Category Archives: Premier Protein Recipes
With eggs as a main ingredient, you might think of eggnog as a healthier holiday treat. Although the eggs do add protein that most beverages don’t have, eggnog also traditionally includes milk, cream and sugar, each upping the calorie count. For the same festive flavor with more protein and less sugar and fat, try this bariatric friendly Extra Protein Eggnog recipe this season.
Festive cups and familiar holiday drinks are a fun part of the season, but those sugary drinks can stretch your health goals. Get that same comforting flavor without the extra calories, sugar, and fat by making your own with Premier Protein®. If you need to cup, grab a reusable one you can wash and reuse all season long
Many bariatric patients rely on protein supplements to help them stay on track with protein goals. Who says you have to drink a protein shake cold? Premier Protein shakes and powder hold up well to heat, unlike some protein supplements. This offers you the flexibility to create warm beverages during the colder months. It also makes a great coffee creamer. This cozy peanut butter hot chocolate offers protein to keep you balanced and satisfied. This is a single serving recipe.
Key lime pie is a classic dessert bar staple, but it can pack a punch in terms of calories and sugar. Not necessarily ideal for a patient after weight loss surgery, or anyone trying to watch their calorie intake. This key lime protein cheesecake gives you that familiar flavor with a boost of protein and fewer calories. This recipe yields 6, 4 ounce servings.
September 22 is the first day of Autumn!!
Looking for some fall flavors to get you in the mood for cooler weather? These protein fortified muffins have the pumpkin spice flavor you’re craving with a boost of protein and they are gluten free. This recipe makes 6 muffins.
For some patients, getting enough protein daily feels like a chore. Turn your boring shake habit into a pleasant treat every once in a while by creating protein fortified smoothie. Berries are a relatively low sugar fruit and balancing with protein helps to avoid a blood sugar spike. Blueberry pie anyone?
Mole sauce can add a fun Mexican pop to many boring meals. This protein fortified recipe offers flavor along with an extra kick of protein. Smother a range of lean proteins or grilled or roasted veggies in this savory, sweet sauce. Because mole sauce is blended, this also offers a puree texture for those early in their post-op diet phases after bariatric surgery. If you have questions about your diet progression, please contact your care team for clarification.
Some protein shakes cannot take heat, meaning if you would like to use a protein shake as an alternative to creamer in your coffee, you need to be selective to get a good result. As a bariatric patient focusing on losing weight or maintaining weight loss, you will want to be mindful of sugar and fat intake. Fancy barista drinks often pack a punch of both, but going black with your coffee and opting for a protein supplement as “creamer” might be a good option. Premier Protein shakes are one of the few options that can withstand a hot cup of coffee, but are great in iced coffee or cold brew as well. Utilize flavors like vanilla, caramel, or chocolate to whip up familiar coffee house vibes. Both the pre-made and powder options tend to mix nicely into both hot and cold fluids. If you enjoy sweetened up coffee, or think coffee sounds like a good option for cutting those very sweet shakes, give it a try! Just remember, caffeine is a diarrhetic and hydration is always a priority.
Recipe adapted from Premier Protein
If you’re a bariatric patient and lean on protein shakes to meet your daily protein intake goals, or anyone using shakes as meal replacements, you may be getting bored of the same old flavors again and again. Have you every tried to mix it up? We mean literally! Play around with flavors by mixing pre-made shakes. A few ideas below…
After weight loss surgery, and in all healthy diets, getting adequate protein is key. For our bariatric patients, both before and after surgery protein shakes may be used to supplement protein intake to ensure protein goals are being met. However, plain shakes can easily become boring and the act of eating versus drinking our calories can help us set up healthy eating habits for the long term. Turning protein shakes into different forms is an easy way to up the protein, but not feel like you are constantly sipping a shake.
For summer, popsicles are a fun treat, but often high is sugar and offer little nutrition of value. Utilizing protein shakes makes them more worthwhile. Follow the recipe below to make your own protein packed popsicles for a day by the pool.