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!