1. Use Higher Protein Grains
There is no need to cut out bread or rice from your diet, especially as carbs play an important part in our nutrition and energy. Though choosing higher protein grains such as brown rice, oats, and buckwheat over white rice and bread will not only increase the protein content in your meal, but also increase fibre to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer.
Having porridge for breakfast instead of white toast will not only provide you with some slow releasing carbs, but also with some much needed protein as well. We recommend our Mixed Berry Porridge for that early morning love!
Not too long ago eggs were demonised and we were told to keep it to maximum 1-2 a week. Luckily that notion is long gone (1) and eggs have been give the green light - which is incredible news, as these protein powerhouses are an amazing source of protein and healthy fats.
Use them in baking, make some protein pancakes with egg whites, or simply boil, scramble or poach. Could not be simpler!
3. Protein Powder
Probably one of the easiest way to get that protein boost, protein powders are incredibly convenient Just make sure you're using one that is as natural as possible. The Multitasker has no added sugar, no unnecessary fillers, is GMO Free as well as gluten and dairy free. Not to mention the essential nutrients and minerals which will keep skin, hair and nails glowing.
If you're in a pinch simply shake with some water or almond milk, or if you've got time add to a smoothie or sneak into baking for a higher protein treat.
6. Legumes Are Your New Best Friend
Chickpeas, beans, lentils, tempeh, edamame. The options here are endless, meaning you can mix and match these little protein powerhouses and never get bored.
Toss some chickpeas in your salad, have a variety of beans in your chilli, and enjoy some "meat-y" tempeh in your buddha bowl.
5. Quark and Skyr
Being high protein and naturally low-fat, they have been enjoyed in many parts of Europe and are now becoming more and more common.
They're perfect for adding to breakfast, dips, and smoothies. Or, if you're after a sweet treat, why not try mixing The Chocolate Multitasker and some Skyr in a bowl? A high-protein, delicious and healthy chocolate dessert!
6. Don't Forget Nuts and Seeds
Not only are nuts and seeds absolutely delicious, they are also absolutely versatile. Use some chia seeds and make yourself a chia pot, bake some cookies with almond flour, spread some nut or seed butter on wholegrain toast, or simply portion out and snack throughout the day.
Our favourites nuts are almonds, peanuts (though technically a legume), walnuts, and cashews, and seeds we love hemp, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower.
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