Have you noticed that as we age it’s harder and harder to stay trim? Our friend and nutrition expert Clark Bartram says as we get older both men and women lose testosterone, which can result in loss of energy, belly fat, and little or no sex drive. Eating the right foods, he says, can reverse this testosterone-losing cycle.
Clark offers this easy riff on Chinese Ginger Beef that he says helps cut belly fat and can help you get lean. And who doesn’t want to do that, especially since bathing suit weather is just around the corner? Clark specializes in helping men build falling testosterone levels naturally through changes in their diet. He says that the ingredients in this dish will naturally help boost testosterone boosters.
Recipe courtesy Clark Bartram TestMaxMeals.com
Homemade Asian Sauce:
1/2 cup tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
5 tbsp. sugar free brown sugar (like Truvia or Splenda)
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. rice vinegar
4 (10 oz.) packages snow peas
4 tablespoons EV olive oil
2 packages (10 oz.) mushrooms, sliced thin
7 thinly sliced cuts of beef (sirloin steak strips, flank steak)
5 cups organic white rice
To make the rice: In a large stovetop pot, add 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Cover pot to keep steam inside, 25-35 minutes. Rice will be firm but tender. Fluff the rice.
To make the sauce: Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Set aside.
To make the ginger beef: Heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add thinly sliced mushrooms and snow peas. Cook them on high heat, turning occasionally, until browned. Salt midway.
Remove these veggies to a bowl.
To the same skillet, on high heat, add 2 more tbsp. of olive oil. Add thinly sliced meat. (NOTE: Do this in 2 batches, to enable each slice of meat to touch the bottom of the skillet and for meat slices not to be crowded.) Cook meat on one side until it browns.
Turn over all meat slices to the opposite side, and cook more, on high heat, until all slices brown.
Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine, about 1 minute. Turn off heat and add snow peas and mushrooms – and let sit under a lid for 10-15 minutes before storing.