Maria’s Favorite Things #5
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MARIA’S FAVORITE THINGS #5!
As you all know I adore Jay Robb. It isn’t just because it tastes the best, it is also because there are only 5 ingredients and none of which are hidden or “code” words for sugar!
But more than that Jay and his wife Beth (who have known each other since birth!) are some of the most kind and generous people you have ever met. Jay has a very cool story. This is a photo of Jay’s home back in 1985.
From Jay “I lived in this tent and squatted on the land of a hippie commune when I arrived in San Diego in 1985. For years I called this grass hut “home” while working at in Jimbo’s Health-Food Store in Northpark. It was a peaceful way of living and I embraced the simplicity that life had to offer. The sounds of soft rain, a starry night, a cool breeze. This is one of my favorite pictures. Notice the Christmas wreath that my mom sent to me, hanging on the pole. I encourage everyone to embrace nature, spend as much time as you can outdoors, and live simply. God bless you!”
THE STORY MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT JAY ROBB…
“Health and fitness have been in my blood since I was a child. At seven years of age, I joined our local swim team and began swimming and diving competitively. When I was eight years old, I started making the connection between diet and sickness. I hated getting sick and vowed to discover why people get sick and to never be sick again. I trained hard in the pool for two hours every morning and was very active. And, yes, I had abs when I was eight.
I swam and dived competitively from age 7 to 15. Nearly living in a swimming pool, I was exposed to a lot of people in swimsuits. I began to notice that some people were lean and others were rotund. From this observation, I began to observe the diets and lifestyles of those who were lean and those who were not. I also noticed when I would get sick there was a pattern that connected food to illness (instead of germs to illness).I received my first weight set at 13 years of age, started working out regularly, fell in love with weight training, and made my first Jay Robb homemade protein shake at home in a Mason jar (I had no idea at the time that someday my premium protein powders would be sold in over 10,000 stores across the nation).I worked through high school, so I put fitness and sports on the back burner. During my college years, I grew my hair, instead of growing muscles.
When I was 21, a very good friend of mine died of cancer. I was devastated and sensed I needed a change in my lifestyle. One year later, I dove head first into fitness and bodybuilding and have never looked back.One day in 1978, I collapsed after returning home from a workout and was unable to get up off the floor. I was alone, so I put my hands together and asked God for help. I was scared and not sure what was wrong with me, so I pleaded with God to return my health and in exchange, I would spend the rest of my life sharing the health secrets that were revealed to me. Within a few moments after my prayer, I was able to get back on my feet and knew I just had a life-changing experience. From that day forward I was a man on a mission!
The next day, I visited my holistic doctor and was diagnosed with a pre-diabetic condition medically termed Reactive Hypoglycemia. This blood sugar disorder caused me to experience chronic fatigue along with periodic bouts of anxiety and depression. With my faith in God as my true healer, I prayed daily and everything I needed for healing was revealed to me.
With time and effort as my investment, God guided me back to health and two years later I opened my first fitness club, Jay’s Gym, to begin fulfilling my end of the bargain by teaching what I had learned. Opening Jay’s Gym was a delight for me and kicked off my long and meaningful career in the health and fitness industry. I sold my club in 1984. After selling Jay’s Gym, I took a break from work and began studying nutrition.
In 1985, I took a job as Organic Produce Manager at Jimbo’s Naturally, a health-food store in the North Park area of San Diego. At the time, I was living in a tent in the backyard of a hippie house near San Diego State University. I had long hair (since the 1960s), and I owned a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, six small boxes of clothes, a tent, and a sleeping bag. This almost homeless lifestyle, allowed me to save money because I was squatting on the land in exchange for being their gardener.
I started Jay Robb Enterprises three years later with a prayer, my humble savings, and a small amount of money that was left to me by my Uncle Dick. My prayer was that, through the company and in harmony with God’s wishes, I could help others realize the incredible life one can experience by eating natural foods and exercising regularly. My prayer was answered—and then some.
