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Product Review: Gallon Gear

I was planning on doing a head to head comparison with Isobag. The Isojug has an ice pack.

However; I suspect that it adds a lot of weight (to the already 7lb Gallon) to one side of the jug making it off balance. Anyway; ISOjug declined to participate! I guess they were scared to go up against Gallon Gear!


Joel’s Outrageous ice cream cookie sandwich (sliders) 

Let’s start out by saying this is totally delicious! The Cookies are soft baked and loaded with flavor! The half dipped chocolate makes it rich with flavor! The ice cream is like fresh vanilla and is also full of flavor! The rich creamy ice cream is bursting with flavor and all the flavors together give it a truly layered flavor. 

My only gripes are the size they call it a slider to justify it being smaller, but that doesn’t work! I wish it was bigger for the price! It’s around $4. 

The owner is making multiple flavors! He said chocolate chip mint is coming soon! 

He should roll it in mini chocolate chips like a chipwich! 

I’ve never had a cookie where all the elements were loaded with flavor by themselves! Usually the ice cream is rich and the cookie is dry and sucks or the cookie is rich and the ice cream is plain! 

If you want a burst of flavor and the best thing since chipwich you must track these down! 

They are amazing!!!

-http://outrageouscookiedough.com/


Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Supplement Review: All Day You May! BCAAS

Supplements are meant to do just that: supplement. ALLDAYUMAY was birthed from Rich Piana‘s philosophy that supplements should never take the place of your meals, but rather taken in addition to the food you eat. ALLDAYUMAY is one of the most dynamic products on the supplement market today, formulated to aid your muscle building efforts in numerous ways.
Who says you cannot feed your body what it needs throughout the day, ALLDAYUMAY!
  

 

Key Ingredients BREAKDOWN:
Out of the three Branched Chain Amino Acids this is the one that truly sparks muscle synthesis. Leucine turns the muscle building switch of your cells into the ON position. Do the research! You will find countless studies on how Leucine is the one of the best muscle building components available. With 5 grams per serving, Leucine will flow through your bloodstream ready for muscle building action. 

What amino do you take to help your muscles recovery faster? Glad you asked: L-Glutamine. Glutamine keeps your body in a positive nitrogen state so your body is in constant muscle building mode. It is also the primary energy source for the immune system- keep you healthy. During hardcore workouts a lot of Glutamine is lost, and it is important to replace for optimal muscle recovery. ALLDAYUMAY contains 2.5 grams of Glutamine per serving to saturate your muscles! Glutamine is very anti-catabolic and is very useful in maintaining muscle mass while dieting. 

Metabolites are small puzzle pieces that remain after something has been broken down. They each have their own job to do. Since they are already broken down your body can utilize them very quickly. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just get right to business and take the actual metabolite of Leucine that tells your cells to start building muscle. Well guess what?? You can- it’s called HICA!! 

NAC is one of the most powerful liver support ingredients available on the market. Bodybuilders take a lot stress against their liver. More than the average person. Think of all the protein they eat, all the supplements they take – all being strained and filtered by the liver. N-Acetyl Cysteine is used to quickly restore protective levels of glutathione levels, one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant defenses. NAC makes liver cells more able to protect themselves from ongoing damage. A healthy liver is critical for the longevity of your bodybuilding lifestyle. 

Now this is a cutting edge ingredient! When your muscles are being broken down by weight training, your body starts certain processes to shut down activity to that muscle to prevent further muscle damage when it senses a drop in pH and a rise in lactic acid. COP is a buffer that prevents a drop in pH sp you can keep pushing that muscle beyond the normal failure range. COP works great with Beta Alanine as you would imagine. Acts as an intracellular buffer to help clear lactic acid which can limit performance during training 

Alright let’s make this easy. Ready? When you work out, your muscles build up hydrogen ions. Hydrogen Ions create lactic acid. Lactic Acid lowers pH. Low pH causes your muscles to fail. Beta Alanine turns into carnosine. Carnosine is stored in cells. When pH drops- Carnosine is released. Carnosine is an acid buffer and buffers lactic acid preventing a drop in pH. Prevent pH from dropping by taking Beta Alanine allows you to train that muscle longer and past failure. DONE! 

