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Weird (but Genius) Things That Weight Lifters Really Eat
"Zoats" (aka Zucchini Oatmeal)
Having trouble hitting your veggie goal for the day? Hide some in your morning oatmeal—no, really. Zucchini oats (affectionately known as "zoats") are super simple and add some more bulk to your breakfast with minimal calories. Just shred zucchini, add to oats, and microwave as normal. We promise you won't be able to taste the green (though you might be able to see it). Do it yourself with this zucchini oatmeal how-to video. Try topping it with frozen berries and peanut butter, like in this Instagram from @be_x_fit.
Protein Ice Cream and Proyo
Think there's no place for ice cream in your diet? Think again. Try blending a batch of homemade protein ice cream using this Instagram user's recipe with protein powder, cottage cheese, xanthan gum, and a few other add-ins. Top with anything your heart desires (like peanut butter, cookie or brownie pieces, or fresh fruit and granola). Don't feel like making your own? Try these premade protein ice creams.
Is it even possible not to drool over this epic pancake stack? There are a ton of ways to whip up your own batch, depending on which flavor and type of protein you have. But we have a hankering for this particular molten chocolate peanut butter stack. (More protein pancakes recipes, right this way.)
This 1g-carbohydrate waffle is a magical recipe: Protein powder, an egg, and a dash of baking powder are all you need to get this crispy, fluffy waffle—it's perfect for breakfast or dessert. Top simply, like in this Instagram, or with ~fancier~ toppings of your choice.