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5 Protein Powder Recipes: So Much More Than Boring Protein Shakes

Protein Powder Recipes: If you drink protein shakes, you might be getting bored with your options. (Hmmm… Vanilla or chocolate?) However, you don’t have to be, and that protein powder (with upwards of 30 grams of protein per scoop!) can be an ingredient in an exciting and tasty recipe for breakfast, or after a good workout.

There are dozens of great recipes out there that feature whey protein powder, and here are a few of my favorites:

protein powder recipe pacakes

Chocolate Chip Protein Powder Pancakes

Recipe ingredients:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 scoops almond meal
  • 4 egg whites or 1/2 cup of egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 tsp Stevia (sugar substitute)
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate or cacao chips

Instructions: Mix ingredients together until you have a thick, smooth batter. Pour batter onto hot non-stick griddle making 3-4 pancakes at a time. Flip pancakes after they start bubbling, and remove from pan when each side is cooked to a light brown. Makes 6-8 pancakes

chocolate coconut protein popsicles

Chocolate-Coconut Protein Popsicles

Recipe ingredients:

2 scoops of chocolate or fudge protein powder
1 can (full-fat) coconut milk (5.5 oz.)

Instructions: Blend ingredients and pour into popsicle molds; insert popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least a few hours.

pumpkin cacao muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Recipe ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups canned pureed pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup baking Stevia (sugar substitute)
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate or cacao chips
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Puree the oats in a food processor, then mix oats with all of the other ingredients. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

protein powder pudding

Protein Powder Pudding


  • 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla (whey) protein powder
  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp water

Recipe instructions: Mix protein powder and Greek yogurt. Add water cafrefully as needed to thin out the mixture. Refrigerate pudding for at least 2 hours.

protein powder blueberry smoothie

Protein Powder Fruit Smoothie


  • 3/4 scoop protein powder
  • 1 cup blueberries (or a mixture of other fruit such as blackberries and cherries)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup almond milk

Recipe instructions: Blend all ingredients in a good blender, such as a Vitamix, until smooth.

*You’ll need at least one of the fruits to be frozen for a good consistency. If all you have are fresh fruits, consider throwing in a couple of ice cubes.

Protein Powder Recipes: Pancakes, Smoothies, and Muffins: Oh, My!

Why make drinking a protein shake a chore? I hope you try out at least one of these recipes that feature protein powder and make your boring protein powder interesting again!

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