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Relentless
07-17-2007, 05:58 AM
Most of you know Nitrean. And if you know Nitrean, you love Nitrean. It mixes well, it tastes good and it's made with high quality ingredients that help you get the results you want with your body.

But what about moving beyond water/milk + nitrean + shaker cup? What about an actual recipe for some kind of non-shake food using Nitrean to add protein and flavour?

If you've ever thought about this, now's your excuse to start experimenting in the kitchen.

Details:

Contest Deadline: August 31st

Prizes:
In addition to ALN kindly putting up some product, this contest is also co-sponsored by the Muscle Menus eBook (http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/bodybuilding-shakes-bars-smoothies.aspx), which has nearly 50 recipes for making your own bars, shakes and smoothies. Naturally we think Nitrean is the best tasting protein ever but even the best taste can get repetitive after a while. There are some great recipes in here to "shake up" your diet.

1st Prize:
2 x AtLarge Nutrition shake products (choose 2 from among Nitrean, Opticen, or Maximus)
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
1 x Recipes and bars ebook

2nd Place
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
1 x Recipes and bars ebook

3rd Place
1 x Recipes and bars ebook


How To Enter:
Post in this thread with a detailed recipe and a picture of you with your jug of Nitrean, eating your creation (we want to make sure it's edible before we let the judges try it). If you're feeling particularly creative, why not give us a photo journal of your cooking efforts? :)


The Rules
1. Open to members of WBB. One entry per member. You may change your entry if you come up with a better (and tastier) idea after submitting your first one.
2. Serious entries only, please.
3. Your recipe should be your own unique creation (or a unique adaptation of someone else's work). If you modify someone else's recipe, give them credit in your post (it's like citing your work in an essay, only with like, FOOD!)!
4. The recipe must include Nitrean as an ingredient (well, duh!).

Judging
The recipes will be judged on 3 criteria:
(1) Nutritional Value: How does this recipe stack up in terms of good macros, quality ingredients, etc. Rated on a scale of 1-10.

(2) Creativity: Anyone can put Nitrean in a blender with milk and ice cream. Bleah. Boring! How can you get some Nitrean in a new and exciting way that doesn't necessarily mean it's drinkable with a straw? :) Rated on a scale of 1-10.

(3) Taste: Our judges are going to prepare your recipe and try it out, and will be posting results of the recipes they try. Rated on a scale of 1-10.



Judges to be announced soon!

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 10:59 AM
Chubrock's Protein Balls

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I hope you like my balls.



Supplies:

1/2 17oz Jar Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 17oz Jar JIF Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
1 1/4 cup of 1% Milk
9 Scoops of Chocolate Nitrean
1 T butter
2 T Cocoa
1 2/3 cup Splenda
1 cup Oats
1 T Honey



Directions:

Heat both Natural and Reduced Fat PB in pot on stove until consistency of honey. Make sure you stir so as not to burn. Gradually add 4 scoops of Nitrean and 1/4 cup of milk into PB. In a separate bowl mix the remaining 5 scoops of Nitrean and 3/4 cup of milk together. Pour into PB and continue stirring. In another pot, put 1 T of butter and begin heating. As butter melts, add 2 T of Cocoa and 1/4 cup of milk. Continue stirring. While stirring, add in 1/3 cup increments, all 1 2/3 cup of Splenda. When completely mixed, pour into PB/Nitrean Combo and add 1 cup of Oats and 1 T of Honey. Stir together and let sit for just a minute or two. It should already begin sticking together fairly well. From here take a 1 T measuring spoon and scoop out individual clumps. Form into balls with hands and lay on wax paper. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then put into Rubbermaid container. Toss into fridge for easy storage.



Comments:

1. Total supplies should make roughly 43T (43 balls).

2. Entire batch has following stats:

Calories- 4068
Fat- 225g
Carbs- 240g
Sugar- 68g
Protein- 350g


3. Individual balls have the following stats:

Calories- 95
Fat- 5g
Carbs- 6g
Sugar- 1.5g
Protein- 8g








I've tried a couple of different recipes with this and so far this is the best I've come up with. They taste great (to me) and have a pretty firm consistency. They also aren't too chewy. They do get somewhat gummy so I recommend keeping them on wax paper in the fridge. Don't put them in the freezer. They'll stick to the wax paper. Overall I like this batch more than any other. Let me know what you think.

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 10:59 AM
That'll probably be my entry. I'll have to make some more as I haven't made any in quite awhile.

Joe Black
07-17-2007, 11:39 AM
Now you just have to post your picture! :)

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 12:01 PM
For sure. I'll also go back and make the directions a bit more straight forward.

Relentless
07-17-2007, 12:34 PM
Excellent submission, Chubrock! I'm impressed!

recommendations:
1) For anything where it's a "jar" or "container" or whatever, specify the SIZE of said container, ideally in ounces or grams.
2) Keep the instructions simple and sequential. break it into sections/paragraphs based on logical components.
3) Adding the nutritional info is a good idea; I'll make that a requirement.

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 12:36 PM
Good points on the whole jar thing.

ericg
07-17-2007, 02:41 PM
Wow. Sounds really good Chubs. Once you get the size of the jars post it up. I may try some of Chub's Balls.

Oh and nutritional info should definitely play a key role.

Good contest!

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 02:43 PM
Haha I'll get the exact size when I can. They're just your normal size jars of PB. No Value Size or anything.

I'll have to warn ya'll. My balls get a bit sticky. I recommend putting them on wax paper as they get a bit gummy.

Chubrock
07-17-2007, 06:36 PM
Alright I just checked it out and the PB jars are 17oz.

KingWilder
07-17-2007, 09:39 PM
I'll post a picture later....

Just a simple shake recipe


Nitrean Berry Blast

3 Scoops Nitrean (strawberry or vanilla)
1 cup low-fat yogurt
0.5 cup blueberries
0.75 cup strawberries
0.5 cup pineapple juice
0.5 cup of ice

blend everything in a blender. Drink all at once or split it up (usually makes me 2 shakes)

Breakdown:
642 calories
8g fat
62g carbohydrate (5g fiber)
87g protein

If split in 2:

321 calories
4g fat
31g carbs
43.5g protein

Relentless
07-18-2007, 07:41 AM
remember, the picture should include you consuming the recipe AND feature a jug of nitrean somewhere in the pic

to me, the ideal pic is the "post cooking" pic, with you in the kitchen amongst the debris of your efforts

mind you, if Stash contributes a recipe, I expect his pic will be "food pr0n". :)

Unreal
07-18-2007, 05:31 PM
Flax/Fiber Protein bars.

http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking1.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking2.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking3.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking4.JPG

http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking5.JPG

Batch 2, added walnuts and banana.
http://home.comcast.net/~nvisokey/cooking6.JPG


Recipe
1 cup whole wheat flout
3/4 cup flax meal (ground flax seed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tbs wheat dextrin (optional, just adds fiber)
1 cup splenda
2 large eggs (I used organic omega 3 eggs)
1/2 cup natural apple sauce (no sugar added stuff)
1 tps vanilla extract
1 tps baking powder
3/4 cup skim milk
3.5 scoops nitrean
1 ripe banana mashed up
1/4 cup walnuts (optional to top)
2 tbps oil (canola or whatever you want to use)

Preheat oven to 350

Combine wet ingredients, milk, eggs, oil, vanilla. Mash up banana and combine with the liquid. Make sure eggs are beaten well.

Combine dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the wet to the dry and stir till well incorporated.

Lightly grease/oil a glass baking dish. I used a 11x14 and a 9x9 depending on size of bars wanted. 9x9 gives thicker bars. Add mixture to baking dish and even out. If you want nuts or a topping add the topping.

Bake 15-20 minutes depending on baking dish. Due to the low fat content it is easy to overbake. If anything error on the underdone side for the first time.

I split it in 9 servings.

Macros
Cals 232
Protein 15.9g
Carbs 21.2g
Fat 7.1g
Fiber 7.4g

RedSpikeyThing
07-18-2007, 08:08 PM
Looks good Unreal! I expect something great from you :)

ALN, this is a great contest. I like the idea and I'll be submitting something soon!

EDIT: This is open to Canucks, right?

Unreal
07-19-2007, 07:30 AM
I've already ate 3/4 of the batch. Sucks to do this and be cutting. The girl friend is a picky eater even at 2 of them and really likes them. Just need to do something to add some moisture. Either more egg, more applesauce, or bake for a little less. Going to add some walnuts and maybe a banana to the mix. Should be wonderful.

Relentless
07-19-2007, 09:33 AM
EDIT: This is open to Canucks, right?

Of course.

I wouldn't support a contest that didn't include my Canadian brethren (and sistren).

Unreal
07-19-2007, 10:09 AM
I'll probably come up with a few different things, but for my protein/flax bars, how would people like to see the macros. More fat? More carbs? Once I get the mix correct I'll add some walnuts or some sort of chopped nuts to up the flavor and fat content. Just didn't want to waste them on test batches.

ericg
07-19-2007, 01:02 PM
I'll probably come up with a few different things, but for my protein/flax bars, how would people like to see the macros. More fat? More carbs? Once I get the mix correct I'll add some walnuts or some sort of chopped nuts to up the flavor and fat content. Just didn't want to waste them on test batches.

I would like to see a bit more protein and fat, less carbs. I am diabetic so I like to watch those as much as possible. I am anxious to see the ingredients so it sheds some light on what sources the carbs are from.

