June 12, 2016
Chicken Smoothies: Build Muscles Like Zac Efron By Drinking Blended Lean Meats [Video]

These days, new terms like "bone broth" and black "charcoal ash" ice cream are all the rage, as reported by the Inquisitr. They join unique new foods gaining buzz that aren't necessarily really new at all -- save for the ash ice cream. Bone broth is a so-called super-food made popular by Paleo dieters and others who are always on the hunt for protein-rich nutrients that are low in unhealthy fats, sugar, and "bad carbs."

The new 21-day diet described in the book titled Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches–and Your Wrinkles!–in Just 21 Days by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci and published by Rodale Press, touts drinking bone broth as a sort of cure-all. Weight loss, improved skin and all sorts of benefits are claimed by those who down the bone broth concoctions. But what about all the protein found in the flesh part of lean meats?

Bodybuilders who aren't vegans tend to rely upon the proteins found in high-quality protein powders, eggs, and lean meats in order to build muscles. As seen on Quora, questions about building muscles like Zac Efron without the use of steroids have been asked. In order to emulate the massive muscle gain that some fitness folks seek, the answer has usually been to consume high amounts of lean, protein-rich meats on a regular basis so that all the weightlifting can result in muscles that can be built up after being "ripped" during workout sessions.

However, some folks who attempt to eat 4 to 6 to 8 ounces of lean chicken breasts every few hours soon realize that consuming so much meat can be quite a task. Whether baked, broiled or boiled, the lean chicken breasts generally require lots of chewing in order to get them digested -- quite a feat for busy folks on the run. Enter the chicken smoothie as an answer for weightlifters who don't want to do all that chewing.

Although chicken smoothies might sound gross upon first hearing the term, it doesn't sound so crazy when learning that Efron had blended lean chicken breasts in a blender and drank them in order to put on the 17 pounds of muscle he needed. As seen in the above video, Efron speaks about needing to put on weight, but not the kind of fatty weight that comes from eating donuts. Instead, Zac consumed what he called "hard protein," or "hard foods" with clean profiles.

Efron found himself needing to eat so many chicken breasts that he threw all of them into a blender and blended the chicken breasts and ate them. It doesn't sound so crazy to fitness fiends who know that they need to consume that much chicken but don't have the time to sit around and chew it all day. In fact, with the popularity of Ninja blenders that are able to make mincemeat out of a variety of meats, the notion of blending up chicken, turkey, or other lean meats with standard protein shake fare sounds better and better to those who are serious about getting in shape.

For example, a person could boil a pot of whole-grain brown jasmine rice, black beans and chicken breasts. Once done, those ingredients could be blended with super-foods like avocados in a smoothie for the person's "high carb" day if they are practicing the popular carb-cycling philosophy. Chocolate protein powder could be added for flavoring and an extra boost of protein, along with things like bananas for flavoring.

"Cooked poultry is safe refrigerated for 3 - 4 days."
The low-carb days could simply feature the cooked chicken breasts or any other lean meats blended with flavored protein powder and water as needed. The meat smoothies could then be prepared in advanced and stored in covered cups that would make it easy for the person to grab them and consume them on-the-go, making sure they follow all the rules about safe storage for cooked meats either in the fridge or freezer. According to Rachael Ray, cooked poultry can stay in the fridge only 3 to 4 days, but can be frozen for up to three months.


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