Friday Favorites: 11/21/14

Whew. Friday. Yes!!

I have to work this weekend but looking forward to movie night tonight, grocery store shopping to stock up for Thanksgiving dinner and snuggling in front of the fire.

Here are my favs from this week. .. feel free to play along in the comments or by linking up!


#1. RunEatRepeat IG account  –> OMG hilarious-ness.



And are we friends on Instagram?? Smile 

#2. The newest Advo product. 


White Chocolate Peppermint Meal Replacement Shake. I know, right? Drool.

#3. Spark!!


I have been drinking spark on a regular basis for 6+ months now and I LOVE it. I couldn’t imagine my day without it. I start pretty much every day with one. I will drink a second one in the afternoon at work sometimes if I need some extra energy to get through my afternoon or to help avoid all the treats in the break room.


I will otherwise have a second one before/during/after my workouts. Usually with teaching bodypump after work, I mix up a full blender bottle (24 ounces) and drink about 1/3 before my workout, 1/3 while teaching and the last 1/3 afterwards. It gives me the perfect amount of energy and hydration to get through my afternoon, teach and get home! 

#4. Les Mills Good Protein Energy Balls.


OMG love. Like so so so good. The chocolate ones are like a chocolate dream and the vanilla has a great flavor and pairs so great with the peanut butter. I have been eating them for breakfast and afternoon snacks. Delicious. Super glad I made a double batch last weekend. Winking smile 


And the wonderful people at Les Mills have offered an amazing giveaway. One lucky R4C reader will win two pouches (1 of each flavor) of LES MILLS™ Good Protein, valued at $140 USD! 

Awesome, right?

**Just leave a comment below telling me how you would use this amazing protein powder. To fuel before a workout? Energy balls? Saturday morning protein pancakes? 

The contest closes at midnight on November 25, 2014 and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!

If you don’t want to wait to see if you’ve won the giveaway, you can buy Les Mills Good Protein here. For more nutritional information and resources, check out this page.

Linking up with Heather and Claire this week!

Have a great weekend! What are you up to??

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42 Responses to Friday Favorites: 11/21/14

  1. Everyone is taking about the Advocare bars – I think I must try them. Especially with all the yummy holiday flavors they are announcing. Happy Friday and thanks for the linkup!
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  2. Happy Friday! Spark was on my list too! 🙂 I would use that protein powder for smoothies and pancakes! Enjoy movie night and stocking up for Thanksgiving!!
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  3. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Ooohhh, I recently made pancake cookies so maybe I’d throw a little protein powder in those for a healthy kick 🙂

  4. Mmmm the new MRS looks tasty! I would use the protein powder in my morning oatmeal to give it some extra UMPH!
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  5. Kendra

    I’d blend it with ice and almond milk post workout. Maybe throw a handful of spinach in there for some greens:)

  6. Jackie

    I love adding protein to my morning oatmeal!

  7. Brenda

    I can’t wait to try my new MRS. I usually just make a shake with my protein, but you have peaked my interest. I’m think I’d like to try making those yummy sounding protein balls for a post-workout treat or perhaps try the pancake for a special breakfast treat! Thanks for the ideas!

  8. I think I need to talk to Becky and restock my Spark 🙂 Love those energy balls!
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  9. Amy C

    I would make protein bars!

  10. I’ve never used Advocare, but that peppermint flavor sounds awesome! I saw something gingerbread recently too – yum!
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  11. Amy

    I would have to use this protein powder for those energy balls!

  12. Mallory

    I’d add it to pancakes or smoothies. I’d also love to make those protein balls. They look amazing!

  13. Yummm protein! I would make pancakes for sure. I also realized we weren’t IG friends yet. Have a great weekend!
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  14. Kristin

    Would love to try this product.

    I would use for a few things – before workouts, energy bars for an afternoon pick-me-up and in my sunday morning pancakes!

  15. Happy Friday! I need to get around to trying Spark one of these days! As for the protein powder – I would totally make those energy balls!! What a perfect snack!
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  16. Those Protein balls look amazing! And pretty sure I said the same thing that you started this post with this morning, “Whew, it’s Friday.” Have a great weekend!
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  17. I would definitely make your protein energy balls recipe with the protien powder! 🙂
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  18. Hi Katie! Thanks for hosting and happy Friday. I LOVE Good Protein, but won’t enter the giveaway because Les Mills already sent me some to try. And I love the funny stuff that RER puts on Instagram too. 🙂
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  19. Can you use MRS as the protein powder? Would like to make the protein balls but that all I have on the shelf. Oh and if I won the Les Mills protein I wouldn’t have to substitute. 😉
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  20. I’ve been loving Run Eat Repeat’s IG too-hilarious!

  21. Happy Friday! Thanks for hosting the weekly link up. Enjoy the weekend! Those balls look yummy.
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  22. Amy

    Since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve had a hard time getting enough protein, do this would be perfect! I love the natural ingredients! I work 12 hour night shifts, so I think I would make your energy balls as a great protein filed snack!

  23. I would love to make some protein bars out of them 🙂 Oh and the IG posts are hilarious!!!
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  24. Ha! Glad there’s another RunEatRepeat instagram fan out there. It has given me many a great laughs lately. Where does she come up with this stuff?…
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  25. Lindsey P

    Dying to try the LM protein powder! I’ve been drinking a protein shake after teaching Body Pump…otherwise by the time I pick up the little guy from child watch, get home and nurse him I’m so starving I eat all the food! Would love to substite the “good” stuff here! 🙂

  26. I just love RER posts! Her Instagram account has me laughing so hard throughout the day.
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  27. Tiz

    I would use the protein powder in pancakes to make amazing protein pancakes 😀 YUUUM!!

  28. Carolyn

    Mixed with oatmeal!

  29. I would definitely start with the energy balls! Those look great!
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  30. Myriam Bén Nsir

    I would use it to make before workout smoothies 😀

  31. Oh wow I’d love it to try with energy balls!
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  32. Jordan D.

    With the holidays coming up, I’m itching to do some protein powder baking experiments! The vanilla protein powder would be perfect in my protein gingerbread bars, and my mind is already spinning with some potential chocolate protein powder recipes. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  33. Lorie D

    I would love to try the energy balls but I would also use it in my morning smoothy to get more protein.

  34. OH MY GOODNESS. White chocolate peppermint. I can’t even.

    I think it’s cute that you included grocery shopping in your “looking forward to” list. 🙂 Is it “me time” for you like it is for me?? I always take way longer than necessary, reading labels and just browsing. Ha.
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  35. Christine

    Energy balls! I always need snacks in my bag.

  36. Leah

    I would use the protein for post-workout recovery smoothies!