Protein Shakes For Kids – A Sneaky Way To Get Children To Eat More Protein

If it wasn’t for peanut butter, my kids might get no protein in their diet.  They are just not into meat, chicken, eggs – all foods that are high in protein.  Recently I decide to search Google to see if there was an easy way to get picky and fussy kids to eat more protein.

Protein Shakes for Kids?  Why Didn’t I think of This?

Kids of course love shakes.  Normally shakes are loaded with fruit, so they are high in sugar but not a good source of protein.  However, after doing some searching, I did find there are a number of Protein Shakes for Kids recipes.

One of the best places to look is YouTube.  On YouTube you can find tons of videos, some made by children, explaining how to make a protein shake that kids would love.  Take a look at this video -

How cute is that – kids making a protein shake and then licking their fingers.  That is a great indicator that the kids really like the taste of this protein shake.

Where Can You Find More Protein Shake Recipes?

We have been searching online and found a number of good resources for protein shake recipes.  Here is one of our favorites, it really gives a lot of information on each protein shake and easy to follow instructions.

I need to go and try the Pina Colada Green Smoothie – sounds great!

 

The Truth on Product Review Bloggers

I have often wondering if all those reviews you see on blogs are real.  If this story on product review blogs is to be believed, there are a number of problems with product review blogs.  It turns out there are bloggers who are writing full product reviews, without ever even trying the product they are reviewing

Do You Need a Product To Do a Product Review?

I know that question sounds insane – over course you need a product, if you want to do a product review…right???  Not so fast.  It turns out that numerous bloggers are writing product reviews based on the information they find on a press release.  These bloggers will write up a “full review” of toys, products and other gear – just by reading a press release.

How To Find The Real Product Reviews?

According to the story in Dad Does, the best way to find real product reviews is to look for photos and videos.  If a blogger has a video of their family playing with a toy or gadget, you at least know the blogger spent some time with the product.

You can also look for photos as proof that the blogger actually has the product they are reviewing.  The one catch with photos is that you want to see real world shots, not just photos that a blogger could pull off the website or press release.

Well, I have learned a lot and will be much more selective in which blogs I trust these days.  I found a Zlferyti’s List which has some good information on well.  Actually, what I might do is compile a list of honest product review blogs in the comments below!

 

Homemade Protein Shakes That Actually Taste Good?

I know protein is good for me, but why does every protein powder that I try taste like sand?  The protein powder is so gritty, it is hard for me to get down.  To help with this problem, I decided to see if there were any homemade protein shake recipes that could actually mask the taste of the protein powder and give me a shake that I wanted to drink.

Pina Colada Green Smoothie To The Rescue

After some searching on YouTube I found this incredible video -

Give it a view, it is only about 3 minutes – go ahead, we will wait….

Pretty cool, huh?  I need to get some Perfect Plant Protein to try this out, but I love the addition of coconut oil, that has been a favorite of mine for years.  The Perfect Plant Protein sounds cool – a vegetarian protein that does NOT use soy protein?  Where do I sign up!

Of course, the big question is, how will it taste.  Like I said, I need to pick up the ingredients so I can give them homemade protein shake a try, but I did a little poking around online and from what I have read – people love this homemade protein shake.

Do you know any other good recipes for a healthy, nutritious and TASTY protein shake?  If you do, please share it in the comments below.  Thanks.

Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, Is This The Next Big Superfruit?

For years Acai has been the king of the superfruits.  The tiny Acai berry is packed with antioxidants and nutrients and supposedly has numerous health benefits.  Over the past few years, numerous fruits have tried to knock Acai off its top spot – but none could do it.  Now I am starting to hear more and more about Organic Baobab Fruit and how it is THE superfruit for 2013.  Of course, I had to do some research.

Baobab, The New Superfruit From the 1,000 Year Old Tree

The Baobab (“bey-oh-bab”) fruit may be getting some recent coverage in the news, but it is not a new fruit.  The Baobab tree or the “tree of life” as it is called, have grown in Africa for thousands of years.  In fact, many of the Baobab (or Monkey Bread trees) that grow the Baobab fruit are 500-1,000 years old.

Baobab Fruit, The Fruit With a Powder Inside

When you cut open a Baobab fruit it has pulp and seed, but what is interesting is that the pulp is dry (somewhat like coconut).  This means the process to make Organic Baobab fruit powder is very easy – just separate out the seeds and crush up the pulp and you have Organic Baobab Powder.

