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  1. Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Shake


    My favorite go to recipe for indulging while trying to gain lean mass is my "Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Shake". If you like peanut butter, you will love this recipe. First off, go out right now and buy a couple pounds of bananas...the riper the better. Go on now...I will wait. Alright, now peel said bananas. Chop these delicious yellow fruits into sixths or eighths(you will discover what works best for you after your first shake) and throw them into a FREEZER ziploc bag(Freezer is important to prevent alot of freezer burn and losing flavor). Set them in the freezer and in a few hours you will have the makings of an amazing protein shake staple. Alright. The next staple in your new protein arsenal is coffee ice cubes...that is right...ice cubes made from coffee..not just any coffee however...try to make a double strength batch of coffee as it will lose some flavor from sitting in the freezer for extended periods. These things taste great in most basic protein shakes while keeping them chilled! As they melt they add more flavor and I have discovered if I want just a normal protein shake with dairy to take to the gym for after working out...I plop 4-6 of theses guys in and by the time I am done they will have mostly melted, the shake is still ice cold, and the shake now has a frappucino like flavor. Alright...on to the actual recipes mentioned above.


    "Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Shake"

    1 Medium(7-8") Sized Frozen Banana(Cut up into "Cubes")
    2 scoops Chocolate protein
    3 Tbsp Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
    2 1/2 cup 2% Milk
    3-5 ice cubes
    1/2 cup dry oats

    The key to a thick milkshake consistency is: 1. A good blender(like the ninja drink blender) and 2. Turning the frozen bananas into "dust" before adding other ingredients. First throw your bananas in and blend them until they are as mentioned above, a "powder" like consistency.(This helps ensure an even freezing of the milk and solidification of the fats....much like how an ice cream maker works) Throw in the ice cubes, peanut butter, protein powder, dry oats and add half of your milk on top. Pulse the blender or turn on for 5-7 seconds. Then add the rest of your milk and blend away. The end result should be a shake like consistency, usually if done right it has a thick consistency like softened ice cream. It is delicous and creamy and perfect for anyone looking to add in some extra protein and calories to supplement their hard work in the gym.

    The Nutritional information is Impressive in many aspects-

    Cal- 1190(Each pound of muscle is made up of 3500 calories...this puts a big dent in that caloric need)

    Carb-102g with 10g Fiber(This recipe covers the whole range of carbohydrates with alot of complex carbs for sustained energy, assistance in shuttling of nutrients to the muscle via simple carbs, and 1/4 of the recommended intake of fiber which helps keep your digestive track working properly and provides a feeling of fullness)

    Fat-44.5 g Fat with 30 g of Unsaturated Fats(I put the grams of unsaturated as some look at the fat content and shudder. Not all fats are bad, Unsaturated fats are in fat good for you, I said it, Fat can be good! The majority of the fat content is unsaturated which should put some at ease. Fat also has the highest caloric value of the macro nutrients, maintains a feeling of fullness, and makes things taste just oh-so-good)

    Pro- 81g(It is argued that 1lb of muscle is 70% water and consist of 100-150 grams of protein. Again, huge dent in the needs of gaining muscle)

    This is the best recipe because it has been broken down, tested, explained, is something I look forward to consuming, is a great meal replacement shake, perfect for after a hard workout, amazing taste, thick ice cream like consistency, and it is hard to not gaining mass when you start drinking this! Anyone who has tasted it, always asks for the recipe, and is amazed that it is a protein shake! I posted the ingredients in the order that provides the best results and typically the least sticking of protein and PB to the sides of the blender(although small amounts is inevitable). This recipe makes one deliciously large shake! It will satisfy a sweet tooth while making lean gains an absolute(unlike most sweets which give you bigger waist gains) Also this recipe is versatile. Things can be tweaked very easily, need more protein and calories without the fat? Add a cup of Plain Greek Yogurt. It nets you an additional 130 calories, 0g fat, 23g protein, and just 11g carbs. Add some honey or use 1 1/2 frozen banana for some extra carbs. The sky is the limit with this recipe! This recipe is phenomenal on it's own and I stick with this basic recipe as my go to shake! I find that I like to drink it after hard workouts 2-3x/week, although I would be lying if I said I wouldn't mind cosuming it for every meal! I don't eat for at least 2 hours before working out so this fills me up and provides me everything I need after my workouts. A friend of mine asked for the recipe and loved to drink it first thing in the morning for breakfast, needless to say he saw some quick gains.

