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10 Perfect Protein Powder Recipes

It's Not Just for Shakes Anymore!

Protein is an important component of any diet for satiety, muscle repair, and generating hormones and enzymes. Need a protein pick-me-up? These filling recipes are great for refueling after a workout--or anytime! 


High-Protein, Low-Sugar Blueberry Muffins
Each muffin packs nearly nine grams of protein! Grab one of these sweet, moist and delicious treats for a post-workout snack.

Power Up Almond Butter Dip

This simple dip has just four ingredients and nearly nine grams of protein per serving! Whip it up in five minutes for a delicious dessert or snack.

Mocha Protein Coffee

Your morning cuppa joe will never be the same! This warm, chocolatey drink has almost 18 grams of protein per serving.

Chocolate Protein Cake

Have your cake and eat your protein, too! Just one serving of this moist and perfectly sweet cake contains 12 grams of protein.

Chocolate Chunk Protein Granola

Spruce up regular old granola with chocolate--and an extra seven grams of protein! Eat it with milk, use as a topping for yogurt, or snack on it plain.

Chocolate Cheesecake Protein Pudding

This dessert is to die for and can be made with so many different flavors. Try chocolate, vanilla, pistachio—the sky's the limit! Plus, it has 19 grams of protein in just one serving.

Banana Walnut Protein Muffins

These moist banana muffins are studded with crunchy walnuts—and serve up almost eight grams of protein each!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Bars

These grab-and-go bars could not be simpler to make! At more than 15 grams of protein per bar, they would make a great breakfast or post-workout snack.

French Vanilla Protein Crepes

These delicate crepes are almost too pretty to eat—but they're a snap to make! They also deliver a whopping 33 grams of protein per serving.

Pumpkin Protein Bread

This filling bread packs a double whammy of five grams of fiber and almost nine grams of protein per serving! 

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Member Comments

  • I add protein powder to all the baked goods that I make my kids from pancakes, muffins, waffles, biscuits, cookies etc. Basically any batter or dough gets an extra boost of protein. I also add it to sauces and soups. It even helps to thicken things up instead of using flour or cornstarch.
  • This was a great article. I never really thought about adding protein powder to anything by shakes. What an easy power boost to meals!!!
  • I love this article! I never protein powder could be used in all these different recipes!
  • I couldn't believe junk foods liked these (white flour, sugar, carbs) would have a place in a healthy website. The only protein I used was from whole food liked lean meats and chickens.
  • If you would like protein powder with little sugar (2 g) and a lot of protein (20 g), then check out Hammer products. They also pack a whole lot of flavor
    These Protein Recipes sound great not only for me but I will make them for my husband who is on dialysis and needs all the protein he can get.
    Thank You for the wonderful ideas.
  • TREBLE72
    Anyone else having trouble getting to the actual recipes? When I click on the link, nothing happens.
    For those looking for a protein powder without a lot of carbs and sugar. I've seen one called "about time" that has little to no carbs and a lot of protein. I tried it some time ago and I liked it. But, its more expensive now than it was back then..
  • Thank you for writing this! I'm a vegetarian, so I'm definitely going to be checking out these recipes.
  • Hi,
    I have never tried a protein powder...If you use it please let me know how you like it, are they chalky, expensive, name and where I might be able to buy it. Thanks and yes they all do look yummy.
  • I cannot wait to try some of these recipes. Look yummy and healthy!!
  • These all sound too yummy!
  • I have a competitive swimmer in the house and at the end of his workouts he needs to get a boost of protein within 30 mins. These handy snack (well the easy grab ones) will be perfect.
  • Yes, please---I would like to know the diabetic friendly protein powder also. Thanks!

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Melinda Hershey Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelorís degree in health promotion and education and is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Before working as an editor for SparkPeople, she developed and taught health programs for several non-profit organizations. She enjoys writing, interval training, yoga, and cooking with friends.

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