Protein powder is a dietary staple for athletes and health advocates everywhere. We favorLEAN SENSE for the everyday athlete. It’s all-natural, low-carb, whey protein with probiotics and digestive enzymes. But protein powder doesn’t always have to be served as a shake. Getting creative with shake recipes is one thing, but adding a little flair at mealtime can also help to keep things interesting. Try some of these tasty, healthful recipes when you’re looking for a new way to take your protein.
They’re flourless and can be gluten-free, depending on the brands and toppings you choose. They can be made ahead, like Eggos, which makes them just as convenient as shakes. Pop them in the toaster, and that’s breakfast! And the topping combos are endless, which keeps things interesting. Plus, it’s a convenient way to get rid of those brown bananas you probably wouldn't eat otherwise.
Place all ingredients except the chia seeds and chocolate chips in the blender and blend until smooth. Scrape the sides and blend again. Add water or milk to reach the waffle batter consistency you prefer. Stir in the chia seeds and chocolate chips. Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spray with the nonstick product of your choice. Spoon the batter onto your waffle iron and cook as you would any waffle recipe, which is typically 3-4 minutes. Once on your plate, top with the extras you prefer.
Pop Tarts may have been a breakfast go-to during high school, but now they’ve leveled up to a healthful, impressive, gourmet way to start the day.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. In a small pan on medium-low heat, mix the glaze ingredients. Be careful to stir periodically. In a larger pan, combine the filling ingredients and reduce the heat once it has begun to boil. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dough ingredients. Knead them until thoroughly mixed. Roll the dough into a ball, and then roll it into a square with a rolling pin until it is about ¼ inch thick. Cut the dough into even squares and place half of them onto the cookie sheet. Spoon the filling onto the squares. Then put the rest of the dough squares on top. Use a fork to seal the edges by pressing the tongs. Brush the coconut oil along the top to brown the dough while cooking. Bake them for 10-15 minutes, but watch for browning and adjust the temperature as appropriate. Brush the squares with the glaze and give it a few minutes to cool before enjoying.