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A Body Building Dessert Recipe

Updated on May 3, 2014
Please note: topping and garnish are for photo purposes only and are not included in the recipe or nutritional info.
Please note: topping and garnish are for photo purposes only and are not included in the recipe or nutritional info.

A Treat to Eat Right Before You Sleep.

Are you serious about burning fat and building muscle? Have you missed eating late night snacks and desserts that you used to indulge in before your journey to a healthier lifestyle and/or weight-loss? Well, I may just have the solution to give you what you crave and need for a late night snack right before you lay your pretty little head down to rest for the night.

Most people still believe you shouldn't eat anytime after 7pm, but, in fact, this is a myth. If you are serious about lifting weights, working out, burning fat, and building muscle, it is, in fact, important and necessary to eat right before going to bed. BUT you have to eat the RIGHT kind of food this late at night.

When you are asleep, your body goes into a catabolic state, or a fasting period, breaking down muscle protein (due to a lack of glucose) to fuel the brain. So, right before going to bed it is important to consume a slow digesting protein combined with a little fat, and a minimal amount of a slow digesting carbohydrate. Healthy fats and carbohydrates will help in slowing the digestion of the protein, and help fuel your muscles and brain for up to seven hours or more. Foods that contain slow digesting proteins, carbohydrates and fats will prevent the breakdown of muscle and will not be stored in the body as fat.

Foods to consider eating before sleeping include:

  • Casein Protein
  • Peanut Butter
  • Flaxseed
  • Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Salmon Salad
  • Canned Tuna with Olive Oil

This original Body Building Dessert contains:

  • Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt
  • Peanut Butter
  • Flaxseed
  • And a Pre-Bedtime Protein Formula containing Casein.

Preparation and Freeze Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: Only serves one.
What you need.  (please note: JamiJay is not promoting or selling any products shown. Pictures provided are for visual purposes only).
What you need. (please note: JamiJay is not promoting or selling any products shown. Pictures provided are for visual purposes only).

Ingredients

  • 80 g Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt
  • 10 g Natural, Unsalted, Peanut Butter
  • 10 g Pre-Bedtime Protein Formula, (Casein)
  • 4 g Flaxseed
Please note: topping and garnish are for photo purposes only and is not included in the recipe or nutritional info.
Please note: topping and garnish are for photo purposes only and is not included in the recipe or nutritional info.

Note:

You are not limited to these measurements, but the nutritional info provided is based on these measurements. Feel free to make adjustments accordingly to your personal body's needs for proper muscle growth and development. You can further educate yourself on bodybuilding forums.

Instructions

  1. In a small dish (preferably silicone) weigh out 80g Plain, Non-Fat, Greek Yogurt.
  2. Add 10g Natural, Unsalted, Peanut Butter.
  3. Add 4g Flaxseed.
  4. Add 10g Pre-Bedtime Protein Formula or Casein.
  5. Mix together well.
  6. Spread and smooth, filling the space of dish.
  7. Freeze.
  8. Pop out and indulge in this surprising delicious treat minutes before going to sleep.

Note:

If your casein or bedtime protein is unflavored, you may use a stevia sweetener.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 104g
Calories 167
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Note:

Nutritional facts may vary.

Sugars found in this recipe are natural. The Greek yogurt contains very little natural sugar. No sugar is added to this recipe.

Cost.

The cost for all ingredients of this recipe are fairly cheap and affordable.

Peanut Butter: approx. $3.99

Greek Yogurt: approx. $5.49

Flaxseed: approx. $1.99 per lb

Casein: approx. $59.88 per 4lb container

*Casein protein has an initial high price, but depending how often it is used, it will last several months.

Need a Pre-Bedtime Formula?

Find Pre-Bedtime formulas that are right for you, your body, and your lifestyle at truenutrition.com

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to ask and share below.

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    • TIMETRAVELER2 profile image

      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      It interested me that you actually weigh the food before using it. I have never done this, but I think it's a good idea. Nice job on this hub.

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      Jami Johnson 5 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Weighing the food ensures you don't eat any extra or unnecessary calories or fat (especially before bedtime). It is actually very necessary to weigh your food (instead of other measuring alternatives) when seriously trying to build your body (bodybuilding or even weight-loss) and it's a lot faster to prepare and cleanup since you don't have to use multiple measuring spoons and dishes.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Never really thought about it this way. At least i have another reason to eat peanut butter before bed.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      You are my hero! One thing I have always struggled with is being hungry a little while before bed. If I don't eat anything, often I become so hungry that I can't get to sleep. The information here is something I haven't run into, and it is extremely valuable to me. And most of the items on the list are things that I genuinely enjoy. Greek yogurt is one of my favorite snacks anywhere, and the recipe looks really good! Thanks again.

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