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Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  

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Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Product Review: Smart Shake 2.0

  
  

Sooo what’s difference?
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Beside the fact that it’s almost fully opaque (the middle cup is fully opaque) and it’s a glossy finish, nothing is changed at all! 

It comes with a plastic 4 way divider in the middle cup for supplements but I throw it out and use the 3rd cup for a scoop and a half of Vitargo! 

The aluminum carabiner clip is not dishwasher safe and will get nasty, so I throw that out also! 

I had a moral dilemma picking which cup I was going to pick! 

Red and black is my favorite colors and I like Ronnie better than Phil! 

So which cup should I get? In the end red and black won out! Because; I just did not like the blue! 

Q: What is the good part about the lack of change? 

A: All the parts are interchange! And dishwasher safe!

Sooo what’s the difference? 

Not a whole hell of a lot! There’s nothing notable different! Buy V1 or V2 depending on the deal you get! 


Supplement Review: Isatori Bio-Gro

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Set Contents

Bio-Gro unflavored supplement powder; 3.17oz.
28oz. blender bottle
iSatori Bio-Gro Muscle-Building Supplement with Blender Bottle

Supplement designed to help you develop lean muscle and speed workout recovery
Blend of bio-active peptides including proline-rich peptides, growth factors, immunoglobulins, and fibroblast-GF
Signals the body to amplify its natural protein synthesis process
Concentrated formula
Unflavored powder that’s virtually tasteless
Contains almost zero calories, sugar, fat, and carbs
Blender bottle features a large spout and a wide opening for ingredients
BPA-free, dishwasher-safe bottle
Blender ball helps mix smoothies and supplements to a smooth consistency

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I really can’t say if the Biogro is working! I can say that I am not getting the horrid farts that everyone is claiming! I cut cow’s milk out of my diet and switched to So Delicious unflavored vanilla coconut milk and the majority of the farts stopped it was getting bad! With protein, cheese, milk and other stuff I was killing myself with my stench! With no cow’s milk I am fine even with eating Whey protein and Bio-Gro. Now… Is it working? Idk yet! Stay tuned!


Supplement Review: HIT Supplements – Core Evolution – Whey Protein Isolate

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Want improved physical performance, more lean muscle mass, and a body that will turn heads?
Then CORE EVOLUTION is your answer!
CORE EVOLUTION is a premium grade pure isolate whey protein packed with muscle-building amino acids! It is made with the highest quality pure isolate whey protein, which is vital to build and maintain lean body mass. CORE EVOLUTION is loaded with 24 grams of protein and all the needed branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). This combination is ideal for helping you meet your daily protein requirements, and perfect for building and fueling new muscle growth and recovery. By enabling your muscles to repair and rebuild more quickly, you will see improved physical performance, increased lean body mass, and lower body fat. CORE EVOLUTION will help you gain muscle and maintain a leaner, more muscular physique.*

WHAT DOES IT DO?
With 24 grams of muscle building pure isolate whey protein per serving, including BCAAs, CORE EVOLUTION helps repair muscle tissue, which speeds recovery and maximizes muscle growth.*
Protein is extremely important for the growth and repair of muscle tissue. Research has proven that taking protein before and after workouts is the best way to spark new muscle growth, speed muscle tissue repair, and gain more lean muscle than ever before. Pure isolate whey proteins are the ideal way to do this, because they contain key muscle building amino acids.
BCAAs are amino acids that are not produced in your body; instead, they have to be introduced into the body through diet. Pure isolate whey protein powder ensures your body is getting the adequate dose of daily BCAAs in order to gain strength and mass while guarding against loss of muscle, because it is rich in whole chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine and valine. Training increases the need for BCAAs, which make up one third of muscle protein; including it before and after workouts is essential to getting the gains you work for and increasing your ability to get better muscle recovery.

Direction for Use:
Add 1 level scoop to 6-8 ounces of water, milk, or liquid of your choice. Stir, shake, or blend until completely dispersed. Drink immediately.

