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Kara

7.08.2010

Jay Robb - Whey, Egg White and bar

I'm just posting so you know I'm still here. I might be here for another couple of weeks - or not. I don't feel like anything is going on. Every night before I go to bed, I make sure everything is in order and wonder if I'm going to be up in the middle of the night. Not yet!

So far, I've tried the whey vanilla protein powder - made the protein ice cream yesterday. Delicious and sweet.  I ate the protein bar in fudge brownie after lifting today and as part of lunch I had the egg white chocolate powder.  So far, I like all of these.


FUDGE BROWNIE JAY BAR
The fudge brownie bar was really tasty. I could do it for dessert for sure.


The ingredients:
Organic almond butter, organic agave syrup, whey protein crisps, (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate), whey protein isolate, hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, xylitol, cocoa powder, gum arabic, almonds, natural flavors, and sea salt.

I had to look up xylitol - it is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in some fruits.  Also gum arabic is a stabilizer from what I've read. I like the almond butter, agave and whey protein as top 3 ingredients. It 
tasted like a chocolate bar that was healthy. I love bars.


The facts: Calories 220,Calories from fat: 90, Protein 14g, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 150mg, Potassium 233mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 10g


 EGG WHITE PROTEIN - CHOCOLATE
The egg white protein powder in chocolate flavor:
I was a bit iffy with the egg white idea, but I mixed it with some milk, shook it up in the nice cup with circle whisker that came with it and took a drink. Chocolate milk? It was very easy to drink and tasty!
I really like how it has 24g protein and thought the taste was great. If I was counting calories, this would definitely count as a breakfast meal or would go with a small lunch, maybe a salad. When you add the milk and the protein powder, we're talking around 210 calories. I drank it before lunch and had a small lunch and lifted this morning. Hopefully all this protein will get my muscles building. I wasn't really paying attention to my protein intake so this is really helpful.

 The little shaker whisk is adorable by the way!


Ingredients: Egg albumin, xylitol, Cocoa Powder (natural process), Natural Flavor, Xanthan gum, lecithin, Stevia
Calories: 120, Protein: 24g  

So far, I've been thrilled with all 3 of the products that I tried.  Next I want to try mixing the powder with water and try some of the recipes that Beth sent along to try out with the powders.   I'll keep you updated. Also, on the Jay Robb site there is free shipping for all orders $25 and up. I am all about free shipping and hate paying for shipping and it's easy to spend $25!  It cracks me up when I see this guy's face, Jay Robb, on all of the products.

I'm pretty pumped about jump starting a get fit, lose baby weight and eat well plan as soon as this baby decides to arrive. I definitely thought it was going to be this week after how I felt on Monday, but now I feel like it could be months! 

 



5 comments:

  1. I was completely convinced baby was gonna pop at week 37, then at week 38 was suddenly convinced that it was def gonna be overdue. 40+6 - well it was 40+5 when I went into labour - is not bad.
    How do you get all these samples - I'd love to try the various cliff bars as they are really natural ingredients and many are wheat and dairy free.
    Kaz.

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  2. I need the motivation to eat healthy :o/ I keep coming here hoping it's catchy! lol. Being stuck doing nothing because of a stupid stress fracture is making it worse. I feel like I've been eating brownies and chips all week.

    I keep checking my blog feed to see if you had the baby! lol Curious to hear what you have :)

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  3. So, as a vegetarian, you're okay with consuming whey? I know everyone who's a vegetarian, or vegan, has different reasons and different restrictions for themselves, so I'm always curious as to what people allow themselves when they follow a dietary restriction.

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  4. So sorry you're still posting :)

    I keep seeing these protein supplements, but have never tried them. Thanks for the review.

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  5. I didn't have time to read blogs all week and was convinced I was going to find a big announcement. Maybe today's the day :) Good luck, best wishes, and calm pain-free thoughts coming your way!

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