Fun Ways to Add More Protein into Your Daily Routine

Fun Ways to Add More Protein into Your Daily Routine

Protein is made up of more than 20 building-block amino acids—9 of which are considered essential because the body can’t make them, which means we need to get them from food. 

Protein is also the most filling macronutrient, which helps keep you pleasantly satiated throughout the day. And because it’s so transportable, protein is a quick and easy fix on the go, whether it’s simply shaken with water or used in recipes for a more substantial meal.

Here are 20 fun and creative ways to use our Purely Inspired Organic Protein powder that will leave you feeling nourished, satisfied, and ready to take on another epic day! 

20 Creative Ways to Use Protein Powder

1) Single-Serve Protein Cookie 

    90 seconds and a handful of clean ingredients is all you need to whip up this ooey-gooey single-serve, chocolate chip protein cookie. This cookie is gluten- and dairy-free and can be enjoyed as a breakfast cookie, snack, or dessert thanks to its exceptional health profile! 

    2) Strawberry Shortcake Bars 

      Enjoy all the pleasure of strawberry shortcake in a protein-infused snack bar with these no-bake bars that are ready in minutes. Make extra and freeze them for next week—and be sure to store them individually for a quick grab-and-go snack. 

      3) Triple Chocolate Protein Bars 

      If chocolate is more your jam, these triple chocolate protein bars are sure to hit the spot. These bars require no baking time and come together quickly with a decadent white chocolate drizzle to finish. 

      4) Protein PB Rice Cakes 

      Here’s a fast and fun snack hack you probably haven’t tried. Combine your favorite protein powder with peanut butter for a powered-up PB and spread it on a rice cake for an instant high-protein snack.  

      5) Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats 

      Overnight oats might be the most ingenious breakfast invention ever! It saves time in the morning and ensures we set off into our day with a nutritious start. Best of all, this protein-packed raspberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe tastes like dessert in a jar! 

      6) Oatmeal Banana Bread 

      Adding oatmeal to banana bread is a brilliant way to stay satiated longer and reduce the blood-sugar spike that typically accompanies a flour-based loaf. The scoop of protein powder makes this bread a great anytime snack for muscle development and recovery.

      7) Vegan Chocolate Date Logs 

      Upgrade your dessert to better suit your healthy lifestyle. Adding nourishing protein to a decadent treat is the perfect compromise to still doing something good for your body—even when you’re being indulgent!

      8) Pumpkin Pie Bites 

      Pumpkin-spiced goodies shouldn’t be relegated to just one season a year. Not only is pumpkin delicious year round, but when all you need is canned pumpkin puree and its signature spice blend, there’s no reason not to stretch this fan favorite into any month you choose. 

      9) Carrot Cake Overnight Oats 

      Did you know that Carrot Cake is among the top three cakes in the world? Now you can enjoy it as part of a nutritious, protein-loaded breakfast! Complete with frosting, these overnight oats are sure to impress and only take 20 minutes to make. Pro tip: Make enough for the week and simply wake and take with you all week long. 

      10) Protein Chia Seed Yogurt 

      Jazz up boring yogurt with the additions of chia, granola, strawberries, and a healthy scoop of your favorite protein powder for a power breakfast sure to set the tone for a productive day. 

      11) Maple Pumpkin Spice Granola 

      Store-bought granola typically packs a ton of sugars and processed binders, but when you make it yourself, you can skip the junk and focus solely on nutrient-dense ingredients like in this one. What makes this breakfast staple particularly healthy and unique is the addition of protein powder, which binds to the nuts thanks to the maple syrup.

      12) Vanilla Protein Muffins

      Cupcake or muffin? We’ll let you decide! These muffins taste so good you’ll wonder too, but we can assure you they are totally clean, easy to make, and most importantly, a solid source of protein.

      13) Honey Nut Protein Ice Cream

      Your favorite cereal meets your favorite summer treat in this creative Honey Nut Protein Ice Cream. No ice cream maker needed, just whirl this recipe in your blender and freeze to set. Enjoy this protein-infused frozen treat anytime your sweet tooth calls.

      14) Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

      Pie for breakfast? Yes please! This protein-spiked baked oatmeal is made in a single bowl and then baked to perfection for a truly warming breakfast with nothing but the good stuff to start your day right. 

      15) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 

      The only thing better than a chocolate peanut butter cup is one with a hit of protein to support all your health and fitness goals. 20 minutes is all you need to make this no-bake treat.

      16) Chai French Toast Muffins

      We’ve turned a knife-and-fork breakfast into make-and-take muffins infused with protein for the ultimate breakfast of champions. If you’re hosting a group, skip the muffin tins and make the whole recipe in a baking dish for an easy and delicious deconstructed french toast casserole. 

      17) Apple Cider Protein Donuts 

      If donuts sound intimidating to make, we’re here to tell you otherwise. These Apple Cider Protein Donuts are super simple to make and pack a punch of protein to support your goals.

      18) Microwave Protein Brownie 

      When a craving for something sweet hits, sometimes you need something quick. Try these 2-minute microwave protein brownies that won’t only satisfy your craving but will satiate you and support muscle growth thanks to the addition of high-quality protein powder. 

      19) Protein Oats 

      One of the simplest and most nourishing breakfasts is a bowl of oatmeal. But since one cup of cooked oats only contains 6 grams of protein, oatmeal alone may not keep you full until lunch. This powered-up version calls for high-quality protein powder, making it the perfect day starter. 

      20) Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Bowl

      If you’re big on smoothies but looking for a little more oomph, a smoothie bowl is the perfect solution. As easy as adding a few ingredients to a blender and whirling them up, this protein-packed bowl is sure to make your regular breakfast rotation.

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