I’m pretty sure it’s a rule that when you take out a UCI licence and become a bike racer that you also have to make a protein shake/smoothie everyday. Shakes are a great, fast way to get nutrients in after a ride, but the same shake every day can get a little boring. Thankfully, this year Muscle MLK has supported our team, so I have had the chance to experiment with my favourite protein shake recipe. But I can’t have a smoothie at every meal…
In the last few weeks, I’ve been testing some new protein treats and cooking with Muscle MLK powder. Here are a few of my favourite recipes that I’ve used this season to get some variety in my protein intake, I like the Vanilla flavour best, so that’s what I’ve been using on these recipes.
I like to make these and use them on a long training day as ride food. The high protein intake is good for a long, steady day. If you’re going to be burning sugars and doing some intensity in your ride, keep these for recovery.
In addition to post ride smoothies, almost every cyclist also eats oatmeal at least once a day. This recipe is great way to throw a curveball into your same old oatmeal recipe.
Any meal with maple syrup is a win for the good guys, throw some Muscle MLK in there and add some more nutrition in there and you can’t get any better.
Give them a try and let me know what you think!