You already add protein powder to your morning smoothie, but if you’re looking to add more protein to your diet, then using your usual protein powder in different ways is a great way to do it. Here are a few fun ideas to help you get creative with getting more protein in your diet using your favorite protein powder.
Make a Frappe Latte
If you like fancy iced coffee drinks, you can make your own at home with a little bit of protein powder. Add a little scoop to the blender, mix it up and enjoy. Try a chocolate or mocha-flavored powder for a protein frappe latte, or get creative with a caramel, vanilla or even a peanut butter flavor.
Overnight Oats, Yogurt Parfaits and Quinoa Flakes
Whatever you’re eating for breakfast could probably use a scoop of protein powder in it. If you’re making overnight oats with ingredients like almond milk, nuts and maybe even some cocoa powder, add a scoop of peanut butter flavored protein powder to the mix along with a bit of extra liquid, and stir it up well. If your usual overnight oats recipe is more fruity, try a fruity flavor such as strawberry shortcake protein powder, banana or even vanilla. Protein powder can also be mixed into your usual morning yogurt or another hot grain cereal, such as quinoa flakes.
Make Your Own Protein Bars
Homemade protein bars or protein cookies made with your favorite protein powder might be easier to make than you might think. Many recipes don’t even require baking and can be made using just a few simple ingredients, including peanut butter, bananas, oats and protein powders. Add some dried fruit and use a strawberry shortcake protein powder for a fruity bar, or add some chocolate chips and coconut flakes for a real treat.