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  • Writer's pictureDrea Motley

Use Protein Powder As A Secret Ingredient!

Getting enough high-quality protein is imperative for anyone who wants to build muscle and the best physique possible. You want to get the majority of this protein from whole foods, from a mix of animal and plant sources. I know, it can be hard sometimes to eat that much protein in one day from only whole foods. The easiest fix is to use protein powder to get your fill.

Protein powders allow you to pack in protein without dedicating a ton of time to meal prep. Plus, if you choose a high-quality powder, there's no difference in how it impacts your muscle growth or retention compared to other high-quality protein sources. One scoop of protein has 20-25 grams of protein!

Try these delicious muscle building ideas and guess what? Not one of them involves a shake!

1. Fold it into oatmeal

Add a scoop of protein powder and 1 tbsp of nut butter into your morning bowl. You'll get the carbs plus protein and fat.

2. Make energy balls

Roll together 1 cup of quick oats, 1/2 cup nut butter, organic honey, semisweet chocolate chips, coconut flakes and a scoop of protein powder.

3. Add it to your Greek Yogurt

You only need half a scoop when mixing it with Greek yogurt because it's already rich in protein

4. Combine it with dips

Mix unflavored protein powder into dips and thicker spreads like hummus and guacamole. To prevent clumping add small amounts at a time.

5. Create your own protein bars

mix 1/4 cup protein powder, 1 tsp nut butter, 2 tbsp liquid soluble fiber, and a small amount of coconut oil, which will help them firm up in the fridge or at room temperature.

6. Put it in your cookies

Use protein powder to sub out up to 1/4 cup of the flour in cookie recipes for a perfect snack before or after a workout.

Picture Source/ Belle of the Kitchen

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