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Muscle Milk Chocolate Nutritional Shake

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Low Carb Drinks

Low Carb Drinks - Muscle Milk Chocolate Nutritional ShakeWe’re always looking for great protein shakes. The Glucoholic enjoys one for breakfast almost every morning. We have our favorites, but variety is the spice of life, and we enjoy looking for alternatives to our standbys. Enter Muscle Milk Chocolate Nutritional Shake. This is a fantastic protein shake! There are two things you notice about this shake immediately. First, it’s creamier than your average protein shake. We’re not talking soda shop creamy – it’s a nutrition shake for crying out loud. Second, there’s some serious chocolate flavor in the bottle. The chocolate seems to taste sweeter, which probably explains the 3 grams of sugar in each serving. A complete serving of this low carb chocolate shake leaves you very satisfied and provides lots of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Just ask Chet.

One 14 ounce serving of Muscle Milk Chocolate Nutritional Shake provides 230 calories, 9 grams of fat, 10mg of cholesterol, 350mg of sodium, and 10 grams of digestible carbohydrate. Add to that a total of 25 grams of protein and you’re talking about some serious muscle building. As a bonus, you will also get 25% of the recommended daily intake of 20 important vitamins and minerals. If the carbohydrate and sodium levels were a little lower this would become The Glucoholic’s daily breakfast shake. This product is lactose free, but does contain components derived from milk and soy.

Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free Syrup

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Low Carb Foods, Sugar Free Foods

Sugar Free Foods - Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free SyrupOur regular readers are probably beginning to notice that The Glucoholic has a serious addiction to Cracker Barrel. It started some time ago when Cracker Barrel introduced their low carb menu options. It doesn’t hurt that those menu items taste great. Add to that a country store that periodically carries interesting sugar free products, and you’ve got what we like to call a no-brainer spot to grab some grub and look for some low carb goodies.

We recently had the opportunity to sample Maple Grove Farms Vermont Sugar Free Syrup from Cracker Barrel. We found this syrup to have exceptional maple flavor. Some syrups, especially the low carb variety, are lacking in the flavor department. It’s fine to make sure that the sweetness is adequate, but no good breakfast syrup is lacking when it comes to maple flavor. This syrup is light and crisp and gives you the feeling that you woke up to breakfast on a New England farm. If you like breakfast food as much as we do, we encourage you to head to your nearest Cracker Barrel and pick up a bottle.

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