Rx Bars and 310

I’m not a huge breakfast eater. It’s actually really hard for me to eat breakfast I actually have to actually think about eating it and then make myself do it. Crazy I know but it’s true. I know I really should eat something, but I’m not a morning person and adding that one extra bit to do in the morning makes me groan. 

However, I’ve been doing fairly well with eating breakfast. I’ve missed a few days here and there but for the most part I’ve been eating it. 

My 2 go to breakfasts are either a 310 shake or an Rx Bar. Both are super easy and portable. As in they can fly with me in the car. So, there is no need to get up any earlier to eat, as it goes with me. 

So, I’m not a huge fan of protein shakes. They always taste gross to me and just have a weird after taste and I can never add enough stuff to them to cover up the taste without adding a billion extra calories to the already large amount of calories in the powder. However, I’ve found one I actually like. And, even more surprising is I’ll even drink the chocolate flavored one. I love chocolate but HATE anything chocolate flavored. Chocolate cake, pudding, ice cream, and protein powders are all things I have no problem saying no to. However, 310’s chocolate isn’t too bad. Plus with only 90 calories I can add a whole lot of stuff and not have a 900 calorie meal. I mix the shakes with ice, almond milk, fruit, and sometimes nut butters and I have no problem drinking them and enjoying it. Now, I will admit I like the vanilla flavor better but it’s good to change it up every once in a while. I blend up the shake pour it into a cup or travel cup depending and I’m on my way. And, it definitely keeps me full until I’m ready for lunch, which is awesome. I don’t need a mid morning snack. 

The other breakfast of choice is Rx bars. I love them and they have expanded their line to include some new flavors that are absolutely delicious. The thing I love about Rx bars are the taste and the fact that the ingredients are all real food. There is nothing in them that isn’t whole real food. I love that. I buy a case off of Amazon and keep a stock of them. I always have one in my purse and one in my car for those times when I’m starving and there is no meal anytime soon in site. They are a great emergency food to have on hand. Also, I love these for traveling I take them with me whenever I travel. No need to worry about finding something gluten free and healthy that I can snack on when I bring these along. They pack around 12 grams of protein which always is a good thing for me and will work as a meal or as a snack to hold me off until I can get a meal in me. 

Thank you Rx bars and 310 for getting me into somewhat of a breakfast habit. 

Happy Saturday

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Lean Shake 25

In an effort to up my protein intake, I’ve turned to protein powder. And, I’ve found one I actually like. Protein powder pretty much grosses me out and it’s an effort to swallow it down, but not anymore. I decided to try GNC’s Lean Shake 25. 200 calories and 25 grams of protein sounded like just what I was looking for. Considering I may get 40-50 grams of protein all day. They had some individual packets at buy one get one half off. I quickly grabbed a French vanilla and also decided I’d give the chocolate a try. I’m not a big fan of chocolate things other than pure chocolate. Chocolate cake, ice cream, pudding, I say YUCK to them all, but I figured I’d give it a shot. Well, guess what still don’t like chocolate flavored things, but hey that’s why I bought the individual serving. The French vanilla on the other hand was pretty tasty. These shakes are pretty thick, which makes me feel like I’m drinking a milkshake, and well I love milkshakes, I’ve yet to throw it in the blender with some ice which I’m sure will really up the milkshake likeness. It’s on my to-do list, and I’ll let you know how it tastes.

So after trying the French vanilla and liking it I headed back to GNC and grabbed myself a tub of it. I also got the mixed berry. It’s ok, kind of has a weird aftertaste to it, but next time I’m going to add a banana to it and see how that affects the taste. I also picked up some already made banana flavored ones, which I’m super excited to try. All of the reviews on the banana flavor are pretty stellar. And, well banana shakes are my absolute fave.

I’ve been doing a lot better on my protein intake since starting to drink these, and I’m only having one a day usually as a snack either before or after my workouts, depending on when I have last eaten.

I had been looking at Shakeology, but the price scared the living day lights out of me, especially since I couldn’t sample them before buying. I’m really happy so far with the Lean Shakes.

Hoping your week is being kind to you.