Two-bean muscle-building salad
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You don't need meat for a healthy, protein packed post-workout snack.
Although lean meat and fish are great sources of protein, there are plenty of vegetarian options. This salad is easy to make and provides your body with a good dose of protein to help you build muscle and recover faster after a hard workout.
What you will need
- 200g green beans
- 420g can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
- 3 spring onions, chopped
What you will getGreen beans
One portion of green beans provides 25 per cent of your daily vitamin K requirement, which helps to build strong bones. They’re also a good source of magnesium and potassium, which work together to help lower blood pressure.
A virtually fat-free source of high quality, muscle-building protein. Kidney beans are also rich in fibre which keeps you feeling full for longer and is crucial for digestive health.
Eggs contain all the crucial amino acids that your muscles need to build and repair themselves. They’re also packed with testosterone-boosting zinc, which helps you to build muscle and burn fat.
The quercetin and vitamin C found in spring onions work in synergy to kill harmful bacteria and boost your immune system, while high levels of chromium can help to keep blood sugar levels in check.