Live Conscious Protein is here! These plant-based proteins are the perfect addition to your post-workout routine, and they can be so much more than just a base for a shake. Here are some amazing recipes you can try whenever you like.
Why More Protein Is Important
Wait? Even more protein? Yes, because protein is crucial when you want a great workout, a healthier body, and maybe you even want to lose a little weight. Why add more protein? For precisely these reasons:
Protein reduces hunger. Protein is filling, which means you’ll feel satisfied if you focus on protein instead of carbs. It’s part of why the low and no-carb diets are effective, not because carbs are bad but because protein is that good.
More muscle, more strength. Thanks to its abundance of amino acids, protein is a well-known muscle builder, which is why it’s such an essential part of any fitness routine, especially ones geared towards weight loss or muscle gain.
Bone health. There has been controversy about protein and bones for quite some time, but new studies are finding that protein improves bone density and mass. Healthy bones give your body a solid foundation for aging.
There are so many reasons for adding protein to your diet, but you already know that protein is important. Let’s get to the delicious protein powder recipes. You’re going to love these.
Protein-Packed Conscious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
This recipe is modified from Cotter Crunch if you wish to see the original recipe. We love to customize our recipes to suit dietary needs and tastes. Feel free to do the same.
1 ½ cups oat flour
¼ cup Live Conscious Cosmic Cacao Protein Powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs (or your favorite egg substitute)
⅔ milk (dairy or coconut works great)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup honey (or maple syrup)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter (for less sugar, opt for almond butter and sunflower seed butter is a great nut-free alternative)
½ cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter and honey. Combine the wet ingredients together. Incorporate the wet into the dry ingredients until just mixed, do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into lined muffin tins, filling 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake for about 20 minutes, do the toothpick test to make sure batter is baked.
Conscious Gooey Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Want to eat gooey, chocolatey brownies without the guilt or the calories? How about if we made them vegan, gluten-free, and added some protein? It just keeps getting better. Want to see how much better this is? Check out our recipe video, and you’ll quickly run to the kitchen to start making your own brownie delights. BTW — try them out on your family; they won’t even know they’re eating healthy treats.
1 scoop Live Conscious® Cosmic Cacao Protein
1 can condensed milk or cream of coconut
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond flour
½ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup chocolate chips
flaky sea salt topping
powdered sugar topping
Preheat oven to 350°. Add softened butter (not melted) to coconut sugar and whisk together.
Combine almond flour, protein powder, cacao powder, salt, condensed milk (or cream of coconut), vanilla, and baking soda. Blend until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into a parchment-lined 9”x 9” baking pan. Bake in 350° oven for 25 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle on sea salt and powdered sugar, drizzle chocolate syrup over your serving and enjoy!
Conscious Vanilla Oat Protein Pancakes Recipe
Who doesn't love pancakes? We do - because they’re delicious anytime, especially when you use this recipe because we’ve made it as healthy as possible.
Please note that our recipe does have eggs in it, so it is not vegan. Please feel free to swap out the eggs for a flax egg, applesauce, or your favorite egg substitute if you’re looking for a vegan option. Because our protein mix is completely plant-based, you don’t have to worry about that part.
1 cup fine ground oats
1 scoop Live Conscious® Vanilla Dream Protein
2 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon agave syrup
2-3 tablespoon almond milk
1 cup berries, garnish
Add oats, protein powder, baking powder, yogurt, two eggs, agave syrup, and almond milk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until well mixed. Drop onto a hot griddle and cook, flipping when you begin to see bubbles. Drizzle with additional agave syrup, sprinkles, or berries. You can share if you want — we wouldn’t.
Conscious Protein Powder
The best part of all of these recipes is the Living Conscious Protein Powder. We’re super proud of how delicious and effective our protein powders are. They’re made with a plant-based protein, so if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you can incorporate them into your favorite recipes and get that protein that might be missing. They’re only 70 or 80 calories a serving, which is ideal for your weight loss goals, and they feature organic ingredients because we all know that organic is the way to go.
Waking Up To Wellness
Living your best life is about putting yourself and your health first. This means working out your hardest, relaxing equally hard, finding the center of who you are, and fueling yourself with the best organic and natural ingredients you can find.
That’s why becoming a master in the kitchen is a great idea. When you can control the food you eat and have a better idea of where it’s coming from, you know you’re eating healthy. It takes time, practice, and a little culinary adventure.
We love playing with our recipes, and that’s why we wanted to share these. Whether you’re an accomplished chef or don’t know the difference between an egg beater and a spatula, these easy-to-follow recipes give you a starting point. Then, it’s time to play and make your own delicious concoctions.
Once you learn the basics, go ahead and start trying protein powder in more things. You’ll find that it’s a perfect companion to many of your favorite baked goods and some other stuff, too.