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Win some @Bodyscience Fuel Energy Bars

27 Jun

I did a post a while back reviewing BodyScience’s Fuel Energy Bar and Gels and thought you might like to win some, so I have some  Fuel Energy Bars to give away to the person that can tell in the comments below the funniest thing or most embarassing thing you have done as a runner… Just put your comments in the comment box below and the best one will win. I love these bars – vanilla nougat flavour and great for fuelling up before training.

Closing date to enter is 14th July 2013. 

Share your funniest or most embarrassing running story and have a chance at winning some Bodyscience Fuel bars

Share your funniest or most embarrassing running story and have a chance at winning some Bodyscience Fuel bars

My most embarassing running story is when I ran the Berlin Marathon – I was busting to go to the toilet and raced off the course as I saw a patch of grass that was sheltered. Squatted down just as a German lady opened her window and looked out at me – it was her garden!

I looked up in horror – very politely said ‘Guten Tag!’ (Hello in German), pulled up my running tights and ran like crazy to get back into the race.

Happy Running!

Product Review – @BodyScience Fuel Energy Gel & Energy Bar

31 May

I haven’t done a product review for a while and I had a friend ask me about the products I used to power up before and during a run so I thought it would be a good time to talk about the  products I have used.

Before I had to taper down my training for a while I was on fire training wise doing a fair amount of riding as well as running. At one point I was clocking up a good 100k

in riding a week and a fair few km in running so i found I was burning a lot of energy, getting half way through and running out of steam. It so happened at that time that BodyScience who I am an avid supporter of kindly sent me their new range of fuel bars and gels to try – perfect.

So one day on a ride when I was feeling really sluggish I decided I would try them both out together as the bar is a Performance Fuel Energy Bar and you are meant to eat one bar 15 mins before your run/ride – race and then either eat the bar 45 mins into session or in my case I chose to take the gel which advises you take 30-45 mins into exercise. The result was great – I was on fire and I was able to seriously push myself and felt a bit like a Duracell battery bunny and it gave me loads of energy.

BodyScience Fuel 01 and 02 review

BodyScience Fuel 01 and 02 review

Different things work for different people but on this occasion the bar and the gel worked well for me and have continued to do so.

The bars were a bit of a trial to eat as they are quite chewy – great flavour – vanilla nougat which I really liked. I couldn’t eat a whole one in one go so munched part way into my ride. One bar (40g) gives 21.8g of carbohydrate which was a good amount and they are reasonably low in fat, providing 638KJ.

The gels I had a bit of trouble with flavour wise – the flavour was lemon and lime and I didn’t like it all. I had trouble swallowing as the flavour really didn’t appeal to me but the end result was great energy wise so I guess you have to toss it up – which is more important flavour or effectiveness. I remember my friend and I running and we both were using the Powergel gels a long time ago and the only flavour our local store had was chocolate – we both nearly gagged trying to swallow the gel so the lemon and lime in this gel was not quite that bad.

Energy wise the gel provides 418KJ, slightly more carbs than the bar – 23.6g and no fat which is a huge bonus!

I often find the gels easier when you are on the go training as they are easy to rip the top off, squeeze into the mouth and keep pushing on so it comes down to preference and what you prefer to use.

 

I’ll be running a competition soon to win some of the gels so watch this space.

Happy Running/Riding :-)

 

Yummy healthy @bodyscience mixed berry pancakes recipe

23 Apr

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My favourite BodyScience protein powder is the summer berry flavour and I gave my ultra healthy personal trainer friend some to try too and she loved it so much she came up with a great recipe to go with it for pancakes and I thought I would share it with you.

Ingredients
-Two scoops of BodyScience summer berries protein powder
- two eggs whole or whites only
-2 tbs cottage cheese
-a dash of almond milk
 
Method
Combine the eggs and cottage cheese and mix well. Then add the powder and a dash of almond milk. Mix all the ingredient and cook on lightly sprayed or greased nonstick pan. Slightly warm some mixed berries and add on top of the pancakes and ENJOY! No syrup needed.
 
Enjoy!

