Diesel On A Dime: 4 Perfect Bodybuilding Recipes
Get ready for 4 perfect diesel recipes that won't break the bank! Please wipe the drool off your keyboard. It's time to shop, cook, and grow!
There's an inescapable mantra in the fitness industry: You gotta eat big to get big! That's easy to say, but what is an aspiring Mr. or Ms. Olympia with a limited budget to do?
Luckily, your growing muscles aren't doomed just because you're short on cash! You can still eat nutrient-dense, high-protein foods that fuel your hard-working body without breaking the bank. In fact, you can make all four delicious recipes with less than 20 bucks!
The total cost for all four recipes runs you less than the price of two Chipotle burritos, my friend. They certainly feed you more than two burritos do, as well, so break out your aprons and get ready to cook up some muscles!
1Mass-building No-powder Protein Smoothie
Total Cost: $1.00 per serving
Watch the Video - 3:45
Constantly replenishing your supply of protein powder can be a strain on your wallet, so here's a weight-gaining recipe that doesn't use protein powder. Instead you get quality sources of protein from liquid egg whites and Greek yogurt, which add the "yum" factor to your smoothie. If you want to add extra calories and sweetness, use a frozen banana instead of ice.
2Strawberry Banana No-powder Protein Smoothie
Total Cost: $0.80
Watch the video - 3:08
No powder, no problem! Just like the previous protein smoothie, you can use liquid egg whites and Greek yogurt for protein, and a broader spectrum of other nutrients, in this tasty recipe. While I chose to use vanilla-flavored yogurt, you can also use strawberry (or even strawberry banana, if you can find it) to enhance the fruit flavors used in this recipe.
If you don't have fresh strawberries and bananas on hand, frozen fruit works perfectly— you just may have to use less ice. Now rub your belly while patting your head and saying, "Mmm!"
3S'mores Protein Cheesecake Total cost: $4.00
Cost per serving (4 Servings): $1.00
I heard you wanted s'more recipes (get it, get it?), so here's one for a cheesecake. I know what you're thinking: "You're killin' me, smalls!"
Watch the video - 5:23
- Use a chocolate protein powder for more of a chocolaty taste.
- Use plain Greek yogurt to cut down on the sugar in the recipe.
4Quick-n-Easy Turkey Chili
Total cost: $5.50
Cost per serving (10 Servings): $0.55
As they say, turkey chili is the meal of bodybuilding champs. Okay, so I might be the only one who says that, but this recipe is packed with so much muscle-fueling protein, workout-replenishing carbohydrates, and tummy-filling fiber that it'll certainly help with your goals and performance in the gym—all for the cost of a Starbucks Venti-sized caramel macchiato!
This chili recipe is mild in terms of heat. For an extra kick, add in Sriracha or some other hot sauce. For additional calories, top your chili with sour cream, cheese, bacon, or anything else you can think of!
Watch the video - 5:49
Finally, here's the full video for all the recipes. Enjoy!