10 Recipes Using Protein Powder that Will Curb Your Sweet Cravings

Protein is a component of every cell in the body. It’s responsible for muscle growth and repair, healthy hair and nails, production of enzymes and hormones, and so many other vital bodily functions.

Many of us don’t get enough protein in our diets, so we need to supplement with protein powder.

Not only is protein powder a great, easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet, but it’s also very versatile and delicious!

You can bake with it, drink it, eat it with a spoon, whatever you like!

 

Check out some of these yummy recipes we’ve come up with using protein powder.

 

 #1 VANILLA PEANUT BUTTER DIP

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 c plain egg whites
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)

How To:

Mix all ingredients together and serve with your favorite fruit like strawberries, bananas, or apples.

Serves 1.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

68 calories

12g protein

3g carbs

1g fat

 

#2 OATMEAL PROTEIN BREAKFAST BAR

Ingredients:

  • 2 c rolled oats
  • 1 c natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 c unsweetened coconut
  • 1 c vanilla protein powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

How To:

Mix oats and applesauce together in a bowl, add additional ingredients.

Spray 8×8 baker with non-stick spray.

Pour mixture in baking dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Makes 9 bars. Serving size is 1 bar.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

207 calories

30g protein

25g carbs

12g fat

 

#3 CHOCOLATE CHIP OVERNIGHT OATS

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ c dry oats
  • ½ c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 oz triple zero vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips

 

How To:

Mix together peanut butter and coconut sugar, layer in bottom of mason jar and top with ½ of chocolate chips.

Mix together oats, almond milk, yogurt, and protein powder and layer on top.

Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.

Cover and refrigerate to enjoy the next day.

Serves 1

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

374 calories

30g carbs

27g protein

14g fat

 

#4 SWEET POTATO MUFFINS

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz cooked sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 c oats or oat flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Topping: (optional)
  • 1 tsp almond butter or 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder mixed with 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk

 

How To:

Preheat oven to 350.

Blend all ingredients together until smooth with a hand blender.

Pour in a lined muffin pan or spray with non-stick spray.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Top with icing.

Serves 1. Serving is 2 muffins.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

178 calories

20g protein

18g carbs

2g fat

 

#5 BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN PANCAKES

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp low calorie syrup

 

How To:

Mash banana.

Add protein powder, egg, and almond butter.

Mix well until consistency is thick and smooth.

Heat up griddle and add mixture.

Top with chocolate chips.

Cook thoroughly on both sides.

Top with low calorie syrup.

Serves 1. Serving size is 3 small pancakes.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

332 calories

33g carbs

30g protein

11g fat

 

#6 HEALTHY FRENCH TOAST

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices sprouted grain bread
  • ¼ c liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp low calorie pancake syrup

 

How To:

Whisk egg whites, ½ scoop protein powder, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Dip bread in mixture and cook in skillet sprayed with non-stick spray until golden brown on each side.

Topping:

Mix together remaining ½ scoop vanilla protein powder and syrup until thick.

Spread on top.

Serves 1. Serving size is 2 pieces.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

286 calories

33g carbs

29g protein

5g fat

 

#7 REESE’S DREAM SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 c unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder

 

How To:

Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice.

Blend until smooth.

Serves 1. Serving size is 1 cup.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

240 calories

29g protein

13g carbs

9g fat

 

#8 ZUCCHINI ICE CREAM

Ingredients:

  • 2 c frozen zucchini, peeled and diced
  • 1 scoop protein powder (any flavor)
  • Water or unsweetened almond milk
  • Topping (optional):
  • Strawberries, banana, and low calorie chocolate syrup for a banana split or ½  peanut butter quest bar chopped for a blizzard.

 

How To:

Add frozen zucchini to blender with 1 scoop protein powder.

Slowly add milk or water and blend to desired consistency.

Serves 1

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving without Topping

150 calories

22g protein

8g carbs

4g fat

 

#9 ALMOND JOY SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 c water

 

How To:

Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice.

Blend until smooth.

Serves 1.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

246 calories

28g protein

9g carbs

12g fat

 

#10 BERRYLICIOUS SHAKE

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla or strawberry protein powder
  • 1 c frozen mixed berries
  • 1 c water

 

How To:

Combine all ingredients in blender with ice.

Blend until smooth.

Serves 1.

 

Nutrition Snapshot:

Per Serving

181 calories

25g protein

18g carbs

2g fat

 

Get your protein powder and kick those sweet cravings to the curb!

2019-05-07T14:51:08+00:00May 7th, 2019|Blog, Fitness, Workouts|

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