What are The Health Benefits of Baobab Powder?

Here is where things get interesting.  Check out the nutrients on organic baobab powder -

  • More antioxidants than Acai
  • More calcium than milk
  • More Potassium and Magnesium than bananas
  • 50% heart healthy fiber
  • 6 x the Vitamin C found in Oranges

As you can see, Baobab fruit powder really is packed with nutrients and here is the crazy thing – gram for gram it blows even Acai out of the water!

We are definitely going to try some Organic baobab fruit powder and also keep up on the research.  The best site we have found for Baobab fruit research is http://www.organicbaobabfruit.net

I’ll let you know some Baobab fruit recipes soon!

 

 

 

The Best Protein Powder Comes From Rice, Hemp and Mushrooms?

Regular readers of the site know that we are big believers in protein.  If you want to stay healthy, you really need to have a decent source of protein in your body.  As you can only eat only so many eggs, meat and chicken – many people will turn to protein powders to supplement their intake of protein.

The Best Protein Powder is Not Made From Whey Or Soy Protein

Once most people think of protein powders or protein supplements, they immediately think of whey protein.  People with lactose issues or vegetarians might think of soy protein.  Interestingly, it turns out that the best protein powder is not made with whey or soy – rather it is made with Hemp Protein, Rice Protein and Mushrooms.

Perfect Plant Protein is, Well, Perfect

We recently discovered the Perfect Plant Protein product and we are impressed.  This is a raw, vegetarian formula that contains no whey or soy protein.  Instead, the protein powder is made from Hemp Protein, Rice Protein and Mushrooms.  But, we have saved the most exciting news for last…The Perfect Plant Protein is 100% Organic.

Finally, A 100% Organic Plant Protein Powder

I have been looking for this for years – a vegetarian and 100% Organic protein powder that does not contain soy.  I think there are too many risks with soy, so I try to minimize it in my diet.  I highly recommend the Perfect Plant Protein – in addition to being super healthy, it also tastes great!

 

Skylanders Swap Force Coming Fall 2013

I am beyond excited.  It was just announced that the next video game in the Skylanders series, SWAP FORCE, will come out in Fall 2013.  Skylanders Swap Force introduces swappable action figures – looks totally cool.  Check out this video of the Skylanders Swap Force launch party from Toy Fair 2013 -

Skylanders Swap Force Will Introduce Jumping

Swappable Skylanders is incredible, but I am also excited about the ability to jump.  In this article on Skylanders Swap Force they mention that all Skylanders, new and old, will be able to Jump in Swap Force.  I can’t tell you how long I have waited for this feature.  It might have been all the emails that I sent Activision that got them to introduce the ability to jump in Swap Force.

I really think the ability to swap tops and bottoms will make Skylanders much more fun.  With just 16 Swappable figures you will be able to create over 250 different characters based on how you mix and match.

The only downside to Skylanders Swap Force, now I need to wait until Fall 2013 before it comes out!

Check back here in a few weeks, I am looking to find more links to Skylanders Swap Force videos.  If you know of anything, let me know.

 

Toy Reviews for 2013, A Look Forward At What is To Come

Well, Christmas 2012 just passed, but already the kids are talking about new toys that they want.  This is crazy, don’t us parents get a break?  Well, I had some time after the holidays, so I went to my friend Google to find a few good sites that do toy reviews and toy previews.

The Best Sites for Honest Toy Reviews

There is no shortage of sites that do toy reviews, but after spending some time on the big review sites, I was less than impressed.  Most of the reviews were written by people who had never played with the toys.  That is flat out crazy in my book.

Luckily, I did find a few winners when it comes to honest toy reviews.  My favorite is DadDoes.Com – their coverage of toy reviews is the best I have found.  The reviews are honest and very informative.  They play with every single toy that they review.

The Best Video Toy Reviews…

If you are more into watching toy reviews than reading toy reviews, you absolutely need to check out this YouTube Toy Reviews Channel.  Excellent look at all the top toys of 2012 and 2013.  To give you a quick taste, here is one of their toy review videos -

Enjoy Playing!

 

 

More Information About Pure Green Coffee Bean Supplements

What takes place when you take green coffee beans and do NOT roast them? You get the effective brand-new fat burning supplement, Green Coffee Bean Extract. Amazing new medical researches aim to the chlorogenic acid that is discovered in Green Coffee Bean as being the explanation that Green Coffee Bean extract can assist individuals drop weight, bodyfat and as fantastic as it seems, all without any sort of change in diet of exercise.

