Do you look for flavours in your whey protein powder, but consume it in the same way again and again? Well, it may be time for you to try some unique whey protein recipes! Yes, it not only promotes muscle building but also helps maintain a balanced diet and promotes weight loss.
Health Shots reached out to Avni Kaul, a dietician and nutritionist, to find some healthy whey protein recipes. She said, “Whether you want more protein or a healthy twist with your whey protein, these recipes can be a great addition.”
Why should you consume whey protein?
There are many benefits of whey protein for overall health and fitness. It promotes muscle growth and repair due to its high protein content. It contains all the essential amino acids that help in post-workout recovery. Furthermore, whey protein aids in weight management by improving satiety and increasing fat burn. Overall, whey protein is a convenient and effective way to improve your overall health.
Best whey protein recipes
Here are 3 best whey protein-based recipes that are not only healthy but are also good for weight loss:
1. Whey protein pancakes
1 cup oats
1 scoop of whey protein powder (any flavor you like)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Cooking spray or butter for greasing
Step 1: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you have a smooth batter.
Step 2: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
Step 3: Pour small portions of the batter onto the skillet to make pancakes.
Step 4: Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
Step 5: Serve these healthy pancakes with your favorite toppings, like fresh berries, honey, or maple syrup.
2. Whey protein lassi
1 cup yogurt
1 scoop of whey protein powder (vanilla or plain flavor)
1/2 cup water
1-2 tablespoons honey or sugar (adjust to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Crushed ice (optional)
Step 1: In a blender, combine the yogurt, whey protein powder, water, honey (or sugar), and cardamom powder.
Step 2: Blend until smooth and creamy.
Step 3: If you like it chilled, add some crushed ice and blend again.
Step 4: Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of cardamom powder. Enjoy your protein-packed lassi!
3. Whey protein curry
1 cup lean chicken breast (cut into small pieces)
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 tomatoes (blended into a puree)
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop of whey protein powder (unflavored)
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon curry powder or garam masala
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Heat oil in a pan and sauté the chopped onions until they turn translucent.
Step 2: Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for another minute until fragrant.
Step 3: Add the chicken pieces and cook until they turn white.
Step 4: Stir in the tomato puree, yogurt, and whey protein powder. Mix well.
Step 5: Add the spices; curry powder, turmeric, cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Step 6: Mix and let it simmer until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce (mustard sauce recipe) thickens.
Step 7: Serve your whey protein curry with rice or naan for a delicious, protein-packed meal.
These recipes are simple and tasty ways to incorporate whey protein into your Indian cuisine. Adjust the ingredients and flavors according to your taste!