    This post for a recipe has turned into somewhat of a science lesson, but I love educating others, if this bored you, just try the recipe and skip the rest. If you want to gain some knowledge, I believe I left some good information for you above.

    PS- Digestive enzymes are something to be considered when consuming large shakes like this. Especially hard gainers, most of you struggle to gain weight due to your body not being able to fully or properly digest nutrients. Adding this shake to your diet without the ability to digest it is like handing someone a dollar and hoping they give you back a return("A $10 would be nice")...not gonna happen. Help your body digest and process, and then add this shake, you will not believe what gains you can achieve, plus the enzymes help hard gainers slow their metabolism down somewhat as the body doesn't have to try so hard and burn calories trying to digest!Name:  2013-03-27_20-30-42_563-2.jpg
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  2. How long have you been using protein supplements? I have been using protein supplements for over 28 years.Current fitness goals: I want increase lean muscle mass while decreasing excess fat deposits around my waste line.Training Style: My training style is moderate to aggressive depending on current fitness goals. Mostly cardio and weightlifting.Nutrition Style: I eat based upon my current goals and needs such as carb cycling when needed.Are you over 18 years of age as of 3-15-13? Yes or No - Yes I am over 18 years old.Will you be able to produce a detailed log (WITH a daily video or image) for each of the four (4) servings we will provide? Yes or No - Yes.Are you able to start ASAP? Yes or No - Yes.Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube? If so, which ones? I am on all of the four mentioned social medias.Are you on any prescription medications? Yes or No - No prescription drugsDo you have any preexisting medical conditions? Yes or No - I have no preexisting medical conditions.
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    Congrats again everyone. Spreading Reps to all those who posted in here.
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  4. Really looking forward to testing the new product! Anywhere we can get more information on the protein, or will that information be in the follow up email?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
    Really looking forward to testing the new product! Anywhere we can get more information on the protein, or will that information be in the follow up email?

    Thanks
    I posted the same ? above. i would like to know the macronutrient/caloric breakdown so i can track it on my calorie counter program.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by tsweezy View Post
    My favorite go to recipe for indulging while trying to gain lean mass is my "Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Shake". If you like peanut butter, you will love this recipe. First off, go out right now and buy a couple pounds of bananas...the riper the better. Go on now...I will wait. Alright, now peel said bananas. Chop these delicious yellow fruits into sixths or eighths(you will discover what works best for you after your first shake) and throw them into a FREEZER ziploc bag(Freezer is important to prevent alot of freezer burn and losing flavor). Set them in the freezer and in a few hours you will have the makings of an amazing protein shake staple. Alright. The next staple in your new protein arsenal is coffee ice cubes...that is right...ice cubes made from coffee..not just any coffee however...try to make a double strength batch of coffee as it will lose some flavor from sitting in the freezer for extended periods. These things taste great in most basic protein shakes while keeping them chilled! As they melt they add more flavor and I have discovered if I want just a normal protein shake with dairy to take to the gym for after working out...I plop 4-6 of theses guys in and by the time I am done they will have mostly melted, the shake is still ice cold, and the shake now has a frappucino like flavor. Alright...on to the actual recipes mentioned above.


