Jay Robb Winners & Dairy Free Eating

by HEAB on April 9, 2009

Wow, everyone really wants to get in on the Jay Robb action!  I decided to pick three winners and send them each a sample of protein powder.  The Fudge Brownie bar went to a friend. (Thanks again Abbie!)  Drumroll please…and the randomly chosen winners are:

  1. JillyB
  2. Rebecca
  3. Julia

Congrats to the winners!  I will be sending each of you an email soon, and thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway.  I truly wish I could have sent each of you a packet of Sexy Hot Love. :)

Regarding my dairy-free ways and whey protein powder…still on the fence about this one.  Soon, I will do a more in-depth post on I why I want to cut out dairy completely, but for right now, I’m doing some self-experimentation.  Apparently, Jay Robb uses whey protein isolate in his powders, the most pure and concentrated form of whey protein available. It contains 90% or more protein and very little (if any) lactose.  So, until I run out of my economy sized tub of the stuff, I’m going to continue to use it.  However, I did just learn some exciting news…

Jay Robb is coming out with a brown rice protein powder very soon!  You do not know how excited this makes me, and I hope to do a review once the product is available. My office is also starting to stock Sun Warrior (VeggieGirl’s favorite) brown rice protein powder.  I can’t wait to compare the two products!  

Some dairy free eats I have been loving lately:

Humbecue Egg Salad

Humbecue Egg Salad

Inspired by the lovely Jenn, I combined 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 spoonful of hummus and 1 spoonful of BBQ sauce.  Delish!

Carrot sticks and raw pumpkin seed butter.  Amazing combo!

Carrot sticks and raw pumpkin seed butter. Amazing combo!

My new "yogurt". :)

My new "yogurt" :)

Yesterday, I made Sarah’s flax seed pudding.  I brought 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to a boil and then stirred in 3 TBSP of ground flax seed, 5 drops of French vanilla Stevia drops, and cinnamon.  I then let it boil for 1 to 2 minutes, poured it in a bowl, and let it cool a while before putting it in the refrigerator.  It needed to chill at least an hour, and when I took it out, it had solidified…somewhat anyway.  It was a bit runny, but topped with PB & Co’s Mighty Maple and some Cocoa Bliss, this was a total treat!   

See, dairy-free isn’t so bad. :)

Don’t forget to visit Zesty Cook for the launch of his online store today.  All proceeds from the sales of his clothing line will go to a local food bank, and he’s also offering 4 lucky readers a chance to win some products.  Go…right now! :)