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Saturn Supplement’s Nitrox Pro Protein Fudge! #GetRealResultsWith @SaturnMuscle

This lady has been craving some chocolate!!!!

When you are dieting, it is important to think outside the box when it comes to treats. You want something that has lower macros, so you can indulge more! Saturn’s Protein fudge is perfect!!!

I am so excited that I came up with a Protein Fudge that is not only macro friendly, but delicious in every sense of the word!!!!

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The ingredient list is pretty simple. One block of room temp Neufchatel cheese (Much like cream cheese, but better macros), 1 tsp of sweetener of your choice ( I use calorie free packets of splenda), Unsweetened Cocoa 20g, Melted Margarine 14g (I use this for flavor. I normally would have used 1 tsp butter extract, but was out), Nitrox Pro Protein powder in Chocolate, Kosher salt 1/4 tsp, and about 2 tbsps water.

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To start I added the cheese and cocoa powder to the mixing bowl, then poured in the melted margarine.

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Make you you mix well and scrap the sides, because there can be little hidden pockets that form. Once you have it completely mixed You can pour it into a lined pan. I used a 4 x 6 dish. Make sure you use wax or parchment paper. It is really sticky, so smooth it out the best that you can, then pop it in the freezer for about an hour for a quick set or in the fridge for 3. It will need to be stored in the fridge. Cover once it has been set.

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Once it is ready you have a macro friendly and delicious protein fudge!

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It makes a small batch. From the 4 x 6 dish I was able to get 8 reasonable size pieces. Each serving was 34g total weight. 7.4g Fat, 3.8g Carbs, 1g Fiber, 1.2g Sugar, and 7.6g Protein, and 100% Perfection!!!!

Definitely will continue to be a go to recipe in my household!!!

Nitrox-Pro, in my opinion is the best protein for the money! 41g of QUALITY protein per serving. There are 50 servings in a tub! That is HUGE!!! The protein is awesome for cooking purposes. It is a non GMO Isolate protein. Gluten free, BCAA, and Glutamine enriched, and so delicious!!! Hands down, it is and has been my favorite go to protein, but don’t take my word for it! check them out yourself, but be sure to use code 25YEARS to get an additional 25% off your total order.

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B12 Keeping Athletes Healthy & Beautiful! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

B12 is a vitamin, that I believe is typically missed by the younger crowd, especially athletes! Athletes that lack in vitamin B12 may preform worse during high intensity training and have difficulty in recovering, as published by  Oregon State University research in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

B12 is always something I heard that my grandparents and parents needed. Never did I consider it an issue for myself.  The fact is, B12 is a micro-nutrient that is very important for athletes. It aids in converting proteins and sugars into energy and aid in the repairs your cells. Training is hard on your body, and athletes performance depends mainly on their nutrition. Like many of our micro-nutrients there are SO many benefits to this vitamin!

~It protects against certain cancers. Just to list a few breast, lung, colon, and prostate.

~It helps prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. I have a family history, so this is important for me as something I certainly want to prevent!

~It’s amazing for your hair, skin, and nails!!!! Who doesn’t want to look their best? B12 is a vitamin that promotes cell repair. This improves your outward appearance as well as your inner.

~Revs up your digestive system. If you have issues with your digestive system being a little on the slow side, or getting constipated often, it can affect your body in negative ways. it is important to stay regular.

~Improves heart health. Keeps your blood pressure regulated, prevents strokes, and keeps your cholesterol down. heart problems can start at any age. It all comes down to how well you care for your body. I am a former heavy smoker, so I do think about the damage I did in the past and how I can improve and impact my health in a positive way now.

~Helps you stay happy. B12 is one of the micro-nutrients that keeps depression away.

~Boosts energy levels. This is important whether you are an athlete, mother, or just working 9-5. It’s probably the number 1 thing people say they never have enough of (other than time and money ha ha ha)

~Get a good nights sleep. B12 regulates your meletonin levels. This will help you sleep easier and better.

