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Pumped Up Only Protein Brownies

On February 28, 2014, in Recipes, by Editor

Authored and submitted by R.C., an Only Protein customer from Roanoke, Texas

Pumped Up Only Protein Brownies – Sugar Free and Healthy

1/2 cup Only Protein Chocolate Protein powder

3/4 cup oat bran

1/4 cup unsweetened of cocoa

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp or less of salt

3/4 cup egg whites

1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese or 0% plain (or vanilla is want it really sweet) Greek yogurt

1/2 cup pumpkin puree or mashed banana

1/2 cup milk of choice; I used unsweetened almond milk

Add all ingredients to large bowl, blender, or food processor and blend well. brownies

Pour into a parchment lined or greased brownie pan

Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let sit in pan another 5-10 minutes after removing to allow to cool. Then dig in to reward yourself for your patience!


Authored and contributed by R.C., an Only Protein customer from Roanake, Texas



1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 scoops Only Protein Vanilla or Chocolate protein powder

2 tablespoons peanut flour or just more protein powder

1/4 tsp saltchocolate-cake

12 drops liquid stevia or ½ tsp (approx 3-4 packets) of stevia powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, applesauce, or mashed banana (I used pumpkin)

1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)

1 whole egg or 2 egg whites; can use one flax or chia egg for vegetarian option

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons Peanut Butter Greek yogurt icing (optional; recipe below)


Combine dry ingredients and mix well; add liquid, stir, and then transfer half of the batter to a greased round, shallow dish like a ramekin.

Microwave 2 minutes and 10 seconds (may need another 20 seconds if not set). Wait for it to cool about 2 minutes, remove from dish and cook other half of batter.

Spread icing on top of first half, set other half on top and use remaining icing to cover the top.

Optional: sprinkle with cinnamon or cacao nibs with a cherry or strawberry on top. Oh, I bet sliced banana would be great too!

Greek Yogurt Protein Icing

1/3 cup plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup peanut flour, vanilla protein powder, or chocolate protein powder

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

This is fabulous on its own too!

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Only Protein’s meal-replacement formula contains the popular weight-loss catalyst Garcinia Cambogia

The airwaves and Internet are ablaze with talk of Garcinia Cambogia Extract, a naturally-occurring compound known as hydroxycitric acid (HCA) found in a fruit known as Garcinia Cambogia.  From the Dr. Oz show to prestigious medical reviews from the journal Nutrition Research and Georgetown University Medical Center, Garcinia Cambogia is being hailed as the most effective weight loss supplement on the market-and for good reason.  In addition to producing profound weight loss, Garcinia Cambogia has been shown also to reduce so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and positively regulate the body’s blood sugar levels.  Just as importantly, each study has demonstrated that use of Garcinia Cambogia comes with no adverse side effects to individuals seeking an effective weight loss supplement.

The following excerpt is from the online fitness journal

Move Over Weight Watchers, a new dietary supplement has doctors raving. Due to its almost unbelievable results, it has also created quite a frenzy among dieters. Since recently featured by the most famous Doctor in America and beloved talk show host,Garcinia Cambogia Extract is the latest buzz in weight loss and being touted as the “The Holy Grail of Weight Loss”. Doctors worldwide and millions of people are praising this so called revolutionary fat buster. - But not without controversy.

Critics say the compounds - hydroxycitric acid, or HCA (the extract from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit), cause such dramatic weight loss that it is are ripe for abuse by people who only want to lose weight for cosmetic reasons. Proponents of the nutrient claim that it has been proven by scientific studies to be effective and safe, and that banning the natural compounds would be akin to banning vitamins.
One thing people on both sides can agree on is that the controversial, new supplement drastically works. According to a new study from researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, men and women who took the Garcinia Cambogia supplement for 8 weeks lost an average of 16.5 pounds without additional diet or exercise.

Another study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that people taking Garcinia Cambogia extract lost an average of 6.7 percent of their total body weight, including 12.3 percent of their total body fat - with zero side effects. In fact, not only were there not any side effects, but people using the supplement actually experienced improved health measures across the board, including reductions in bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar.