Berry Smoothie recipe

24 Jan

Berry shake I didn’t really feel like eating too much for lunch today so I made a yummy smoothie and thought I would share the recipe with you. There may well already be one the same out there but just in case there isn’t here it is :-)

1 small punnet of blueberries

1 small punnet of blackberries

three tbsp orange juice

1 scoop BodyScience Body for Women berry protein powder – I usually use this when making anything with berries and vanilla or banana when using bananas

three tbsp low fat natural yogurt

150ml skimmed milk

Ice

Mix all together and whizz bang there is a yummy snack/lunch for you. You can always pad it out using LSA seeds or nuts to add to it.

Enjoy!

Product Review – unbelievably delicious @bodyscience cookies and cream protein balls

27 Nov

For those of you following my blog for a while you’ll know I like my protein balls :-) The last ones I reviewed were yummy but my friend recently introduced me to the Body Science Hydroxyburn lo carb balls – the cookies and cream flavour and they are soooo good. She was hooked on them as their flavour of choice and I have to say I am a convert. I now carry a bag around with me wherever I go and when I get the munchies and need chocolate I have one of those instead.
cookies and crEAM lo carb balls bodyscience They aren’t in the traditional Body Science Body for Women range as I don’t think they are quite as slimline calorie wise  but for me – a lot of the protein bars out there taste so artificial I gag when I try to eat them so I’d rather carry something around that tastes reasonable and the calorie level is still lower than chocolate and other snacks and ultimately stops me from snacking on naughty food all the time

The snacks come in a 70g bag and they are described as fat burners and lipotropics (Lipotropics according to Wiki – Lipotropic compounds are those that help catalyse the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body.), vitamin and mineral booster and great taste (I can agree with that!).

The serving size is one bag but there is no way I could eat one bag in one go, nor would I recommend it especially if you are looking to keep your calorie intake down – but for the whole bag there are:

  • 1130 kilojoules
  • 25g protein
  • 9.4g fat 193g sodium

You can see more details on the product page on the website. The range also has a chocolate honeycomb flavour – I haven’t tried them but it’s an option for any chocolate lovers out there!

Enjoy!

 

Awesome new @bodyscience compression tights!

17 May

I got a lovely surprise from BodyScience, a brand new pair of their new season compression capri pants.

Body Science Compression pants

Here they are – my new compression pants :-)

I’ve generally only ever used Skins in the past so I was like a kid with a new toy trying them out. When you initially feel them they don’t feel like compression pants, but when you put them on you get that awesome holding it all in feeling :-) I love the fact that unlike the unisex Skins I normally wear that they don’t come right up to the waist too – they are cool looking and have a folder over flap on the top of the pant which gives a bit of breathing space. I was a bit worried I’d have a muffin top over the pants but not a muffin in sight – awesome!  They don’t feel as tight as my Skins but that might purely be a sizing issue or the way they are designed.

I haven’t been able to run in them yet as I am still recovering from my bout of flu but I used other machines such as the elliptical trainer and they were very comfortable.

They have green striped and pink striped pants as well so I’m tempted to buy the matching pairs so I have all three :-)

Happy training!

Gluten free protein cookies recipe using @BodyScience Body for women Shaping Protein

8 May

Body Science kindly sent me some more products including their banana flavoured Body for Women Shaping Protein as I loved their summer berries flavour so much. I decided to adapt a friends protein cookie recipe using the protein and a few extra things and they are delicious, so I decided to share on my blog for you to enjoy as well.

Makes 25 cookies

Before photo

Pre baking

Ingredients 

I large egg

1 1/2 cups of natural peanut butter – I used a light option but there is no getting around that peanut butter is quite high in fat and calories!

1 1/2 scoops of Body Science Body  for women Shaping Protein banana flavour

1/2 cup of natural sugar – I used Natvia and only used 1/4 cup instead of half as I don’t like the taste of too much sugar/sweetener

1/2 cup of Almond meal

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 small banana

Cookies cooked

The final product – yum

How to make 

Basically all you need to do is beat the egg and add all the ingredients together then use about a teaspoon of mixture and roll together into a ball and put on a baking tray into the oven on 180 for 12 minutes and hey presto.

They work out about 125 calories a biscuit so don’t go overboard

Enjoy!

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