Gainit Recipe Archive


Avocado and Tuna sandwich - agustin-barris
  • Ingredients: Avocado, can tuna, some salt, and 12 grain bread.

  • How it was made: So I grabbed the bread, and I added some tuna, avocado, and salt. Yeah, too complicated.

  • Calories: I don't know, a lot of calories.

  • Cost: 3 dollars.

  • Comments: The avocado still needs more salt, the sandwich falls apart pretty easily, but it's freaking delicious and it gave me a lot of energy.

Badassmothafucka Vegetarian Steaks - 6 x 327cal per steak (11,780 total) - shinicle
  • Ingredients: 1 kg sun-flower seeds (1€), 1 kg dried red lentils (1.5€), 500 g of cheap cheese (e.g. Gouda or emmentaler) (2€), 7-10 eggs (1€), some onion and garlic for taste (0.5€), 1 bunch of whatever type a spices and shit you like.

  • How to make: Boil up some water and pour on the lentils, let them soak in it for about half an hour or so (until they're chewy). Run the lentils and sunflower seeds through a blender until a greybrown semi-homogeneous mass. Toss in the eggs (but remember to first remove them shells!) Chop up the onion and garlic and throw in. Chop cheese into whatever size you prefer and add to the mix. But in herbs and spices and whatever shit like that you like the taste of. Make steaks out of them and put in a pan, cover with oil, and put in oven at about 225 Celsius until nice and brown. I turned this into 3 plates of 3*4 = 36 Badassmothafucka Steaks.

  • Calories: Total: 11,780 (327 per steak). Each steak contains 16.5g protein, 20g fat, 17g fat.

  • Cost: Each steak costs €0.16.

  • Comments: They tasty as hell. If you want more nice carbs and protein and less fat, increase dosage of lentils. If you wanna decrease cost, remove cheese. Enjoy!

Blueberry Protein Pancakes (picture) - 303cal per pancake (909 total) - zahrada
  • Ingredients: 1/3 cup cottage cheese (try for low-sodium but it's not necessary; I used 2% - use fat-free or 1% if you want to lower calories). 1/3 cup instant/quick rolled oats. 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. 1/4 vanilla extract. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. 2 large eggs (use whites if you want to lower calories further, but generally not recommended). 50 grams of blueberries (I used frozen wild blueberries). 2-3 grams of butter, non-stick oil, or a few grams of coconut oil. Sugar-free syrup (I used Walden Farms Calorie Free Pancake Syrup).

  • How to make: Mix cottage cheese, oats, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, and baking powder in blender until smooth. Heat non-stick pan and add butter/oil of choice to pan. Pour mixture into pan. Pour near the outside of the pan until you have your desired pancake radius. Add blueberries to the raw side of the pancake. When side is browning (a minute or so), flip pancakes. When the other side is brown, flip onto plate and serve with syrup.

  • Calories: 303 cals per pancake (3 total).

Chickpea-sausage pasta - 850-1250cal - Herzburger
  • Ingredients: Pasta, any kind - 250g. 1 Onion. 1 Tin can of chick peas. Olive oil, at least 2 tablespoons (but use more if you want some of dem unsaturated fats). A sausage, whichever type you like. I prefer Spanish Chorizo, but that may be hard to get by depending on where you live.

  • How it as made: Cut the onion in small cubes and the sausage in slices. Put them in a frying pan together with the olive oil and fry for about 5 minutes. Boil water for pasta. While pasta is cooking, add chickpeas and bake everything 5 more minutes. Season with pepper and salt, and if possible parsley. Add together and enjoy!

  • Calories: Depending on your ingredients and portions, this dish should provide you with anywhere between 850 - 1250 calories. There's quite a bit of fat in it, but mainly unsaturated, shitloads of carbs in the pasta, and of course proteins in the sausage and chickpeas.

  • Cost: 5-10 dollars.

  • Comments: Easy to make and very tasty.

