High Protein Go-To’s

High Protein Go-To’s

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!

high protein yoghurt snack

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.

Vieve-high-protein-water

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!

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11 Comments

  1. 22nd October 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I looove Vieve! The strawberry flavour is so good, loved them ever since coming across them at Bloggers Festival. The frozen yoghurt with granola idea is so clever, love it! Might have to give that a go x

    Alice http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  2. 22nd October 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Oooh that flavour sounds really lovely “strawberry rhubarb”! Citrus sounds like it could be lush too! I love that yoghurt idea, I’ve never heard of it being eaten like that before but it sounds like a proper yummy snack!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  3. 22nd October 2017 / 7:04 pm

    This is honestly such a cool idea lool, at first I was so confused by what that was but it sounds yummy now I’ve read it lol ngl I though it was a massive bubble gum (haha I’m so silly). On that note I will defo try this out, I need to up my protein intake xx

  4. 22nd October 2017 / 8:35 pm

    That Vieve flavour was so good! I am so happy I got to try it.
    I love the slab idea, I will be trying this just as something a little more healthy than the chocolate I normally go for! When you have frozen it, where do you store it? Because if you put it in the fridge would it go back to yoghurt again?xo

  5. 23rd October 2017 / 9:31 am

    I’ve actually never tried Vieve, unlike most of the other people that have commented! I’m not a huge rhubarb fan though, so I may have a little look to see what other flavours they do.. 🙊

  6. theglassofclass
    24th October 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Well done you! Tracking your macros can be so difficult and tiring, I would probably get bored of it within a couple of days. There are many sport shops that offer discounts to students, myprotein in particular, sometimes they even offer up to 70% off their products, if you even want to look into it. I have their protein powder and oats and it’s so good.

    Julia xx
    theglassofclass.com

  7. 24th October 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I really need to order some Breakfast by Bella products! I’ve heard such amazing things about them and it looks so yummy! Keep up the fab work x

    Chessie | everythingchessie.co.uk 🌿

  8. Emily Isobelle Jane
    26th October 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Im allergic to milk and so much protein is whey which means I cant eat it. I love alpro go on though as thats a higher protein yogurt alternative, so il have to try the yogurt idea with that!

    emily

    http://www.isobellejane.com

  9. 28th October 2017 / 2:21 am

    I’ve never really heard of this brand! But this sounds so wonderful and tasty!

  10. Anu
    29th October 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I was so confused and at first thought that why on earth would you eat yogurt from a baking tray but now I get it :D. I’ve been trying to up my protein intake as well and I’ve fallen in love with protein puddings! I need to find one that has actual sugar in it though as I don’t really like eating stuff with artificial sweeteners… :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

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