High Protein Recipes
My boyfriend is a huge fitness fan! He would rather be working out or being outdoors than anything. Of course he needs adequate nutrition and extra protein in his diet because of this lifestyle. He absolutely loves VeganSmart protein and because I’m such a loving girlfriend, I share it with him. This is the recipe for his favorite shake. It’s a mishmash of just about everything, and is super delicious!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- A handful of frozen strawberries
- A scoop of each VeganSmart Chocolate, Vanilla, and Chai
- Almond milk
- A few ice cubes
And the secret ingredient is….
He blends just a few coffee beans into his shake for an added flavor boost and it really puts the flavor over the top!
Try out this recipe for yourself and tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether it’s fueling up before hitting the gym or that midday snack you need to get over the 3 p.m blues, a healthy snack high in protein is just what you need to keep on going. The perfect way to get longer-lasting energy. Here’s a recipe from our SuperFan Jaclyn for the perfect peanut butter cup:
- 3/4 C Organic Peanut Butter
- 4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 5 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
- 1/4 +2 Tbsp. Chocolate Pea Protein
- 3-4 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- Bottom: Take 3/4 C of organic peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil, 2 Tbsp. agave nectar and mix this really well. Then take this mix and fill muffin pans half way and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Top: Take 1/4 + 2 Tbsp. of Chocolate Pea Protein, 3-4 Tbsp. of chia seeds, 3 Tbsp. agave nectar and 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and mix. Add this mix to fill the rest of the muffin pan. Freeze again for 15 minutes. Then EAT.
For those with a sweet tooth, nothing beats a warm and creamy beverage that tastes like dessert and is loaded with the health benefits of a vitamin supplement. You can quench your thirst with the best of both worlds by mixing up a cinnamon smooth chai tea latte with a subtle twist, just incorporate a few scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai. The best part is that you don't need to leave the kitchen to experience a sip of sweet bliss.
The chai flavored latte comes from a combination of spices, tea and milk that possess essential vitamins and minerals necessary for soothing the soul. One of the best reasons to add a little chai into your daily diet is because the tea is full of healthy antioxidants. Drinking a few glasses of chai tea every day may help with everything from lowering blood pressure to protecting your skin to aiding your digestion.
When you add just two scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai, the list of health boosting supplements you are adding to your tea goes on and on. VeganSmart uses a complete protein blend that is bursting with five different non-GMO plant based proteins packed with essential amino acids that work to repair sore muscles and tissue. On top of that, there are 22 vitamins and minerals in every scoop, and you will be receiving 50 percent of your daily requirements for vitamins A, C and K in one glass.
Here are all the ingredients you will need to craft the perfect chai tea latte with a nutritional boost:
- 2 chai tea bags
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low-fat or soy milk
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla non-dairy creamer
- 2 scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai
Using your coffee maker, place all of the contents of the tea bags into the coffee filter and let it drain. Meanwhile, use a small saucepan to blend the milk and creamer together and set the stovetop to medium heat, cooking until warmed.
Once the contents of the saucepan are thoroughly heated, pour the blended ingredients into some mugs, and stir in the tea mixture. Drop in two scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai, and mix it up with a spoon. Enjoy!
Sometimes, it's just one of those mornings where you need cake for breakfast. But do yourself a favor and choose one of the healthiest cakes – carrot cake – and with a little innovation and some protein powder, you can turn it into a high-protein, pretty healthy breakfast in pancake form!
Have your cake (for breakfast) and eat it too with this great carrot cake pancake recipe:
Carrot cake protein pancakes with maple-cream cheese syrup
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 scoops Naturade 100% Whey, Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons toasted and chopped pecans or walnuts
- 2 tablespoons golden or regular raisins
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 cup whole or almond milk
- 2 cups finely grated carrots
- 3 tablespoons butter for griddle
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese, low-fat
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Whisk together flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl.
- Mix in raisins and nuts.
- In a separate bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar and milk, whisking them together thoroughly. Stir in the shredded carrots.
- Slowly combine the carrot mixture with the dry ingredients, stirring them as your pour until they are just incorporated.
- Let your batter rest for five to 10 minutes.
- While the pancake batter is resting, it's time to make the syrup.
- Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and then combine it with the maple syrup using a stand or hand mixer. When adding the slightly softened butter, make sure to use the whip attachment and mix for about two minutes.
- The drizzle should thicken but still be pourable. Adjust the ratios if necessary.
- Pour the pancakes on a greased griddle and cook until browned on each side.
Stack your pancakes and serve them warm with the cream cheese-maple syrup, knowing that even if you're indulging a little, you're having a high-protein breakfast that somehow also incorporates carrots!
