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 love this product. Other Whey protein powder upsets my stomach. This doesn’t!
Love this stuff! Love that it keeps the bloat down, it’s a great meal replacer for promoting fat loss. It’s a great way to keep your protein intake up, most of us don’t get enough, and this is a yummy way to make sure you do. I always get the bundles now it’s a great deal! It’s has become part of regular
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If you have teens, you can symphatize...they like what they like and are hard to crack to get them trying new things, so I thought! My teen daughter is first year resident away from home, needles to say sometimes I worry about the eating habits she results to. I convinced her to try the SALTED CARAMEL on her last visit at home, and showed her how EASY it is to make, literally add water, shake and go! She loves SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM nad belive me I was blown away when she made a remark that this tastes JUST like that. THANK YOU NUTRACELLE, it's one step at a time, but this was a HUGE ONE FOR US!!!
I love the salted Caramel in my coffee .
I mix my strawberry with almond and coconut milk, add a coulpe of extra berries to it and I sweat it tastes like a milk shake and it is actually good for you! The whole family is hooked on it! THe nutra bites are my "not so guily pleasure" treats, love them!
takes no time at all, simple ingredients, LOVE IT! made chocolate bread topped with nut butter and fresh berries. No left over - says a lot!
I’ve made the chicken wings now twice getting my book I just love it. The smoothies are are very delicious
All flavours are sooo good! Cafe Mocha is my Favourite by far though!
healthy and delecious lunch on the go!
I have been using Nutracelle for a few years now. It is by far the best protein I have ever tried! I love how nice and smoothly it mixes and that it tastes great in water.
I have been using Nutracelle products for about 3-4 years and haven't strayed to date. It is by far, without a doubt, the smoothest, most delicious tasting fulfilling protein on the market. We would run out and be lost without it. It is not only a daily part of our diet but in most cases part of our childrens diet. Couldn't be happier with our most resent order. The bites are so convenient and tasty!!!.
Just received my latest order of Vanilla Cream and Coffee Mocha. These two are the top of my favourites list. I ran out and had to order more. Thanks for the quick delivery and the great taste. 👍
I love love love this protein powder.. It mixes sooo well into everything I make. I use the natural a lot & put it in every meal I make
Vanilla Cream is one of my favorite flavours! Water and whipping cream and it tastes like a vanilla milkshake!!
There are few sugar free, gluten free, soy free.... and GREAT TASTING GUMMIE VITAMINS out there. I've got my family to try and everyone's loved them!
More Than Smoothies Cookbook digital download cook book - We tried the chocolate bread last night with the family topping it with some nut butter and raspberries, I guess that tere is no leftover a 5 satr review that speaks for itself! THANK YOU!
NUTRALEAN Prebiotic Protein Powder | Vanilla Cream
Really enjoying the easy to make recipes in the cookbook. Plenty of great ideas and uses with your Nutralean Powders
I'm loving using the Natural Nutralean in recipes and smoothies. These powders are amazing
I’ve never been a big fan of protein powders, most of them made me nauseous and I hated the taste. So I was a bit skeptical waiting in my Nutracelle order. I thought I’d try the salted caramel first and oh my goodness, I loved the taste and actually look forward to having it each morning. I’m already noticing after 2 weeks that my tummy flab is slowly going away!
I ordered Chocolate and Vanilla along eith the 2 flavours of Nutrabites and I’m addicted to it all.
ok, I have tried Strawberry and Chocolate dream, and don't get me wrong they were both really yummy, BUT the Salted Caramel is my ABSOLUTE FAVE! I do share it with my teenage son (sparingly) and my spouse, who both agree it is very decadent and satisfying! Just like a creamy dessert in a shake form. I do find it is very palatable, keeps us full for hours gentle on our gut and super easy to consume even on it's own just mixed with water. I am very greatful and fan for sure!
Already thinking about the Holidays and indulging and I was a bit frightened "to fall of the wagon" with all the temptations the season brings....These bites are perfect to curb that sudden urge to snack on something sinful :) they are perfect size and I fell great about munching on them, guilt free! I don't find them satiating, however as I said just perfect to satisfy my senses when the urge hits!
It took a while for me to choose my next flavour as I am a bit anxious of trying "new flavours" but I must say I am glad I did. So refreshing, easy to blend, add a couple of mushed berries to my shake some plant based milk and oh so yummy!!
I’ve been using nutracelle for about 4+ years now,( not consistently I must confess). I really like the chocolate and mocha espresso. I usually mix 1 scoop of each with 1cup if almond milk & ice & blend well with blender. It is satisfying & filling, (but does give a gassy feeling a few hours later). Symptoms settle once used for awhile😊.
Connie keeps me on track, I don't know what I would do without her! I gained almost 40 pounds back after losing over 125 pounds at my lowest and I was devastated. Connie not only helped me see where I was eating more than I realized, she created a meal plan that is super easy for me to stick to. And because she had weight loss surgery she really knows what works and what doesn't. I had tried a dietitician through my doctor, but they just kept telling me to exercise more and eat more meals and I was getting depressed. Connie showed me how to change my thinking and she keeps me accountable and motivated. She is always there and and I finally feel in control again. THANK YOU CONNIE!!!
I promised myself to include protein at every meal. Not as easy as it sounds! This protein powder tastes great and makes my protein intake easier. I use the coffee mocha with almond milk in my daily coffee. I use the vanilla cream in my smoothies. I have more flavours on the way to try and recently received the cookbook so I am looking forward to trying some new ways to use NutraLean.
All I can say is the Chocolate Dream is life, I’ve been eating the Keto way since June and it didn’t take me long to find the monotony of eggs for breakfast every day frustrating. Then my sister gave me a bag of Chocolate Dream and I started to look forward to breakfast. When I joined the gym in August the trainer asked me what my favourite Keto meal was and I said my Chocolate Dream shake from nutracelle, he was quite surprised by my answer, but it’s true sometimes the thought of my delicious shake is just the motivation I need to get out of bed in the morning. I love it.
Great taste, no fuss when it comes to my kids taking them. Thank you!
Dear Nutracelle Team, I can't begin to tell you how many protein powders, drinks, bars etc I have tried over the last couple of years, and none of them stayed in my life permanently...the taste, texture or versatility was always off, so I was left with barely used containers that I had spent quite a bit of money on and was left feeling guilty for not using them, but even that wasn't enough to make me stick to the plan. I have to be honest with you, my first purchase was the Salted Caramel protein powder through Amazon.ca. I came across it just by accident searching for a prebiotic protein powder and viola! I figured what the heck if I can't consume it for what ever reason I'll just use it up baking...WELL, I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I AM HOOKED!!! The taste, texture and what it does to my body, I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! My Teens LOVE it too which I am sooooo grateful for as well! My next purchase was the Chocolate dream with the same intention, if not f=great on it's own I'll just use it up in my baking or dessert recipes. I find the taste mild so I added some raw cacao powder and a touch of peppermint oil and oh yummmm! Thank you for all the care and research you out into your products, I am one satisfied, returning customer!!!
I bought the Vanilla Cream flavour of Nutralean protein powder and I love it! So creamy, not chalky like some other protein powders I’ve tried. I will definitely be buying more in other flavours.
Nutrabites Protein Balls
Easy to take, melt in your mouth, and taste very good.