Currently Whey protein is one of the most wanted supplement in the world, being a high quality supplement, much used to promote the increase of muscle mass in athletes.
However, Whey protein is also very versatile and can be used in numerous recipes. Here are some things to try…
1 – Chocolate Muffins
30g Whey Protein – Chocolate Flavour
50 ml of rice drink
3 tablespoons almond flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons of sweetener powder
½ tablespoon baking powder
1 egg white
Spread coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients until obtaining a homogeneous mass. Put the dough into proper muffins, previously greased with coconut oil and bake, preheated to 180º C about 10-15 minutes. Check with a toothpick and remove with dough still moist.
2 – Coconut Pancake
30g Whey Protein – Vanilla Flavour
1 tablespoon grated coconut
1 pinch of sea salt
Coconut oil q.s.
Mix everything until a homogeneous mass is obtained and reserve. Heat an anti-stick skillet and grease with coconut oil. Put spoonfuls of batter (size to taste) and cook until golden brown on both sides.
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3 – Protein Mousse
1 packet of strawberry gelatin 0% sugar
1 scoop (30g) Whey Protein – Strawberry Flavour
250g light greek natural yogurt
Prepare the gelatin with the amount of hot water recommended in the package. Dissolves the powder well. Reserve and let it melt. Add Protein Whey and instead of the recommended cold water in the pack, replace with 250g of light Greek yogurt. Mix everything very well and bring to the refrigerator until it solidifies.
(Note: It is very important that you let it cool before adding Whey and yogurt, so as not to denature milk protein)
4 – Potatoes and Whey
2 tablespoons Oats whole (thin or thick flakes)
1 scoop of Whey Protein - Chocolate Flavour
200ml of rice drink (or another to choose) or half-chocolate milk
1/2 Banana + 1/2 to decorate
Blend all ingredients and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Remove, cut half of remaining banana into slices and place over oatmeal. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
5 – Whey Smoothie
200 g of açaí pulp
1 measure Whey Protein – Vanilla flavour
½ avocado (or ½ banana, depending on taste)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
Put everything except chia seeds in a blender or kitchen blender and mix well. Serve with 1 ice stone and sprinkle with chia seeds.
Delight yourself with these suggestions, while nourishing your muscles. Enjoy your food!
By Joana Correia, Nutritionist