And if all that weren’t reason enough to have desperate slimmers stocking up, researchers from the Department of Laboratory Medicine found that people taking Garcinia Cambogia extract experienced a significant decline in cravings for sweets and other foods high in carbohydrates - likely due to the nutrient’s positive effect on insulin and blood sugar counts.

Two products in the complete Only Protein system contain Garcinia Camogia: the ever-popular meal-replacement powder-available in both a 21-serving jug and on-the-go single-serving sticks-and the company’s latest addition, the all-natural fat-burner known as Meta-Therm.  When combined, these two products create a dynamic, extremely effective weight-loss system.  And when used in conjunction with Only Protein’s 100% natural protein powder-sourced from grass-fed, antibiotic-free New Zealand cattle-these supplements will ensure your body burns fat while still getting the vital protein and other nutrients needed for a healthy and active daily lifestyle.


Authored and contributed by R.C., an Only Protein customer from Roanake, Texas

Read the ingredients label on most protein powder bottles and you’re likely to see a long list of words you’ve never heard of or can even pronounce. It’s hard to find simple, pure protein powder without a lot of useless and even harmful artificial ingredients, but luckily there are a few good choices out there.

So, what’s the issue with artificial ingredients, you ask? To go into detail would require publishing a novel, but what it boils down to is that our bodies are not designed to consume artificial or synthetic ingredients. It should come as no surprise that ingredients created in a lab will put unnecessary stress on the body trying to absorb and use these chemicals however possible. What the body is unable to use may become stored within our cells and tissues which can cause serious problems as the stores increase over repeated consumption.


Only Protein’s products are truly high-performance fuel for your body!

All natural ingredients, on the other hand, allow our bodies to use what is needed and safely eliminate the excess. Sure, that chocolate-banana-peanut-butter-flavored protein powder might taste great, but how many lab-made chemicals had to be added to obtain that flavor? Too many unpronounceable and unnatural chemicals is the answer. A better bet is to use a naturally flavored protein powder like Only Protein’s vanilla or chocolate protein powder and blend with real banana and peanut butter! Besides avoiding any chemical aftertaste, you’re getting all of the beneficial nutrients by using real food for extra flavor. It’s a win-win!

Protein powder is not the only supplement where you’ll find artificial ingredients lurking-they are found in the majority of packaged products on the shelf today. Make sure to scrutinize the label on supplements before taking them so you know you are only putting quality ingredients in your body. High-quality performance requires high-quality fuel; that’s why you’ll never see dragsters filling up with 87 octane gas. If you apply the same standards for yourself, you are sure to reap the rewards of better reaching your fitness goals.

Here’s a quick checklist of ingredients I avoid when selecting a supplement:

- Artificial Flavors

- Acesulfame Potassium (a.k.a. Acesulfame K): artificial sweetener; found in most diet drinks

- Aspartame: artificial sweetener; found in most diet drinks and “low-carb” foods

- Sucralose: another artificial sweetener found in most diet drinks and “low-carb” foods; a.k.a Splenda

- Any added colors; i.e. FD&C Yellow #5

- Hydrogenated Oils: there should be no oil added to a protein powder, but “hydrogenated” is a word that makes me automatically put a product back

- Carrageenan gum: thickener; other gums like guar and xanthan do not give me problems, but carrageenan always upsets my insides

- Sugar in the form of cane juice, fructose, or any other names used for sugar

I use protein powder on a daily basis, and am very thankful that Only Protein’s protein powders are all-natural and free of the garbage I strive so hard to avoid.

In sum, artificial ingredients in supplements contain chemical compounds that were not meant for human consumption and do not occur in nature. As humans, our bodies have developed to consume the food available to us from nature, not the food produced in a lab.


