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Protein Powder Recipes – A Few Tasty Ideas

Protein Powder Recipes – A Few Tasty Ideas

In regards to the title you could believe that I think protein powders are not a not very pleasant to the taste! In all fairness they have come a very very long way over the past 10 years. Today, some of the meal replacements protein powders (MRPs), such as Carb Watchers Lean Body (which won an award from the American Tasting Institute) actually taste pretty good simply mixed with water. Not just tasty, this product mixes great with water, the protein doesn’t become congealed or lumpy to produce an inconsistent consistency. For this reason, this product is my favorite post workout protein powder because I really enjoy drinking it.

The factor is that if you are working out a lot and you want more protein in your diet, or if you simply prefer to eat a diet higher in protein, then soon enough it is likely that, for the sake of variety, you will want to do more with protein powder than just drink it. I can attest to this personally, so here are a few of my favorite protein powder recipes because they are simple to make and tasty.You will notice that I use whey protein powder in all of these recipes because it is light on the digestion for a protein, mixes very well, and is also one of the best protein powders, metabolically speaking, for building muscle and not fat. There are a variety of excellent whey protein powder products out there. Some of my favorites include Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey, EAS 100% Whey and Whey Protein Light.

Breakfast Protein Pancakes

1 cup of instant raw oats
30 grams (about 1 scoop) of unflavored whey protein powder
3 egg whites (or 1 whole egg and 2 whites)
1/4 cup of mineral water
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
2 packets of sweetener (xylitol is one of the healthiest sugar substitutes)
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
These pancakes are real easy to make for breakfast or for a snack. All you need to do is put all ingredients into a blender to mix them. Then pour that mixture into a skillet and cook like regular pancakes. If you would like to add berries or diced pieces of fruit to this recipe, add then to the already blended batter before pouring them into the skillet.

Chocolate Protein Cookies

30 grams (about one scoop) 1 scoops chocolate whey protein powder in a bowl. Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate is recommended
1 tablespoon of pure cocoa powder
3 0r 4 packets of xylitol
1 cup of instant oats (or less if preferred)
2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter (or tahini)
These are great if you want a healthy chocolate snack. Mix together the protein powder, cocoa, xylitol and oats together in a bowl. WHen thoroughly mixed, add in the peanut butter and mix well. Next, slowly add some water, not much just a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is nice and gooey, but not runny. Then scoop out heaped tablespoon portions and form them into cookie sized shapes on a microwave safe plate and put cook them on full-power for 20 seconds. Alternatively you can just put them in the fridge for a few hours to let them set.

Protein Ice-Cream

12 ounces 2% milk
1/8 cup slivered almonds
½ teaspoon pure almond extract
30 grams (about 1 scoop) of vanilla whey protein powder
Put the milk, extract and protein in your blender, mix thoroughly and then pour into an ice cream maker. Only add the silvered almonds 5 minutes before the ice cream is made. For variation you can swap out the almonds and almond extract and replace with 1/2 a cup of any fruit of your choice.

So there you go, three super easy to make protein powder recipes, covering breakfast, snacks and even desert! Enjoy!

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