Vitamin B12 can be found in many foods, milk, meats, eggs, nuts, dark leafy greens, etc. Not everyone eats enough of these to get their daily intake. My hubs is guilty of this. He works so much and most times grabs foods that are more convenient than healthy. I think that is pretty common at this day in age. This is why I always stress the importance of Micro-nutrients. B12 is such an important vitamin to staying healthy. Saturn Supplements provides the best in each and everyone of their products. Their B12 Cardio Essential is a time released metabolic energy production formula. It is made for individuals seeking the many nutritional properties found in vitamin B12.  They know it is necessary for numerous bodily functions and is a vital part to a healthy metabolism.

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*References  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/release/2006/11/b-vitamins-play-important-role-athletic-performance  http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/vitamin-supplements/vitamin-b-12-.htm   http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/health-benefits-of-vitamin/2014/09/30/id/387945/
 

Perfect Macros, Perfect Snack. Chocolate Coconut Nitrox Pro Protein Bars #SupplementsMadeForEliteAthletes @SaturnMuscle

Whenever we head out for family fun day hikes, or just perusing around the city, healthy snacks are a must!!!

Red Rock hike 2These scrumptious Chocolate Coconut Nitrox Pro Protein Bars are perfect for on the go….or when you just want to chill on the sofa with a snack. Let me tell you, they are heaven in your mouth!!!

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Like most of my recipes, they are also super easy to make. 😉 Ingredient list is pretty basic:

  • Chocolate Nitrox Pro Protein Powder 139 grams (you can also use Smart Whey or the new Women’s Pro Whey Advantage)
  • Quick oats 160 grams
  • Kosher Salt I use a couple of pinches, which typically equates to about 1/2 a teaspoon ha ha
  • Cocoa Powder 15 grams
  • Shredded Sweetened Coconut 90 grams
  • Fage Fruyo Vanilla 113 grams (I use Fage because their yogurt it has a thicker consistency than most)
  • Water 4 Tablespoons

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Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spray some nonstick spray in an 8×8 pan.

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I weighed out the oats, Nitrox Pro, Cocoa, and salt

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Blend in a blender or chopper on high till you get a flour consistency

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Add in your Fage and water and blend till mixed well. It will be thick like dough

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Press the dough out into your pregreased pan

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Top with the shredded coconut and bake for 10-12 mins

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You can store in the fridge in an air tight container or at room temperature.

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The rich chocolate flavor mixed with the sweet coconut is out of this world!!!

Macros are on point as well:

One serving is 36g

Protein 10.7g

Carbs 11.2

Sugar 3.5g

Fiber 1.7g

Fat 4.0

These are amazing no matter what time of day and perfect for hikes!!! Saturn only sell the best of the best when it comes to quality supplements. I have exclusively been using their products and my results have been phenomenal! When you place an order, be sure to use code 25YEARS to get 25% off your total order!!!

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SBSC Fit Tips: My Contest Prep Supplement Stack #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

I am 4 weeks out from the most prestigious amateur title shot in the world, the USA Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada! It is an IFBB Pro qualifier, so pretty much a really big deal!

I get asked a ton of questions about my contest prep. I do not divulge my training or my nutrition plan, out of respect for my coach. That is how she makes her living and sharing the details with you all would just be wrong. Not to mention, everyone is different, so what may work for me training and diet wise, may not work for you. If you make healthy choices, eat in moderation, and train hard, you will get results!

What I will share is my awesome contest prep supplement stack! As you know, Saturn Supplement’s products are what I have used exclusively for over 4 years. I stand by their products, because they are top quality, their customer service is unparalleled, and most importantly THEY WORK! Saturn is a small company that has been working in the industry and providing elite athletes with phenomenal products for over 25 years. They have a huge list of supplements and I trust them. There is not one product that I wouldn’t take, period. I actually give quite a few of their products to my daughter as well.

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During contest prep, there are many things that are important to me. One is my overall health and wellness. With the additional training that I do, how strenuous it can be, and the added factor of being in a calorie deficit, it is easy for a competitor’s health to decline. We become susceptible to illness and injury. I try to protect myself as best I can. I do so partially with stretching and rest, but also with supplements. Another important key for me is protecting the hard earned muscle I have while losing fat.

