Hello friendly friends and welcome to another Thinking Out Loud Thursday! What's on my mind today? Protein powder for some reason!
Do you use protein powder?
Do you not like the idea of using protein powder?
Do you think protein powder tastes like chalk? (just wondering- I've heard it been said before)
If you read my blog, you know I use protein powder. Vegan protein powder. This one to be exact:
I believe it is possible to get enough protein from natural everyday foods whether you are a body builder, vegan, vegetarian and so on.
I believe protein powder is a handy tool for those who may need extra protein but are short on time/ energy.
I believe there are good and bad types of protein powder (more heavily processed and full of sugar vs organic + more natural types)
I believe the inclusion of protein powder in the diet can be very helpful.
I believe protein powder should not be the only source of protein in your diet. It should not supplement meals etc.
I do not believe protein powder is a food group and if it is used as one, I can't see the benefits.
To sum it up, I don't see protein powder as either a bad guy or a good guy, I just see him as a guy who can help a brother out when needed.
I would say I have protein powder about 2-3 times a week. Not every day, just on days when I feel like I need a little extra protein boost, because I'm constantly on the run/ don't have much time to plan my meals and so they may be lacking in the protein department- never usually the veggie department though ;)
I don't just shake it up with some water though... I make the most of the yummy flavour it provides.
In vanilla berry ice cream:
Brekky protein balls:
Mixed into my rolled oats:
Made into chocolate cheesecake ice cream:
Perhaps my favourite of all, the extremely thick chocolate green smoothie:
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