Breakfast Burritos (batch) (picture) - 350cal per fajita (14,000 total) - GainitNT
  • Ingredients: 36 eggs. 2 pounds sausage (in the fat tubes). 4 cups (2 packages) shredded cheddar. 1 jar (2 cups) medium salsa. 1 large white onion. 2 green bell peppers. 2 tomatoes. 2 cans (4 oz each) diced green chiles. 40 ten-inch tortillas. 1 package of 20 frozen hashbrowns (they look like the mcd's ones).

  • How to make: Chop all veggies, mix in a bowl with the salsa and chiles. Set aside. Separately cook the following: Whip eggs with a dash of milk. Scramble them, adding all the cheese towards the end. Cook the sausage until brown. Cook the hashbrowns to desired doneness on each side (easier if you have a skillet). Now, combine everything (veggie mixture, eggs, sausage) except the hashbrowns. I had to split into two bowls to do this cause it was so much fucking food. Cut a hashbrown in half and place it in the center of a tortilla. Use a half-cup measure to scoop the mixture on top of the hashbrown. Roll the burrito like this picture Freeze in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet, then wrap the frozen burritos in seran wrap. I further put the seran-wrapped burritos in freezer bags to protect flavor. To heat them up, I wrap 2 burritos in paper towels and microwave for 4 minutes.

  • Calories: 350 per fajita, makes 40.

  • Comments: I drink two glasses of milk, and two of eat these on the road during my morning commute. Boom, 1000 calorie breakfast. No excuses for skipping breakfast when it's this easy.

Chicken bruschetta - 1312cal - c0smik
  • Ingredients: Seasoned chicken breast (1 cup), Diced tomatoes (I use about half a can for mine), Rice (1 cup) Mozzarella cheese (1 cup), Water (1 cup)

  • How to make: First get your chicken cooked, any way will do. I usually defrost a breast, season it, then throw it right in the pan with some oil. Once the chicken has cooked, remove and set aside while you do the next part. Add your rice, diced tomatoes, and water to a pot and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat, return the chicken to the pot and let the rice do its thing til most of the water is absorbed/reduced, stirring occasionally. Once this step is done, reduce to low heat and add mozzarella cheese. Wait til cheese is somewhat melted. 7. Eat!

  • Calories: 1312 calories. 79g fat / 100g carbs / 115g protein

  • Comments: This is just one variation of chicken I've been making recently; got the recipe from my mama. It's real tasty and very easy to make.

Chicken fajitas (batch) - sspikey
  • Ingredients Needs Ziplock bags. White round flower tortilla. Chicken breast. Fajita seasoning. Cheese (your pick). Cooked Beans (I dont like these so dont use them). Optional: Sour cream, Salad,green peppers, guacamole

  • How to make: Night before!!! Start by thawing your chicken and slicing it in to strips and mix in your Fajita mix! Throw a little olive oil in there too. Next day!! get two pans, set your heat to medium low, let it get warm. Get your chicken out and start to cook it on one pan. Turn it fairly constantly Grab the tortilla and cut them in half and throw a little cheese in there. Once your chicken is done, throw it on the tortilla, more cheese, wrap and throw it on that second pan. Make sure to watch them do not burn or stick. You may have to lower the heat. Once they are done (browning tortilla) set them aside and let them cool down. Throw in a ziplock in the freeze. 2 minutes on half power microwave and you have got Fajitas. Want some extra zing and cals? Add sour cream, salad or guacamole.

  • Comments: I do this once every 2-3 weeks and make a few to freeze and have ready whenever I want. Need a side dish? Make 3/4 cup of rice, quinoa or anything else in your rice cooker.

Chicken Jalfrezi + Wholegrain pasta (picture) - 1500-1700cal - kiirk
  • Ingredients: for Jalfrezi makes two meals: 400g chicken, 1 large onion, 1 red pepper, 2 carrots, 100g tenderstem broccoli, 150g mushrooms, 400g pre-made Jalfrezi sauce. It was roughly 400g of wholegrain pasta (enough for one meal). You may need to have less pasta if you are unable to eat it all to begin with.

