Banana Split Oatmeal

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Banana Split Oatmeal

This should be "illegal" for breakfast

With a name like Banana Split Oatmeal, you have to think … dessert.  But you’d be wrong!  This is yet another of many breakfast recipes from Metabolic Cooking.  When I made this today, I nearly fell off my chair it was to tasty.  I’ve had a few other anabolic type meals that are good but this takes the cake.  Nothing should taste this good unless it’s laided with sugars and fats.

Let me remind you, I’m still around 9.90% body fat eating this stuff.  Frankly, I’m getting leaner eating this stuff oddly enough because it fits the nutrient profiles I’ve setup for my meal plans.

At this point, I’ve gotten a few emails asking me… “Marc, why are you GIVING these away?”

My answer is simple..

First, you cannot legally copyright a recipe in the United State of America.  You can copyright a secret ingredient, you can the exact wording but you can’t copyright a simple combination of foods.  Putting a banana into oatmeal is not a copyrightable action.  Loophole!

Second… because there’s about 200+ more of these in Metabolic Cooking!  Why hide them?  If I show you a few that are dropping me to my knees in awe, I can only hope you’ll catch onto my excitement and buy the book.  There’s no point in telling you how great these are, I’d rather you make a few I find to be exceptional and then discover for yourself that cooking can be easy and fun and delicious!

As I promised a Twitter friend, I will keep this simple and get to the point.

Banana Split Oatmeal:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• ½ cup oatmeal (quick or rolled)
• 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
• ½ cup skim milk
• Pinch of Stevia
• 1 banana, sliced
• 4 big strawberries, sliced
• 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
• Water

Directions:

1. In a big bowl, mix oatmeal with the milk and complete with water until it completely soaks the oatmeal.
2. Cook in a Microwave for about 1 minute – stir the mix , then microwave for another 1 minute.
3. Let the oatmeal cool down for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the chocolate protein powder, stir.
5. Stir in the banana and strawberry slices.
6. Top with the Greek yogurt and enjoy!

Quick Tip:
I used Vanilla flavored Greek yogurt.  It probably added some additional flavoring.  It wasn’t necessary for me to use any water.  The oats soaked perfectly and the consistency seemed fine to me.  If you want a bit more “liquid” or not as think, you may want to add in a little water.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 334
• Protein: 37g
• Carbohydrates: 42g
• Fat: 2g

- Marc David

What’s Next?

Get this and a lot more breakfast, snack, sides, poultry, fish, red meat and vegetarian ideas from Metabolic Cooking.   Click here to Grab the 7 Cooking Tips report and be prepared for the April 5th launch at half off.

Tuscan Chicken Recipe

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Slow Cook Chicken Recipe

Tuscan Chicken: Slow Cooker

Do you want an easy to make, slow cooker chicken breast recipe that meets all the requirements of a healthy bodybuilding meal?  Maybe on that when you eat the chicken literally flakes apart with eat mouthwatering bite?  If the answer is YES!  Save me from yet another boiled, tasteless, dry chicken meal, then Tuscan Chicken is the answer.

I started making this at 10:34am.  It took about 15 minutes TOTAL to prep and get it into the Slow Cooker (Crock Pot).  After that, I set it to Low per the instructions and headed to the gym.

6.5 hours late, dinner was ready.  Best of all?  I didn’t really have to plan dinner.  It was ready I needed my next meal and I could smell the Tuscan Chicken cooking the entire time.  Seriously, it smelled really awesome!

First Impressions:

Chicken literally flaked off with each fork bite.  The tomatoes added a good flavor, the juices kept the chicken moist.  It was HOT (not spicy) but cooked thru.  I paired this with a Schild Estate Barbossa 2008 Shiraz.  Sorry but I am a red wine fan.  I’m still savoring the experience.  Yes folks, it was that good.

If you don’t have a slow cooker or a Crock Pot or a setting on your oven… get one.  They aren’t that expensive and I’ve come to find that having dinner ready is one less meal to prepare and it’s extremely.. let me say EXTREMELY nice to have a moist, tender, fully cooked chicken breast FLAKE off with eat bite.  Not to mention it packs a serious bodybuilding dosage of muscle building goodness.

5 stars out of 5.  Yes I will make this again.

