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Pork Belly With Mushrooms (Keto Bulking Recipe)

I never cooked pork belly before but I was intrigued to try it since it was on discount at the supermarket.

It’s not the big chunk pork belly usually comes in but it was in slices.

Anyway, I decided to try to cook it very simply with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.

Literally, it took me 10 min total to make this and it tasted so freaking great.

On top of that, it packs 900 kcal and almost 40g of protein.
I really cannot understand how people struggle to eat enough to gain muscle mass. It’s not difficult if you choose calorie dense food.

Being so low carb and high fat, this is a great keto bulking recipe.
If you are looking to make some keto gains, you should try this recipe out.

On a bulking phase, you increase your calories. On a ketogenic diet, if you are not tracking your caloric intake, it can be hard to gain weight since this diet is very satiating. With some tricks such as adding heavy cream, butter, or olive oil, this can be overcome.

Too many calories for you? Really easy! Just drop the heavy cream! It will still taste great and it will have 132 kcal less.

Still too many carbs for you? Skip the cherry tomatoes or replace the shallot with garlic. The taste will be different but still delicious since garlic goes great with both pork and mushrooms.

This dish not only is super easy and delicious but it’s also incredibly cheap! No excuses for not building muscle mass here!

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High-Protein Sweet Mango Chicken

I had never tried a sweet&sour recipe before and if they all taste as good as this one I’m completely sold on the idea.

Quite frankly I wasn’t expecting the taste to turn out SO good.

You have the sweetness of the mango that is counterbalanced by the savoriness and umami of the soy sauce and chicken, ending with the crunchiness and aroma of the almonds.

This recipe is a true melting pot of flavors at each bite.

It was so good that I made it again a couple of days later.

As a sweetener I used erythritol but you can use whatever you want. Its purpose is to help to develop a glaze and add extra sweetness. It’s not mandatory but a very nice addition.

Feel free to omit the almonds if you are cutting. You can also replace almonds with sesame seeds.

This is a high-protein recipe. With 62g of protein per serving, this chicken recipe it’s great for bodybuilding,(especially during a bulking phase) or for those looking to put on muscle mass in general.

You can serve it with a salad on the side or with some mashed potatoes or oven baked fries.

This recipe is recommended for the following diets: primal, paleo, iifym.

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Chicken Drumsticks with Cherry Tomatoes

You know when you open your fridge and you can find just a couple of ingredients and get discouraged?

That’s what happened to me before making this recipe.

I opened my fridge and I just had chicken and cherry tomatoes.

On top of that, I wanted to make something quickly.

That inspired me to create this one-pot very simple and easy recipe which also takes 10-15 min to make.
This recipe is great for a meal-prep too since you can make it in advance, store in the fridge, and reheat before eating.

It’s very high in protein and so low-carb that even people on the ketogenic diet can make it.

The taste is completely unexpected: sweet from the cherry tomatoes, sour from the wine and garlic, and great savoriness from the chicken blend together to give you a unique mouth-watering experience.

This makes a great post-workout or dinner when you are looking to pack some muscle mass with an high-protein meal.

Besides being Keto, this recipe is also Paleo, Primal, LCHF, and ofc IIFYM.

If you want to add more carbs, pair this with some rice or (oven baked) potatoes fries.

About the wine: it doesn’t to be the expensive stuff. I truly buy the cheapest there is and, once opened, it can last in the fridge basically forever. You can use wine for a lot of recipes to make them even more delicious so it’s not a waste!

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Keto Caprese

If you are short on time and don’t have enough time to cook this keto lunch recipe can be a lifesaver.

This dish is called Caprese. and I’ve been eating it when I was in Italy very often and it was one of my most favorite meals!

Especially if you use buffalo mozzarella and very fresh cherry tomatoes, this can turn easily into a foodgasmic experience 🙂

Caprese

You don’t need fancy recipes to eat well. This is what south Italian cuisine is all about: few ingredients, simple to make, tastebuds ecstasy guaranteed.

This dish is very low carb, therefore, it can be eaten on a ketogenic diet.

It’s also dirty cheap and very quick to prepare since no cooking is involved!

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Mouth-Watering Italian Pork Sausage with Mushrooms and Ricotta

Pork sausage was on discount, therefore I bought 1.5 kg.

What to do with it?

Pork sausage is one of those foods that you can put together with anything and it will taste superb.

This does indeed in this amazing recipe I am presenting to you today.

It’s pretty low in carbs so perfect for a ketogenic diet or low-carb high-fat (LCHF).

If you don’t care about your carbs intake, this goes perfectly with pasta. I had it with some gnocchi and, boy, was this foodgasmic!

Trust me, it tastes way better than it looks 🙂

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Sausage and Beans (Rural Italian Classic)

Have you ever heard of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill? They are famous Italian actors, famous for action-comedy movies such as “They Call Me Trinity”.

In this movie, there is an epic scene of almost 3 minutes in which the main character is eating a delicious beans course straight from the pan.

The scene is so well done that you start drooling right away.

Your brain goes: “MUST. HAVE. NOW.”

I tried to imagine how that recipe would be like and went about to re-create it. t was as delicious as in the movie.

It was as delicious as in the movie it seems to be.

This is a healthy, high-protein, low-carb recipe which is great for building muscles!

If you want to be as strong as Bud Spencer, you should try this recipe. It’s super easy!

This recipe is also gluten-free.

