How To Make A High Protein Snack
Hi everyone and welcome! Today I’m going to show you how to make a really quick and easy high protein snack
Firstly, why do we need protein? Protein is the building block of our entire body. It not only makes up our hair, skin, nails, and muscles but it’s necessary for many other functions within our bodies. You can learn more about protein sources and why we need them in this video where I talk about some of my favorite protein sources.
Protein can be really difficult to get into your food intake throughout your day. Particularly if you’re somebody who doesn’t eat a lot of meat. I only personally only like to eat meat 1-2 meals out of the day which can make it more difficult to hit my protein goals each day. So this is why I love making quick and easy high protein low carb snacks. You can always add carbohydrates if you like but the baseline we want to focus on is a high protein low carb snack that can be customized to suit your macronutrient intake needs.
This particular snack really takes no time to make at all and it boosts my protein intake by 30-40 grams in an instant.
I’m going to show you exactly how I do it with very few ingredients. You can customize this however you prefer, but I am going to show you the baseline for what I do and how delicious it actually is with only 3 ingredients.
The first ingredient I use is a 0% fat Greek yogurt. If you prefer some additional calories you can absolutely opt for full fat or partial fat greek yogurt. However, I choose to be non-fat as this will contain a slightly higher protein content per serving.
Here I am using the FAGE 0% nonfat greek yogurt which actually contains about 18 grams of protein per serving.
The next ingredient I used is a whey protein powder. My current favorite brand to use is the Level 1 Protein by 1st Phorm. You can pick any flavor that you like. I personally love plain flavors like vanilla so I can add a variety of toppings if I want to add some additional carbohydrates and fats to the snack.
I typically love to add some blueberries or raspberries and some peanut butter to the mix. I love peanut butter. Oh my gosh. It’s so good.
Because there is very little fat content in any of the ingredients I have used so far I like to add a little bit of a fat source, hence my addition of the peanut butter. So I like to use some peanut butter.
This is a little hack on how to get 200 grams of greek yogurt exactly out of the tub.
200 grams nonfat greek yogurt
1 scoop of Level 1 protein powder
1 tbsp peanut butter
30 grams frozen blueberries
Take a bowl and add the greek yogurt. Next, add the protein powder and combine until smooth. that’s it! You can then add the berries and peanut butter as a topping or any other topping that your heart desires if you would like to add some additional carbohydrates and fats to your high protein snack.
Okay. There, we have it. Here is a quick high protein snack that takes no time at all to make and is super delicious. You can have that as any snack anywhere in the day, breakfast in between meals before a workout. It’s great. It’s such a good option and it helps you get a nice high intake of protein for the day.
Not sure how much protein you need? Then you can get started here
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