In January of 2012, specialists at the The University of Scranton did a double blind, placebo controlled study on the weight loss benefits of 100 % Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract The outcomes were then published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal. In this double blind, placebo controlled study, 16 over weight grownups between the ages of 22 and 46 were arbitrarily given varying doses of Green Coffee Bean Extract (700mg and 1050mg) and matching placebos over a 22 week period. A vital point to deliver up, is the topics of the research were advised to NOT change their diet or workout levels over the 22 week period.

Extremely, after only 22 weeks, subjects on the Green Coffee Bean Extract lost around 10.5 % of their body weight and 16 % of their body fat. Once more, this is without any sort of modification in diet or exercise. Yet another impressive finding is that subjects on both the inexpensive dose Green Coffee Bean Extract and the High Dosage slimmed down. The only group that did not reduce weight was the placebo group.

The lead investigator for the research was Dr. Joe Vinson. Dr. Vinson, as the lead specialist for the research, thinks that Chlorogenic Acid, not caffeine, is responsible for Green Coffee Bean Extract’s weight loss effects.

Time for a quick side tale. Many of my buddies have actually asked why I am so obsessed with eating right and my diet. The answer is really straightforward, I figure it is simpler to stay healthy than it is to get “unsick”. Yes, when you are ill, it can easily be a genuine difficulty to treat your issues and get healthy. On the other hand, when you are healthy and sensation great, it is pretty simple to make slight modifications to your diet to make certain you remain healthy. So, this is why I am so curious about Green Coffee Bean Extract and other natural components. Okay, back to our research on Pure Green Coffee Bean Extracts …

Chlorogenic acid has been found to prevent the release of sugar into the blood stream. The highest amounts of glucose are discharged after meals and physical activity. The body will certainly try to utilize this glucose as energy, however if there is extra sugar in the bloodstream, it will certainly be saved as fat– not good! When the body does not produced as much glucose (as holds true when you take Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract), it is required to burn fat cells for energy. This procedure is called thermogenesis and it contributes greatly to weight loss. Chlorogenic acid additionally assists impede the absorption of dietary fat and the durable antioxidant results of chlorogenic acid may also lower the development of brand-new fat cells. All of these aspects help chlorogenic acid assistance in fat burning.

When coffee beans are roasted, the heat ruins most of the dietary residential properties of the bean; as a result you can easily not get the exact same quantity of healthy chlorogenic acid in your everyday cup of coffee. If you wish to make use of green coffee for fat burning and weight loss, your finest wager is to buy a 100 % Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract supplement.

To obtain the very best outcomes, select a supplement developed with 100 % Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract. One thing to seek in a Green Coffee Bean Extract is the amount of Chlorogenic acid. The even more chlorogenic acid, the better the supplement will work. The very best supplements will certainly include a 50 % standardization of chlorogenic acid. Seek a supplement that is free from fillers, circulation representatives, added sugars, added caffeine or any other synthetic components. Avoid proprietary blends and keep in mind the greatest Green Coffee supplement has just 100 % Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract. That is all for now, however inspect back next month as we will certainly check out exactly what Dr Oz said about Green Coffee Bean Extract.

Click here to read more about Pure Green Coffee Bean

I Am Loving My New Action Shot Digital Camera from Jakks Pacific

A quick post today, and a little off topic.  I have been having a blast with my new POV camera.  No, I did not go with the GoPRO – just couldn’t justify the price.  No, I went with something much cheaper – the Jakks Pacific Action Shot Camera.

What is the Action Shot Camera?

The Action Shot Camera is actually more of a system that just one product.  The most basic is the $49.95 camera I got.  No screen, but it does come with a helmet mount and another mount so you can put the Action Shot Camera on your bike…or really anything else.

The Action Shot is great for those POV shots.  I love doing live action third person shooters with Nerf Guns.  The other thing which is great with the Action Shot Camera is riding your bike and doing some jumps.  It is very easy to operate and the battery will go for about 2 hours.

What if You Want an LCD Screen?

My friend said he liked the Action Shot Camera, but the lack of LCD screen to review what he just recorded was a deal breaker.  Well, little did he know you can buy any LCD screen attachment for just $20.  Very cool, if you want the LCD – you can buy it, but for people like me who don’t need it, we save $20.

They also make a number of different attachments – waterproof, shockproof, etc.

