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What to Mix with Protein Powder? 31 Quick Recipes

Elevate your protein game: Try 31 swift recipes combining protein powder. From shakes to pancakes, explore delicious ways to fuel muscle growth and recovery.
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Protein powder isn't just a trend, it's a supercharged, muscle-building, taste-bud-tickling, convenience-packed hero that's here to save the day. Whether you're a gym enthusiast, a busy bee, or just someone looking for a healthier snack, protein powder is the ultimate sidekick in your quest for awesomeness – and it’s a quicker way to jump back into action! But if you want to transform your ordinary meal with a secret ingredient that is a protein powder, here are 33 quick recipes that can nourish your body and fuel your day. 

What to Mix with Protein Powder? 

If you want to say goodbye to dull and drab meals or want a whole taste bud takeover, you should mix the protein powder in smoothies, almond milk, coffee, yogurt, oatmeal, or just some plain, bare water. Now if it feels like you’ve done everything but hop into the culinary delights you can do with protein powder, here are 33 quick recipes for you to make! 

Breakfast edition: What to mix with protein powder? 

1. Protein Pancakes

Alright, let’s start with a not-so-easy-yet-so-worth-it pre-workout meal. This protein pancake recipe surely gives you the energy and nutrients you need to start your day off right.  

Ingredients:  

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (flavor of your choice)  
  • 1 ripe banana  
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based) 
  • 2 eggs  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder  
  • Optional toppings: fresh fruits, nuts, honey, or maple syrup 

Procedure: 

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the oats and blend until they become a fine powder. 
  1. Then in a large bowl, add the powdered oats, protein powder, ripe banana, eggs, milk, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Keep blending until the batter becomes smooth and well combined. If the batter is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your preferred consistency. 
  1. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or a small amount of oil. 
  1. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan for each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, then flip the pancake and cook for another minute or until golden brown. 
  1. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more oil or cooking spray as needed. 

Serve the protein pancakes hot with your favorite toppings such as fresh fruits, nut butter, yogurt, or maple syrup!  

2. High Protein Smoothie Bowl 

This recipe is as easy as blending your favorite fruits, a scoop of protein powder and Greek yogurt, and a splash of almond milk to create a thick and creamy smoothie bowl.  

Ingredients:  

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen 
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)  
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla or chocolate flavors work well)  
  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt  
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter  
  • 1/4 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., sliced almonds, chia seeds, granola, fresh berries) Note: The more the yummier!  

 Procedure: 

  1. In a blender, combine the frozen banana, mixed berries, protein powder, Greek yogurt, almond butter, and milk. 
  1. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your desired consistency. 
  1. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings. Get creative and add a sprinkle of sliced almonds, a spoonful of chia seeds, a handful of granola, or a few fresh berries.

What makes this food even more perfect is its gluten and can be dairy-free! 

3. Oatmeal with a Protein Twist 

Add a scoop of protein powder to your morning bowl of oatmeal for a boost of protein. Stir in some cinnamon, nut butter, and sliced bananas for a hearty and flavorful breakfast.  

4. Easy Protein Muffins 

This easy protein muffin recipe uses protein powder (and chocolates) as one of the main ingredients.  

Ingredients:  

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour  
  • ½ cup protein powder (flavor of your choice)  
  • ½ cup sweetener (such as coconut sugar or maple syrup)  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder  
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda  
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)  
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce  
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil  
  • 2 eggs  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruits 

 Procedure: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, protein powder, dry sweetener (coconut sugar), baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until well combined.  
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, apple sauce, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.  
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold until just combined. Be careful not to overmix because the result can be dense muffins.
  4. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full. You can sprinkle some extra oats or chopped nuts on top for added texture if desired. Of course, we prefer the chocolate chips (obviously).  
  5. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving. 

These muffins make a convenient on-the-go breakfast option or a quick snack throughout the day! 