If you are lifting weights like you should, your joints will take a beating. Shoulder, knee, and elbow joints in particular need to be healthy and able to keep up with your hardcore training. One of the key elements ofALLDAYUMAY is the joint support benefits. Recovery is a lot more than just muscular. D-Glucosamine Sulfate and MSM and two of the most heavy hitting joint support ingredients on the market. MSM is used to promote the rebuilding of muscles and joint tissue. MSM provides a rich source of bioavailable sulfur to support connective tissue repair and regeneration. D-Glucosamine Sulfate is used to increase the cartilage and fluid surrounding joints and to help prevent breakdown of cartilage. 

Having a super healthy immune system and fighting free radicals from exercise is a MAJOR part of your recovery. If free radicals (FR’s) are not neutralized by antioxidant body stores immediately, tissue damage occurs to absolutely every delicate cell membrane touched by these wrecking machines. If not combated against, free radicals lead to tissue damage, fatigue, swelling and pain. You don’t want that do you? Of course not! Microdried Blueberry Fruit Powder has one of the highest free radical absorbing capacities available for human consumption. 

Bodybuilders have been taking L-Carnitine for a very long time. There are so many benefits to bodybuilders that there was no way to not include it in ALLDAYUMAY. Let’s get to this really important benefits. It reduces exercise induced muscle tissue damage. It is a potent fat burner that increases energy levels. It spares glycogen, increases anabolic hormone response, and decreases lactic acid production. L-Carnitine in short will help you stay lean, workout harder, increase muscle building hormones, and improve performance. 

This vitamin is so underrated. Every bodybuilder everywhere should be loading up on Vitamin C on a daily basis. It does much more than fight a cold. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that help keep you in the gym and out of the sick bed, but is necessary for growth and development of tissues. Vitamin C is also essential for the repair of cartilage and bones. Here is something even more awesome; Vitamin C supports a lower ratio of cortisol to testosterone. That means more testosterone in your system! ALLDAYUMAY is not just another bottle of amino acids! 

B-12 is in ALLDAYUMAY for one major reason: to give you natural, stimulant free energy throughout the day. Workouts can leave you tired and diminished. Stimulants don’t last long, and the crash is hard to recover from. Bodybuilders become very dependent on stimulants; which is not a good thing. They will take stimulants just to recover from the crash they get. Nothing is better than having consistent natural energy through the course of the day. B-12 can give you that! Even doctors give their patients B-12 shots for energy. Fight fatigue, stay energized, and stay fresh with ALLDAYUMAY. 

Could you imagine eating all the protein that you do, and your body not digesting all of it. Imagine all that muscle growing protein gone to waste! Bromelain is incredible. It is a mixture of enzymes that digest protein found in pineapples. It is also used to treat swelling and inflammation from injuries which could be very useful to bodybuilders. Supplementing with Bromelain in ALLDAYUMAY gives you added insurance that you are taking the necessary measures to digest protein better. 

If you aren’t sweating as a bodybuilder, you are probably not working out hard enough or long enough. During sweating, your body loses electrolytes- particularly sodium and potassium. These need to be replaced. A loss of potassium can cause negative side effects including cramping in muscles. Cramps suck- BAD. Coconut Water Concentrate is like nature’s sports drink and is a great source of electrolytes. Coconut water contains a variety of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, growth factors and other phytonutrients. Real men eat whatever the F*** they want INCLUDING Coconut Water Concentrate. 

All Day Drink

5%er’s will do What Ever It Takes to ensure their bodies are being fed All Day, and know that to train day in- day out at a high level you need more than just amino acids; the whole body needs to be prepared and ready for the next onslaught in the gym! Stay healthy, stay anabolic, stay strong- 1DayUMay!

Allergy Warning: May contain traces of shellfish.
-Rich-piana.com


It comes 6 flavors. I saw Watermelon and it was all over! Mine! 

I’m glad I got it! It was really good tasting bcaas! The southern sweet is also a crowd favorite, I had it and it was good, but I am not a super fan of iced tea. The mango pineapple is appealing to me and might be my next flavor! I have a feeling the blue raspberry might be too sickening sweet for me. 

