Gluten Free Protein: Nectar

Syntrax makes a protein product called Nectar that is GLUTEN FREE!

After taping many small videos during the last few weeks while trying each of the Nectar flavors, I found that I repeated one word an embarrassing amount of times: SHOCKING.  I guess that is the best way to describe my experience with these Nectar packets by Syntrax.

I’ve tried many different brands of protein shakes and drinks over the years.  In college, my friends and I would try a few brands, then put in a large order to one of them.  Just so we could stand the taste of drinking it every day, we would have to settle for a protein powder had some sugar.  Not any longer!


Nectar has 23 grams of protein per serving: 0 carbohydrates, 0 fats, and 0 sugar.  I am amazed that something can taste so good without having any sugar or fat.  Seriously, I compare it to candy, Pixie Sticks, and Kool Aid when I drink the different flavors.  Everyone I have let try Nectar has agreed.  I can’t imagine something could taste any better that didn’t have sugar.


They have been a great tool for my diet.  I keep some in my car, my briefcase, and at home.  If I am out somewhere, I just find a cup or a water bottle and make a shake.  It gives me that needed protein and holds me over to the next meal.  Even off my diet, I plan to keep these in my routine.  They are not a hassle to drink and don’t taste bad- actually they taste great!  Don’t grab a soda, drink a protein shake.  I wish Nectar packets were sold in every gas station.



  • “It’s good enough to drink just by itself.  I like it as much as drinking a glass of orange juice or whatever.”  Dan- Chesterfield, MO
  • “The lemonade tastes just like Crystal Light”  Stephanie- Mission, KS
  • “This one doesn’t have sugar?” Jim- Overland Park, KS


40% Off Coupon Code:

Syntrax gave me a coupon code(MH3090) to share with my readers to use on

If you are having trouble ordering on the site, CLICK HERE and I’ll show you how.

Syntrax is giving me a a very small percent of any purchase using the coupon code.  I will donate that money to any charity, preferably celiac related, but I need some suggestions on the best fit.

From the digging I have done, this is the cheapest you can find them online.  I found one site for $1 cheaper, but I feel much safer buying directly from the manufacturer instead of some unknown & possibly un-reputable site online.



I’ve made a habit of having a couple servings per day.  I always make one my last meal of the day, since I don’t want to sleep with lots of food and carbs in my stomach.

I can’t say enough about how good these are.  It isn’t a struggle anymore to find the “least bad” protein powder.  Now it is about what tastes the best.  I challenge you try Nectar and see if you ever consider using your old protein again.

Leave comments on what you think of the products and any suggestions for a charity.





Earth Cafe Gluten Free Cheesecakes

As you know, I have many gluten free people in my family that have celiac- at least 9 diagnosed, and many more in D’Nile, in Egypt(right, uncle Dave?).  Usually the gluten free people are left out when it comes to desserts… but not this year!

This Christmas, Earth Cafe sent me two great gluten free cheesecakes!  The package came to my parents house, where we were having Christmas Eve, and my mom couldn’t even wait for me to open them.  She told me they were packaged really well and with dry ice.

Read this list, and you wouldn’t believe that they still can taste good:

  • Wheat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • No refined sugars
  • No harmful oils or fat
  • Organic ingredients
  • Hand made
  • No cholesterol

So what does this leave you with?  I’d would guess an empty cardboard box that tastes like crap! Usually a list like that would scare me away, and it made some people in my family reluctant to try it at first.

Inside the box is the “Best Dessert” at the World Vegan Day and featured in this month’s issue of VegNews Magazine!  No joke!

10 Flavors: Who’s Your Daddy (carob mousse), Rockin’ Raspberry, Cali Style (lemon),  Strawberry Fields, Coconut/Carob Dream, Blueberry Thrill, Banana Cream, Pumpkin Life Spice (during the Holiday Season), Peach Passion and Cherry Dream.

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I love banana, so I chose the Banana Cream, and figured I couldn’t go wrong with the Cherry Dream.

I got mostly great reviews from my family.  They are flavor packed!  You can tell there is no junk or filler ingredients in this.  They are a little thinner than the usual cheesecake, but all the flavors and density makes up for it.  One person complained, it was too “bananaee,” but my dad and I love banana, and think it is perfect.  I was also very impressed with the Cheery.  Even with as much as I love banana, there was something about the Cherry that I really liked, maybe even more than the banana.

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I have to admit:  I’m 25, only been on my own a few years, desserts aren’t too essential to me(usually I just eat more meat), so I’ve never purchased a cheesecake before.  I was shocked when I first saw the price of $34.99 before receiving the cheesecakes.  That night, I asked how much the “normal people” cheesecake costs which was sitting next to it, and it was $31.  So, I will absolutely spend a couple extra dollars to have something that is gluten free, organic, hand made, no cholesterol, and so on…  I think every celiac, vegan, and health nut would agree!

I’ve always been a big meat eater.  Nothing is better than a big medium-rare steak!  I was reading through their website about eating organic and vegan, and had to smack myself back to my gun-toting and meat-eating instincts.  That vegan and organic lifestyle, paired with gluten free, is pretty compelling.  Read the “Know Life” & “Live Life” sections of the website where Candida tells her story and talks about eating raw foods.

Earth Cafe Cheesecakes are sold in 14 states.  You can use their STORE LOCATOR to find them near you.  If they aren’t sold in a store near you, like in my situation, you can ORDER ONLINE and have them shipped quickly to your door.

An organic, gluten free cheesecake would be the highlight of any get-together or make for a great gift, especially on a birthday!  They even offer gift certificates.

Remember use Coupon Code: SAVE20 to save 20% on your order!  Thanks Candida, Josh & Craig at Earth Cafe!