Cooking with Protein: Tips and Tricks
- For baking, use other flours (in addition to protein powder) for the best texture and flavor. Try gluten-free blends, almond meal or quinoa flour.
- For high-temperature cooking, avoid hemp protein; high heat can damage the oils. It’s best for low-temperature, short-cooking recipes.
- For recipes with a delicate flavor and lighter color, use a more neutral protein powder, like whey or rice.
- For recipes that include ample spices or ingredients with a robust flavor (like chocolate or peanut butter), pea protein or soy protein are great.
- For recipes that require a smooth texture, like puddings or creamy sauces, avoid rice, since it tends to be grainy.
- For crackers or crunchy cookies, rice protein adds lightness and an airy texture.
- For baked goods, whey protein is ideal, but makes baked goods brown faster; to avoid excess browning, cover with foil during the last part of cooking.
Powerful Protein Powder
People regularly add protein powder to their smoothies or other “cool” preparations, but they hesitate to use protein powders in “hot” items. Why? The heat and processing can denature protein, diminish enzyme content, and more. Bone Broth Protein is different. Sure, it’s great for smoothies, but when “the heat is on” for Bone Broth Protein, that’s when it shines, because the heat and long cooking process are what create the nutritents and benefits of bone broth. That’s why Bone Broth Protein is amazingly versatile and can be used for cold, warm, or even hot recipes—without altering its nutritional value. Plus, it offers 20 grams of protein per serving, is non-GMO, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free—so it’s suitable for a variety of diets.
Meet the Expert: Jordan Rubin is one of America’s most-recognized and respected natural health experts, and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Maker’s Diet, and 25 additional titles, including his latest work Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine. Jordan is the founder of Garden of Life, and Beyond Organic, a vertically integrated organic food and beverage company. In 2016, along with Dr. Josh Axe, Jordan launched Bone Broth Protein by Ancient Nutrition, the first line of protein supplements and superfoods made from real bone broth.