I’ve embarked upon a journey in vegan bodybuilding. Most of you have been following my “Becoming Little Miss Bikini” series so you will already know the ups and downs of eating for a particular look, weight and fat loss as well as building muscle.
Eating bland meals has pushed me into trying to get creative with what little ingredients I can use at this time. Here’s my first crack at a recipe that didn’t turn out like complete garbage.
I’ve included some of my pre-made spice mixes as well as the commercial spices I purchased to help along my journey. You are not chained to buying products online – fear not!
Meal background: This would typically be my second meal of the day. The majority of my carbohydrates come from this meal and my protein shakes, of which I have two per day on workout days.
1 cup of navy beans (because these make me the least gassy)
2 cups spinach
1/4 cup white rice
1.5 cup chopped mixed veggies ( I chose celery, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms & peppers)
High spectrum salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a pot on stove-top and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes, then on low heat for another 10.
The tip here for meal prep is – Triple the recipe for 3 meals, quadruple it for 4 etc… this makes batch cooking a cinch. Which, in the world of bodybuilding is essential for maintaining a work-play-life balance.
Approx 400 calories per serving
24g of Protein