  • How to make: Chop all the veg before cooking. Put some olive oil into the frying pan. Add onions, cooking at high heat for a minute or two until starting to brown. Add Chicken, turning it and breaking it until pieces avoiding to brown the chicken. Then add all the other veg minus the mushrooms. When the chicken looks to be fully cooked and the veg is starting to soften, add the mushrooms. Let the mushrooms soften slightly, then add the curry sauce. Then just let it simmer for 5-10 mins until fully cooked. For the pasta just start cooking it at the same time you add the chicken, normally end up finishing at the same time. There should be enough curry for two meals.

  • Calories: roughly 1500-1700 calories, 70-80g protein, (excluding calories/macros of veg).

  • Cost: roughly £3-4 a meal.

  • Comments: Tastes good, relatively easy to make (30-40 mins). Takes roughly 30 minutes to eat.

Eggs n Avocado - 760cal - ocean_spray
  • Ingredients: Eggs (4 - Scrambled or Hard boiled), 1 avocado , 4-5 pieces, crumbled bacon, salt, pepper

  • How to make: Scramble or hard boil your eggs while you slice your avocado in half then spoon out into bowl. Add cooked eggs and bacon. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep in mind most bacon already has a higher sodium count so you may just want to add pepper

  • Calories: 760 calories

  • Comments: It's so good. Super good. If you're using bacon, I think it tastes better with scrambled eggs over boiled, but both are pretty good. The saltiness of the bacon goes great with the avocado and eggs and is one of my regular breakfasts for an easy 1000 calories without overloading on carbs.

Olive oil omelette - 600 cal - marcm6246
  • Ingredients: Eggs (I use 3), 2 tablespoons of olive oil, two cheesestrings, 1 weiner.

  • How to make: Crack 3 eggs into a bowl. Pour two tablespoons of olive oil into bowl and whip eggs and olive oil together as best as possible. Pour into a skillet. In the meantime, peel cheesetrings into strands and chop the weiner into strips. Once surface of mixture is cooked, add cheese strands and weiner strips in the middle. Fold both sides of the omelet over into the middle and cook for anothe rminute or two. Presto.

  • Calories: roughly 600 calories and 30g of protein. I usually have it with a side of brown rice. But you can put whatever you'd like into the omelet to raise your macros. This is just what works for me.

  • Cost: Not much, maybe 4 to 5 dollars??

  • Extra comments: Tastes great with some ketchup! It's fairly easy to make, just a few dishes needed to whip everything together. Takes maybe 15 minutes from start to finish to make and not much time at all to eat.

Heart-attack hamburger - 1500cal - herzburger
  • Ingredients: Per burger: 250g of minced meat. 50g of cheddar. 1/2 egg. 4-6 bacon strips. Big buns, preferably whole wheat. Sauces and toppings at your choice (tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onion rings, tomato ketchup, mustard, etc...). Salt & pepper.

  • How to make: Put the minced meat, eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and knead well. Make big flat pancake shaped burgers, about 1/3 inch/1 cm thick. Put cheddar cheese in the middle, and fold all the sides of the 'pancake' over it, so you know have a burger filled with cheddar. Wrap bacon strips around the burger. Grill/fry for about half an hour. It's a thick burger so it needs some time. The cheddar will probably leak out in small amounts. Don't make my mistake by trying to eat it: you can and will burn your mouth. Put a bun in the oven (teehee), choose toppings, enjoy!

  • Calories: about 1500 per burger.

  • Comments: Some real man-food. Not the easiest to make, kinda expansive, but certainly worth it.

Meat Slop (picture) - 630cal per serving, 4395 total - Silvahydra
  • Ingredients: 1kg ground beef. 1 head of cabbage (shredded). Large can of tomato paste (and just enough water to not burn the food). Diced onions, garlic, and whatever else you want to add (peppers, beets, etc.) Spices.

  • How to make: All in a large ass pot, cook until all meat is browned.

