H~ll, I’d like most everything on it, actually!
Maybe that chick at 4-Hour Body Couple was right. Mid-week on the 4HB plan is MISERABLE. I keep telling myself, even the word “miserable” contains the word “able.” But then again, “miserable” also contains the word “miser.” That might just bring the Chicken Soup for the Dieter’s Soul-ish pun down a notch, huh?
But, I digress (and if you want to see more about having clinical digression (<–Hint: that’s not a real thing, I just made that up), check out the AD/HD page on this site!)…. 😉 I am determined not to go to the small grocery just a stone’s throw away, where Ben & Jerry’s, Skittles, chocolate-covered raisins, Junior Mints, Snickers, Good n’ Plenties, bridge mix licorice, and, perhaps most tempting of all, gulab jamun, are sold.
Instead, I’m channeling all my amazing cooking skills. Mind you, these are skills which make me an unusually terrible dieter. I know how to cook, bake, fry, etc, everything from ooey gooey enchiladas to dulce de leche (though I like to call ’em “drunken cakes”) to mouth-melty scones to…you get the picture. Nope. I’m going to channel my cooking skills and make mousse. 🙂 I thought of it the other day as I was making (semi-failed) lava cakes and I’ve been thinking of it ever since!
Mousse! It’s kind of perfectly adaptable to 4HB diets!
I’ve found one 4HB-friendly looking recipe so far, so I’ll share now, and I’ll post later to let you know how it goes. It’s from Felicity Daley Personal Training, called “dessert: No fat, high protein chocolate mousse.” I can’t exactly vouch for Felicity’s personal training services at this point, since it was just the magic Googlator that pointed me onto the site. Still, the recipe looks like it could be good!
This yummy dessert yields only 80 calories, 0g of fat, 1.3g of carbohydrate per serve and a whopping 19g of protein! So dig in!
Ingredients: (serves 1)2 eggwhites
1/2 a serve of myocell chocolate protein
Couple if drops of vanilla essence (optional)
Beat eggwhites into stiff peaks (see picture below). In a separate bowl, combine protein powder with cold water to make a smooth, jello-like paste. Combine the two mixtures, add the vanilla essence and serve!
Now here’s the clincher, or the letdown, or whatever. The recipe uses protein powder. And honestly, I don’t mind! I use protein powder. I’m not sure that protein powder was ever mentioned in the 4HB book, but I like it! It’s only got 2grams of sugar, and it has 25 grams of protein! In the morning, I mix it with my coffee and (here’s the REAL 4HB “no-no”) skim milk. It knocks my protein breakfast right out of the way! (hmm, this may actually be an idea I’d like to share! Maybe I’ll write another post about it, later?)