Disclosure: I received the High Protein, No Powder ebook to facilitate my review. Regardless, I only recommend products I feel would be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.
3 years ago when my husband’s cancer came back, I knew something needed to change. I couldn’t keep fighting with my Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and care for a newborn, 2 toddlers, AND my husband, too! I figured out how to squeeze in some short workouts during the day, and I started to look more into the foods we were eating. Can I just say I was appalled! I grew up on processed foods, but even after I had started “eating healthier,” I learned it wasn’t really healthy at all!
Tiffany Terczak, author of High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars and Smoothies Made with Real Food, echoes this sentiment in her book. I was instantly engaged as I read along nodding my head. I was still in the Preface!
She shared a little of her personal story, and a lot of thorough information on the foods we eat and immediately led into a discussion on how many of the “health” supplements like protein shakes and protein bars AREN’T healthy. This is something I warn people about, and armed with the information in this book, I feel more confident! Our bodies need real food, and not things that are processed in a lab. I want to tell everyone to read this! She has provided many resources and articles!
So what are we to do? We’re almost convinced we NEED protein supplements, and protein IS important. Ever since my second pregnancy I have been “gluten intolerant,” which basically means if I eat too many carbs and don’t have a balance of protein I will feel sick. Protein has many different benefits! Every one of our cells is made up of protein. We need 50-80 grams of protein just to feel normal, so if you’re looking to build muscle or improve your overall health, you may even need more.
Instead of buying into the supplements and processed powders, why not make your own with real food?
Although it may be tempting to jump straight to the recipes, I highly recommend reading the entire Preface and Introduction. Not only is it full of the wealth of information I mentioned, but Tiffany goes into great detail about what you can expect from this book, what equipment you will need, and how to use the book. The Introduction is very thorough about introducing readers to real foods. She covers what real food is and what it is not. I love facts and information, so the Introduction was one of my favorite parts!
Once you have been filled with knew knowledge on real food, know what equipment you need, and are prepared to navigate the book, it’s time to move on to the recipes!
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Just as I had enjoyed all the thorough information, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that both the Real Food Protein Bars and High Protein Smoothies are prefaced with a chapter that goes into detail about the anatomy of their commercial counterparts, the anatomy of the real food protein bars and smoothies, thorough information on creating them, a word about ingredients, and tutorials. I was so impressed by how thorough the information is! The tutorials show step by step pictures.
I admit, real food bars has been on my “want to do” list for a while, and now that I have this ebook with the tutorials, special notes, recipes, etc. it will be possible! I even feel better about making smoothies because she explained how important order of ingredients is, and now it just makes sense!
I am so glad to have High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars and Smoothies Made with Real Food because whenever I am able to pick up a few ingredients I am going to make some great real food protein bars and smoothies for myself and probably my family as well (because I almost always have to share!).
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What would be the first protein bar or smoothie you would make?