Are you ready for something mouth-wateringly delicious???
Before I headed out to LA (last Wednesday) for the IHRSA Convention I stopped by my local Vitamin Shoppe to pick-up some snacks to take with me. My typical "go-to" is Quest Bars (because "hello" they are amazing in taste and they also keep you fueled). I'm also a business affiliate with Quest Nutrition so I usually just order through my website, but in this case I was out (sigh!). Luckily, my faithful Vitamin Shoppe had some in stock so I picked up a few Cookie Dough & S'mores Bars for me and my roommates. I've learned the hard way that eating more than one Quest Bar in one day is a really bad idea! I mean, REALLY bad idea, especially if you're flying! I don't know about you, but I don't need any extra help in the bloat / swelling department during flights. The LAST thing you'll want is (what I call) a massive "fiber belly". Just think about the 17+ grams of fiber that are in each one of those guys! WOWZA! They're great for snacks on-the-go, but be careful with too many.
As I was scooping out the latest and greatest on the racks of V-Shoppe, I found my long-lost beloved...
I mean, really!?!? Cookie Almond Butter, huh?! The back of the jar I read:
"All-natural, protein-packed, gluten-free, and oh so GOOD ingredients!"
Ingredients: Roasted Almonds, All Natural Whey Protein, Coconut Palm Sugar, Cinnamon, Unsweetened Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Chips, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate Chips, Chia Seed, Flax Seed.
You know you could always just keep it simple and enjoy a treat like this... (my favorite!!!)
Just like all nut butters, you've got to watch your portion size! Fat and Calories add up really fast with scrumptious unsaturated fats. A portion size is only 2 Tablespoons. Be sure to measure it out!!!
I'm leaving you with this FINAL BONUS: The creators of Buff Bake are these two adorable cousins. Being so close to my cousin, it was a sweet moment for me to read their story.
I'll be sharing more recipes using other flavors in upcoming posts!