9 Easy Ways To Get More Protein Into Your Day!

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9 Easy Ways To Get More Protein Into Your Day!

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Do you struggle to get enough protein in your daily diet?Protein is essential for many aspects of health including building muscle, maintaining bone health, helping us get over an illness, assisting with feelings of fullness, boosting metabolism & lowering blood pressure. What’s not to love about protein?

Many people struggle with getting enough protein daily. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 5 ½ ounces per day of protein for healthy adults. Does this sound like a lot?


Here’s 9 easy ways to get more protein in your day!

Breakfast Smoothies

1) Banana Smoothie

Macro breakdown: 402 calories, 28g protein, 14g fat, 42g carbs

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 scoopBlessed Protein Banana Bread
  • ¼ cup plant-based yogurt, we used coconut
  • ¼ cup plant milk, we used almond
  • 1 tbsp nut butter, we used peanut
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt, optional

Method:

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients, including,Blessed Protein Banana Bread, and blitz until smooth.

PRO TIP: Get creative with decorating and serving your smoothie! Diagonal slice a banana, and line the glass with the slices. We decorated our smoothie with plant-based whipped cream (see Banana Cream Pie recipe) and topped it off with a maraschino cherry!

2) Strawberry Chai Smoothie Bowl

473 cals P 34g F 19g C 54g

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ½ tbsp almond butter

Method:

  1. Place frozen berries, ½ banana, almond milk, cinnamon and Blessed into a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  2. Slice the remaining half a banana.
  3. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  4. Top with hemp seeds, sliced banana and almond butter. (Optional toppings shredded coconut and sliced berries)


3) Blueberry Pie Smoothie

495 cals P 52g F 12g 50g

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ¾ cup high protein soy yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ whole banana (can omit)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Place liquid ingredients into the blender first.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

3pm Snack Time

4) Strawberry Yogurt Bark

356 cals P 47g F 8g C 24g

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plant based vanilla yogurt
  • 0.5 oz low sugar granola
  • 1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder
  • ¼ cup strawberriesberries
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, protein powder, and vanilla extract.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the mixture over the tray creating an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle with strawberries and granola.
  5. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm. Break into pieces and serve.

5) Berry Pie Mousse

260 cals P 24g F 16g C 7g

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Method:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine together coconut cream and vanilla extract.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat well until light and fluffy. Slowly fold through protein powder and almond milk. Until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour into a serving glass and enjoy.


6) Banana Pudding Overnight Oats

Macro Breakdown: 896 calories, 31g protein, 18g fat, 151g carbs
Macros per serving: 1 overnight oats and 3 serves of pudding


Ingredients:

Overnight Oats

  • - ⅓ cup oats
  • - ½ tbsp chia seeds, we used white chia seeds
  • - 1 scoopBlessed Protein Banana Bread
  • - ⅓ cup plant milk
  • - 1 tbsp maple syrup


Banana Pudding

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 ¼ cup of plant milk, we used almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ turmeric powder, optional for brighter yellow colour


Layers In Between

  • 3 tbsp plant-based yogurt, we used coconut
  • 2 vegan vanilla cream cookies
  • 1 sliced banana for topping, optional


Method

  1. Plan ahead and make overnight oats by mixing all of the overnight oats ingredients, includingBlessed Protein Banana Bread, in an air-tight container and leaving it in therefrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours.
  2. To make the banana pudding mixture, in a small pot over medium heat, combine mashed bananas, maple syrup, plant milk, and cornstarch, whisking together.
  3. Cook on low heat, whisking occasionally until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and turmeric. Transfer to a container and set the pudding mixture in therefrigerator to cool.
  4. Once the pudding mixture is cool and thickened, blitz in a blender or use a hand blender to achieve a smoother consistency, this step is optional.
  5. Create layers in your jar by layering the banana pudding mixture first, crumble avegan vanilla cream cookie, add a layer of overnight oats and a layer of plant-based yogurt. Repeat this step to create more layers to the top. Decorate with slices of banana.


PRO TIP: Make the overnight oats and the banana pudding mixture a day before so for breakfast you can simply layer and enjoy!


Late-night Munchies

7) Strawberry Fro Yo

213 cals P 29g F 6g C 10g

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup plain plant based yogurt
¼ cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Transfer to an airtight freezable container and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.

8) Classic Banana Bread

Serving Size: 1 slice, whole loaf serves 10 slices

Macros per serving (1 slice): 242 calories, 6.5g protein, 8g fat, 36.5g carbs


Ingredients:
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup canola oil, or any baking oil you like
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups plain all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup ofBlessed Protein Banana Bread
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


Optional, handful of mix-ins and toppings like vegan choc-chips, walnuts or pecans


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C and lightly oil, butter or spray your banana bread loaf tin.
  2. Peel and mash the very ripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Cream together with a spatula until completely combined.
  3. AddBlessed Protein Banana Bread, plain all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Stir until everything is mixed together, careful not to overmix! The batter should be super thick, add any mix-ins here.
  4. Pour batter into the loaf tin and evenly spread. Add any toppings here and coat with maple syrup. We added an extra banana on top, sliced in half.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes until golden brown. Pierce with a skewer or tooth-pick, if it comes out clean (no batter sticking), then the banana bread is done.
  6. Cool for at least 15 minutes, slice and serve.


PRO TIP: The riper the bananas, the better! Look for bananas with lots of spots or that have darkened. You may need to patiently wait for your fresh bananas to ripen, but trust us, it’s worth the wait!


9) Blueberry Mug Cake

196 cals P 24g F 4g C 17g

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • ⅔ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cup blueberries

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Transfer into a large mug and microwave for 1 minute (or until a skewer inserted comes out clean).
  3. Enjoy warm

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