Rachel DeVaughn lives in Virginia with her husband and two boys. In her spare time she loves to blog, read, scrapbook, exercise and spend time with her family.
Rachel hasn’t always lived a healthy, active lifestyle. After having her second baby in the summer of 2010, she reached her highest weight of 250 pounds!
Who says you can’t have a healthy brownie? SuperFan Kristy, came up with this recipe for brownies with less than one gram of sugar per serving! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Flour
- 4 scoops VeganSmart Vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup truvia baking blend
- Dash of salt
- 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup sweetened almond milk
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
Directions: Bake at 350 degrees in an 8 x 9 glass pan for 18 to 22 minutes.
This recipe makes 16 brownies at 86 calories each, 4g of protein, 13.5 carbs (.6sugar) and 4g fat.
Myth: Protein only comes from meat.
Vegetables aren’t always talked about for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that have a pretty good amount! It’s very easy to get your daily requirement of protein from nuts, beans, grains and green veggies! Here are some plant-based ways to get this essential nutrient:
Megan Mihalko lives in Daytona Beach, FL one mile away from the beach. Her and her step daughter ride their bikes there often. Megan is a stay at home mother because her step daughter has high functioning down syndrome and needs a little more attention. One day Megan walked into her local health food store, Loves Whole Foods and picked up VeganSmart and never tried any other brand of protein because she loved the taste.
“How do you get your protein?”
Vegans may be tired of hearing that question often. Vegans can’t be fit and bulky because they don’t get enough protein? Wrong. Vegan athletes like our SuperFan’s Dustin and Jaclyn are changing the negative stereotypes, proving that plant-based protein like our VeganSmart and Pea Protein can not only build strong muscles, but can also keep them healthy enough to bulk up, bike, swim, race and more.
Strawberries, the heart-shaped delights have much more to offer beyond sweetness and flavor, a power food. Strawberries rank amongst the top 10 fruits and vegetables in antioxidant capacity. The tiny strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more. Blending up your favorite ingredients with VeganSmart will deliver five different non-GMO plant-based proteins, providing all of the essential amino acids.
Jackie Davis lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and four kids. The whole family travels to Central America for managing the operations of their construction ministry. Traveling is not an excuse to give up on her healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about eating healthy, which she has defined as the right quality, quantity, and frequency of foods. She encourages many to make realistic long-term lifestyle changes.
Kristy Clements lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and two German shepherds. Kristy is very active and has a passion for fitness and health. Last year, she decided to compete in her first figure show and successfully places first in both shows.
As health professional and retired athlete, protein has been a key part of my diet for years. Protein generally comes in perishable form (eggs, meat, beans and cheese) so finding convenient, portable sources of it can be tricky. Protein powders are your best bet but there are so many out there that picking the right one for you can be challenging. In my experience, vegan and whey proteins are superior choices by far.