Do you have a bucket list for 2022? Or like… a goals list for the year?
Time just seems to be going so fast. I actually wrote “2020” up there ^. That’s how fast time has been going for me lately. And it’s already the end of July?
One of my goals for the year was to eat more protein. I know that’s kind of a weird one, but as someone who:
- Loves carbs and fills the majority of her plate with them often
- Eats plant-based
- Likes to workout throughout the week
- Did a quick little calculation to see how much protein I was actually eating on a normal day, and saw it was much lower than anticipated
…I knew it was something I needed to pay a bit more attention to this year.
I’m not crazy about it, but I’m trying to incorporate a good protein source in every meal I have. Stuff like peanut butter in my breakfast, chickpeas and nuts or seeds at lunch, and tofu/edamame/tempeh at dinner –– all just ways to add a little extra satiating power to my meals.
One of my favorite new-to-me products to help me do that very thing is Bob’s Red Mill’s Almond Protein Powder.
Why? Let me count the ways.
- The only ingredient is almonds. Truly. No sweeteners, flavors, or anything else. Just almonds.
- Because of #1, it tastes great! Unsurprisingly… just like almonds.
- It mixes so well in my morning oatmeal and adds a nice nutty flavor.
- It’s great for making things like protein bars.
- It dissolves really well.
- You can even use it in sauces, like we’re doing today!
I really like this sauce. It’s very similar to a Thai-inspired peanut sauce, but we’re using the Almond Protein Powder as our “nut source.”
In addition to the powder, we’re adding things like soy sauce, sugar, toasted sesame oil, chili flakes (or Sriracha), and lots of garlic and fresh ginger.
It’s a spicy, creamy sauce that adds a nice lil protein boost to any meal –– I love it on top of bean-based noodles (hello, more protein) and lots of veg! Maybe a little crispy tofu on top if I’m feeling fancy, too.
It couldn’t be easier, and I really think this is a new staple for me when I want a quick, filling, and (most importantly) tasty meal. Hope you love it too!Print
Garlicky Gingery Almondy Protein Sauce
A quick, easy protein-packed vegan sauce that’s nutty, garlicky, and gingery! So good on top of noodle, grain, or rice bowls!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 servings
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Mix
- Diet: Vegan
- 1/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill’s Almond Protein Powder
- ~3/4 water, or more to get to desired texture
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger ginger
- 1 large garlic clove, minced or crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon+ granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- spice of choice, to taste (sriracha, red pepper flakes, etc.)
- optional small squeeze of lime juice, to brighten up the flavors
- In a medium bowl, whisk all of your ingredients together. Add more water to thin to your desired consistency, and adjust seasoning as necessary/desired.
- Serve on noodle bowls, grain bowls, rice, vegetables, or all of the above!
*In the photos, I served the sauce on a warm noodle dish with bean-based noodles, cabbage, thinly-sliced bell peppers, cilantro, and toasted almonds!
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