    "Hot Fudge Peanut Butter Shake"

    1 Medium(7-8") Sized Frozen Banana(Cut up into "Cubes")
    2 scoops Chocolate protein
    3 Tbsp Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
    2 1/2 cup 2% Milk
    3-5 ice cubes
    1/2 cup dry oats

    The key to a thick milkshake consistency is: 1. A good blender(like the ninja drink blender) and 2. Turning the frozen bananas into "dust" before adding other ingredients. First throw your bananas in and blend them until they are as mentioned above, a "powder" like consistency.(This helps ensure an even freezing of the milk and solidification of the fats....much like how an ice cream maker works) Throw in the ice cubes, peanut butter, protein powder, dry oats and add half of your milk on top. Pulse the blender or turn on for 5-7 seconds. Then add the rest of your milk and blend away. The end result should be a shake like consistency, usually if done right it has a thick consistency like softened ice cream. It is delicous and creamy and perfect for anyone looking to add in some extra protein and calories to supplement their hard work in the gym.

    The Nutritional information is Impressive in many aspects-

    Cal- 1190(Each pound of muscle is made up of 3500 calories...this puts a big dent in that caloric need)

    Carb-102g with 10g Fiber(This recipe covers the whole range of carbohydrates with alot of complex carbs for sustained energy, assistance in shuttling of nutrients to the muscle via simple carbs, and 1/4 of the recommended intake of fiber which helps keep your digestive track working properly and provides a feeling of fullness)

    Fat-44.5 g Fat with 30 g of Unsaturated Fats(I put the grams of unsaturated as some look at the fat content and shudder. Not all fats are bad, Unsaturated fats are in fat good for you, I said it, Fat can be good! The majority of the fat content is unsaturated which should put some at ease. Fat also has the highest caloric value of the macro nutrients, maintains a feeling of fullness, and makes things taste just oh-so-good)

    Pro- 81g(It is argued that 1lb of muscle is 70% water and consist of 100-150 grams of protein. Again, huge dent in the needs of gaining muscle)

    This is the best recipe because it has been broken down, tested, explained, is something I look forward to consuming, is a great meal replacement shake, perfect for after a hard workout, amazing taste, thick ice cream like consistency, and it is hard to not gaining mass when you start drinking this! Anyone who has tasted it, always asks for the recipe, and is amazed that it is a protein shake! I posted the ingredients in the order that provides the best results and typically the least sticking of protein and PB to the sides of the blender(although small amounts is inevitable). This recipe makes one deliciously large shake! It will satisfy a sweet tooth while making lean gains an absolute(unlike most sweets which give you bigger waist gains) Also this recipe is versatile. Things can be tweaked very easily, need more protein and calories without the fat? Add a cup of Plain Greek Yogurt. It nets you an additional 130 calories, 0g fat, 23g protein, and just 11g carbs. Add some honey or use 1 1/2 frozen banana for some extra carbs. The sky is the limit with this recipe! This recipe is phenomenal on it's own and I stick with this basic recipe as my go to shake! I find that I like to drink it after hard workouts 2-3x/week, although I would be lying if I said I wouldn't mind cosuming it for every meal! I don't eat for at least 2 hours before working out so this fills me up and provides me everything I need after my workouts. A friend of mine asked for the recipe and loved to drink it first thing in the morning for breakfast, needless to say he saw some quick gains.

    This post for a recipe has turned into somewhat of a science lesson, but I love educating others, if this bored you, just try the recipe and skip the rest. If you want to gain some knowledge, I believe I left some good information for you above.

    PS- Digestive enzymes are something to be considered when consuming large shakes like this. Especially hard gainers, most of you struggle to gain weight due to your body not being able to fully or properly digest nutrients. Adding this shake to your diet without the ability to digest it is like handing someone a dollar and hoping they give you back a return("A $10 would be nice")...not gonna happen. Help your body digest and process, and then add this shake, you will not believe what gains you can achieve, plus the enzymes help hard gainers slow their metabolism down somewhat as the body doesn't have to try so hard and burn calories trying to digest!Name:  2013-03-27_20-30-42_563-2.jpg
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    trying this out tonight!

