3 Top-Notch Recipes to get more Protein in your Diet

If your protein shake routine is becoming well, routine, then here are 3 delicious and easy recipes that still pack a protein-punch in new and exciting ways!

  1. TIRAMISU PANCAKES WITH BANANA CREAM FILLING1. Tiramisu Protein Pancakes

    Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup rolled oats
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee
    • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 dash unsweetened cocoa powder

    Directions

    For the pancakes:
    1. Heat a non-stick skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat.
    2. In a small food processor or blender, ground oats into flour.
    3. Combine oat flour, protein powder, ground flax, and baking powder in a bowl.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy.
    5. Add coffee and vanilla extract to egg white, stir and add to dry ingredients.
    6. Stir until flour is incorporated.
    7. Let batter sit at least 5 minutes before continuing.
    8. Spoon batter onto skillet surface, forming 3 medium-sized pancakes.
    9. Cook 5-6 minutes per side, or until golden brown with crisp edges.

    For the sweet “cream” filling:
    1. Combine cottage cheese, banana, and extract in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
    2. Spread a layer of filling between each pancake and dust lightly with cocoa powder.

    Nutritional Facts: 30g protein, 3g saturated fat, 14g fiber, 3g sugar.

     

  2. WHOLE WHEAT BLUEBERRY PROTEIN MUFFINS10. Whole-Wheat Blueberry Protein Muffins

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup natural applesauce
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 tsp all-purpose baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
    2. Line muffin tins with muffin liner cups, then give them a quick spray of non-stick cooking spray.
    3. Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in the other.
    4. Combine both mixtures along with the berries into the muffin tins. Place in the oven immediately.
    5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins begin to brown at the top. Try sticking a toothpick in the middle of one and if it comes out clean, the muffins are ready.

    Nutritional Facts: 21g protein, 4g saturated fat, 5g fiber, 7g sugar.

     

  3. NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER CUP PROTEIN BAR

no bake peanut butter

 

 

   Ingredients

    • Directions

      1. In a large bowl combine peanut butter and honey.

      2. Add in protein powder and oat flour. It should come together into a ball. Batter will be slightly dry.
      3. Place a large piece of plastic wrap over an 8x8 inch pan so that it hangs over the sides.
      4. Put batter into pan and flatten with hands. Make sure it covers entire pan and is flat and even.
      5. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
      6. While bars are in freezer, melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second intervals.
      7. Remove bars from freezer and use plastic wrap to lift out of pan. Cut into 12 bars.
      8. Spread melted chocolate onto bars and allow to fully cool.
      9. Store in an airtight container or in the freezer.

      Nutritional Facts: 25g protein, 7g saturated fat, 5g fiber, 9g sugar.

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