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Greek Goodness – Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013

LowDown

I know you’ve heard all the hype about Greek yogurt, and justifiably so.  Not only does it trump regular yogurt in protein content, but it’s also as smooth as Mississippi mud.

I created this recipe after a fun and successful outing to my local Costco one May afternoon.  After drumming up all the ingredients, I thought, “My goodness, this Greek yogurt IS all the rage I’ve been hearing about on the streets.”  All that was left for me to do was name it Greek Goodness.

Preparation:

1. Add 8 oz. of plain Greek yogurt, 2 tbsp of PB, 1/4 c of coconut nectar, 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder and a few shakes of cinnamon to a bowl.

2. Mix thoroughly with spoon until you reach an even consistency.

Tips of the Trade

I’m a big fan of Fage Greek yogurt because I know they don’t use hormones and antibiotics on the cows that produce the milk.

Go with at least an all-natural PB that contains two ingredients or less in the ingredient label.  They should be salt and peanuts.  Organic is best, but all-natural will suffice.

Coconut nectar is a thick, syrupy substance that words can barely describe.  All I have to say is give it a whirl and you will likely never use another sweetener again.  Look for it at your local health food store and support a sweet (no pun intended) company like Coconut Secret.

I’m a big chocolate junkie, but feel free to use any flavor protein powder you like, including unflavored.  Just make sure you support a company that does not have hormones or antibiotics, such as Biochem, Gnarly, Natural Factors or Jay Robb.  I use whey protein because of its high biological value (the rate at which your body breaks down the protein).

Bennies

You get a mega dose of complete protein with this dish as well as unsaturated fats from the peanut butter and a smidge of fiber for good measure.  Cinnamon has been known to regulate blood sugar levels and coconut nectar is low on the glycemic index, raw, organic, unprocessed and gluten-free. This is a great late night meal or breakfast option.

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Kevin Rail

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Greek Goodness – Carnivore’s Corner October 16, 2013

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