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BEYOND THE STRAW: Trading Shakes for Cakes!

It’s time to go beyond the protein shake straw and trade the blender for a mixer so we can cook up some protein treats!

As a sequel to my last protein supplement blog “Behind the Straw“, my blog on protein smoothies, I am calling all fit chefs to fess up and share your favorite and unique protein treats including protein waffles, muffins, bars and other creative treats made with protein powder.

After tweeting out a request to see what kind of response I would get, I realized there are many of you eating some really good high-protein grub so I am making it my mission to spread the love! Here’s a sneak peak of a couple of my favorite recipes so far.

Protein Waffles by Julianne Talley

“I am a musician ♪ ♫ ♪ – a cancer survivor, sister to two older brothers, mom to three amazing girls and the lover and friend to an amazing man.”
Musician, Conference Director & Meeting Planner
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julianne.talley
Twitter: @julising4u
RECIPE:
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/4 c protein powder
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • Egg substitute (equal to 2 eggs)
  • 2 c low-fat milk
  • 1/4 c light oil (calls for 3/4 but I don’t use that much)
  • Add whatever you want to it..cinnamon, walnuts, banana or fruit slices
The protein really helps these stay with you for longer than a normal pancake or waffles and they are really awesome. I freeze the ones I have left over (this makes about 12) and put them in baggies to use whenever we like. All you have to do is stick them the toaster or micro to heat them up!

Protein Muffins by Ozzie Elyashiv

“Proud dad! Into fitness, nutrition, technology & TV. I sell fitness supplements & develop mobile games & apps for iOS. Love the gym!”

President of MuscleTov Sales & Marketing
Twitter is @oztheuzi
website www.oztheuzi.com

RECIPE:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain flour or buckwheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or plain almond milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (can also use coconut oil)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 apples, peeled, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped mixed nuts
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

 

SHOW & TELL

To share your recipe, please give us your name, blog or website, twitter username, facebook URL and tell us what you do. Are you a mom, trainer, marathon runner or health nut. I will feature some of the best entries in a follow up blog.

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