3 Recipe Ideas To Use With Your Protein Powder
If you're looking for a different way to add protein powder to your diet, there are ways other than in shakes. Just because you're trying to eat healthy doesn't mean you can't indulge a little bit every once in awhile. You can eat healthy treats that seem like you're cheating on your diet but are actually good for you. See below for a few recipe treats that you can add clean protein powder to.
1. Blueberry Muffins
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup protein powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups partially frozen blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the soy milk and cider in a glass and set it aside.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients together and blend them with a fork.
- Then combine the wet ingredients (except the blueberries) into the dry ingredients until well blended; then add the blueberries.
- Fill a muffin tin with liners and begin adding the muffin mix to each liner.
- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until baked completely through. Use a toothpick to check that the muffins are baked completely through. If the toothpick comes out clean the muffins are done.
- Allow the muffins to cool before eating. You can place them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
2. Ice Cream
- 6 ounces Greek yogurt
- 1-2 scoops protein powder
- Combine the protein powder and yogurt together until well blended.
- Put the mixture in the freezer and blend the ingredients every 20 minutes until you get the consistency you desire (for about an hour).
- Enjoy your healthy ice cream like treat.
3. No-Bake Protein Bars
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 4 scoops protein powder (vanilla flavored)
- 1/4 cup smooth reduced-fat peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
- Line a loaf pan with wax paper.
- Put 1 cup of the oats in a food processor until blended to a flour consistency.
- In a mixing bowl combine the oat flour, remaining oats, peanut butter, protein powder, flax seed, dry milk, vanilla and 1/4 cup of water until blended.
- Press the mixture into the loaf pan using wax paper.
- Using a skillet, toast the almonds. Remove the almonds and chop them smaller. Remove the pan from heat and add add the semisweet chocolate chips, stirring them frequently until melted.
- Add the almonds to the top of the loaf pan mixture and then top the almonds with the melted chocolate.
- Place the bars into the freezer for about 10 minutes to cool and harden.
- Take the pan out of the freezer and off of the wax paper. Cut into approximately 6 bars, wrap them in wax paper and place them in a plastic bag. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.
These treats may make you feel like you are cheating on your diet, but they are actually healthy, high-protein treats.