I hung out with my friend Nicole the other day. A�This girl is one of the most animated and enthusiastic people that I know. A�Besides her own adventures, she and I have had some good ones over the years. A�I bring up Nicole, because she had the best visual description as to how my life is…
“Kara- This is your life! You are EVERYWHERE. A�All over the place.” A�Yep. A�That’s about right.
And so this blog might seem neither here nor there, but it’s part of my all over the place life. A�I fly as a flight attendant. A�I freelance as a social media strategist. A�I write press releases for othersA�sometimes. A�IA�have this book projectA�that I am looking for an agent to represent. A�I have decided to ‘Throw A Trip’ to somewhere in Africa (sign up for the newsletter to help stay up-to-date). A�I have been wanting and working on finding sponsors for me and baby blog. A�And I am always in different time zones, calling multiple places home. A�This is life.
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Added to the many things that I have found myself “everywhere” doing, is trying GNC’s Puredge product line as part of their Winter Wellness Campaign.
Being part of a sponsored marketing campaign where I get free products is great, except that I wasn’t sure what address to mail the swag to as I don’t know where I will be next. A�I figured it out, but I had no suitcase room when I left that California address, so I am now in Florida sans Protein, workout recovery, and pre-workout energy powders.
I was asked to created a recipe using the chocolate protein powder before I left my California home, and was pretty thrilled with how it turned out. A�In my parent’s mostly Vegan home, I had to improvise with ingredients, substituting Carob Powder for Cocoa Powder and replacing Canola Oil for Coconut Oil. A�The recipe is NOT Vegan, because unfortunately the PUREDGE Protein Powder is not Vegan, A�which ultimately means I probably never will actually drink it (I need to be sponsored by VEGA).
This recipe that I made though, is really good. A�Try it. It’s an especially good choice for theA�holiday baking season. A�Why not get some healthy protein hidden in the sweet treats you are making already?
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe
- 1 1/2 scoops Chocolate Flavored GNC PUREDGE Protein PowderA�
- 1/4 C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon Carob Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
- 3 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup Agave
- 1/3 Cup egg whites or 2 eggs
Directions:A� Pre-Heat Oven to 425 degrees.A� Combine almond butter, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. Microwave for one minute or until melted.A� Combine all dry ingredients in separate bowl.A� Mix eggs and agave into melted chocolate mixture.A� Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.A� Bake for 15 minutes.A� Enjoy with Light Whipped Topping, Greek Yogurt, or Low-Fat Ice Cream.A� Makes approximately four individual servings.A�
Just because I am (mostly) vegan doesn’t mean that I believe that the only healthy lifestyle is one without meats, dairy, and cheese. A�My mama taught me everything in moderation and to live a balanced life. A�A� If I wasn’t vegan, I would be all about GNC Puredge products.
Now, I think I need to go listen to her and find that balance…
(GNC also makes PUREDGE protein bars that are great for travel. A�They just don’t taste very good to me. A�I think the best option would be to make your own with the PUREDGE protein powder).