Delicious recipes for protein powder

Written by roger lawson ii | 13/05/2017
Delicious recipes for protein powder
Add protein powder to this blueberry muffin recipe for boosted nutritional value. (Steve A. Johnson - Flickr)

Protein powder is beneficial health food for active people, but it’s viewed by many as a one-trick pony: a musclehead’s concoction meant only to be mixed in a shaker bottle and gulped down quickly. Few realise how versatile the supplement can be. Used creatively, you can use muscle dust in a surprising number of recipes, including hearty pancakes, powerful cheeseburgers, and a highly addictive cheesecake, just to name a few. To breathe new life into an old powdered friend –and help you add more nutritional value to a variety of meals– here are 20 delicious ways to use protein powder.

Protein peach surprise

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 cup peaches, ¼ cup fat free cream cheese, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, ½ scoop protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Mix cream cheese, cinnamon and protein powder together in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 240 C, letting the peaches cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the peaches to the top of the protein mixture and enjoy.

Muscle mac and cheese

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. pasta, 400ml 2% milk, 1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, 1 ½ cups Monterey Jack cheese, ½ cup reduced fat butter, 1 scoop flavourless protein powder, ½ tsp. salt, ½ teaspoon pepper.

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 190 C . Cook pasta per directions on the box. Drain and place into pan. Add milk and cheese onto the noodles, making sure to spread the cheese evenly. Place pasta into the oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove and add protein powder, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Oh yeah! Oatmeal

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 cup oats, ½ - 1 cup 2% milk, 1 cup blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Microwave oats and milk for 2 ½ – 3 minutes. Thoroughly mix protein powder into the oats. Add blueberries on top and enjoy.

Power scrambled eggs

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 6 eggs, ¼ cup 2% milk, ½ scoop flavourless protein powder, salt and pepper (optional).

DIRECTIONS: Mix eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add protein powder, mixing until it is no longer clumpy. Scramble as normal on low heat. Salt & pepper to taste.

Recovery rice crispies

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 ½ cups Rice Krispies cereal, 1 ½ tbsp. honey, 2 tbsp. reduced fat butter, ½ cup oatmeal, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 scoops vanilla protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 170 C. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then scoop onto the baking pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is crisp.

Muscle mashed potatoes

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: Red skinned potatoes, ¼ cup reduced fat butter/margarin (can use full fat butter if you don’t mind the calories), ¼ cup 2% milk, 1 scoop flavourless or vanilla protein powder, salt and pepper (optional).

DIRECTIONS: Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a fork. Drain water, and then mash the potatoes in the pot. Add butter, milk and protein powder and mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste.

Afternoon strawberry delight

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop strawberry flavored protein powder, yogurt, 1 tsp. cinnamon.

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a glass or bowl. Mix and enjoy.

No-bake vanilla protein cake

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 egg, 3 tbsp. applesauce, 2 tbsp. syrup, 3 tbsp. milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tbsp. flour, 3 tbsp. pancake mix, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Place the eggs, applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until very well mixed. Add the flour, pancake mix, and protein powder to the mixture and resume blending. Pour the mixture into a non-stick bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. If it still looks wet at the top, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time until you see the consistency you want.

The world's easiest pancake

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop flavoured protein powder of your choice, water.

DIRECTIONS: Place protein powder in a bowl and add just enough water that the mixture has a consistency similar to pancake batter (it should be slightly lumpy). Pour the mixture onto a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook 1-2 minutes on each side.

Related: Make amazing Pancakes!

Cinnamon protein apples

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 3 large apples, 1 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Slice apples and place them into a sealable plastic bag. Pour cinnamon and protein powder into the bag. Shake vigorously, plate and serve.

Blueberry power protein muffins

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 3 large eggs, 3 tbsp. oil, ¼ cup heavy cream, 5 scoops vanilla protein powder, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/3 cup brown sugar (or low carb sweetener of your choice), 1 cup blueberries, ½ cup fat-free cream cheese, ¼ tsp. cinnamon.

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 190 C. Line 9 muffin tins with cups and non-stick cooking spray. Mix cream cheese and cinnamon into a small bowl. Mix eggs, oil and cream in a separate bowl. Add protein powder, baking power and sugar (or sweetener) into the cream mixture, stirring thoroughly. Combine both mixtures along with the berries as you pour into the muffin tins. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins begin to brown at the top.

Related: How to make banana-chocolate chip muffins

Quick, fast & in a hurry cookie

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop flavoured protein powder of your choice, 1 egg white.

DIRECTIONS: Mix egg white and protein powder in a bowl. Add water to the mixture until it forms a doughy substance. Spray a bowl with non-stick spray and place the batter inside. Place in a microwave and heat for 15-45 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave. Let cool and enjoy.

Easy vanilla protein cheesecake

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: ½ or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, ½ cup fat free cream cheese, 4 tsp. sugar (or sweetener of your choice), 2 tsp. milk.

DIRECTIONS: Mix everything together thoroughly in a bowl and eat as-is.

Beastly burger

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: Ground beef, ¼ scoop flavourless (or vanilla) protein powder.

DIRECTIONS: Mix ground beef and protein powder in a medium-sized bowl. Form into patties, then cook for 4-5 minutes on each side atop a non-stick skillet on medium heat

No-bake vanilla blueberry extravaganza

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 egg, 3 tbsp. applesauce, 2 tbsp. syrup, 3 tbsp. milk, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, 2 tbsp. flour, 3 tbsp. pancake mix, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, ½ cup blueberries.

DIRECTIONS: Place the egg, applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until well mixed. Add flour, pancake mix, and protein powder to the mixture and blend together. Pour the mixture into a non-stick bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. If it still looks wet at the top, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time until you see the consistency you want. Add blueberries on top, or smash them and sprinkle overtop to create the topping.

Cereal killer

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INREDIENTS: 250ml. water, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, cereal (your choice).

DIRECTIONS: Mix protein powder and water together. Pour the mixture overtop a bowl of cereal, using it in place of milk.

Super protein jelly

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop flavored protein powder of your choice, 1 package sugar free jelly (any flavour).

DIRECTIONS: Make jelly, following the directions on the box. Just before you’ve finished, add the protein powder to the mixture. Let stand, then enjoy.

Cinnamon pancake

Delicious recipes for protein powder
(Justin Taylor - Flickr)

INGREDIENTS: ½ cup oats, ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese, ¾ cup Egg Beaters, ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. vanilla extract, ½ scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/8 tsp. baking powder.

DIRECTIONS: Mix all the ingredients together in a blender until it resembles pancake batter. Pour onto a non-stick skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.

French toast with a twist

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 2 slices of bread, ½ cup egg whites, ¼ cup milk, 1 banana, cinnamon, syrup.

DIRECTIONS: Mix egg whites, milk and protein powder together in a small bowl. Add cinnamon to taste. Dip the slices of bread into the mixture. Place the batter-covered bread on a non-stick skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, then remove from heat. Cut the banana into small pieces and sprinkle them overtop the bread. Add syrup for taste.

Blueberry protein parfait

Delicious recipes for protein powder
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INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, yogurt, ½ cup blueberries.

DIRECTIONS: Mix protein powder and yogurt together in a glass. Add blueberries into the mix. Enjoy.

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