Hey guys! Peyton again!
Today I’m going to do a continuation of my podcast from last week and explain another part of my diet that keeps me going during athletic season.
As I’ve mentioned before, yeast-free living is a high protein diet, but that in no way means that I have completely given up carbs. That would be impossible, considering that I sometimes spend up to six hours a day on an athletic field. I often need something to keep me going, and a product I lean heavily upon is Brown Rice Flour.
Made out of natural, organic brown rice, Brown Rice Flour serves as a healthy substitute for white flour in many of my recipes. Although it does contain yeast, this product falls into the category of “Beyond Yeast-free” living: something that is allowed from time-to-time when living yeast-free.
Brown Rice Flour fits into my lifestyle because of its numerous health benefits:
- Naturally gluten-free and high in protein, iron, fiber, and vitamin B
- High in manganese which helps develop cartilage and bones properly
- Helps the body absorb calcium
- Supplies 20% of the recommended amount of magnesium, phosphorus, and copper
- Contains 9% of the daily recommended amount of iron for women
Even with its health benefits, Brown Rice Flour should be used sparingly. In order to stay true to my body and lifestyle, I only consume Brown Rice Flour right before an athletic activity. It is the perfect product for keeping me going at my highest level of performance.
I’d like to rap-up my post today with a link to this awesome Brown Rice Flour Biscuit recipe that I make all the time, courtesy of Simply Gluten Free, found here. I usually eat them by themselves, but they can also be used to make a healthier version of a chicken and biscuit breakfast sandwich!
Enjoy! And have a great rest of the week!
Happy Wednesday! Peyton here!
I have two things for y’all today:
- A podcast about my transition to yeast-free living as a college athlete, found here.
- This amazing recipe for Yeast-Free Protein Balls– my own twist on Hotze’s popular snack!
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
MAKES: 15 Balls
SERVING SIZE: 1 Ball
NUTRITION FACTS: 123 calories, 8.2 g fat, 6.5 g protein, 1.3 g fiber, 1 g sugar
- 1 medium sized Tupperware container
- 1 sheet of Aluminum Foil
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 spoon or spatula
- 1/2 cup measuring cup
- 1 cup of organic nut butter
- 1/2 cup of dry oatmeal
- 1 1/2 scoops of sugar-free protein powder (I use Jay Robb Vanilla)
- 1/2 cup of sugar-replacement product (I recommend Xylitol or Erythritol)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract or coconut oil
1. Place the nut butter, oatmeal, protein powder, and vanilla extract together in the mixing bowl. Stir until sufficiently combined.
2. On Wax paper, spread out the sugar replacement (I used Erythritol) and cinnamon.
3. Using your hands, scoop up an handful of the mixture, rolling it between your palms to make half-dollar sized balls. One at a time, roll each ball in the Erythritol and cinnamon until the ball is completely coated.
4. Once coated, place each ball in the Tupperware container. When finished, place the Tupperware container in the refrigerator. After 10 minutes, enjoy!
Hey guys! I’m Peyton, and I’ll be bringing you the yeast-free portion of our blog!
As an athletics enthusiast, you would think that maintaining a healthy lifestyle has always been one of my top priorities. However, three years ago, I was a thirty-pounds overweight college freshman with non-existent ideas about health and nutrition. Hypothyroidism sent my body through a rollercoaster of weight gains, while a milk allergy left me bedridden for days at a time. Yet it wasn’t until the end of my first semester of college that I experienced a self-awakening.
In December 2010, my mom introduced me to yeast-free living after visiting The Hotze Clinic, and on Christmas day, my mom and I began the six-week, yeast-free challenge that would change my life.
At first, yeast-free meant giving up every food that I had ever enjoyed. My previous diet staples (sugar, bread, corn, and dairy) were all cut from my diet in the course of a day. The first three days of the program were a blur, containing cravings, hunger pains, and moodiness that only come from an extreme body detox. However, my mom and I persevered and we were rewarded at our weigh-in three weeks later, which stated we had both lost fifteen pounds. From then on, there was no looking back.