If you're getting sick of always taking your protein powder in the form of a shake consisting of powder and water you aren't alone. Day after day we get tired of the same routine and the desire to try something different is what often leads us to cheating on our diet.
Instead of resorting to unhealthy items, why not try and find something that you can substitute your shake with that will offer you the same nutritional profile? Then you get the best of both worlds: a nutrition meal and a break from the everyday.
Here are a few recipes using protein powder that are easy to make and can satisfy your craving.
Protein Powder & Oatmeal
Easy Protein Bars
- 1 scoop protein powder (preferably fruit flavored)
- 1 package sugar free jell-o powder
- Make jell-o as directed on the package only right before you put it into the fridge
- mix in one scoop fruit flavored protein powder.
Protein Jell-O PDF (17 KB)
Protein Powder Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 to1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 to 1 scoop protein powder
If you are looking for a more complete protein and fat meal, which may be the case for those on carb cycling plans, add in a tablespoon of peanut butter to get the macronutrient profile you need.
Protein Powder Cottage Cheese PDF (17 KB)
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Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Protein Powder Parfait
For those of you who are bulking and require significant amounts of calories and aren't as worried about fat content, this recipe is perfect.
Optional, take cold coffee, add a few crushed ice cubes and drink as an iced coffee beverage.
So next time you are looking for a new recipe to add to your repertoire, try one of these. You'll still be meeting your protein needs while satisfying your taste buds.