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HERBALIFE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

HERBALIFE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Peanut Butter cookies

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Splenda Blend
1/2 cup Brown Sugar Splenda Blend
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 scoops HERBALIFE Formula 1 French Vanilla Shake Mix (or Dutch Chocolate/Pumpkin Spice)
4 tbsp HERBALIFE Personalized Protein Powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate minichips Continue reading

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EAS Soy Protein… still have a jug of it if you want it….

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EAS – Energy. Athletics. Strength.

EAS started in 1992 and their products can be found in just about every big box retailer, drugstore, grocery store, and vitamin/supplement specialty store.  I have even seen coupons for EAS products in the Sunday paper, which is probably why I have tried it out.

HEalth Supplement Choices website provides an excellent recap on EAS overall. According to their website, “EAS is a science based company with some of their products being certified by the NSF. The NSF is an organization that approves consumer goods. Only a small percentage of supplement companies are certified by the NSF…. EAS Soy Protein Powder is a great source of protein with very low amounts of fat and no cholesterol.

 Each serving of 44 g (1 scoop) contains:

  • 170 calories
  • 1.5 grams of fat
  • 19 grams of carbs
  • 17 grams of sugar
  • 20 grams of protein

When compared to whey protein, soy comes up a bit short for athletes and bodybuilders. Overall it’s not as effective as whey protein. However, there are some benefits of soy protein worth mentioning. Vegetarians are usually the main consumers of soy protein powder because it’s a great alternative to animal protein. It contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. Essential amino acids are referred to as “essential” because your body cannot produce them… You must get them from your diet. Other notable benefits of soy protein are it’s ability to lower cholesterol, and it’s ability to reduce certain forms of cancer.” Read full article:  EAS Soy Protein Powder Review

My personal experience…..

I’ve tried several different types of protein powders and this one ranks the lowest on the totem pole with respect to flavor and texture. I bought a jug of the vanilla, mixed one shake worth and am sure I made the bitter beer face when I took my first sip. The texture was a bit clumpy and it had an aftertaste that I can’t quite put my finger on. Like a serving of Nyquil, I pinched my nose and downed the sucker. The jug is still sitting on my counter top if you want it.

I was quite surprised that the EAS protein powder would taste this gross (sorry for lack of better wording). I have drunk the EAS Myoplex ready-made drinks and have eaten the EAS nutrition bars. Both of these other products were quite good and would recommend them to anyone, but the EAS Soy Protein… yuck. I can feel myself tasting it even as I type this review.

Supplements Galore…I have probably tried it or I probably want to.

I was looking through a Women’s Health/Fitness magazine this weekend and saw a picture of a new workout product. The product looks sexy, which is always a pitfall for me. I love to try new products and I am a sucker for pretty packaging. This got me to thinking about all the products that I have tried on the GNC shelves, that I have bought at a local drugstore, and bought via the internet. The list is longer than I realized.

The List
Diet:
-The Zone Diet
-Weight Watchers
-Xenadrine
-Hydroxycut
-Sensa
-Slimfast

Protein Shakes:
-Amp Pro Performance Wheybolic Extreme
-EAS Soy Protein
-Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein

Preworkout, thermogenic fat burners, and more by brand:
-Amp Pro Performance Endurance (Booster, Chew)
-BSN (Hypershred, NO Xplode, Atrophex)
-Cellucor (T7 Extreme, C4 Extreme)
-GNC: Genetix HD (Meta Ignite, ProSculpt, Physio-Burn)
-Muscle Tech (Neurocore, HydroxyStim, NanoStim)
-Optimum Nutrition (AmiN.O.Energy)
-USPlabs (OxyElite Pro, Jack3d)

That is all that I can think of right now…. I am sure there are a few more out there that I cannot remember trying. There are products on the list above that I love and products that I will NEVER consume again. While I did not like some of the products above, that does not mean that they did not work for other folks. My goal over the coming months will be to provide a review of each product that I have tried.