Klean Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Klean Sweet Potato and Kale Soup

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

Here we have a creamy, tasty, plant-based soup providing all 20 amino acids to support muscle building and recovery, and a blast of antioxidants to help support your cells even with intense training. This soup is a great complement to lunch or dinner, and can even act as a snack to fill in hunger gaps. For those of you attempting to maintain or lose weight while sustaining a rigorous training regimen, this soup is for you. It’s filling and provides a nice dose of protein! Give it a try and let us know what you think!
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Klean Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Klean Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

When have you ever heard of vegetarian chili providing 20 grams of complete protein in one serving? Not to mention the crazy nutrient density profile that this chili will offer your hard-working body. You will receive 10% of the Daily Value for 10 vitamins and 9 minerals. A bowl also provides half of your daily fiber requirements. Keep this in mind when choosing the best time to enjoy a bowl.  Limit the amount of fiber you consume 2 hours before moderate exercise training and increase that time to four hours before heavy training or competition. Also, limit your fiber intake after you exercise so your body can properly rehydrate and restock glycogen stores. On another note, this chili does lack vitamin B12 and vitamin D which is a very common predicament in vegetarian-based foods. The solution: top your warm bowl of chili with fortified soy- or regular cheese or grab a tall cool glass of cow’s or fortified plant milk. You can also add mushrooms to your mix, but be sure to let your mushrooms sunbathe for a day or so to support their vitamin D-producing power.

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Klean Isolate™ High Protein, Muscle-Rebuilding Pudding

Klean Isolate™ High Protein, Muscle-Rebuilding Pudding

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

Dinner is over, but you’re hankering for a sweet treat. The answer is a no brainer: Klean Isolate™ High Protein Pudding in the flavor of your choice. This is the perfect post-dinner, pre-snooze snack to support muscle protein synthesis even when your body is slowing down. The heroes? The combination of whey protein found in Klean Isolate™ and casein found in skim milk. The whey is a fast acting protein that will stimulate muscle protein manufacture while you catch the late night news. The casein, on the other hand, is a slow-acting protein that will sustain muscle building for hours after your head hits the pillow. And don’t hesitate to grab a pudding during the day when your protein intake is not up to par.

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Klean High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Klean High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

When these delectable cookies came out of the oven they barely made it to the photo shoot.  My family was pulling at my arm and had to try them.  I must admit, they are delicious, not to mention, they are gluten free, contain 10 grams of protein per cookie.  These cookies are a keeper and perfect for a midday snack, a quick breakfast with a glass of milk or an after dinner treat.  At each of these times, the protein will help with muscle growth, maintenance and repair, and, along with the healthy fats, will keep your appetite at bay until your next scheduled feeding session.  You can always say “yes” to these quick and easy performance-enhancing cookies without a shred of guilt!!

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Klean Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Klean Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

Not many fruit breads can boast 10 grams of protein per slice in a delicious craving-crushing, easy-to- handle delight. This is clearly another Klean, nutrient dense treat that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Top your slice or muffin with apple butter, cottage cheese, Nutella or a healthy trans fat free buttery spread. As with our other high protein breads and muffins, pair your slice with a tall glass of milk and a piece of fresh fruit for optimal fueling input that will surely enhance your training output. Enjoy!

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Klean High Protein Pancake Mix and Batter

Klean High Protein Pancake Mix and Batter

Created by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

Close your eyes and take a moment to imagine a plate of piping hot, delectable pancakes. Sweet, tender, and oh-so-enticing – the perfect high-carbohydrate meal to give you an energy buzz and keep your glycogen stores at their peak. Although carbs rule in an athlete’s fueling regimen, meals providing only carbs can leave you dragging in the long run. Who said you can’t have your pancakes and eat them too? Try Klean High Protein Pancakes. Not only are they gluten free, but they offer whey protein to keep hunger at bay and your muscles in tip-top shape. Consume two to four pancakes with your favorite topping, a bowl of mixed fruit and a beverage of your choice (low-fat milk is great for added protein) two to three hours prior to or immediately after training or competition. Give them a try today! You won’t be disappointed.

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Klean Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Klean Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Recipe by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

Not sure where to start with these bad boys!! The terms that come to mind are moist, flavorful and downright delightful, not to mention their awesome nutritional profile. Natural sweeteners such as agave syrup, applesauce and molasses join white whole wheat flour, Klean whey protein isolate and pumpkin pie spices to surround the fresh zucchini with love. This bread, or muffins if you prefer, is high in complete protein and healthy carbs, and low in fat. Not bad for a fruit bread or muffin!! You can also personalize your loaf with walnuts, chocolate chips or any other mix-ins that make you happy. It makes a wonderful snack, or can be consumed one to two hours before or within 30 minutes to two hours after your workout. To maximize its staying power, and to support muscle gains and recovery, pair a slice with a glass of low-fat milk or a yogurt. Yum!! Enjoy and let us know what you think.

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Klean Recovery™ Banana-Chocolate Fudgsicles

Klean Recovery™ Banana-Chocolate Fudgsicles

Recipe by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor* (biography click here)

The summer heat is upon us so what’s not to like about a yummy popsicle that delivers some serious deliciousness while supporting all your recovery needs? Klean’s recovery popsicles will cool you down, promote hydration and place your body in recovery mode. Each popsicle provides the perfect 4:1 carb to protein ratio required for you to come back tomorrow and do it all over again. And the benefits don’t end there….your bones and muscles will thank you for the infusion of calcium and potassium offered by these easy to make treats. So don’t be shy, feel like a kid again, all while supporting optimal recovery.

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Klean Recovery™ Berry Smoothie

Klean Recovery™ Berry Smoothie

Recipe by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor (biography click here)

This smoothie has “nutrient-loaded recovery” written all over it. It’s creamy, cool and fruity with a hint of chocolate. Your body will be infused with clean, unprocessed carbs and a complete, fast-acting protein source in a performance-enhancing 3-to-1 ratio. Blend one up two hours or so before your workout, or 30 minutes to two hours after your workout. This smoothie will top off your glycogen stores and amino acid pools for maximum endurance and optimal recovery.

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Klean Krispy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Klean Krispy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Recipe by Karlyn Grimes, MS RD LDN CSSD
Retained Medical Advisor (biography click here)

Delicious is the only word that comes to mind when describing these bars. No bake and so easy to make. They are the perfect snack to keep your muscles in anabolic (“growth”) mode and your energy levels on an even keel. Since the bars are relatively high in healthy fat, they make a great daytime snack that can be consumed two or more hours before or after training. For those ultra athletes, these bars may be tolerated during your event, but give them a preliminary try during training to assess performance effects. No matter when you choose to indulge in a Klean Krispy bar, be sure to accompany them with water, seltzer or tea to keep your hydration up to par.

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