Ask And You Shall Receive…plus a Protein Pod #Giveaway

Mandie's Protein Pods

Not too long ago, I expressed my deep emotional love for butter. I’m not sure what it is about it that I love so much…it’s buttery color, it’s buttery richness, it’s buttery texture, it’s buttery flavor. Heck, it’s just BUTTER. What could be better?

Since going gluten free, however, finding stuff to pat my butter on gets harder and harder. So hard, in fact, I opened the question up to Social Media and was inundated with solutions. This one, however, intrigued me.

Mandie Cole, over at Mandie Cole’s Ageless Fitness, puts together her own little recipe and product that she calls “Protein Pods”. Not only are they super easy to prepare, but they are delicious and GLUTEN FREE! Plus, they are full of protein, high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber and Vitamin E, and they are LOW CARB, which is crucial for me right now in my effort to fuel my runs in a state of ketosis. Here are the ingredients: Almond meal, low-sugar protein powder, hemp hearts, chia seeds, flax seeds, flax seed meal, unsweetened coconut flakes (measured to precise quantities to ensure a consistently delicious result).

But you know what the best thing is? You can SLATHER THEM IN BUTTER. I can’t tell you how happy this made me! Mandie was ever so kind to share a sample with me. And I can do nothing but brag about them.

Mandie's Protein Pods

Mandie’s Protein Pods


Here’s what you get. Two super cute pods of a pre-mixed protein loaded “muffin” dough. You make it in a coffee mug! It’s very similar to a mug muffin. Each pod is one serving, although I spread it out and ate it throughout the day. I had to hide it from my husband however, because he kept helping himself to my protein pod. Now, you KNOW it has to be good, if my husband likes it. Take it from me! Typically, he turns his nose up at anything Gluten Free. But he enjoyed these immensely!

If you have never made a mug muffin before, it is really simple to do. Mix all your wet ingredients in a microwavable mug and whisk with a fork. Then add in your dry ingredients. Mix well, and microwave as specified.

Microwaved Protein Pod

Microwaved Protein Pod

I used a wider, deeper mug to get a larger, flatter surface to so that my butter could actually gather in puddles if possible.



When it was done, I was so impatient, I clawed it out of the mug. You might want to put a little spray on the bottom of yours to keep it from sticking. But I turned it out onto a paper plate. So CUTE and simple!

The taste? Slightly sweet, slightly coconutty, slightly chewy, but mostly amazing. You could even put some almond butter and fresh fruit on it for a real treat. Or imagine…slicing it in half lengthwise and filling with bacon and eggs. OK…now I’m getting excited. I must order more of these!

Want more information on Mandie’s Protein Pods? You can learn more and order them at her website. She is also on Twitter and Facebook and is always around to answer your questions. And she was kind enough to allow me to run a giveaway so you can try your OWN protein pods! Want in?

Enter this rafflecoptor giveaway and PLEASE be sure to like Mandie on Facebook and Twitter!

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Thanks so much and GOOD LUCK!

16 Responses to Ask And You Shall Receive…plus a Protein Pod #Giveaway

  1. Jenne L says:

    Oh this is terrible, but if I was ever to have one its a hot cinnamon roll!

  2. Lindsay M. says:

    This looks delicious! I make whey protein pancakes that I put almond butter on.

  3. David Burns says:

    Would like to try these

  4. cake918 says:

    English muffins. I love those things!!

  5. bread – ironically I don’t eat dairy or gluten anymore! I do love me my almond and peanut butters so that would go well on these!! Thank you!

  6. I actually like putting it in protien bars

  7. Sara says:

    Wow these look interesting! Yet, Good! Would love to try this – thanks for this.

  8. Great giveaway – would love to try these! And I think butter on veggies is the best. Very nice to meet you this weekend.

  9. Kelsey says:

    ROLLS fresh from the oven!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Laurel C says:

    Bagels, toast, anything!

  11. I like to slather your butter on everything?

  12. Elle says:

    I make mike cakes too and protein pancakes. No gluten for me!

  13. I like it on hot toast! 🙂

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