Not only protein shakes live men (and women, of course) of the gym. Although shakes prepared directly in the shaker are usually the preferred way to consume post-workout proteins because of their ease of preparation and good assimilation , the truth is that powdered protein can have many more uses in the kitchen. It’s a matter of throwing a bit of imagination into the story.
That’s why today we encourage you to put on your aprons and try some of these five recipes that include protein powder and that come out of traditional smoothies. If you use protein flavors you can give a curious touch to your dishes, so … to the stove!
Yogurt dessert with strawberries
- A Greek yogurt
- A cup of frozen strawberries
- A scoop of strawberry protein
Obviously you can prepare it with the fruits you want and with the taste of protein that you like , and you can use the same flavor for both things (strawberries and strawberry protein, frozen bananas and banana protein) or combine two different flavors ( all fruits are very good with vanilla protein or with cheesecake protein).
Before freezing the fruit we chop it and leave it in the freezer at night; the rest we can prepare it at the moment only with a blender. Put the chopped and frozen fruit in the glass first and pass it through the blender until it has a creamy texture . Then we add the Greek yogurt (which has a little more consistency than normal yogurt) and the protein scoop and we go through the blender again so that it integrates. We can serve it in glass yogurt cups or small pots and top with a couple of pieces of chopped fruit.
Protein muffins made of cottage cheese and white chocolate
- 250 grams of cottage cheese or smoothie cheese 0%
- A scoop of white chocolate protein
- A scoop (or one and a half) of oatmeal
- One whole egg and one clear
- A packet of chemical yeast
To make these muffins we will need an oven that will preheat at high temperature while we are making the recipe. In the blender glass we introduce the cottage cheese or beaten cheese, the egg and the egg white and begin to beat. Little by little, so that everything is well integrated, we are incorporating the oatmeal (if you only have oats in flakes you can make flour by passing the flakes through the blender), the protein (incorporate slowly so that no grumitos remain) and the yeast.
When we have obtained a cream (we can incorporate a little water or milk to find the right consistency and not be like a mazacote) we introduce it into the muffin molds without filling them up , because they will rise with the yeast. We put them to the oven to strong fire during 30 minutes more or less and lists !.
Protein flavored pancakes
- Two eggs
- A flavor protein scoop that we want
- Half scoop of oatmeal
- To garnish we can use yogurt and chopped fruit
Possibly the easiest recipe in the world when it comes to consuming protein in a different way, and one of the richest. The key is to have a small nonstick skillet : believe me, it is convenient to “invest” in one (it is not a very expensive investment and will serve you for more recipes). Put all the ingredients in the glass of the blender, beat, and put a small amount in the pan, more or less so that it covers the entire surface (better if we preheat the fire first the pan). As soon as we start to see bubbles coming out of the mix, we can turn it over so that it is done on the other side: be careful because it takes a matter of seconds, it does not take long for it to be done.
I usually serve them with yogurt on top and with chopped fruit such as bananas, kiwis or strawberries. As for the flavor of the protein, we can really use the one we want, but the vanilla one works with everything.
Protein jelly with fruits
- Two cups of milk
- A flavor protein scoop of your choice
- A neutral jelly envelope
- Fruit of your choice
Another recipe super simple but very rich that we can prepare with milk or water(but with water is a bit bland, milk gives a bit more consistency). We pour the milk into a saucepan and heat it without it boiling. Next we remove it from the fire and we incorporate the gelatin and we move without stopping until the gelatin is totally dissolved. Once achieved, we add the protein scoop and dissolve it equally.
We take some molds or small glasses and fill them with the mixture without reaching the edge, since we are going to introduce the chopped fruit. We put them in the fridge and leave them overnight , and the next day they are ready to consume.
Peanut dip and sweet protein to peck
- A cup of our homemade peanut butter
- A Greek yogurt without flavor
- A scoop of vanilla protein
- A splash of milk
- A few drops of vanilla essence
We have prepared our homemade peanut butter: we put it in the blender cup together with the Greek yogurt and beat until we have a cream. We then incorporate the protein scoop and mix slowly ; if we see that grumitos are left or that the protein does not finish integrating, we throw that trickle of milk to give a smoother texture. To finish we can add a few drops of vanilla essence and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.
And we already have a very rich dip that we can use to take with pieces of fruit , such as apple. It can be an original aperitif at home meetings if we present it in a similar way to hummus and crudités: we simply place in a bowl the protein dip, and around two or three apples cut into slices.
What other recipes do you develop with the protein powder?
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