Unreal
07-19-2007, 01:11 PM
Ingredients off top of my head

Nitrean
Omega 3 eggs
Milk
Flax Meal (just ground flax seed)
Stone Ground Whole wheat flour (main source of carbs)
Natural Apple Sauce (only about 50 cals worth, for texture/moisture)
Splenda
Salt
Baking powder
Vanilla

Made up a second batch, added 1/4 cup of walnuts, and a mashed up banana. Added alittle more nitrean. Ill try to keep adding more and more nitrean per batch to see where it messes up the texture. That is the easiest and best way to add more protein. The nuts are an easy source of fat that can be optional. As for removing carbs, the main source of carbs is the whole wheat flour. I can only think of one thing that could maybe change that up. Maybe lower the flour and add some oat bran or more flax meal to take the place of the flour.

Second batch is at home cooling. Will sample as a PWO snack. Had 3 bars for lunch, and 2 for breakfast. The first batch is totally gone. So far even the original batch is pretty damn good.

getfit
07-19-2007, 01:14 PM
I will definently try this Unreal.I can taste it through the screen hehe :)

Unreal
07-19-2007, 02:21 PM
It is pretty good. It is strawberry just from the nitrean. All I have is chocolate or strawberry so that is what I'm using. Some pureed frozen strawberrys mixed in would work great too.

Relentless
07-19-2007, 02:47 PM
Unreal, can you consolidate your recipe/info to a single post and then just keep editing that post as you update?

If an entry is spread across 15 posts on 2 pages of the thread, odds are I'll lose patience and not include it for judging. ;)

NOTE: Not to drive too fine a point, but anyone else who submits a recipe, please try to be organized like Chubrock. He has his balls very well organized. :)

Chubrock
07-19-2007, 02:57 PM
NOTE: Not to drive too fine a point, but anyone else who submits a recipe, please try to be organized like Chubrock. He has his balls very well organized. :)



You have no clue how often I hear that...

HahnB
07-19-2007, 03:11 PM
I might have to put my protein bars on here with a few modifications. Gonna be a few days though-great idea for a contest.

Unreal
07-19-2007, 03:13 PM
Will do. Was going to put the actual stuff in the first post once I finalize it. Also going to work on a carrot cake, and some others. I'll probably land up with 3-4 recipes. From now on I'll give each its own post with pictures and everything.

Relentless
07-19-2007, 08:17 PM
Will do. Was going to put the actual stuff in the first post once I finalize it. Also going to work on a carrot cake, and some others. I'll probably land up with 3-4 recipes. From now on I'll give each its own post with pictures and everything.

Just make sure you tell us which is the 'official' entry, Ms Childs.

Chubrock
07-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Somebody go ahead and try my balls and let me know what you think.

VikingWarlord
07-20-2007, 10:08 AM
Oh...what the hell. I actually just made these, right before I saw this thread. It's nothing spectacular, but I like them.

Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes (1 serving)

1/4C Aunt Jemima Whole Wheat Pancake mix
1/2C Skim Milk
1 Scoop Nitrean (any flavor works well)
1tsp vegetable oil
1 egg white

Mix it all up, pour on a griddle. Eat. More milk for a thinner batter, less milk for a thicker batter. How many it makes depends on how big you want to make them.

Macros:
332 Cal
44 g Protein
6.5g Fat (2g Sat)
33g Carbs (3 Fiber)

I eat half pre-workout and half post-workout on days I don't work.

I like this because it's just a base for whatever you want. Sometimes, if I'm breaking from a diet, I'll use chocolate Nitrean and throw in some dark chocolate pieces. Use Strawberry Nitrean and throw in some fresh strawberries or some smashed banana. It's very open to experimentation.

Pics are forthcoming

VikingWarlord
07-20-2007, 11:05 AM
Ok, picture time.

RedSpikeyThing
07-22-2007, 04:00 PM
Frozen Drumstick Cake
Base
4 scoops At Large Nutrition's Vanilla Nitrean (chocolate would probably be good too)
24 Mr. Christie Nilla Wafers
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup Becel light Margarine
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

Melt margarine and peanut butter. Mix all ingredients together, keeping some of the mixture to sprinkle for topping. Press mixture into 9"x13" pan.

Filling
2 scoops At Large Nutrition's Vanilla Nitrean
1 cup non-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup Splenda
4 eggs
3 cups Cool Whip Light

Combine Nitrean, cottage cheese, Splenda and eggs in blender. Fold in Cool Whip and spread over base. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top.

Freeze overnight.

Nutritional Information
Whole Cake
Calories: 2859
Fat: 144 g
Carbs: 179 g
Protein: 229 g

Per slice (1/10 of cake)
Calories: 285.9
Fat: 14.4 g
Carbs: 17.9 g
Protein: 22.9 g

Notes
It's pretty high in calories, but it's a damn good desert. There are a couple things you can do to add some more protein to it:
- Replace a cup of Cool Whip with a cup of cottage cheese
- Replace 8 Nilla Wafers with 1 scoop Nitrean

I'll edit this with pics when I pull it out of the freezer tomorrow :drooling:

Unholy
07-22-2007, 05:26 PM
That cake sounds ****ing good.

ray34iyf
07-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Oh man. That sounds awesome. I think I'll just have to whip that up for myself tomorrow.