Note: the carbs indicated on the nutrition label are already net carbs (as in the style of European nutrition labels)

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Pork Sausage with Lentils (Very Filling High-Protein Lunch/Dinner)

How to make a cheap, (fairly) healthy, and high-protein dinner?

Well, you use pork, legumes (lentils in this case), and veggies!

This recipe is a great high-protein lunch/dinner idea since it packs a lot of proteins and a ton of fibers (for those of you struggling with fiber intake!). It delivers an incredible 38g of fibers per serving. If I remember correctly that’s the recommended intake for an adult male!

While being all good for your intestinal health, it’s also very delicious as the aroma of the pork meat perfectly combines with the texture and taste of lentils and tomato sauce. Then, the added spices add a touch of unexpected flavor that blends delightfully with the whole dish.

It’s not a quick recipe (it might require up to 50 min), mind you, since you have to cook the lentils but if you have a slow cooker than it’s perfect!

Since this is a high-calories recipe, it’s ideal if you struggle to gain weight and muscle mass.

This recipe is good also for people on the slow-carb diet!

The amount of carbs in the label is net carbs (as in European nutrition labels’ style).

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Natural Stamina&Libido Boosting Recipe

I know, I know, the title of this video sounds super scammy, but stay with me for a second and I will explain to you why this recipe may (YMMV) will increase stamina and libido.

Sardines Testosterone Booster

I’ve been eating sardines for more than 1 year, every day.

Not only sardines are high in protein, they are also packed with omega-3, vitamins, and minerals. Ah, and I haven’t mentioned how cheap they are…

Where I live (The Netherlands), you can buy a can, containing 88g of sardines for just 53 euro cents!

100g of sardines will provide you with 25g of protein, 1.5g of omega3s (!!), 68% of your RDA of vitamin D3, and 9% of your RDA of zinc.

Why did I mention specifically omega3s, vitamin D3, and zinc?

Because higher intakes of these are correlated with high testosterone levels.

Do I have to tell you why having higher testosterone is good for you?

Besides that, omega3s are anabolic, which means that they promote by themselves increases in muscle mass and strength (you still have to train though).

Stamina Boosting Foods

But this dish doesn’t contain sardines only. We have a whole combo of manliness enhancing foods!

Beetroot

Enhances blood flow in your body. It can be for this reason be used as pre-workout to “increase the pump” or to increase endurance. Now, it has never been studied as a “sexual performance enhancer” but my guess is that if it enhances endurance exercise it will naturally enhance stamina too.

Garlic

Aka “natural viagra” aka “vegetable viagra”. Since I started eating 1-2 cloves daily (steaming or boiling removes bad breath giving compounds) I feel 14 years old again.

Ginger

It is not very well known as testosterone/libido enhancer yet it can increase sperm count and quality, testosterone, and ejaculate volume. Besides that, it’s truly a great “superfood” enhancing also your memory and lowering inflammation.

Then we have other components in this dish that are just straight good for your health and immunity. Because even if you have high libido and stamina, if you’re sick, there’s no use to that 🙂

Sauerkaut are a source of probiotics, fibers, and vitamin C (and lemon juice too). These will make you less susceptible to getting sick and there’s one study saying that vitamin C can lower the symptoms of depression, leading to more frequent intercourses (the study is funded by a pharma company so this last piece might be total bs).

That’s it! Simple, easy, high-protein, and also tastes great! Try this recipe for yourself and let me know how it goes!

References

http://jap.physiology.org/content/82/1/49
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/5/2/509
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26679702
http://jap.physiology.org/content/early/2015/08/27/japplphysiol.00066.2015
http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/102/1/115.abstract?etoc
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2958879/
https://examine.com/supplements/ginger/
https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-c/
https://examine.com/nutrition/non-traditional-use-for-probiotics-illness-in-athletes/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249897
https://examine.com/supplements/beet-root/

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Smoothie Recipe for Strength: Creamy Avocado Pre-Workout

I always wondered: why do people love avocados?

They taste like nothing to me (and this could very well be that the ones we get here in the Netherlands are probably the worst).

Sure, the usual olive oil, salt, and pepper thing. I heard about that already. But, but…where’s mah protein?!?

So, one day, I thought: “what if I put an avocado in my pre-workout smoothie?

Honestly, I was doing just for the calories, I wasn’t expecting much of it.

WARNING: the following recipe will make you want more and more and more and more of it.

As I opened the blender to scoop the whole thing out, I was bewildered to see the consistency, thickness, and texture of this smoothie.

Never would I have predicted what I was going to experience as tasting a spoonful of this recipe.

My mouth watered, my brain starting shouting “holy moly what’s happening here? are we having sex?!”.

Yes my friend, what I was having was not your average foodgasm. This was a real thing.

After that, none of my smoothies lacked this fundamental ingredient, the avocado.

I would strongly suggest you try it as well, next time you make yourself a smoothie and be ready to experience pleasure.

Here you have it, a smoothie recipe for strength!

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Scrambled Eggs with Cauliflower, Garlic and Anchovies

Now cauliflowers are cheap. What can I do with them besides the usual boring “cauliflower pizza”?
I wanted to make something low-carb even keto-friendly for my breakfast. Furthermore, I wanted a low calories high-protein keto breakfast which is quick, easy to make and right delicious.
As usual, I looked at my Italian background and came up with this incredibly delicious and easy keto breakfast recipe.