This 3 ingredient yogurt cake is tangy with a texture kind of like a cross between custard and cheesecake. Recipe first, then a bit of explaining later…
Ray Peat has shocked his followers by declaring on some recent podcasts that he has been experimenting with lower protein. (Date for reference July 2022.)
The amount he mentioned was 50g being the minimum for health and he was at about 60g at the moment. He found that if he reduced his protein to this amount, he was able to use less of his thyroid supplement and stay in good health.
There is no doubt that cheese is a wonderful food in the Ray Peat line up. When weight loss is a consideration however, the protein vs fat equation comes into play in all the cheeses you are eating.
This post was inspired by two of the members of our private Facebook group who were discussing cottage cheese and the fact that it was awful and tasteless. Another issue was gut irritation.
Everywhere I read about special teas to help you lose weight, or shakes, or pills or any other fan-dangled thing that is supposed to cut your appetite or help with curbing cravings. I’m just wondering why this is necessary?
Why do you need to stop feeling your cravings?
High protein snack on the run? Yes please!
Macadamia Protein Bites are a combination of all the good fats which get the tick of approval in a Dr Ray Peat style diet.
These days I cut the pieces up a little smaller as I keep to only 40g of fat a day and that seems to keep my weight in check.
Everyone seems to live life in a rush these days, racing to work, play or exercise. I don’t think it’s slowing down any time soon, so these Protein Chocolate Bars will have you eating healthy on the run.
This is why I love my protein packed treats that you can make once a week and keep in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast or snack any time.
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.)
This Protein Bar recipe was another accident as I am still on my quest to make a brownie type of treat without a truckload of dates in it. Everything still turns out yum, if not an interestingly different texture to what I envisaged. However once again it’s good enough to add to the recipe list and something I would make again.