When you live the busy routines, snacks can be useful when hunger hits and you don’t have time to prepare a meal. However, many snack foods available today are high in refined carbs and sugar, which can leave you feeling unsatisfied and craving more food.
Make sure your snacks are nutritious and contain protein. Protein promotes fullness because it signals the release of appetite-suppressing hormones, slows digestion and stabilizes blood sugar levels. Below are the healthy and easy protein snacks ideas for you.
Try this tiramisu protein snack if you are craving a piece of cake. This tiramisu protein shake fits the bill perfectly. It has the sweet tiramisu, mascarpone, espresso, and chocolate flavor in smoothie form. And it only takes about 2.3 minutes to whip together in the blender.
If the peanut butter is your favorite, this protein shake recipe will fulfill your taste. It is filled with all kinds of nutritious ingredients that’ll do your body good. You’re looking at half a banana, some whole milk, rolled oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, powdered peanut butter.
Cinnamon is the star of this delicious protein shake that tastes almost exactly like a cinnamon breakfast roll. Mix cinnamon with vanilla protein powder. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and desired consistency is reached. If protein smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk or water to your taste.
This shake is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, with the option of being nut-free. It’s not only packed with protein but lots of energy fueling goodness. The recipe calls for frozen bananas, unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate protein powder. You have the option of adding instant coffee, quick oats or slivered almonds for a healthy boost for a morning shake.
This smoothie is so delicious and tastes just like strawberry cheesecake. You only need to add all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until smoothie has reached the desired consistency. Pour more milk or ice to your taste to make the smoothie thinner or thicker.
This is the combination of avocado, baby spinach, whey protein, and unsweetened coconut cream. It’s very rich of protein and can serve as a meal replacement or can be split in half as a snack or dessert.
While many snacks can be unhealthy, there are plenty of healthy and portable options that you can enjoy even when you’re crunched for time. High-protein snacks are important to have around when hunger hits between meals, as they keep you full and satisfied.