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20 Extra Tasty Protein Powder Recipes

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Are you trying to lose weight or gain muscle? If so, eating more protein is key.

Protein helps you build and repair muscle after exercise. It also helps you feel full so that you eat less, helping you lose weight.

Eating more protein also boosts your metabolism. This helps you lose even more weight.

Adding protein powders to your diet is a good way to boost your protein intake.

So, today I’m sharing 20 Healthy Protein Powder Recipes. I’m also sharing the macros so you can track your protein intake. So, read on!

1. Easy Protein Pancakes

Easy Protein Pancakes


Eggs make for a nice high protein breakfast. But after a while, they can get boring.

So, if you’re looking to change up your morning routine, give these pancakes a try.

They’re fluffy and packed with blueberries. The tartness of the blueberries complements the sweetness of the pancakes.

And they contain a whopping 22.2 grams of protein. That’s a whole lotta protein for pancakes.

The “secret” ingredient is the MET-Rx vanilla protein powder that you add to the batter. Just one scoop contains 23 grams of protein, which is 45% of your daily protein needs.

Besides being high in protein, it is a good source of phosphorus as well. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

And for sweetness, you add some granulated Stevia in the Raw. This is a sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugars.

Top with berries and serve with syrup.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 182
  • Fats: 1.8g
  • Protein: 22.2g
  • Carbs: 16.6g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sugar: 2.4g

2. Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Cake


Now, it’s time for some cake for breakfast. Yes, you read that right.

After all, that’s one of the perks of being an adult. No-one tells you what to eat for breakfast.

This cake is moist and delicious, and it’s a surefire way to get you up in the morning. What I love about the batter is that instead of using flour, you use oats.

Besides being good for your digestion, oats are pretty nutritious. Oats are rich in manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium, which you need for healthy bones.

Oats also contain substances called Beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are substances with potent anticancer, blood pressure-lowering, and weight loss effects.

Making this cake is pretty easy. All it takes is 5 minutes of prep time, and then you let your oven do the baking.

Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Check out more high protein breakfast ideas here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 217
  • Fats: 1.9g
  • Protein: 31.5g
  • Carbs: 17.9g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Sugar: 1.1g

3. Keto Chocolate Almond Protein Shake

 Keto Chocolate Almond Protein Shake


Sometimes (or perhaps lots of times), a sit-down breakfast is just not in the cards. For times like these, protein shakes can be lifesavers.

This shake is creamy, silky, and tasty. The heavy whipping cream adds creaminess, while the almond milk adds silkiness.

Making it takes 2 minutes flat. Just add your ingredients along with some ice, and blend on high in a blender.

Need your shake vegan? No worries. Just leave out the heavy cream and add more almond butter instead.

Top with sugar-free whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 445
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

4. Vanilla Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

Vanilla Chia Seed Protein Smoothie


In a rush? Smoothies are another great option for breakfast on the go.

This smoothie is creamy and filling. You won’t be reaching for donuts at work after chugging this down.

The ginger adds some heat that balances out the sweetness of the smoothie. Meanwhile, the cacao butter and coconut milk add tons of creaminess.

The chia seeds pack tons of nutrition. Besides being high in protein, chia seeds are high in fiber. So, they help keep you full.

They also provide tons of omega-3s, which are good for your heart. Chia seeds are also good for your bones since they contain calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Besides being high in protein, this shake is also low in net carbs. Perfect if you’re following a low carb diet.

To keep the carb count down, you’ll be using Isopure Zero Carb protein powder.

It provides 25 grams of protein per serving and zero carbs. If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Check out more healthy smoothie recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 538
  • Fats: 39g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

5. Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes

Sweet Potato Rolled Oat Protein Pancakes


Weekend mornings are the perfect time to lounge in your pajamas. And stop and smell the roses.

And what better way to start your weekend than having pancakes?

These pancakes are fluffy, moist, decadent, and wholesome.

For the pancake batter, you’ll be using rolled oats instead of flour. And for sweetness, you’ll be using mashed sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. So. They help boost your immune system.

And since they’re rich in manganese, they’re good for your bones.

Top with maple syrup and blueberries.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 94
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Protein Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Protein Balls


I, for one, don’t think a diet is sustainable without having some treats. After all, we only live once, right?

So, if you have a hankering for something sweet, these protein balls are the way to go.

They’re filled with peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chip goodness- the perfect combination.

And since one contains only 97 calories, you can have more than one. And not feel guilty.

They’re also good for meal prep too. One batch makes about 18 balls.