Invain
07-22-2007, 07:12 PM
Unreal: Not sure if it's something with just the camera and that certain picture, but there's something wrong with your banana man. It looks grey... very grey.

getfit
07-22-2007, 08:41 PM
That cake sounds ****ing good.

seriously! OMG I'M DROOLING

ray34iyf
07-25-2007, 06:49 PM
Oh my God. That cake was unbelievable. Throw in the fact that it isn't that bad health wise, it's great.

RedSpikeyThing
07-25-2007, 09:33 PM
Oh my God. That cake was unbelievable. Throw in the fact that it isn't that bad health wise, it's great.

glad to hear it :) The crust was kinda dry on mine....I think fewer cookies might be the way to go.

BTW will get pics up when I have batteries for my camera

Jorge Sanchez
08-02-2007, 02:28 PM
I shouldn't have come into this thread while I'm hungry. I'm going to have to try out many of these recipes.

Questor
08-02-2007, 03:57 PM
I want two buckets of Maximus. I am not a bad baker. I will therefore attack this contest with the intensity I attack my squats.

ray34iyf
08-04-2007, 12:03 PM
Nitrean/Banana Cheesecake

3 Large Ripe Bananas
1 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Pecans
3 scoops Nitrean
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Substitute(1/2 Splenda + ¼ cup maple syrup)
1 Tablespoons Butter + 4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, Melted
24 Ounces Cream Cheese Substitute(1 Cup Cottage Cheese + 4 Tablespoons Butter)
5 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and have a 10-inch springform pan ready. Put the unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and roast in oven for about 15 minutes until black. Take out of oven and let cool.
Peel and set aside.

Turn oven down to 325 degrees.
Add Pecans to blender and give a few pulses. Now add Nitrean, Oats, and Brown Sugar Substitute. Chop the ingredients until they are a uniform texture. Put mixture into a large bowl. Carefully mix in the melted peanut butter and butter. Press wet mixture into an even layer in springform pan. Mix together the Cream Cheese Substitute in blender until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add the roasted bananas, the vanilla, and rum. Mix until smooth.

Pour the filling into the springform pan over the crust you pressed in earlier. Smooth the top. Place pan on a baking sheet and put in the oven. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours. When done, the cheesecake will be a light golden brown on top and will pull slightly away from the sides of the pan.
Cool cheesecake in pan at room temperature for about 15 minutes and then place in refrigerator.
Cool overnight. Enjoy. :drooling:

Whole Cake-
CALS: 2705
PROTEIN: 163g
FAT: 164g
CARBS: 127g

Small Slice-1/8th Cake-
CALS: 338
PROTEIN: 20g
FAT: 20g
CARBS: 16g

I'll post the pics up later after I've tried it.

ray34iyf
08-04-2007, 01:45 PM
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/8/21515443177.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6195914)

http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/8/21515443232.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=6195915)

Joe Black
08-06-2007, 03:43 PM
fixed the pic url for you :)

D Breyer
08-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Great idea for a contest

Relentless
08-21-2007, 06:42 AM
Nice work so far folks!

Official Entries so far:

Chubrock: Chubrock's Protein Balls
KingWilder: Nitrean Berry Blast
Unreal: Strawberry Flax Nitrean Squares
VikingWarlord: Whole Wheat Nitrean Pancakes
RedSpikeyThing: Frozen Drumstick Nitrean Cake
ray34iyf: Nitrean Banana Cheesecake

We need at least 10 entries to have a real contest, so I would encourage anyone that has been delaying their entry to shake a leg and get it out there.

I will also be circulating an email to the membership, advertising the contest and the hard work you all have put into crafting these delicious recipes.

ray34iyf
08-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Yes, please get in a few more entries. I want to win me some Maximus! :D

Relentless
08-21-2007, 04:24 PM
Yes, please get in a few more entries. I want to win me some Maximus! :D

I must admit I'm keen to try your recipe.

ray34iyf
08-22-2007, 10:58 AM
What I've found is that the cheesecake goes especially well with vanilla ice cream. Hmmm..I should add that as part of the recipe.

Walrus
08-26-2007, 10:31 AM
Would these all work with Opiticen as well?

ray34iyf
08-29-2007, 03:01 PM
I seriously hope that people are waiting till the last second on the entries. It'll be no fun if we don't have enough.

RedSpikeyThing
08-31-2007, 08:02 AM
I guess it isn't going to happen?

ray34iyf
08-31-2007, 08:28 AM
It's hard to understand why more people haven't jumped on this. It took me only a few hours to make that cake and the reward if of winning is great. Come on guys, let's go.

ray34iyf
08-31-2007, 08:29 AM
I think it'd be a good idea to extend the deadline a while unless we get some last minute entries.

Stumprrp
08-31-2007, 11:34 AM
id love to try this but ive never baked before just a cook.

ray34iyf
08-31-2007, 01:54 PM
If you can follow directions, it's easy as can be. Seriously, it'll take you like 2 hours to whip something up.

