Are you trying to get more protein in your diet to increase your energy and muscle-building capabilities? Research shows that people aren't consuming enough protein, especially older generations. The results could impact your overall health, productivity, and ability to maintain strong muscles and bones. The good news is you can consume more with the help of whey protein and create incredible tasting snacks and dishes.
What is Whey Protein?
You may know milk has protein in it but not realize it comes with two proteins: casein and whey. When the whey is separated from the casein or formed as a by-product of cheese, it becomes an amino-acid-packed protein low in lactose.
Sure, you can eat tons of protein all day, but it's not always practical, especially if you don't eat much meat or have difficulty setting healthy eating goals for yourself. Whey protein helps boost your diet while enhancing your meal's flavor. But instead of a regular powder, reach for our Strawberry Shortcake Whey Protein to dress up these meal, snack, and dessert ideas.
1) Whey Protein Infused Strawberry Bowl
One of the simplest ways to use whey protein is in an infused strawberry bowl. Chop up fresh strawberries and any other berries you enjoy and place on top of plain Greek yogurt and flaxseeds. You can also mix up a scoop of our strawberry shortcake whey protein into the yogurt. Add more yogurt to get the consistency you want and jazz up with some granola on top before digging into this sweet, protein-packed treat.
2) Strawberry Protein Pancakes
You can either grab your favorite go-to keto pancake recipe or use a traditional recipe for your Saturday brunch. Reduce your flour by a scoop and add in an equal scoop of our whey protein to keep the texture balanced. You'll end up with a slightly sweet batch of pancakes made better with chopped strawberries on top.
3) Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Pops
Some silicon popsicle molds go a long way with the help of strawberry or vanilla Greek yogurt and chopped up strawberries. Add a scoop of our whey protein and mix well before pouring it into the molds and freezing. Add 1/4 cup of honey and a teaspoon of vanilla to bring this recipe to life.
4) Yogurt Berry Smoothie
Already have a favorite smoothie recipe? Include strawberry or vanilla-flavored yogurt as your starting base. Next, adda scoop of our strawberry-flavored whey protein for an extra kick of protein and flavor. Mix well and enjoy with a few fresh strawberries on top for an inspired afternoon treat or meal replacement.
5) Whey Protein Stuffed Strawberries
Give your strawberries a twist of protein and a few simple ingredients from your fridge. Chop up dozen large strawberries and mix up 4 ounces of strawberry cream cheese with a tablespoon of plain yogurt. Add our strawberry shortcake whey protein and mix everything together. Eat with a spoon or add on top of your favorite whole grain crackers for an inventive way to recreate strawberry shortcake.
6) Strawberry, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza
Cookie & Kale puts together a fantastic Strawberry, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza. Their recipe calls for whole wheat pizza dough, balsamic vinegar, honey, shredded mozzarella, goat cheese, strawberries, and basil topped off with ground black pepper. But instead of stopping there, you can add our whey protein in with the balsamic vinegar or honey before topping off with strawberries. You get an infusion of protein and an added strawberry kick.
7) Strawberry Overnight Oats
Add strawberries to your usual oatmeal recipe or take an overnight approach. Soak your oats for at least four hours, although overnight is best to help your oats absorb the liquid. For every 1/2 cup of oats, try 3/4 cup of yogurt or milk. Or you can experiment with the yogurt and milk to determine the right consistency for you.
Next, mix in a scoop of our whey protein and top off your oats with fresh strawberries. More than just a favorite breakfast staple, overnight strawberry oats double as a high protein snack or comfort-food dessert.
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