June marks the end of spring and beginning of summer, and what better way to celebrate dads, donuts, and warmer weather than with a fresh batch of healthy and delicious Signature recipes.
Bodybuilding.com Signature Kitchen July 01, 2019 • 3 min read
Spring and summer are the best times to enjoy fresh, delicious foods and warm-weather fun, and this batch of Signature recipes delivers on both! Choose between any of our all-natural and healthy smoothie recipes for a quick meal you can take with you for some fun in the sun, or whip up a batch of high-protein donuts or brownies for your next summer barbecue. Afterward, you can relax and unwind with a healthy “mocktail” or a fresh batch of real fruit sorbet.
Ultimate Green Smoothie
Packed with kale, avocado, and hemp hearts, this truly is the ultimate green smoothie recipe. Bananas, peaches, and honey bring a no-sugar-added burst of natural sweetness, while a scoop each of Signature Creatine Monohydrate and Glutamine promote better recovery. Enjoy as a post-workout recovery snack or as a healthy waist-slimming breakfast.
Kiwi and Kale Recovery Smoothie
Kiwi and kale and creatine, oh my! This all-natural recovery shake has all the leafy green goodness of a green smoothie with the tropical twist of kiwi. Add or substitute glutamine for an extra recovery boost!
Oat Cocoa Smoothie
If you miss your warm oatmeal or hot cocoa in these warm summer days, look no further than this chilled chocolatey oatmeal shake. Made with Signature Oatmeal Cookie whey, quick-cook oats and ground flaxseed, this shake has all the fiber and nutrition of a hearty bowl of oatmeal in a convenient on-the-go shake. A healthy dose of cocoa and cinnamon means you can simultaneously satisfy your mocha craving while you kick-start your morning with this refreshingly cool breakfast shake.
Healthy Peanut Butter Glazed Donuts
The first Friday of June is National Donut Day, established to honor female volunteers who served donuts to soldiers during WWI. What better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of these healthy and delicious homemade protein donuts?
Now, I know what you’re thinking: Making protein donuts at home never works—the texture is wonky, they fail to rise—but not this recipe! The secret ingredient is apple cider vinegar, which reacts with baking powder to create the lighter, fluffier batter that makes these donuts truly special. Signature Oatmeal Cookie Whey protein powder helps balance out the macros, and a quick and easy natural peanut butter glaze keeps this recipe low-sugar but still deliciously decadent. One bite and you’ll see, these donuts have a melt-in-your mouth, cake-like crumb that is even better than the real thing!
Healthy Greek Yogurt Brownies
“Healthy brownies” may sound too good to be true, but with the triple-chocolate combination of cocoa powder, bittersweet morsels, and Signature Chocolate Whey, these brownies are the real deal. Almond flour helps keep the carbs low, while Greek yogurt and coconut oil provide healthy fats and protein. Chopped Cookies and Cream Crunch bar adds an extra chocolate cookie surprise when you bite into these rich and delicious protein brownies. Whip up a batch to take to your next summer barbecue, or save them all for your post-workout stash!
Craving your favorite sugary cocktail but trying to stay low-cal and sugar-free? Try this fresh summer “mocktail” instead! Made with fresh fruit and Signature Blue Raspberry BCAAs, this is the perfect relaxing refreshment at the end of a long summer day.
Add an extra zip to your favorite sangria with Signature Tropical Pineapple Amino Plus Energy. The blend of amino acids help with muscle repair and recovery, while the caffeine and green tea extract give you a boost of energy to wake up and enjoy the festivities all summer long.
5-Minute Strawberry Pineapple Sherbet
If you’ve never tried to make your own frozen treat, this is the recipe for you. No fancy popsicle molds or ice-cream makers needed here—just a simple food processor or a high-powered blender. This recipe calls for frozen strawberries and pineapple, but you can experiment with your favorite frozen fruit for your own unique spin. Add a few scoops of creatine and you’ve got yourself a natural and refreshing warm weather treat that’s great for your muscles, too.