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It’s hard to believe fitness supplements were once considered specialist products for hardcore fitness buffs. With the rise of the wellness and fitness industries, it seems like everyone from competitive powerlifters to casual gym-goers is sipping on protein shakes to make their workouts go further. Happily, the availability, taste, and texture of protein powder have also come a long way (or should that be whey?)—making it easier and more delicious than ever to incorporate that extra protein boost into your diet!
Seeing as we’re now at that point when new year’s resolutions start to lose steam, we’ve put together a few fun, healthy recipes with the help of the protein pros at NuFitness Asia to spur you into action. Whether you’re a fitness newbie looking for a way to use up that tub of protein powder gathering dust on the kitchen shelf or a powerlifter who’s deep into bulking season and bored of the same old recipes, we’ve got just the thing!
You don’t have to go to a trendy café to get a cold, refreshing smoothie bowl—whip up one of these icy treats according to your exact preferences at home! This recipe is super customisable, meaning that you can switch it up with different flavour combos or use a plant-based protein powder to make it vegan.
These healthy no-bake cookies are perfect for those days when you’re on the go and need a quick pick-me-up. Best of all, since the protein powder acts as a meal replacement, you’ll be full and energised for hours!
Start the day with a little sweetness by whipping up a batch of these filling blueberry muffins. Alternatively, keep a batch of these on hand for a healthy afternoon snack—you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Prepare yourself for a great day ahead with these cinnamon and banana pancakes! Enriched with ground flaxseed and mini chocolate chips, these are healthy without being boring.
If you’re keen to try some of these recipes out but don’t know where to find the ingredients in Hong Kong, then you’re in luck! Find specialist fitness supplements, food products, and all the workout gear your heart desires at NuFitness Asia, a Hong Kong-based online retailer.
NuFitness co-founder Micheal MacKenzie launched the company after seeing his friends in the powerlifting community deal with slow delivery times and sky-high shipping costs in their quest to get specialist products from leading brands.
As a powerlifting champion himself, Micheal hand-picks every supplement stocked by NuFitness from cutting edge brands—i.e. Core Nutritionals, Fit Butters, and ‘Merica Labz—that can’t be found anywhere else in Hong Kong, but makes a point to keep the selection lean and simple to ensure that everyone from beginners to seasoned lifters can find top-notch products with minimal fuss and confusion.