Are you ready to prove yourself? You’ve got four weeks to build a stronger, fitter you!
We teamed up with Optimum Nutrition to help you level up your fitness—and your fuel—with fun challenges and protein-packed recipes. Here, you’ll find easy-to-make (and delicious!) snacks, developed by The Vitamin Shoppe nutritionist Brittany Michels, that will help you sweat hard and get results.
Made with Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Bliss Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate, this high-protein granola packs flavors like chocolate, banana, and pecan.
- 2 medium bananas
- 1 ½ scoops Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Bliss Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup dried unsweetened tart cherries
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Blend banana, protein powder, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Spread the mixture into a single layer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake on low (around 115 degrees) for 45 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Protein Date Bars
Made with Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Bliss Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate, these sweet, chewy bars provide protein, healthy fats, and fiber from ingredients like shredded coconut, almonds, and pumpkin seed butter.
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup almonds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Chocolate Bliss Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate
- 8 medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup raw pumpkin seed butter
- ½ tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until dough forms. Transfer onto wax paper and press into an inch-tall rectangle. Chill in the freezer for five to 10 minutes. Remove and cut into eight squares. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Protein ACAI Bowl
Whip up this acai bowl with your favorite Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate, top it with your favorite fruits, and dive in!
- 1 3.5 oz acai packet, frozen
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ avocado
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Isolate
- 2 Tbsp toasted slivered almonds
- 2 strawberries, sliced
Blend acai, banana, almond milk, avocado, and protein. Pour into a bowl. Decorate as desired and dig in!
Check out all four weeks of challenges, and post your fitness progress and homemade snacks using #ProvingIt! We might just feature you on our Instagram page.