My #restweek update & Almond Joy™ Protein Pudding with BSN
I’ve still been working on my #restweek which took on a different meaning for me as I went into in my previous post. I’ve been doing good. Still allotting time to get some exercise in, but I’ve been mostly sticking with yoga and stretching this week. My back is starting to feel a little better.
Besides the yoga, I did get in a Turbo Fire workout I hadn’t done before. I believe it was sculpt 30, which is a strength routine utilizing resistance bands. There was a part where Chalene was speaking to someone in class and applaudes her “looking good Amanda!”. I totally replied. Out loud. Because it’s obviously normal for you to talk to your television when you’re working out. Am I the only one that does this?
I got recently to try out BSN Lean Dessert Protein™ in the Chocolate Fudge Pudding flavor. Oh you know me. The first thing when I get a new protein powder is lick finger insert into tub then to mouth. Yep it was tasty. My next thought is usally “what can I make with this?”. Well it is called “pudding” – so I whipped up this Almond Joy™ Protein Pudding today. I’m so smart sometimes. Just sayin.
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yougurt
- 2 Tbsp BSN Lean Dessert Protein™ in Chocolate Fudge Pudding
- 1/2 Tbsp. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder (or 1 Tbsp. unsweetened regular cocoa powder)
- 3 Tbsp. Almond Milk (or coconut milk for a richer taste!)
- 5-6 Drops NuNaturals, Pure Alcohol Free Stevia Drops
- 1/4 Tea. Coconut Extract
- 10-12 Rough chopped raw almonds
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Combine all ingredients except the chopped almonds. After it's mixed well, combine chopped almonds and stir again. Refrigerate for a few hours (or eat if you're impatient)
- Top with shredded coconut and some ground almonds if you wish.
You can add more cocoa powder, or another Tbsp. of protein powder and omit the stevia if you want a more chocolatey taste. I thought mine was the perfect since Almond Joys are covered with milk chocolate not dark.
The stats on this protein are 150 Calories for 2 scoop with 21g of protein, 8g carbs, and 2g sugar. You can see the full nutritional stats on the website. It’s a good chocolate protein. There’s less calories (150 vs 200) in comparison to their popular Syntha 6 protein.
I also received some energy products from BSN so keep an eye out for my thoughts on those coming soon!
Disclaimer: I received this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.