Who doesn’t like a bowl of ice cream on these hot, hot days? This is a great post-workout treat and it can be ready in minutes. This easy ice cream can also be turned into popsicles – simply use a little more liquid to create a softer consistency that can easily be poured into popsicle molds, freeze until solid, and enjoy as a grab-and-go treat. And of course, you can experiment with any other frozen fruit that you like, in place of the blueberries and mango chunks. Continue reading “Dessert Today: Blueberry Mango Protein Ice Cream”
Beans are a versatile, inexpensive pantry staple that can be used in many delicious, plant-based dishes. If you’ve recently stocked your pantry, want to cook with beans, and are now looking for new bean-based recipes to add to your menu, we have you covered!
Beans do it all! They’re nutritional powerhouses, packed with both fiber and protein. Studies show that consuming beans can reduce the risk for heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol. Plus, they’re good for the planet! One study found that swapping beef for beans would help the United States reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets! Continue reading “12 Ways to Cook With Beans”
Protein powders aren’t just for people trying to bulk up and have huge muscles. It can offer benefits for people of all ages, fitness levels and health status. There are many types of protein powders but one of the most popular is whey. Whey protein is a concentrated component of cow’s milk. Special enzymes are added to the milk to create a separation from the curd and the liquid (whey). The curd is used to make various types of cheese, including cottage cheese. The whey moves on to be pasteurized and dried into powder form.
How whey protein is processed will determine how the product behaves in your digestive system and also determines Continue reading “Good Things to Know About Whey Protein”
I stumbled over this grain in my local grocery store while I was checking quinoa off my list. To be honest, the name caught my eye first and then I read the side label. High fiber, great source of protein and easy to prepare. I was sold!
Freekeh, also known as farik, is a whole grain harvested while young and green. It’s roasted over an open fire, then the straw and chaff are burned and rubbed off. The grain on the inside is too young and moist to burn, so what you’re left with is a firm, slightly chewy grain with a distinct flavor that’s earthy and nutty. Continue reading “Move Over Quinoa, There’s a New Grain in Town: Freekeh”
Do you suffer from “protein anxiety”? It’s a condition commonly seen in people who have never had a protein deficiency, but worry endlessly that they’re not getting enough. They pile on the meat, fish, eggs or cheese, trying to avert an imaginary lack of protein.
Of course, the body needs some protein to build and repair body tissues. But protein is widely available in beans, vegetables, and grains. It is almost impossible not to get all the protein you need, even without eating meat, dairy or eggs.
Here are the numbers: An average women needs about 46 grams of protein per day; Continue reading “Do You Suffer From Protein Anxiety?”