Genuine Health Review + Protein Parfait Recipe

8429-fermented_greek_yogurt_proteins+_vanilla R00I’ve had a love hate relationship with protein powder for as long as I can remember. I’ve always attempted to take different powders, either in a smoothie or post workout, yet it always ends up with me crunched over from uncomfortable stomach pain. If you read my story  you know that I have a long history with debilitating digestive issues and now that I’ve got my health in check, I’m very particular about the type of supplements I choose to consume. Even though I’ve come from the fitness realm, I’m still very much involved in it especially regarding the nutritional/performance aspect, therefor I understand there is a need for adding in protein powder to our daily routine. For some people they need it to support training and recovery, for others they don’t physically consume enough protein so they need to supplement and some people who are recovering from a certain illness need extra protein to help their cells and tissues heal properly.

At work we use Genuine Health products in our smoothie bar and even in some of our baked goods, so I’ve been a fan and very familiar with their products for a while now. However when their new fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ came out I knew I had to give this a try. I wanted to give you guys a proper review because anytime I come across products that makes me feel great, I know they are worth sharing. Plus I have a delicious recipe to share to enhance your morning breakfast routine.

Let’s talk protein powder: The reason some people don’t recommend protein powder is because chances are you are most likely not absorbing a good portion of the standard 25grams. It all comes down to the state of your gut and how effectively the protein can be digested and absorbed by your body. Fermented foods help to support your gut health and aid in strengthening it, to allow for better digestion, nutrient absorption and overall comfort. Genuine Health, the leader in fermented supplements , has introduced the next big innovation and the first of it’s kind, fermented Greek yogurt proteins+. It’s been formulated to provide maximum absorption, strengthen gut and digestive health, and provide 25 grams of fully-fermented protein from clean, grass-fed California dairy.

Oh and side note: it’s hormone and antibiotic free, gluten free, soy free, AND non-GMO….winner winner!

Simply put, I love this product for what it offers my digestive health and my physical performance. As a nutritionist and fitness enthusiast I hold both at a high level of importance.

Alright so lets enjoy this awesome simple recipe, that’s perfect for breakfast or a mid afternoon snack during a busy day.

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BREAKFAST PROTEIN PARFAIT
Yields 2 Servings
{Gluten Free, Vegetarian}

INGREDIENTS
For the Quick Chia Jam
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp lemon Juice
2 Tbsp chia seeds
For the Yogurt Mix
1 cup sheep yogurt (or yogurt of choice, but 2% or higher)
1 scoop fermented Greek yogurt proteins+
Toppings
Pomegranate seeds
¼ cup Chia Jam
Hemp seeds
Pee pollen
Lemon zest

METHOD

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir your fermented Greek yogurt proteins+ powder and sheep yogurt together then set in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble.
  2. In a small pot, over medium heat, bring the blueberries, lemon juice and chia seeds to a simmer. Let simmer until thickened, 6-8 minutes. Make sure to stir often to avoid the chia seeds from sticking together. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. To assemble: Scoop your yogurt protein mix into 2 serving glasses, I used stemless wine glasses, because why not?
  4. Top each with 2 Tbsp of chia jam, pomegranates, hemp seeds, bee pollen and lemon zest and serve!

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Ps….These bars are pretty delicious, let’s talk about crushing those sweet tooth cravings the non bloating, energizing and healthy way!

8597_fGYp+ cinnamon pecan_R00_highEat, fuel and thrive guys!

-Chef Steph

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