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.
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