My Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup SLUDGE
- 1 Scoop chocolate casein (I used Optimum)
- 2 TB PB2 (powdered peanut butter) or you can swap this out for 1 TB natural peanut butter
- 2 TB unsweetened baking cocoa
- Stevia to taste
- 1 TB Nevada Manna sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)
Now comes the tricky part… you have all these weird ingredients that don’t seem to be mixing right? So obviously, you’re going to want to add water. BUT, my recommendation is to do this one tablespoon at a time. If this is your first rodeo, the tablespoon method is the way to go! Otherwise you’re likely to end up with a big goopy mess! I use very little water and mix mine to an extremely thick, cookie-dough-batter consistency. Once it’s mixed, pop it in the freezer for 15-30 minutes (the longer you leave it, the thicker it gets.. I opt for 30 minutes!).
Try not to die of excitement when you realize this sucker tastes JUST like a RICH, creamy chocolate peanut butter cup pudding batter…. but WITHOUT all the unhealthy sugar and guilt! =D
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“There are two aspects to healthy muscles: endurance and strength, said Robert H. Fitts, an exercise physiologist at Marquette University and chairman of the biology department there. To maintain endurance, you should engage in activities that pump blood to the muscles, like walking. For strength, you need to lift weights, concentrating on what Professor Fitts calls the antigravity muscles, those of the back and legs. And, he adds, you should also maintain arm strength.
But while many people walk, fewer lift weights, and those who do often use incorrect techniques, said William J. Kraemer, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut.
Some try to do it on their own but tend to buy weights that are too light and may not know the well-researched methods that get results.
Others go to gyms, where they may be intimidated when they venture into weight rooms filled with people grunting and straining and machines that can seem daunting. Those who do try to lift at the gym can end up using weights that are not heavy enough to fully stimulate their muscles.
That is especially true of women, Dr. Kraemer said, even those who work with personal trainers. While women often say they are afraid they will bulk up, this fear is unfounded, Dr. Kraemer and others say. Acquiring muscle mass requires testosterone levels that women don’t have. Instead, the toning that many women say they want comes from lifting heavy weights.”
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