Protein is essential for all of us; there’s no question about it. We find several foods and sources that are loaded with protein. While some have fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates, some sources and foods do not. One that does not is protein powder, which can be found in vanilla and chocolate flavors. You can find several things to do with this powder from making a shake or making a healthy drink. Below are two recipes that involve using protein powder and they’re high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
6-8 medium-large frozen or fresh strawberries
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 ½ cup of skim milk
* Other forms of berries can be used, but strawberries have better binding properties. Strawberries also blend in with milk much better
** 2-4 ice cubes can be used if using fresh strawberries
In a blender blend all the ingredients together. Top it off with a sprig of mint or a dollop of low fat ice cream or whip cream.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pizza
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
2 cups of skim milk
4 ounces of peanut butter (smooth does better)
2 tsp of cocoa powder
*Extra peanuts can be added, but not required
Blend all the ingredients together. No ice or water should be added because it does not blend well with peanut butter.