5 Creative Recipes Using Protein Powder

Let’s face it--drinking protein powder over and over again can become a little dull for the taste buds. With a little creativity in the kitchen, you can transform the way you consume protein powder by creating some fun and tasty treats! And, of course, you’ll still reap all of those protein packed benefits!

Chocolate Protein Waffles
Protein powder and waffles? Please, name a better duo! This recipe creates some insanely delicious and healthy waffles that are packed with protein.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 ¼ tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, protein powder and baking powder. Mix together until evenly smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix mashed banana, egg and vanilla extract. Once mixed, add these ingredients into the large bowl. Stir until all ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Heat and oil waffle iron.
  4. Place waffle batter into waffle iron and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove from waffle iron and serve with desired toppings.

Note: Want to make pancakes instead? Just substitute the banana for ½ cup unsweetened applesauce.


Banana Protein Cookies (Vegan)
Who says treats have to be cheats? This delicious, guilt-free banana protein cookie recipe delivers your daily dose of protein with only simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 scoop, or ¼ cup, chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mash bananas. Mix in protein powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and almond milk. Then, mix in the oats and stir until ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Coat a baking sheet with vegan friendly cooking spray.
  4. Dollop the cookie mixture all over the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. If cookies are mushy, then bake for a little longer.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!


Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These perfect on-the-go snacks are not only filled with super ingredients, but they’re super easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 6 dates
  • 1 scoop, or ¼ cup, chocolate protein powder
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp chia seeds, ground

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse.
  2. Roll mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.


Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins
These muffins are perfect for breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • ½ cup milk, dairy or non dairy
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1 ½ cups oat flour
  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix banana, milk, vanilla, honey and oil until smoothly combined. Then, add the flax, oat flour, protein powder, salt, cinnamon, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Mix into a thick, smooth batter.
  3. Grab a muffin tray and fill it with cupcake liners. Then, fill the liners with the muffin mixture.
  4. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let the muffins cool then enjoy!


Pumpkin Protein Chia Seed Pudding
For those always on the go, this recipe is perfect for a healthy superfood and protein packed breakfast. Make life a little easier by creating a large batch and storing it in the fridge for up to a week.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 scoop, or ¼ cup, vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the chia seeds into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Mix the blended mixture and chia seeds into a large resealable jar.
  3. Place jar into fridge and let the pudding sit overnight.

Serve with extra toppings, like a splash of almond milk, coconut flakes or raspberries!

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