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Supplement Review: Species Isolyze RTD Whey Protein Isolate

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ISOLYZE has no carbohydrates, no lactose (milk sugar), and no fat. It is the purest and most biogically available source of whey protein on the planet. ISOLYZE is 100% pure, cold-filtered, whey protein isolate with the highest yield of whey protein available on the market with an amazing 27 grams of protein per 29 gram serving size.

We use a sophisticated cold filtration system that carefully separates out the delicate whey protein without damaging it. This procedure has the added benefit of preserving 3 valuable components of whey immunoglobins, lactoferrins, and glycomacropeptides that are necessary for optimal immune system function and protein synthesis reactions.

…and if all this werent enough, ISOLYZE tastes great too! Gone are the days of the chemical or sour-tasting whey isolates! With ISOLYZE, you get the best of both worlds great quality and great taste!

Available in 2lb, 4lb and a convenient 8 pack of RTD’s. Each RTD has a whopping 50g of protein per bottle!
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Mixability: 10/10

Taste: 7/10 it didn’t really taste like Vanilla Peanut Butter, but it wasn’t bad and with 50 whopping grams of protein per serving, I would definitely get it again!!

Smell: 9/10 not bad didn’t really smell

The Chocolate Peanut Butter didn’t taste like Peanut Butter either, but it is 50 whopping grams of protein!

All 3 flavors were good! Just not what they are expected to taste like.

The Cherry Vanilla was my favorite!


Supplement Review: HIT Supplements – Core Athlete – Premium Whey Blend

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PREMIUM IS BETTER CORE ATHLETE is a premium grad whey protein blend loaded with muscle-building amino acids. It is designed specifically for individuals looking for th highest quality protein, which is vital to build and maintain lean body mass. CORE ATHLETE is packed with 25 grams of protein per serving and is rich in all the needed branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). An advanced amino acid profile provides the perfect form of Essential, Non-Essential, and Conditionally Essential amino acids that your body requires for optimum protein synthesis. This combination is ideal for helping you meet your daily protein requirements, and perfect for building and fueling new muscle growth and recovery. CORE ATHLETE is formulated without additives or fillers, is from grass-fed and rBST free cows and is instantized for greater absorption and bio-availability. Including a quality whey protein blend before and after training will enable your muscles to repair and rebuild more quickly which will help you see improved physical performance and increased lean body mass.*

WHAT DOES IT DO? With 25 grams of muscle building pure whey protein per serving, including BCAAs, CORE ATHLETE helps repair muscle tissues, which speeds recovery and maximizes muscle growth.* Protein is extremely important for the growth and repair of muscle tissue. Research has proven that taking protein before and after workouts is the best way to spark new muscle growth, speed muscle tissue repair, and gain more lean muscle than ever before. Pure isolate whey proteins are the ideal way to do this, because they contain key muscle building amino acids. BCAAs are amino acids that are not produced in your body; instead, they have to be introduced into the body through diet. Pure isolate whey protein powder ensures your body is getting the adequate dose of daily BCAAs in order to gain strength and mass while guarding against loss of muscle, because it is rich in whole chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine and valine. Training increases the need for BCAAs, which make up one third of muscle protein;including it before and after workouts is essential to getting the gains you work for and increasing your ability to get better muscle recovery.

Direction for Use: Add 1 level scoop to 8 ounces of water, yogurt, or liquid of your choice. Stir until dispersed then drink immediately. Add more or less liquid to meet your desired taste. Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Check with a qualified health care professional before taking this product, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, under 18 years of age, have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or are taking any prescription or OTC medications. Allergen Information: Manufactured in a facility which processes products containing milk, soybeans, wheat, and treenuts. Contains milk and soy. Store in a cool, dry place with lid tightly closed to protect freshness. Manufactured in a GMP certified facility

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I have the Pound Cake Flavor.

It’s delicious!! I absolutely love it! And if you have been reading my blog you know I am an advocate for Protein Blends! I like the whey concentrate, isolate and peptide blend. I wish it also had an alternative source like Casein or a non whey ingredient such as rice protein. Then it would be a perfect time released and alternative blend.

