Health Tip – Add Protein Powder to Your Baking
Many people struggle to get in their protein during the day. We’ve come up with a creative solution, and it’s far easier than you thought: boost your protein intake and speed up your weight loss, and consider using protein powder in some of the baking you do.
In most recipes, it’s really as simple as replacing half of the flour you need with a protein powder instead which will not only increase the overall protein content of your baked good (which is traditionally quite low) but it will also add great taste. An added bonus: it will make you feel fuller when you finish eating it.
Vanilla and chocolate flavored protein powders typically work the best, though there are also many fruit variety flavors available on the market as well today. You’ll find a variety of protein powders to be very versatile, so try some experimental baking with them. After a few adventurous baking sessions, you will see how well they fit in to a lot of your favorite recipes.
If you are using protein powder in your baking you’ll want to look for a soy or whey variety. Stay away from casein protein powders, as these generally don’t work as well.
Add Protein Powder to Other Foods:
- Stir protein powder into a bowl of oatmeal
- Mix it into cottage cheese
- Add it to your yogurt smoothie.
So there you have some quick and easy tips that will help you boost your protein intake. Try the recipe below, and then move on to your brownies.
1 cup uncooked oats
1 scoop whey or soy protein powder
3 egg whites
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 packets Truvia sweetener
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds. Add a few frozen blueberries to the batter before cooking if you want. Then pour onto a hot griddle and cook like a normal pancake.