It’s Easter Monday so I’d just like to say: Happy Easter.
The timing has been pretty perfect as I’ve thoroughly gotten the chance to enjoy my rest days and I hope you have too – but that’s no excuse to slack off maintaining your physique and ensuring your body is properly nourished.
I like my cheat meals and my re-feed days just as much as the next person, so here’s something I thought I’d share with you all that I like to enjoy, especially during the holidays. It’ll keep you growing on your rest days and is quite literally the proverbial having your cake and eating it too.
Let’s get started.
Clean Snacking: Your New, Tasty, Anabolic Cheat Treat. Try This.
I think by now you all know I’m not about vilifying food. For those of you who have bought and read any one of my books you know they’re not about dieting, but instead more focused on having a balanced nutrition profile. I like clean bulks, but I also like pizza and wings when I’m feeling flat and drained after dragging my own ass through the mud some workout weeks.
One favourite that reminds me of childhood days of visiting the local soda shop is milkshakes. Several years later, one thing I can never turn down is a good milkshake…but I don’t just like my milkshakes good – sometimes I like them damn near perfect – and that’s something I’ve learned to hone over the years. I’ve tried mixing different ice cream flavors with different toppings but never sacrificing on quality of milk.
The thing some people may get confused about cheat meals or cheat treats is in fact that they’re just that – cheats – meaning they have no quality contribution to your nutrient uptake; but that’s where a person can go wrong.
If you understand how nutrition works, you’ll understand your food better.
So here’s a 3 ingredient recipe of (one of) the milkshakes I like to make when I have a re-feed day or when there’s a warm holiday to celebrate.
SUPP UP. Cookies & Cream Milkshake.
Makes: One damn good, filling milkshake.
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes
Blend Time: 20-30 seconds
Total Time: Less time than it takes you to listen to the song at the end of this post.
Items Needed: A bullet blender (they work better, but you can used a regular blender too). A spoon.
- Cookies & Cream Ice cream – Roughly 350 ml / 12 oz / or just about 2/3 of a single pint
- Full Fat (Whole Cream) Milk – I use just under the same amount of milk as ice cream, but this varies according to how thick YOU like your milkshake. Less for a thicker milkshake, more for a smoother one.
- 3 Oreos (yes, Oreos)
- Chocolate Sauce
- Maraschino Cherries
- Whipped Cream
- Grab your large bullet blender cup, toss in your ice cream FIRST, then milk, and finally Oreos, and optional chocolate sauce in there.
- Close your blender and blend for 20-30 seconds. (This is based on a 1000 watt blender.)
- Pour into a tall glass of choice, topping off with some whipped cream and a Maraschino Cherry or two and a straw.
Few things to mention.
For starters, you can make loads of different milkshakes by swapping out everything but the milk in the above recipe.
Pick whatever your favorite brand of ice cream is to use, but if you’re looking for something that doesn’t go overboard with sugar, I recommend Halo Top.
They use Stevia as a sweetener, meaning it’s got a lower GL affect on your system. You’ll remember the importance of this from Chapters 2 and 3 respectively in SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition On The Go. and SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition At Home.
I don’t always use Halo Top, and tend to change things up depending on what I want – but they’ve got a fair share of flavors and each pint provides about 20 grams of protein, so they’re worth a shot.
If you bought either SUPP UP nutrition books, you’ll also know the benefits of almost all the ingredients listed in this recipe – If you haven’t, well…you know what to do.
For a quick and dirty explanation, milkshakes provide fat – plenty of it – not to mention calcium and protein. The first one is important for obvious reasons. Good fats help you grow (hence the term “anabolic”), as thoroughly explained in both books, and chapter 5 of SUPP UP. . . .At Home.
Considering 60% of the heart’s energy comes from fat, and fat supports your CNS (central nervous system) in addition to a host of other functions, this is a no-brainer for shaky post workout recovery and rest days, as when you’re recovering, your body needs all the help it can get.
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Both books have recipes that provide nutritional breakdown so it makes things dead easy.
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