Build Muscle – With A Salad?

While you might not think of a salad as a ‘traditional’ muscle-building type of meal, here’s a salad recipe I dug up that fits the bill pretty well:

The Ultimate Muscle Building Salad

  • approx 1-2 cups spinach leaves 
  • approx 1-2 cups mixed leaf lettuce 
  • shredded carrots 
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado, diced 
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, diced (preferrably organic, cage free) 
  • 3 Tbsp chopped pecans 
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries 

Top with homemade dressing made of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and Udo’s Choice Oil Blend (3/4 of total liquid should come from the vinegar).

Approx macronutrient breakdown:

Protein: 23 g, Carbs: 48 g, Fiber: 12 g, Fat: 45 g, Calories: 650

It’s got the calories you need to put on mass (largely from the healthy fats) and a decent portion of high-quality protein.  Plus it’s damn tasty :)  Enjoy!

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