufactured in a facility that also processes almonds.

Follow the hashtag #BuffBake and #Spreadthefit to see more tips and recipe ideas using Buff Bake products.

Buff Bake White Chocolate Peanut Spread and
Buff Bake Snickerdoodle Protein Almond Spread
Nutrition Facts.
AboutTime Protein Pancake Mix--Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Spice Flavors
"Be Creative With Your Breakfast!
Add milk to the dry pancake mix instead of water.  Try adding nuts, bananas, blueberries or any other of your favorites to the batter for added crunch and flavor!  Don't forget the toppings--our pancakes do taste amazing with original maple syrup, but you can also use honey, yogurt, agave, peanut butter or even chocolate!"
AboutTime Protein Pancake Mix
Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Spice Flavors
Nutrition Facts.
Mancakes High-Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix
Buttermilk, Light Chocolate, Maple Bacon and Cinnamon Oat Flavors
"20g Protein
38g Net Carbs
4g Fiber
Just Add H20
No Gluten
No Soy
No GMOs
Low Sugar
Makes 3, 4" pancakes
For Men or Women"
Mancakes High Protein Pancakes, Waffles & Baking Mix

Nutrition Facts.
Time to whip up something in my kitchen using some of these products!
     Now for the test! I need to actually start making some items with my ingredients. Protein pancakes are so interesting to me. Since I don't eat a lot of sweets, my biggest question was how can I eat pancakes without syrup or whipped cream?!? 

     My answer?!?...Honey. All natural and totally the good kind of sugar. 

     Let the recipe testing begin!
     I decided to make Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes and smother them with blended strawberries and bananas, slather with White Chocolate Peanut Butter, top with fresh cut up strawberries and then drizzle with honey. Sooooooo delicious and healthy!!

Ingredients:
One banana
One pint strawberries (reserve half for topping)
Splash of pure vanilla
Two tsp honey
One scoop Chocolate Chip Protein Pancake Mix

Directions:
Strawberries, Banana, Vanilla and Honey.
First I blended strawberries and banana, 2-3 drops of vanilla and splash of honey in the blender. Set aside.

About time Chocolate Chip Protein Pancake Mix
Next, I mixed up the About Time Protein Pancake Mix and water together according to directions on the package. I set that aside for a few minutes to let thicken.

Letting the batter thcken.
After the batter was thick enough to my liking, I warmed up just a tiny lit bit of butter in my skillet and poured the batter in. I cooked the pancake for approximately 2-3 minutes until they were golden brown on each side. Sorry I don't make pretty perfect circular pancakes...but they are taste great and that's all that matters!

Golden Brown!
When the pancakes were finished cooking, I put them on the plate and spread the P28 White Chocolate High Protein Peanut Spread on them. The pancakes were still warm so the spread was melting...yummmmmm.

I topped the stacked pancakes with the blended strawberries and banana mixture, the sliced strawberries and drizzled with honey. I absolutely loved these pancakes and let my kiddos try them out too! Two out of the three gave them a thumbs up and the one who didn't doesn't really care for any kind of pancakes so I don't count her opinion. ;)
My creation!
Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes...BamagirlRUNS Style!

     Thank you again to the Vitamin Shoppe and the other great companies who sent me these yummy products. I will continue to make other healthy creations with these products! Stay tuned!

Happy Running and Happy Healthy Eating! 

I was provided these products in exchange for my honest review and recipe creation. All opinions are my own and I will be using these products as claimed in the near future! This post was sponspored on behalf of theVitamin Shoppe, #ProteinPantry and Fitfluential.