Summer is knocking on the door along with all the treats and indulgence that the festive season brings. Whether cocktails are your way to celebrate or tolerate, they come with additional calories but fear not, we have you covered with these healthy protein recipes.
Here are some easy, healthy protein recipes to sneak them in subtly, keep you in check and to add some extra protein to your diet, while you get to enjoy the festivities.
One look at Anna Sward inspiring protein recipes, will change the way you look at your protein shake forever. Using protein powder as a baking ingredient is a brilliant way to add some extra protein to your diet and to bring something to the barbeque table that won’t leave you feeling like you should hit the gym instead the of beach.
Anna Sward mixes things up as she explains how you can use protein powder to replace “refined flours, added sugars, preservatives or fillers”.
Not planning on spending time in the kitchen this summer? No worries – these recipes only take up to 20 minutes to make and offer some great ways to prepare for summer with healthy on-the-go snacks as well as dessert alternatives.
Healthy Protein Recipes:
Cookie Dough Protein Bars (Gluten Free)
There are so many tantalising protein bar recipes on http://proteinpow.com but we’ve chosen the most heat co-operative option for no other reason than us not wanting you to waste your protein powder in case they melt!
What you need:
1/4 cup ground gluten-free oats
1/4 cup whey protein (check out our website for prices)
2 big tbsps. (9g-10g) coconut flour
6 tbsp. (96g) smooth almond butter
4 tbsp. (around 64ml) almond milk
1/2 cup tbsp. (64g) ground almonds
Stevia drops / sweetener to taste
Find out how to master these protein bars here: http://proteinpow.com/2016/03/cookie-dough-protein-bars.html
Now that you have your on-the-go snack, check out our blog on ‘How to calculate your macros’ (link to Macros blog).
Four-ingredient Protein Ice-cream
A steak and salad are great barbeque options, but what about dessert? Volunteer to be the Magnum and offer to bring a homemade dessert along, this way you can ensure you get to enjoy it while staying on track with your nutrition.
What you need:
1 cup cottage cheese
1 peeled, cubed frozen banana
1/2 cup of vanilla whey
2 tbsp. freeze-dried berries
For instructions, check out the link: http://proteinpow.com/2016/08/whey-protein-ice-cream-recipe.html and on the macros, we calculated these on half a batch of this goodness: 269.5kcals, 38g protein, 20g carbs, 4.8g fat.
Coffee Protein shake
Hosting a social occasion and it’s too early to offer cocktails? We know, there’s no such time! What we can offer you is a great way enjoy coffee after your meal that won’t leave you sweating. Try this cool coffee protein shake!
What you need:
1 cup of cold coffee, chilled in your fridge overnight
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp. of crunchy peanut butter
1 scoop of protein powder (test: link to protein powder on Powerhouse supplements)
½ cup of almond milk (or regular milk if you prefer)
A handful of ice
This one is very simple, have a look how: http://proteinpow.com/2016/08/coffee-protein-smoothie.html and the macros included are only:
Tis the season…
One last thing to remember, the festive season should be just that, festive. So, don’t think “suns out guns out” should mean that the fun is out the window as well. Everything in moderation so stock up on supplements and fond memories this season!
Powerhouse lives, breathes and loves fitness. We sample everything we sell because we have a passion for what we do. If you’re looking for a way to supplement your baking try one of our quality protein powders to give your treats the protein shot they need. For a comprehensive range of supplements that will help you hit your fitness goals with no associated health risks, get in touch today.