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mutantcolors wrote:
Real strict BB type dudes might not like this one, but I melt down a square of 100% chocolate into my oatmeal. Needs a little sugar because DAMN it is potent stuff. Not the powder, the brick of pure chocolate. Good antioxidant I believe, as well.


I think that is a great idea.

JM

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mutantcolors wrote:
Real strict BB type dudes might not like this one, but I melt down a square of 100% chocolate into my oatmeal. Needs a little sugar because DAMN it is potent stuff. Not the powder, the brick of pure chocolate. Good antioxidant I believe, as well.


Not for preWO but...
I will chop up 100% pure chocolate/cocoa bar, mix it with Sweet N Low and extra virgin coconut oil, let it get warm to the point that the coconut oil melts and mix all this together. Stick it in the fridge to let it set, take it out and chop it up / break it up again. This tastes amazing and can be added to anything...I prefer to put the chunks into my thick protein shake/pudding.

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Cake batter for breakfast baby! I bought the stuff one day slightly on a whim after reading about health benefits of PURE cocoa, thinking "oh I like strong flavors, no big deal." WRONG. Even I found it inedible on its own, so I had to concoct something so as to not waste it. Boom, chocolate oatmeal.

Super delicious. I dig the coconut oil idea too. Before I moved to Thailand a couple weeks ago, I was using the coconut oil in my coffee, along side the choco-oatmeal. Great way to start the day before crushing a mountain of eggs.

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Hi John! What kind of shoes do you wear?


I was using Kangaroos for years and they finally fell apart - so those are Pumas...not sure what exact title is of shoe though...very comfortable...

Hey John, have You ever tried the Vibram Five Fingers ( http://www.vibramfivefingers.i... )?
I'm tryng them today...

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Jany81 wrote:
John Meadows wrote:
gunnisar wrote:
Hi John! What kind of shoes do you wear?


I was using Kangaroos for years and they finally fell apart - so those are Pumas...not sure what exact title is of shoe though...very comfortable...

Hey John, have You ever tried the Vibram Five Fingers ( http://www.vibramfivefingers.i... )?
I'm tryng them today...


NOOOO! I refuse to wear those. They break man code.

JM

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mutantcolors wrote:
Real strict BB type dudes might not like this one, but I melt down a square of 100% chocolate into my oatmeal. Needs a little sugar because DAMN it is potent stuff. Not the powder, the brick of pure chocolate. Good antioxidant I believe, as well.



Any reason you go for the solid block over the powder? Don't the blocks usually have some additives to melt and mix it in order to solidify it?
You can little bags of 100% pure raw cacoa powder at most grocery stores.
The flavour of that stuff is magical, it just needs sweetener, but the flavour itself is the cleanest, best tasting chocolate flavour ever.
The one I usually get is made by Navitas. I just add it to shakes, cream of rice, jasmine rice with some splenda and half and half, sprinkle it on ezekiel bread with peanut butter and splenda. BOMB.
Looking at the pack right now (added it to my coffee):
14g (2.5 tbls)
1.5g fat
9g carb (4g fiber, 0 sugar)
3g protein
245mg potassium
100mg magnesium
plus all the antioxidants and polyphenols.
Ingredients: 100% cacoa

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John Meadows wrote:
mutantcolors wrote:
Real strict BB type dudes might not like this one, but I melt down a square of 100% chocolate into my oatmeal. Needs a little sugar because DAMN it is potent stuff. Not the powder, the brick of pure chocolate. Good antioxidant I believe, as well.


I think that is a great idea.

JM


Yeah, I put 100% cacao powder in lots of stuff. Morning coffee, protein shakes, greek yogurt, food.

I've developed a taste for it.

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Jscoope wrote:
mutantcolors wrote:
Real strict BB type dudes might not like this one, but I melt down a square of 100% chocolate into my oatmeal. Needs a little sugar because DAMN it is potent stuff. Not the powder, the brick of pure chocolate. Good antioxidant I believe, as well.



Any reason you go for the solid block over the powder? Don't the blocks usually have some additives to melt and mix it in order to solidify it?
You can little bags of 100% pure raw cacoa powder at most grocery stores.


Hmm, that's strange tho Jscoope. Raw cacao should be high in fat and low in carbs.

Anyway the whole timing of this raw cocoa in your PWO slush was awesome timing cause I tried the same thing recently haha.

