I’ve been on a protein powder bender since the new year for a number of reasons. Most of the reasons are tied to training for upcoming fitness adventures, but another is that I’ve discovered how a turbo protein boost in the morning energizes me and keeps me satisfied. I am a notorious nibbler (and an unapologetic one at that), but sometimes I need to hunker down and get a lot of work done–a challenge when I am getting up and down for yet another snack. I suppose I could ask Kevin to construct a pantry right on my desk, but for now I’m eating a bowl of double-protein Greek yogurt.
Plain Greek yogurt, with its extra-high protein content and velvety texture, tops my list of morning (and mid-morning, and lunch, and teatime, and dessert) favorites, even more so when a drizzle of honey or lush berry topping is involved. So when a friend suggested adding some protein powder to my beloved breakfast bowl I was both excited and dubious. But she made promises of a vanilla custard taste and texture, as well as some allusions to Wonder Woman, so I gave it a whirl.
The results are lovely. I used all natural vanilla whey protein and it created a thick, creamy, custard-y dish of yum. The protein powder I used is naturally sweetened with stevia; it was just sweet enough for me, especially when I topped off my bowl with raspberries; adjust the sweetness to your taste. You can certainly use an unsweetened powder, too, and add all of the sweetener of your choice. Alas, no Wonder Woman powers materialized, but I did conquer 3 loads of laundry and a complete filing system overhaul with no thought of snacks as I toiled. Kapow!
A word of caution: I experimented with the vanilla vegan protein powder I had on hand. Oy vey. You do not want to do this. Save the vegan protein powder for vegan concoctions.