5 Great Ways to Use Protein Powder
Mixing your protein powder to drink on the go is the usual way to get in your daily amount. But it doesn't have to be the only way. Enjoy these five great ways to use protein powders.
Mix it In Your Smoothie
Is your smoothie missing protein? Just blend your favorite protein beverage powder right into it. This can enhance both the flavor, as well as the nutrition levels.
Add it to Pancake Mix
Make your morning pancakes tastier and healthier by adding some protein powder to the batter. This can be a great way to get your morning pick-me-up.
Blend it Into Oatmeal
Feeling more like oatmeal? Go ahead and stir in your favorite protein powder beverage to make it heartier and healthier.
Mix Into Your Cookie Dough Recipe
Cookies? Yes, your cookies can actually be healthy and still taste good. Substitute some of your daily allotted amount of protein powder for some of the flour in your favorite cookie dough recipe. Then, just cook and enjoy!
Mix Some Into Your Favorite Banana Bread
Does your banana bread need an extra boost? Try blending in a vanilla or strawberry protein powder for more nutrition, as well as an amazing flavor.
Sometimes, the morning routine must be faster than you'd like, leaving you wondering what to eat. Not to worry. Quick breakfasts can still be healthy.
Organic Granola is Healthy and Fast!
You probably already know that organic granola is healthier among breakfast foods. But do you know why? It can lower cholesterol, is said to increase energy, may aid in weight loss, is heart-healthy, can regulate digestion, may prevent anemia, can increase cognitive abilities, may help manage diabetes, can improve skin health, can stimulate new hormonal and tissue growth, can build stronger bones, and may even prevent cancer.
Cereal Bars Are Great On-The-Go
When you're in a rush, you need breakfast foods you can just grab and eat. Cereal bars can be great for that. Just be sure to choose the right ones. All of them aren't all they're cracked up to be. But many of the organic ones are very healthy. Look for ingredients like pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, whole rolled oats, bananas, and other fruits or whole grains. Try to avoid things like high fructose corn syrup.
Healthy Peanut Butter Toast
Toast is quick and easy to take out the door for breakfast. Peanut butter itself is healthy, when you choose a good organic blend with only simple ingredients. But choosing the right bread is also key. Organic darker whole grain breads, such as whole rye, pumpernickel, and flaxseed are often healthier.
by Lyn Lomasi; Co-Owner of Intent-sive Nature & the Brand Shamans network
Here are 5 of my super simple and tasty breakfast, lunch, or snack smoothies you can make in a blender, Magic Bullet, or Baby Bullet. Bonus: They're vegan, gluten free, and can also be used as baby food. Smoothies can be a great way to pack a ton of daily essentials into one meal.
Instructions For All of the Smoothies Below
Simply chop up the ingredients, pour about a cup of water in your blender, and then put in all the ingredients and use the smoothie or blend function. It’s very important to chop the ingredients beforehand, so that you don’t wear out your blender too quickly. Each recipe makes enough for three to four smoothies, depending on your appetite.
Smoothie One: Healthy, Hearty, and Fruity
One pink lady apple, a handful of baby carrots, one banana, ten spinach leaves without stems, two kale leaves, a handful of blackberries, one cup of strawberries, one-half cucumber, one lemon (peeled), 1 orange (peeled), one Roma tomato, a handful of black Chia seeds, and a tablespoon of flaxseed powder
Smoothie Two: Lots o’ Kale Yumminess!
Five kale leaves, an orange, one cup of strawberries, one cucumber, two bananas, one handful of black Chia seeds, and one tablespoon of flaxseed powder
Smoothie Three: Citrus Berry Splash
One orange, one cup of strawberries, one cup of blackberries, one handful of black Chia seeds, one tablespoon of flaxseed powder, one banana, one Roma tomato, one kale leaf, and one-half cucumber.
Smoothie Four: Fruit & Veggie Sweetness
Two bananas, one cup of strawberries, a handful of blackberries, a handful of black Chia seeds, a tablespoon of flaxseed powder, one orange, one Roma tomato, one sliced raw sweet potato, a handful of baby carrots, one kale leaf, and one lime
Smoothie Five: Green & Hearty Burst
Two bananas, one Roma tomato, one avocado, one scoop of green superfood, one mandarin orange, one lime, one cup of strawberries, 1/4 cantaloupe, a handful of baby carrots, one tablespoon black Chia seeds, one tablespoon flax seed powder, and one nectarine
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by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Tired of pancakes from a box - or worse, from the frozen food section? Mama's homemade buttermilk pancakes are easy to make and will satisfy the whole family.
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients
Blend together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar) in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Step 2: Whisk Eggs and Add Wet Ingredients
Whisk the eggs together in a separate bowl and mix in the other wet ingredients (melted butter and buttermilk).
Step 3: Whisk all Ingredients Together
Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking until blended well. The mixture should be wet, but thick, with little to no lumps.
Step 4: Melt Butter on Griddle or Pan
Melt a small amount of butter onto a heated griddle or pan. A griddle should be heated at about 375F, while a frying pan should be on med-high.
Step 5: Spoon Pancake Batter Onto Pan or Griddle
With a spoon, pour buttermilk pancake batter onto the pan or griddle so that it forms a circle of the desired pancake size. Make enough for everyone. This makes around 20 small pancakes or 10 larger ones.
Step 6: Serve as Desired
Pancakes can be served with butter, syrup, fruit, whipped cream, or any other desired toppings. For healthiest options, eat them plain or with fruit.
*Servings: 5, Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 20 mins, Recipe can be doubled if necessary
*I originally published a version of this via Yahoo Contributor Network
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