7 Uses for Protein Powder – Besides a Smoothie!
Protein shakes are all well and good, and you can get creative with ingredients like almond butter, different non-dairy milks, fruit, even vegetables. But at some point you might want to go beyond drinking your protein, so how about a few delicious alternatives? Here are some great ways to get your protein, without having to drink it through a straw:
1. Baked Goods
Muffins, pancakes, cookies and cakes can all be amped up with protein powder. How about some high-protein chocolate walnut cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies? Or how about vegan, gluten-free French toast? These recipes are wonderful because the protein powder acts as both flour and a sweetener which eliminates the need for wheat and often times, sugar.
It’s a snap to make your own pudding with protein powder. Try this chocolate pumpkin pudding to satisfy those cravings for fall flavors – you can enjoy this one without the high calories or guilt :)
3. Frozen Coffee
If you love yourself a good frozen coffee, why not make your own? Not only will you save some cash, you can also make a much healthier version – combine 1 serving of espresso (or strong, dark coffee), ¾ cup of non-dairy milk, 1 scoop of protein powder, some ice cubes, and sweetener of choice to taste. Blend until smooth.
Nothing says indulgence like a piece of delicious fudge. Now you can have this sweet treat and get some protein at the same time! All you need is 8 scoops of chocolate Plant Protein Power, 1 cup of oats, and 1 cup of non-dairy milk. Mix, pour into pan, and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Yum!
5. Ice Cream
Wait, what? You can make ice cream with protein? Mix 1-2 scoops of protein powder with your favorite non-dairy milk or yogurt and put it in the freezer (or ice cream maker). Stir regularly until frozen and enjoy!
A nice bowl of oatmeal is a great start to any day, providing lasting energy to keep you satisfied longer than a lighter breakfast. Adding a scoop of protein powder will up the nutritional value and help maintain energy levels throughout the day.
7. Protein Balls
Mix protein powder with other healthy ingredients like cocoa, nuts and dried fruit to create quick snacks. In this recipe, you combine protein powder with peanut butter, roll it in a ball and freeze to munch on later. We love this recipe with our chocolate Plant Protein Power to satisfy those chocolate cravings in a healthy and satisfying way! Don’t forget that the key to all this healthy deliciousness is a high-quality vegan protein powder. Our 100% plant-based protein powder, Plant Protein Power is organic, gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free and is available in chocolate and vanilla. To top it off, one serving has 22 grams of protein. So get creative with Plant Protein Power and enjoy the health benefits! Tell us, what do you like to make with protein powder? Share below!