Easy Snacks Using Collagen-Egg Protein
Are you looking for a healthy snack to keep you full and satisfied? Make sure it includes protein! Protein helps to regulate blood sugar and appetite between meals. It fills you up to fuel your day. When running the kids around town or hitting the gym, focus on protein-rich snacks to keep your energy stable. Protein snacks will up-level your performance, boost your mood, and give you the energy you need to get things done.
Collagen egg protein is a versatile protein powder that you can easily add to beverages, baked goods, and various homemade snack items. Made from grass-fed collagen and whole eggs, this protein powder provides all the essential amino acids, helping you to meet your daily nutrition needs.
We know snacks need to be easy to make and grab to fit in your day. Below you’ll find recipes for three protein-based snacks to keep you satisfied. They all can be prepared ahead of time and utilized throughout the week.
- Strawberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
- Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
Strawberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
This simple smoothie offers big flavor and balanced nutrition for a quick, nourishing snack. Save even more time with smoothies by portioning out the ingredients (except the milk) in a freezer-safe container and storing your “smoothie packs” in the freezer. When you need a smoothie, simply dump the contents in your blender, add milk, and you have a snack in one minute’s time. Note that adding the optional greens will change the color of the smoothie.
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ small banana
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
A few ice cubes (optional)
½ scoop Twenty2 Greens (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high until well combined. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition facts (1 serving/1 smoothie without optional greens): 350 calories, 26 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 39 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Cookies aren’t just for dessert anymore! These cookies are low in sugar and packed with protein, making them an excellent sweet yet satisfying snack that won’t cause you to crash. Whip up a double batch this weekend and keep them on hand. You’ll be glad you did!
Prep time: 10 minutes
1 cup natural peanut butter, well stirred
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut sugar, collagen egg protein, egg, baking soda, and sea salt. Stir to combine thoroughly. Add chocolate chips and mix in until evenly distributed.
- Roll about 2 tablespoons worth of dough in your hands. Then, press down on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining batter until you have 10 cookies.
- Bake for 12 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown. Let cool completely as cookies will hold together better when cool.
- Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition facts (1 serving/1 cookie): 245 calories, 12 grams protein, 18 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
This quick energy ball recipe comes together easily for a protein and energy-packed snack. Whether you use these to fuel your workouts or make for the kids after school, you’ll have peace of mind that you offer the very best nutrition for yourself and your family.
Prep time: 10 minutes
¾ cup rolled oats
1 cup almond butter
2 teaspoons coconut oil, softened
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, mix the rolled oats, collagen egg protein, almond butter, coconut oil, cinnamon, and salt until well mixed. Mix in the raisins and walnuts. (If your batter is dry, add additional coconut oil until you reach the desired consistency).
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving and store leftovers in the fridge.
Nutrition facts (1 serving/1 energy ball): 165 calories, 7 grams protein, 13 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber
We hope these recipes provide ideas about incorporating more protein, and specifically Twenty2 Nutrition Collagen Egg Protein, into your days. While smoothies are probably the easiest way to use protein powder, collagen egg protein lends itself to various other snacks, including cookies and energy balls. Let us know how you use collagen egg protein in your kitchen!