So as i said in my last post i am trying to make better choices and get more protein in my diet.
first off let me start by saying trying to find the right protein is a freaking mind field!!! Seriously why is it so hard? I spent many nights googling different brands and reading reviews and i finally settled on My Protein.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Food is always better than a substitute, if you get a lot of protein from your diet don't add more, natural food is always better for you!
I wanted this to be a little protein idea post! These are my Instagram posts, check it out for more ideas.
Protein Pancakes -
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
a little vanilla essence
Protein Shake -
1 scoop of chocolate protein
200ml milk or almond milk
3 ice cubes
As i keep repeating i like to make better choices and i won't be giving up the sweet stuff , this is why i love Lenny & Larry's complete cookies because i get my sweet fix but they aren't that bad for you. They come in several different flavours. up to now i've only tried three, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate. My preference is Birthday Cake, then Double Chocolate and i would skip the Choc Chip!
Servings: 1/2 cookie
Macros per 1/2 cookie
190kcal / 8g protein / 27g carbs / 6g fat
Does not contain
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No Sugar Alcohols
No Trans Fat
Protein balls are a great treat to have made up in your fridge for when you need that sweet snack or you feel peckish, I stole this recipe from Laura Gril Gainz, she has a ton of recipes on her page and the ones i've tried are great...check her out!
Servings: Makes 10 balls
Macros per ball:
77kcal / 5g protein / 6.5g carbs / 3.5g fat
40g protein powder of choice (I used cookies and cream flavour but chocolate, white chocolate or vanilla all work well in this recipe)
35g cashew butter
1 tbsp water
1 Hershey Cookies & Cream Bar