3 Tasty Ways To Get Your Casein Protein In
Casein protein powder is one type of protein powder that’s helpful to have on hand because it digests very slowly in the body.
This makes it an ideal protein for using right before you go to bed and will be undergoing the nightly fast or even throughout the day when you know it’ll be a while before you get to your next meal.
This said, casein protein powder leaves much to be desired consistency wise.
Most people find it rather chalky to drink on its own just as you would a normal whey protein powder, meaning you need to find another way to use it.
Let’s look at a few great ways to incorporate casein protein powder into your diet plan so that you can get it in – without gagging.
Make Protein Pudding
Because cause protein is so thick, it tends to work great for making protein pudding with.
To do this, you’ll simply want to combine one scoop of casein protein powder with about a third of a cup of milk (or almond milk).
If you like you can also add in a tablespoon or two of fat free cream cheese for a more cheesecake type of taste.
Blend this together and then let stand for a few minutes. You should have a pudding consistency.
You can also place it in the freezer for 30 minutes, stir once, and then freeze again if you prefer a more frozen yogurt type of consistency.
Top this with some fresh berries and you’ll feel like you were eating a dessert.
Prepare Protein Bites
Casein protein powder also works great for making high energy protein bites.
To prepare this, you’ll simply want to mix together one scoop of casein protein powder, one scoop of regular whey protein powder, a quarter cup of coconut flour, along with a quarter cup of natural nut butter.
Then add in a little honey for sweetness along with some dried cranberries or raisins if desired.
You can also add some unsweetened dried coconut flakes here as well if you prefer.
Roll into bite sized balls and then serve as a quick and delicious snack.
Note that these will be quite calorie dense, so just be sure that you are adjusting the serving size accordingly so that it fits into your diet as it should.
Make Protein ‘Icing’
Finally, the last way to use casein protein powder is to make yourself your very own icing.
This can be used on top of a protein cupcake if desired or simply eaten on its own whenever you have a craving for something sweet.
To make it, simply blend together one cup of unsweetened almond milk, half a cup of powdered peanut butter, two scoops chocolate casein protein powder, along with a tablespoon each of unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered Stevia.
Mix this all together and use as desired. If you don’t have powdered peanut butter, you can simply add one scoop of regular whey protein powder and one tablespoon of natural peanut butter instead.
Reduce the almond milk down to half to three quarters of a cup if necessary.
So there you have some delicious ways to get your casein protein down. Try these next time you need a great before-bed treat to calm your sweet tooth and fuel you well for the overnight fast.