Still not having a protein supplement after your workout? Here is a one-minute video guide to Whey Protein Isolate

59 second guide to Whey Protein Isolate Supplements
59 second guide to Whey Protein Isolate

“After intense training whey isolate’s fast digestion helps helps speed recovery and increase the potential for lean muscle growth”

Jamie Eason, Fitness Expert

Our clients are continuously asking us about protein supplements and we’re big fans of Whey Protein Isolate. Not familiar with this supplement? Here is a quick, one-minute introduction.

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Double Chocolate Protein Cookies (20g of protein per cookie!)

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies
Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Looking to take a break from protein bars? Here’s a BodyBuilding.com recipe for gooey, soft and intensely chocolaty cookies with extra protein.

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

2 tbsp cashew nut butter
1/4 cup whey protein powder
1/4 almond milk
1/4 cup 100% cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
10 g 85% dark chocolate
Directions
1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with a spoon.
2. Bake as two “blobs,” or four if you want to make smaller cookies. Use a nonstick or silicone cookie tray.
3. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 C) for about 25 minutes, or until the cookies are baked on the top and bottom but not fully cooked through. You want them gooey and soft in the center so they’re chewy instead of dry.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size (1 cookie)
Recipe yields 2

Amount per serving
Calories 280
Total Fat 18 g
Total Carbs 10 g
Protein 20 g

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Listen to your trainer…it’s a good thing to eat before bed

It used to be that eating before bed was considered to be a big no-no for weight-loss. This is no longer the case. In fact, if you’re working out on a regular basis and eating considerately throughout the day, a bedtime snack is ideal for weight-loss and muscle gain. However, this doesn’t mean that bags of chips and ice cream are on the menu. Instead, choose wisely so that your snack fuels your body and assists with important repair processes. We like sugar-free options…

HomeBodyFit before bed snack examples:

  • 1 cup of 0% cottage cheese with a tablespoon of unsweetened peanut or almond butter
  • Unsweetened 0% Greek yogurt with cinnamon
  • Baked chicken breast with steamed broccoli

However, if you absolutely need something sweet, Cellucor athlete and WBFF Fitness ProJen Jewell (BodyBuilding.com) offers this protein treat which pleases both your taste buds and body.

Protein Cookie Delight
Protein Cookie Delight

Protein Cookie Delight 

Ingredients
• 3/4 cup frozen or fresh berries
• 3/4 cup raw old-fashioned oats
• 1/3 cup light/unsweetened almond milk
• 2 scoops Cellucor Red Velvet flavored whey protein powder
• Chocolate or rainbow sprinkles (optional, but great when not cutting)
• Honey to taste

Directions
1. Place berries in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Once finished, mash with a fork.
2. Add remaining ingredients to create the batter. Make sure to stir thoroughly so all ingredients are evenly mixed.
3. Place 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto a plate to form each cookie, then place in microwave for 45-60 seconds.
4. Remove, let cool for a minute or two and enjoy.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 262
Total Fat 2.5g
Total Carbs 29g
Protein 31g

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Make your own protein bars! Here’s a foolproof (and fast) recipe

by Rosanna van Dijk, BodyBuilding.com

This recipe is super versatile, and you can eat it as part of a protein-heavy breakfast or a filling afternoon snack—whatever you need! You can also use any flavor of whey and variety of nut butter you like. Not sure where to start? Try the classic flavor combination of peanut butter with Optimum Nutrition Double Rich Chocolate Gold Standard whey.

Homemade Protein Bars
Easy Homemade Protein Bars

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cup Oats
• 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 cup Nut butter
• 2-3 scoops Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey

Directions

1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and then pour the mixture into a small lined tray.
2. Pop this into the fridge or freezer to set, and then chop up into slices.
PRO TIP
Add in some chopped nuts for an extra crunch.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 large piece
Recipe yields: 9 pieces
Amount per serving:
Calories 166
Total Fat 8.7g
Total Carbs 12.3g
Protein 12g

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey

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