In high school, my husband was a football player. He and his buddies would drink protein shakes after weight lifting sessions to bulk up (in a healthy, legal way) and by the time he was a college athlete, he was sick of the powdery, chalky stuff.
I didn’t know any of this until we went on a 6 day backpacking trip through part of Glacier National Park the second summer after we got married.
Since weight is an issue when you’re hiking 15+ miles a day, I tried to plan meals that were light but filling and nutritious. That meant throwing some protein powder in with our oatmeal each morning.
Apparently you can’t hide protein powder even in cooked oatmeal.
Much to my dismay, my husband developed this terrible look on his face and asked if I had put protein powder in his breakfast. When I said yes, I got the full high school background story. He suffered through breakfasts the rest of the week…poor guy.
Now he’s training for a half Ironman and while he’s researching workout regimens, I’m looking into foods for a triathlete in training since I am the primary grocery shopper/cook.
Guess what a lot of triathletes eat/drink? Protein bars and protein shakes. We’re in big trouble, I thought.
Not 2 days after we started researching all this, Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs released her ebook High Protein, No Powder. I couldn’t have been more excited!
I contacted her about the book and she graciously sent me a free copy to review. I read it “cover to cover” (which seems silly to say when it’s an ebook) but had yet to try any of the recipes. Until today.
I chose the one with chocolate in it (how can you refuse!) especially because it was the one I was most skeptical about. Check out the
Chocolate Popeye 1 c kefir (drinkable yogurt), 2 T hemp hearts, 2 T peanut butter, 2 c spinach, 1/2 c banana, and 1 T chocolate pieces
Yogurt + nuts + greens + chocolate? Hmm…
But I went for it. In one take. Watch the video. :) Then keep reading for the coupon (it’s in bold below so I guess you could not watch the video but then you’d be missing out!).
So what did you think? Convinced? Hopefully my I’ve-almost-kicked-the-scratchy-throat-voice didn’t throw you off too much. But seriously, it’s an awesome book that puts hours of Pinterest research in one place (let’s face it, at least one of you reading this has a Pinterest board with links to all these things but this way you can just get it in one ebook).
How about a coupon?
Thanks for reading (and watching!). I’d love to hear which recipe is your favorite so come on back and let me know!