Protein Satay Sauce

I get asked a lot of the time how to use tasteless protein in meals and also the powdered peanut products. Tonight we are having satay chicken but I don’t like to put myself at the mercy of pre-made sauces. This is the how I make my Satay Sauce with added protein. I find this is an excellent way for me to increase the amount of protein in my day to day diet. Links to any of the products that you may not commonly have can be located here πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸ‘‡πŸ»

The Tasteless Protein is fabulous and safe to cook with!

Macro Mike is a powdered peanut product. I am a fan of it but you can just use peanut butter.

Blueberry Protein Balls

I have a little thing for protein balls!! I find them an easy way to keep myself going if I happen to be busy and on the go! But I have found that not all protein balls are created equal and some are very very sweet. About a year ago I started toying around with recipes of my own to make protein ballsde and this is one of my favourites. I love it’s chocolatey taste combined with the blueberry! This recipe is β€œme” friendly – that means it doesn’t cause dumping and because it is based on a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) shake these have far fewer calories than their traditional counterparts!!

I use 2 feel good Choc shakes,

1 cup brown puffed rice,

3 teaspoons of Pure Botany Purveyor blueberry powder,

1/2 a cup frozen blueberries,

60 grams of cashews,

2 scoops of Tasteless Protein powder

Approximately 80 mls of water

I put all the ingredients into the food processor and let my machine work its magic adding the water a little at a time until the mixture balls up.

This mixture made 18 balls that I rolled in coconut to coat and then I store them in an air tight container in the fridge.

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Pure Botany Purveyor Blueberry – 50g

Hearts and more Hearts

Since my WLS I have a bit of a struggle getting enough protein into my diet. I have been HORRIFIED beyond belief to learn that generally there is quite a bit of misinformation and misunderstanding when it comes to food and exactly what we are putting into our bodies. I suppose I have become passionate about this particular field because, for so long, I was abusive towards my body. I did not fuel myself correctly and I certainly did not understand the sheer volume of food that I was mindlessly consuming.

Now that my awareness has changed and I am in a position where I need to be very careful to make each mouthful of food count for something I have become a lover of protein hacks! Hands up if you know that the weight of your protein source is NOT THE AMOUNT OF PROTEIN IT CONTAINS!!! I want to cry in frustration every time I read someone making a comment online that they “don’t know why you struggle with protein – just eat 90 grams of chicken and its all good” if that is your thinking please google the following “how much protein is in 90 grams of cooked chicken” and there in lies my problem – My stomach has the capacity of a small tin of tuna about three times a day. If I eat more than that I am sore, sick and uncomfortable πŸ₯΅ 😣

When my blood tests came back that I was deficient in protein I had to act – that is malnutrition and that is serious. So I started using supplements. I have tried so many! The one that I like the most is Tasteless by Feel Good and I use it in most of my hot drinks, a lot of my cooking and I have started making myself other items that I can just quickly down, that are small, but contain a good protein hit.

I saw these protein Gummies on Bariatric Support Australia page on facebook and I have fiddled with the recipe until I have it working for me. So this is what I do.

For this recipe I used 125 ml of boiling water. The packet of Jelly (use diet if you are watching all of those naughty carbs) and dissolved it in the water, then two scoops of Tasteless Protein Powder and whisked it and then I added a spoon of gelatine and whisked it again. Don’t try to speed through the stirring – it takes a bit! And then into the fridge! Yum Yum