Since founding Jay Robb Enterprises in 1988, I moved from my tent and have become a Clinical Nutritionist, the best-selling author of over a dozen health and fitness books, and created an award-winning protein powder formula that is now the #1 Premium Brand of Protein in America. Along the way, I also was a personal trainer for 10 years, owned and operated two successful fitness clubs, performed over 500 seminars nationwide, appeared as “The Fat-Burning Chef” for four years on KUSI TV Channel 9 in San Diego, taught sports nutrition for 10 years in the San Diego area, and was a feature columnist for Natural Bodybuilding magazine for over 20 years.
My love affair with health and fitness is a beautiful experience that will never end. Pointing people to God by showing them how to live in harmony with nature is my purpose on earth. I am both a teacher and a student of life. I have also been blessed with a beautiful wife, Beth, who is the love of my life along with our four beautiful children, Angelo, Francesca, Andreana, and Isabella. I live in Jupiter, Florida with my family and enjoy surfing, meditation, the beach, working out, writing, sunbathing, hiking, swimming, throwing the Frisbee, floating in our pool, dining out and spending time with my wife, taking quiet walks, “being a die-hard hippie,” and spending time with my family. As for my success, I give all the glory to God.” Jay Robb
Jay Robb really does care about their customers! They have generously donated 2 huge gift packages! One is WHEY protein and the other EGG WHITE protein (for those of you who are dairy sensitive) (CLICK HERE to Purchase them.). How generous!!!
It is easy to enter! All you have to do is:
1. Like Keto Adapted on Facebook and share Keto Adapted with your friends and family!
3. Comment below what recipe of mine you would use to make with Jay Robb Protein Powder!
Winner will be chosen on December 28th! Good Luck!
AND THE WINNERS ARE… Dimitrea Sullivan and Patti Neyrinck! Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!
Your keto bread of course!!!
I make protein mug cakes! So good and tasty!!
Your keto bread, for my BLTs! 🙂
I can’t find Jay Robb here in Canada so to win this would be awesome! I’d definitely start with your keto bread recipe!!
Your keto bread would be amazing!
Your bagel recipe is my favorite so I would probably make lots of that 🙂
Your protein peanut butter cereal with Jay Robb Egg White Chocolate powder. So yummy. My kiddos also love your strawberry cupcakes.
Your Keto bread! (Is there anything else? 😄)
I make your Granola using Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein every week for two houses!
I make the pancakes all the time with the Jay Rob! Also did some tweaking adding 2 T. pumpkin and 1 t. of pumpkin pie spice. Yum! Love Jay Rob and would love to win some!
I love your keto bread.
I love using Jay Robb protein in everything I make!
Do I have to pick just one? Lol I love the keto bread but if I had to pick as a family I would say the mug cakes. My husband has grain allergies and it’s a fast treat to have 🙂
I use it to make the protein rolls!
I have never tried but I would love to…
I have been using Jay Robbs Egg white powder to make my bread. Almond butter ,protein powder,eggs ,salt and baking soda.
I make your protein waffles and granola using vanilla whey protein.
Your protein waffles!
Bread, waffles and most smoothies!!!
Pancakes: danish pancake balls and bananas foster dutch baby for sure 🙂
Your Keto bread is a staple!!!
Waffles! Bread! Yum! Oh and your granola too!
I have always wanted to try this brand!
I love you cereal recipe!!!
A waffle iron is on my Christmas wish list so I can’t wait to make the protein waffles.
I’ll make anything as I LOVE all you recipes with this protein….I haven’t tried this protein yet and would like too. Right now I just use what I have on hand for your recipes.
Tiramisu!!! IT’S MY FAVORITE!!! 😀
I’d make your bagel recipe and biscuit recipe for sure! I love this protein and most of your recipes. Thank you for your blog!
Again your Keto Bread
I love the cinnamon rolls with the vanilla whey protein!
Protein bread!! And cereal! I love JR protein powder!
I love your angel food cake recipe but have only used strawberry flavor. I want to make other favors and then make them into French toast 🙂
Keto bread. Jay Robb is the only protein powder that I’ve made it successfully with. 🙂
I would use Jay Robb protein to make Keto Adapted Keto-bread!
I need this – I’m getting the new book on Tuesday so I know I need this to try the Keto bread!!
I would make the keto bread! 🙂
Merry Christmas present to me
Your blueberry morning cereal…which I tweak and use as a crust for cheesecake.