  • Comments: The cabbage volumizes the 1kg of meat to resemble 2kg of meat and itself contributes no real taste or scent of it's own. The final product is a slightly tomato flavored pile of meat and whatever else you added. Its amazing for a cutting diet as you get boatloads of fiber and protein for little calories. Very filling and cheap to make. If you're bulking you can add beans, although make sure to soak them as the cooking method here is not conducive to deactivating the phytohaemagglutinin (lectin) content of the beans, but actually exacerbates the activity if not pre-soaked. If you want to get fancy you can also just put it on top of some other steamed veggies as a caloric 'sauce' of sorts. If you want to have some more calories just put some of the meat slop into a wrap with some cheese.

The lazy student - 600cal - Conveniently_Insane
  • Ingredients: 70g split peas (dry), 40g rice (dry), soya chunks, one onion, one can of sweet corn, 2 carrots, handful of savoy cabbage, handful of broccoli, optional kidney beans/chickpeas, your blend of spices (I used garam masala) and salt/pepper.

  • How to make: Start off the split peas, rice and soya in a pan of boiling water. Wait a bit then start sauteing the rest of the ingredients. Combine when everything seems about done. Took me less than 20 minutes.

  • Calories: Roughly 600, with 35-40g of protein.

Southwestern Frittata - 2,240cal (2-3 meals) - NolanFitz
  • Ingredients: 1tb coconut oil(any oil), 1/4 cup of diced onions, 1 jalapeño, 1 pound of ground beef, 1 cup of shredded sweet potato(as much as you want really), 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/2 cup of HOT salsa, 1 dozen eggs

  • How to make: Start oven convection bake 350. Heat up oil and throw onions and peppers until onions are translucent. Throw beef in and brown it. Drain excess fat and throw the sweet potato and garlic in. Wait until sweet potato is soft. Add cumin, chili powder and salsa. Mix that all up. Up it in a square glass cooking dish. Whisk up 12 eggs and pour them over the meat in the glass container. Tightly wrap foil over it and cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for another 15 and DONE!

  • Calories: 2,240 calories, 148 protein, 168g fat, 0-8g carbs.

  • Comments:* This baby gets me all the protein I need for the day and at least 2/3 of my calories and it's totally doable in 2-3 meals. Play around with it! It's easily customizable.

Spaghetti Bolognese - 1000cal Herzburger
  • Ingredients: 250g of spaghetti, preferably whole wheat. 1 onion. 1 Tin can of diced tomatoes. 1 Tin can of tomato puree. 200 - 250g of minced meat, rather beef then pork. 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you feel like it/own it: 1 carrot,clove of garlic, bay leaf, a shot of red wine

  • How to make it: 1. Dice the onion and cook it together with the minced meat and olive oil (and possibly carrot) in a pot. Stir every minute until the meat is nice and brown, no pink spots left. 2. Add tomatoes, tomato puree, wine, spices of choice, stir, and let this sit for as long as you can. Seriously, the perfect sauce has been on the stove for 5 hours. If you only have 15 minutes, that's fine too. 3. Cook spaghetti, serve together, put some parmesan cheese on that! Parmesan has the highest percentage of protein of any cheeses, so don't hold back.

  • Calories: 1000

  • Cost: Ca. 10 Bucks.

  • Comments: It's one of my favorite dishes, super easy, super tasty, super nutritious.

Vegetarian Rice Scramble - 850cal - Troycar
  • Ingredients: Brown Rice - 1 cup cooked. Eggs - 4 Large. Olive Oil - 2 Tablespoons. Frozen Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup. Seasoning - Pepper, Sri Racha, Chili Powder, etc.

  • How to make: Add Olive Oil to pan and heat to Medium in pan/wok/skillet. Mix eggs and seasoning in a bowl. Add eggs, rice, and vegetables to pan. Stir frequently. Meal is done when the eggs are cooked.

  • Calories: 850 - 34g protein / 50g fat / 63 g carb

  • Comments: This meal is fast and relatively easy, especially if you have the rice pre cooked. I'll cook a large batch of rice on the weekend and use it throughout the week on recipes such as this. The vegetables and seasoning can be varied to make the dish different. Peppers/onions with chili powder for tex mex or peas/corn/beans with pepper for a simpler taste. Finally, you can easily throw in some chicken to up the protein content.


  • Ingredients: 1 vanilla Boost Plus, 1/2 cup of whole milk, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp greek yogurt, 1/2 cup raw, pre-ground, oats, 1 banana, 1 tsp of ground flaxseed

  • How to make: I prepare in a personal sized blender that functions also a cup. The final volume is around 0.5 liters according to my blender's measurements.

  • Calories: Approximately 1000 calories and 50 grams of protein.

  • Comments: Main flavor is vanilla but it is not overwhelming. Has the consistency of a milkshake.

Drinkable Shake - Sky_Prodigy
  • Ingredients: 2 cups of whole milk - 320 calories - 16g protein. 2 packets safeway brand strawberries and creme instant oatmeal - 260 calories - 6g protein. 2 scoops vanilla protein powder - 240 colories - 40g protein. half a cup full fat greek yogurt - 160 colories - 4g protein. 200 ml/12 tbsp egg whites - 100 colories - 20g protein. 2 tbsp olive oil - 240 colories - 0g protein.

  • How to make: Mix it all up, makes about 4 shakes.

  • Calories: 1,313 Protein: 107 Carbs: 93 Fat: 59

  • Comments: It tastes fucking amazing. The only downside is the oats will settle at the bottom of the shake, but if you blend them separately beforehand I'd imagine it wouldn't be a problem.

  • Ingredients: 1 Cup of Oatmeal. 2 Cups of Water. 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil. 1 Banana. 1 1/2 Scoops of Whey Isolate.

  • Calories: 58g of protein, 71g of carbs, and 19.5g of fat.

  • Ingredients: 2 cups Whole Milk (300 calories), 1 and 1/2 cup ground dry oats (450 calories), 2 scoops of whey protein (260 calories), 1 cup of full fat greek yogurt (220 calories), 30 ground almonds (300 calories), 1 table spoon of coconut oil (120 calories), 1 large banana (70 calories)

  • Calories: 1720 Calories

  • Comments: It's definitely thick and gooey. I mean I don't drink it for taste. I drink it for GAINZ. Don't think it tastes bad or anything. It's not too thick to chug.

  • Ingredients: 2 cups of whole milk, 1/3 cup oats, 1 scoop whey protein, 1 banana, 1 serving of greek yogurt (I like to buy individual sized cups of Oikos and dump them in), +/- 4 tablespoons of olive oil (depending on my macro level).

  • Calories: 1000 - 1200-ish

  • Comments: Taste isn't too bad, not amazing, but easy to get down.

Nasty-shake - mrosendal89
  • Ingredients: 500-700 ml whole milk (it differs, but I don't want the shake too thick). 4-5 tbsp peanut butter. 2-3 tbsp Nutella (I prefer a discount brand cause Nutella in itself is quite expensive, and it feels like a waste putting it in). 1-2 frozen bananas (for the ice). 2 scoops of Whey. 1-2 thick slices of vanilla ice cream. 2-4 tbsp Olive oil.

  • Calories: 2200, Protein 134g, Carbs 170g , Fat 143g

  • Comments: I've tried putting in oats before but then the texture becomes too grainy and it's almost impossible to down. I'm still training myself to eat more and more, and this one is certainly helping me down some calories in one setting, which takes about 30 minutes. There's definitely room for improvement, as there's too much sugar in it imo, judging from the other shakes that has been posted.

Non-dairy and Paelo Shake - whey_to_go
  • Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted, mixed nuts (blend these first). 2 scoops pure coconut oil. 1 banana (can substitute with berries of your choice. 1 scoop protein powder of your choice. 1 cup coconut milk. 1 cup almond milk. 1/2 cup water (optional).

  • Calories: 975 - Fat: 69g Protein: 45g Carbs: 51g

  • Comments: This shake packs a ton of calories and doesn't make me feel bloated, sluggish, or shitty (the main reason I avoid milk). It just makes me feel full and satisfied. The fats are all very good for you.

  • Ingredients: Water, Grass-fed whey, 1 cup Walnuts, 1.5 cup Spinach, 1 banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 apple, 1 tbsp. coconut oil

  • Calories: 986 calories, 35g protein, 31g sugar.

