The average human needs between 46 and 56 grams of protein per day, which makes protein powder a convenient way to make sure you're hitting your daily goals. However, protein powder shakes can get boring after a while.
With a variety of protein powder flavours available, there's no reason to drink protein smoothies day after day. In fact, you can easily ditch the blender altogether in favour of one of the following unique ways to use protein powder. Goodbye scoop of protein powder in a glass of almond milk!
Add it to oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the easiest meals to add powder protein too. Use one cup of oats per every scoop of protein powder. There are billions of different recipes for this, you just need to find your perfect combination!
Make protein pancakes
Needless to say, pancakes are one of the best desserts ever. And having a healthy version of them is the ultimate pleasure! Besides the protein powder that’s a must for making protein pancakes, you’ll need oats, eggs and baking powder. All other ingredients are optional.
Turn dessert waffles into a hearty meal
Just like pancakes, waffle recipes can be easily manipulated to get more protein in every bite. Here's a recipe for gluten-free cinnamon roll waffles. The recipe calls for pea protein, but you could use our French Vanilla Wafer Sundae flavour!
Look for protein cookies recipes
It's possible to add protein powder to your cookie recipes, though you don't want to do it without supervision. It's best to find a recipe that has vetted the correct amount of protein powder to add, like this high-protein chocolate peanut cookie recipe.
Add protein powder to coffee, especially if you skip breakfast
When you're looking for a morning boost, there's nothing like a cup of coffee. But caffeine alone won't tide you over until lunchtime. You can blend protein powder and coffee for a
cappuccino-like beverage or add a teaspoon of collagen powder for a real coffee upgrade. Maybe peanut butter and coffee could be your new favourite combo? Let your imagination run wild!
Swirl protein powder into yogurt
Yogurt is actually a surprising source of protein on its own, and Greek yogurt especially! Swirl protein powder into Greek yogurt with granola and fruit for a healthy and complete meal.
Make protein-based chia seed pudding
Chia seed pudding is becoming a popular dairy-free alternative to yogurt and pudding, and next time you whip up a batch, consider adding any flavour Natreve Wellness Protein Powder into your batch. Here's a simple chia protein pudding recipe you’ll just adore!
Sprinkle protein powder on a fruit salad
Adding protein powder to a bowl of fruit salad will increase the nutritional value of the sugary-snack, but beware - the powder consistency can ruin a perfectly good fruit bowl if you pour in too much.