Even if you regularly toss in protein powder to boost your smoothie's nutrition, sometimes you need a break from the blender. Skip that shake and try one of these four inventive recipes instead. Each has a sweet twist to help incorporate the powder and hit your daily recommended protein intake deliciously.
Single-Serve PancakeThe sky-high protein content in this quick single-serve vanilla pancake recipe comes from the combination of low-fat cottage cheese and protein powder. In under 10 minutes, you can have a satisfying, 350-calorie breakfast treat with more than 37 grams of protein.
Pre-Workout BitesSkip all the prep, and opt for this quick pre-workout snack that reserves your energy for your workout. These peanut butter protein balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the perfect blend of protein and carbs for a strength-training session.
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Last-Minute Energy BarsTake a tip from the creator of Oh She Glows, and keep a few of these energy bars handy in your bag when traveling. She suggests using just one-fourth cup of protein powder to up the protein content but still keeping the flavor and texture dreamy.
Coconut MacaroonsLow-carb and low-sugar protein-packed coconut macaroons are a welcome tropical treat for a tasty afternoon treat or post-workout snack.