5. Classic Protein Waffles 

Use protein powder in your waffle batter for a protein-rich twist on this classic breakfast favorite recipe 

Ingredients:  

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour  
  • 1 scoop all-purpose protein powder   
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or sweetener of your choice)  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder  
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda  
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt  
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt  
  • 1 egg  
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

 Procedure: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Mix well to ensure all the dry ingredients are evenly combined. 
  1. Then on a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter or coconut oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla extract. Make sure to whisk until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  1. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined. 
  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to its instructions. Once heated, lightly grease the waffle iron with cooking spray or a small amount of melted butter. 
  1. Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron, using a ladle or measuring cup. Close the lid and cook the waffles until golden brown and crispy, usually about 3-5 minutes, depending on your waffle iron.
  1. Cool the waffles on an iron rack to maintain their crispiness. 

Serve them with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a balanced and delightful meal!  

6. Breakfast Bars 

If you have the time to make your homemade protein bars, this recipe allows you to snack conveniently and satisfy your morning hunger immediately! Plus, they are chocolate-covered so it’s a win-win situation for everyone. 

Ingredients Needed:  

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats  
  • 1 cup all-purpose protein powder   
  • ½ cup nut butter (such as peanut butter or almond butter)  
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)  
  • ½ cup dried fruit (e.g., raisins, cranberries)  
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) 

Procedure: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking dish with parchment paper. 
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats and protein powder. Then in a separate microwave-safe bowl, heat the nut butter and honey (or maple syrup) for about 30 seconds, or until they become smooth and easier to mix. 
  1. Pour the nut butter mixture into the bowl with the oats and protein powder. Add the milk and vanilla extract as well. 
  1. Stir well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. The mixture should be sticky and hold together when pressed. 
  1. Fold in the chopped nuts or seeds, dried fruits, and dark chocolate chips if desired. 
  1. Transfer the mixture into the lined baking dish and press it down firmly to create an even layer. 
  1. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Cool the breakfast bars before cutting them into rectangles. 

Store the breakfast bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or freeze for longer-term storage. 

7. Protein Overnight Oats 

Nothing can beat a jar of overnight oats packed with protein, almond milk, and your favorite mix-ins such as chia seeds or sliced almonds. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, and wake up to a ready-to-eat and nutritious breakfast. 

Quick snack edition: What to mix with protein powder? 

 8. Energy Balls 

A bite-sized snack is truly a pause from the hustle and bustle of life. This no-bake, protein-packed energy balls make a convenient and tasty snack for on-the-go or post-workout refueling.  

  • 1 cup rolled oats  
  • ½ cup nut butter (such as almond, peanut, or cashew butter)  
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed  
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate  
  • 1 scoop all-purpose protein powder   
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Pinch of salt 

Procedure:  

  1. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, protein powder, ground flaxseed, chocolate chips (if using), and salt. Mix well until all the dry ingredients are evenly distributed. 
  1. Add the nut butter, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Using a spoon or your hands, mix everything together until the mixture becomes sticky and holds together. If the mixture is too dry, you can add a little more nut butter or honey to achieve the right consistency.  
  1. Once the mixture is well combined, use your hands to roll it into bite-sized balls. You can make them as big or small as you like, but aim for a size that is easy to grab and eat. 
  1. Place the energy balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow them to firm up and hold their shape. 

Once chilled, the energy balls are ready to enjoy. You can also pack them with oats, nut butter, dried fruits, or some m & m’s! 

9. Summer Smoothie Protein Popsicles 

Cool down on a hot day with these refreshing protein smoothie popsicles. Blended with classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, you can also be creative and add some fruits of your choice.  

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (e.g., strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)  
  • 1 ripe banana  
  • 1 scoop all-purpose protein powder  
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt  
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness) 

Procedure:  

  1.  Add the frozen berries, banana, protein powder, Greek yogurt, milk, and honey (if desired) to the blender.  
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. You should have a thick and creamy mixture.  
  3. Next, carefully pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a bit of space at the top for expansion.  
  4. Allow the popsicles to freeze for at least 4-6 hours or until solid. Once your Summer Smoothie Protein Popsicles are fully frozen, it's time to enjoy them! 

These fruity protein popsicles are not only a fun treat but also a great way to stay hydrated during the summer! 

10. Yogurt Protein-Infused Parfait 

Take your yogurt game to a whole new level with this yogurt protein-infused parfait recipe. The procedure is so simple. Just layer Greek yogurt, protein powder, and your choice of fruits, granola, and nuts in a glass or jar.  

This quick snack not only provides a good dose of protein but also has a lot of textures and flavors for the perfect snacking experience. 

11. Protein Mug Cake 

Do you want a sweet treat but too lazy to spend hours baking? This protein mug cake recipe is the answer.  

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder  
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour or oat flour  
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder  
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder  
  • Pinch of salt  
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (such as almond or peanut butter)  
  • 1 egg  
  • Optional: dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts for topping 

Procedure: 

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the protein powder, almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Mix well to ensure all dry ingredients are evenly combined.
  2. Pour in the milk, egg, and nut butter. Stir until the batter is smooth and free of lumps. 
  3. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for around 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the mug cake as cooking times may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. The cake is done when it has risen and is set in the center. 
  4. Once cooked, remove the mug from the microwave (be careful, it will be hot!). Allow it to cool for a minute or two before adding any desired toppings.  

Get creative with your toppings! Whether you prefer fresh berries, crunchy sliced almonds, a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt, or a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips, the choice is yours. 

Just make sure that you are using a microwave-safe mug. And so for a minute or two, voila! You have a warm and fluffy protein-packed cake! 

12. Trail Mix Protein-Rich 

We can all agree that a trail mix is a convenient snacking routine for everyone. Thanks to this trail mix recipe, this snack not only provides a satisfying crunch but also delivers a powerful protein punch to keep you energized throughout the day. 

  • 1 cup nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, cashews)  
  • ½ cup seeds (e.g., pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)  
  • ½ cup dried fruit (e.g., raisins, cranberries, apricots)  
  • ½ cup protein-rich snack (e.g., roasted chickpeas, edamame)  
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks  
  • Optional: coconut flakes, spices (e.g., cinnamon, nutmeg), a touch of salt 

 The procedure is simple, really. Just mix all the ingredients above and store them on a tight-sealed container for easy snacking!  

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls 

Ah, the chocolate and peanut butter fusion. These protein balls will truly become your go-to snack as they burst with flavor that’ll satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth while providing essential nutrients. 

  • 1 cup rolled oats  
  • ½ cup chocolate protein powder  
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter  
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Pinch of salt  
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (for mixing in)  
  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts (for rolling) 

Procedure: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, peanut butter, honey or maple syrup, chocolate protein powder, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. 
  1. Once the mixture is well combined, refrigerate it for about 15-20 minutes. This will help the mixture firm up, making it easier to shape into balls. 
  1. After chilling, take small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls using your hands. If the mixture is too sticky, you can lightly grease your hands with a little bit of coconut oil. 
  1. Once you've rolled all the mixture into balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can roll them or sprinkle some crushed peanuts on top for extra flavor and texture. 
  1. Pop the baking sheet into the fridge and let the protein balls set for at least 30 minutes to an hour. This will allow them to firm up and hold their shape. 

Once the protein balls are firm and set, they are ready to enjoy! 

Lunch edition: What to mix with protein powder? 

 13. Protein-packed Chicken Salad 

Mix grilled chicken breast, diced celery, chopped almonds, and a scoop of all-purpose protein powder with Greek yogurt, this protein-packed recipe is a twist on a classic chicken salad. 

14. Veggie Protein Wrap 

Who wants their favorite vegetable medley sprinkled on a layer of hummus on a whole wheat wrap with a plant-based protein powder for that extra energy boost? Say no more because this veggie protein wrap is our take on the tangy vegetable fold that opts to keep you satisfied! 

