All Things Foodie

Banana Creme Protein Dream

My dear friend Jen had jaw surgery recently and her mouth is currently wired shut. I wanted to support her in her recovery, so I put together a care package for her with particle free beverages that were in appealing flavors for her to try.

I was at Whole Foods and didn’t know which protein shakes I wanted to purchase, so I started with the flavors that sounded the most delicious and of foods my friend may miss eating. Well, Jen is from the South and loves Southern Banana Pudding, and actually makes a wonderful one herself! So when I saw there was a banana creme flavored protein shake I knew that was the one I wanted to get her.

The brand is Svelte and it is an organic, plant based protein shake. This appealed to me because often times pre made protein shakes can taste a little like chemicals or really fake flavor wise. I picked up one for myself too because I am always on the hunt for a great snack or breakfast on the go. This shake is gluten-free and packed with 11 grams of protein and 20 percent of your daily recommended fiber and only 180 calories!

I chilled mine in the fridge because I prefer my shakes cold. I tried it today and OH-MY-GOODNESS (and I do mean goodness) this shake  is amazing. The banana flavor is mild and oh so very creamy. The shake is the perfect consistency and really was so satisfying. I felt like I was indulging in a healthy version of Southern Banana Pudding! I am obsessed and know Jen will be too. It is so gratifying to finally find a pre made shake that honestly tastes like the description!

I purchased mine at Whole Foods for $2.79 per shake, but they do come in 4 packs which will save a bit of money. They come in other flavors, Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cappuccino, and Spiced Chai.

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Strawberry Buttermilk Baked Donuts

I haven’t posted in a while, but recently was at the grocery store and strawberries were on sale. I racked my brain for what to bake and I remembered I had just purchased a donut pan, so I decided to take a stab at Strawberry Buttermilk Donuts.

I was so surprised by how easy making baked donuts is and how incredibly delicious this flavor was! It was fresh tasting, sweet, moist and so satisfying. Please give it a try and let me know how yours turned out!

Strawberry Buttermilk Baked Donuts

Ingredients
14 cups all-purpose flour
34 cup sugar
12 tsp. baking soda
12 tsp. kosher salt
23 cup canola oil
12 cup buttermilk
1 egg
12 tsp. vanilla extract
12 cup finely chopped strawberries
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°. Combine flour, sugar, soda, and salt in a bowl; make a well in the center and set aside. Whisk oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla in a bowl; add to well, and mix into a smooth batter. Stir in half the strawberries; set aside. Lightly grease a nonstick donut pan; spoon 2 tbsp. batter into each mold. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into donut comes out clean, 13-15 minutes. Invert donuts onto a baking sheet, set donuts on a wire rack; let cool completely.
Whisk remaining strawberries, confectioners’ sugar, and 2 tbsp. water until smooth. Dip tops of donuts into glaze and return to wire rack until glaze is set.
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