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John Meadows wrote:
Jany81 wrote:
John Meadows wrote:
gunnisar wrote:
Hi John! What kind of shoes do you wear?


I was using Kangaroos for years and they finally fell apart - so those are Pumas...not sure what exact title is of shoe though...very comfortable...

Hey John, have You ever tried the Vibram Five Fingers ( http://www.vibramfivefingers.i... )?
I'm tryng them today...


NOOOO! I refuse to wear those. They break man code.

JM

Hahahaha....tried them yesterday!
Funny shoes, my friends teased me but some girls come to me watching them and touched my feet...never happened!
Very good with deadlift! Have to adjust my setup on squat because my ankles was suffering the pronounced excursion but not a bad squat.
The impression was an higher enphasis on quads and higher feeling!
APPROVED

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"Cocoa powder: This unsweetened powder is pulverized, partially defatted chocolate liquor."

"Unsweetened chocolate: Also known as ?bitter? or ?baking? chocolate. This is pure chocolate liquor, composed solely of ground cocoa beans."

In other words, they done gone messed it up, like 2% milk.

http://candy.about.com/...a/chocguide.htm

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Since watching Part 1 I've been using cream of rice pre-workout. It tastes great but kind of expensive when you consider it's just rice. So I made my own and it's much cheaper. Just put your raw rice (white, brown, Jasmine, etc) into a small coffee grinder and 10-20 seconds later you have the same stuff that's in the box but it's much cheaper. Don't grind it too long or you'll end up with a rice flour. I tried to do it in bulk in a larger food processor but it didn't work. It microwaves up just a little different but the taste and consistency are nearly identical to the box stuff.

I like the idea of doing this with brown rice mixed with nut butter for a meal outside the peri-workout period or adding protein powder to make dense rice protein peanut butter cookies.

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That's my kind of thinking right there. Always a better, cheaper, faster etc etc way.

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Dan you got some good recipes! I tried the homemade chocolate bar with some sweetened coffee for a mocha type flavor and it was great! I can't buy cream of rice of where I live so I'll try the blender idea. I do it with oats anyway.



Here is my "cream of oats" recipe I think is a winner.

Boil water. In a medium bowl mix:

120g ground up oats (3 servings = ~75g carb)
4-6g ground cinnamon
10-15g cacao , 90%+ (mine come in small 5g bars at 95%...not sure how it would translate to powder. ~8g fat)

In blender put a small or medium sized banana, under 100g.
Once water has come to a boil, mix just enough in the bowl to be able to stir the ingredients. Put a little bit of water with the banana and blend. Transfer the banana slush to the bowl and mix more. Should be somewhat pasty. Mix for awhile and let oats cook. After awhile put a scoop of whey protein in (the sweeter the flavor the better) and mix. Whey protein should make it a little more watery, but if you want a more liquid consistency add some more water and then eat : )


I don't have easy access to sugar free syrups and sweeteners, or cream of rice, so I had to get creative. I wanted cinnamon in there to see if it would help at all with insulin sensitivity, and because I love cinnamon. I grind up a lot of Quaker oats at once and put them in a old protein bin so I don't have to do it every morning. The banana is there to add sweetness and get some good nutrients from old Mother Nature. I eat this when I wake up and am in the gym training within an hour. Works great for me.

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JM, the cream of rice is so good. I have started using the crunchy almond butter instead of the creamy and it is even better. I know it serves as a great pre w/o meal but would it be just as effective on an IF style diet where my first meal isn't until after lifting?

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Mateus wrote:
JM, the cream of rice is so good. I have started using the crunchy almond butter instead of the creamy and it is even better. I know it serves as a great pre w/o meal but would it be just as effective on an IF style diet where my first meal isn't until after lifting?



Well I don't worry so much about how quickly food is absorbed following my "normal" food protocols post workout, but IF does make me get a little bit antsy about having carbs that digest more quickly. I would probably hold off on the fat and just have protein and cream of rice IF doing IF.

JM

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John Meadows wrote:
Mateus wrote:
JM, the cream of rice is so good. I have started using the crunchy almond butter instead of the creamy and it is even better. I know it serves as a great pre w/o meal but would it be just as effective on an IF style diet where my first meal isn't until after lifting?



Well I don't worry so much about how quickly food is absorbed following my "normal" food protocols post workout, but IF does make me get a little bit antsy about having carbs that digest more quickly. I would probably hold off on the fat and just have protein and cream of rice IF doing IF.

JM


Thanks JM!

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