Heyy, long time no see ~which has, unfortunately, become the usual~ I hope you are all fab! So if you have read my last post >> here << then you would know I’ve been on the gym bandwagon, counting macros, etc. Anyways, since doing this I’ve realised I need to up my protein intake. And unless you’re tracking your macros you don’t realise how difficult this can be.
Since tracking, I’m now eating a lot more tuna, chicken and turkey. I find these to be quite high protein. One meal I even had a chicken breast AND a tin of tuna. So realistically I don’t want to be overloading my self with these types of meats every meal. Therefore, I’ve been searching for alternatives/extras that would increase my protein intake.
Also whilst we are semi-talking scientifically.. your body can only consume a specific amount of protein at one time. So there is no point trying to eat 60g of protein in one sitting if your body can’t handle that much. Honestly, I don’t think anyone’s body can do that much. I’m aiming for around 20g of protein. Therefore the following snacks are perfect for me!
So the first snack includes 2 ingredients- high protein yoghurt ~I used this >one<, or you could add your fav protein powder into your usual yoghurt and I topped it with Breakfast By Bella granola for an extra something something. Literally just spread out your yoghurt onto a baking tray that is lined with baking paper. Do a thickish layer. You could also do little discs instead of one big slab. Then sprinkle on your topping. I went for granola as I love yoghurt and granola, but you could do fruit, cocoa nibs, coconut flakes or fruit puree. The list is endless. Then freeze for a couple hours and smash into pieces that you can happily snack on. If you eat this in one day ~which yes, I can do~ then you’ve added a minimum of 20g of protein into your diet.
I spotted Vieve at the bloggers festival last month. I instantly was intrigued. If you haven’t heard of this brand then let me explain. It is a protein water, so compared to your normal protein shakes which use powder, this is a mess-free non-milky drink. Which is perfect for all of you that really can’t get on with the traditional protein powder shakes. To me, it tastes like a squash, which is great as I then don’t feel like I’m consuming a milkshake. Which then leads to bad cravings. Vieve kindly sent me my favourite to review, Strawberry Rhubarb. But they also have Coconut Honey and Citrus, Apple and Mint which are equally as tasty. And don’t worry all opinions are my own – like always!
Some quick facts are that it has 20g of protein, fab. Is sugar, fat and lactose free, is naturally flavoured and is low calorie. I honestly haven’t found a con to this as of yet. You can grab yourself a ‘free’ sample >>here<< if you do want to try out Vieve. It’s the best way to see if this is the high protein drink for you ~ but you gotta pay for shipping.
I hope this post has helped you find a way you can up your protein intake with quick and easy snacks! If you have any high protein recommendations then please leave them below. I’m always on the hunt for some more!