A Tasty Giveaway!

I’ve been a bad blogger this past week. BUT! I definitely have something wonderful to make up for it!

As you may know, one of my favorite afternoon snacks lately has been my Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake. It’s chocolatey and peanut buttery and creamy and, most importantly, delicious!

Barr & Table Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

(YUM!)

So how can I talk so much about this wonderful shake without giving you the opportunity to get one of the key ingredients to make it for yourself?

Enter CalNaturale Svelte.

This company is incredible. They have the best customer service I’ve ever seen before and they have an incredibly delicious product! There are 4 flavors available: Chocolate, Cappuccino, French Vanilla, and Spiced Chai. They’re all wonderful, but my favorites are definitely the Chocolate and Cappuccino.

CalNaturale Svelte Chocolate Spiced Chai Cappuccino French Vanilla Protein Drink

The ever-gracious team over at CalNaturale is giving 4 of you lucky dogs the chance to win a case of your flavor of choice! Want to enter? Of course you do!

How to Enter

You have up to 4 chances to enter! Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry. Entries will be accepted through Thursday, June 28th, 11:59pm. Winners will be chosen Friday, June 29th.

1. Leave a comment telling me which flavor you want to try and how you would enjoy your delicious CalNaturale Svelte protein drink.(Mandatory)

2. Follow @CalNaturale on twitter and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

3. Follow me (@beermeamartini) on twitter and leave a comment telling me. (Optional)

4. Tweet “I’m entering to win a case of @CalNaturale Svelte from @beermeamartini on #BarrAndTable! http://wp.me/p2mo7x-4b” and leave a comment with a link to your tweet. (Optional)

What I Ate Wednesday #5 – My Favorite Sensible Dessert

Another week, another What I Ate Wednesday post! But this one has a recipe.. check it out!

Recently my eats have been looking rather similar on the day-to-day front. And I’m perfectly ok with that! Breakfast is looking something like this..

Barr & Table Tone It Up Pineapple Protein Pancake Maple Syrup Shredded Coconut Strawberries Blueberries Bombshell Spell

A Tone It Up pineapple protein pancake (and dare I say, I’ve totally mastered the flip!), topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, a couple diced up strawberries, some blueberries, some unsweetened shredded coconut, and a little extra sprinkling of cinnamon. Along side of that, I have the Bombshell Spell, which is a deliciously wonderful way of getting a little shot of apple cider vinegar into your life. These recipes come directly from the Tone It Up Beach Babe plan that you get when you purchase their membership plan, and are a part of the 5 Day Slim Down that I did last week. Since mastering the pancake, I’ve been craving it like no other. I could seriously eat it everyday.. sometimes twice a day!

Snack #1 is 1/2 grapefruit sprinkled with Stevia or Truvia and some coffee with almond milk.

For lunch, I’m loving some teriyaki marinated tofu with homemade pineapple salsa all wrapped in collard greens. It’s a relatively new-to-me idea to use the collard greens as wraps, but it’s wonderful!

My absolute favorite afternoon snack is my new Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake, and the past few times I’ve made it, I put 1 cup of spinach in. You don’t even taste it and you get that little bit of extra veggie.

For dinner, I mixed it up a bit. This delicious bulgar wheat salad with asian slaw and chicken really hit the spot! I found a recipe awhile back for Asian Quinoa Salad, but when I found myself at the store looking for quinoa that wasn’t there, I grabbed the bulgar wheat and went to town! Other than being a wheat product as compared to a grain, bulgar wheat has many of the same nutritional aspects as quinoa. It’s high in protein, low in calories, and low in fat as well! It also has a little bite to it that I really enjoy. Please excuse the not-so-lovely picture..

And now onto my favorite sensible dessert. I’ve pretty much made it every night for the past couple weeks.

Apple Pie Parfait

1 serving

Barr & Table Apple Pie Parfait Walden Chocolate Syrup Cinnamon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Ingredients
1 apple – I prefer fuji
1/4 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
Cinnamon
Walden’s Sugar-Free, Calorie-Free Chocolate Syrup

Directions
Chop up apple into bite size pieces and toss with a little cinnamon. Put the apple in a glass and top with half of the yogurt, a little sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of the chocolate syrup. Repeat for the other half of the apple and yogurt, and devour!

Barr & Table Apple Pie Parfait Walden Chocolate Syrup Cinnamon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt

If you really want to get fancy, throw some dark chocolate chips in there or even a little unsweetened shredded coconut.

I really love this as an after workout dessert because the yogurt gives me a little bit of protein, but it’s not too heavy before bed.

Speak Up!

What’s your favorite sensible dessert?

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

I’m the kinda gal that could eat chocolate and peanut butter all day, everyday. Often times, my pre- or post-workout fuel has these 2 delectable ingredients since I try to fit them in wherever I can! Luckily for me, the lovely people over at CalNaturale Svelte sent over some samples of their protein drinks and I went to town!

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

1 Serving

Barr & Table Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake Ingredients

Ingredients
1 cup chocolate CalNaturale Svelte
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp protein powder; I use About Time Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate.. my fave!
2 tbsp PB2 or peanut flour

Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Barr & Table Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Enjoy!

Barr & Table Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

This would be super delicious topped with unsweetened shredded coconut, a little bit of dark chocolate shavings, or even a little drizzle of chocolate syrup. Yum!

Speak Up!

What’s your favorite pre- or post-workout fuel? Do you go for the sweets or more towards savory?