Ezekiel Sprouted Muffin

Britt Goes Brown

by on February 9, 2010

For some odd reason I wasn’t craving oatmeal this morning. Since this was such a rare occurrence I decided to take advantage of it and make a tropical smoothie.

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It actually turned out looking more like a Brownie Frappuccino. (Do you remember those? They were sooo good right?)

In the mix – fresh mango, pineapple, frozen banana, kale, almond milk, and a packet of Sun Warrior vanilla brown rice protein powder I was sent to try out.

Brown Rice Protein Powder

This wasn’t my first time trying Sun Warrior as Isaac’s mom had given me a small sample from her tub of the vanilla to taste a while back. I’d used it in smoothies, oatmeal, and chia pudding and enjoyed it immensely. I really like the vanilla flavor and I never experienced a chalky protein powder flavor when using it. That is, until today. Before I had been measuring with my Designer Whey protein powder scoop so I never really knew what serving size I was using, plus I was typically only using 1/2 scoops in order to save the limited amount I had.

This morning I used an entire packet of the vanilla in my smoothie and despite all the fruit I included the protein powder taste was a bit intense. I added some blueberries, which is what turned my green tropical smoothie brown. They helped a little but the chalkiness was still there. I looked up product information on the Sun Warrior website and found out that there’s actually more in the sample packets than what would be in one scoop of the powder so next time I’ll know not to use to the entire packet for my smoothies… which is actually good news because now I’ll get more mileage out of my packets. :)

Sun Warrior brown rice protein powder is particularly awesome because it’s raw, vegan, GMO Free, 85% pure protein powder, and easy to digest! Plus, it’s recommended by the raw food guru, David Wolfe.

I also want to share some overall advantages of brown rice protein powder:

• Rice protein powder is a natural protein source with natural fiber. It is derived from brown rice and carries all of the essential amino acids.

• Rice protein powder is also hypoallergenic, meaning that it causes fewer allergic reactions than other protein powders, like egg and whey. It is also free of soy, milk, yeast, wheat, and other allergens that often cause allergic reactions.

• The body utilizes rice protein powder more efficiently than soy.

• Both rice protein and soy protein are priced similarly.

• Rice protein powder is vegan friendly. No animal products or byproducts are included in rice protein powder.

• The natural flavor of rice protein powder is mild and sweet, making it good to blend with water, juice, or other mixers.

• Rice protein powder is available in all of the major protein powder flavors (i.e. vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry).

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Whew, hope I didn’t lose ya on that little ramble, but here’s the rest of my breakfast.

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My favorite sprouted english muffin with better n pb and a delicious mug of Tea Spot Red Rocks tea. (Isaac will be super excited that his Redskins mug made the blog.)

All morning at work I couldn’t stop day dreaming about the leftover Thai Chick-Un za I had waiting at home for lunch. It’s really that good!

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I ate a small slice straight from the fridge while another was in the toaster oven and a small mug of leftover soup was being reheated. It was just as tasty as last night.

So much so I had it again for dinner. Although difficult, it was only fair to spilt the last large slice with Isaac, it was his b-day pizza after all. :)

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Now the leftovers are gone and I already want to make more!

In between all the pizza I had some grapes, a Poppyseed Heart Thrive,

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and a few sip of this.

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Wow, Jess you were right – the Strawberry flavor is awesome. It seems to have more of a fruity flavor than some of the others I’ve tried. I love it! Sadly, it’s one of the harder flavors to find around here. PS – Whole Foods in Richmond has the Synergy drinks on sale 2 for $5 right now. If you’re new to kombucha here’s your chance to try one out for a little less.

It’s almost Mod Fam day – get excited, this weeks episode is going to be about my favorite holiday – Valentine’s Day!

-Brittany

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I’m pumped that you all are as excited about the iherb giveaway as I was. Honestly, I think it’s one of the better giveaways I’ve hosted because

1.) iherb has a ton of great products

2.) YOU get to pick what you win

3.) It involved the words shopping spree :)

So, if you haven’t registered already, go check it out.

