Protein is a nutrient that repairs your muscles. Whether you’re into lifting or not, protein is an essential part of our diet. If you’re looking to increase your protein intake, you can start by buying protein powder. Protein powder is most commonly used in shakes // smoothies, but it can be added to other foods to give you that extra *boost* of energy. Try out these yummy protein powder recipes —
1] PROTEIN PANCAKES // WAFFLES
If you have a sweet tooth in the AM [or, anytime really ; )], you’ll love protein pancakes // waffles. Easy to make for post-workout fuel, you can try different toppings like peanut butter or nectar. Try the CHAARG recipe for Winter Berry Protein Pancakes ; )
2] PROTEIN ICE CREAM
Throw a frozen banana, some milk of your choice, + a scoop [or 2!] of vanilla protein powder into a blender + you’ve got some vanilla *nice* cream. You can change up the flavor with different powders or by adding extra fruits. Make strawberry ice cream by blending frozen bananas, strawberries, + protein powder, or add cake-flavored protein powder to make cake batter ice cream!
3] PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH
Protein cookie dough is easy to make + the perfect snack treat. You don’t have to cook it either, so it’s ready in minutes. You can also add some chocolate chips or cacao nibs for some extra goodies!
4] PIZZA CRUST
You can make a thin crust pizza by using only unflavored protein powder, egg whites, + oats. Throw everything in the blender then into the oven + you’ve got pizza crust! Homemade pizza tastes better than any pizza you can buy, so why not channel your inner chef + turn it into a protein-rich meal?
5] PROTEIN COFFEE
This simple trick is great for anyone who loves flavored coffee. Instead of adding sugary sweeteners to your coffee, add flavored protein powder to give your coffee an extra *kick.* Enjoy your coffee without feeling guilty by adding French vanilla or caramel protein powder!
6] HOT CHOCOLATE
You can even make hot chocolate using protein powder! Add some chocolate protein powder, steamed milk of your choice, + some sweetener into a cup + treat yourself to this sweet treat for post-workout recovery : )
Be creative with your protein powder — there are many other ways you can include it into your meals. Comment or tag us on Instagram + let us know what *unexpected* ways you use protein powder!
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG