Does anyone have good ideas for custom protein and/or carb shakes? I feel like I can get a lot more calories with much greater efficiency if I can just drink them instead of cooking and chewing. A couple of good protein shakes and maybe a carb (veggies) shake made of real food would be great. I'm hoping for a daily macro breakdown of 40%P, 30%C, 30%F.
I currently drink a breakfast shake with oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, whey protein powder, milk, and a banana (~1000 calories). I drink a post workout shake of orange juice, peaches, whey protein powder and creatine (~500 calories). I find that making shakes out of real food is MUCH more convenient than eating everything separately. My other meals of the day include chicken and rice, beef and beans, tuna and pineapple, and then dinner, followed by cottage cheese and peanut butter at night. It should total about 5000 calories, but I'm having a problem heating and eating all my meals when I get busy during the day. My actual calories are probably much lower than the 5000 theoretical ones, and so I'm looking for a better way to get my cals in.
I'm currently 24 years old, 6', 230 lbs, and have been lifting for a few years, but only the last couple years really trying bulk. Like a lot of people, I didn't eat enough early on. I've come from about 180 to 230 in the last 2 years.
For the last couple months, I've been stuck at 230. I want to bulk to about 260 over the course of the next 1 - 1.5 years while bodybuilding-style training (higher rep ranges, compound and isolation work), hold my weight for about 6 months while focusing on strength (low rep ranges, basic barbell lifts) to solidify my gains, and then do a bodybuilding-style cut (3-4 months) down to a relatively lean 240 (10-15% bf). I'm really looking forward to starting pure strength training, but I feel the need to get my weight up with hypertrophy training first (although big and strong tend to go together, I know.. I'm just saying).