I would make the keto bread!!!
I make your protein waffles… among other things!
Love the strawberry Jay Robb protein to make the angel food cake…Yum….
Me too! Yum!
We love your dairy free keto bread!
I would use it for your protein bread!
Bread, cereal, pancakes…
Mug choc protein cake!
Protein buns and Keto pancakes!!! Some of my stapleS
we love jay robb protein powders, would love to win this also
Protein bread, waffles, pancakes, muffins. Can’t pick love all the recipes.
We love the pancakes!
Would love these for pancakes and waffles-
I would make your keto bread. I first found Jay Robb’s egg white protein in 2007 when my husband had broke his jaw. His teeth were pretty tight together so he was really limited in what he could eat that would go between his teeth. He drank a lot of egg white shakes for 6 weeks!
I would use your Protein Bread French Toast recipe to make, with the Jay Robb protein powder.
Your protein bread.
I love Jay Robb Whey protein! I started using after seeing in in your cook books. This is a great gift pack, thanks for the chance.
I love your Protein Waffle recipe. It would be great to make them with the Jay Robb protein powder. That’s the first thing I’d make if I win.
Your Keto bread =)
I love your bread!
Keto bread and pancakes!
Love Jay Robb smoothies!
Probably your Keto Bread, but who knows. There is so many things to make.
Keto bread, waffles and smoothies would be at the top of my list
Keto pan pizza, yum yum
Bread, waffles, bagels, the list goes on!
Your cherry Danish!!! They are the bomb!!!
I love using Jay Robb protein powder for maria’s strawberry angel food cake.
I’m a protein waffle fan
I would love to win some of these products. I love this website so much!
Protein pancakes and mug cakes
i have been a fan of Jay Robb for a long time
Waffles or cinnamon rolls
I would make the Healthified Dutch baby pancake. Absolutely delicious!
I need JayRobb to make your Tiramisu & Keto Bread!
Your keto bread!
Keto Bread!! : )
Me too…Keto Bread
Protein Pancakes. Love them, so does my husband!!!
Your Keto bread, used to make your keto french toast, with your keto maple syrup. Favorite breakfast 🙂
Protein waffles, keto bread
Waffles and bread
Dutch, dutch baby…… Vanilla dutch, dutch baby!
(I can feel a future video coming on!)
I haven’t made your keto bread yet but would LOVE to try!
Protein waffles of course!!
I’ve really wanted to make the Pizzelles for a long time, and just saw your recipe a few days ago. That is the recipe I would like to try that also calls for protein powder. They sound so good. 😀
I would love to try your products….not available in my out of way little town!
I love protein bread but if I want something sweet, the cinnamon fry bread is good
My kids like the cereal!
Cocoa pebbles! Yum!!
I’m in the mood to try some of your cereal… Love the cheese Danish especially!
I can’t choose! Mile high biscuits, fat bombs, bread….
I haven’t tried that brand, so I think I should win…😜
Your bread recipe! Its so amazing.
Dutch baby pancakes, waffles, protein bread and protein shakes!
Keto bread or pancakes
I want to try your bread!
I’d like to make your Keto Bread. So far, I’ve just used J. Robb’s EggWhite Protein powder for shakes. Great to have a good tasking alternative to the whey, which I don’t digest well.
All of your cereals…..without a doubt!!!!
bread,mug cakes, waffles, cereals, ohhh all of it !
Your keto bread , it’s the best!!💐
I want to try this
I would love to try the Protein Waffles recipe!
I would do your keto bread!
Strawberry protein cupcakes… even if I normally just make them vanilla as I am what I eat 😉
Okay, I’m a little more exciting than vanilla, but I like my classics 🙂
I would definitely use the prize to make your keto bread!!
I would make your strawberry angel food cake!
Love your angel food cake recipe using Rob’s egg white protein powder … so very easy to make and SO delish! Jay Robb’s proteins are wonderful
I have a automatic order– yeh I would love to win
I miss bread, rolls, pancakes and waffles so any of these recipes would be great!
Whey to go! I’d sprinkle the powder into the chocolate zucchini muffins. Uuummmm.
I would use it to make waffles!
Without a doubt…your bread!