Most of us enter the food-rich holiday season with the very best of intentions.  Sure, we’ll sip on a bit of bubbly, get a taste of our favorite traditional holiday foods, and maybe even indulge on Christmas day-after all, it only comes once a year!  And, to be sure, there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of that.  Unfortunately, many of us are left feeling guilty after such indulgences, and these feelings often make it seem like getting back on track with our diets is a daunting and intimidating endeavor.


Fortunately, regrouping after the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult at all-and the sooner you get back on track, the better you’ll feel as any residual guilt fades away and your body responds to returning to its routine of healthy eating and exercise.  The Cederquist Medical Wellness Center (CMWC) recently published a list of four easy ways to get your diet back on track for the new year and leave behind the guilt and calories that can come with Christmas.  Perhaps the most important of the Cederquist Center’s recommendations is to revisit and revise your goals.  As the CMWC article states, “If you’ve overindulged, then that can make your goals seem very out of reach.  But don’t be afraid to revise them, and make them something you can achieve.  Success will bolster you onward.”

To read the complete list of suggestions published by the Cederquiest Medical Wellness Center, visit the following URL:



Only Protein’s devoted customers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life.  One of our newest customers, a new father named R.C. from Roanake, Texas, was kind enough to take the time to record a testimonial to share with others the reasons why he considers Only Protein the best protein powder he’s ever used:

R.C.’s testimonial about his success with Only Protein

Thanks, R.C., for sharing your thoughts with us and the Only Protein user community!  We’re pleased you’re enjoying our products and are confident they’ll continue to help you reach your health and fitness goals!



A significant portion of Only Protein’s customer demographic is made up of women-and, unsurprisingly, a large chunk of our female customers are also stay-at-home mothers.  Needless to say, being a stay-at-home mom presents its share of challenges, from handling the grocery shopping and keeping the household in order to tending to children and whisking them to and from after-school activities.  It’s not surprising, therefore, that many moms feel as though they must forego pursuit of their fitness goals, especially since a baby-sitter would be required to sneak away for a workout at the gym.

Moms shouldn’t have to sacrifice “me-time,” particularly when it’s devoted to health and fitness-and now, thanks to, there’s a quick and easy 10-minute workout routine you can perform entirely at home, without the need for specialized equipment!  As part of its Fit Generation initiative, has published a detailed 10-minute fitness routine-complete with illustrated instructions for each exercise-designed to help today’s busy moms attain their fitness goals regardless of how hectic their day-to-day lives have become.

With eight high-intensity exercises, including chair squats and oblique crunches,’s 10-minute routine targets the chest, arms, legs, and abdominals, ensuring busy moms get the most out of their workouts.  For moms seeking an even more intense experience, has customized 20- and 30-minute programs, including cardio routines, as well.  To view the complete 10-minute workout for moms on the go, visit the following URL:


Only Protein is proud to announce the launch of the company’s new, high-energy fat-burning supplement, Meta-Therm.  Like every product produced by Only Protein, Meta-Therm is completely natural and contains absolutely no artificial ingredients.  Moreover, Meta-Therm is the perfect complement to the complete Only Protein nutritional program, which includes the company’s all-natural whey protein and meal-replacement products.

Meta-Therm features a proprietary ThermoBurn-XT complex and ThermoBlend blend that combine to shred unwanted body fat and melt away excess pounds and inches.  Additionally, the product’s Metabolic Support blend sends your body’s metabolism into overdrive, thus helping to burn calories throughout the day and targeting stores of body fat for energy, producing quick, noticeable results within the first week of use.


Meta-Therm, Only Protein’s 100% natural fat-burning supplement

Meta-Therm also contains vitamin B-12 to keep you feeling energized throughout the day, as well as an appetite-suppressing blend of L-Carnitine, green coffee bean extract, and green tea leaf extract.  When combined with the appetite-suppressing complex of Only Protein’s meal-replacement product, Meta-Therm ensures you feel full and satisfied all day long, all while your body burns calories and zaps body fat.

