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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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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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Simple Yet Tasty Pork Sausage Risotto

Today we go for something rather sophisticated but actually incredibly easy to make.

On top of that, it is gluten-free and perfect if you are coeliac and doing bodybuilding.

The recipe is not the quickest but it’s simple and straightforward. This would make you look like a master chef even if your biggest culinary achievement so far has been scrambled eggs.

I would recommend this recipe to whoever has never tried making risotto since it’s very basic and simple and can help you getting started.

Once you can master this high-protein risotto, every other risotto recipe is going to be a no-brainer and will add endless possibilities to your cooking repertoire. For instance, you could try this foodgasmic risotto with pumpkin and pork sausage.

I love to have risotto as my post-workout because I can get in one package carbs, proteins, and fat with benefits of an incredible creamy taste.

Great for when you are bulking and want to eat a lot of calories in a single meal!

Creamy&Crunchy Fragrant Italian Pumpkin, Sausage, and Rosemary Risotto

My plan was to cook this, wait 1 hour and then have dinner.

I failed.

The taste was so delicious, I ended up eating the whole thing after the first “tryout” bite.

In my mouth, there was a mixing of textures and flavors that left me truly surprised and in that ecstasy that only certain food can give you.

The crunchiness of the roasted pumpkin perfectly matched with the creaminess of the rice. The richness of the pork sausage masterfully combined with the smoky fresh flavors of paprika and rosemary.

This recipe is a keeper. It will always be in my repertoire from now on.

This bodybuilding recipe is high in protein and high in calories and gluten-free (great if you are coeliac!).

It’s a perfect bulking meal idea when you don’t have to watch too much at your calories.
I use it as post-workout since it gives you carbs, protein, and fat in a good ratio.

Feel free to change the amounts used to fit your macros.

Hamburgers with Peperonata

No idea how to serve your hamburgers?
Problems getting your veggies in while on keto?
I decided to give these burgers a spin with a traditional Italian dish: peperonata!
Peperonata is sort of a slow-cooked dish with peppers and garlic served with black olives and capers. Traditionally everything is drenched in olive oil but for this recipe, I used the fat from the burgers and beef tallow.
Why beef tallow? I bought it and I was curious to try it 🙂

This recipe is high-protein so perfect for bodybuilders and powerlifters or whoever wants to put on some muscle mass.

Pollo alla Romana

A big traditional Italian classics which is perfect for building muscle and strength too!
Furthermore, this recipe has very low amount of carbs and it’s very cheap and easy to make.
Next time you have guests at home thinking how miserable your life must be on a LCHF diet, serve them this, and you might get a convert right there 🙂

Easy and Quick Ricotta Bulking Dessert (No Cooking)

Ricotta Bulking Dessert

In my opinion, a heavily underrated food is ricotta cheese.
This Italian cheese is different from other cheeses as it is made from whey.

Yes, the same whey used to make whey protein powder.
And let me tell you, this is a much better alternative to whey protein powder (if you are bulking, that is).

Not only it’s more nutritious, contains a healthy amount of fat, and gives you more satiety, it tastes extraordinarily delicious!

If you are bulking and need 1100 kcal of sheer goodness you have to try this recipe.

It’s so easy and quick to make that you have no excuses.

You just need a few ingredients, mix them together, no cooking necessary!

I see your mouth watering already 🙂