What Protein Powder I prefer (and a 1300 calorie day)

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Day 15 of my 100 day bikini prep! Follow along my meals during prep here.

1337 calories 173 g protein, 116g carbs, 29g fat

Day 15 full day of eating

Let’s talk about protein powder! Because obviously, I use it a lot! (swipe to see my stash!)

I like protein powder because it’s an easy way to hit my protein goals. And unlike 25 years ago when protein powder tasted terrible, today’s protein powder tastes like a milkshake!!

But, I do get the question what kind I recommend, so here’s my thoughts:

𝐎𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐮𝐦 𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚- I like Optimum Nutrition for the price (~$1/serving), I like I can get it at Costco, and I like it for baking (like these waffles today!) I also like it’s pure protein, and you don’t get very many carbs in this.
𝟏𝟐𝟎 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝟐𝟒 𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧, 𝟒 𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟏 𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐭

𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫 𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲! For protein shakes and ice cream I prefer Clean Simple Eats.. I mean, how can you not with flavors like peaches and cream, snickerdoodle, and birthday cake!? The downside on this is the price (~$2/serving), and you get double the carbs with it.
𝟏𝟏𝟎 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝟐𝟎 𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧, 𝟗 𝐠 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟎 𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐭

ETA April 2023- I have a new favorite vanilla protein– check out my update here!


𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭: BUTTERMILK Protein waffles! I was experimenting with some new ingredients, and it turned out DELICIOUS, but thick so I only got one waffle. I used
*1 scoop (optimum nutrition) protein powder
*1 tablespoon flour
*2 tablespoons buttermilk
*1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1 teaspoon stevia.
Topped with sugar free syrup and whipped cream.
I ate this with 2/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt and 100 grams of banana with

𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡: Italian Salad! and new low calorie dressing alert.. Bolthouse (of course) Italian salad dressing for 25 calories per two tablespoons! I made the salad with 5 ounces chicken breasts, canned artichoke hearts, peperconi peppers (this was a mistake- too hot for me!!), cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and lettuce.

𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤: Peaches and Cream Shake! (swipe to see how thick this is!) 1 1/2 scoops Clean Simple Eats peaches and cream protein powder , 1 cup frozen peaches, 1 cup milk

𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫: Turkey protein Italian bowl: 6 ounces lean ground turkey, 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce, 1 zucchini + mushrooms cooked with parmesan cheese, 80 grams of sweet potato

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