This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving and like you all, I have so much to be thankful for! My awesome family and friends and my improving health to name a few. One thing I’m truly grateful and thankful for is Nutracelle and my Nutra-family. You have changed my life completely and for the better. I’m blessed in so many ways!
October has proven to be a great month so far: I’ve joined a new local walking group called the Weekly Walkers. They are the most motivating and non-judgemental group of people, next to our NutraTalk group, and I love our nightly walks around the track at Centennial Field.
October is also the month for Pumpkin Spice everything, right? I woke up on Sunday morning with a desire to make some Nutracelle Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Protein Balls. I thought I would make a lunch time smoothie if there was some left-over pumpkin. Well, let me tell you about my day... ha-ha!
The first thing I did was gather the ingredients for the muffins.
One problem, I didn’t have any Vanilla Nutralean. (My order is on the way, thank goodness!) Now, I'm not one to be put off because I didn’t have the proper ingredients, so I hauled out my bottle of pure vanilla extract and my bag of stevia. I was ready to rock and roll!
I followed the directions as per the recipe and I did a taste test of the batter. I found it really bland so I started adding the vanilla extract a tbsp at a time. I poured in some stevia and continued tasting it till I got it to my level of sweetness, or so I thought. I got my pans ready and filled my liners. For added decoration I sprinkled pumpkin seeds on top of the batter and proceeded to bake them. My goodness, the aroma was to-die-for! They rose beautifully, and I thought I was in heaven, until I tasted one once they were out of the oven. They still weren’t sweet enough...
I realized that I could make a frosting for them to sweeten them up some! I didn't have any cream cheese or whipping cream, but what I did have was Fussell's (commonly found in Newfoundland)! This turned out to be the perfect substitute to create a delicious, sweet frosting for the muffins that was still totally healthy!!
Just because you don’t have all the ingredients a recipe calls for, you can always use your imagination and look for a substitute. It just so happened that I took a chance and it turned out better than I could have hoped for. I think I’ll be using my substitute version of the Protein Cream Cheese Icing from now on. Its rich, thick and oh-so-decadent. I’m a happy girl.
Next was the Protein Spiced Pumpkin Balls. Easy peasy right? Ha-ha, this one proved to be a challenge!
I combined all the ingredients necessary for the balls and again I had to use pure vanilla extract and Stevia because of the Natural Nutralean, which is made flavourless. My issue was that I had to use SOOO much vanilla for taste that my batter was soft, and I knew that rolling balls would be impossible. No problem, right? I added some ground almonds, thinking it would make the batter firmer. Nope. I added almost 3 more scoops of Nutralean which meant more stevia and vanilla. I knew I was quickly losing my battle with these protein balls. I felt defeated as there wasn't a lot more I could do but throw the batter in the garbage, cut my losses and be happy that I at least had yummy muffins.
As I was taking stock of all the ingredients in my bowl, I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out. After all, I used a lot of pumpkin, spices, and Nutralean (6 scoops). There was no way I was throwing that out. I had to find a way to recycle this batter. It was 1 pm by this time and I thought, "oh well, I’ll have a smoothie for lunch and then decide what to do”. While I was pouring up the coconut milk, I had this idea to try some of the batter in my smoothie. After all, it had all the ingredients necessary plus a few extra, but heck, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? I added about 1/4 cup, maybe a little more, and some cream cheese as I was out of cottage cheese. I proceeded to blend my smoothie. Yep, you guessed it, it was very tasty, smooth, thick and quite delicious. It looks like I’ll be drinking a few of these this week till the batter is used up!
What could have been a disastrous day turned out to be quite the kitchen adventure! I always say to people, "There is no way you can mess up a Nutracelle recipe". There is always a way to turn around a less-than-successful attempt at baking. It’s all a learning process when you start cooking and baking with non-conventional ingredients. Just don’t panic and use any baking experience you have to find a solution.
Two great tips when baking low-carb and with Nutralean are:
1. If your batter is too thick, add more unsweetened milk, or water, slowly until you get the consistency you desire.
2. If your batter is too thin, unsweetened coconut, coconut flour (which is more absorbent than almond flour) or more Nutralean will help thicken it up.
Thankfully I managed to save the day and almost half a bag of Natural Nutralean. I certainly made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. (Ha-ha, this is an Old Newfie saying! It means I made something good out of something I thought was useless.)
All in all everything turned out just fine, and SO delicious!
Until next week, stay happy and healthy folks!!!
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I finally found a protein powder that is completely nut free. This product is great! My daughter uses it everyday at college.
I was slightly skeptic that I wouldn't like this as I haven't found a protein powder that I enjoy. It's always too gritty and I can't stomach it, however this one was not the case. It blends smooth and it's so delicious. I'll definitely be buying this again. And look forward to trying some other items out. As a bonus it's from my home province of PEI. Each day I add a scoop of Vanilla to my smoothie which consists of dragon fruit, pineapple, coconut, and a bit of orange juice and it's a delight each time!
