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No matter how good our intentions, making the right lifestyle choices can be challenging given the hectic, on-the-go juggling act that most of us deal with every day. Fortunately, there's Pure Protein®, a quick, delicious, and convenient solution designed to supplement one of your greatest nutritional needs.
Protein plays a number of different roles in the body: it repairs body cells, builds and repairs muscles and bones, provides a source of energy, and is involved in metabolic processes. The power of Pure Protein® is that it delivers all of the above benefits and much more — namely variety and convenience. Pure Protein® even offers guidance on how to incorporate its products into your daily routine, like the instructional video above featuring reality TV star chef Jennifer Carroll.

Keep reading for the recipes.

Check out the video now to watch her whip up two simple, yummy breakfast-style treats you'll want to enjoy morning, noon, and night! See how easy it is to pack in the protein so you can eat good and look great (not to mention impress your friends with a little culinary savvy). To make life even easier, we've also included the recipes below.

Jennifer Carroll is a sponsored spokesperson for Pure Protein®

Banana Pancakes
You'll Need:
4 scoops Vanilla Pure Protein® Whey Powder
4 large egg whites
1/4 cup 2 percent milk
3 tablespoons clover honey, divided
1 banana, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pistachio pieces
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

To make pancake batter, whisk together Pure Protein®, egg whites, milk, and 1 tablespoon honey. Spray a pan lightly with cooking spray, and warm. Add dollops of batter to pan; top with banana slices. Meanwhile, heat another pan. Add 2 tablespoons honey, followed by pistachios. Toss to coat. Return to first pan, and flip pancakes until cooked through. Plate pancakes, topping with candied pistachios and yogurt.

Fruit Smoothie
You'll Need:
1 cup apples, chopped
1/2 cup Anjou pear, chopped
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup ice
1/4 cup strawberries
1 scoop Vanilla Pure Protein® Whey Powder

Mix ingredients together in blender, and enjoy!