Protein is an essential macronutrient which promotes muscle growth and repair. Our bodies cannot store protein, so we must consume it daily. There are many protein-rich foods like eggs and lean meats that will supply your protein needs.
However, we all lead busy lives and using a protein supplement can mean the difference between fulfilling your protein needs for the day or falling short.
With so many protein supplements in the marketplace, finding a trustworthy brand can take trial and error. Cellucor is one of the most trusted brands in the industry and has been recognised since 2011 as a fast-growing company. As a leading health and fitness brand, Cellucor delivers on quality with their multi-award-winning products. A big believer in transparency, Cellucor prides itself on being a leader in publishing the main ingredients of their products on their packaging.
Cor-Performance Whey comes in a range of satisfying flavours and at 25g of protein per serve will satisfy your protein requirements. Below, are 4 different and delicious ways to enjoy your quality protein supplement.
Protein balls make for a terrific protein hit post-workout. Protein balls have gained popularity because they are tasty and a convenient way of satisfying your protein needs. They make for an easy protein snack to keep in the fridge or for an energy boost mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Homemade protein balls mean that you can control: the quality of the ingredients used, your health requirements, as well as varying the flavour to suit your tastes. Typically, protein balls include ingredients like rolled oats, medjool dates, peanut butter and protein whey.
CHIA SEED PUDDING
Chia seed pudding makes for another delicious and interesting way to consume your protein. Chia seed puddings are popular now for a reason – they’re just delicious and contain wholesome ingredients. To make a protein-packed chocolate chia seed pudding, simply combine chia seeds, chocolate flavoured protein whey and milk in a jar and shake to combine. Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy a chocolate flavoured treat that is good for you.
The Heart Foundation recognises oats as a nutritious source of soluble fibre – yet surprisingly, only a third of Australians eat the recommended serve of whole grains. The nutritional benefits of oats cannot be underestimated. Oats are a fibre rich quality carbohydrate and contain some protein. To give your oats a boost, why not try adding a scoop of protein whey and some fruit (for added fibre and nutrients). Alternating the flavour of protein whey in your oats can make breakfast seem more like a treat as well as satisfying your macronutrient needs.
The quickest way of consuming your protein is to add fruit, milk and your choice of flavoured whey protein and blitz it for a satisfying protein hit. In this way, you can satisfy your macronutrients and taste buds simultaneously and quickly.