Happy Monday. Last week you learnt how to increase punching power by adding a simple but effective supplement to your workout stack.
This week it’s all about finding different ways to hit your protein mark while keeping things flavorful (chicken and rice all the time is no fun). This one, like several prior posts is quick and easy, with only 3 ingredients required to make it.
Let’s get started.
With Spring approaching and summer soon to follow, it’s starting to be the appropriate time for weekends out in the backyard (or “garden”) when you’re not deployed or if you’re a retired veteran. This means dominating at the grill, cracking open a few cold ones, and having something to snack on until the main course is ready.
Like I mentioned in SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition At Home, clean eating doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to be vegan.
You can still enjoy things you like, without significantly altering your lifestyle – the main thing is to keep the muscle packed on and the waistline decent looking, so you can maintain being fighting fit.
So when it comes to snacking, you can still make sure you get your protein hit, some healthy fats, minerals, and a good boost of vitamins, without sacrificing indulging your taste buds.
Here’s a quick, easy, nutrient packed dip that requires only 3 ingredients. You can serve it up with fruit or vegetables, or eat it on its own.
Makes: Enough leftovers your kids will fight you for.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Items Needed: A bowl. A spoon, a spatula, or a whisk (take your pick).
- 1 Cup Greek Yoghurt (Plain)
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- OPTIONAL: If peanut butter isn’t your thing, try Almond Butter – I’ve got a recipe on how to make your own, so you don’t put a ding in your wallet.
- 1-3 Tbsp Honey (remember Chapter 3 in SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutritition At Home? Yeah – comes in handy here.)
- Throw all your dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix with your spoon or whisk.
Stupidly easy right?
Couple things to mention.
Almonds are packed with various nutrients and minerals, so you’re killing two birds with one stone here – eating something you’ll enjoy, and hitting your daily nutrient uptake.
You can change the consistency of this dip by altering how much nut butter you add. The more you use, the richer this gets, and vice versa.
Try pairing this dip with some sliced apples or celery (you’ll understand why I recommend this, too, if you read either book). Personally, I like it with sliced apples and a bottle of cider.
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If you really like this recipe, but don’t have the SUPP UP. books yet, buy either SUPP UP. On The Go or SUPP UP. At Home E-BOOKS now, and discover what other, unique to each book recipes are available under the “Snacks” chapters (preview of chapters available in shop).
Drop by next week for yet another great post to add to your workout and nutrition arsenal.
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