  • 1 whole-grain wrap or tortilla (made from wheat flour and all-purpose powder) 
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa or other grains  
  • 1/4 cup hummus or bean spread  
  • Sliced grilled tofu, tempeh, or seitan  
  • Sliced avocado  
  • Sliced bell peppers  
  • Sliced cucumber  
  • Shredded carrots  
  • Spinach or other leafy greens  
  • Optional: crumbled feta cheese or nutritional yeast 

Before anything else, make your homemade tortilla. To do this, begin by whisking together the protein powder, eggs, and water in a bowl until well combined. Continue kneading the dough until you can roll them into 3 to 4-inch sized balls and flat them out.  

Heat your homemade protein tortilla then add all the prepared ingredients above. Drizzle it with your favorite savory protein sauce for extra flavor.  

15. Quinoa Protein Bowl

Is quinoa only for breakfast? We don’t think so! This dairy-free, 10-minute quinoa breakfast bowl recipe is also the perfect lunch food with a sweet and protein-packed base.  

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa  
  • ½ cup cooked black beans or chickpeas  
  • Grilled or baked chicken 
  • Sliced avocado  
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes  
  • Sliced bell peppers  
  • Steamed broccoli or other vegetables  
  • Sprouts or microgreens  
  • Dressing of your choice with added tablespoon of protein powder (e.g., vinaigrette, tahini-based)  

For the procedure, just grab your favorite glass bowl and pour in the cooked quinoa. Top it with the whole food ingredients above and a drizzle of your favorite dressing for a delicious and filling option! 

16. Turkey and Avocado Protein Wrap 

With a bit of creativity, you can transform a savory protein powder into a wide range of nutritious and tasty recipes, like this turkey and avocado protein wrap 

  • 1 whole-grain wrap or tortilla  
  • Sliced turkey or chicken breast  
  • Sliced avocado  
  • Sliced tomatoes  
  • Sliced red onion Leafy greens (e.g., lettuce, spinach)  
  • Hummus or mustard for spreading  
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Using a homemade protein tortilla, just add all the ingredients above with salt & pepper enhancing the whole taste. Just make sure that you made the tortilla from scratch with savory protein powder as the main ingredient. 

17. Grilled Salmon in Protein-Packed Sauce 

Grilled salmon is already a crowd-pleaser on its own, but when you combine it with a protein-infused sauce made with savory protein powder, you are taking it to a whole new level of deliciousness and nutrition! 

  • 2 salmon fillets  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  

For the sauce:  

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt  
  • 3 tablespoon of savory protein powder 
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard  
  • 2 tablespoons honey  
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice  
  • 1 clove garlic, minced  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • Chopped fresh herbs (e.g., dill, parsley) for garnish 

Procedure: 

  1. Grill your salmon fillet on a grill pan and proceed to make the sauce.  
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, protein powder, mustard, honey, lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt & pepper.  
  3. Serve the salmon with brown rice and pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the protein-packed sauce on top. Garnish with parsley and dill for that fancy presentation!  

18. Protein Packed Quinoa Pork Carnitas Stuffed Peppers 

Let’s give thanks to the Kitchen Whisperer as they present this recipe combining the goodness of bell peppers with the nutty flavor of quinoa and the protein boost of the best protein powder. 

  • 4 large bell peppers, tops removed and seeds removed  
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa  
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded pork carnitas  
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed  
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes  
  • ½ cup diced red onion  
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (e.g., cheddar, Monterey Jack)  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • Optional toppings: diced avocado, Greek yogurt, salsa, and a protein-infused sauce with savory protein powder as the main ingredient. 

Procedure:  

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, cooked pork carnitas, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, and salt & pepper. 
  2. Grab your bell peppers and stuff them with the quinoa mixture.  
  3. Top it off with some shredded cheese and cook the stuffed peppers in an oven for at least 6 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  
  4. Serve them with a protein-infused sauce or other optional toppings! 

