Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars

There is nothing I enjoy more than oatmeal. Oatmeal anything for that matter. Its all delicious! Never have I found an oatmeal protein bar that I loved. That was until I discovered these. They taste like a cookie! HEAVEN…… The bonus is that they are so simple to make.

protein bar recipes

 

What you need:
3 ounces of vanilla protein powder (Rule 1 Protein has an excellent Vanilla Protein or try Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein Gold Standard French Vanilla Creme)
1 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp. baking soda

Time to bake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need a 9×11 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray
In a small bowl mix the almond butter, protein powder and maple syrup. Beat in the eggs
Stir in the rolled oats, coconut, and baking soda and mix well.
Press the dough into the pan (it helps to use the back of the spoon)
bake for 12 minutes or until the top starts to brown slightly.
Cool on a rack and cut into 18 squares.

*Remember to store the leftovers in an airtight container

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Check back next week for another healthy recipe!

 

Healthy Whole wheat zucchini bread with protein

healthy zucchini bread

So what do I need??

-3 eggs
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 dropper full of stevia
-1 cup applesauce
-1 tbsp. vanilla
-2 cups grated zucchini
-1 scoop of whey protein  you can try either whey protein gold standard or  chocolate protein powder
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-3 cups whole wheat flour
-dash of almond milk

So now what??

-Mix the ingredients eggs – vanilla together in a mixing bowl
-Add in the zucchini – baking powder ingredients. Mix well.
-Finally, add in the flour and mix until flour is all the way mixed in.
-Add a dash of almond milk and mix again.
-Pour into 2 large bread pans
-add the chocolate chips to one or both of the pans!  Yummo!!
-Bake for 54 mins at 350 degrees.
-eat up…not the whole pan:)

Protein more than just a shake!

protein powderMost people think that Protein Powder is just something you should drink after a vigorous workout. Put it in your shaker, add your water and be on your way or add in some ice, fruit and almond milk and have it as a meal.
Sure that sounds good but did you know you can also add it to many different recipes to up your protein intake? I’m listing a few of my favorite recipes that incorporate protein powder into them. Try them out and let me know what you think! If you have a favorite please comment on it and we will try it out and see if it makes the cut here at Supplement Central!

Strawberries and Cream Protein Breakfast:

strawberry breakfast proteinA great way to start your morning. Strawberries & Cream loaded with protein

What do I need?
-1/2 cup quick rolled oats
-1 cup almond milk
-1/2 cup strawberries (cut up small)
-1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder
Now what?
-place the milk in a saucepan, whisk in the protein and heat over medium heat until warm. Add in the oatmeal and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and add in the berries. Eat, Enjoy:)

Protein Packed Quiche with a Chickpea Crust

quiche protein breakfast
We love a quiche. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

What do I need?
-1-15.5oz can chickpeas
-1/4 cup whole wheat flour
-1/4 cup protein powder
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-6 pieces turkey bacon
-2 1/4 cup egg whites
-1 cup milk
-1 -10oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
-1 oz. crumbled blue cheese
– 1/2 tsp. salt
Now what?
-preheat oven to 350F. grease 9 inch pie pan. pulse chickpeas, flour, protein powder & olive oil in a food processor and spread the dough evenly over the pie pan. Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes at 350G or until light golden brown.
-place bacon in skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and crumble
-With whisk mix together bacon, egg whites, spinach, blue cheese, milk and salt. Whisk until smooth. Pour into the pie pan and prebaked crust. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until set.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional info: 200 Calories, 7 grams fat, 4 fiber, 17 grams protein.

Stay tuned for more great recipes every week!

Quest Strawberry Shortcake cookies

quest cookies

Faithfully every morning I have a Strawberry Cheesecake Quest bar.  And every morning I have to hide them from my kids.  I have been meaning to try this recipe for some time now.  I wish I didn’t wait so long because these are delicious!!  I now have new breakfast snack to hide from them and sometimes my husband as well..LOL.

What do I need:

-1 Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar
– 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
-1 egg
-2 tbsp. fat free cream cheese, softened
-1/4 cup nonfat greek yougurt
-1/4 cup zero calorie sweetener
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-1 scoop & 1 tbsp. strawberry flavored protein powder
-1/4 tsp. baking powder
-pinch of salt

Now what?

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
-in a small bowl, combine the strawberries with w/1 tbsp. protein powder and set aside
-In a stand mixer add egg, cream cheese, greek yogurt, zero calorie sweetner, coconut flour, strawberry protein powder, baking powder and salt.  Mix until smooth
-Break up quest bar into small pieces and stir into dough
-fold in strawberries and shape cookies into desired size on a nonstick cookie sheet or parchament paper
-Bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool
-try not to consume them all in one sitting:)

Whats the damage?

4 cookies=1 serving…..150 calories, 5g fat, 6g net carbs, 17g protein

 

 

 

Holy Delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge protein Brownies

protein brownieIf you are anything like me then there is no way you can only eat one brownie.  I LOVE them..All they chocolatey goodness…especially warm from the oven.  Ok, I’m now salivating!  So when I stumbled upon this recipe I figured I would give it a go.  A brownie recipe that incorporates a frosting and mint chip!  Double Bonus!! Although some of the ingredients don’t match up to your “typical” brownie I promise that they do not disappoint.  So without further ado the Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge Protein Brownie:

What do I need:  First you need to make the Protein Brownies

– 1 cup of protein powder
– 1/2 cup. cacao powder
– 1/4 cup arrowroot
– 1/4 cup coconut flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
– 1tsp. baking powder
– 1 egg
– 2 tsp. peppermint extract
– 1/2 cup applesauce
– 1/2 cup coconut nectar
– 1/2 cup hot water 

Now what?

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together, end with adding hot water. Batter will be thick runny. Spread protein bar batter into a lightly coconut oil greased 11×7 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
– As bars cool, make up frosting. Then spread onto brownie protein bars and top with mint frosting and chocolate chips
– Cut into 16-18 slices.  Store in refrigerator…if you have any leftover!

What do I need for the frosting?

– 1 large avacado
– 1 1/2 bananas
– 1/2 cup coconut butter
-6 tbsp. coconut oil
-1 tbsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp-1 tsp. peppermint extract
– handful of spinach
– 1 tbsp of water 

Now what to do?

the protein brownies should be made by now (hopefully you haven’t already ate them)!
– Place fudge frosting ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
-As long as the brownies are cool then you can spread the mint fudge frosting on the top.  Top with some chocolate chips if desired (of course you want to..who doesn’t want chocolate chips)!
-Place the mint fudge brownies in the fridge to let the frosting set before slicing
-Enjoy!