So, you have your snacks set for a couple of days. To keep them fresh, be sure to store them in an airtight container.

I like these containers here because they don’t contain toxic chemicals. They’re also leak-proof.

Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 97
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g

7. Low Carb Protein Bars

Low Carb Protein Bars


After a hard workout, it’s important to have a high protein snack to repair and build your muscles.

If you happen to be following a low carb diet, you want to make sure it is low in net carbs too.

These protein bars are pretty yummy. They’re peanut butter bars wrapped in melted chocolate.

And the best part is that they don’t require any baking at all. So, they’re great if you don’t have access to an oven.

Each bar contains only 6.5 grams of net carbs per serving. And they’re packed with fat to keep you in ketosis.

To keep them low carb, you’ll want to make sure that your protein powder is low in net carbs. This recipe uses Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder.

It contains only 2 grams of net carbs per serving. If you’d like to stock up on some, you can get some here.

These bars are an amazing high protein snack.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 242
  • Fats: 17.5g
  • Protein: 15.6g
  • Carbs: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sugar: 3.8g

8. Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Cookie Dough Protein Balls


Cookie dough can bring back good memories. Such as licking the cookie dough as a kid while helping your mom/dad make cookies.

These cookie dough protein balls are adult and kid-approved.

You have all the flavors of cookie dough. And because they’re packed with protein, they’re healthy too.

All you need are 4 ingredients: vanilla protein powder, natural peanut butter, maple syrup/honey, and chocolate chunks.

To make them, place your ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Then, roll into balls and place them on a tray, freezing for 15 minutes.

Check out another peanut butter ball recipe you might like!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 205
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 13g

9. Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge

Maple Vanilla Protein Fudge


Looking for an easy vegan treat? Give these a try.

These fudge bars are packed with flavor. They’re chocolatey and creamy.

The sweetness of the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar offsets the bitterness of the dark chocolate chips.

The sea salt further enhances the sweetness of the fudge.

Coconut palm sugar is a good vegan alternative to regular sugar. And it contains small amounts of nutrients such as iron, calcium, and potassium. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

And to keep it vegan, you’ll want to use a good vegan protein powder. This protein powder here is vegan, organic, and non-GMO.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 164
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 11g

10. Homemade Perfect Bars

Homemade Perfect Bars


Protein bars make for a great post-workout snack… Or frankly, any time at all.

These Perfect homemade bars are a good substitute for the real thing. They’re creamy, chewy, and packed with peanut butter flavor.

And they’re made with only 5 ingredients: peanut butter, protein powder, agave, almond milk, and vanilla extract. So, they’re totally vegan.

Besides being vegan, agave nectar has a low glycemic index. So, it doesn’t raise blood glucose as much as sugar or even honey.

These bars are soft. But if you prefer a firmer texture, just add a bit of oat flour or almond flour.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 271
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 12g

11. Banana Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Banana Peanut Butter Oat Bars


Kids can be pretty picky eaters. So, finding a snack that they’ll love can be tricky at times.

These oat bars are a snack that your kids will love. They’re homemade granola bars with wholesome ingredients.

Ingredients like rolled oats, bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil. If you like, you can throw in some chocolate chips; just make sure they don’t contain added sugar.

For added protein, you’ll be using collagen powder. Collagen powder has many benefits.

It promotes healthy skin and may even strengthen your nails. It is even helpful for joint pain. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

To make these bars even more nutritious, you can add some chopped walnuts.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 300
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 37g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 19g

12. 4-Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownie Bites

Flourless Protein Brownie Bites


When you’re trying to lose weight, portion control is key. And these protein brownie bites are perfectly portioned.

They’re fudgy, chocolatey, and hit the spot when you’re craving a brownie. And each bite contains only 95 calories.

So, having one (or two) won’t break your calorie bank.

What I love about them is that they don’t contain any sugar. To sweeten them, you’ll be using pumpkin puree.

But if you’re not a fan of pumpkin puree, you can use mashed sweet potatoes or bananas instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar:

13. Simple Healthy Protein Hot Chocolate

Protein Hot Chocolate


When it’s freezing outside, you just want to curl up by the fireplace. And warm up with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate.

But commercial hot chocolate is full of sugar. Just one packet can contain as much as 14 grams of sugar.

One serving of this hot chocolate contains only 1 gram of sugar. So, you won’t be on a sugar high after drinking it.

It’s creamy, frothy, yummy, and good for you too. That’s because it’s made with cacao powder, not cocoa powder.

Cacao powder contains more magnesium, iron, and fiber than cocoa powder. It also contains more antioxidants.

