I'm making my own rules today. I was sad, so I took a nap and got up and made myself some protein chocolate truffles and Bengal spice tea with stevia and a splash of cream.
The recipe and macros for the truffles are in this post.
I'm slowly weaning myself off caffeine for health reasons. I'm also slowly weaning myself off meat and dairy.
Changes are hard!
But as I say, it doesn't have to be all or nothing.
I'm not going to throw away the food I have in the pantry or freezer. So I can have 3-4 Vegan days every week and learn as I go. I had my precious ground turkey, vegetable, and potato soup earlier today. I so love those soups!
The goal of my going on a plant based diet is to see what effect it has on my cholesterol. I had it measured yesterday.
I have many reasons to eliminate caffeine, but my main reason right now is to reduce stress on my stomach due to the fact that I'm now taking a medication that is also hard on the intestines. I know from past experience that cutting out the caffeine will help me, as I've done it many times. When I was in college I wrote a paper on it and last year I wrote about it for the Corporate Hippie Connection "Is Coffee Good Or Bad For You?"
It's time to wean myself off coffee once again, hence, the comforting hot herbal tea. I have a friend doing this with me, so I'll check on him next week after Christmas.
The Protein Chocolate Truffle Recipe:
One scoop of Level-1 Vegan Pro
One teaspoon almond meal
One teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Approximated 3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk
I mixed the ingredients in a small bowl and gradually added the coconut milk until it was a nice even paste. Then I divided it into three and rolled them into little balls. I rolled the balls in a little sprinkle of almond meal.
This makes one serving:
Tomorrow I might make the same with maybe a teaspoon of coconut oil. I'll blend it at room temperature and then let them cool in the fridge, which will change the texture.
I also look forward to more Vegan recipes from Shannon in the members-only forum here, who is blogging inside and got her degree learning all about Vegan cooking and has beautiful recipes.
Several years ago I wrote a little Nibbles Fitness Christmas Eve poem, I hope you enjoy it:
Merry Christmas! 🎅 🎄