This summer, I’m ramping up my strength training. This is the summer that I will get stronger, and build a more muscular body. To do that, I’ve been focusing on my nutrition, and on my protein intake. I’ve found that I consistently struggle to get the grams of protein recommended for effective muscle building through diet alone. Enter protein powder. Anyone who knows me knows that I love my protein powder. I have at least four different flavors in my cabinet at any given time and am always trying new recipes to use my favorite supplements. I drink a protein shake daily to help keep my nutrition balanced. By using protein powders in cooking, and drinking a shake daily, I can make sure I’m balancing my macros even when my schedule gets hectic.
When the nice people at Bob’s Red Mill offered my the opportunity to participate in their #SummerStrong challenge, and to try their protein powder options, I jumped at the opportunity. I already use and love lots of Bob’s Red Mill products, including their flours, cereals, and bread mixes. I’ve loved every product I’ve tried, so I was sure their nutritional boosters would be great.
I got an amazing protein pack in the mail!
I had a great new recipe for healthy muffins, so I decided I would start my #SummerStrong challenge with summery, fruity muffins. They turned out great!
Here’s the recipe (thanks to my fitness coach Bryan for the base recipe!):
Raspberry Banana Oat Muffins
2 cups old fashioned oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
2 mashed bananas
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup raspberries
1 scoop Bob’s Red Mill unflavored protein powder
Preheat oven to 425. Mix ingredients together and scoop into muffin tin (fill to the top). Cook at 425 for 5 minutes, then decrease the temperature and cook at 375 for another 12 minutes. Enjoy!
Overall, I was pleased with the protein power. It mixed right in, and I was able to increase the protein in the muffins without adding unwanted ingredients.
I’ll be sampling more Bob’s Red Mill products all month long, and writing about my experience. Do you want to try Bob’s Red Mill products? You can get a coupon here!
Want to know more about the protein powder I used? Here are some details:
Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Protein & Fiber Nutritional Booster! This unique blend is made from pea protein powder, chicory root fiber, psyllium husk powder, chia seeds and beneficial probiotics. It is unflavored, unsweetened, gluten free, vegan, a good source of omega-3, excellent source of iron, and high in protein and fiber.
For a quick and easy protein shake, add 1/3 cup Protein & Fiber Powder to 8 oz juice or milk, blend, and enjoy.
To make a smoothie, blend 1/3 cup Protein & Fiber Powder with 1 cup fruit, 1 cup water or milk and a handful of ice.
Recipes for these delicious drinks are included on the product package: Sunshine Daydream Smoothie, Green Machine Smoothie, PB&J Smoothie, Berry Peachy Smoothie, and Doctor’s Orders Shake.
- 20g plant-based protein per serving
- 12g fiber per serving (9 g soluble fiber)
- Beneficial Bacillus coagulans probiotics
- Good source of omega-3 fatty acids
- 35% RDA iron per serving
- Gluten free
- No soy ingredients
- No dairy ingredients