After only posting the giveaway yesterday I am a little behind on what’s been happening en la cocina de EBF.

Where to start?!?

I baked a batch of (hempseed) Jam Print Cookies from E,D,&BV. This time I used less jam and they actually turned out to be jam prints and not volcanoes.

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I also made this batch with gluten-free all-purpose flour and they turned out great. I tried one- just to make sure they were suitable to ship off to a special friend. ;)

Yesterday’s breakfast: I mixed things up a bit and did Overnight Chocolate Chia Oats (with oatbran)

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  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup oatbran
  • 1/2 scoop designer whey chocolate protein power
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

I tossed all the ingredients into a bowl, mixed it together well and put it in the fridge for the night. Twas perfect the next morning as I rushed off to work.

Speaking of work, the marketing team went out for lunch yesterday at Arianna’s Grill, a local pizza/italian place. I ordered the Mediterranean salad with portobello mushrooms. It was pretty good, but nothing to write blog home about.

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However, I have been to Arianna’s for pizza before and absolutely loved it. Just goes to show you that when you go to a restaurant that specializes in pizza, you should probably order pizza.

Last night’s dinner ended up being left over roasted root veggies before rushing off to the gym for an evening workout – 30 sweaty minutes on the treadmill. I did running intervals and ended up running at 8.0 MPH to show up the guy next to me who was running at 7.8. (muwhahaha) And, I finished up my workout by WMM.

This morning, 7AM came early so I didn’t end up going to the gym. I did a little yoga and then decided to pull out the old dehydrator and uncooked some kale chips.

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FYI, you don’t need to own a dehydrator to make kale chips and Kath has a recipe that is perfect if you don’t. I love how much they taste like chips yet they are greens! I have to warm you that they are as addicting as regular chips- only it’s okay because you’re eating kale. I used a different recipe than normal this time and they turned out fabulously. Thanks Gina!

I sipped on a little Cosmic Cranberry Kombucha before work.

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This was my first time trying the Cranberry flavor and I drank it, but it was my least favorite flavor yet. I should have know because cranberries are quite tart, but next time I’ll stick with my favorites as of right now- Triology, GingerBerry, and Grape. I still have mango and strawberry on my list to try.

Along with my cosmic cranberry I had an egg white round and an ezekiel sprouted muffin with jam and better n pb.

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After my Mickey Mouse of a breakfast I worked from home until my doctor’s appointment, went to the doc, and then headed into work for the day!

For lunch,  I packed a spinach salad topped with leftover roasted root veggies and quinoa casserole that Isaac made for a staff meeting.

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I also packed 1/2 of a Fruit Nut Bar of Gold for a snack.

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Oh man. I thought the Banana Nut Chip was going to be my favorite, but the Fruit Nut has taken the leading role. It was so good. I loved the big chunks of fruit – especially the cherries. I’ll definitely be looking for this one in the stores here in Richmond. Aaron also updated me that he’ll be starting a Bars of Gold website and Foodzie page so I’ll be sure to keep you all posted with that info.

Isaac isn’t home from school yet, but I think I’m going to go cook up a pita pizza with a special cheesy sauce for dinner.

- Brittany

Last, but certainly not least, what’s going on in Haiti is simply devastating to even think about and for that reason I haven’t brought it up on the blog, however I want you all to know that I am participating in The Chic Life’s Online Bake Sale for Haiti. I’ve volunteered to make Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, which can be made vegan upon the winners request.  Click the image below to check out the 78 delicious sounding items that go on auction tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th. They are some pretty famous treats being auctioned off. So go ahead, check it out, support the cause, and get a tasty homemade item delivered to your door.

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Ringing in 2010

December 31, 2009
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Thank you guys so much for all your well wishes on my last post. Losing a loved one is never easy but seeing your kind comments definitely brought a smile to my face. Isaac attended the ceremony with me, we grabbed lunch and then headed back to Richmond to unwind for the rest of the […]

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