To break up the clumps of cacao powder, you’ll want to use a milk frother. You can get a pretty inexpensive, yet high quality one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 94
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

14. Peanut Butter Banana Protein Donuts

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Donuts


When you think of donuts, you definitely don’t think high in protein. Carbs, yes. But protein, no.

These donuts contain a whopping 8.5 grams of protein. That’s more than triple that of a regular donut.

And they taste just as good. They have a cake-like texture and are topped with chocolate and nuts. Yum!

They’re also healthier than regular donuts. That’s because you use almond flour and buckwheat flour to make them.

Almond flour contains twice as much protein as regular flour. It is also an excellent source of vitamin E, so it’s good for your skin.

It’s also gluten-free. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Meanwhile, buckwheat flour is a rich source of manganese and copper. And it also happens to be gluten-free, despite what the name may suggest. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 228
  • Fats: 12.7g
  • Protein: 8.5g
  • Carbs: 19.9g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 11.4g

15. Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal

Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal


Are your mornings really hectic? If so, having your breakfast prepped the night before can be a time and diet saver.

This overnight protein oatmeal is really yummy. It is creamy and chocolatey… I bet you never had oats like this when you were a kid.

To make it, all you need to do is mix your ingredients in a bowl. You’ll need almond milk, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, salt, old fashioned oats, sweetener, and protein powder.

Once you’ve mixed them together, divide them into bowls or mason jars. Then cover and place in the fridge.

The next morning, you serve it hot or cold. And to make it even more decadent, top with chopped nuts.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 273
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g

16. Healthy Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

Healthy Vanilla Protein Ice Cream


Now, it’s time for some healthy ice cream. Yes, you read that right.

Ice cream is not typically something you would call healthy. It usually has loads of calories, so it’s not exactly diet food.

This vanilla ice cream is creamy and delicious. You’ll think that you’re cheating on your diet… but you’re not.

One cup contains only 150 calories. So, you can literally eat your cake, ahem ice cream, and have it too.

To keep the calories low, you’ll be using nonfat Greek yogurt and evaporated fat-free milk.  While to keep the sugar down, you’ll be using liquid stevia extract.

Now, you will need an ice cream maker to make this ice cream, so make sure you have one. If you don’t have one, here is one that is easy on your wallet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fats: 0.5g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 9g

17. Tiramisu Protein Pancakes

Tiramisu Protein Pancakes


And talking about healthy ice cream, how about tiramisu for breakfast? However, instead of layers of ladyfingers, you have layers of pancakes sandwiched between a cream filling.

The pancakes are tasty yet nutritious. Instead of flour, you use a combination of rolled oats and ground flaxseed.

Besides adding a nutty flavor to the pancakes, ground flaxseed is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s.

It’s also an excellent source of plant-based protein.

And for the cream filling, you use a blend of cottage cheese, banana, and vanilla extract.

Now, this breakfast takes a bit of time to make; 27 minutes to be exact. So, it works great for days when you have more time- Sunday brunch for instance.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 488
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 57g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 2g

18. Gluten-Free Margherita Protein Pizza

Gluten-Free Margherita Protein Pizza


I’m a big fan of pizza, as I’m sure many of you are too. So, no list would be complete without some pizza.

This pizza is nice and light. It’s topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil for a classic Neapolitan pizza.

What makes it different is the crust. It’s a combination of egg whites, baked cauliflower, and almond meal, so it’s entirely gluten-free.

Serve with a side Garden Salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 277
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

19. Simple Chocolate Protein Pudding

Chocolate Protein Pudding


Mid-afternoon can wreak havoc on your diet. That’s when we tend to get an attack of the munchies and hit the vending machine.

So, what can you do to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your energy levels up? Enjoy this chocolate protein pudding.

This pudding is smooth, rich, and luxurious.

Besides being packed with protein, it’s packed with fiber as well. In fact, one serving provides 40% of your daily fiber needs.

So, it’s pretty filling, and sure to keep you away from the chocolate bars that are calling your name.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 239
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 2g

20. Dairy-Free Protein Waffles

Dairy-Free Protein Waffles


Waffles don’t exactly come to mind when you think of high protein. They tend to be packed with carbs, so they’re not very filling.

You usually need to have a side of eggs with them to feel full.

These protein waffles are nice and fluffy. And you actually feel full after eating them.

Making them is a breeze too. It takes only 5 minutes to make them, so they’re perfect for busy weekday mornings.

Top with maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 563
  • Fats: 37g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 5g


Do you like any of these healthy protein powder recipes? Let me know which one is your favorite!