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Vitamin C is top of the list. Many know it’s antioxidant properties help protect you from the common cold, but it goes deeper than that. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties protect cells and their DNA from damage and mutation. Vitamin C is also an important factor in collagen production. This basically means it helps your body heal from injury, be it cuts, bone breaks, muscle tears, etc. It also helps regulate your blood sugar levels. I take Saturn’s C-1000 Complex 3 times a day. It provides a Time-Release formula of super antioxidant Vitamin C with a unique host of supporting nutrients including Citrus Bioflavonoids, Rose Hips, Orange Peel, Lime Oil, Acerola and Quercetin-Truly one of the most unique Vitamin C complexes available!

C-1000 Complex

The Vitamin B Complex is composed of eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — They all play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. B1 helps the body make healthy new cells. Considered an anti-stress vitamin because of its ability to protect the immune system. An another added benefit is it help break down those simple carbohydrates. B2 works as an antioxidant to help fight free radicals and is also important for red blood cell production, which is necessary for transporting oxygen throughout the body. B3 boosts your HDL cholesterol and reduces acne. B5 down fats and carbs for energy, it’s responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones and also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots. B6 helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, a stress hormone. B7 promotes healthy hair, skin and nails as well as control high blood glucose levels. B9 keep depression at bay. B12 This B vitamin is a team player working with all the other B vitamins to boost their benefits! I take Saturn’s B-100 Complex three times a day.

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Flaxseed is up next. It is rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. It has many benefits such as lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, reducing bone loss, promoting weight loss, and increasing immunity. I take these pills 4 times a day.

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CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid CLA amazing omega-6 fatty acid. Certain fats are vital to numerous functions in the body, including metabolism. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a natural free fatty acid that has an impact on body weight loss and muscle tone. Basically, it reduces body fat while preserving muscle tissue, may also increase your metabolic rate, and increase lean muscle tissue. I also take these 4 times a day.

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Multi-Vitamins of choice for me are Saturn’s One Source. I have been taking them for years now and I see the best results with them. I typically take a packet before bed. It’s the absolute strongest Vitamin & Mineral Pack on the market. You cannot always be sure of getting all the nutrients you need from food, and Saturn’s One-Source Pack is designed to enrich your body with a complete dietary supplement-perfect for everyday taking. Each Freshness-Assured packet provides the best that natural vitamins and minerals have to offer.

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Fat burning Thermogenic. I love my Lipo-EX. Hands down the best energy giving supplement and appetite suppressant I have found. Each serving provides your body with a premium blend of the most advanced power-charged ingredients which take on an immediate effect. I take these once to twice a day, before cardio. Depends on my energy levels.

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Saturn’s Outer Limits (One of my favorite supplements) providesessential key nutrients that are not only vital to good health, but are required for strength training and growth. Outer Limits provides a precision blend of natural muscle-building ingredients offered in optimum proportions. Saturn’s Outer Limits Hardcore Blast + PUMP Stack Pack has been one of their best-selling mass-enhancing formulas for over 19 years. Packed full of pre-digested Amino Acids, BCAAs, Digestive Enzymes, Omega EFA’s, Sports Enhancers, Caffeine and other highly supporting muscle actives, Outer Limits delivers what it takes to build solid muscle. I take one packet twice a day.

Outer Limits

BCAA’s (Branch Chain Amino Acids) Have a ton of benefits such as recovery, weight loss, muscle growth and retention, immune support, and a long list of many others. I take them all day. Typically the further into prep, the more I consume. I like to add them to crushed ice to stave off hunger pangs. Plus they are delicious!!! I take Saturn’s Aminos Pump 50000. It’s an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s, Nitric Oxide and a full spectrum of Pharma-Engineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by the body. The ultimate way to build solid muscle is to have a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that’s exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth/ maintenance and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation.

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Creatine Silk is last but certainly not least on the list. Like aminos, creatine has a huge list of benefits. The most notable are increase in muscle strength, increase in muscle pump and force of contraction, It provides energy to the muscle cells, and increases endurance. I take Creatine Silk when I first wake up and post weight training.

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A huge thank you to each and everyone at Saturn Supplements for your continued belief in me, your love and support, and for helping me grow in the sport physically and mentally. You guys have been awesome and I really just can’t thank you all enough for your support!!!

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