- High-protein foods are important for both pre-workout fueling and post-workout recovery.
- This article includes five easy-to-make, high-protein recipes including protein powder desserts for you to incorporate into your diet.
- Overnight Protein Oats
- Protein Pancakes
- Homemade Meatballs
- Slow-cooker Chili
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Isoflex can help take some of the guesswork out of getting enough protein.
The Importance of a High-Protein Diet
While pounding out reps in the gym might be considered the “meat and potatoes” of your workout, it’s important to keep in mind that your workout starts well before the first rep and continues long after you rack the last weight. One of the most important components of any workout plan or training regime is pre- and post-workout nutrition. For bodybuilders and professional athletes focused on bulking, building lean muscle, or maintaining a muscular physique, a high-protein diet is an absolute necessity. Protein is made up of amino acids that are an essential building block within the body. Your body uses protein for a variety of functions, but building strong and healthy muscles is one of the most important and well-known. Knowing how much protein you need to eat depends on your unique needs and goals, and getting enough protein can be challenging. These five high-protein recipes can help supercharge your diet and help you get the protein you need for optimal performance.
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Protein Powder Recipes:
Overnight Protein Oatmeal
375 Calories | 35g Protein | 40g Carbs | 10g Fat
A dietary staple for centuries, oatmeal is a classic breakfast food that just never goes out of fashion. As many people return to their busy pre-pandemic lifestyles, having highly nutritious foods at the ready is an absolute must. Protein-packed overnight oatmeal is a terrific option that’s not only quick and nutritious, but so incredibly easy to prepare. This chocolatey oatmeal variant will have your taste buds singing and your muscles thanking you later during your workout for the protein boost.
- 30g oats
- 30g Chocolate Isoflex protein powder
- ¾ cup Almond Milk
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ¼ banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- In a jar or other sealable container, add oats, protein powder, and almond milk. Mix well.
- Add blueberries, raspberries, and banana (or other fruits of your choice).
- Add peanut butter, close the jar, and mix again.
- Store in the fridge overnight.
- Enjoy in the morning or anytime throughout your day!
263 Calories| 35g Protein | 24g Carbs | 3g Fat
There’s perhaps no more quintessential breakfast food than the humble pancake. Although not often thought of as a “healthy” breakfast option, changing up your flapjack recipe can turn this breakfast classic into a high-protein power food!
- ⅓ cup of oat flour
- ⅓ cup of Isoflex protein powder (flavour of your choice)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Splash of almond milk
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix and stir until no dry clumps remain. If too thick, add more almond milk.
- Heat a pan/skillet over medium heat and add 1 tsp of oil.
- Pour some of the pancake into the pan/skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip using a spatula and cook the other side.
- Top with your favourite pancake toppings and enjoy!
- Heat a pan over low heat, add diced apple, cinnamon (to taste), and a splash of water. Cook for 5 minutes, or until apple is soft.
- Serve on top of high protein pancakes.
- Drizzle with peanut butter and/or maple syrup and enjoy!
281 Calories | 36g Protein | 9g Carbs | 10g Fat
(Recipe makes 4 servings)
For those of you looking for a little break from breakfast foods, these protein-packed, easy-to-make meatballs are the perfect lunch or dinner option. Not only can meatballs serve as a meal in their own right, but they can be added to just about any dish or meal to add some extra protein. This 7-ingredient meatball recipe is just about the easiest savoury high-protein meal you can make!
- 1lb lean or extra-lean ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion, diced or grated
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 425F (220C)
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and gently combine with your hands until well mixed.
- With your hands, gently roll into balls that are 1-inch in diameter and place onto the baking sheet at least 1-inch apart.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
Pro tip: Serve your meatballs with marinara or BBQ sauce or add them to your favourite pasta or rice dish. With such an easy, versatile, and low-carb protein source, the options are endless!
448 Calories | 37g Protein | 56g Carbs | 9g Fat
(Recipe makes 10 servings)
Another fantastic lunch or dinner option that’s super easy to make and very high in protein is crock-pot chili. Substituting fattier meats for turkey gives this recipe a low-fat edge over traditional recipes.
- 2lb lean ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 10oz cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 10oz can of black beans
- 1 10oz can of kidney beans
- 1 10oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- Chili seasoning, to taste
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Heat a skillet or pot on medium heat with a drizzle of oil, then add onion to the pan, cooking until softened.
- Add the ground turkey, cooking until browned and breaking up into small pieces.
- While cooking, lightly season the turkey and onion mix with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- When cooked, drain all excess oil from the turkey mixture and then transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add all other ingredients to the slow cooker, season to your taste, mix thoroughly, and cover.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.
- Serve with your favourite chili toppings and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
262 Calories | 31g Protein | 19g Carbs | 8g Fat
Even though protein shakes can feel like old hat, no high-protein recipe list would be complete without a terrific dessert-like protein shake recipe.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake recipe is rich, decadent, and oh so delicious!
- 30g Isoflex Chocolate Protein Powder
- 10g Cocoa Powder
- ⅓ cup Frozen Pineapple
- ½ cup Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp of Crushed Dark Chocolate
- Add pineapple, almond milk, protein powder, cocoa powder, and half of the peanut butter to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Garnish with remaining peanut butter and crushed dark chocolate.
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