A pretty common excuse that we often give ourselves for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is that we’re short of time. I know it can be a tedious task to prepare meals but come on, your health is the most precious asset that we have. You can achieve greater things in life only if you are both mentally and physically sound. Due to this very reason here, a few easy and yummy recipes that you can make with protein powder have been listed below. They are not only delicious but also very less time-consuming. You can even have them as a pre or post-workout snack to suffice your hunger and also to meet your daily protein target. Just have a look at it!
- Yogurt smoothie:
Smoothie is a go-to thing for all the workaholics out there. It’s the easiest breakfast option when you're running late for work in the morning. Just take a blender and add a cup of your favorite fruits, 1 cup of yogurt, a scoop of protein powder, and 2 tablespoons of each of the edible seeds and nuts that you like. You can even put a few drops of vanilla extract in it. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. There you go, your smoothie is ready to enjoy.
- Protein rich Waffles:
Waffles are a pretty common breakfast in every household. But, what if I tell you that you can give it a healthy twist to fulfill your daily protein intake? You can mix a few scoops of your favorite protein powder in the batter or directly just mix the powder with water. In this manner, your morning is all sorted. This will even save you from high sugar content in premix sachets. Lastly, you can even have some of your favorite fruits with honey as toppings.
- Iced Coffee:
Sipping coffee or tea is a pretty common activity in our daily lives. It helps us get that kick start to get our work done. The recipe is pretty simple. You just need to mix a scoop of protein powder, coffee powder/pod, ice cubes, and your desired base like any kind of milk or water. Call it a protein shake or iced coffee, it’s totally up to you.
- Overnight oatmeal
There's a pretty simple recipe for overnight oatmeal. All you gotta do is mix some plain oats, yogurt, your desired nuts and seeds, and some added flavor like cinnamon or vanilla essence. Why not add some more protein to it, right? Add a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder, mix it well and pop it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you’ll get a healthy and filling breakfast to start your day ahead.
- Protein pancakes:
Mix bananas, 2 eggs, a few scoops of protein powder, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and a few drops of vanilla essence. Pour some quantity of the batter into a pan little by little. Don’t forget to grease the pan first. Keep the flame and let it cook for a while. After 2-3 minutes of cooking it will be ready to serve. Add your favorite fruits as toppings and enjoy your yummy and smooth pancakes.
- Energy Bars:
Energy bars are that sweet treat that every fitness lover craves. So why not make it at home with your favorite ingredients? The recipe is pretty simple and requires no baking at all. Grind 1 cup of dates to stick all the ingredients together. Along with that mix 1 cup of different types of nuts and seeds, ½ cup grated coconut, ¼ cup honey, ½ cup roasted oats, ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder, and 3 scoops of protein powder. They are highly nutritious and yummy.