There are many ways to utilise your protein powder other than just having plain shakes with water. Using it in different ways ensures that you don’t get sick of it and that you are having enough throughout the day.
For muffins, cakes, pancakes, slices, muesli bars: Add some protein powder to the recipes as well as a bit more liquid to ensure that you don’t end up with a dry cake.
Here are a few examples:
Basic Protein Pancakes
- ¼ cup raw oats
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- ½ scoop protein powder
- ½ cup egg whites
Blend all the ingredients until a batter forms. Pour into a hot fry pan. Flip when the edges start browning. Serve with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and top with almonds. Pancakes are also great cold for morning or afternoon tea and you can use any flavour powder.
Pumpkin Cacao Muffins
- 3 ½ cups of old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups canned pureed pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
- 1 cup apple sauce
- 1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup baking Stevia
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup of cacao chips
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 180°C. Puree oats in a food processor. Mix oats with the rest of the ingredients. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
You could also add some blueberries or banana to the mixture.
Stir It In
Stir protein powder into yoghurt or mix it with some cream and put it in the freezer and you have your own protein ice-cream. Add it to your morning breakfast. I especially like chocolate flavor on my oats in the morning. I also mix it in with cold quinoa pudding and add fruit to make a nice treat – my son loves it.
Make smoothies and interesting shakes like the below recipe:
Mocha Protein Smoothie
Enjoy a breakfast of coffee, chocolate, and protein—all from the same cup. Caffeine pairs with protein for an exceptional energy boost.
Make an espresso coffee shot, then put it in the blender with your choice of milk (soy, rice, cow, almond) and add a serve of chocolate protein powder and blend.
I hope this has inspired you to use your protein powder in different ways.
Thank you for reading.
Mrs Jessica Gray
Div1 RN (Specialising in Diet Related Disease and Nutrition)
MS Australia Ambassador
Australian Para Athlete