I've never been one to take vitamins - as much as I should! However, now that Nutracelle has their sugar-free multivitamins I actually look forward to it! I've been taking these for a week straight already and I LOVE them. They taste like candy, with no chemical flavor AT all.
I love starting my day with a Nutralean shake that tastes great and makes me feel full for hours. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Dream, it is delicious.
I was really impressed with how good the salted caramel tasted and how good the product is for you!! I will be getting this for awhile and looking forward to trying more flavours!!
My son and I are really enjoying the Nutralean. I love the Salted Caramel and Coffee Mocha. Strawberry is his favorite.
Totally delicious and beat part guilt free!!
Love this product, down 12 pounds and feeling great!
Best protein powder ever! Bowels working so much better. So great to get the prebiotic fiber
I like the taste of the Nutrabites! I didn’t at first, plus they arrived all clumped together (but apparently that is rectified ).
Heating them for eight seconds (per bite) in the microwave makes them taste even better.
Love the amazing recipes !
The Nutrabites are very filling and taste delicious! A sweet treat without the guilt.
Nutralean is the best protein powder on the market. The salted caramel is a great addition to the lineup.
I am so happy to finally be able to use a protein powder that I can use in my blender worry free due to my children's food allergies. I haven't purchased any since we found out our kids had food allergies due to the allergen labels on them. Nutracelle, also tastes better than all the one's I've used in the past. It actually does keep me full for hours. Such a great product!
After using this protein powder for a while. I'm feeling better than I have in a very long time. No reflux or upset tummy.Plus the fact it makes it alot easier to get my daily protein in each day. I really love these shakes and the fact I can also add it to things I'm cooking.Thank you so much for everything.Big Hug
They are delicious & satisfying
Very tasty snacks with a good dose of protein. I especially like the mint ones.
The Nutralean is, as always, delicious and super versatile. Highly recommend for anyone wishing to add protein to their diet without the added rubbish that other brands can contain.
I LOVE IT!!! I like the taste and that I can mix it with water or whatever types of milks I like. It mixes up really well no clumps, no yucky after taste. I also plan to cook with it soon.
They were great tasting, really enjoyed them especially the mint chocolate .would like to see better packaging but other than that I would buy them again :)
These are really delicious!
The product does what it says. The protein is a little thick with small particles in the mix. If you can get past this, it's for you.
I just love Nuracelle so much. I've shared it with family and friends. I've even made things with it and my family loved them.My first order was the best thing I had ever done.my boyfriend loves it too. I thank you for all you so to make things better for all of us that love it.it has changed my and my belief in protein powders. You really have renewed my faith smile I love everyone of them I have tried.thank you again so much ❤
I love both flavors of the nutrabites! They leave me nice and full and I don't go looking to snack any further after I've snacked on a nutrabite!
I am a HUGE fan of mint chocolate and even though I kicked sugar a long time ago I still find the cravings can be so bad sometimes! This is where my new nutrabites have become a game changer. Usually I’d make a nutracelle mug cake or some kind of cheesecake bite but some days more cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do. Now I just grab one or two (sometimes three 🤭) of my mint chocolate nutrabites and I am 100% satisfied and 100% guilt free!!
I love my coffee mocha!!!
I have it ice cold or as a hot frothy drink. Makes my day and keeps me full for a few hours .
It's great for these hot days and don't really feel like eating.
I LOVE my nutrabites!! After trying tons of gross protein bars that were packed with chemicals, it's SO nice to be able to enjoy a legitimately delicious snack that's low cal, zero carb, AND naturally sweetened.
Loved the Coffee Mocha sample. Will definitely be in my next order
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Love the chewy dense texture, crunchy bits, flavour & find them very filling. Chocolate mint isn't too minty, but just right. Chocolate chunk needs improvement as I've yet to find any chocolate chunks/chips no matter how small a bite I take.
These little guys are so yummy! Dense, chewy and super chocolatey, they are perfect for an afternoon snack or to kick a craving.
Ok seriously this is the best protein treat I’ve had. Yummy !!!
I had a bad first experience that I have already addressed with Jordan, my votes arrived all clumped together due to the heat. I love the protein powder but for the price of these nutrabites I am going to attempt to make my own using the recipe in the book.
These are absolutely delicious! I cannot get enough of them! I have to hide them so my son doesn’t eat them all on me.
Like the title says the mint balls are my favorite. I like the chocolate chunk but the taste of flax seed is very prominent in the chocolate one and im not a fan. Ill buy for sure again but only the mint one.
These bites taste insanely delicious! I am not usually fond of chocolate or any sweets at all, but these bites are definitely exceptional and my bias! I cannot choose which one is may favourite but love both flavours. I have them for breakfast, lunch and dessert! And what I love love about these little guys is that they are sugar free and no carbs! Never find protein bars at store that has no sugar and no carbs, will definitely get more!