Power your workouts with these easy whey protein recipes
If you’re looking for more interesting and convenient ways toboost your protein intake, why not try incorporating whey protein into your diet? Not only is it easy to digest, it also serves as one of the best sources of protein for immediate muscle repair after working out. Whey is also naturally low in fat and can be a great supplement for weight maintenance.
To help you fuel up, here are three delicious and healthy ways to conveniently add this versatile ingredient to your diet – enjoy!
1) High protein vanilla porridge
Mix one cup of jumbo oats with two cups of water in a large saucepan and cook on a low heat, stirring frequently. When the oats start to soften, stir in one scoop of vanilla (or chocolate) protein powder. Add a little low-fat milk or water to thin the mixture, stir and remove from the heat, then add your favorite toppings, such as cinnamon, agar nectar, raisins or chopped nuts.
2) Chocolate protein ice cream (serves 2)
Chop one small banana and two large dates and add to a large bowl with 35g of chocolate flavoured whey protein, 1 tbsp of ground almonds, 1/8 cup of cocoa powder and ½ cup of cottage cheese. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and place the bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove the bowl from the freezer and stir the mixture until it becomes thicker and creamier. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes, before removing it once more and giving the mixture a final stir and serving.
3) Protein muffins (serves 8)
In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of egg whites, 1/2 cup of goji berries, 1/2 cup of quinoa flakes, 1/2 cup of chocolate hemp protein, 1/4 cup of blueberry and apple puree, 3 tbsp of chestnut flour, 3 tbsp of cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of baking soda until it forms a thick paste. Line a muffin tray with eight paper muffin cases and equally divide the mixture into eight portions. Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes at gas mark 3/170°C. Remove from oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes and then serve.
Let us know how you get on - we would love to know how these turn out for you. We thought they were absolutely delicious!