My love for Lotus biscoff is endless, I could easily finish a whole jar in one setting with no shame if I wanted to however, I'm well aware that this does no good to my fitness.
Gladly found a way to incorporate spreads (other than sugar free peanut butter) without exceeding my caloric intake, I also recommend the same to my clients!
I Usually stick to the one tablespoon rule:
A tablespoon of a typical spread at 15 grams has an approximate 88-95 100 calories.
A 100 calorie count of your daily calorie needs allows for flexibility
It teaches you how not to deprive yourself of your favorite foods.
Balance not deprivation, unless you know you'll finish the jar on that day.
For example, 1 tablespoon of Lotus biscoff has 88 calories, 8 grams of carbs and 5 grams of sugar which is not bad at all.
For breakfast I decided to have a protein shake where I use my favorite BPI Sports hydrolyzed whey in brownie flavor(1 scoop has 24 grams of protein).The taste is AMAZING I'm telling you.
I don't usually add milk to my shakes since I'm lactose intolerant and it feels lighter anyways, sometimes I add bananas to up the amount of carbohydrates depending on how I distribute the carbohydrates for the day.
Easy peasy effortless recipe!
1 scoop of hydrolyzed whey protein (Chocolate flavor)
1 Tablespoon of Lotus biscoff
1.5 cup of water
Here's to including our favorite foods in a healthy regimen.
Filling, high in protein, great as a breakfast or even a post workout option.
But most of all, Yummy!
Bon Appetit x