Just a short and sweet one! I’ve basically just popped up to talk a little bit about Icon Nutrition.
They very kindly sent me some bits to try – Battle Oats being part of the goodie box and if you read my review on those, you’ll remember how much I loved the oaty, crumbly, deliccccious bars!
They also sent me some whey protein in the flavour Cookies ‘n’ Cream. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, not only with the smell (I can’t stand dodgy smelling protein powders which put you off before you’ve even tasted it), but with the way it mixed in all my foods.
I don’t really tend to drink my protein unless it’s in a smoothie, ever – I’m allllll about my food! So I tested this powder in my oats (KEY breakfast staple), in my macro-friendly treats, in my protein mug cakes and also in my protein smoothies.
Firstly, for a whey protein it baked so nicely. I tend to stick to using casein or any protein blend when I’m baking, so when this worked just as well I was really happy with that. The flavour wasn’t super strong when it baked, but for me it’s not about that in that circumstance- it’s just about increasing the protein content, which it did! It didn’t make the treats dry like a lot of other whey proteins do once it’s baked! YAY! And if you don’t believe me, check out my Peanut Butter & Blueberry Cheesecake Muffin recipe… you only have to look at the pics to see how moist (ew) and fudgey they came out!
I also used this powder in my latest Blueberry & Banana bread. Again, I was worried about the powder changing the texture of it and drying it out. But nope…
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for protein oats at any time of day. Using this powder the flavour was so strong, creamy and chocolatey! I absolutely love it in my oats and would DEFINITELY be up for using this whey again – can’t wait to check out their other flavours! (Look how creamy it helped to make my oats!!) P.S. if you want to see how I use the protein powder to make a protein mug cake, check out my latest Youtube Video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zbjnbY_kd8&feature=youtu.be
Lots of love,