Consuming an adequate amount of protein is essential for a healthy diet, especially those of you who are hitting the gym on a regular basis! Your muscles need protein to recover from intense workouts and protein shakes are a great way to get extra protein throughout the day.
That said, protein shakes aren’t always the most exciting thing to drink, especially if you’re consuming them more than once or twice a day. We’ve listed some of our favourite whey protein powder recipes which you can create using our range of supplements.
Let’s start with breakfast, the first and most important meal of the day. If you stick to a paleo or low-carb diet, throw a scoop of protein in 100-200g of fat free yoghurt. It’s quick and easy and you can top it with whatever you like – fruit, granola, flax seed or peanut butter are great options. Our chocolate Proto-Fuel is perfect for this; it tastes just like chocolate pudding!
You can also do this with oats to create a delicious protein-packed porridge. Oats are healthy, inexpensive and versatile. Any of our strawberry, chocolate or cookies & cream flavoured protein products will be a great addition to your morning oats.
Using oats you can also create banana breakfast cookies, these healthy little treats will feel like cheat day they’re so delicious! Grab them on your way to the gym for a healthy, protein packed breakfast on the go or eat them throughout the day as snacks.
Pancakes aren’t just a Sunday morning treat anymore! Try out these protein pancakes to get an extra dose of protein in your diet from both whey protein powder and eggs. The great thing about pancakes is that you can top them with whatever you fancy, we like a dollop of fat free yoghurt, a drizzle of peanut butter and berries to start our day.
Looking for a protein packed main course? Our Protein Power Pizza is a healthy option to beat those takeaway cravings and really doesn’t take long to make. Keep some for leftovers during the week, we recommend having this with some salad for lunch to keep you fuelled throughout the day!
Avoid the high-sugar banana bread often marketed as a ‘healthy’ option in supermarkets, coffee shops and your local bakery and have a go making this delicious Healthy Protein Bread! It has reduced amounts of sugar and a healthier combination of flour while still remaining moist and full of flavour.
Instead of battling your cravings in the evenings why not use your last meal of the day as a way to ensure you hit your macronutrient targets. Using a flavourful non-dairy milk such as almond, coconut or soy will make all the difference in this recipe and some healthy toppings will cure your sweet tooth without ruining your hard work.
How do you like to take your protein powder? Let us know in the comments below or share your recipes on our Facebook page! If you create any of the above recipes make sure you take some pictures and share them with us too!