Have you ever considered the information you know first-hand?
When I really think about it, it astonishes me just how much trust I (have to) put in other people.
Take the amount of protein in a cup or yogurt, for example. I’m reading a label that someone else printed, that someone before them probably wrote out to be printed, that someone at some point before them maybe tested…???
Then there are the ‘facts’ we receive from our media outlets, such CNN and FOX, as to what’s actually going on in Iraq and Afghanistan or what President Obama really said regarding this or that (don’t worry, I’m not going to get political here).
If I truly consider what I know and even what I tell others I know, it isn’t much.
Did dinosaurs really exist? Was Dracula actually based on a real person? Did the Romans really use their own urine as a mouthwash? (Check that last one out here.)
See what I did? I referenced someone else’s book who may or may not know what he’s talking about, though his claimed ‘Ph.D.’ gives him credibility in the eyes of most….but is that even real?…
I could go on and on, and my true point is really that you can only know something for sure by personal experience.
I know, for example, that I absolutely CANNOT ingest protein powders, which I’ve deduced from years of trying and years of experiencing the same symptoms.
I used to eat protein powders and protein bars like they were a food group, all the while pushing through digestive upset and mood swings because I wasn’t yet in tune enough with my own body to understand the connection.
While I don’t partake of the amino acid dust any longer, I do enjoy higher protein treats because, for me, I feel they balance my blood sugar better, warding off some of the typical highs and lows associated with eating sweets. On top of that, I live with someone whose very eating revolves around protein intake, so it rubs off to a great extent. 🙂
In addition to these higher protein brownies, my husband and I are loving this little treat that I like to refer to as a healthy chocolate ‘frosty’.
A chocolate shake full of natural protein, AND it tastes like a milkshake!
- 1 c . cottage cheese , yogurt, or a combination of the two
- 1 T . cocoa powder
- 1 T . nut or seed butter
- 1 T . maple syrup
- 1/2 t . vanilla
- 8-10 drops liquid stevia
- 1/4 c . coconut water or milk of your choice
- Blend everything until very smooth.
- Freeze for 1-2 hours, until slush-like in consistency.
- Stir and enjoy!
Fat: 6.6 g Carbs: 15.9 g Sugar: 9.1 g Protein: 18 g; Nutrition facts are based on using all cottage cheese, peanut butter, and coconut water. WW points (new system): 5
Adapted from Lean Body Lifestyle YouTube channel
If you use all cottage cheese, the taste is reminiscent of a chocolate cheesecake treat, which is heavenly (and addictive).
Yogurt is great in here as well. My favorite is to blend half Greek yogurt with half cottage cheese, but you can use entirely yogurt, if desired.
Please enjoy this video showing you exactly how to make it!
What’s your favorite high protein treat?