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Bodybuilding Cyclist Meals: Build Mass And Go Fast!

As a bodybuilding cyclist, you need to make sure you get more fuel than your average cyclist. Because you have a lot of muscle, you need to eat more protein in order to keep it. So, instead of just packing away the sugar like many cyclists do, you should consume good sources of protein and carbohydrates.

Don’t know what food’s have enough protein and carbs for a bodybuilding cyclist? Then read on for some protein packed endurance fuel recipes that will help you conquer those long days in the saddle!

All of these bodybuilding cyclist meals are Vegan. That’s because I want to show you how easy and flavorful a Vegan diet can be. So don’t be scared to GO VEGAN. As a bodybuilding cyclist, going vegan will better your Strava times and muscle strength!

Bodybuilding Cyclist Meal #1: Spanish Beans And Rice

authentic spanish rice and beansYou cant go wrong with this combination. With enough potassium, carbs and protein for any athletic endeavor, eating a bowl of beans and rice before, or after, a ride will give you long lasting strength and endurance. As a staple food in many countries, beans and rice will soon become a staple in your diet as well!

A cycling bodybuilder needs all the protein and carbohydrates he/she can get, and this meal delivers on all fronts

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Authentic Spanish Rice And Beans
A traditional Spanish meal of rice and beans, with enough protein and carbs for any athlete!
authentic spanish rice and beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
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authentic spanish rice and beans
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan and add, Onions and Peppers
  2. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on medium low, mixing it often.
  3. Add Garlic and cook for no more than 30 seconds, then add the Sweet Paprika and Hot Pepper and Bay Leaf
  4. Stir well for a few seconds and add the rice
  5. Mix well and add the broth.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover it and cook it on low for about 20 minutes.
  7. When rice is cooked, Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I always make 4 servings of this at a time, in order to better utilize my free time. Freeze what you don't need, and you'll always have a nutritious meal at the ready.

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Say “Ole!” For This Staple Of Vegan Cuisine!


Bodybuilding Cyclist Meal #2: Vegan Spaghetti And Meatballs

vegan spaghetti and meatballsIf there is one food that all cyclists can agree is good for performance, its pasta. With an excellent balance of vitamins and minerals, pasta is a pure source of healthy carbohydrates. Consume this meal before a workout, and prepare to set new personal records!

Don’t be afraid to drizzle some olive oil onto your finished dish, as it adds flavor, and essential fats that everyone needs, not just Vegans.

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Vegan Spaghetti And Meatballs
Together with the flavor profile, the macronutrients in this plate of vegan spaghetti and meatballs is off the charts!
vegan spaghetti and meatballs
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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vegan spaghetti and meatballs
Instructions
  1. Boil water, add Salt to taste, and add raw Pasta
  2. While pasta is boiling, sauté Onions and Garlic until tender
  3. Prepare Vegan Meatballs as per directions on container, as preparation methods vary in Vegan meats.
  4. Add Marinara Sauce to cooked Onions and Garlic. Add 1 tsp of Sugar and mix sauce.
  5. After about 8-15 minutes, depending on the altitude, drain the Pasta, and plate it.
  6. Add hot Marinara Sauce over pasta, and top with Vegan meatballs
  7. Garnish with fresh basil, and enjoy!
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Bodybuilding Cyclist Meal #3: Vegan Protein Shake

Vegan Smoothie Recipe ExampleYou might not like their chalky consistency, but there is no better way of getting a quick shot of protein for those lazy vegan cycling bodybuilders than vegan protein powder.

This protein shake utilizes Vegan protein powder, as well as some other tasty ingredients.

While a meal consisting of fresh, whole foods is always superior to a supplement, vegan protein powders will give your body the crucial macronutrients it needs pre, during, and post workout. Vegan protein powders come from a variety of sources, but my favorite is Pea Protein.

Peas are not only packed with protein, but also with many vitamins and minerals crucial for overall health.

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Pre Workout Vegan Smoothie Recipe
Sweet and smooth nutrient packed pre-workout vegan smoothie.
Vegan Smoothie Recipe Example
Course Pre Workout
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 minute
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Course Pre Workout
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 minute
Servings
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Ingredients
Vegan Smoothie Recipe Example
Instructions
  1. In a blender, soymilk, protein powder, dates, peanut butter, and instant coffee. Liquid ingredients first to avoid protein powder clumping.
  2. Blend for 1.5 minutes on high, or until your desired consistency
  3. Pour into serving glass and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Macronutrients:

  • 520 Calories
  • 56 grams of Carbohydrates
  • 16 grams of Fat
  • 25 grams of Protein
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Bodybuilding Cyclist Meal #4: Vegan Pizza Sandwich

Vegan Pizza sandwichOk this one is a no brainer. I wont lie to you and tell you cheese tastes bad, or I don’t like Pizza. Pizza was one of my great loves of my meat eating years. However, in retrospect, does the jailing and torture of animals justify my craving for cheese? I think not, and so the Vegan Pizza Sandwich was born!

Think you cant get enough protein on a Vegan diet? Then eat a mega sized Vegan Pizza Sandwich and get back to me.

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Vegan Pizza Sandwich
Vegans, do not fear! The Vegan Pizza Sandwich is here!
Vegan Pizza sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Vegan Pizza sandwich
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut Baguette in half, and spread Marinara Sauce over one side.
  3. Add Vegan Pepperoni, Red Peppers, and other desired toppings to sauced Baguette
  4. Cover in Vegan Mozzarella, add Dried Oregano, Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. Place Baguette on top oven rack, and toast for 3-5 minutes, depending on your desired bread toast level.
  6. When cheese has melted and bread has toasted, carefully remove from oven, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

To get extra fancy, try drizzling on some olive oil to the sandwich before it goes into the oven for extra goodness.

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Bodybuilding Cyclist Meal #5: Mushroom Risotto With Seitan

vegan risotto with mushroomsGetting fancy with this one. Impress your significant other, be them canine or human, with this Mushroom Risotto dish. I bet even Gordon Ramsay would eat this dish if he was starving on a desert island. Obviously, this isn’t a 5 star recipe, but it certainly has 5 star flavor! All without any meat or dairy, so your conscience and taste buds can rejoice.

There’s also enough protein and carbs in this meal for any cycling bodybuilder, so load that plate up!

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Vegan Risotto With Mushrooms And Seitan
Completely meat and dairy free, this Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms and Seitan recipe is a perfect meal for post workout recovery, or a dinnertime feast!
vegan risotto with mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
vegan risotto with mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Put 6 cups of Mushroom Broth in a large pot at low heat, letting it warm.
  2. Chop Mushrooms into small chunks.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a skillet and add the Mushrooms, cook them at medium-low for 5 to 7 minutes until soft.
  4. Remove them and their liquid. Put aside for later.
  5. Add one tablespoon of Olive Oil to a skillet and add the chopped Spring Onions and cook them for about a minute.
  6. Add the Rice and mix it to coat it with the Olive Oil, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the White Wine while constantly mixing until all the wine is absorbed.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of broth at the time, making sure its completely absorbed before adding another 1/2 cup of broth.
  9. Continue mixing in the Mushroom broth its fully assimilated, and the rice is creamy but aldente!
  10. Remove from stove and add the mushrooms with their liquid and the vegan butter. Garnish plated dish with chopped spring onions or parsley.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
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