  7. Hey has anyone received a follow up email? I sent my email response to usplabs and haven't heard back yet. Just curious

  8. Quote Originally Posted by im4rheal View Post
    Hey has anyone received a follow up email? I sent my email response to usplabs and haven't heard back yet. Just curious
    I think we're still in the process of getting through them all. Between AM and the home board we have a ridiculous amount of testers.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by classic34 View Post
    I think we're still in the process of getting through them all. Between AM and the home board we have a ridiculous amount of testers.
    Thanks for the response. I wanted to make sure they weren't getting sent to my spam folder! ��

  10. Quote Originally Posted by im4rheal View Post
    Hey has anyone received a follow up email? I sent my email response to usplabs and haven't heard back yet. Just curious
    I got mine last night

  11. I was wondering the same thing
    "Never let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours!"
    "I can accept failure, I cannot accept not trying."

  12. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post
    I posted the same ? above. i would like to know the macronutrient/caloric breakdown so i can track it on my calorie counter program.
    I was wondering more about the type of protein, manufacturing process, etc.

    And I haven't gotten an email yet either, just an fyi to the other post above. I'm sure we'll get something soon if they're starting to trickle out there.

  13. I wonder if we are aloud to take anything else while logging this protein..waiting on an email but want to buy my supps paydayyy

  14. Quote Originally Posted by determinator View Post
    I wonder if we are aloud to take anything else while logging this protein..waiting on an email but want to buy my supps paydayyy
    Damn i hope we are i was planning a big ole stack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkgreene88 View Post
    I got mine last night
    i sent an email and also FAX's my information to HQ and got nothing back.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by The Solution View Post

    i sent an email and also FAX's my information to HQ and got nothing back.
    I'll see if I can get some answers.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  17. If you have been selected, rest assured that you're on board and will be good to go!

    There are a ton of beta testers and everything is being processed. You will be hearing from USPlabs. Again, if you were selected, you're on board. Thank you all for your patience.
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    If you have been selected, rest assured that you're on board and will be good to go!

    There are a ton of beta testers and everything is being processed. You will be hearing from USPlabs. Again, if you were selected, you're on board. Thank you all for your patience.
    About close to 100 testers between both boards ya?
    Let me know if anything is up. I did email the information to the email address on here, and Casey had a FAX/PDF attachement to fill out on the USP Boards which i did send in (on Thursday)
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  19. Congrats to all of the testers

  20. Any chance you guys are still looking for another tester? I figure I'm too late, but it doesn't hurt to put up an app :

    How long have you been using protein supplements? Since 2006, so about 7 years.
    Current fitness goals: Gain muscle while also staying relatively lean.
    Training Style: Run 7 days/week, then go to the gym afterwards and train Back/Biceps on Mon., Chest./Tri. on Wed., and then back to Back/Bi. on Friday with leg exercises (but not too many since I like to run!).
    Nutrition Style: I try to eat very little sugar and as much protein as I can. I'm not really worried about analyzing every little calorie since the running seems to keep me from getting too fat!
    Are you over 18 years of age as of 3-15-13? Yes or No.
    Will you be able to produce a detailed log (WITH a daily video or image) for each of the four (4) servings we will provide? Yes or No
    Are you able to start ASAP? Yes or No
    Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube? If so, which ones? Facebook.
    Are you on any prescription medications? Yes or No
    Do you have any preexisting medical conditions? Yes or No

  21. Quote Originally Posted by SpicedCider View Post
    Any chance you guys are still looking for another tester? I figure I'm too late, but it doesn't hurt to put up an app :

