THE SKINNY GUY’S MOST VALUABLE KITCHEN APPLIANCE: THE HUMBLE BLENDER
BY GAINZ STAFF
Like most skinny guys, you’ve probably been a worshiper of the microwave. Throughout your entire teenage and adult life, it provided you effortless meal preparation by energizing frozen dinners, cereals, and snacks into tasty meals.
The problem with the microwave-based approach to meal preparation is not convenience, as the microwave certainly provides that. The problem lies in the nutrition and macronutrient ratios that substandard microwaveable meals tend to provide. Microwave meals lean high in carbs and unhealthy fats. So while you may pack on the pounds, they might not be the right kind. As a bodybuilder hopeful, you want gains on your biceps, not your waistline, right?
Enter the underused and underappreciated blender. Tucked away to the side of your kitchen, this powerful appliance can transform your meal plan from a place of cheap thrills into a truly healthy bodybuilding foundation.
“As a skinny guy, you know how important this is. It’s hard for you to eat. That’s why you’re skinny, after all.”
Blending is a naturally healthy option precisely because it doesn’t involve heating up food. While this may sound limiting – as you will not be able to create meat-centered meals in a blender – the options open up once you learn to use protein powder with fruits and other blender friendly ingredients.
There are also many other plant-based sources for carbs, fats, and yes, even proteins, which makes blending an excellent technique for extracting the muscle building blocks your body needs to stay healthy and fit.
MAKE EATING EASY BY SKIPPING IT ALTOGETHER
Like many skinny gym goers, your main concern is likely to be getting enough calories and protein into your daily diet. Are you currently meeting your goals? If not, consider that the very act of eating may be getting in your way. Every time you click on a blender, you are creating a meal that can be ingested rapidly without any chewing necessary. As a skinny guy, you know how important this is. It’s hard for you to eat. That’s why you’re skinny, after all.
But between oats, peanuts, fruits, and even a dash of oil blended together, your stomach’s satiety sensors won’t even have time to send your brain the fullness signal before you take down 1,200 calories worth of healthy ingredients. Blending may very well be your ticket to easy calories at any time of day, in less than five minutes.
MUCH FASTER THAN A MICROWAVE
While a frozen steak dinner might seem convenient at first glance, consider the 15 minutes of cook time required before you can even indulge your first bite. And if your microwave is prone to cold spots, you might be adding another five or 10 minutes on a second round of microwaving on those thicker cuts of meat. Microwaving is deceptively slow when it comes to large meal preparation due to the uneven heating issue.
“But even though blending may become the new superstar in your kitchen, every star player still needs a team to truly be effective.”
A blender, on the other hand, always delivers an easy to drink shake or smoothie in about one minute flat, after you’ve spent another two or three minutes adding in your ingredients. It’s fast and highly efficient, perhaps the quickest way to get food into your body so you can move on with your busy day.
EVEN A STAR PLAYER STILL NEEDS A TEAM
Hopefully, you now see the full potential of blending your way into pounds of lean mass, all without becoming a slave to your kitchen. But even though blending may become the new superstar in your kitchen, every star player still needs a team to truly be effective. You’re likely to find that a blender will give you a 1,200 calorie daily shake, but beyond that, your body will crave some solid foods as well. The microwave, and any other kitchenware you may have, will continue to play a supporting role in your quest to add mass, even as the blender takes center stage. GAINZ