If you want to see the Action Shot Camera in action, check out this video -

 

Great Video About Green Coffee Bean Extracts and What Dr Oz Said

What takes place when you take green coffee beans and do NOT roast them? You get the effective new weight loss supplement, Green Coffee Bean Extract. Exciting new medical studies point to the chlorogenic acid that is discovered in Green Coffee Bean as being the explanation that Green Coffee Bean extract can easily assist people reduce weight, bodyfat and as fantastic as it seems, all without any sort of change in diet of workout.

Green Coffee Bean Extract, I feel like every place I turn, individuals are speaking about Green Coffee Bean Extract and exactly how it can help you lose weight without changing your diet or exercise. It was on the Doctor Oz TELEVISION program that I initially learned about the fat burning benefits of Green Coffee Bean Extract. The Dr Oz segment was on reducing weight without altering diet or workout. He said that Green Coffee Bean Extract can help you lose those weight, with no modification in diet or workout. I got really occupied and in some way never ever followed up on Green Coffee Bean, however now that I have some time, I am ready to do the analysis and find out more. Can Green Coffee Bean Extract assistance you with your diet? Let’s locate out …

In January of 2012, specialists at the The University of Scranton did a double blind, placebo controlled research on the fat burning benefits of Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract The outcomes were then released in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal. While the study was small in size, just 16 subjects, it was setup in the gold basic manner for screening. The research was double blind, placebo controlled with a full crossover. Individuals were arbitrarily provided either no green coffee bean or a high dose of Green Coffee Bean Extract (1050mg per day) or an inexpensive dosage of Green Coffee Bean Extract (700mg per day). An essential point to deliver up, is the topics of the research were informed to NOT alter their diet or workout degrees over the 22 week duration.

So exactly what took place after the 22 week research? Something that had the specialists merely amazed. The group that took Green Coffee Bean extract lost an average of 17 pounds each, or 16 % of their overall body fat.

Initially some people believed it was the caffeine that was responsible for the weight loss advantages, but Dr. Vinson (the head researcher) has stated that it was the Chlorogenic Acid in the green coffee bean extract the produced the weight loss results in the topics.

Time for a fast side tale. Numerous of my pals have asked why I am so obsessed with consuming right and my diet. The solution is very straightforward, I figure it is simpler to remain healthy than it is to get “unsick”. Yes, when you are unwell, it can be a real obstacle to treat your complications and get healthy. On the other hand, when you are healthy and feeling really good, it is reasonably very easy to make slight modifications to your diet to make sure you stay healthy. So, this is why I am so curious about Green Coffee Bean Extract and other natural active ingredients. Okay, back to our analysis on Pure Green Coffee Bean Extracts …

What is so unique about Chlorogenic acid? Cholorgenic acid has actually been revealed to reduce the release of sugar (glucose) into the bloodstream. It is a well recognized fact that sugar in the blood stream is switched over to fat. When is the most glucose released into the bloodsteam? After we consume or exercise. The body will certainly try to use this glucose as energy, nonetheless if there is additional glucose in the bloodstream, it will certainly be stored as fat– not really good! Get in Green Coffee Bean Extract, with its Cholorgenic acid, it shuts out the release of glucose and requires the body to burn fat for energy. If your body is burning fat for energy, you are in thermogenesis and weight loss will certainly take location. Surprisingly, Chlorogenic acid really does more than merely help you slim down, it is actually a powerful antioxidant that can assist the body in a number of means. As you consider the science, it comes to be clear exactly how Chlorogenic acid is very beneficial for weight loss and overall health.

You can easily not get the exact same quantity of Chlorogenic Acid in your everyday cup of coffee; when coffee beans are roasted the heat ruins many of the dietary residential properties. This means that consuming green coffee will certainly not help you lose weight. If you wish to make use of green coffee for weight loss and weight reduction, your finest wager is to purchase a Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract supplement.

To get the greatest outcomes, pick a supplement developed with 100 % Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract. Something to seek in a Green Coffee Bean Extract is the quantity of Chlorogenic acid. The even more chlorogenic acid, the better the supplement will work. Studies have shown that a 50 % Chlorogenic acid level is going to produce the greatest weight loss outcomes. What ever before you do, do NOT buy a Green Coffee Bean Extract that has Dr Oz’s image on it, this makes sure indication the supplement is a fraud. Dr. Oz has never endorsed any sort of brand name of Green Coffee Bean Extract. That is all for now, however evaluate back next week as we will certainly review exactly what Dr Oz stated about Green Coffee Bean Extract.