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)

234 calories
6.7 grams of fat
18 grams of carbohydrates
25 grams of protein

Pumpkin pancakes

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

Nutrition

217 calories
23 grams of protein
26 grams of carbohydrates
4 grams of fat

Protein gelatin

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.

Blueberry cookies

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)

54 calories
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.

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