So, you got yourself a big bag of delicious protein powder and you want to increase your protein intake, but now you are are wondering how to use it? Don’t get stuck just mixing with water, here we have nine creative ways to use your protein and add variety to your diet.
1. Protein Shake
A protein shake is the most practical way to use your protein powder. Mix some protein powder with milk or water, add other ingredients (e.g., banana slices, oats, a spoon of peanut butter, etc.), and blend. Try the perfect recovery shake here
2. Protein Oatmeal
Nothing beats oatmeal if you’re looking for a simple and healthy snack or breakfast. The good news is that you can add a scoop of protein powder and transform your oatmeal into a protein-rich treat, perfect for supporting your post-workout recovery.
Mix your oats with milk, add a scoop of protein, put a few banana slices on top, and you’re done. Fancy overnight protein oats? Try our recipe here:
3. Protein Smoothie
Protein powder goes perfectly with milk, yoghurt, and fresh fruit. Here’s a simple idea:
Mix a scoop of protein powder with yogurt, some milk, half a cup of frozen berries, and half a cup of strawberries. Blend it and enjoy the refreshing delight on a hot summer afternoon or as a post training treat.
4. Protein Pancakes
Adding protein powder to your pancake mix is a fantastic way to enjoy a delicious treat, tame your sweet tooth, and stay on track with your fitness goals. Try our Bindi recipe here
5. Protein Bars
Protein bars are a fantastic way to enjoy something sweet and beneficial. The problem is, these bars often cost a pretty penny, and it can be challenging to find one you like.
Luckily, you can put your protein powder to good use and enjoy simple homemade protein bars. Mix your protein powder with oats, dates, maple syrup (or a substitute), and milk. Aim for a thick consistency, mold the bars, refrigerate, and enjoy.
If you love to bake, here is a simple zesty lemon bar you can try at home!
6. Protein Fluff
Protein fluff is a voluminous, low-calorie, and high-protein treat you can enjoy. It works particularly well while dieting because it fills you up without adding too many calories to your daily total. Basically, take some frozen fruit (banana and berries work a treat) add a scoop of protein powder and blitz it in a high spend blender – adding a small amount of water as you go if needed.
7. Protein Pudding
Who doesn’t love pudding? The good news is that you can make some pudding at home and load up on high-quality protein.
Mix your protein powder with water or milk, and add some chia seeds, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. Blend, refrigerate (or serve immediately), and enjoy. Here’s a delicious recipe for you to try:
8. Protein Energy Bites
Protein energy bites are similar to homemade protein bars but take less effort to make because all you have to do is make small balls with the mixture.
Mix your protein powder with oats, flaxseeds, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. Add peanut butter and some honey, mix it up, make as many balls as possible, and enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later.
9. Protein Mug Cake
Do you like protein and cake? You’re in luck because you can use protein powder to make a quick, fluffy, and delicious mug cake.
Mix protein powder with flour and add baking powder. Crack an egg, and add milk little by little as you stir. The objective is to end up with a thick consistency. Pop in the microwave for a minute or two, and enjoy after letting it cool a bit.