    How long have you been using protein supplements? Since 2006, so about 7 years.
    Current fitness goals: Gain muscle while also staying relatively lean.
    Training Style: Run 7 days/week, then go to the gym afterwards and train Back/Biceps on Mon., Chest./Tri. on Wed., and then back to Back/Bi. on Friday with leg exercises (but not too many since I like to run!).
    Nutrition Style: I try to eat very little sugar and as much protein as I can. I'm not really worried about analyzing every little calorie since the running seems to keep me from getting too fat!
    Are you over 18 years of age as of 3-15-13? Yes or No.
    Will you be able to produce a detailed log (WITH a daily video or image) for each of the four (4) servings we will provide? Yes or No
    Are you able to start ASAP? Yes or No
    Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube? If so, which ones? Facebook.
    Are you on any prescription medications? Yes or No
    Do you have any preexisting medical conditions? Yes or No
    First round of testers were selected.. There is another round to be selected soon.. So the answer is yes tester apps are still welcome

  22. Quote Originally Posted by hawaiianhulk View Post

    First round of testers were selected.. There is another round to be selected soon.. So the answer is yes tester apps are still welcome
    Correct! Keep the apps rolling in
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Correct! Keep the apps rolling in
    USP Labs knows how to treat their consumers. Just sayin'! True class acts
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  24. Give me a chance

    How long have you been using protein supplements?

    -I have been using protein supplements since 1997 and have tried every single one. Including raw eggs.

    Current fitness goals:
    - just came off a bulk and started to cut up. But can switch to what ever usp labs wants.

    Training Style:
    - circuit heavy weights

    Nutrition Style:
    - random

    Are you over 18 years of age as of 3-15-13?

    -Yes 29years old

    Will you be able to produce a detailed log (WITH a daily video or image) for each of the four (4) servings we will provide?

    -yes to daily log i could even include work outs and meals and sleep, mostly picture and a few vedios.

    Are you able to start ASAP? Yes

    Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube? If so, which ones?
    - I'm on Instagram (you_looking_at_the_future)

    Are you on any prescription medications? Yes (testoterone cream 112.5 daily and Arimadex 1mg every other day)

    Do you have any preexisting medical conditions? Yes ( hypogonadism )

    Post your favorite protein recipe (shake, baking, cooking, pre-training cocktail, etc...).

    First thing in the am I have a (vanilla splash) which is BSN Syntha6 vanilla ice cream protein powder 1 scoop, plus 6 oz of silk vanilla soy milk, and one tablespoon of vanilla extract.

    The reason I use soy is because its a medium digesting protein and helps increase muscle. Don't be leave the estrogen BS.

    Vanilla extract reason antioxidant benefits, removes free radical damage due to smoking, environmental toxins and excessive sunlight

    information -
    Recipe name (vanilla splash)

    Preparation and instructions
    Put all ingredient in a shaker cup and shake.

    Nutritional information
    Cal 277
    Cal from fat 72.5
    Total fat 8.62g
    Sat fat 2.37g
    Trans fat 0
    Cholesterol 60mg
    Mono sat 1g
    Sodium 235mg
    Total carbs 20.5g
    Potassium 445mg
    Dietary fiber 6g
    Protein 26.5g
    Calcium 48.75%
    Phosphorus 21%
    Magnesium 11.5%
    Vit A 10%
    Vit D 30%
    Folate 10%
    Iron 6%
    Riboflavin 25%
    Vit b12 50%
    Sugar 8g


    When do you eat it

    Soon as I wake.

    Why is your recipe the best out there?

    Lol because I made it, just kidding its good because it covers taste, enough nutrients and protein that won't make you feel full and allow you to workout hard and not pass out.


    Sip During workout ( watermelon blast)

    Cellular c4 extreme watermelon ( half scoop), usp labs BCAA watermelon. Nutraplanet creatine mono hydrate.

    Nutritional information
    Vat C 125mg
    Niacin 15mg
    Folate 125 mg
    Vat b12 17.5mg
    Beta Alanine 750mg
    Creatine nitrate 500mg
    Creatine mono hydrate 5g
    Arginine akg 500mg
    Cellucor c4 Explosive energy blend 359mg
    Sodium 120mg
    Potassium 100mg
    Usp lab BCAA proprietary blend 15g
    Electrolyte blend 703mg

    It's the best because it provides a steady flow of BCAA and energy during the workout.
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