Are you of the mindset that the only way to bump up the protein in your life is by adding protein powder to your food?
For professional athletes and people looking to build muscle mass (either recreationally or due to a medical condition), specific protein powders have been scientifically shown to be beneficial.
But for the rest of us, we can get the protein we need from whole foods. There’s nothing wrong with protein powers and if you want to spend your whole paycheque on a tub of vanilla flavoured powder then please, be my guest. But you can easily get enough protein with everyday foods from your grocery store.
Like cottage cheese… and hemp hearts. That’s what’s in this recipe. Cottage cheese makes for a deliciously creamy smoothie and is high in protein.
This recipe boasts nearly 22g of protein! Take that, protein powder!
I really like to use vanilla powder instead of extract as it retains more flavour, especially in baked products! With extract, some of the flavour will evaporate with the alcohol. Don’t know where to get vanilla powder? Amazon’s got your back (affiliate link)!
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A silky smooth smoothie full of protein!
- 1 (generous) cup frozen peach slices
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- Place all ingredients in blender. Start on low then turn up to high and blend until smooth.
- Serving Size: 2
Calories: 296 | Fat: 7g | Carbs: 37g | Fibre: 4.5g | Sugar: 31g | Protein: 21.5g
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