BG5150
09-13-2007, 07:51 AM
So, WHO WON?

Relentless
09-13-2007, 08:18 AM
We'll proceed with the entries we have so far.

I am working on getting judges to test the recipes.

Stay tuned.

Relentless
09-26-2007, 08:08 PM
All righty -- I am making a shopping trip to buy ingredients for test runs on all the recipes, either tomorrow or on the weekend.

Stay tuned!!

Organichu
09-28-2007, 07:18 AM
I understand that voting is undertaken by a selected group and that there's no real public sway. However, and I say this with full sincerity, Chubrock's balls are, well, divine.

Chubrock
09-28-2007, 08:00 AM
I understand that voting is undertaken by a selected group and that there's no real public sway. However, and I say this with full sincerity, Chubrock's balls are, well, divine.

Much appreciated Organichu. Glad you liked them.

Relentless
09-28-2007, 02:26 PM
Made the shopping trip today.

Look for recipe prep notes this weekend.

ray34iyf
09-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Awesome. Looking forward to feedback on these!

Chubrock
10-02-2007, 08:18 AM
So anybody else tried Chub's Protein Balls yet?

Chubrock
10-09-2007, 07:47 PM
How'd the cooking go?

Relentless
10-10-2007, 09:04 PM
I have made all of the recipes except for the frozen drumstick cake.

Once I get that made and tested there will be a big report and prizes awarded. It'll probably go in the newsletter as well.

Chubrock
10-11-2007, 05:39 PM
Sounds good man.

zela
10-14-2007, 01:22 PM
i gotta make some of those, look damn good.

Chubrock
10-18-2007, 10:58 AM
Alright now Relentless...

Relentless
10-24-2007, 08:35 AM
Update: Was buried with filmmaking work over the last few days.
I have prepared all the recipes and I am currently writing up the summary/report and consulting with Daniel about the prize awards.

More news soon.

R.

Joe Black
10-25-2007, 02:25 PM
I have seen the summary/report and you guys are gonna love it...

So much so, I am gonna up the prizes a little ;)

Chubrock
10-25-2007, 02:32 PM
Haha very nice. Hopefully my entry was worthy enough for a prize.

ray34iyf
10-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Sweet. I've been looking forward to this for a while.

Relentless
10-28-2007, 12:53 PM
Nitrean Recipe Contest

Thanks to all who entered, and thank you for your patience in the slightly extended judging period.

I have slightly expanded the judging criteria in order to present a more complete picture of each recipe. The recipes were judged as follows:
1) Nutritional Value: Does this recipe contain a decent macro breakdown for the typical WBB member, who is a strength or fitness athlete of some sort? Does it use quality ingredients? Scored out of 30.
2) Creativity: Is this recipe unique and interesting? Scored out of 20.
3) Taste: This one is pretty subjective, but hey – that’s life. It’s also pretty important. Scored out of 30.
4) Ease of Preparation: How easy/hard was this to make and were there any dangers/pitfalls. Scored out of 10.
5) Quality of instruction: How easy was it for me to follow the recipe? How well did you document your creation? Did you include pictures, as instructed? Scored out of 10.

These 5 factors will combine to give an aggregate score out of 100, which is used to determine the ranking of the recipes.


1) KingWilder’s Nitrean Berry Blast
TOTAL SCORE: 74

Nutritional Value: 24
Creativity: 8
Taste: 24
Ease of Preparation: 10
Quality of Instruction: 8

The recipe as presented by KingWilder:

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Nitrean Berry Blast

3 Scoops Nitrean (strawberry or vanilla)
1 cup low-fat yogurt
0.5 cup blueberries
0.75 cup strawberries
0.5 cup pineapple juice
0.5 cup of ice

blend everything in a blender. Drink all at once or split it up (usually makes me 2 shakes)

Breakdown:
642 calories
8g fat
62g carbohydrate (5g fiber)
87g protein
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Notes: This was the first recipe I tried and I made it just before going out and playing football. The nutritional values are generally pretty good, with the recipe heavily skewed towards protein (52%). That said, there are a lot of carbs, so if you’re cutting, this probably isn’t the best choice. There were also minor errors in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 668 calories in this shake, not 642. Ultimately, this wasn’t a terribly creative entry, as it was a shake. The taste was pretty good – the sharp acidity of the pineapple contrasted nicely with the yogurt/nitrean. The texture of the shake was very thick, which is either good or bad depending on your preferences. I found the lowfat yogurt (which is artificially sweetened) gave it a bit of an aftertaste. It was dead easy to make, though. The recipe was also simple and easy to follow, although Kingwilder failed to post a picture as part of his entry.


