If you haven’t yet read my previous article on the Top 5 Vegan Protein Powders, that’s your starting point! Otherwise, now that you have your protein powder, you might be wondering: how do I start incorporating it into my meals and snacks? Well, you’re in the right place for that too, simply read on for Protein Powder: Top 5 Easy Recipes You’ll Love!
1. Protein Porridge
This one is a classic and one of the simplest, high-protein breakfasts you can make for yourself. Simply combine your oats, milk and one scoop of protein powder. Mix well until all the powder has dissolved – look out for any clumps. Then pop it into the microwave or heat on the hob until you reach the desired consistency. Top with some fruit and any other delicious, healthy toppings!
2. Protein Yogurt
Again, this is another simple way to increase your protein intake. You can enjoy protein yogurt as a snack, dessert or at breakfast. Combine your protein powder with a yogurt of your choosing and give it a thorough mix so that the protein powder is evenly distributed through the yogurt. If you use flavoured protein powder, the final result will be flavoured yogurt – perfect pairing? Well, give it a go!
3. Protein Shakes
These are a staple and work well as an afternoon pick-me-up, after a workout, or to satisfy any sweet cravings. Pop one scoop of protein powder into a shaker and fill with milk or water. Shake well and enjoy. To make the consistency thicker or to make the shake more substantial, blend the mix with a banana and some peanut butter and enjoy it as a protein smoothie.
4. Protein Pancakes
If you don’t fancy protein porridge, then protein pancakes are another excellent way to get your protein fix. You just need a little more time to make the pancakes. Combine 60g of self-raising flour with 15g protein powder (of any flavour), half a teaspoon of baking powder and 110ml of plant milk. Whisk to combine and then fry batches in a frying pan. Top with fresh fruit and peanut butter. Amazing!
5. Protein Banana ‘Nice’ Cream
Nice cream is a healthier alternative to ice cream which consists primarily of frozen fruit and milk.
Chop a banana in advance and freeze it for a few hours. Once the banana has frozen, add it to a blender with protein powder, peanut butter, and a milk of your choosing. Blend until everything is well-combined and enjoy with your favourite toppings.
Protein products such as these are highly versatile, and you can incorporate them into your diet in numerous different ways. If you’re still getting used to the taste and texture of protein powder, by all means, start by adding small amounts to your meals rather than going straight into having full scoops. What’s your favourite high protein recipe? Let us know in the comments below or join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!