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Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Sunwarrior protein powder? Besides the fact that it tastes super delish, it also has the highest amount of raw, whole-grain sprouted, vegan protein. Here are some other fun facts about Sunwarrior:
- It's a plant-based protein.
- Free of gluten, solvents, GMOs, radiation, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and artificial colors.
- Naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, and other essential nutrients such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron, and potassium.
- It comes in 3 flavors: Natural, Chocolate and Vanilla. Chocolate is my fav!!
I was perusing through Pinterest a few days ago and I found an excellent article on the ways that protein powder can be utilized to create fun and tasty meals. These were my favorite recipes:
1. Protein Powder Pancakes
2 tbsp protein powder1 egg
Mix and fry in hot, lightly greased, skillet.
2. Protein Powder Smoothies
Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice, 4 oz
Vanilla Yogurt, .5 cup
Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened, .5 cup, thawed
Protein powder, 1 scoop
Blend and drink.
3. Protein Powder Fudge
Protein powder, 8 scoops
oats 1 cup
skim milk 1 cup (I prefer almond milk)
Mix ingredients in bowl until it is batter, then dump into a pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Protein Powder Yogurt
Stir 1-2 scoops protein powder into your favorite yogurt. Top with your favorite extras: nuts, fruit, etc.
5. Protein Powder Milkshake
Mix 1 cup skim or non-dairy milk (I prefer almond milk), 6 ice cubes and 1-2 scoops protein powder in a blender. For a creamier milkshake, use ice cubes made of milk.
6. Protein Powder Coffee
Just add a scoop of protein powder to your coffee.
7. Protein Powder "Ice Cream"
Mix one 6-ounce container vanilla Greek yogurt with 1-2 scoops protein powder. Mix to combine, then freeze, stirring every 20 minutes until it reaches the consistency you desire (about an hour).
8. Protein Powder "Cookie Dough"
2 cups crunchy peanut butter (I prefer almond butter)
2 scoops protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
2 ripe bananas, mashed2 tbsp ground flaxseed
In a large bowl, mix to together peanut butter, protein powder, bananas, and flax seed. Mold the mixture into walnut-sized balls and place them in a container lined with parchment to separate the layers. Freeze at least 2 hours before serving, best if frozen overnight.
9. Protein Powder Oatmeal
Add one scoop protein powder to your usual oats recipe. I love chocolate!
I think these recipes are cool because they're super easy to make and they are very healthy. I don't typically splurge or cheat when it comes to desserts, so whenever I find a recipe substitute for a dessert that I love, I always give it a try.
You shouldn't have to compromise your health just because you have a sweet tooth (like me!) or a sugar craving. Knowing what foods to eat and learning how to substitute certain foods can go a long way. Trust me! For example, my version of an apple pie is slicing up red apples, sprinkling them with cinnamon and then placing them in the microwave for two minutes. Voila, you've got a delicious dessert that tastes just like apple pie minus all the calories =)
By the way, any protein powder can be used for these recipes, but I'm a huge advocate of Sunwarrior because it's very healthy and it's free of GMOs and other harmful chemicals that other protein powders contain.
In what recipes have you used protein powder?
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