Protein has many functions, including helping you feel full for longer, building and maintaining muscle mass, aiding in proper brain function, and supporting your immune system.
While you can get protein from a variety of plant and animal sources, sometimes it’s helpful to get a quick boost from a protein powder, a supplement containing a high amount of protein that comes from one or more sources, such as whey, egg whites, hemp, soy, casein, brown rice, or peas.
It’s important to consider the protein “package.” Choose a protein powder that
is minimally sweetened, has a short ingredient list, and offers at least 20 g of protein per scoop.
While protein powder is most commonly added to a post-workout smoothie, it’s also a great addition to more creative recipes … like this one.
This sweet ice cream treat comes together in minutes and is super satisfying when you’re craving a cooling post-workout treat.
- To food processor or blender, add blueberries, mangoes, protein powder, and vanilla extract. Pulse, scraping down sides of bowl, until fruit is broken up into smaller chunks. Add 1/3 cup (80 mL) milk and pulse until smooth. If you’d like a softer ice cream, add remaining milk and pulse to blend. Divide among bowls and enjoy immediately.