Slaptastic Salted Caramel Coffee

Recently I was introduced to a new line of protein products by my sister in law, and although skeptical at first, I have become a huge fan.  The line is called SLAP, and they make a variety of proteins, nut butters, protein pancake mixes, vitamins, BCAA’s, and much more.  I started out with the Birthday Cake flavored protein called Slappy Birthday,  the BCAA’s in Salted Caramel, and the pancake mix in Snicker Doodle because that just sounded downright delicious.I’m extremely picky about my protein powders as many of them contain a lot of sugar, and a list of ingredients I can’t pronounce.  I’ve been using Sun Warrior protein for years because it is a vegan protein with just a few all natural ingredients, and it actually tastes good!  But I was very impressed by this new protein I found, and I have to say, it tastes even better than Sun Warrior.  It is a whey protein, although SLAP does carry a line of vegan proteins too, but I’m a fan of the fact it is low carb, has very minimal all natural ingredients, and flavor that I am crazy about.  I’ve been making some pretty yummy green smoothies for breakfast with spinach, frozen banana, Slappy Cake protein, and a small scoop of Amazing Grass Detox and Digest for an added dose of greens.  And sometimes I had chia seeds to help keep me fuller longer, and because they are a great source of omega 3 fats. If you don’t know much about Branched Chain Amino Acids, it’s ok..because either do I.  What I’ve gathered from reading about them online is that they are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which comprise about 35% of our bodies muscle protein.  These amino acids help preserve muscle glycogen stores, which minimize protein breakdown, however, we can only get them from food and supplements as our body does not make them on their own.  The best times to enjoy them are before, during, or after a work out, but a lot of people have them in the morning when they wake up and before bed to help prevent muscle breakdown.  I was really excited about this flavor, but I’m still testing out recipes for the best way to enjoy it.  Right now I’m a huge fan of adding it to my coffee especially using it to make  iced coffee for a post workout treat.The caramel flavor is sweetened with Stevia,  and is very sweet, so its important to make sure you add it to enough of the liquid your mixing it with otherwise it’s way too sweet.  SLAP offers many other great flavors, but this is the only one I’ve tried so far.  I bet it would be good mixed with almond or coconut milk too, but right now I’m a huge fan of the Salted Caramel Coffee drink I’ve been enjoying.

Try it for yourself…

First add 1 scoop of SLAP Nutrition Salted Caramel BCAA’s to a blender with your black coffee.Sometimes I add a little steamed coconut milk, but you don’t have to.Mix in the blender for a few seconds, and the result is this delicious, frothy caramel coffee drink.  Drink it hot or serve over ice for an iced caramel coffee.  Either way, it’s a perfect morning treat, or a sweet snack.Big thanks to my SIL for introducing me to this awesome line of protein products!

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