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Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Religion on 02/23/2012 12:49:30 MST Print View

Hey Bradley,

Re:
"Don't sell real science short! It's not only your opinion. It's truth and fact."

Many would disagree:-)

This discussion reminds me of something, I have two friends who are close.
One comes from a family where the primary food source is seal meat. They eat very little in the way of vegetable food.

The other friend comes from a strict vegetarian background and eats very little in the way of animal products.

Both are very fit and both are international champion athletes and compete against each other from time to time.

Which one eats the healthiest diet?

Jonathan Rozes
(jrozes)

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
Re: Religion on 02/23/2012 13:05:51 MST Print View

"Which one eats the healthiest diet?"

The more interesting question to me is: what would happen if they traded diets? I bet it would involve flatulence!

Pete Acker
(pka45) - F
Diets on 02/23/2012 13:31:35 MST Print View

Haha, good one...

Kier Selinsky
(Kieran) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Olympic Oatmeal on 02/23/2012 18:47:49 MST Print View

Saw this recipe from an olympic swim coach years ago, don't recall who:
-1 serving of steel rolled oats
-1 serving whey/casein protein (agree with others, stay away from soy, we all probably get too much in processed foods already)
-handful of dried fruit (I like cranberries, raisins, and blueberries myself)
-tablespoon of brown sugar
-half tablespoon of butter or olive oil
-handful of almonds

About 20 minutes after consumption, you'll feel like you're ready for the olympics :)

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Protein Powder on 02/23/2012 19:59:35 MST Print View

I take Fitness Labs NutriFit powder in a baggy. Mix with water for a high quality meal supplement. 2 scoops with 16oz water provides 40g of Protein along with a myriad of other nutrients. Many other brands out there.

Pete Acker
(pka45) - F
Olympic Oatmeal on 02/24/2012 07:00:57 MST Print View

Kier,

That's almost identical to an oatmeal recipe I just came up with and put up on my blog recently. Oatmeal, protein powder, fruit, etc. I had flax meal in it instead of nuts, and cinnamon. Guess I'm ready for the Olympics too!

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Olympic Oatmeal on 02/24/2012 07:07:11 MST Print View

I will have to try that combination, thanks for posting it.
I am a believer when it comes to oatmeal; I read years ago that it is one of the foods that crosses over to "medicine", partly due to the mucilage. Steel cut oats and dried fruit, with a bit of olive oil, is what I eat for breakfast five days a week.

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
Protein to go on 02/24/2012 08:32:07 MST Print View

I have been consuming 120+ grams of protein per day for more than 30 years. This has been in various forms but for the past 15 years or so it has been bars and powder. I have a powdered shake for breakfast and two bars during the day with a meat source as part of dinner.

I have been most happy with the Premier bars at 2.5 oz, 280 cal, and 30 grams of whey. Costco is the best source at $19 for a box of 24. I eat two a day at home and on the trail and will surpass the 10k mark this year.

Another bar I like are the Zone bars with 15 grams, 175-210 cals and 1.75oz. These are soy and whey and more palatable. I have taken powder with me but prefer the simplicity of the bars.

Pete Acker
(pka45) - F
Premier Bars on 02/24/2012 11:56:46 MST Print View

Great tip - I hadn't seen those Premier bars before! Will have to try some...

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: High Protein Trail Foods on 02/24/2012 14:29:05 MST Print View

Peanut Butter Play Dough

Peanut Butter
Powdered Milk
Honey

Mix to desired taste. Powdered milk is a bit gritty right after mixing but it smoothes out after an hour or so. Ideal consistency is not sticky, mouldable. Shape into people, animals, battle scenes, etc. Then eat. I prefer to bite the heads off first, my son likes to start with legs.

Our son is often very finicky but if he's hungry he will scarf this down. I had presumed that it was very high in protein, but doing a little figuring I find it's only about 20% protein.

Using estimated proportions by mass= 5 Peanut Butter: 3 Powdered Milk: 2 Honey I get 140 calories/ounce with 20% protein, 50% fat, 30% carbs.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Peanut Butter Play Dough on 02/24/2012 14:35:00 MST Print View

Peanut Butter Play Dough = Kool food.

Sounds like a good dense source of most anything an active hiker would need.
The powder milk combined with peanut butter has all the amino acids.
20% protein is a good amount of protein.

Kick it up a notch and use Nido(or Klim) instead of non-fat powder milk.

Pete Acker
(pka45) - F
PB Dough on 02/24/2012 15:28:43 MST Print View

Love that Nido! Sounds like a great recipe, I'll have to try it...

Ben F
(tekhna) - F
Whey on 02/24/2012 19:09:31 MST Print View

Be careful, it can seriously mess up your digestive system if you're not used to it. Try it at home for a while before taking it out on the trail with you. I'm not lactose intolerant, and only bought high-quality stuff, and I was a bloated constipated wreck.

Eric Dysart
(ewdysar) - F

Locale: SoCal
Trader Joe's Hemp Protein powder on 02/24/2012 19:13:06 MST Print View

I've been making this as a shake for breakfast for the last two months. I really don't like the taste of soy protein, this stuff has a nuttier underlying taste that I like much more. Some reviewers say that it isn't as smooth or as sweet as regular protein mixes with ingredients that you can't pronounce, but that makes sense to me. At home, I make it with FF milk for extra protein, but I can drink it with just water if needed (like if I didn't go to the store).

• 130 calories per 30g (4 Tbsp) serving
• No saturated fat
• 9 grams of protein (30% protein)
• 500 mg of Omega 3
• 10 essential amino acids
• It is vegan! (no dairy)
• It is soy free!
• It is also gluten free!
• Low in sodium
• High in iron
• High in dietary fiber (11g, that's 36% fiber!)

The entire ingredient list is: Organic Hemp Protein Powder, Organic Palm Sugar, Organic Vanilla Flavor. That's it.

Anyway, I haven't taken it on the trail yet. But I thought that I would throw this out there.

Edited by ewdysar on 02/25/2012 00:19:43 MST.

Texas Chinooks
(TexasChinooks)

Locale: DFW
Re: Re: High Protein Trail Foods - Peanut Butter Play Dough on 03/04/2013 09:31:46 MST Print View

How long do you think the Play Dough would last in July on the Colorado Trail (hot days/Cold nights). I know honey is good, peanut butter is good, and dried milk is good...not so sure how the milk holds up once you mix it with honey and peanut butter.

I plan on using this for my just before bed to warm me up meal

1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (preservative laden kind)
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Nido Whole Dry Milk + a little more till not sticky

Mix in a plastic bowl so it doesn't stick as badly



Peanut Butter = 1/4 Cup = 383 calories 16 g protein
Honey = 1/4 Cup = 258
Nido Dry Milk = 177 calories 8 protein

Total: Calories 818 or 414 per serving
Protein: 24g or 12g per serving

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
whey on 03/04/2013 23:58:41 MST Print View

If you have a trader joes around you get the trader joes brand whey protein in chocolate. Mix it with some Nido and it makes great hot chocolate to have with breakfast and after dinner (dont use boiling water though.. just warm/hot). It mixes very well compared to normal whey protein.