2) Chubrock’s Nitrean Protein Balls
TOTAL SCORE: 83

Nutritional Value: 25
Creativity: 18
Taste: 24
Ease of Preparation: 8
Quality of Instruction: 8

The recipe as presented by Chubrock:

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Supplies:

1/2 17oz Jar Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 17oz Jar JIF Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
1 1/4 cup of 1% Milk
9 Scoops of Chocolate Nitrean
1 T butter
2 T Cocoa
1 2/3 cup Splenda
1 cup Oats
1 T Honey

Directions:
Heat both Natural and Reduced Fat PB in pot on stove until consistency of honey. Make sure you stir so as not to burn. Gradually add 4 scoops of Nitrean and 1/4 cup of milk into PB. In a separate bowl mix the remaining 5 scoops of Nitrean and 3/4 cup of milk together. Pour into PB and continue stirring. In another pot, put 1 T of butter and begin heating. As butter melts, add 2 T of Cocoa and 1/4 cup of milk. Continue stirring. While stirring, add in 1/3 cup increments, all 1 2/3 cup of Splenda. When completely mixed, pour into PB/Nitrean Combo and add 1 cup of Oats and 1 T of Honey. Stir together and let sit for just a minute or two. It should already begin sticking together fairly well. From here take a 1 T measuring spoon and scoop out individual clumps. Form into balls with hands and lay on wax paper. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then put into Rubbermaid container. Toss into fridge for easy storage.

Comments:

1. Total supplies should make roughly 43T (43 balls).
2. Entire batch has following stats:

Calories- 4068
Fat- 225g
Carbs- 240g
Sugar- 68g
Protein- 350g

3. Individual balls have the following stats:

Calories- 95
Fat- 5g
Carbs- 6g
Sugar- 1.5g
Protein- 8g

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Notes:
The nutritional values are generally pretty good, skewed somewhat towards Fat. There aren’t too many carbs, which is nice. There were again minor errors in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 4385 calories in this recipe, not 4068. I thought this was a very creative entry. These smelled AMAZING when I was cooking the ingredients on the stove. The taste was pretty good – about what you’d expect from peanut butter, Nitrean, and oats. They smelled somewhat better than they tasted, though. Which isn’t to say they didn’t taste good – just that the smell promised more flavour than was actually there. There is a minor danger with these balls though… I don’t know if it’s the peanut butter, the oats, or something else but once they’ve had a day or two to sit in the fridge, you can’t eat them without a glass of milk or water – they will stick to your throat! The recipe was relatively simple and easy to follow, although I very nearly scorched the peanut butter and Chubrock failed to post a picture as part of his entry.






3) VikingWarlord’s Whole Wheat Nitrean Pancakes

TOTAL SCORE: 82

Nutritional Value: 24
Creativity: 13
Taste: 25
Ease of Preparation: 10
Quality of Instruction: 10

The recipe as presented by VikingWarlord:

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Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes (1 serving)

1/4C Aunt Jemima Whole Wheat Pancake mix
1/2C Skim Milk
1 Scoop Nitrean (any flavor works well)
1tsp vegetable oil
1 egg white

Mix it all up, pour on a griddle. Eat. More milk for a thinner batter, less milk for a thicker batter. How many it makes depends on how big you want to make them.

Macros:
332 Cal
44 g Protein
6.5g Fat (2g Sat)
33g Carbs (3 Fiber)

I eat half pre-workout and half post-workout on days I don't work.

I like this because it's just a base for whatever you want. Sometimes, if I'm breaking from a diet, I'll use chocolate Nitrean and throw in some dark chocolate pieces. Use Strawberry Nitrean and throw in some fresh strawberries or some smashed banana. It's very open to experimentation.
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Notes: The nutritional values are generally pretty good, with the recipe skewed towards protein (48%). That said, there are a fair number of carbs, so if you’re cutting, this probably isn’t the best choice. There were also minor errors in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 366.5 calories in this pancake, not 332. I thought that this was more creative than a shake but the use of the premade pancake mix mitigated that somewhat. I guess creativity and ease of prep will always be at odds. The taste was damn good. “Mrs. Relentless” liked these a lot as well. Per the attached pictures, our little 8 month old also tried to get at them, they smelled so darn good! I ate these plain. I ate them with butter. I even tried them with maple syrup and found that I liked them better just with butter. These pancakes were dead easy to make. The recipe was also simple and easy to follow, and VikingWarlord posted a great picture as part of his entry.




4) Unreal’s Flax/Fiber Protein bars

TOTAL SCORE: 85

Nutritional Value: 26
Creativity: 16
Taste: 25
Ease of Preparation: 8
Quality of Instruction: 10

The recipe as presented by Unreal:

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Recipe
1 cup whole wheat flout
3/4 cup flax meal (ground flax seed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tbs wheat dextrin (optional, just adds fiber)
1 cup splenda
2 large eggs (I used organic omega 3 eggs)
1/2 cup natural apple sauce (no sugar added stuff)
1 tps vanilla extract
1 tps baking powder
3/4 cup skim milk
3.5 scoops nitrean
1 ripe banana mashed up
1/4 cup walnuts (optional to top)
2 tbps oil (canola or whatever you want to use)

Preheat oven to 350

Combine wet ingredients, milk, eggs, oil, vanilla. Mash up banana and combine with the liquid. Make sure eggs are beaten well.