Other ingredients in Only Protein’s Meta-Therm product include White Willow Bark, Garcinia Fruit Extract, Cayenne pepper, and ginger root.  A complete breakdown of these ingredients and their roles in helping you reach your weight-loss goals may be found on the following page of the Only Protein website:

Each bottle of Meta-Therm contains 60 capsules, and the product is manufactured to be taken twice each day.  Each capsule of Meta-Therm contains 100 mg of caffeine, which is equivalent to one 8-ounce cup of coffee.  In part because of its caffeine content, Only Protein recommends both capsules be taken in the morning with food.  Additionally, women who are pregnant should not take Meta-Therm.

As part of the product’s launch, Meta-Therm is being offered through the Only Protein online store for $49.99—and, with another current promotion, shipping for Meta-Therm is free.  Additionally, Only Protein is offering a holiday special of four bottles of Meta-Therm for just $125—a savings of $74.96 (37%) off of the company’s everyday prices.

“I’m extremely proud of the formula we’ve developed for Meta-Therm,” says Mike Rino, Only Protein’s Vice President of Product Development.  “We’re confident our customers will see quick, quality results when using Meta-Therm.  I’m excited to receive feedback from our customers who have seen what Meta-Therm can do.”






Check out this awesome Only Protein testimonial! This awesome participant accepted the challenge of using Only Protein four times per day in an effort to lose weight. In just THREE days he lost four pounds!

He also opted to work out and stay healthy by eating intermittently along with his Only Protein shakes. He notes that his energy is improved and that he also feels better all around—in just 72 hours! Watch the video below for more details!


When choosing a protein powder, there’s a variety of words thrown around to appeal to consumers. Some words are used without providing any benefit, and actually can be used to sell consumers on choosing a cheaper alternative to whey protein, including “soy protein” and “dry-matter.” In order to make sure you’re buying only the best, it’s important to look for a protein powder that is gluten free, GMO free, antibiotic/hormone free, and is easy to digest. If other protein powders don’t say they’re 100 percent all natural, it’s most likely because they’re not. Only Protein takes pride in being a superior protein powder on the market, being 100% organic and all natural. Here are some key reasons why Only Protein is a premium protein powder—and why ingredients matter.

Gluten Free:

Gluten is a protein complex found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale that are difficult for humans to digest completely and can make some people very sick. As many individuals aim to add at least one serving size of protein powder per active day, many people can suffer from gluten overload if gluten is an ingredient added to protein powder. Unpleasant symptoms can include: stomach pains, bloating, heartburn, joint pains, headaches, fatigue and insomnia just to name some of the most common. With Only Protein being gluten-free, consumers don’t have to worry about having side effects due to ingesting too much gluten before or after a workout.

No GMOs:

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs for short, are organisms whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. There are a variety of controversies surrounding GMOs including if protein powders produced with them is safe and if they should be labeled accordingly. Only Protein contains zero genetically modified organisms and is 100 percent natural.

Antibiotic & Hormone Free:

Since whey protein comes from cows and healthy cows are required to produce milk, many companies treat their cows with antibiotics and hormones that in return, gets passed through the milk into your protein powder. Sadly, 22% of dairy cows are given antibiotics or hormones to increase milk production needed for protein powder. There are a variety of health concerns relating to consuming protein powder that has been treated with antibiotics and hormones, including building up a medication tolerance to prescriptions such as penicillin and amoxicillin. By choosing antibiotic and hormone free Only Protein, you don’t run the risk of drinking medicines and hormones that you’re unaware of, or building up a tolerance to prescriptions you may need down the line.

Only Protein contains no harmful ingredients, including: soy, pesticides, sucralose, chemical additives, MSG, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives. When you buy Only Protein, you’re receiving only the healthiest ingredients on the market. All whey used comes from 100 percent grass fed cattle on an all-natural livestock diet and contains 19 grams of protein per serving. There are vitamins and minerals are added in daily-recommended amounts and cellulose free fiber.

In adding Only Protein to support your active body’s protein needs, you can rest assured that only the best, highest-quality ingredients are included—and nothing else.