Dinner edition: What to mix with protein powder? 

19. Protein-Packed Turkey Meatballs with Whole-Grain Pasta 

Whether you're a fitness enthusiast looking to increase your protein intake or simply seeking a nutritious and flavorful meal, these protein-packed turkey meatballs with whole-grain pasta are a winning choice! 

For the meatballs:  

  • 1-pound ground turkey  
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (preferably whole wheat)  
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  
  • 1 egg 2 cloves garlic, minced  
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • 8 ounces whole-grain pasta made with a scoop of protein powder 
  • Tomato sauce of your choice  
  • Chopped fresh basil or parsley for garnish

Procedure: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until well combined.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  1. Roll the turkey mixture into small meatballs, about 1-2 inches in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and golden brown. 
  3. While the meatballs are cooking, make your pasta with flour, protein powder, and egg. Using a pasta maker and its spaghetti/noodle function, press the dough into the machine in at least 0.3 to 0.5mm. Cook the pasta al dente.  
  4. Serve the turkey meatballs pasta and garnish it with parsley!  

20. High-protein Pizza Crust 

Craving pizza? Make a protein-packed pizza crust by mixing your favorite protein powder with whole wheat flour, yeast, and water. Knead the dough until it's smooth and elastic, then let it rise before rolling it out and adding your favorite toppings.  

  • 2 cups pizza wheat flour (pre-cooked and squeezed dry)  
  • 1 scoop of savory protein powder 
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese  
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano  
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • Pizza sauce  
  • Cheese, vegetables, and lean meats for topping 

Start by combining the pizza wheat flour and savory protein powder with water. Knead the dough and flat it out to at least 8 to 10 inches. Add the pizza sauce, different cheeses, oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and some lean meats or vegetables for toppings. Bake it in the oven until the crust is crispy and golden, and enjoy a guilt-free pizza! 

21. Protein-infused Soups 

Upgrade your favorite soup recipes by adding protein powder to the broth. Simply mix the powder with some warm water to create a protein-rich base, and add it to your soup as you normally would. This works well with creamy soups like tomato, potato, or broccoli cheddar because the savory protein powder adds a velvety texture and richness. Now if you can’t think of any, here are the 25 best high-protein soups you can choose from! 

22. High-Protein Black Bean Veggie Burgers 

If you're a vegetarian or simply looking to reduce your meat consumption, protein powder can be a game-changer when it comes to making a homemade veggie burger like this. 

Ingredients:  

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed  
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (preferably whole wheat)  
  • 1 scoop of savory protein powder of your choice 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion  
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper  
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot  
  • 1 clove garlic, minced  
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin  
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder  
  • 1 egg  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  

Procedure: 

  1. To prepare the burgers, start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until they are mostly broken down.  
  3. Add in the protein powder, chopped onion, bell pepper, minced garlic, bell powder, cumin, chili powder, egg, salt, and pepper.  
  4. Mix well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Once the mixture is well-mixed, shape it into burger patties of your desired size and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. You should be able to make around 4-6 patties, depending on the size you prefer.  
  5. Cook the burgers in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are firm and slightly crispy on the outside.  

Once cooked, remove the burgers from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Assemble the burgers on whole wheat buns, adding your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, or avocado! 

23. Bean-Based Protein Patties 

Blend cooked beans, oats, spices, and protein powder to create protein-packed patties. Pan-fry or bake them and serve as a burger alternative – I mean; this recipe is named the best vegan burger for a reason! 