Combine dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the wet to the dry and stir till well incorporated.

Lightly grease/oil a glass baking dish. I used a 11x14 and a 9x9 depending on size of bars wanted. 9x9 gives thicker bars. Add mixture to baking dish and even out. If you want nuts or a topping add the topping.

Bake 15-20 minutes depending on baking dish. Due to the low fat content it is easy to overbake. If anything error on the underdone side for the first time.

I split it in 9 servings.

Macros
Cals 232
Protein 15.9g
Carbs 21.2g
Fat 7.1g
Fiber 7.4g
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Notes: The nutritional values are generally pretty good, and it’s balanced in P/C/F. In fact, it seems to be targeted at a Zone Diet, 30/40/30 P/C/F. That said, there are a fair number of carbs, so if you’re cutting, this probably isn’t the best choice but if you’re on the Zone, this is a good choice, I guess. The quality of the ingredients was very good. There were also minor errors in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 212 calories per serving, not 232. I thought that this was pretty creative. The taste was quite good, and both Mrs Relentless and I enjoyed the bars. The recipe was pretty easy to follow and I encountered no major pitfalls. Unreal documented his recipe extremely well with pictures.




5) RedSpikeyThing’s Frozen Drumstick Cake
TOTAL SCORE: 81

Nutritional Value: 24
Creativity: 16
Taste: 24
Ease of Preparation: 8
Quality of Instruction: 9

The recipe as presented by RedSpikeyThing:

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Base
4 scoops At Large Nutrition's Vanilla Nitrean (chocolate would probably be good too)
24 Mr. Christie Nilla Wafers
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup Becel light Margarine
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

Melt margarine and peanut butter. Mix all ingredients together, keeping some of the mixture to sprinkle for topping. Press mixture into 9"x13" pan.

Filling
2 scoops At Large Nutrition's Vanilla Nitrean
1 cup non-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup Splenda
4 eggs
3 cups Cool Whip Light

Combine Nitrean, cottage cheese, Splenda and eggs in blender. Fold in Cool Whip and spread over base. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top.

Freeze overnight.

Nutritional Information
Whole Cake
Calories: 2859
Fat: 144 g
Carbs: 179 g
Protein: 229 g

Per slice (1/10 of cake)
Calories: 285.9
Fat: 14.4 g
Carbs: 17.9 g
Protein: 22.9 g

Notes
It's pretty high in calories, but it's a damn good desert. There are a couple things you can do to add some more protein to it:
- Replace a cup of Cool Whip with a cup of cottage cheese
- Replace 8 Nilla Wafers with 1 scoop Nitrean.
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Notes: The nutritional values are not too bad for a dessert, with the recipe skewed towards fat (44%). That said, there are a fair number of carbs, so if you’re cutting, this really isn’t the best choice. Keep in mind also, that 24 cookies are part of the recipe. There were also minor errors (this seems to be an ongoing thing) in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 2928 calories in this cake, not 2859. I thought it was pretty creative. The taste was alright and it DID taste sorta like a drumstick. I found I could really taste the splenda and the Cool Whip light, however. This was not too hard to make, but the recipe should not call for a blender to be used. Instead, a food processor or hand mixer should be used – I have a decent blender and when I put the cochee and such in the blender, it liquefied a small portion on the bottom but didn’t mix up much else. Not too useful.





6) ray34iyf’s Nitrean/Banana Cheesecake
TOTAL SCORE: 83

Nutritional Value: 20
Creativity: 18
Taste: 28
Ease of Preparation: 8
Quality of Instruction: 9

The recipe as presented by ray34iyf:

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Nitrean/Banana Cheesecake

3 Large Ripe Bananas
1 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Pecans
3 scoops Nitrean
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Substitute(1/2 Splenda + ¼ cup maple syrup)
1 Tablespoons Butter + 4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, Melted
24 Ounces Cream Cheese Substitute(1 Cup Cottage Cheese + 4 Tablespoons Butter)
5 Large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and have a 10-inch springform pan ready. Put the unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and roast in oven for about 15 minutes until black. Take out of oven and let cool.
Peel and set aside.

Turn oven down to 325 degrees.
Add Pecans to blender and give a few pulses. Now add Nitrean, Oats, and Brown Sugar Substitute. Chop the ingredients until they are a uniform texture. Put mixture into a large bowl. Carefully mix in the melted peanut butter and butter. Press wet mixture into an even layer in springform pan. Mix together the Cream Cheese Substitute in blender until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add the roasted bananas, the vanilla, and rum. Mix until smooth.

Pour the filling into the springform pan over the crust you pressed in earlier. Smooth the top. Place pan on a baking sheet and put in the oven. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours. When done, the cheesecake will be a light golden brown on top and will pull slightly away from the sides of the pan.
Cool cheesecake in pan at room temperature for about 15 minutes and then place in refrigerator.
Cool overnight. Enjoy.

