Protein. It’s essential to the development and maintenance of every cell in your body, but are you getting enough?
Whether you’re an athlete looking for a source of protein that can easily be metabolized into muscle or a senior hoping to limit muscle loss and support bone density, whey protein isolate is an excellent low-fat and low-carbohydrate option.
Of course you can simply add water, milk, or a milk substitute and enjoy your whey protein as a tasty and satisfying beverage, but there are also plenty of innovative and tempting recipes out there as well. Adding more protein to your diet is a great way to increase energy, suppress appetite and slow the blood sugar highs and lows caused by some carbohydrates.
If you’re looking to shake up your protein shakes, here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate this healthy ingredient.
No-Bake Death by Chocolate Protein Bars
These rich and chewy protein bars are quick to whip up and chock-full of chocolate. What a way to go!
Protein Cinnamon Rolls
Wait, what? Cinnamon rolls. That’s right, we said cinnamon rolls – ooey, gooey and loaded with lean and filling vanilla protein powder. You’re welcome.
Four-Ingredient Protein Pancakes
Craving pancakes? Go ahead! This comfort food gets a healthy makeover with banana, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla flavoured whey protein powder. Easy to make; even easier to eat.
Guilt-Free and High Protein Cookie Dough
Guess what? You can have your cake and eat it too! Or rather, your cookie dough. This cookie dough. We’d ask you to share with us, but we understand.
The Infamous Protein Power Pizza
In the mood for something savoury? Try this pizza recipe, which uses unflavoured protein powder to provide a whopping 46 grams of protein in one tasty meal.
No Bake Protein Peanut Butter Cups
Now you can indulge your peanut butter and chocolate cravings without blowing your health and fitness goals, thanks to these sweet and healthy no-bake treats.
Muscle Mashed Potatoes
Proving that protein-powder recipes are about more than shakes and sweets, this recipe uses unflavoured whey protein to power up traditional mashed potatoes.