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Drinking a protein shake is an excellent way to meet your daily protein requirements and stay energized throughout the afternoon. But shakes aren’t the only way to get a little extra protein boost in your diet.
Protein powder, specifically whey protein, is an excellent ingredient to add to a variety of snacks. Flavored whey protein adds a richness to recipes without the added carbs and fat.
Check out these 5 ways to use protein powder when shakes get boring.
Flourless Protein Brownies
This guilt-free treat is grain-free and portable. These brownies are not low carb, but the sweetener is low glycemic index agave. To make this recipe, you’ll need:
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 c. salted butter
2 c. black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
1 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. instant coffee grounds
1 c. agave syrup
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a baking pan with nonstick spray. Heat butter and unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir until mixed. Mix the beans, 1 scoop whey powder, vanilla extract, and half of the chocolate mixture in a food processor and blend until smooth. In a large bowl, mix nuts and the rest of the whey powder. Add the remaining melted chocolate mixture and coffee grounds. Mix well. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add the agave syrup and blend again. Add all mixture together in a large bowl and blend well. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.
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Apple Cinnamon Protein Cobbler
Turn comfort food on its head without sacrificing flavor by using protein powder in this Apple Cinnamon Protein Cobbler. You’ll need 1 apple, 1 scoop vanilla whey powder, 2 egg whites, a dash of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup crushed walnuts. Place apple slices in a bowl and mix whey powder with the egg whites, cinnamon, and walnuts. Pour mixture over the apple, cover, and microwave for 20 – 30 seconds.
Regular chocolate truffles are definitely not part of a healthy diet. Try making a healthy version of chocolate truffles that are ok to snack on. In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 c. almond butter, 1/4 c. honey, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, and 1/2 cup chopped almonds. Roll into small balls and store in the refrigerator before eating.
There’s no better way to get energized in the morning than to add whey protein to your morning iced latte. To make, mix freshly brewed french vanilla iced coffee, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup of milk, and ice. Blend all ingredients in a tumbler and shake until blended. Depending on the protein content of your supplement, you can pack as much as 45 grams of protein into your morning while satisfying your coffee habit. Tips: flavored coffee and flavored whey powder help enhance the taste of this protein latte.
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