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7 Simple BCAA Recipes To Help You Keep Topped Up All Day

These BCAA recipes will have you coming back time and time again.

So, doing something other than downing your BCAAs straight out of your shaker is officially a thing. From BCAA mocktails to BCAA gummy bears that literally take 10 minutes to whip up – we’ve rounded up the best BCAA recipes to follow when you’re looking to muscle up in the least boring way possible.

BCAAs, or branched-chain amino acids, play an important role in protein metabolism, exercise recovery, glucose homeostasis and insulin action, and make up more than a third of muscle protein. They’re essential amino acids, which means they can’t be made by the human body (so they have to be consumed through the diet or from dietary supplements). Read more on the benefits of BCAA supplementation here.

1. BCAA Slushies

BCAA recipesThese BCAA slushies are super easy to make (literally just blend and drink) and make the most refreshing drink throughout the whole day.

Recipe here.

2. BCAA Mojito Mocktail

BCAA mocktailTeetotal? Designated driver? Just looking after your health? Try BCAA mocktails.

Recipe here.

3. BCAA Paper Cup Ice Lollies

BCAA ice lolliesAll you’ll need are a few humble paper cups and sticks to make your very own good-for-you frozen treats.

Recipe here.

4. DIY BCAA Gummies

BCAA gummiesMake your sweets good for you with these super-easy, DIY BCAA gummy bears. All you’ll need to make these are 4 ingredients and a spare 20 minutes.

Recipe here.

5. Quick Homemade BCAA Jam

BCAA jamAdd this ultra quick and easy BCAA jam to your toast, proats and desserts for a fruity way to get your daily BCAAs.

Recipe here.

6. BCAA Ice

BCAA iceBCAA ice cubes and fruity water make for a refreshing treat that’ll keep you in top condition for the whole season.

Recipe here.

7. BCAA Jelly Shots

Independence day recipeThese flag jelly shots help keep your aminos topped up in style. Too lazy for 3 layers? Make one-flavour BCAA jelly shots in just 30 minutes.

Recipe here.


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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our editor and UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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