Combine ground buffalo with efficient carbs and nutrient dense greens to maximize gains and have lean powerful energy throughout the day.
If your a fan of this website then chances are you lift weights, do yoga, run, exercise, box, sprint or just work 10 hour days and still want the energy to train and better yourself.
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Lets get to it….
What You Need:
2 lbs of grass-fed ground buffalo (or ground beef)
2 Sweet Potatoes
2 large bushels of Kale and Spinach (or two kinds of leafy green vegetables)
4 Garlic cloves
Step One: Prep the sweet potatoes, garlic and onions
Place a small amount of butter on two pans and place them both on low heat. You can use butter, lard, tallow or grape seed oil. Do NOT use olive oil as its flash point is too low and becomes carcinogenic when heated rapidly.
I prefer grass fed butter as its loaded with healthy fats and coats the pan perfectly.
Dice up the sweet potatoes, onions and garlic. Don’t stress about how fine of uniform each piece is. Were going to basically steam them in a covered pot, so just try to make them roughly the same size and shape and they will all cook uniformly. I like to cover the pan with a glass lid and let simmer on Low for 25 minutes. You want them soft and fork tender.
Next, throw the onions and garlic into the other pan and simmer on Low
Step 2: The Veggies
At this point its probably a good idea to take your veggies to the sink and rinse them off. Some leafy greens you by at the store will say “pre-washed” but we highly recommend getting the raw bulk vegetables that do not come in a big plastic box.
Most grocery stores have an organic veggies section and buying large bushels of organic Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach etc are pretty affordable and just simply taste better.
In our example we used two different kinds of kale. Regular Kale and Italian Kale. Take your veggies to the sink and rinse them off and remove the stems. Almost all the micro-nutrients are within the leaf and the stems are unnecessary filler.
At this point the garlic and onion should be a golden brownish color. Add your rinsed and leafy greens into the pan.
This should give the apearence of looking “overflowed”
This is OK.
The greens will take on some of the moisture from the butter, garlic and onions and shrink down. Just occasionally stir and make sure they don’t spill of off the pan.
We want a mix of vegetables that are fully cooked, half cooked and fully raw. Why? Because different nutrients are released by the cooking process and some are maintained in their raw state. We want the best of both worlds. We want our meal to be jam packed with as much nutrients as possible.
Step 3: Time to cook the Meat!
We are pretty much finished. Buffalo cooks fast. Find another pan or use the same pan as the veggies if there’s room.
If you have any sea salt or flavoring feel free to throw in the meat while its cooking but either way the meat will mix with the onions and garlic you have simmering in the other pan.
Once the meat is cooked to your preference take it off the stove and pour a little bit of the excess fat into the sink.
Now find a big bowl and combine your veggies, sweet potatoes and meat into one glorious and hearty hash!
Like I mentioned at the start, everything you have is going to help you.
You can eat this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can eat this before or after you workout. The sweet potatoes are an excellent source of clean energy. The buffalo is chalk full of protein, iron and Beta-carotene.
Garlic boosts your testosterone naturally and fortifies your immune system.
The Kale or Leafy green veggies are packed with nutrients and high contents of magnesium (the majority of Americans are magnesium deficient)
Finally, feel free to add some Cilantro as a garnish. Cilantro has shown to negate the heavy metals built up in the body.
The Final step is to pack it all up for the next few days. Depending on how hard I am training I like to make at least 2 days worth.
Final Note: This meal is highly customizable. Want to add an egg on top for your morning breakfast? Do it!
Love salsa? Add it. Avoid over doing it with salty or sweet sauces however. We have everything we need here and its pretty tasty without anything added.