10 Perfect Protein Powder Recipes

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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It’s not just for smoothies anymore, SparkFriends. If you don’t tell them, you can make your whole family healthy, one step at a time. Report
Excellent selection to choose from...Thx! Report
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I have to be careful with plant proteins. Most of them are made from beans and grains, to which I am allergic. I stick with unsweetened egg, whey, and beef-based protein powders. Each blends well in smoothies, yogurt, and baked recipes. Report
Somebody mentioned that a lot of protein powders have added sugar. I’ve seen quite a few vegan ones that use stevia (which I hate) so they probably are not loaded with sugar.

But Lifetime has a Life’s Basics line including unsweetened vanilla Plant Protein that has no sweetener added at all. One scoop (34 grams) is 130 calories, 21 grams protein, 8 grams total carbs including 1 gram fiber and 1 gram sugar. Ingredients are just pea protein, rice protein, hemp seed, chia seed, and vanilla. Amino acid profile of the blend is the same as for egg. Report
Great ideas for getting more protein with these recipes. Report
If I can get some nondairy yoghurt, of it’s made with certain nondairy mills (like almond milk) then it doesn’t have much protein. I just add some protein powder to boost it up to the protein level for dairy yoghurt. I do the same with nondairy pudding cups. One unsweetened vegan protein powder has chia seeds in it (together with hemp seeds, pea protein, and rice protein plus some vanilla) and can actually make a pretty good pudding itself. The chia thickens it up well. Report
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About The Author

Melinda Hershey
Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelor’s 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.