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The days after Halloween can be a major health challenge if you have a love for candy like I do. A few years ago, when I was 60+ pounds overweight, I could scarf down five or six candy bars and not blink an eye. When I transitioned to a healthier lifestyle, I realized the only way I could make that happen was by throwing out everything that wasn’t good for me. I don’t have the willpower to NOT eat multiple candy bars in one sitting. This show on tv called ‘American Housewife’ started airing this fall and I find myself relating to her on so many levels. This week’s episode was about Halloween and she asked her husband to hide the candy so she wouldn’t be tempted to eat it all. He hid it in the freezer and she finds it and says “I asked you to hide it not make it more tempting and delicious!” This resonated with me because it normalized the massive addition to sugar we all have.
Now that my children trick or treat, we end up with a lot of candy after Halloween. On Halloween night, we allowed them to pick out their favorite pieces from their stash. I went through it later, took out the chocolate bars and threw the rest away. Yes, you read that correctly, I throw the candy away! This is the only way to survive my temptations and keep my children from becoming ninjas and climbing on the kitchen counters searching for it. I give the candy bars to Derrek to enjoy as he pleases (he’s one of those freaks that doesn’t gain weight and can eat whatever he wants).
I’ve learned that every now and then, if I want to indulge in a sweet treat, I can do so. I have a great diet and I’ve just started to exercise again after having Scarlet Reese. When I crave something sweet once a week it won’t make me gain a hundred pounds if I approach it the right way. In comes Baby Booster protein powder to the rescue. The Kona Mocha flavor has become my go-to for my chocolate fix and the children even get chocolate milk (protein powder + coconut milk) every now and then. You can read more on why we use Baby Booster protein here. It’s loaded down with healthy ingredients and organic so it’s exactly what I look for in a protein powder. This week, I decided to come up with a healthy milkshake that allows me to enjoy my mini chocolate bar without the guilt. Check out the simple but delicious recipe below:
1 scoop of Kona Mocha Baby Booster protein powder
1 cup of ice
1 cup of coconut or almond milk
1 frozen banana
mini candy bar of choice (I used two Justin’s peanut butter cups)
put everything into the blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!