On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a quick and simple, bodybuilder style pre workout meal for muscle gain.
Yes, the pre workout meal is a very important meal to fuel your body with muscle building protein, especially when your goal is muscle gain
However, if you follow a bodybuilder style diet, and don’t struggle with grains and dairy, this pre workout meal is quick and simple to prepare before the gym.
💪PROTEIN FLAX PUDDING: recipe below ⬇️ • If you’re an early morning workout warrior, what do you eat to properly fuel your body before your workout? • If your goal is fat loss, following an intermittent fasting approach, and training fasted, may work better for your goals. • However, if your goal is muscle building, I’d recommend you get something in your stomach before your morning workout to reduce the breakdown of muscle. • If you’re looking for a quick early morning pre workout meal recipe, check out this Protein Flax Pudding. • INGREDIENTS – 1 serving @rootznutrition paleo protein powder (discount code: LiveLeanTV – 2 tbsp ground flax seed – 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk • INSTRUCTIONS 1️⃣The night before, mix protein with flax seeds and water (or almond milk) in a small container. 2️⃣Let it soak in your refrigerator over night. 3️⃣In the morning, the flax seeds will thicken up making it into a pudding consistency. • Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories: 304 Protein: 38g Carbohydrates: 11g Fat: 12g • #liveleantv #livelean #proteinpudding #flaxseeds #preworkoutmeal #preworkoutsnack
Note: I always cook oats on the stove as I never use the microwave.
If you want to check it out, I wrote a blog post about why I never microwave my foods called, 4 Foods You’re Eating Wrong.
A lot of people say oats don’t taste good because they are so bland.
But when you mix some cinnamon and protein powder to it, it adds a really tasty flavor to the oats.
You can also add berries to your oats for added flavor.
You now have a bodybuilder style pre workout meal consisting of a pre workout shake filled with different types of protein from egg whites, cottage cheese, and protein powder.
Then you also have your oats topped with cinnamon and protein powder.
That is going to be a high protein muscle building meal before your workout so you can kick butt when you’re in the gym.
I recommend you eat your pre-workout meal at least 1-2 hours before your workout, so the food can be properly digested before the workout.
Then you’ll be ready and primed to hit the gym.
When food is not properly digested, it can sit in your stomach, as all the blood is rushing to your muscles during a workout, rather than helping with digestion.
Comment below what other recipes and foods you want to learn how to cook with, and I’ll do my best to film a video for you.
Until then, keep Living Lean!
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.