Total Time: 5 minutes
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In terms of protein to calorie ratio, nothing really comes close to whey protein so it’s ideal for bumping up the protein percentage of any good meal plan. This is particularly important for anyone trying to add some muscle or, as we cover in our eBook, for holding on to that valuable muscle during the weight loss process. Mixing whey with fat free, natural yoghurt is a great idea for anyone looking to cut back on calories too as it’s much less calorific than flavoured yoghurts – which are very likely to include lots of added, refined sugar – and there’s a bit of protein included too.
Pumpkin seeds, like all nuts and seeds, provide a healthy dose of good fats, carbs and protein and they are packed full of good quality micronutrients such as Magnesium, Zinc and Calcium. We’ve used these little green beauties in a few recipes already and we’ll be posting an article on some of the other benefits shortly so watch out for that.
- 150g fat free natural yoghurt
- ½ scoop whey protein
- 1 tbsp (15g) pumpkin seeds
- Add the yoghurt to a cereal bowl
- Mix in the whey powder thoroughly then add the pumpkin seeds
Tips & Alternatives
This works well with any flavour of whey protein powder and tastes like dessert so it’s ideal if you’re craving something sweet. You could also use this as a pre-bed snack by replacing whey with casein for a slower release of protein. Experiment by trying different combinations, for example, use sunflower seeds and add fruit; pineapple, raspberries and blueberries work particularly well.