You bet! That’s what I’ll be eating in the heat of summer with loads of fruit.
In our Facebook Private Group, we were discussing making sure we get enough protein to keep the liver functioning properly. One member complained that she struggles to get it all in because she doesn’t always feel like it. So I asked the question:
“If it was ice cream with fruit & chocolate on top would you feel like it then?”
I was thinking about my protein intake because it’s important for all kinds of things like your skin, connective tissue, muscle building or maintenance, makes hormones and enzymes. As a ‘fish only eating’ vegetarian, I wondered… “if I don’t eat fish every day, would I still be eating enough?” How much protein do I need?
(Note – 2021 Update: I no longer eat tahini, nuts, chia seeds, protein powder, peanut butter and only very occasionally fresh salmon. This is because they are too high in polyunsaturated fats which cause all kinds of issues. Read more about what kinds of issues in this article.)
OMG! I’m in love with these things – Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Something so simple to make yet hits the sweet, savoury, satisfying rich taste that only peanuts can do, all at once.
And if it doesn’t have enough going for it already, I have found this base recipe to be so versatile, it can morph into other things such as a base for a slice, add dried fruit and nuts and they become bliss balls, cover in healthy chocolate and it turns into heaven… with many more adaptations to discover I’m sure, so let’s get mixing.
So last week I mentioned one other food I was researching and experimenting with along with the psyllium husk disaster zone and that is gelatin. Luckily I’ve found a fantastic source of Australian Gelatin.
So you mean that stuff that makes jelly and is made from horses hooves, cows and pigs carcass and everything else scraped off the killing room floor? Well…yes sort of and yes all animal. So if you are vegetarian or vegan, you might want to stop reading right now. As I have explained before, my approach to the food I eat is what feels good to me in terms of physical effects – energy levels, no pain, bloating, tiredness, nothing that is addictive to me, preferring anything that makes me feel refreshed, nourished, and alive. Sometimes that extends to animals and animal products like fish, eggs, occasional dairy and now gelatin.
In my overweight days, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were a food that I would eat until I was sick or finished the whole packet whichever was first. Oi vey!
There was something about the combination of Peanut Butter and Chocolate that just had me all a twitter. It was the flavour I used to pick at Baskin Robbins ice-cream place too, when I used to eat that; however one little scoop of all that richness and I already felt sick, so I didn’t need to eat lots of it Ha ha.
Luckily though I worked out that the key problem causing all of my out of control eating was not understanding sugar. Once you pair it with nutrients, you can still enjoy all the chocolatey, buttery goodness and stop at one or two. Hooray for health food! I love it.