  • 2 cups cooked and drained beans (e.g., black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans)  
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (preferably whole wheat)  
  • 1 scoop of savory protein powder of your choice 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion  
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper  
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot  
  • 1 clove garlic, minced  
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin  
  • ½ teaspoon paprika  
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)  
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • 1 egg (or a flax egg for a vegan version)  
  • Olive oil for cooking 

Procedure: 

  1. Begin by mashing the black beans in a large bowl until they are mostly smooth but still have some texture. 
  1. Add in the finely chopped onion and bell pepper, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, carrot, savory protein powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder salt, and pepper. Use a spoon or your hands to mix all the ingredients together until well combined. 
  1. Once the mixture is ready, shape it into patties of your desired size. If the mixture feels too wet, you can add a bit more breadcrumbs to help bind it together. 
  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Carefully place the patties in the pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned and heated through. 

Serve these Bean-Based Protein Patties on a bun with your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a dollop of your preferred sauce! 

24. Quiche Protein-Infused 

Who says you can’t enhance the egg mixture of quiche with protein powder? This recipe is combined with a healthy balance of vegetables, cheese, and lean meats for a very satisfying dinner! 

  • 1 prepared pie crust (homemade with protein powder as one of the main ingredients)  
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped protein (e.g., cooked chicken, ham, turkey, salmon)  
  • ½ cup chopped vegetables (e.g., spinach, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes)  
  • ½ cup grated cheese (e.g., cheddar, Swiss, feta)  
  • 4 large eggs  
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • ½ teaspoon dried herbs (e.g., thyme, parsley)  
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Procedure: 

  1. First, gather your pre-made pie crust and put it in an oven-safe dish. 
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the cooked protein, vegetables, eggs, milk, dried herbs, and salt and pepper. 
  1. Toss the pie in the oven and wait for it to be cooked for at least 10 to 20 minutes. To check for doneness, gently jiggle the pie dish – the quiche should be firm and not wobble in the center.

Finally, this protein-infused quiche can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature! 

Dessert edition: What to mix with protein powder? 

25. Protein-Packed Chocolate Brownies 

These fudgy brownies are a chocolate lover's dream. With protein powder as one of the main ingredients, anyone can enjoy a rich, decadent treat that is low in carbs and high in protein. 

Here are the ingredients: 

  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder  
  • ½ cup almond flour  
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder  
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder  
  • Pinch of salt  
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce  
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt  
  • 1 egg  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) 

Procedure: 

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate protein powder, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix them well until they are thoroughly combined, ensuring no clumps remain.  
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the unsweetened applesauce, honey (or sweetener of choice), eggs, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Ensure that all the wet ingredients are well combined.  
  4. Next, slowly pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredient mixture, stirring continuously until a smooth batter forms. If desired, fold in the optional dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts at this stage for an extra burst of flavor and texture.  
  5. Transfer the batter into the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly to create a level surface. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.  
  6. Once the brownies are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in the dish for a few minutes. 

And the last step would be devouring these brownies in one night (or not, it’s okay).  

26. Vanilla Protein Ice Cream 

Say hello to summer with this refreshing protein-packed vanilla ice cream. If you don’t like the bland flavor of vanilla, just simply blend protein powder, almond milk, and your favorite frozen fruits for a guilt-free, homemade, cheap dessert. 

  • 2 cups frozen banana slices  
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder  
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Optional: toppings such as chopped nuts, fruit, or dark chocolate chips 

To do this recipe, just mix the sliced banana, protein powder, milk, and vanilla extract to an ice cream container. Top it off with some nuts, fruits, or chocolate chips. Freeze the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight.  

27. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies 

These soft and chewy cookies are a perfect combination of sweet and salty.  

  • 1 cup peanut butter  
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder  
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • 1 egg  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • ½ tsp. baking soda 
  • Pinch of salt  
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) 

Packed with peanut butter and protein powder, they make for a satisfying post-workout snack or a delightful after-dinner treat. 

Procedure: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey or maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined and smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the protein powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until a thick dough forms. (If desired, fold in any additional ingredients such as dark chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit).
  5. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  6. Gently flatten each cookie with a fork, creating a crisscross pattern on the top.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

28. Chocolate Protein Truffles 

If you have a weekly craving for chocolate (just like most people), this chocolate protein truffle recipe is rolled in melted chocolate or crushed nuts. It’s considered a decadent, healthy option for those who want to shred pounds without cutting back on chocolates. 

