Protein Powder Recipes: Treats for Gaining Muscle Mass
High-protein fitness nutrition with flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coconut, banana, and similar ingredients can be absolutely delicious. Plus, just as importantly, protein helps us gain muscle mass. It’s quite easy to prepare more than “just” the classic protein shake and effortlessly introduce greater variety into your diet. In doing so, you’ll be able to combine training and nutrition in different ways, without foregoing your vital protein boost. To get you inspired, we have some delicious protein powder recipes handy. Have fun trying these out and taste testing them!
Tasty Energy Balls
These small energy balls are absolutely bursting with protein, easy to portion, and taste just like a snack or dessert. You can have them before or after your workout, at work, or on the road. Come up with countless of your own versions and vary the flavours according to your taste and mood. This snack offers a delicious and filling energy boost! There’s only limited preparation time needed; below you’ll find the basic recipe for oatmeal energy balls that only take 10 minutes to make.
You will need:
- 150 g oatmeal
- 30 g (whey) protein powder, for instance, the
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 90 g natural peanut butter without sugar or other additives (not too solid)
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 30 g dried cranberries, chocolate chips, raisins (or other add-ins to taste)
- 3 tbsp. liquid of your choice (e.g. milk, water, unsweetened almond milk, etc.)
Pour the oatmeal into a large bowl and add the protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds. Then mix the ingredients with the peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Finish off by stirring in the extra ingredient of your choice, after which the mix should be sticky, yet crumbly. Add the liquid per teaspoon and knead each spoonful through the dough with your hands, until you can form little balls that hold their shape. If the mixture is too dry, just add a bit more liquid to it. After setting in the fridge for 30 minutes, the energy balls should be ready. It is best to refrigerate them until you want to eat them.
Fruity Frozen Yoghurt
These little fruit explosions are tasty at all times, not just on hot days, and are possibly even quicker to make than the energy balls.
You will need:
- 150 g of your favourite frozen fruit (e.g. raspberries, mango, bananas, blueberries, strawberries)
- 175 g natural yoghurt (1.5% fat)
- 75 g protein powder,
- some vanilla pulp
- some sweetener of your liking (such as agave syrup or honey)
First, mix the protein powder with the yoghurt and then add all the ingredients to the mixer and blend until it has turned into a creamy substance. Done!
Coconut Raspberry Smoothie
This great fitness drink is exotic, refreshing, and easy to make.
You will need:
- 200 ml (skimmed) milk
- 100 g frozen raspberries
- 30 g protein powder with coconut flavour, for example,
- 10 g coconut flakes
- optional: a few leaves of mint, fresh from the branch
Of course, this recipe allows you to use other frozen fruit instead of raspberries, too. Throw everything into your mixer and puree the ingredients. Done!