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09/21/2020

Casein Protein Smoothie and Baking Recipes

As you may or may not be aware, both whey and casein are components of milk that are separated during the cheesemaking process.

 

The whey is the liquid portion left behind while casein makes up the solid curds that are removed for making glorious cheese. This means that casein is, among other this, much creamier than whey.

 

When it comes to more creative applications, then, casein is a perfect candidate for baking and “dessert smoothies.”

 

Bedtime Recovery Shake

 

Since casein breaks down much slower than whey, it's a perfect way to keep your body nourished while you sleep.

 

The addition of flax oil helps thicken the shake while giving you a solid dose of omega-3s to reduce pain and inflammation from muscle soreness so that you can make a fast recovery.

 

Before bed banana protein shake with a bunch of bananas in the background

 

  • 1 scoop Naked Casein protein powder
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp sweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp  flax oil
  • Milk, Almond Milk, or Water (adjust to desired thickness)

 

Combine all ingredients in a blend and mix until thoroughly combined.

 

Protein Mug Brownie

 

That's right: a protein brownie.

 

  • 1 scoop Naked Casein protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk

 

Spray a microwave safe mug with nonstick spray. Combine all ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Add then mixture to the mug.

 

Cover the mug with plastic wrap and microwave for 30 seconds to a minute (depending on size of mug and power of microwave).

  

Protein Cookie Dough

 

  • 1 scoop casein protein powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup water (adjust to desire texture)

 

Combine the protein and peanut butter in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Slowly add the water until the mixture resembles dough. Mix in the chocolate chips.

 

Protein cookie dough in a glass bowl