Giveaway: High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars & Smoothies Made with Real Food

Betrayal.  I had honestly believed the food industry was looking out for us – for me, my family and all the other families out there. I really thought they had the consumer’s best interest in mind when they created fat-free and sugar-free products, marketing them as heart-healthy and weight-management foods. – from High Protein, No Powder

Have you been suckered into buying and eating those “healthy” protein drinks/powders and bars loaded with sugar and stuff with names that you can’t pronounce.  Yeah, me, too.  When I read the above quote in Tiffany Terczak’s (Don’t Waste the Crumbs) new e-book, High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars & Smoothies Made with Real Food, it brought back bad memories.  Betrayal.  That’s the same feeling I had a couple of years ago; it was the motivation that led me to give up processed foods, meat, and diary products*.  I’d been mislead, lied to and manipulated not only by the food industry, but by the very government oversight agencies created to protect me.  If you’re ready to kick the sugar- and chemical-laden junk that passes for “health” food but aren’t sure how to do it – you’ll want to own a copy of this book.

High Protein, No Powder is exhaustively researched, eye-opening and yet an easy-to-read textbook on whole food nutrition.  You’ll learn what foods you should avoid (including some that may surprise you) and what to eat instead.  You’ll get simple and tasty recipes for smoothies and bars that you can put together in minutes.  Tiffany shares her recipes, but more importantly, she provides the method so you can get in the kitchen and make your own healthy and delicious creations.

I love having bars like these ready to go in the refrigerator for a quick snack or a boost post-workout.  In under twenty minutes I had double batches of the Almond Coconut and Cafe Mocha bars ready to consume when I needed them.  No sugar in there, no whey or soy protein isolate.

Almond Coconut Bars An Unrefined Vegan

Cafe Mocha Bars An Unrefined Vegan

Kel and I have a smoothie every morning and sometimes I’m short on inspiration.  Tiffany’s recipes got me out of my rut and have me thinking about all kinds of combinations. Below we have protein-packed Nut Butter & Jam and creamy Chocolate Popeye. No heavy metals, no carrageenan, no scary artificial sweeteners.

Nut Butter & Jam Smoothie An Unrefined Vegan

Chocolate Popeye An Unrefined Vegan

There’s no need to rely on protein powders or bars. You CAN do it all with real food. – from High Protein, No Powder

Enter the giveaway below for a copy of High Protein, No Powder – or if you can’t wait – purchase right now.  There are two options:

  • Choose “Just A Slice” and get a PDF version of High Protein, No Powder for $8.  (How many commercial protein bars can you get for that – three, maybe?)
  • Choose “The Whole Pie” and get PDF and Kindle file versions of High Protein, No Powder, plus a 20-page mini-book called “Homemade Ingredients;”  three printables, and a one-year subscription to receive new smoothie and bar recipes (once a month) for $13.  (What’s a single bottled smoothie retail for these days?)

*High Protein, No Powder is not vegan.  It includes cheese and dairy milks.  Substitution suggestions are provided.

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of High Protein, No Powder.  Be sure to visit Don’t Waste the Crumbs for other giveaways – including one for a Magimix Food Processor!


57 thoughts on “Giveaway: High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars & Smoothies Made with Real Food

  1. babychimp91

    I tend to make my own protein bars as well with oats and nut butters, but I do add pea protein powder as well… I’d love some new recipes for post-workout refuels!

  2. greatveganexpectations

    Sounds good! I use protein shakes for the convenience, but I get my required amount of protein from soy products (usually tofu and soy yogurts), oats, quinoa, chickpeas, and far too many nuts (plus all the couple of grams here and there from vegetables add up more than people give them credit for!)… I certainly don’t struggle, but I’d love some easy whole food-based snack recipes so this e-book sounds great!

  3. tearoomdelights

    I’ve never had a protein shake. I wonder if they’re not such a big thing in the UK, I’m certainly not that aware of them although I have seen them advertised in health food shops. Are they the stocked in supermarkets in the US, or just specialist stores? Your almond coconut and cafe mocha bars look very tempting.

      1. tearoomdelights

        I don’t know about that. I think if you took some vox pops on the streets of the cities and ask people where they got their protein from you might get quite a few hopefully saying “chips?”

  4. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    My favourite way to get protein: from everything! It’s in EVERYTHING people don’t even realize how protein rich greens are! buuuuut if I had to pick my favourite more typically thought-of protein source, I would probably choose nut butters and tempeh. Both just so delicious 🙂

  5. veghotpot

    I’ve never had protein powder/ protein shakes but since beginning a proper work out routine I have started looking at how much protein I should be having etc. I have been increasing my intake of nuts, quinoa, dark greens and things like almond milk etc help. I dont really eat soya products very often though but might add some in!

  6. Trish @infinebalance

    I love this book. I need to get my hands on it. I do use protein powders — but the list of the ones I’m willing to buy and feed the family is getting smaller and smaller.

  7. biggsis

    Candy bars with vitamins thrown in. I used to love Clif bars. Now that I have reduced my sugar intake I can taste the incredible amount of sugar in them. Not necessary. Sounds like a great book!

  8. Carry Porter

    Almost all whole foods have protein (beans, nuts/seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit – yes fruit!); that’s how I get mine!

    Quick question: Do these recipes use refined sugars? I define refined sugars as including honey, agave, maple syrup, and any other highly concentrated sweetener.

  9. tinykitchenstories

    I’d love to check this book out. I use Sunwarrior raw vegan powder for my smoothies, but it would be nice to have some bars to grab when I’m hungry and don’t have time.

    And “betrayed” is such a good word! They don’t care about our health—in fact, I’m pretty sure they want us to get ill so the pharma companies can make more money off of us later on. Call me paranoid, but I don’t want to find out I’m right the hard way!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Apparently I’m the only person on the planet who hasn’t tried Sunwarrior ;-).

      Nope. You aren’t paranoid – you’re exactly right. There’s no money to be made from people who “treat” themselves with whole, nutritious foods.

  10. coconutandberries

    Beans and legumes, nuts and seeds are my favourites. I treat myself to tofu and tempeh on occasion too (I’m a poor student and they’re on the pricier side!).

  11. Rachel in Veganland

    My thoughts when it comes to most protein powders: Yikes! Scary! Though i do like a good scoop or two of hemp protein from time to time! I’m all for this approach: simple, real foods incorporated into your daily foods that offer some great sources of protein! Thanks for a great review, Annie!

  12. Robyn B | Modern Day Missu

    Years ago I had a naturopath put me on a diet that basically consisted of a bunch of protein bars and shakes. A couple of months into it I thought ‘hang on a second, this doesn’t feel right, and since then I have been so skeptical about them. Nothing beats natural and home-made I say.

    Oh, and I stopped seeing her after that too!

  13. Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs

    Thank you SO much for your super kind words Annie! Your bar and smoothie renditions look delicious, and I’m so glad you liked them. I really appreciate you sharing my book with your readers, and I hope they like it as much as we do!

  14. dontwastethecrumbs

    Thank you so much for your kind words Annie! Your pictures of the bars and smoothies are amazing, and I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Thank you again for sharing my book with your readers! I hope they enjoy it as much as we do. Have a great weekend! ~Tiffany


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