  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder  
  • 1/4 cup almond  
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder  
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter (e.g., almond butter, peanut butter)  
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Pinch of salt  
  • Cocoa powder or shredded coconut for rolling 

 In a food processor, combine the almond, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, preferred nut butter, honey (or maple syrup), vanilla extract, and salt. Blend the mixture until it forms a sticky dough-like consistency. If the mixture appears too dry, you can add a splash of water or milk to help bind it together.  

Once the dough is ready, use your hands to roll small portions into bite-sized truffle balls. If desired, you can roll the truffles in additional cocoa powder, shredded coconut, or crushed nuts to add a touch of texture and flavor.  

Place the truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes, allowing them to firm up. Once chilled, they are ready to be enjoyed! 

29. Heart-Healthy Protein Cheesecake 

Indulge in a creamy and velvety cheesecake without guilt. By using protein powder in the crust and filling, you can enjoy this light 1/3 less fat, high-protein cheesecake that’s so easy to make! 

For the crust:  

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs  
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted  
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup  

For the filling:  

  • Low-fat cream cheese 
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt  
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder  
  • 2 eggs 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Fresh berries for topping 

Procedure: 

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted coconut oil until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased spring form pan, creating an even crust. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, allowing the crust to set. 
  2. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a separate bowl, whisk together the low-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt, protein powder, honey or maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Once the crust has cooled slightly, pour the filling over it, spreading it evenly. Smooth the top with a spatula for a polished look.
  4. Place the pan back into the oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and slightly golden on top. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely before refrigerating for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the cheesecake to firm up. 

When you're ready to serve, feel free to top the cheesecake with fresh berries or sliced fruit for an added touch of sweetness!  

29. Greek Yogurt Cups with Toppings 

We can all agree that Greek yogurt is already a great source of protein, but with this protein-packed Greek yogurt recipe, you can boost its nutritional content even further! Plus, you get to choose the toppings of your choice! 

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt  
  • 1 scoop protein powder (flavor of your choice)  
  • Toppings of your choice: chopped nuts, fresh fruit, honey, granola, chia seeds 

Just get a tightly-sealed jar and start mixing the yogurt with your preferred protein powder. Add the topping of your choice and keep it chilled in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat! 

30. Chocolate Protein Shake with Almond Milk and Peanut Butter 

This velvety smooth concoction is perfect for those seeking a post-workout refuel or a quick and easy breakfast option. 

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder  
  • 1 cup almond milk  
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter  
  • 1 banana (optional, for added creaminess)  
  • Ice cubes 

For the procedure, just grab a blender and combine the chocolate protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter, banana, and ice cubes. Continue blending until it has the right, smooth shake consistency.  

Pour the chocolate protein shake into a glass, and if you like, you can drizzle a little extra peanut butter on top for an indulgent presentation!  

31. Vanilla Protein Latte with a Twist 

If you're a coffee lover and a fan of protein powder, this recipe is a must-try.  

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder  
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or espresso  
  • Ice 
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or plant-based)  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • Optional: a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder on top 

In a tumbler, combine the protein, coffee, ice, milk, and vanilla extract. Shake until they’re well-blended and add a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa on top. The vanilla protein latte with a twist is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day or enjoy it as a midday pick-me-up. 

Final Thoughts 

We surely hate to say goodbye because there are so much more protein powder recipes to share. But to help you to keep on going, try this Organic All-in-One protein powder that is perfect for almost every recipe we mentioned! And if you were to try a meal that’s not on the list, this organic mix vegan protein will help you get there because it has a flavor-packed formula and a blend of 27 fruits and veggies, vitamins, minerals, and immune support you need! Talk about the best meal replacement and protein shake partner, huh? 

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