Looking to incorporate more protein into your diet? Getting a high quality protein powder such as our Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate is a fast and easy way to achieve this.
But, if the thought of slamming back yet another protein shakes your stomach turn, you may be feeling stuck and not know what to do.
It’s time to get creative. Realize that you don’t have to slam back protein shakes in order to make use of protein powder. Here are some simple tips to get it into your day – without a single shaker cup.
Stir It Into Yogurt
Protein powder works perfect stirred into a bowl of yogurt. Simply choose a plain or flavored yogurt that compliments your protein powder flavor and then mix about half a scoop into the yogurt.
As yogurt is already a good source of protein, this will only make it an even better protein-packed snack.
Then top with half a sliced banana and some nuts or nut butter and you’ll have a very balanced snack in seconds.
You can also add protein powder into a box of pudding powder mix (choose sugar and fat free for best results), whisking together with a couple cups of skim milk as well.
Add It To Oatmeal
For a protein-revved breakfast, try stirring a scoop into a bowl of oatmeal. Simply prepare the oatmeal as instructed on the package and then stir it in. Note that the protein powder may make the oatmeal slightly runny, so you may want to prepare it with less water than instructed.
Once mixed, stir in a tablespoon of natural peanut or almond butter and add some fresh fruit if desired.
Oatmeal is traditionally very low in protein, so without the protein powder in there, you won’t have a complete breakfast.
Prepare Energy Bites
If you are in the mood to cook, try some protein packed energy bites. To make these, simply mix together a half cup of oatmeal, two scoops of protein powder, a third of a cup of natural nut butter and a tablespoon or two of honey – enough to get the mixture to stick together.
Now add in whatever add-ins you’d like. Try dried unsweetened coconut, dried cranberries, raisings, or other nuts and seeds.
Form into small bite sized balls and then stash in the fridge until you want to eat them. If you really want to get fancy, you can even melt some dark chocolate in a saucepan and then coat them in that, placing them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set.
Try Protein Pancakes
Finally, the last way to use protein powder in your day is to whip up a batch of protein pancakes. While regular pancakes tend to be quite high in carbs and sometimes even fat, these ones are lean and will help improve your recovery from the intense workouts you do.
Mix together a quarter cup of raw oats, half a banana, 1-2 eggs (or half a cup of egg whites), along with a scoop of whey protein powder. Now cook that on a skillet as you would a regular pancake and you’ll have a delicious high protein breakfast in seconds.
So keep these high protein recipes in mind next time you’re looking for a way to use your protein powder. It’s important that you do get your daily protein quota in and our Chocolate Whey Protein Isolate can make doing so that much easier.
...and remember, qualified nutritionists at Healthy Being are available to offer further general advice to help guide you in selecting the right products. So please, feel free to contact us at anytime!
Shannon Clark is a qualified nutritionist and a regular contributer to HB Insights. She specialises in weight control and management as well as optimal fitness performance. She's devoted to helping readers obtain their own personal best health and fitness and stays on top the latest trends in the industry.