Whole Cake-
CALS: 2705
PROTEIN: 163g
FAT: 164g
CARBS: 127g

Small Slice-1/8th Cake-
CALS: 338
PROTEIN: 20g
FAT: 20g
CARBS: 16g
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Notes: Wow. 56% calories from fat. Maybe the best use of this recipe isn’t for someone who’s trying to stay lean but rather as a way to sneak more protein into the diet of someone… There were also minor errors (this seems to be an ongoing thing) in the values presented for the macros… assuming the P/C/F numbers are accurate, there are 2636 calories in this cake, not 2705. I thought it was very creative. The taste was BLOODY FANTASTIC. This was the best tasting recipe of the bunch. I rather suspect that it’s because of all the lovely lovely FAT! :) I fed this to various people and they couldn’t tell it wasn’t a ‘real’ cheesecake – I may very well use the ‘cream cheese substitute’ trick elsewhere in my cooking. This was not too hard to make, but the recipe should not call for a blender to be used. Instead, a food processor or hand mixer should be used – I have a decent blender and as with the drumstick cake I made earlier, when I put the cochee and such in the blender, it liquefied a small portion on the bottom but didn’t mix up much else. Also; be aware of the size of the pan. I probably used a smaller pan and as a result my crust on the bottom was a little thicker than maybe it should have been. My fault not Ray’s – just something to watch for when you’re making this yourself. Ray34iyf had good pictures and generally a great recipe though!




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So, the final standings for the recipe contest are:
1st place: Unreal’s Protein Bars
Prize:
2 x AtLarge Nutrition shake products (choose 2 from among Nitrean, Opticen,
or Maximus)
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
1 x Recipes and bars ebook


2nd place: ray34iyf’s Cheesecake
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
1 x Recipes and bars ebook
$30 ALN credit

3rd place: Chubrock’s Protein Balls
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
1 x Recipes and bars ebook
$20 ALN credit

All 3 other participants will receive:
1 x You don't know SQUAT t-shirt
$10 ALN credit

Contact Daniel Clough (site owner) via PM for details on how to claim your prizes.

I would add that ALL of these recipes were worth making and trying and I enjoyed eating all of the food. There’s nothing here that won’t work or that will taste bad – there are only varying degrees of prep work and taste.

Thank you and congratulations to all entrants!

Relentless

RedSpikeyThing
10-28-2007, 03:14 PM
Congrats on the win Unreal! Why am I not surprised? You've got a couple cool recipes up in the Recipes forum.
PS thanks for the shirt ALN!

Chubrock
10-29-2007, 06:12 PM
Nice job guys, and thanks for the write up Relent. My balls didn't fair to bad considering I haven't tweaked the recipe any.

Joe Black
10-31-2007, 04:43 PM
Unreal: Pm me your product choices, t-shirt size and full name and address and we'll get you handled.... Also pm me your email address and I will get you a copy of the ebook.

ray34iyf & Chubrock: check your pm for the discount code.

If you want the t-shirt now (without an order) pm me your full name and address and we'll get you handled. If you want to place an order, place one online, use the discount code and just make us aware in the comments field about the SQUAT t-shirt and your size.. Also pm me your email address and I will get you a copy of the ebook.

RedSpikeyThing, VikingWarlord & KingWilder: check your pm for the discount code.

If you want the t-shirt now (without an order) pm me your full name and address and we'll get you handled. If you want to place an order, place one online, use the discount code and just make us aware in the comments field about the SQUAT t-shirt and your size..

Cheers!

Daniel

VikingWarlord
11-04-2007, 10:45 AM
Unreal: Pm me your product choices, t-shirt size and full name and address and we'll get you handled.... Also pm me your email address and I will get you a copy of the ebook.

ray34iyf & Chubrock: check your pm for the discount code.

If you want the t-shirt now (without an order) pm me your full name and address and we'll get you handled. If you want to place an order, place one online, use the discount code and just make us aware in the comments field about the SQUAT t-shirt and your size.. Also pm me your email address and I will get you a copy of the ebook.

RedSpikeyThing, VikingWarlord & KingWilder: check your pm for the discount code.

If you want the t-shirt now (without an order) pm me your full name and address and we'll get you handled. If you want to place an order, place one online, use the discount code and just make us aware in the comments field about the SQUAT t-shirt and your size..

Cheers!

Daniel

I didn't get a PM, but I'm planning to place an order in the next week or so.

This is really cool of you too, Daniel. Thanks!

Joe Black
11-13-2007, 01:13 PM
guys,

It's getting a touch complicated who has what.

If you haven;t received what you are due, please PM me ASAP and I will handle it.

SRD
11-16-2007, 05:33 AM
Hi guys

James from MT here, and co author of Muscle Menus Shakes, Bars & Smoothies

Hope the winners enjoy it

Some great recipes here too