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7 Foodie Approved Recipes with Multi-Purpose IdealLean Protein

If there’s one thing I love more than running, it’s eating!

As an endurance athlete, it’s critical that I not only eat enough but that I eat enough of the right types of food so my body can perform and recover.

That’s why I LOVE IdealLean protein. It has everything my body needs to recover from a long run, bike ride, or swim.

This week, I had some fun in the kitchen with IdealLean’s newest protein flavor! New IdealLean Unflavored Multi-Purpose protein is every fit foodie’s dream, mine included! Now I can get creative with tons of high protein recipes!

I wanted to share some recipes using Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein so you can get in on some of this deliciousness. Enjoy!

7 Recipes with Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein

Protein Tortillas

protein-tortillas

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c warm water

Directions: 

  1. Mix flour, Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein, olive oil, and salt until mixture becomes crumbly. Slowly add water and continue mixing until dough is combined.
  2. Cut dough into 6 pieces equal pieces and roll into balls. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Give pan a couple of minutes to heat up.
  4. Roll out dough on floured surface to desired size. Drop onto hot pan and let it cook for 2-4 minutes until tortilla starts to puff and golden. Flip over and cook another minute. Repeat with remaining dough and enjoy!

Makes 6 tortillas Serving size: 1 tortilla Calories per serving: 182  Protein 7g  Carbs 19g  Fat 10g

Whole Grain Protein Pizza Crust

protein-pizza

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c old fashioned oats, ground
  • 1 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1 envelope pizza yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c warm water
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, ground oats, Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein, salt, and yeast. Gradually add warm water, olive oil, and honey and mix until forms ball of dough.
  2. Knead on a floured surface (add more flour if too sticky). Roll out and pat out onto greased pizza pan. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until crust barely begins to golden.
  3. Add desired toppings and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Enjoy!

Serving size: 1/2 crust (does not include toppings). Calories per serving: 325  Protein 17g  Carbs 40g  Fat 13g

Balsamic Waffle Sandwiches

balsamic-waffle

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c water

Directions: 

  1. Mix all dry ingredients until combined. Add egg white, olive oil, and water, and whisk until smooth. Pour into heated waffle iron and remove once fully cooked.
  2. Break waffle into 4 pieces and top each one with 1 egg (cooked as desired), tomato, and fresh basil, and 1 tbsp. balsamic glaze. Top with remaining waffles pieces. Enjoy!

Makes 2 waffle sandwiches Serving size: 1 waffle sandwich Calories per serving: 220  Protein 20g  Carbs 17g  Fat 8g

Broccoli Salad

broccoli-salad

Ingredients: 

  • 2 small heads broccoli
  • 1 c Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop IdealLean Multi Purpose Protein
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c sliced almonds
  • 1/4 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 medium apple, chopped

Directions: 

  1. Cut broccoli into bite size florets. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk Greek yogurt, Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein, coconut sugar, and vinegar until combined.
  2. In another bowl, toss broccoli, almonds, onion, crumbled bacon, and apples. Add Greek yogurt mixture and mix until evenly coated. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Serves 4  Serving size: 1 cup  Calories per serving: 235  Protein 22g  Carbs 30g  Fat 6g

Protein Avocado Toast

avocado-toast

Ingredients: 

  • 2 slices of whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic glaze
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Directions: 

  1. Mash avocado and add Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein and mix until combined. Spread avocado mixture on toast and top with tomatoes, balsamic, and fresh basil. Enjoy!

Serves 2  Serving size: 1 slice Calories per serving: 285  Protein 11g  Carbs 31g Fat 14g

Zucchini Protein Muffins

zucchini-muffins

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 c old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c white whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1/3 c coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 c fresh medium zucchini, grated

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8 muffin tins with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients until combined. Add egg, applesauce, and grated zucchini and stir until smooth.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup, scoop batter into prepared muffin tin (should fill about 8). Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Makes 8 muffins  Serving size: 2 muffins Calories per serving: 220  Protein 9g  Carbs 29g  Fat 2g

Protein Ranch Dressing

protein-ranch

Ingredients: 

  • 1 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 c lowfat skim milk
  • 1 scoop Multi-Purpose Unflavored IdealLean Protein
  • 1 Hidden Valley® Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix

Directions: 

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Use on your favorite salads, or to dip your favorite veggies. Store in refrigerator.

Serves 8  Serving size: 2 tablespoons  Calories per serving: 45  Protein 6g  Carbs 4g  Fat 0g

It’s pretty awesome how versatile this protein is. You can use it in just about anything to increase the protein content without altering the taste!

Feel free to throw it in your pancakes, muffins, cakes, you name it! And don’t forget to share your creations with fellow foodies, like me! Post your ideas or creations in the comments below!



Kristi Monks

Kristi Monks

Triathlon & Running Coach

Kristi Monks is a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach and RCAA Certified Running Coach. She has competed in several marathons and triathlons, including the 2015 Kona Ironman and the Boston Marathon.


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