Tuscan Chicken:

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4oz each)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup chopped onion
• ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips
• ½ green bell pepper, cut into strips
• ½ can (8ox or 220g) black beans, drained
• 1 tomato, diced
• ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
• ½ teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• Salt and pepper

Notes: I used a Leek as I dislike onions.  Even for those who do not like the taste or the thought of onions, using a Leek worked out perfectly.  I used 2 organic Roma tomatoes, diced.  While a friend suggested using diced tomatoes from the can, that would increase the sodium.  I loved the taste of fresh, organic Roma tomatoes.  2 of them filled the crock pot nicely.  3 would have been possible.  Do not use a Beefsteak tomato.  Not enough authentic flavor.  I trimmed ALL the fat off the chicken breasts.

Directions:

1. Put the onion, peppers, and beans in a slow cooker.
2. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and beans.
3. In a bowl, stir together the olive oil, tomatoes, broth, vinegar, oregano, garlic, a bit of salt and pepper.
4. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
5. Cover the slow cooker, set it to low.
6. Let it cook for 6 to 7 hours.

Quick Tip:
6.5 hours worked 100%.  Any longer and it might be dry.  Any shorter and it wouldn’t have been so flaky.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 295
• Protein: 33g
• Carbohydrates: 25g
• Fat: 7g

- Marc David

What to Do Next:

The Metabolic Cooking features various recipes like red meats, smoothies, vegetarian, chicken and fish, snacks, pork, breakfast and sides.  You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

Grab the free report listed below which will help you decide the Metabolic Cooking is right for you.  Just click on the image and get the report.

7 Cooking Tips to Burn Fat Faster

Simple Pork Chop Recipes

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Spicy Pork Chops

You are looking at one page from the simple Pork Chop Recipes section of Metabolic Cooking.  This is another (my 3rd) discover of some of the most simple, tasty, delicious and truly created meals for bodybuilders.  If you are looking for simple to make meals that are slightly tailored for higher protein, less carbs and less fat, then this 3rd cookbook called Metabolic Cooking might be just for you.

How to Make Spicy Pork Chops:

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

• 4 pork chops (4oz each, trimmed of all fat)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• ½ teaspoon chilli powder
• ½ teaspoon ground coriander
• ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Mix oil, garlic, chilli powder, coriander, red pepper flakes, salt
and pepper in a bowl
2. Rub the chops thoroughly with the mixture
3. Cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes
per side or until cooked

Quick Tip:
You can add additional spices or various spices to make it hotter.  As listed, it’s “spicy” for us wimps like me and very mild.  It’s got a kick but nothing wicked.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 201
• Protein: 30g
• Carbohydrates: 0g
• Fat: 9g

If you are a pork fan, and you like semi-spicy type foods, I highly suggest this particular meal.  I used Omaha pork chops and trimmed off any visible fat.  They were as lean as possible.  I had no gristle or fat whatsoever when eating these chops.  I paired it with a red wine.  5 stars.

- Marc David

PS: The Metabolic Cooking features various recipes like red meats, smoothies, vegetarian, chicken and fish, snacks, pork, breakfast and sides.  You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

You will learn how to cook tasty meals for your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

Grab the free report listed below which will help you decide the Metabolic Cooking is right for you.  Just click on the image and get the report.

7 Cooking Tips to Burn Fat Faster

7 New Cooking Tricks to Boost Your Metabolism (free report)

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7 Cooking Tips to Burn Fat Faster

You’re probably not losing as much body fat as you’d like because you’re not eating foods that boost your metabolism. In fact, most people neglect the fat burning powers of food, and that’s a BIG MISTAKE!

Wait, let me get this straight…. Eating can help you burn fat???

Oh yeah. And this awesome free report will show you how, with 7 quick and easy cooking tricks to banish your boring diet and burn fat faster!

Get all 7 tricks here:

7 new cooking tricks to boost your metabolism

It’s brought to you by fat loss cooking experts Dave Ruel and Karine Losier.

Oh, and did I mention it’s free?

7 new cooking tricks to boost your metabolism

Enjoy!

- marc

P.S. - This report is a “pre-launch” for a second cookbook called Metabolic Cooking.  I’ve gotten a hold of one receipe and I’m posting it below.  Feel free to try it out and comment.

P.P.S. - Personally I don’t think you need to blend this, just mix it to make it more solid.  But I’ll let you decide.

Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
(makes 4-6 servings)

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

• 6 egg whites
• ½ cup oatmeal (dry)
•  1tsp Vanilla extract
• Pinch of cinnamon powder
• Pinch of stevia
• Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
• ¼ teaspoon baking soda
• Cooking spray

Directions:

1. First heat a frying pan until hot and then reduce to medium temperature

2. After mixing together all the ingredients in a blender, spray some
pam (or other cooking spray), drop by spoonful onto the pan.

