New Year, New Protein Recipes to Try!

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When it comes to building lean muscle mass, strive for perfection when it comes to your diet.

Looking for some brand-new, high-protein dishes to try this 2018? You’re in the right place. From sweet to savoury, these muscle-making recipes are packed with protein and perfect for your healthy lifestyle.

Whether you want to burn fat or up your gains, these meals can revolutionise your body building nutrition plan to help you get the results you’ve been waiting for.

  1. Spinach & Cottage Cheese Omelette on Toast

Don’t neglect breakfast, one of the most important meals of the day. If you need a quick, high-protein breakfast, this one’s for you. It can be made in mere minutes and will deliver a decent dose of protein and energy to see you through the morning. You could also make this for lunch or as a light dinner. In 100 grams of cottage cheese, there’s a whopping 11 grams of protein whilst one large egg provides six grams.

INGREDIENTS

👉1/2 tsp olive oil

👉 2 eggs (beaten)

👉 78g frozen spinach or 156g (fresh)

👉 41g cottage cheese

👉 ½ tsp salt

👉 1/2 tsp pepper

👉 2 slices whole-wheat bread (toasted)

METHOD

👉In a large frying pan, warm the oil over a medium-high heat. Add the spinach to the pan, stirring frequently, for two minutes

👉Next, add the eggs to the pan, stirring often for around one minute or until they start to set

👉Finally, mix in the cottage cheese, salt and pepper, cooking for a further 1-2 minutes until the eggs are cooked

👉Place toast on a plate and split up the egg mixture evenly between the two slices. Enjoy!

 

  1. Chicken & Hummus Wrap

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For a travel-friendly, protein-packed lunch, this recipe is just the thing. You can tuck it conveniently in your work or gym bag. As for the recipe, it’s very versatile – add any fresh vegetables you fancy, such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes or kale. Hummus is fairly high in protein, with one tablespoon containing around 1.2 grams whilst one slice of chicken serves up around five grams.

INGREDIENTS

👉 3 slices of deli chicken breast

👉 2 tbsp hummus

👉 1 apple

👉 1 tsp cumin

👉 2 large leaves romaine lettuce, or a handful of spinach or kale

METHOD

👉 To crisp the romaine lettuce leaves, put them in a shallow bowl of ice water for approximately five minutes

👉 In a small bowl, mix the cumin and hummus well. Combine the apple, stirring to blend well

👉 On a clean surface, place one lettuce leaf lengthways, making sure the largest edge is nearest to you. Rest three pieces of chicken breast on the lettuce, then serve half of the hummus mixture in a heap, around five centimetres in from the edge

👉 Roll up the leaf and mixture, burrito-style, and repeat with the remaining mix.

 

  1. Easy Turkey Chilli

If you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious, easy-prep meal, look no further than this turkey chilli dish. It’s extremely simple and is thoroughly hearty, especially since the weather’s still cold. Kidney beans boast around 24 grams of protein per 100 grams whilst turkey mince has around 32 grams per 100 grams. Why not serve with low-fat cheese and low-fat sour cream as a tasty finish?

INGREDIENTS

👉 1 1/2 tsp olive oil

👉 453g turkey mince

👉 1 onion, chopped

👉 470ml water

👉 1 can crushed tomatoes

👉 1 can kidney beans, drained, rinsed, and mashed

👉 1 tbsp minces garlic

👉 2 tbsp chilli powder

👉 1/2 tsp paprika

👉 1/2 tsp dried oregano

👉 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper

👉 1/2 tsp ground cumin

👉 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

METHOD

👉 Warm the oil in a big pot over medium heat

👉 Add the turkey to the pot, and cook until evenly brown

👉 Mix in onion, and cook until tender

👉 Pour water into the pot. Combine tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic

👉 Season with cayenne pepper, paprika, chilli powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper

👉 Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes

👉 Serves eight

 

  1. Mongolian Beef

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Super-quick to make and loaded with protein, this Mongolian beef dish is effortless to make at home and a lot better than a take-away. All you need do is stir-fry the beef and mix in the delicious sauce, and boom. You have a meal ready in a mere 20 minutes! In 100 grams of sirloin steak alone is a whopping 27 grams of protein. Your muscles will thank you!

