5 Unexpected Ways to Use Protein Powder for Weight Loss

Today's market is flooded with protein powders, but not all of them are produced in the same way or include high-quality components.

As such, it's essential to understand what you're buying before taking a supplement that includes protein powder, mainly if you use it for weight loss. 

Here are five unexpected ways to use protein powder for weight loss that you should try out next time you hit the grocery store.

1) Low-Fat Milkshakes

Making a low-fat milkshake using protein powder is one of its most common uses.  Adding protein powder to your shake can help reduce hunger cravings and give your body the nutrients it needs to burn fat.

How to make a low-fat milkshake:

You must add protein powder, skim milk, and healthy fruit or vegetables such as bananas, strawberries, or spinach.

You must add protein powder, skim milk, and healthy fruit or vegetables such as bananas, strawberries, or spinach.

If you want to make your shake thicker, add more ice cubes or Greek yoghurt. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or cocoa powder for an extra flavour.

2) Egg White Omelet

Who knew protein powder could be used for more than shakes and smoothies? This egg white omelette is a filling and satisfying breakfast that will help you reach your weight loss goals. 

Add some egg whites, protein powder, and your favourite spices. Cook after that in a heated skillet until the eggs are firm. Top with fresh salsa or avocado for an extra boost of flavour and nutrition.

Keep a couple of frozen cubes of peeled garlic on hand so this recipe can come together in minutes when needed! 

3) Banana Walnut Pancakes

Start your day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast with these banana walnut pancakes. Scoop some protein powder into the batter, and you're good! These pancakes are perfect for meeting your sweet tooth and are excellent for those who want to balance their diet. 

With some fresh fruit or maple syrup on top, this will give you a delicious and healthy breakfast and help you reach your weight loss goals.

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Protein Powder for Weight Loss

Another option is our Chocolate Mint Coffee Shake, which is easy to make at home: Blend till smooth one cup of coffee, two scoops of vanilla protein powder, two teaspoons of cocoa powder, 2-3 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk, and one tablespoon of pure peppermint extract.

By switching out the almond milk for heavy cream or coconut milk, you may also use this recipe as an ice cream topping.

4) Chicken Caesar Salad

Is protein powder just for smoothies? No way! This versatile supplement can be used in all recipes, including this tasty chicken Caesar salad. Add a scoop of powder to your dressing, and you'll get up the ante on flavour and nutrition.

You can use your favourite protein powder or try a new one. If you need more protein powder, check out these other great recipes. 

You can also substitute protein powder in smoothies and recipes made with almond milk, cottage cheese, yoghurt and eggs. 

You can also make your homemade protein powder if you want even more customization options. It's easy to do at home using ingredients like coffee beans, cocoa and oats.

5) Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna salad is a lunchtime staple, but it cannot be exciting. Spruce it up by adding a scoop of protein powder to the mix. Not only will it give the salad some extra flavour, but it will also help you reach your weight loss goals.

This is how I did it: 

This is how I did it: Add 1 cup of canned tuna, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of pickle relish or chopped dill pickles, 1/2 teaspoon of dry parsley and lemon zest and add plain Greek yoghurt to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Add 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise or olive oil and stir until well blended. If preferred, top with fresh parsley or chopped celery.

Spread two slices of whole-grain bread with one tablespoon of mustard (Dijon is great), then layer on the tuna mixture from the bottom slice to the top piece. Serve sandwich open-faced style; enjoy!

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