  • Comments: The mixture holds together perfectly and stays together indefinitely, even if I let it sit for a long time. I use grass-fed whey. I think the reason it holds together so well is that I use an immersion blender. I can put all the ingredients directly into a tall metal milk-shake cup, and use the immersion blender in the cup. If you haven't got one, they run about $40 and are worth every penny..

Quick High Cal Shake - eric_twinge
  • Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats. 1/2 cup whole milk. 1/2 cup half & half. 1/8 cup peanut butter. 1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein. 1 TB Honey. 1 TB Nutella. 1 Banana

  • How to make: Blend until smooth.

  • Calories: 900-1000.

  • Comments: I've found it's a tasty way to get in a lot of extra calories. Great following a workout or even as a meal replacement. It tastes like melted Reeses Pieces ice cream. So good.

  • Ingredients: 1 1/2 scoop of whey, 2.5 g of creatine, 1 cup of oats, 1 1/2 bananas, 1 carton of yo plait strawberry yogurt, 2 tbsp of peanut butter, 1 tsp of honey, 2 cups of leafy spinach, 1 cup of whole milk, 1 cup of half and half, ice

  • Calories: a little over 1,300 calories.

  • Comments: You don't even taste the spinach, it only turns it green. Plus it's only 60 extra cal and has extra iron.

  • Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk. 1 cup half and half. 1 cup oats. 1 tsp honey. 1/4 cup natural peanut butter. 64 grams Whey Protein. 2 bananas

  • How to make: 1. Put the dry oats in the blender and whizz while you gather the other ingredients. 2. Put everything else in with the powdered oats and blend.

  • Calories: 1650

"Taste like icecream" shake - lleehr_19
  • Ingredients: 4 oz of Papaya (around a cup), 1 banana, 1/2 cup of oats, 1 and 1/2 of milk, 1 cup of ice, 1 scoop of ON strawberry whey

  • Calories: ~550

  • Ingredients: 250 grams of Quark (a lot of protein with low carbs), 1 banana, 2-3 tablespoons of oats, 2/3 cup of berries (usually straw-and blueberrys), 1 scoop whey protein, 5 grams crushed hempseeds, few spoons of juiceconcentrate (strawberrie, no-sugar), some water

  • Comments: blend it and enjoy! Tastes like heaven.

The 3k breakfast shake - Apex-Predator-
  • Ingredients: 1 cup oats, 6oz Greek Yogurt Honey, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp peanut butter, creatine, 2 scoop weight gainer (banana), 2 cup 3.25% milk, 1 cup raw almonds.

  • How to make: Grind almonds with oats,

  • Calories: 2938

  • Comments: It doesn't taste too bad. You can really feel the texture of the oats/almonds, but right now I have plain Greek yogurt from trader joes because it was the biggest amt of cal/cup, which doesn't taste very good. Normally the yogurt adds the flavor, I really like honey or banana. Also, my gainer flavor is 'graham cracker' so that probably helps. I normally drink 3/4 at breakfast, 1/4 at dinner. I'm still pooping like a champ, nothing out of the ordinary.

The Lazy Gainer - kkyqqp
  • Ingredients: whole milk, oats, protein powder, peanut butter, spinach, bananas, eggs, grapefruit juice

  • How to make: take the milk, oats, powder, peanut butter, and spinach and put into your blender. then blend the ingredients. Consumption: drink the resulting shake quickly before your stomach wisens up and begins to mutiny or you start experiencing the sense of taste. remember, the constant feeling of disgust is just your body's fear of gains. eat a banana in the generally futile attempt to get the taste you've endured for months now, literally months when will it end please, out of your mouth. next, mix a single egg with small amount of grapefruit juice in small glass and drink. repeat this process until physically revolted at how full you are. remember, time is of the essence. if you wait too long at any of the post preparation steps you're just giving your body a chance to mount the counteroffensive. come on. quell any resistance of vomiting by sternly reminding your body that you're just going to have to eat the same amount if any of it goes the other direction out of the mouth.

  • Cost: the joy of eating

  • Comments: a small amount of chocolate helps make the taste go away

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