INGREDIENTS

👉 1 tbsp oil

👉 453g sirloin steak, sliced thinly

👉 3 tbsp soy sauce (gluten-free or tamari for gluten-free)

👉 1 tbsp hoisin sauce (gluten-free for gluten-free)

👉 1 tbsp brown sugar

👉 1 tsp chill sauce such as sambal oelek

👉 1 clove garlic, grated

👉 1 tsp ginger, grated

👉 1 tbsp cornflour

👉 79ml water or beef broth

👉 1 tsp sesame oil

👉 1/4 cup green onion, sliced

METHOD

👉 Over a medium heat, add the oil then add the beef. Sauté for around 2-4 minutes until just cooked

👉 Combine the mixture of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chilli sauce, brown sugar, ginger and the mixture of water and cornflour to the pan. Cook until it thickens a little, for around 1 minute

👉 Take away from heat, then add in the sesame oil. Serve over noodles, brown rice, quinoa, and so on. Garnish with onions.

 

  1. Lean & Green Shake

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Now the festivities are over and you’ve most likely (like us) indulged in far too many mince pies, it’s time to get back on your nutritional track with a delicious detox smoothie packed with protein, in the form of our energy-boosting lean & green shake. This is all the fuel you need to power through the day or your next fitness session. It’ll be a bit hit with your taste buds, not to mention your muscles!

INGREDIENTS

👉 1 scoop vanilla flavour WHEY PLUS HARDCORE™

👉 67g chopped kale

👉 1/2 small avocado

👉 1/3 banana

👉 55g pineapple

👉 3 strawberries (raw or freshly frozen)

👉 59ml water

👉 Ice for desired thickness

METHOD

👉 Add ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth

👉 Rather than using ice, you can freeze the fruit to chill the smoothie

 

  1. Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

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INGREDIENTS

👉 250g creamy peanut butter

👉 150g coconut sugar

👉 1 large egg

👉 2 scoops vanilla WHEY PLUS RIPPEDCORE™

METHOD

👉 Preheat oven to 170ºC and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

👉 Set all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and blend until your texture is similar to cookie dough. (Add more protein powder, depending on the thickness of the peanut butter)

👉 Ladle out 2 tablespoons of dough into your palms and roll into a ball. Flatten between your palms and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to create classic peanut butter cookie criss-cross marks on your cookie

👉 Bake at 170 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown

👉 Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes so that the cookies can harden.

 

  1. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding

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It’s sweet, it’s creamy, it’s packed with pumpkin pie flavour. You’d never know it’s refined sugar free, low carb, high protein, high fibre and vegan!  This pudding is like autumn and winter in a bowl…  and did we mention it’s super easy to make too?

INGREDIENTS

👉 453g firm organic tofu

👉 450g pumpkin puree

👉 59ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk

👉 2 tbs roasted almond butter

👉 2 tsp English toffee-flavoured Stevia extract

👉 2 tsp natural maple flavour

👉 2 tsp ground cinnamon

👉 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

👉 ¼ tsp salt

METHOD

👉 Rinse and drain the tofu. Between paper towels, press tofu block to remove as much water as possible then blitz in a blender

👉 Place the remaining ingredients into the blender and mix until smooth. Taste and add more spices, salt or stevia, as needed

👉 Spoon into serving bowls, cover and chill in the fridge overnight. Enjoy!

 

We serve up numerous protein-rich recipes on our site, from our delicious metabolism booster vegan latte and super strawberry protein shake through to savoury delights like our guiltless high protein cheeseburger or super-nutritious three bean salad.

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