The older I get, the more I realize the need to incorporate more protein and proper nutrition into my active life. It’s not always easy to get the fuel and nutrition my body needs but as I remain active in my 40’s I need all of the help I can get to be fit and healthy.
Protein shakes are a regular part of my routine, but I am very selective about the products I choose. They must be all natural with no preservatives or fake colors in them. They must not use artificial sweeteners – they must be naturally sweetened. They must be made in the USA. They must no non-GMO. They must also be gluten-free and taste great too.
What is Gnarly?
Gnarly is the raw, unbridled human spirit that exists within you. It is the roaring voice in your head urging you to do the impossible. Gnarly is your ability to shed excuses, it’s the power to push possibilities further than you have ever imagined, and it’s the passion to crush any and all limits that have been imposed upon you. Gnarly Nutrition embodies the spirit of gnarly!
Gnarly products are clean, healthy and delicious nutrition products for any active lifestyle. They qualify for ALL of my “musts” and they have different formulations for different needs.
I chose the Gnarly Slim and the Gnarly Vegan products to add to my daily routine. I love the idea of Gnarly Slim and the opportunity to get quality nutrition with fewer calories. The older I get, the more important that becomes. I generally add the Chocolate Gnarly Slim to unsweetened soy milk in the afternoon to tide me over until lunch. The chocolate has a rich flavor that I really enjoy.
Gnarly Slim has:
- 10 grams of New Zealand grass fed protein
- Pro and prebiotics to promote digestion and overall health
- Gnarly Slimming Blend that burns fat naturally
- Lower calories but not lower nutrition
- No hormones, no antibiotics and no pesticides
- 100% daily value of 14 vitamins and minerals
While I don’t train as intensely as I once did, I still have a need for a full blown meal replacement powder. My Saturdays are spent on-the-go at the karate school and it’s hard to balance what I am eating and predict the hunger that may strike. A blender bottle with Gnarly Vegan Feast ensures I have a healthy option with me at all times.
Gnarly Vegan Feast has:
- No animal products
- Pea protein isolate
- Chia and cranberry proteins
- Complete source of protein including essential amino acids
- High fiber
I love experimenting with the Vanilla Gnarly Vegan Feast and making fun smoothie flavors. My latest concoction is a Piña Colada smoothie with delicious fresh pineapple.
Piña Colada Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks or canned
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 10-12 ounces unsweetened coconut milk or soy
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 2 scoops Gnarly Vanilla Vegan Meal Replacement or any vanilla Gnarly powder
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend on high until completely combined.
This was good! Light and refreshing and the perfect thing for spring and summer. It really tasted tropical with just the right amount of sweetness.
The recipe makes enough for 2 medium sized glasses. You can split it up and drink it at different times of the day or put it in a large glass and drink it all at once.
I’ve been making this in the morning so I have it ready-to-grab for later in the day. This has been especially helpful since my son plays baseball and we are always trying to balance mealtimes with his game and practice schedules. I notice I have more energy during the day. Plus it’s delicious! A lot of protein powders taste like powder. I can’t explain it, but I always notice it in my smoothies both as a taste and texture. With Gnarly it is much less noticeable.
It’s the perfect alternative when I just don’t have time to cook a healthy meal.
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