The Maximum Protein Ball

Maximum Vibrance Protein Balls #protein #plantbased #nutrition #healthyThe increased intake of Protein in the form of supplements and powders within the last 20 years has definitely been a booming fad in the nutritional world. The amount of protein bars, protein powders, pills, supplements, etc. has absolutely exploded the nutritional market that it can be dizzying trying to decide which is the best for you! Then not only on top of the multitude of ways to ingest protein these days, it is very difficult to do your research on different proteins to really know what is inside these proteins and the quality of all the ingredients included! There are milk-based, soy-based, egg-based, single plant-based, non-gmo based, organic, or multi-vegetable protein based protein powders. Have I overwhelmed you yet? Well I wouldn’t do this if I couldn’t provide a solution to you and thankfully I have just that.

Maximum Vibrance is by far my absolute favorite protein product out on the market. Why is it so great? Well I’m glad you asked! In a nutshell, with every serving of Maximum Vibrance, you receive: 25 billion probiotics, 23g. of plant-protein, 7 servings of fruits and veggies, and a complete multi-vitamin from all the ingredients. Amazing right? And it tastes delicious, which is definitely difficult to achieve when greens such as Spirulina and Chlorella are involved. But enough with the information about Maximum Vibrance, if you are reading this, you already know how amazing it is! But sometimes we all can get bored of the traditional protein shake right?

So what is the solution? Delicious and Yummy Protein Balls! My roommate and I were always drinking protein powders and were getting super tired of this and wanted a new way to get our protein! So we created these protein balls which area also a great way to avoid having to buy protein bars at the grocery store that probably have one or more less than optimal ingredients involved.

 

Maximum Protein Balls Recipe

1 c. Scoops Maximum Vibrance Chocolate Flavor (or regular flavor)

½ c. Almond Butter (any other nut butter works as well)

½ c. Uncooked Oatmeal

¼ c. Honey (less or more to taste)

Directions:

Mix the protein powder, almond butter, and honey together. Then add the oats and thoroughly mix. Once all ingredients are combined, use a spoon to measure small amounts about the size of a table spoon and roll into balls! The Recipe should make about 6-10 balls depending on how big you make them! Then refrigerate and enjoy! My little secret is I like to freeze them as well and eat them frozen sometimes! They make great on-the-go breakfast bites, snacks, or after work-out treats and they are super delicious! Feel free to modify the ingredients or add things like craisins or raisins if you want, go crazy! I hope that you enjoy this new and delicious way to get your protein and try something new! Until next time, enjoy, live freely, and most importantly be Vibrant!

About Rachel Priest: After growing up in Knoxville, TN, Rachel moved many times with her family and then continued to travel the world globally through the years. After struggling with an 8 year long battle with eating disorders, Rachel Finally found her freedom and self acceptance and love through the practice of yoga and rock climbing. Rachel promotes self-love and acceptance to all students, especially those who struggle with creating a positive self-image for themselves and their life. Rachel believes that through loving your body and the world, we can all create a positive and fulfilling life with the understanding that we are all already a perfect being.

Rachel currently lives in Los Angeles and teaches at various gyms and studios in the area, promoting the idea of self love and acceptance. Beyond Teaching, Rachel is a beach bum at heart and loves the waves and ocean and soaking up the sun. www.rachelpriest.com

Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie

Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie #smoothies #vibrantrecipes #vibrantlife

Another sort of throwing together of #vibranthealth kitchen ingredients but so delicious!

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup organic apple juice
1 scoop Pro Matcha Protein Natural 

1 scoop Rainbow Vibrance
1 scoop Green Vibrance

6 oz yogurt of choice

Directions: Blend until smooth. Topped it off with some #cacao #cinnamon and #chiaseeds

 

#smoothies #smoothielove #vibrantlife #greens #superfoods #fitlife #nutrition 

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Weekend Recovery Smoothie

Weekend Recovery Smoothie #vibrantrecipes @briancyanide

This image and recipe is another from our Instagram pal @briancyanide - this week his smoothie focus has been recovering from Memorial Day weekend BBQ indulgences. 

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 naval orange

1 peach

5 strawberries

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup cranberries

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp maca powder

1 tsp acai powder

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1.5 cups almond milk

1 scoop or 1 packet PureGreen Protein Vanilla

1/2 tsp MSM

Acai PGP Smoothie

Acai Protein Smoothie #vibrantrecipes

Ingredients:

1 banana

6 strawberries

1/2 mango

Handful of almonds

1 packet or 1 scoop PureGreen Protein

1 tsp bee pollen

1 tsp maca powder

1/4 tsp msm

1 tsp acai powder

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp turmeric 

To make this recipe vegan, just leave out the bee pollen.

Directions: Blend until smooth and enjoy!

 

Recipe & Image courtesy of Instagram smoothie master @briancyanide

Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie

Choco-Berry Protein Smoothie #vibrantrecipes

Ingredients: 

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 scoop Pro Matcha Chocolate

4-6 pitted dates

Dash of raw cacao nibs

1 tbsp of raw honey

1 dash cinnamon

1 banana

Ice

Directions: Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Chocolate Autumn Spice Smoothie

autumn spice

Ingredients

3-5 fresh carrots

2 Red Delicious apples

2 small chunks ginger

1 1/2 cups chopped kale

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup chai tea latte concentrate

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp ground flax seed

1 tbsp nut butter of choice

Dash of cinnamon

1 scoop Pure Green Protein, Chocolate

Ice

Directions: In an electric blender, combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately.