Latest Health Trend: Adding Whey Protein to Recipes

It's a cost efficient way of getting more protein into your diet for overall health benefits.  Audra shares a recipe for protein granola bars.

Folks are putting protein powders into just about everything these days.   From granola bars to pancakes to protein bars, social media is full of recipes on how to get a protein boost.   Adding protein powder like whey to the recipe or mix is a cost efficient way of getting more protein into your diet for overall health benefits.  Many of us likely aren’t getting the recommended daily allowance according to Healthline.  The RDA for an adult who consumes 2,000 calories is 50 grams.  Those who are active or workout need up to .8 grams per pound of body weight.

Audra shares she puts collagen protein in her coffee for a morning boost.  Daughter Grant has been working on adding more protein as well.  Grant made granola bars from a TikTok recipe from @faithsfresh and added two scoops of whey which added an additional 44 grams of protein to the mix.

Here’s what you need:

2 cups oats

1 1/2 cups of milk

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup syrup or substitute honey,

1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla,

a pinch of salt and chocolate chips (to your taste)

*Grant added 2 scoops of whey protein (Syntha-6 brand)  You can get it at most health stores and online retailers.

Combine ingredients and bake at 375 for 35 minutes.