The Great Protein Debate

August 18, 2015


How much protein can you consume at one time? I consume all of it. The body’s ability to metabolize protein into usable amino acids for muscle growth is highly dependent on the individual and their lifestyle. I think it’s humorous that we’re worrying about how much protein we’re consuming at once and not how many carbs we’re taking in while sitting at an office 40+ hours a week. The problem most have is not having an adequate supply of quality protein. That 6-inch turkey sub maybe cashed you in 15 grams of protein. That’s not going to illicit much for gains. However, having access to a reliable Anytime Protein like ModernPROTEIN allows us to ensure we can reap the benefits around-the-clock.


Anytime Protein Hacks


Breakfast: Iced Coffee + Protein


There’s something special about taste of coffee in the morning. For some, it’s a daily religious happening. In the heat of the summer, having a well-made iced coffee can change your outlook on life! Try this method to boost your trendy latte into protein-packed rocket fuel.


Purchase a black, unsweetened iced coffee from your favorite coffee shop (shop local if possible).



The amazing taste of the Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN is just sweet enough to turn this drink into a real pre-workout treat that will have you ready to rock!


Lunch: Sneaky Salad


A common problem among modern bodybuilders is finding room for rich, healthy greens in their diet. To meet their macros, often times the plate is full of complex carbohydrates and lean protein sources. We have a sneaky little secret to share with you. At 23 grams of protein per scoop, adding Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN to a daily greens smoothie daily is the ideal addition to boost macros without filling you up.


Never tried greens smoothies? Try this:


  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN
  • 1 Hand-Full of Greens (Spinach, Kale, Dark Lettuce)
  • 1/2 Fresh Cucumber (Sliced For Easy Blending)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Seasoning


Blend well until the greens are smaller than the tip of a pencil. Enjoy! (Grandma would be proud)


Dinner: Protein Pancakes + Meat


If you call pancakes a pure breakfast food, you’re missing out. Protein pancakes could be the ultimate addition to your diet arsenal as they can be created to meet almost any macro requirement. They taste unreal and when created for your goals, they will only compliment your diet plan. Although it may be unconventional, the amazing taste and the sensation of eating pancakes for dinner will have you revisiting this idea a few times a week.


Protein Pancakes for Dinner:
Add the following to a blender or bowl for mixing:


Mix well in a blender and pour over mid-high heat.


In addition to your protein packed pancakes; build the remainder of your meal to suit your goals. Baked sweet potatoes, grilled sirloin, or even a few eggs over-easy make great compliments to this simple recipe.


ModernPROTEIN makes meeting your macros easier. If the boss brings in donuts, grab one and dip into a cool Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN Shake. Boom! Macros hacked. #LiveModern
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