Like many people, I have whey protein after all of my workouts. I also incorporate it into many of my other meals and snacks throughout the day. Whey protein shakes are a staple, and I almost never have oatmeal without at least a tablespoon of the good stuff. However, shakes can get very old. That’s why I’m always experimenting with whey protein powder to find new ways to incorporate it into my diet.
These four whey protein snacks are not only easy and delicious, they’re also healthy and PACKED with protein!
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1/2 cup cold french vanilla coffee (or regular), 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 tbls splenda (or sweetener of choice), 5-6 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more ice if it is not thick enough.
Chocolate Protein “Cake” & Protein Frosting
There are many variations of microwave protein cake. Once you play around with the ingredients, you can find the recipe that you like the most!
For the Cake: 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 liquid egg white, 1 tbls natural applesauce, 1/2 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder, pinch of baking soda, pinch of sweetener
For the Frosting: 1/8 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt, 1/4 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, pinch of sweetener
- Whisk together all cake ingredients in a small bowl.
- Microwave on high for 35-40 seconds.
- Mix greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of protein powder.
- Spread “frosting”over cake and EAT!
Chocolate Protein Frozen Yogurt
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1/2 cup fat-free plain greek yogurt, 1 cup crushed ice cubes, 1/2 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 tbls splenda (or sweetener of choice).
- Crush ice in blender
- Add all other ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Sprinkle with a little extra cocoa powder or toppings of choice.
Cocoa Cottage Cheese
Okay, so this probably sounds absolutely disgusting. If you hate cottage cheese, this won’t make you like it. But, if you love cottage cheese I suggest giving this dressed-up version a try. I originally got the idea from one of my favorite blogs Peanut Butter Fingers. I tweaked the original recipe just a bit.
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1/2 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp splenda (or sweetener of choice), toppings of choice
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and add toppings. (bananas, blackberries, raspberries)
YUM! I’ll finish this post off on a slightly different note. The other night Mike and I finally tried Pequod’s Pizza after talking about it for months. We bit off a little more than we could chew with our large thin crust pizza, topped with sausage and giardiniera.
What the heck?