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Beyond the Smoothie: Innovative Ways to Incorporate Protein Powder and get “protein power” into Your Diet

Protein powder has long been hailed as a staple in the diets of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. However, its benefits extend far beyond the gym. From boosting muscle mass to regulating blood sugar levels and promoting satiety, protein powder offers a convenient and versatile way to increase your daily protein intake. We have gotten great feedback about our Whatever It Shakes flavors with healthy additions that support energy, stress, Below are some delicious ways to incorporate protein powder into your diet and reap its numerous health benefits.

  1. Protein-Packed Shakes: Shakes, or smoothies, are a delicious and convenient way to start your day or refuel after a workout. By adding a scoop of protein powder to your favorite recipe, you can easily increase its protein content without compromising on flavor. Blend together ingredients like spinach, berries, almond milk, fiber, nut butter and vanilla protein powder for a nutritious and satisfying post-workout treat. (Get in touch if you want to know the portion sizes we recommend for blood sugar balance and weight-loss support).
  2. Powered-Up Pancakes: Who says pancakes can’t be healthy? By incorporating protein powder into your “clean” pancake batter, you can transform this classic breakfast dish into a protein-packed powerhouse. These pancakes have a protein boost that will keep you full and satisfied all morning long.
  3. Loaded Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a comforting and nutritious breakfast option, but it can sometimes lack protein. By stirring a scoop of protein powder into your morning bowl of oats, you can easily boost its protein content and add an upgraded taste. Top your protein-packed oatmeal with other healthy ingredients like berries, nuts, seeds, and even perhaps a hidden vegetable like grated carrots or frozen riced cauliflower for a well-rounded meal.
  4. Energizing Energy Bites: Protein balls are a convenient and portable snack or part of a meal that can help keep you fueled throughout the day. By combining protein powder with ingredients like oats and nut butter, you can create delicious and nutritious energy bites that are perfect for on-the-go snacking. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and store them in the fridge for a quick and satisfying snack whenever hunger strikes.
  5. Paleo Baked Goods: Who says you can’t indulge in baked goods while still meeting your protein goals? By adding protein powder to your favorite baking recipes, you can increase their protein content while still enjoying all the delicious flavors and textures you love. Try adding protein powder to recipes like muffins, cookies, and brownies (chickpea blondies, anyone?) for a nutritious twist on your favorite treats.

Incorporating protein powder into your diet is a flavorful and easy way to increase your daily protein intake and reap its numerous health benefits. Experiment with different flavors and recipes to find what works best for you, and enjoy the delicious taste and nutritional benefits of protein powder every day.

Here is one of our favorite recipes for a tasty protein ball:

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into food processor for about 5-6 minutes- scrapping down sides to ensure a thick paste.
  2. If mixture is too thick add more tahini
  3. Scoop mixture into balls and roll. For larger balls use 21/2 tbsp or smaller use 11/2.
  4. Set in refrigerator to firm up.
  5. ENJOY
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