Posted October 28th, 2016 under Nutrition

5 Different things to do with protein powder

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5 Different things to do with protein powder

   5 Different things to do with protein powder

  Protein powder is everywhere these days. While the most common way to incorporate protein powder into your diet is through a simple shake usually made with a shaker bottle and water or milk, there are actually so many different things you can do with protein powder to get that protein in!

  1. Protein Pancakes

Get on the internet and you’ll find thousands of protein pancake recipes, ranging from incredibly clean and macro-friendly to super indulgent! This is an awesome breakfast idea and your opportunities to customize it are pretty much limitless.

  1. Protein Smoothies & Milkshake

Add protein powder to your fruit smoothies to pump it up! Banana works very well with vanilla protein. You can also make a protein “milkshake” by simply adding your protein powder, water/milk/almond milk, ice cubes and any flavor add ins (some ideas: peanut butter, cocoa powder, fat free/sugar free pudding mix) to completely transform the texture. Top it with fat free whipped cream J

  1. General Baking

From protein brownies to cakes to cookies, adding protein powder to your baking recipes is always a big hit. There are also many “no bake” protein recipes like protein cheesecakes, which are generally incredibly high in protein and low carb thanks to the use of fat free cottage cheese and/or cream cheese J

  1. Yogurt or Oatmeal Add Ins

Increase the protein of these typical bodybuilding foods by adding protein powder to them! Adding protein powder to your fat free plain greek yogurt is a great way to rid it of that tart taste that many people do not enjoy.

  1. “Frosting”

Mix your protein powder with a little water, sweetener, and yogurt, cottage cheese, or cream cheese (fat free or reduced fat is best) to make a delicious protein-packed frosting to top off

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