Sometimes when you are on a restrictive diet or tend to create habits around your food shopping, you can fall out of love with what you are eating.
We have compiled a list of 6 great uses for protein powder so that you can still have a healthy and nutritious meal or snack.
2 Scoops of chocolate whey, pea or rice protein powder
1 can of full-fat coconut milk
Blend ingredients until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
You could also change the flavour of your protein powder or add fruit to keep things interesting!
Pumpkin Cacao Muffins
3 1/2 cups of old-fashioned oats
2 cups canned pureed pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
1 cup applesauce
1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1 cup baking Stevia
3 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup of cacao chips
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice *
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Puree oats in a food processor.
Mix oats with the rest of the ingredients.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
*Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
A great treat for morning tea or a snack on the go!
1 scoop chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder
6 oz plain Greek yogurt
1-2 tsp water
Mix protein powder and Greek yogurt.
Add 1 to 2 tsp of water, as needed, to thin out the mixture.
So simple, yet delicious!
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
8 oz hot water or almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add protein powder to hot water or almond milk.
Stir in vanilla extract (and your sweetener of choice, if desired).
Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Imagine snuggling up on the couch after a long day and enjoying this hot drink!
1 cup nut butter
½ cup protein powder (any flavour)
¼ cup raw agave nectar
1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
unsweetened coconut, cocoa powder, or crushed nuts for topping (optional)
Mix all ingredients.
When completely combined, shape into balls.
Roll balls in topping of choice.
If you find they are dry, add more coconut oil as desired.
Store in an airtight container.
These protein bites are the perfect size to pop into a lunchbox while out on a hike, bike ride or road trip.
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
4 tbsp raw, chunky almond butter
3 tbsp raw, unsweetened canned coconut milk
Cinnamon, to taste
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Fresh or dried fruit, nuts (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a small pan over medium heat, stirring often until thoroughly combined and warm.
Add fresh or dried fruit and/or nuts for additional texture and flavor.
What a great and yummy way to start the day!
We hope you enjoy these different uses for protein powder.
Try experimenting by adding in different flavours, ingredients and textures!
Find more inspiration over on our website!