Protein is an essential nutrient that helps fuel our body, maintaining energy and strength.
Consuming the right amount of protein can be tricky but there are easy ways to sneak protein powder into your everyday meals. Protein shakes are the most common method, but after a while, these can get boring and tedious. Try these 4 protein powder recipes for a little more variety.
Remember these key things:
Too Dry? Add greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, apple sauce or even bananas
Need Volume? Use white, almond, oat or quinoa flour
Need Texture? Add eggs or egg whites.
Edible Protein Cookie Dough
Combine an equal amount of vanilla protein powder, almond meal, nut butter with one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of milk.
Add chocolate chips or nuts for texture and added flavour.
Store in the refrigerator.
1 cup liquid egg whites
1 scoop Protein Powder
1 pinch garlic salt
½ cup psyllium husk
Blend or whisk all of the above ingredients together until you get a kind of thick liquid or sticky dough.
Spray a non-stick pan with coconut oil and heat it on high heat. Once the pan is hot-hot-hot, (so it sizzles a bit), scoop the dough into it. Spread dough with a spoon until it’s in a flat, round shape.
Once the dough cooks on one side, flip it and cook until done. Then, remove it from the pan and place it on a grill or baking tray.
Add your toppings to the crust. You can use whatever you’d like, depending on your macronutrient needs and taste.
Broil pizza for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the sides brown.
Protein Powder Oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 1/4 cup water (or milk of choice)
1 medjool date
1 tablespoon crunchy almond butter
1/2 cup berries (frozen or fresh)
1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)
Drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
Mix oats and protein powder in a microwavable bowl.
Add liquid of choice and microwave for 2 minutes.
Chop up the medjool date and banana while the oats are cooking.
Add date pieces to the oatmeal and stir well before microwaving the mixture for another 30 seconds.
Top with banana, berries, cinnamon, and bee pollen before drizzling almond butter on top. (If using frozen berries, mix those directly into the hot oatmeal so they soften.) Eat up!
Almond Butter Protein Fudge
1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup smooth almond butter
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp coconut oil
Mix protein powder and coconut flour in a bowl until well combined. Set aside.
Heat a small pan, low-medium and add almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir until the almond butter is melted and the mixture becomes smooth. Pour melted mixture into dry mixture and stir until fully combined.
Pour the mixture into a container lined with parchment paper, spread evenly and press it down firmly.
Place the container into the freezer for about 30 minutes until hardened.
Remove the container from the freezer and use the parchment paper to lift the fudge. Cut with a sharp knife into bite sizes of your choice. Enjoy.
While protein is essential, be sure you are not consuming more protein powder than necessary. Balance out your diet with water, vegetables, fruits, and natural, organic sources of protein.
Inline Nutrition stocks a range of protein powders in a variety of flavours so head over to our online store and start finding some inspiration!