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All “shaked” out? It’s time to get creative with protein powder. Use these tips to add a protein boost to just about any food you can think of.
LIKE THEY SAY, bodies are not made in the gym but in the kitchen, and any good athlete knows that protein is essential when trying to add lean, metabolic muscle to your frame. But since you can only eat so much food over the course of the day, most of us default to shakes for an extra dose of aminos. Yet, having the same old shake day after day is boring as hell, and a drink can be super unsatisfying when you really want to nosh, nibble or crunch. That’s why it’s time to cook creatively. / There are tons of ways to incorporate protein powder into whole-food recipes, and anything from soup to salad to sweet treats can benefit from a scoop or two. “By treating protein powder as an ingredient versus just the base for a shake, you can create healthy foods that taste unhealthy yet are packed full of nutrition-dense ingredients,” says Anna Sward, Ph. D., and author of The Ultimate Protein Pow(d)er Cookbook (2015, W.W. Norton & Company). “My thinking is: Why have a shake when you can have a cake?” / But cooking with protein powder is a little more complicated than just chucking in a handful and sticking it in the oven; it takes a little practice — and sometimes a good dose of patience. Here is what you need to know before getting your bake on.