If you happen to be particularly interested in bodybuilding and building muscle, then you won’t need us to tell you just how beneficial and important protein actually is for our bodies. Despite this, we’ll remind you anyways. Protein is essential for the growth and repair of our muscles and our muscle tissue. Without adequate protein sources, our bodies would not have the right nutrients required to help rebuild and regenerate our muscle tissue.
Many bodybuilders supplement their diets with various tasty protein shakes. Protein shakes are packed full of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other natural goodness, and they are a great way of getting protein into your systems quickly and efficiently. However, protein powders can be used for far more than to simply make up a shake. Protein powders can be combined with other ingredients, to make delicious and nutritious high protein snacks and meals. Here are a few protein powder recipes to mix up your protein powder intake.
You may think that pancakes are pretty unhealthy, and therefore unsuitable for somebody looking to get in shape, however, these are no ordinary pancakes. To make them, you will need:
- 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder
- 1 serving of oatmeal
- 1 small serving of natural yogurt
- 1 tbsp. of water
- 1 egg
- Low cal cooking spray
- 1 handful of dried fruit
- 1 tsp of sweetener (sugar or agave)
To make these pancakes, simply:
Combine all of your ingredients together into a large mixing bowl, and mix until a thick batter is formed.
Keep adding splashes of water until the mixture has formed a thick batter that isn’t too watery.
Heat up a non stick skillet, and spray with a low calorie cooking spray.
When the skillet is hot, take a ladle, and spoon a large amount into the pan.
Heat it for two minutes on a medium flame, and when the bottom has sealed and turned a golden brown colour, flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
Once it’s cooked, transfer onto a plate, and make another two or three, and enjoy.
Don’t let the name fool you, the name may sound disgusting, but the taste is simply delicious. To make this recipe you will need:
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 2 tea spoons peanut butter
- 1 handful of diced cashew nuts
- 1 tsp. water
To make this recipe, simply:
Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl, and mix until a sludgy muddy looking paste has formed.
When you’re happy with the consistency, grab a spoon, and dig in, it’s that easy, and tastes amazing.
Protein bars are expensive to buy ready made, but making your own is far, far cheaper, and just as delicious. To make them you will need:
- 3 or 4 scoops of your favorite protein powder
- 1 chopped nuts
- 1 handful of dried fruit
- 2 tea spoons of natural peanut butter
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 egg
- 1tsp. of water
To make them, simply:
Combine all of your ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Keep adding water until the mixture is runny, but not like water.
When the mixture is similar to that of cake batter, transfer it into a deep baking dish, smooth the top with a knife, and bake in a hot oven at 180 for around 15 – 18 minutes.
When the mixture is cooked, take it out of the oven, leave it to cool, and then place into a fridge overnight.
The next morning, take out the mixture, and slice it into rectangular bar shapes.
Wrap each bar in foil, and hey presto