I would be so excited to try the chocolate, I don’t think I’d know where to start!
Love this stuff in so many recipes!
Your angel food cake is the best!
I will try making the Keto Bread! Also, I think I won a Leaf and something contest once. Peter sent me a message for my address and I never received anything. Did I really win something? This has been since spring or summer. Thanks.
Keto protein Pancakes!
i use it for your delicious cereal!
I have never tried any recipes or the protein powder but I have now liked their pages and look forward to learning how to do so. Hope I can win so I can try experimenting!
I would make the protein mug cakes, it is nice to have a little treatment!
I love pizzells so your lemon poppy seed pizzelles are a favorite!
I’ve yet to try protein powder in recipes, and would love to try it out!
This is the only Protein Powder I use! Love making your protein buns for eggs benedict and hamburger buns and this Christmas I’m making your cannoli shells!
I want to make bread and pancakes.
We use it for Deep dish Pizza; one of our favorites!
You pizza crusts.
shakes, pizza crust, waffles…. the list could be endless!!!
I would love to make the Protein Noodle White Lasagna
I use protein powder all the time. Never heard of this brand. Would love to try it!
Shamrock Shakes….my grandkids LOVE those shakes…actually all of us do! Thanks for posting story about Jay Robb. So cool to know the history and the man behind the product.
That’s easy – your Pop Tarts! Oh my goodness – who EVER heard of Pop Tarts that are good for you?!?!
your protein waffles and angel food cake 🙂
I love using it for the Baby Dutch pancake!
Keto bread and mug cakes would definitely be on my menu!
Love Jay-Rob great product and use for many recipes!! Breads, Cookies, Pancakes and Muffins, many wonderful uses.. Thanks for a great product!! <3
I use the protein powder to make my bread.
I use it in your keto bread recipe from the Ketogenic Cookbook. It’s also used in many of your other recipes I make.
If you’re not a protein powder user…you haven’t tried in in your baked goods!
I use Jay Robb protein in your Keto bread and protein waffles! Yum.
I love pizzelles. I want to try your recipe along with an anise extract version.
Yeah, Keto Bread!!
Wow, great story! I would use it to make your Protein Pecan Sandies for Christmas!
I love Jay Robb powder and I love your waffles!
HURRAY for KETO BREAD!!!
Your protein cake!
I would make your protein bread!
Your bread…..and so much more!!!
Hi Maria! I would use the egg protein powder to make your Keto bread and buns. Thank u
The best keto bread, for sure!
Whey protein in smoothy . Have always wanted to try.
The protein waffles
Keto Protein Bread all the way! I love this recipe and I make it all the time – I ave even converted my husband!!
Your keto bread.
would love to try this first time!
Protein bun, amazing pizza, just to name a few!
Oh I’m doing keto bread and the crunch berries cereal!
Cant wait to give this a try!
Shamrock healthified shake…love that!!! Love mint and can not even taste the avocado. Keto bread, chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls…the list goes on.
Love making a protein mug cake!
Protein bread! Love Jay Robb products!
I would love to use the Jay Robb Whey Protein Powder to make your keto bread!!!
I would make more of your famously delicious keto bread. 🙂
The keto bread….(I miss my bread)…for starters.
I would make protein strawberry cupcakes as well as waffles.
Oh, my kids are such carb lovers so i would try JR protein powder with waffles so they can get some protein in their bodies in the AM. They are getting tired of smoothies! 🙂 Thank you!
I’d make Samoa Donuts! YUM!
I make your cinnamon rolls. Best protein powder ever!
I’ve never used Jay Robb brand products, but I sure would love to try them. I’d make your protein bread first. Then……?
Keto Bread. Love J. Robb, have been using his powders for years.
Thank you so much for the lovely story of J. Robb’s life and the pictures
of he and his beautiful family.
Chocolate mug cake
Your keto bread and pancakes are delicious with Jay Robb’s protein powder! I love his bars for on the run!
Protein waffles, love having those in the freezer.
I’d use this to make your waffles!
I love this stuff.
I would love to make protein waffles…what a great way to start the day.
I love the egg white protein powder, I use it in smoothies, and your recipes.
Never knew he had such an interesting story and was from my home town.
