Klean Patriotic Pops

Klean Patriotic Pops

Created by Leslie J. Bonci , MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN+
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Enjoy your red, white and blue all summer long with this delicious blend of Klean protein, coconut milk and chopped fruit. These are not only delicious post-workout, but also make a great snack attack that gives you great taste without impacting your waist.

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Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Weight Gain Doesn’t Have to be Exhausting

Created by sponsored advisor and friend Angie Asche, MS, RD, LMNT
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“I feel like I’m eating so much all the time, but can’t put weight on.” As a sports dietitian, I hear this on a weekly basis. And for athletes struggling to gain weight, eating can feel like a chore. Athletes should apply the same effort to proper fueling as they do to their training; however, gaining weight doesn’t have to be exhausting! Weight gain occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Athletes looking to gain weight typically want to increase lean muscle mass while minimizing body fat gain, or even lose body fat simultaneously. Several factors play a role in this process, such as nutrient timing and consuming high-quality, whole-food sources. To promote weight gain, a starting point for men is baseline calorie intake plus an additional 400-500 calories in excess. For women, an additional 300-400 calories above baseline is recommended; however, this can vary depending on the individual, and may need to be adjusted by 50-100 calorie increments daily until the desired goal weight is reached. To help simplify the process, here are five tips to add to your routine for healthy weight gain!

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Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Klean Protein Cinnamon French Toast

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Just the smell wafting through the kitchen as this French toast turns golden brown on the stovetop lets you know you’re in for an especially tasty treat. The nutrient analysis is the cherry on top. Talk about a nutritional powerhouse! Each slice of deliciousness offers 12 grams of quality protein, B vitamins necessary for energy generation, antioxidants to fight free radicals, and bone-nurturing vitamins and minerals. Add fruit, yogurt and/or turkey bacon to make a meal that is not just for breakfast, but any time of day.

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Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

Meet Ryan Miller, Runner and Klean Team Sponsored Athlete

If you were to come over to my house and rip open my medicine cabinet, you would be astounded. I don’t have any of your typical sleep aids, and the space lacks shaving cream because my cheeks still resemble those of a coming-of-age high schooler. There are no OTCs and definitely no sugar-encrusted gummy vitamins. Instead, you would find a floor-to-ceiling vault of white pill bottles with the name of an unheralded but highly effective supplement company named Klean Athlete®. The multivitamin is prominent, but you’ll also find half-empty bottles of the probiotic, antioxidant, and omega supplements. I’ve been using Klean Athlete products since graduating from Texas A&M University four years ago, and I’m SUPER excited to finally be joining the Klean Team as a sponsored athlete, as I build toward the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. But how did I get to this point?
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Klean Protein Carrot Cake Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Topping

Klean Protein Carrot Cake Raisin Muffins with Cream Cheese Topping

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Choose the protein cream cheese frosting option and you will obtain 10 grams of protein from these bad boys (5 grams from the non-cream cheese frosting option). The carrots, bananas, raisins and cream cheese frosting infuse these muffins with a pleasant sweetness and add to their moist crumb. A great on-the-go snack, these muffins offer a more enhanced nutrient profile compared to the regular store-bought, high-sugar, high-fat varieties. To keep it neat, put a bit of the cream cheese frosting in a small container so you can slather it on your muffin when you’re ready to nosh. And a few seconds in the microwave or toaster will make your muffin warm and welcoming to the delicious cream cheese dressing. Enjoy!!

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Klean Protein Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Klean Protein Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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Chewy, crispy and delicious. A great go-to snack that offers a more enhanced nutrient profile compared to your average pre-packaged granola bar. Just one bar will provide you with more than 10% of your daily requirements for essential vitamins and minerals. Each bar also offers six times more protein than the average chocolate chip granola bar. And no worries if you follow a peanut or tree nut-free diet — just choose a nut-free butter alternative. In a nutshell, if you want to raise the bar, then you have found the perfect recipe.

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Klean Protein Chocolatey Brownies

Klean Protein Chocolatey Brownies

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD+
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If you like chocolate, you have met your match. These brownies are gluten- and dairy-free chocolatey treats that are low in calories and provide a great source of high-quality protein. They are the perfect post-meal snack or energy bar substitute. We’ve also included some ideas on how to embellish your brownies to make them out of this world, but still provide your body with the tools it needs to compete and repeat. Don’t miss out, these are reeeally delicious protein brownies!

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Meet Brandie Wilkerson: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional  Beach Volleyball Athlete

Meet Brandie Wilkerson: Sponsored Klean Team Athlete and Professional Beach Volleyball Athlete

Well hello there! My name is Brandie Wilkerson and I am a professional beach volleyball athlete competing for Team Canada on the FIVB International Tour. As the world’s number-one ranked team in the world, my teammate and fellow Sponsored Klean Team Athlete, Heather Bansley and I are on route to represent Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Until that time, Heather and I will continue to travel around the globe, competing at some of the most beautiful beaches against the best teams in the world – and love every minute of it.
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A Successful Setup: Athlete Diary by Lisa J. Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

A Successful Setup: Athlete Diary by Lisa J. Roberts, Sponsored Professional Triathlete

You’ve got a good coach or training plan and a goal ahead. You’re determined and ready to hit the ground running to achieve that goal. Excellent! But that’s only part of the story. Here are my three pillars to being successful – not only in sport, but in day-to-day life.

  1. Environment: Just about everyone has been in an environment, job, or group situation where the chemistry was off and it just seemed stifling, or even toxic. Not the best place to grow and be your best. Putting yourself in the best possible environment – the people, the facilities, the landscape – that inspires and encourages you to be your best is a critical component to being successful. So ask yourself if there is anything about your environment that could be changed in order to help you.

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