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A Whey we go! How to work protein powders into your diet!

Anyone interested in fitness or looking to get in shape can’t fail to have noticed the variety of protein powders available on the market at the moment.

Designed to help build muscle, resulting in a more toned physique, protein powders also help recovery post-exercise and can act as a boost to the metabolism, great for those looking to shed a few pounds.

With plenty of benefits it is no surprise so many of us are keen to incorporate more protein into our diets and when it comes to protein powders there is plenty of choice. From whey to soy, pea to hemp, casein to egg, each offers slightly different benefits, so make your choice based on your body goals and lifestyle.

Here at Back2Fitness we find many of our clients choose to add protein powders to their diet, often via a protein shake. While this is a great way to knock back the protein your body needs to build muscle mass, there are other ways to include protein powder into your diet…

 

Cookies:
Yep, that’s right, you can get a sweet fix while topping up your macronutrients! Simply mix a scoop or two of protein powder into a healthy cookie mix of bananas, oats, peanut butter and honey for a delicious and satisfying snack.

Soups:
Homemade soup is surprisingly easy (and delicious) to make and can often be a great way to use up leftover veg. Add pea protein to your next batch to up the protein-power of this tasty lunch.

Coffee:
You can add a scoop of protein powder to your morning brew for a sustained energy boost. Use almond milk to bump your coffee’s health properties even further.

Smoothies:
Giving smoothies a lovely consistency, adding a scoop of protein powder will take your smoothie to the next level.

Muffins:

A perfect on the go pick me up, a muffin is a great lunchbox addition. Add a scoop of your favourite protein powder to your healthy muffin recipe.

 

My super-satisfying protein pancake recipe:

Easily add some muscle-building protein to your day with these delicious pancakes! Enjoy them for breakfast, supper or as a snack!

Begin by mixing one egg white with a 1/3 of a teaspoon of baking powder. Next add two heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder, one teaspoon of agave nectar, 50ml of semi-skimmed milk, 100ml of water and 15g of vanilla protein and mix together in a bowl.

Let the ingredients sit for a couple of minutes and then pour into a non-stick frying pan to create a pancake shape. Cook on a low heat for a minute or two then flip over and cook the other side.

Once cooked simply add a topping of your choice such as peanut butter and/or chopped bananas and enjoy!

 

The Back2Fitness programme offers comprehensive guidance on nutrition and exercise, taking the stress out of what to eat and how to workout to get results. Find out more www.back2fitness.co/packages 

 

Sam Yassin

With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and coming from the country’s most elite sporting town, Loughborough, Sam Yassin is an experienced strength and conditioning coach. He is a member of the UKSCA and is currently working towards his full accreditation. Having passed his examination and LTAD (Long-term Athletic Development) case study, he is well on his way to becoming a gold standard S&C coach. Sam has long been involved in the sporting world, having competed in a wide range of sports from a young age, despite being born with bilateral talipes and having had more than 5 lower body surgeries. In his final year of university, he gained valuable insight into what it takes to be part of a professional team as he interned at Leeds United Football Club as a strength and conditioning coach.

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