Citrus Mint Sensation Smoothie + MSS

Hello there friends!

A couple of weeks ago the very friendly people over at My Supplement Store sent me some awesome whey protein samples to give a try.

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MSS is an online supplement store that has over 5,400 products to browse through. Ranging from your daily multivitamin to pre and post-workout supplements to snack bars and other goodies, MSS is bound to have exactly what you’re looking for. In fact, My Supplement Store says they stand for commitment, service, knowledge and dedication to their number one asset: you the customer.

Pretty neat, huh?

First up of the samples I received is Hexapro Cookies n’ Cream whey protein supplement.

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I must say…I’m most excited to try this pfizer viagra 50mg whey powder in a protein fudge recipe. Oy, I’m drooling at the mere thought.

Next up, Isoflex Chocolate whey protein supplement.

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Nothing like the signature chocolate protein powder. I’m thinking green breakfast smoothie for this one. After a good morning sweat sesh? Check yes.

Lastly, Isoflex Chiller Citrus Peach Sensation whey protein powder.

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I actually enjoyed this whey powder in a smoothie for dinner the other night and it totally hit the spot after a quickie workout.

Let me elaborate…

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Citrus Mint Sensation Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 serving Isoflex Peach Sensation whey protein*
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed**
  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 3/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions

Add everything to a high-speed blender then blend and enjoy!

*If you don’t have Isoflex’s Citrus Peach Sensation on hand then you can either sub the frozen banana for a frozen peach and use orange juice instead of almond milk.

**MSS has tons of different flaxseed variations and brands on their site so if you’re looking for a good flaxseed brand definitely check it out. Actually if you’re looking for anything at all you should check it out.

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The perfect summer smoothie!

Another good detail about these protein powders is the nutrition stats.

Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 8.17.42 PMNutrition Info for Isoflex Citrus Peach Sensation Whey Protein Isolate

Admittedly, I’d prefer the ingredients list be much shorter but the fact that this powder in particular has 0 g sugar, 3 g carbohydrates, and 27 g protein for only 120 calories toootally makes up for it. Tastes pretty darn good, too. 😉

MSS is so awesome you can take a look at the nutrition information on all of their products. Goodbye searching high and low on the interwebs for a nutrition fact!

Question of the Day: What supplements do you always have on hand? Whey protein powder? Vitamins?

 

[Disclaimer: I received free samples from My Supplement Store in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions expressed on HNC are my own.]

How To: Pizzas on the Grill

Hello hello!

Remember those lovely pizza pictures from yesterday? Yes, I’m talking about the ones that probably made you drool.

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We’ve all thrown a good piece of steak on the grill, but a pizza?

Don’t worry. I had my doubts, too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic reduction, for finishing
  • salt and pepper
  • can crushed tomatoes or your fav pizza sauce
  • pizza dough (Publix usually always has some in a small fridge by the bakery)
  • toppings

The toppings is where things get fun.

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For this one I used fresh sliced and shredded mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, sautéed onions and garlic…

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and then finished it with basil (from my garden!) and balsamic.

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Pizza numero deus was topped with marinated artichokes and mushrooms that I snagged from the olive bar at Earthfare and some farmer’s market zucchini. I sautéed these guys together since there was enough oil in the ‘chokes and ‘shrooms to keep things from sticking to the pan.

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Oh, can’t forget about the shredded mozz and parm. And plenty of it at that.

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Now for the how to part.

Directions

First things first, fire up the grill! Try to keep the temperature around 350*. I recommend prepping all of your ingredients first that way you aren’t running around like a chicken with their head cut off trying to keep things in order. Okie? Okie.

Once all of your ingredients are prepped canadian pharmacy ed and ready to go, roll out the dough. Don’t worry too much about how round your dough is because unless you’re a pizza grilling prodigy, you probably won’t perfectly toss the dough on the grill. Again, no worries, this is rustic cooking folks.

Brush a little olive oil on the dough then get it on the grill. Cook the first side of the dough for around 3-4 minutes or until bubbles begin to form on the top (kind of like pancakes) and then flip it. I used a big grill spatula and tongs for easy flipping. Brush the other side with olive oil and lightly season with S&P.

K. Now time for the toppings. Spread sauce of choice on to pizza then go crazy with your toppings. Not too crazy though because soggy pizza is no bueno. Once everything is topped, shut the grill and turn the flames down to low. Let it grill until the cheese is nice and melty and the bottom of the crust has a good crunch (if you’re into that kinda thing, of course). Serve up and enjoy six pieces like me!

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See the bubbles on that one? It’s ready to flip.

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Some other toppings I’ve done include:

  • red sauce + sausage + mozz + parm
  • red sauce + kalamata olives + jalapeños + spinach + parm
  • garlic spread + roasted eggplant, squash, onions, zucchini + feta
  • tomatoes + ham + pineapple + mozz
  • roasted grape tomatoes + onion + ‘shrooms

Balsamic and basil are my favorite finishers.

The possibilities are endless.

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Cheers to grilling season!