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A bodybuilder needs to eat a lot more than an average person, not only because of their build, but also because they need lots of energy for their workouts.
This is why breakfast ideas for bodybuilders should be not just unique and high in protein and carbs, but also, they should be quick to make and fun to eat.
Breakfast items can be as simple as muffins or pancakes and even cookies, as long as they provide enough nutrients to the bodybuilder.
Here are 3 of the best breakfast ideas for bodybuilders all around the world, these recipes are all universal and can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.
Protein Rich Oatmeal Cookies
Sometimes, we all want to have a small and light snack instead of a heavy breakfast. What could be better than some delicious oatmeal cookies?
This protein kick will make your morning very delightful, and since it will not take time to make, you won’t have to worry about missing your workout.
Here are the needed ingredients:
- 8 scoops Vanilla Caramel flavoured whey protein powder
- 4 tsp Stevia
- 4 cups of Oats
- 3 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp of Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp of Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of Egg Whites
- 1/2 cup of shredded Coconut
- 1/2 cup of ground Almonds
- 1 cup of Raisins
- 1 cup of Unsweetened Apple sauce
Take out a bowl and mix all the ingredients together. While you are doing that, preheat your oven to around 325 degrees.
Measure about 1 tablespoon of batter for each cookie; these should make about 48 cookies in total. Place the batter onto the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Protein Muffin Delights (Blueberry)
These are no ordinary muffins! They are jam packed and bursting with protein, delicious berries, bananas, and walnuts too! The berries are rich in antioxidants, the banana is highly rich in potassium and the walnuts are amazingly good for the health of your heart.
This recipe is one of the best breakfast ideas for body builders.
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups of Flour
- 1/4 cup of Stevia
- 2 tsp of Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp of Salt
- 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
- 2 Egg Whites
- 3 ripe and mashed Bananas
- 1/2 cup of fresh Blueberries
- 1/3 cup of Almond Milk
- 1 cup of sugar free Applesauce
- 4 tbsp of Vanilla Caramel whey protein powder
- 1 cup chopped Walnuts
The first thing you have to do is; in a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, Stevia, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and the protein powder, and stir well.
Once the mix has been done, take another bowl and now mix the egg whites with the applesauce, almond milk, and the banana. Add the ingredients (dry) to the egg white mixture.
Once all of the basic ingredients have been mixed well, add in the walnuts and the berries. Use a muffin tin and bake it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
White Choco-Peanut Butter Bars
If you are a diehard fan of white chocolate, peanut butter, and a pinch of cinnamon, this recipe is the ideal breakfast idea for a body builder like you.
The best part about this breakfast is that you can take it on the go or save it for later, to have as a snack too!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these delicious bars of heaven.
- 2 cups of dry uncooked Oatmeal (not instant oatmeal)
- 1/4 cup of White Yogurt Chips
- 1/2 cup of Almond Milk or Skimmed Milk
- 1 tbsp of Honey
- 1 tbsp of Cinnamon
- 1 cup of Low-fat chunky or creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Cookie flavoured whey protein powder
There are 8 simple steps you have to follow to make these heavenly bars.
Step 1 is to take out a sauce pan and add milk, honey, and peanut butter to it. Secondly, place this pan over low heat.
Now, add the protein powder and the cinnamon. Stir the mixture until it settles completely. Now you will add uncooked oats to the mix and make sure you do not overcook them; you want them to be medium warm. If the mixture is too thick, add some milk to it.
Spray the baking pan and place the batter onto it. Lastly, sprinkle some yogurt chips over the bars.
After the bars have cooled down, cut them accordingly. It should make somewhere between 12-15 servings. If you want to save them for later, place them in a zip-lock bag and store them in the refrigerator.