This weekend was full of a lot of non-exercising. Sometimes that’s just the way it works out! There’s something that I just love about waking up early and getting a good sweat in before work. On weekends even though I have more time, I kind of like being lazy, resting, food prepping, and hanging out with my dog and Dean.
Speaking of Dean…the ECD team actually just sent him a copy of The Eat Clean Diet For Men!
He was so excited to get it. It’s actually the only one from the collection that we don’t have so we immediately started flipping through it looking for new recipes to make. He’s already promised to make me sweet potato pancakes and coconut rice. YUM. Dean put the book to use immediately on the weekend and made the black beans and rice recipe:
He is also very bad at taking focused pictures.
Since Operation Lean is in full effect because of my big surprise (which I promise you will find out soon), I have figured out a way to eat guilt-free chocolate. For the longest time I have been seeing/hearing about people eating casein before bed (it’s slow digesting and helps maintain muscle in an anabolic state). I didn’t really think anything of it because I try to stay away from animal protein powders. I’ve had bad experiences with whey and never wanted to go back. Meg is always talking about her casein fudge and that girl has never steered me wrong so I decided to give it a go.
Verdict? Yummy. It may not look appetizing but it definitely is. All I did was mix one scoop of casein with just enough almond milk to make it thick and pudding-like. I popped it in the fridge for about 30 minutes, topped it with PB2 and unsweetened coconut, and voila! It was very mousse-y and didn’t have that weird animal aftertaste that whey powders often have. Bonus: one scoop of casein has 24g of protein. So I’ll just eat this four times a day and I’ll be good to go. KIDDING.
Have you ever tried casein?
Do you use protein powders? What kind?
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