My postworkout meals tend to feature a lot of veggies, some egg/meat/chicken/tuna, and, often, a serving of my protein pow(d)ered 'recipe of the day'. This all usually amounts to 45-55 grams of protein, >70 grams of carbs, <15 grams of fat, and ~10-15 grams of fiber. So, take for example today: I went to the gym (where I deadlifted myself silly before doing some 'cleaning'), downed some BCAAs on my way home, put on my apron, cooked up some mushrooms with onions and an egg (check it out) and then made this wonderful protein pudding. The pudding took me literally a minute to make and oh nom nom nom! It was, on the whole, an awesome two-course post-workout meal which I proceeded to devour with so much gusto that I almost levitated :-D
1 scoop (30 grams) of vanilla whey (I use this one by Kinetica)
135 grams of roasted butternut squash (about a cup?)
Yeah, that's all: whey + butternut squash. How do you make it? You just blend the whey with the squash and presto: you've got yourself a protein pudding.
You can add some hot milk + gelatine to turn it more into a custard too but I wanted to eat it right then and there so I did it this way and then topped it with some cinnamon sticks. The cinnamon sticks are obviously optional; I just put there there for aesthetics (and to dip the sticks in the pudding before licking them because I'm a cinnamon fiend and cinnamon sticks are amazing).
This recipe can be made with cooked sweet potato instead of butternut squash too. In fact, I bet a lot of you already have done this! Because it's a match made in heaven - sweet potato or squash + vanilla whey. Mix in a tbsp or two or peanut or almond butter and well... fwaaaaa! It's madness :-D
You can also try it with casein - the ensuing mix will be a lot creamier and mmmm... really really REALLY good!
Macros per serving:
Note: Consider adding a tbsp or orange-flavored fish oils to the mix. I know it sounds odd but, trust me, it works! I would have added some to this one but I was out :-(