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Since Christmas I figured the blog has been due for another Clean Snacking post, so here it is.
A favorite recipe of mine I came up with one night when I ran out of an ingredient I needed to make my usual protein bars and wanted a top-up to hit my mark for the day, I just had to share this with you guys. It satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt – and goes great with the Grill Memoirs recipe mentioned in the last blog post. If you haven’t checked it out, go ahead and do that now.
This Clean Snacking idea is also one recipe that eliminates the need to “diet” as so many people think is necessary, which reminds me…
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I like ice cream. I like protein. I like when I can have both, while keeping my sugar to protein goodness ratio in tact – the definition of having your cake and eating it too. Macros are below.
SUPP UP. MUSCLE ICE CREAM RECIPE
Makes: 1 serving of delicious muscle-building goodness.
Prep Time: 3 minutes.
Cook time: 0 minutes.
Total Time: 3 minutes.
Items Needed: A serving bowl. A large spoon. Hands with a firm, but supple, loving touch.
- 1/2 cup (66 grams) of Halo Top Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup (66 grams) of Almond Butter
- Add your ice cream and almond/peanut butter to a bowl.
- Grab your spoon, mix and press together until you get a smooth but thick consistency.
Couple things to mention…
You can use whatever flavor ice cream you like, I just think cookies & cream with almond butter go great together – as does chocolate and peanut butter, etc…
This is a great recipe that’ll allow you to take full muscle-building advantage of the nutrients in the ingredients listed after an intense weight lifting session, as there’s a good balance of protein and healthy fat.
Shooting straight, ice cream and nut butters provide fat – lots of it – in addition to protein and calcium (duh). The first one is important for obvious reasons; healthy fats help you grow (hence the term “anabolic”), as thoroughly explained in both nutrition guides, and chapter 5 of SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition 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 – when you’re recovering, your body needs all the help it can get.
For this recipe in particular I recommend using Halo Top ice cream – it doesn’t go overboard with sugar, as 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, but it makes sense in this situation as they’ve got a good range of flavors, and each pint provides about 20 grams of protein, so they’re worth a shot.
Here’s the macros:
Protein: 21 g
Carbs: 19 g
Fats: 26 g
You can double up the recipe if you’re looking to pack on juicy mass, or keep it the same for maintenance of muscle.
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