3. When bubbles start to form, place evenly on pancake about 1
tablespoon blueberries.

4. Let them set in before flipping the pancake.

5. Makes about 4-6 pancakes depending on the size.

Nutritionals: (per serving)

228 calories
Protein: 28g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Fats: 0g

 

Natural Products Expo West 2011

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Once again I’ll be headed down to Southern California for the Natural Natural Products Expo WestProducts Expo West tradeshow.  Now most bodybuilders head off to the Olympia or the Arnold Classic.  But you see, just hanging with your current circle doesn’t get you insight into what’s coming next or thinking outside the box.  You’ll get some free supplements for sure but the neat thing about these vendor type shows is… you see what’s coming to the consumer.

Description:

Natural Products Expo West brings together the natural, organic and healthy-lifestyle industry.

Twitter:

I’ll be tweeting my way thru the show.  If there’s something interesting, I’ll share.  Please follow me on Twitter.  I’ll be using the hashtag of #expowest.

- marc david

Hefty Heart Attack Grill Spokesman: Dead at 29

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Blair River

Blair River: Dies Age 29

No jokes here folks.  I don’t make a living off other people’s misery and I’m certainly not blogging about this to say “I told you so.” I don’t know if Blair River was married or not but I’m sympathetic to his family and friends.   My point is that obesity is an epidemic in the United States.  You know that right?

Unfortunately, Blair River, the spokesman for the notorious Hefty Heart Attack Grill has died at age 29 from complications from the flu.

Blair River, the 575-pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, an Arizona restaurant that serves shamelessly high-calorie burgers and fries, died Tuesday at the age of 29, following a bout of the flu.

Did he die from being a customer?  Did obesity kill him?  It certainly didn’t help let’s just say that.  The official cause of death is still unknown.

It’s a rather sad story really from a place that makes a mockery of being obese.  In fact, if you are 350 lbs at the time of your weight-in at the door, you get to eat free!  Oh boy.  What a deal.  I think you’ll get a lot from the video and link to the ABC story.  It’s a bit more than a care to report as I just don’t feel making a mockery from a situation is somehow helpful.

I’m sure about 10,000 other blogs will pick up on this story with links to buy the latest weight loss books or preach how obesity kills.

 

If you have comments, leave them below.

Resources:

ABC News Story on Blair Rivers

Heart Attack Grill Menu

How to Make Oatmeal Taste Better

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Vanilla Cream Oatmeal

Delicious Oatmeal Recipe

If you think oatmeal is boring, plain or you have to be a “hardcore” bodybuilder and eat them raw with just water … WRONG!

If you think McDonald’s Oatmeal is the way to go … WRONG!

What you are about to read is by far the easiest, cheapest, healthy, oatmeal recipe I’ve tried in a decade.

My “buddy” (whom I’ve never meet in my life but am friends with on Facebook; nice usage of the word huh) Dave Ruhl and author of the Anabolic Cooking book did it again with his Vanilla Cream Oatmeal receipe.

Before I start into how awesome this oatmeal breakfast tasted and that you can literally make it anytime (breakfast, snack, dinner, whatever) let me give you a super short list of the benefits of eating oatmeal.

Oatmeal Benefits:

  • Lowers the risk of developing heart disease
  • Promotes satiety or the feeling of being full
  • Promising research with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Assists in regularity (25g of fiber daily is recommended)
  • May reduce risks to certain types of cancer
  • Blood pressure regulation (in diets that include rich amounts of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and plenty of whole grains)

Here’s how to make the Vanilla Cream Oatmeal recipe from page 16 of Anabolic Cooking.

Vanilla Cream Oatmeal:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• 1 cup oatmeal
• 1cup Skim Milk
• 1 scoop (30g) of Vanilla Protein Powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of Stevia
• Pinch of Cinnamon

Directions:

1. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients (except for the Protein Powder)
2. Cook in a Microwave for about 1 minute – stir the mix , then microwave for
another 1 minute.
3. Let the oatmeal cool down for about 3 minutes
4. Add the vanilla Protein Powder

Quick Tip:
You can add 1/ 2 cup of berries (your choice of berries) to add extra flavour.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 531
• Protein: 45g
• Carbohydrates: 73g
• Fat: 6g

Vanilla Cream Oatmeal with Berries

Anabolic Oatmeal Variety

So no more oatmeal in water or plain.  I mean, if that’s what you like fine.  But if you are looking for something different.  Something with taste that meets the criteria of a bodybuilding meal, then you’ve found your next breakfast.

- Marc David

PS: The Anabolic Cooking features over 200 “Anabolicious” step-by-step, easy to make recipes, so you will never be bored with your diet again.You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

You will learn how to cook tasty meals for your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…