Protein Pantry Perfection
When the Vitamin Shoppe invited me to join the protein pantry movement, I was super excited. You guys know I love products that have an extra bump of protein, but taste good too! From nut butters, to pancake mixes, it’s easy to add protein into your diet plan to keep you full and satisfied.
Even Phoebe was excited about all the nut butters!
I am NO stranger to protein pancakes, neither is Tony, so he jumped at the chance to try Mancakes. High protein, and Non-GMO, these cakes are not just for men… don’t let the name fool you 😉
The verdict? A fluffy homestyle pancake that reminds you of something mom would make on Sunday mornings. Pretty good deal!
We also dug right into the nut butters. You may have seen a preview on my snap chat! Buff Bake and P28 both offer a white chocolate version of peanut butter that is melt in your mouth good. Perfect on a rice cake… or maybe straight out of the jar. 😉
As you see the jars are smudged from our guilty hands being in there 😉
Although these products are good on their own, I am a creative person so I got to work! Protein pancake mixes are NOT just for pancakes folks. It has everything you need right in the container to make other awesome desserts. Since we are finally at my favorite season… FALL, I decided to make Apple Cinnamon Spice Muffins. When Tony and I first started dating I would make him muffins from scratch to eat immediately after a workout. A muffin is a good source of carbs and sugar to spike insulin after hitting the gym. Eating this combination helps with recovery and the muscle building process.
The recipe is SO easy!
- 1/2 cup About Time Protein Pancake Mix – Cinnamon Spice
- 1/2 large apple, or 1 small apple
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons egg white
Bake for 18 minutes on 375 and you have 6 amazing muffins! I topped mine with a White chocolate cinnamon glaze which included:
- 1 Tablespoon greek yogurt
- 1/2 Tablespoon Buff Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Pinch of cinnamon
Macros per muffin (including icing): 70.5 calories, 2.17 g fat, 8.17 g carbs (4 g sugar, 1.7 g fiber), and 4.3 g protein.
If you don’t have the time to make a batch of muffins, I have a great alternative. FlapJacked Mighty Muffins. A muffin in a container? Where has this been all my lifting life? Now all he has to do is pop one or two of these in the microwave if we’ve gone through the homemade batch. Pretty cool, huh?
You can find any of these goodies online or at your local Vitamin Shoppe.
And now you have a chance to snag these awesome protein products because I have a $50 gift card I’m giving away to a lucky reader!
All you have to do to enter is follow me on Instagram: Username SkinnyMinnieMoves and comment a little something below. It could be “hey I follow you already” or anything about one of the products. I think this is a pretty awesome giveaway since Tony and I get all our products from the Vitamin Shoppe!
Contest ends Monday October 19 2015 @ 5pm Eastern time. Winner will be announced Tuesday October 20th and notified via e-mail. You have 48 hours to redeem your prize or it a redraw will be completed.
Don’t forget to follow @VitaminShoppe on instagram and twitter for more awesome protein ideas!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Vitamin Shoppe. All opinions are mine.
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XOXO With a Cherry On Top,
Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It
I follow you on Instagram (las21980 ). 🙂
mmm, those muffins look delicious!!
I follow you on instagram! I am a huge fan of Vitamin Shoppe as well and muffins so all these things look right up my alley!!
Been following you for over a year (wow, that sounds kinda creepy lol). I have a white chocolate obsession, so I’d love to get my hands on some of these products.
Hey I follow you and love your blog…as a fellow PA myself! I have been dying to try Buff Bake and those Flapjacked muffins!!
I follow you on instagram already 🙂 @cnsampso
Already following on IG. All of these products look amazing! I’ve heard great things about all of them and am dying to get my hands on some!
Just followed! I’m dying to try the BuffBake 🙂
I’ve been following you on Instagram for a little while now and I’m always looking for your updates throughout the week 🙂 (Colorado_Snowflakes) I’ve been wanting to try the flapJacked Mighty Muffin mix for awhile now. I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to boost my protein intake throughout the day. I started training with a trainer about 6 weeks ago and I’m always HUNGRY!!! 🙂
you know me! I love this post, the muffins look so good and I am definitely gonna have to find and try the PB28!!!!
Hey!! I follow you already and love reading your posts!! Such an inspiration!
I’m all ready a follower 🙂 This looks yummy!
Um, of COURSE I already follow you on Instagram! (katclark21) I’m a fellow competitor, and all of your posts really hit home with me! So thank you for those reminders!!!! I’m currently in prep am looking forward to transitioning into an off-season, so you’ve reassured me that everything WILL be okay!! But, I digress! LOVE the Vitamin Shoppe, along with any and every kind of nut butter. (Pretty sure Buff Bake white chocolate lasted a mere week in my house!) I’ve also been dying to try flapjacked after recently seeing a surplus of posts about it!
I follow you already (@kmarsh87)… those muffins look delish!
I follow you now!
Just found your website and I’ve been searching your workouts and recipes for motivation to get my muscular figure back! A little harder as I’m a few years older now so hoping your posts help! Now following on Instagram too
already follow you 🙂
Lets just say reading your blogs while doing cardio makes things a hell of a lot easier, or well….seem quicker, one or the other haha. Supplements are killing me with not working just yet since moving to South Carolina and theres just some things i refuse to live without
I’ve been following you since a long time and I think your prep stories are really inspiring. I was wondering, can I also participate in this contest since i’m living in Europe? That will be really nice!
Greetings from the Netherlands!
Mom & dad
We’ve been following you since you were born, I would love to have gun’s like your’s.
Love. Mom& dad
I also already follow you on Instagram (Neonbatsintrees). I’ve been a blog reader for years now.
I’ve also been a fan of Buff Bake for awhile now! Although we use their almond butters. We got hooked on the Snickerdoodle flavor. I’m a fan of so many of these types of products and brands. My husband is a tough sell on anything that falls under the word “protein” unless it’s actually meat and even he fell in love with the Buff Bake Snickerdoodle Almond Butter! (They sell this flavor in the peanut butter as well.)
Can I just say……you have the most adorable parents EVER!
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I have wanted to try several of these products… thanks for the helpful review and for hosting the giveaway!!
P.S. Happy (belated) PA Week… Even though we get a full week, I never remember until after it has passed lol…
dying to try the white chocolate!! white chocolate justins pb cups are my favorite <3
I don’t currently have Instagram. But, of course, I would be following you if i did! I tried Mancakes before. I can’t wait to try some of the other products you featured!