But for just being whey it’s perfect!

The flavor is delicious 10/10 Smell 10/10 almost a maple syrup smell Mixability 8/10

Can it be made into pudding like the Isatori? No it’s crystally consistency and it’s not good, like syrup if you put half the water.

Is it great as a shake? Absolutely!

Is it great in my deconstructed upside down low calorie/fat free/ low carb cheesecake recipe (below)? It’s amazing!!

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Check out this company if you don’t know them! You won’t be disappointed!

Ps they are a sure in for most badass logo of the year!

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Product Review: iSatori Eat Smart Protein

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EAT-SMART®
HIGH-PROTEIN MEAL REPLACEMENT POWDER
Highest quality proteins, including whey protein hydrolysates
Contains Nutrim (oats), fiber, enzymes, flaxseed, probiotics, vitamins and minerals
Mixes easily and instantly for a rich, delicious shake in less than one minute
97% gluten and lactose-free; no aspartame, maltodextrin, sugar, or trans fats

140
calories

1
sugar

3.5
fat

19
protein

The perfect meal-replacement protein shake to help you rebuild a healthy, new body! ∆

MUSCLE
The highest quality proteins from fast-absorbing whey isolates and hydrolysates + slow-releasing casein proteins provide a constant supply of growth-enhancing amino acids.

HUNGER
Oat beta-glucans from Nutrim® + Fibersol®-2 resistant fiber help make you feel fuller for longer to better control your appetite.

RECOVERY
Over 4g of BCAA’s and 8g of EAA’s + 3g of Glutacel™ glutamine and peptides trigger protein synthesis and enhance your immune system to recover faster.

DIRECTIONS FOR A DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS SHAKE:
Just add one level scoop to 8 oz of cold water, skim or soy milk, add 2-3 ice cubes, and mix in a blender, shaker bottle; use more or less water to desired consistency. Or, for pudding-like consistency, mix with 3-4 oz of cold water in a bowl or a cup with a spoon.

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Every supplement company makes protein, it’s no surprise! Is this protein the best for post workout? NO! Whey isolate rules post workout, because of its fast absorption.

So; how can this protein benefit me? The answer is on a diet!

What’s the best thing you can do when trying to stay on a diet and you have urges to cheat and eat junkfood?

Answer: choose a healthy snack!

Choose a snack that makes you feel like you are cheating when in fact you aren’t!

This protein can be mixed with 1/2 the water to make a pudding consistency. Normally when doing so, the protein doesn’t taste good. However; this stuff tastes great! And to my happy surprise there were chocolate chips at the bottom for a special yummy surprise!

I would love to try a full tub rather than just one packet to see if it makes the world of difference in my diet; which I think it will!

Mixability: 9/10
Taste as pudding: 9/10
Ingredients: 6.5/10

Eat Smart by iSatori should be in every dieters toolbox!!

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Supplement Review: Jay Robb Protein Bars

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Outrageously Delicious High-Protein Jay Robb JayBar Protein Bars

“I’ve raised the bar on bars and created the JayBar—a great tasting protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose!” —Jay Robb

Made from the finest natural ingredients available, Jay Robb all-natural high-protein JayBars are made with ORGANIC nut butters, and deliver up to 15 grams of first class Jay Robb Whey Protein per bar! Jay Robb JayBars do not contain any junk ingredients, including soy protein, gluten, glycerin, maltitol, acesulfame-K, aspartame, fructose, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, evaporated cane juice, artificial sweeteners, casein, MSG, or trans-fats!

Jay Robb all-natural high-protein JayBars are available in 3 delicious flavors: Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter, and Cashew-Coconut.

One taste of our outrageously delicious all-natural no junk high-protein JayBars, and you’ll be a fan for life!

Jay Robb Protein Bars

Made With Organic Nut Butters!

