Protein powder is a convenient way for many people to get enough protein. All you have to do is add a shovel to your shake every day, and you have another 20 grams of extra protein! It can hardly be easier.
The disadvantage? Certainly if you always use the same taste, such a protein powder can quickly become quite boring. Fortunately, you do not have to struggle through those shakes with long teeth. There are enough other recipes with protein powder to occasionally vary!
Do I have to use protein powder?
This, of course, does not mean that you as a power athlete must necessarily go to the protein powders. You can get enough protein without supplements, even if you train intensively. A protein-rich diet with both animal and vegetable protein will quickly bring you to that recommended 1.8 grams per kilo of body weight.
But do you have little appetite, for example, and therefore it is difficult to eat enough protein? Then protein powder is an ideal solution to get your daily amount.
Recipes with protein powder
The only drawback is that your shakes with artificial strawberry flavor can be sat quickly. The following recipes with protein powder help you to try something completely different!
1. Protein fluff
Fancy a sweet, filling and creamy summer snack? Protein fluffs not for nothing one of the most popular recipes with protein powder. Better still: it can also be made at lightning speed. In this previous blog you will find the recipe.
2. Protein frappuccino
Also in the category ‘summers’: the protein frappuccino. Ideal if you need an energy boost and a portion of protein at the same time, for example when exercising. And here too, the recipe is very easy to make! You can find it here.
3. Protein-rich pancakes
Pancakes have an unhealthy image, but that is certainly not always correct. If you use healthy ingredients and good siege, they can make a great breakfast or lunch! And with a scoop of protein powder through the batter you know for sure that they are real protein bombs.
Put 25 grams of protein powder, 100 ml of milk, 1 egg and 50 grams of oatmeal in a blender. Mix to a smooth batter and season to taste with a pinch of salt and some cinnamon. Then fry small pancakes and sow them with fresh fruit or a generous scoop of Greek yogurt!
4. Protein-rich peanut cakes
These peanut biscuits are ideal for a protein-rich snack. Make sure that you use 100% peanut butter, so no unhealthy fats and sugars are added. That way you keep the cookies really healthy.
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Mix 35 grams of vanilla protein powder with 30 grams of almond flour. Then add 80 grams of peanut butter, 2 eggs, 2 tsp honey and 2 tbsp milk. Knead firm dough and mix 30 grams of finely chopped dark chocolate. Make cookies and bake for 10-15 minutes at 200 degrees. Then let them cool down well, then they will be nice and crunchy!
5. Coconut dada balls
If you really need a good dose of energy, it is handy to have these dadelballjes on hand. Mix 200 grams of dates, 75 grams of almonds and a few tablespoons of water in a blender. Then add 50 grams of protein powder and 1 tsp of cocoa. Mix to a firm mixture and add some water if it is too dry.
Then roll small balls of the mixture. Spread a handful of grated coconut on a plate and roll the balls through until they are covered on all sides. Just in the fridge to refresh, and ready!
6. Blueberry muffins
Muffins are not very high in protein. However, that will quickly improve if you add some protein powder! Mix 125 ml vegetable oil with 125 ml unsweetened applesauce, 2 tbsp honey and 2 eggs. Add 50 grams of vanilla protein powder, 125 grams whole grain flour, 0.5 tsp cinnamon, 0.5 tb baking powder and a pinch of cinnamon. Finally, 100 gram blueberries.
Pour this mixture into muffin muffins or a greased baking tin for muffins. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees, until golden brown. They are ready when a skewer comes out dry.
7. Pizza crust
Not all recipes with protein powder need to be sweet! You do need powder without flavor for this pizza crust (unless you think pizza with vanilla flavor sounds appealing). Mix 30 grams of protein powder with 100 grams of self-raising flour and 2 eggs. Add 20-30 ml of milk, enough for flexible dough.