No matter what your body weight may be, or your type of workout you go after, a post-workout meal is important. These meals are meant to provide you with 15-25 grams of proteins, which will be ideal for muscle recovery, a feeling of fullness, and energy production through the body. Along with protein, consider adding carbohydrates to your meal as these will help to convert energy more quickly than protein for a more immediate source of energy.
For the perfect combination of protein and carbohydrates, or other ingredients, you will want to consider using a blender bottle.
If you aren’t a fan of smoothies, you can check out these protein-powder snacks. These will help to provide the body with protein and carbohydrates that it needs for optimal muscle function and feelings of vitality.
Gluten-Free Protein-Packed Cinnamon Roll Waffles
A pea protein snack is a good alternative to some calorie-bomb pre-workout meals. You’ll surely enjoy these Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Protein Waffles. Extras are easy to freeze. Also, just a little time in the toaster is enough to defrost it for your breakfast.
- 2 scoop Pea Protein Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Almond Meal
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 3 large Egg White
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 1 cup Oat Flour
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1 cup Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
- 2 tablespoon honey raw
Making them is simple. Mix all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and almond milk. Combine wet and dry ingredients, then let sit until waffle maker is hot. Spray waffle maker with non-stick spray before adding the batter. Cook according to the waffle maker.
Tiramisu Protein Pancakes With Banana-Cream Frosting
This recipe for Tiramisu Protein Pancakes With Banana-Cream Frosting contains coffee extracts and vanilla and is sure to get the salivary gland skipping once it is ready. What’s outstanding about this protein snack is the fact that it has a low-fat creamy frosting. It is made with banana, as well as cottage cheese. Even better, you don’t need any maple syrup for it.
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 large egg white
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 dash unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cold-brewed coffee
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. In a food processor, ground oats into flour, then combine with protein powder, ground flax, and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the egg until frothy, then add coffee and vanilla extract, stir and add to your dry ingredients. Stir until dry and wet ingredients are incorporated. Let batter rest for 5 minutes, then spoon batter onto skillet, cooking for 5-6 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
For the cream filling, combine cottage cheese, banana, and extract in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spread the filling between each pancake and dust with cocoa powder.
Gluten-Free Coconut Silver Dollar Protein Pancakes
In this Gluten-Free Coconut Silver Dollar Protein Pancakes recipe, you get vanilla flavored pea protein with coconut milk to give it that yummy taste you love. You can as well use some fresh berries as an embellishment to add more flavor to this simple, yet very delicious breakfast or snack food.
- 1 scoop Pea Protein Vanilla
- 4 large Egg White
- 3/4 cup Coconut Milk
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoon Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
You won’t want to wait to make this recipe, so let’s get started. Sift your protein powder, coconut flour, and salt together in a batter bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in another bowl and slowly add your dry ingredients until smooth; let stand for 15 minutes. Brush the bottom of your skillet with coconut oil and set over medium health. Stir the batter and pour ¼ cup into 4-inch circles, allowing enough space between pancakes to grow. Flip when ready and top with your choice of berries.
Here are some amazing protein powder snacks to make your day, either before or after your workout sessions. You can also add some protein supplements from Numedica and Nutiva to these simple protein-filled snacks if you wish to get more bang for your workout.