A good protein bar is instantly energizing when you've had a long day or need some healthy fuel. While protein bars are delightful, they are often expensive and occasionally have ingredients with which you are unfamiliar. Why not save some money and know exactly what's in your pumped up snack? Make your own no-bake protein bars with this simple and amazingly tasty recipe using the protein powder you already have at home:
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats, divided
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth
- 4 scoops VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake, Vanilla
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted almonds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pulse 1 cup of oats in the food processor to make oat flour. Mix together the flour, remaining oats, peanut butter, protein powder, dry milk, flax seed meal, vanilla and 1/4 cup water. Pour the mixture into a wax paper-lined 5-inch by 8-inch loaf pan and press down with another piece of wax paper. Press the chopped almonds into the mixture, then carefully melt the chocolate chips and pour them over the almonds. Put the pan in the freezer for at least 15 minutes, then cut the firm mixture into six bars. The bars can be stored in the refrigerator in wax paper for up to one week or in the freezer for three months.
Eating enough protein is important, especially if you're on a diet and looking to muscle up a bit. But if you find yourself in a time crunch or you've had a really intense workout, it can be difficult to muster the time or energy to even get out the blender for a protein shake, let alone make an omelet. Skip the need to wash dishes with these excellent, easy protein powder peanut butter balls, which you can prepare ahead of time and grab for breakfast or a post-workout snack:
- 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 2 scoops Naturade Pea Protein, Chocolate
Combine all of the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Using your hands or a melon-baller, shape the mixture into about 25 walnut-sized spheres. Then, place the protein balls onto a parchment- or wax paper-lined container so they are separated between layers and won't stick together. Freeze for at least two hours before enjoying. These high-protein snacks don't keep well if left out, so keep them frozen until you are ready for a post-workout protein boost. You can use any of your favorite protein powders in this recipe, but a great option is Naturade 100% Whey in Chocolate.
Your breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. Spruce it up with some pea protein and fresh fruit. This will give you enough power for even the biggest training sessions or a super hard day ahead.
• 1/2 Oats
• 2 scoops of Naturade Pea Protein
• coconut milk.
I’m Dustin, and this is my son Boston… First, I’m a dad before anything else, after that I’m a 31 year old vegan expatriate Hoosier living right outside of New Orleans, LA.
On June 12th, 2011 I had a bit of a wake up call and began my road to the ironman 140.6 mile endurance event and after that I’ve got some big plans, so it won’t end there… This is my outlet to vent, rant, promote, and let everyone know what’s up.
Breakfast, as they say, is in fact the most important meal of the day. However, people often either get bored with the breakfast options or they simply don't have time to chow down on anything before they head out the door. If they knew exactly how breakfast was helping their health, they might make time.
Eating breakfast is essential because after about eight to 12 hours without food, your brain and muscles are depleted of the energy they need to function. The glucose contained in foods as well as other nutrients like vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and protein are what helps to keep you healthy.
Why is protein at breakfast important?
Breakfast also aids in controlling body weight and may keep you from overeating later. Think about it, if you didn't eat breakfast that morning, you're likely going to stuff yourself when it comes lunchtime – squashing the myth that skipping breakfast makes you lose weight. If you choose food in the morning that is packed with protein, you'll be helping your body even further. A protein-rich breakfast can not only keep you full longer, it can help with improved concentration and focus, whether you're at work or taking a test. The amino acids produce neurotransmitters, which are an important part of the brain's communication system.
Thankfully, your morning protein meal has been shown to help with weight control. It helps keep you full throughout the day, so that you're not grabbing for empty calories. Check out this delicious banana bread protein muffin recipe from @dashingdish that will make you look forward to breakfast again. Not only is it super easy to grab when you're on the go, it's filled with seven grams of protein, two grams of fiber and only 58 calories per serving.
Banana Bread Protein Muffins
¾ cup egg whites
¾ cup ripe banana
¾ cup oats
½ cup plain low fat Greek yogurt
2 scoops Naturade Total Soy vanilla protein powder
¼ cup baking stevia or ½ sweetener of your choice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin tin with a nonstick cooking spray of your choice or line with silicone or foil liners.
2. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
3. Divide mixture evenly throughout all of the muffin tins.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
1/4 cup cold water, ice cold, 3/4 cup ice cubes, 2/3 cup peeled cucumber, seedless, 2/3 cup honeydew melon, Zest of half an orange, 1/8 cup fresh mint, 3 scoops Naturade Pea Protein. In blender or smoothie maker, combine water, ice cubes, cucumber, melon, orange zest, and mint and blend. Halfway through blending mix in two scoops of vanilla flavored Shake Mix. Process until very smooth. Garnish serving glass with additional orange zest curls, orange slices, cucumber slices or honeydew slices. Enjoy!