When you think about building muscle, do you imagine a painfully boring diet? I used to, and I know for sure most of you do too! For a long time, a muscle-building workout has been associated with foods that have the excitement equivalent of watching a 3-toed sloth climbing a tree.
It does not have to be this way! In fact, I have prepared some surprisingly tasty recipes for you that I think you are going to love. Ok, ok … I admitted it. They weren’t my idea! I got them from Vince Delmont’s cookbook in his No Nonsense Muscle guide. It’s pretty phenomenal and I highly recommend checking it out!
I’m going to give you some of the amazing recipes right here in this email, but I also recommend that you visit the site if you want them all (and that’s easier to print)
Protein fudge bites
These are great post-workout nipples! Just the punch you need for energy and your protein needs. He doesn’t skimp on flavor, either! Believe it or not, I found this recipe on the web years ago. I loved it and had to share it!
8 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1 cup of oatmeal (get the variety you like best)
1/4 – 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons of honey
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons ground peanuts
First mix the protein, oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, and milk. Next, roll into small bite-sized pieces and then roll up the crushed peanuts to finish. They are very portable and can be frozen for later use.
Nutrition (This is for 1 serving. This recipe makes about 9-10 servings)
6.7 grams of fat
18 grams of carbohydrates
25 grams of protein
You need complex carbohydrates as an important part of your diet. These pancakes should fit the bill.
¼ cup oatmeal
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
5 egg whites
1 tablespoon ground flax
½ tablespoon of cinnamon
Add Splenda to taste
Preheat the pan – leave at medium heat. Mix the ingredients together, then drip by the spoonfuls into the skillet. Flip when bubbles form.
Makes 4-5 pancakes
23 grams of protein
26 grams of carbohydrates
4 grams of fat
Hey, sometimes you just need to get a little creative! Sweet, high in protein and suitable for diets!
1 packet of unsweetened gelatin
1 scoop flavored protein powder (do your best to match the flavors)
Add powdered gelatin to 1 cup of boiling water. Add the protein powder until it dissolves. Once you’re done, toss in a cup of cold water and let it steep. Add low-fat whipping cream if desired.
I am an absolute demon when it comes to cookies! I can’t help it! These were a diet saver for me! Thanks to whoever came up with this recipe! Trust me, we have many more recipes to share with you from the Build Muscle Workout series.
2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
4 egg whites
½ cup of oatmeal
1 cup of blueberries
Combine all ingredients until well combined. Mix in the blueberries and spoon them onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for thirteen minutes. Makes 8-10 cookies.
Nutrition (per cookie)
6.5 grams of protein
0.7 grams of fat
5.5 grams of carbohydrates
If you haven’t tried these recipes, I suggest you do so now. It’s easier to stick with your diet and avoid fat when you’re not hungry for flavor.