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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
So a week or so ago I reviewed Body Science’s Body Shaping Protein powder in the first of a couple of product reviews of their products. You can read the review here. This week I am reviewing their Lo Carb lite bars which are a high protein thermogenic bar. They sent me the Swisse Chocolate bar and the Lemon Meringue flavour.
I’ve never really been a big protein bar person and the ones I have tried I haven’t been a huge fan of. When I was doing P90x a while ago I used to eat the Lo Carb bars and they left a bit of an aftertaste in my mouth so in order to be fair I asked one my friends who eats protein bars everyday to also try them.
I find it really handy to have a protein bar in my bag for after the gym or even if I feel I need a snack when I am racing around. The bars are not that big 40g – so fit nicely into whatever bag I am using.
So here’s what we think:
I actually preferred the lemon flavour whilst my friend preferred the chocolate. The chocolate was too much for me so if you like really rich and full on flavour go for the chocolate. We both found the bars to be filling which is good and at 141 calories a bar the bars aren’t too calorie laden.
The nutritional value is very good. Low fat, low carbs and low sugar – perfect! Some bars I have had have been so sugary that I have not been able to finish them.
The protein value is very good , as it has 14 grams of protein in each bar,… (for good protein bars, you need to have at least 15 grams to help you reach your goal of 50 grams of protein a day)
Also this has Whey protein , I’m not sure how much, but I know Whey protein is the best protein.
The sugar value is 1.4 grams - ( for good protein bars, the sugar should be under 5%)
Fibre – this is 6 grams fiber – (for good protein bars there should be fiber) My friend said she has tried some other protein bars, and there has no fibre!
Fats – Bar is 3.1 gram. (for good protein bars, they should not contain bad fats and trans fats, that can lead to heart disease.) The fats in a good protein bar should be good fats (saturated) and Canola oil. This bar Body & Lo Carb lite protein bar, contains that.
So all in all the bars get out thumbs up. My friend is a protein bar junkie so if she says it’s good, I believe her!
I was recently contacted by Body Science and asked if I would trial some of their products that they have developed just for women. So a nice package arrived on my doorstep and I decided I’d try them all and review them over a couple of posts.
I always like to know a bit about the company whose products I am using so I did a bit of research and found out that Body Science is Australian owned and was formed in 1999 with the main aim of producing innovative and effective health and nutrition supplements. Their partner list is pretty impressive so I figured their products must be ok….
I decided to review their Body Shaping Protein for Women first. I normally use Scivation whey protein so this was a bit of a change, but I have to say a pleasant one.
The flavour that Body Science sent was Summer Berries so I was expecting a bit of an artificial flavour but found it really nice just as a milkshake. I normally have a scoop of my whey protein with a bit of milk, some frozen berries and maybe a banana as my breakfast but tried this as a milkshake and it was really yummy – and I’m not just saying that. I tried another shake a few weeks ago and it was horrid and really powdery so I’d recommend this one.
Nutrition wise per 25g serve it has 18.2g protein and is 334 kj (before you add any other ingredients) which protein wise is slightly less than my Scivation which is 22g but there isn’t much difference. The fat content is very low compared to my Scivation which is 2g whereas the Body Science is less than a gram! Carb wise there is 0.79g carbs per serving which again is less than my Scivation. But I think it is roughly the same as the serving size is slightly bigger for the Scivation.
But have a look for yourself and see what you think. Tip – I did see it at Woolworths today for $27!
Body Science have developed some recipes to use the product in. I made some muffins this morning as I didn’t think I could write about them without making them. You can see their original recipe here but you’ll notice as you go through that they failed to mention a few items so I made my own up – see my recipe below.
- adapted from Body Science Low Carb Apple Blueberry Muffins
1.5 cups ground almonds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup body science vanilla creme powder – well I hadn’t been sent vanilla so I used my summer berries one
2 tsp baking powder
1tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup chipped dried apple
1 peeled grated apple (oops i just realised I forgot to put this in!)
6 egg whites or 3 free range organic eggs
1/2 cup vanilla – I presumed that meant vanilla essence
2 tbsp sweetener or honey – I hate sweeteners so I used honey
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries – I only had raspberries in the freezer so used them
** they mention maple syrup and flour in the recipe but didn’t list them in ingredients so I added a cup of SR flour but didn’t add the maple syrup. See what I mean – a bit confusing!
1. preheat oven to 180
2. in a bowl, combine the ground almonds, coconut, flour (you can use soy flour if you want it to be gluten free), baking powder, cinnamon and dried apple
3. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, protein powder, (and maple syrup if you decide to use some- not too much though!) and mix well – fold in raspberries or whatever you are using last
4. spoon into muffin cups and bake for 35-40 mins until cooked through and golden – they should spring back when touched
5. Cool and enjoy
I’ll be reviewing another Body Science product in the next few days.