I didn’t see a faster recovery time as I recently restarted working out from a 6 month hiatus (out of my hands). 

It still took 4-5 days to stop being sore in my arms. Which leads me to believe that bcaas are bullshit! But I am a creature of habit and superstition lol so I will keep wasting my money! 

When I am broke and lying in the street, at least pick me up a container of bcaas so I can keep my habit going! Lol 

What do you think? Are bcaas a waste of money? Do they work? Do you see increased recovery as they all claim? 


Recipe: Tick and other bug repellant

Ladies and Gentleman! Hiking season is here once again! If you go hiking a lot or have a pet you know it’s also the season for those nasty little Ticks! 

This year is said to be tickmageddon! They are expecting a greater than Normal number of ticks this year! And to make things worse the size of the ticks are becoming much smaller! 


Lyme disease is no joke! You must be prepared! 

Here is a quick home remedy for tick repellant: 

All you need is tea tree essential oil and a spray bottle! It’s that easy! 


As you can see from the price above it is much cheaper than any commercial tick repellant! 

One bottle of essential oil will last years! 

Take a small spray bottle: 


(P.S.) that is Roger That Bianco in the photo. Check him out on Instagram! 

I do give him NExguard chewables as an extra precaution. 

Full with water and add 10 drops of tea tree oil! Shake and spray! 

Spray your legs and shoes. 

For dogs spray, their legs, back, and underbelly. You don’t have to go near their head and face if you do cover their eyes with your hand. 

The bonus is it also helps to make your dog smell better between monthly baths! 


Recipe: Kale Chips

Who likes Kale salad? Yuk! It’s very bitter and I can only handle it in small doses. 

Why should we eat kale? Beside all the vitamins and minerals… Well, 1 in 4 men over 30 are suffering from low testosterone and the number is skyrocketing compared to our father and grandfather’s generations! 

Big culprits are processed foods, daily (milk, cheese & yogurt) and foods that contain Soy. 

One way to combat low testosterone beside not eating the above mentioned foods is to eat green cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, Kale, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Bok Choy etc. 

The cruciferous vegetables help to block estrogen and increase free testosterone. 

Here is a great recipe for Kale chips given by a friend and tweaked by me. 

Ingredients: 

Kale

Pink Himalayan sea salt

Olive Oil 

Fresh lemon juice 

And I add spices such as: cayenne pepper, chili pepper, chipotle pepper, black pepper, garlic or even Italian spices. 

Directions: 

Mix ingredients in a bowl 

Put in a pan and line the pan with aluminum foil. When you bake the chips you don’t want to burn the oil and spices on the pan it’s hard to scrub off. 

Bake in the oven on 350 for 15 mins. 

If you like them extra crispy like I do, broil on high for 1 1/2 mins 

And enjoy! 


Product Review: OneTigris Tactical Service Dog Vest

This is a nicely made vest except for the handle. It seems too thin and flimsy. 

I have mixed feelings about this vest. It is hard to put on Roger as he is always amped up when it is time to go out. The first harness went over his head this one is a little harder because of where the clips are. 

However it does look more comfortable for him and it looks to be more secure. Partly due to the smaller clip size. It does bunch up on him and doesn’t always lay flat like the picture. 

Later this spring I will be reviewing a new harness with cobra buckles. What is a cobra buckle? 

Stay tuned and you will find out! 


Product Review: Pet Products – Good2Go Green Anorak Coat


This jacket looks awesome and military like and can possibly be reversed for emergency signaling (orange bottom). The coat looks like a military parka which I like and it doesn’t restrict the dog due to it not having sleeves, so it has greater acceptance with dogs as they still have freedom of movement and it’s not too tight! 


The bottom is webbed with elastic and you only need to get one arm through the rest (chest and other arm) are velcroed in. As you can see the inside is plush and warm looking. 

It doesn’t seem to be water resistant, but I may scotchguard it. Well, not scotchguard as it contains harmful PFC’s. but  Microseal fabric protector and Vectra Spray, both of which state they contain no Fluorochemicals or PTFE Resin. That way it’s water resistant! Perfect for snowy weather!