“I’ve raised the bar on bars and created the JayBar—a great tasting protein bar without sugar, corn syrup, casein, artificial sweeteners, maltitol, acesulfame-K, evaporated cane juice, aspartame, or sucralose!” —Jay Robb

Contains No Gluten, wheat, Soy, MSG, hydrogenated oils, transfats, artificial sweeteners, acesulfame-K, aspartame, sucralose, splenda, casein, glycerine or maltitol.

About Xylitol Our xylitol is naturally extracted from NON-GMO corn cobs (they are Kosher too) to produce pharmaceutical grade xylitol that is basically NON-ALLERGENIC due to the processing and purity of the product. Our xylitol is not derived from birch fiber. Xylitol created from birch trees must be extracted with sulfuric acid, which is a highly corrosive chemical used to manufacture paint, detergents, fertilizers, and explosives. We chose to avoid that.

1. It is corn based (Kosher corn cob specifically) 2. The corn is NOT genetically engineered, (Non-GMO) (GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism) 3. Corn is used to avoid the use of sulfuric acid necessary in birch fiber extracted xylitol. 4. The xylitol we use is naturally extracted, non-allergenic pharmaceutical grade.
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Outrageously Delicious Jay Robb High-Protein Peanut Butter JayBar “No Junk” Protein Bar

14 grams of protein per bar! Made with Jay Robb Whey Protein and ORGANIC almond butter! NO soy protein, gluten, or glycerin! NO maltitol, acesulfame-K, or fructose! NO corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or evaporated cane juice! No trans fat or MSG! NO Junk! 57 grams net weight!

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These bars aren’t bad. I happen to like Quest and Krave better, but Jay Robb bars weren’t bad. The Fudge Brownie was the best followed by the Peanut Butter and the Cashew Coconut. These are a little chewy, not as chewy as Quest, but Quest has multiple flavors and some are better and some really suck! If Jay Robb keeps experimenting they will hit it big! The Brownie is coming close!

The Peanut Butter reminds me more of a soft Peanut Brittle rather than creamy or chunky Peanut Butter.


Supplement Review: SFH Fortified and Fuel Protein

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Fortified Formula™ is a whey protein formula derived from a grass fed, free range cows, which are never treated with antibiotics or bovine growth hormones. This formula is designed for muscle and strength building. Fortified is a safe, all-natural mass builder. Fortified Formula™ may also decrease your hunger and increase your energy.

Phenylalanine and tyrosine added to enhance muscle growth.

Leucine and isoleucine, key BCAAs may increase muscle volume, strength and synthesis.

Low glycemic index cherry powder for sustained energy.

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Our newest addition to the SFH Whey Family. We have taken two great products (SFH Daily Balance & In-Race) and created one formula to use anytime (except post workout). SFH FUEL is made for everyone.
The ultimate anytime protein to fuel your daily needs. SFH FUEL combines non-denatured whey protein derived from A2 milk (from grass-fed, free range cows), coconut fat (MCTs) and apple pectin (a mixture of medium glycemic carbohydrates in a matrix of natural fiber).
Apple Pectin: is a complex carbohydrate rich in water soluble fibers. The fibers help to slow the absorption of high glycemic carbohydrates and sugars.
MCTs (medium chain triglycerides): are high energy fats. They are never stored and are burned as a fuel to produce 4-5x more energy than a sugar molecule and do not spike the release of insulin. These fats are broken down to ketone bodies which are the preferred fuel for our brains and hearts.
Contains: Milk

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They both weren’t bad, I like the additives Fuel has Apple Pectin and Fortified has Cherry Powder. You can’t taste either, but it is cool it’s in there. I wish you could taste a little cherry in it that would be awesome! No one has cherry flavor. Cherries are supposed to contain something that helps burn fat.

The Fuel clumped a little in water and was hard to mix and it made me gag when I got a mouthful of dry powder clumps! But the flavor wasn’t bad.

Still the star of SFH is their Fish oil! Order the Omega-3 Oil and if you need protein pick one of their many options! They each ave a beneficial additive!