Getting enough protein is critical to helping your muscles effectively recover and grow. And while you can get a decent amount of this macronutrient by eating a variety of healthy foods like nuts, seeds, lean meat, eggs, and Greek yogurt, another quick and easy option is by adding protein powder to your daily menu.
If this sounds appealing, here are two amazingly awesome recipes that will make your protein-increasing experience as pleasing to your taste buds as it is to your body:
While you can certainly start your day out with a protein shake or smoothie, if you’re in the mood for something warm and filling (and chocolatey) instead, why not make some chocolate chip pancakes?
Just mix 2 scoops vanilla, 2 scoops almond meal, 4 egg whites, ½ cup water, 3 tsp Stevia, and ¼ cup dark chocolate or raw cocoa chips together and pour the thick batter in a non-stick frying pan, flipping them once they start to bubble on the bottom.
Protein and chocolate to start the day? Now that’s a winning combination!
Looking for a tasty mid-day treat that is loaded with protein?
You’re really going to want to try this easy-to-master recipe which involves melting 2 tbsp butter on the stove, then adding in 1/3 cup raw honey, ¼ cup smooth almond butter, and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Stir and then remove it from the heat before adding 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 ½ cups puffed rice cereal, and ½ cup plain oatmeal. Mix thoroughly and press into a 9x9 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool in the fridge for 20 minutes and, once it’s done, you’ll have a sweet and crunchy treat that is actually good for you!
What are your favorite protein powder recipes? Share them below so that others can enjoy them too!