ONE? I’m supposed to choose only ONE? How am I supposed to do that when you’ve got SO many incredibly tempting choices?!? I could say, Zero-Carb Popovers, but then, I adore waffles. But then I haven’t had Pizza in so long! I could really go for a Dutch baby, and the idea of Cinnamon Fry Bread has me salivating! If I picked only ONE, I’d have to do without Pizzelles — which would get me through Christmas! This is not an easy choice, lady! Okay, PIZZELLES! There, I said it! I picked ONE!
KETO BREAD OF COUSE TO START…..THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCÈ TO WIN…..THANK YOU
I love the Jay Robb vanilla and original egg white proteins. I use them in popovers, dutch baby pancakes, pizza crust… all great stuff!
I have never tried his products…but would like to
I love Jay Robb protein. Thanks for telling me about it.
I love the protein powder.
I love Jay Robb protein powder, I would use it to make your protein waffles and bread!
Love Jay Robb Protein powder… love adding it to recipes. Maybe your protein bread!
I would love to try the Jay Robb Egg White Protein for the BBQ Chicken Pizza from “The Ketogenic Cookbook”. I’ve only ever made a pizza dough with cheese/almond flour. Also, your Keto Bread recipe 🙂
I would make Healthified Garlic Bread
I’d make a double batch of your protein waffles. We eat them for breakfast then I wrap and freeze the rest. My 6 year old loves them before school.
Love Jay Robb! I use the egg white protein and would love to try all the others! Thank you, Maria!
Keto bread and cereal are my favorite recipes using Jay Robb protein powder.
What to make, (hmm, tap, tap, tap) … darn you aren’t making this easy 😉 …. but I’d have to make Earth’s perfect food – Deep Dish Pizza 😀 yum….. (darn now I’m hungry).
We love using this to make your pancakes… We like to spice it up a bit with chocolate chips and whipped cream!
I would make your keto bread for sure and waffles
Your protein bread!!! Used your recipe to make buns, and had the most AMAZING burgers last night- local grass fed/finished ground sirloin, organic bacon, roasted green chilies and local cheese. So freakin good 😀
Just getting into the Keto Lifestyle. Going to make the protein bread today! Looking forward to learning more!
The protein waffles!!!
Bread or bagels!
Waffles (just got a new waffle maker) & bread
I would try your protein bread.
Love Jay Robb protein!!!! Since I am sensitive to dairy his product has been a huge blessing!!!!
A positive life story for these difficult times. I use Jay Robb egg white/whey protein to make your granola. Still haven’t tried making the protein bread.
I’d love to try making some healthified cereal!
Mainly for smoothies, but might try the pancakes, too.
I can’t wait to try your keto bread recipe!
Thank you for sharing Jay Robb’s story, it was very interesting!
I’d use it for all the yummy bread recipes that replace my carb laden ones.
Bread, waffles are my fav!
probably a shake!! we never get treats like that!
right now I have been using it for my protein buns!!
A chocolate mug cake
Waffles & granola!!!
So many options, and I am almost out of chocolate, vanilla, and egg white protein powders….would try the cereal (kids love it), and the protein bread.
Angel food cake!
Your “healthified” Oreos! <3
I would use the whey protein to make your popovers!
dairy free keto bread for sure!!
Your keto bread! 🙂
Hi Maria, just thought I would stop to let you know that I made your keto bread and although my hubby was not a huge fan my 9 year old LOVED it… like ate the whole loaf loved it. Just wanted to thank you for the recipes and Jay Robb for a protein that isn’t filled with unedible chemicals and filler. Thank you both, so happy I bought your book and found your site. Merry Christmas to you, your family and all your readers!
Your Keto Bread. NOM!
Honestly what don’t i use it for. Lol
next making cereal and bread.
One of my faves is the 3 ingredient simple pizza dough recipe with Jay Robb egg white. It’s so delicious, easy and satisfying.
Your chocolate/peanut butter cereal would be first up!
We love your keto breads
I would love to attempt and your pie crust and try with egg white protein 🙂
Keto bread for sure.
I would definitely make your protein bread 😀
My family loves Jay Robb protein and e order it from Amazon. We would make the protein cake mugs. Yum!!