Protein Powder Recipes (That Are NOT Shakes)

Protein powder is beneficial health food for active people, but it’s viewed by many as a one-trick pony: a musclehead’s concoction meant only to be mixed in a shaker bottle and gulped down quickly. Few realize how versatile the supplement can be. Used creatively, you can use muscle dust in a surprising number of recipes, including hearty pancakes, powerful cheeseburgers, and a highly addictive cheesecake, just to name a few. To breathe new life into an old powdered friend –and help you add more nutritional value to a variety of meals– here are delicious, non-shake ways to use protein powder:

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Protein Peach Drink

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup peaches
¼ cup fat free cream cheese
¼ tsp. cinnamon
½ scoop protein powder

DIRECTIONS:
Mix cream cheese, cinnamon and protein powder together in a small bowl
Preheat oven to 500 F, letting the peaches cook for 8-10 minutes
Add the peaches to the top of the protein mixture and enjoy

 

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Recovery Rice Crispies

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 ½ tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. reduced fat butter
½ cup oatmeal
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 scoops vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 325 F
Lightly coat a 9×9 baking pan with cooking spray
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl
Then scoop onto the baking pan.
Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is crisp

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Muscle Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS:
1 lb. red skinned potatoes
¼ cup reduced fat butter/margarin (can use full fat butter if you don’t mind the calories)
¼ cup 2% milk
1 scoop flavorless or vanilla protein powder
salt and pepper (optional).

DIRECTIONS:
Place potatoes in a large pot
Cover with water and boil for 15 minutes or until you can pierce them easily with a fork
Drain water, and then mash the potatoes in the pot
Add butter, milk and protein powder and mix thoroughly
Salt and pepper to taste

No-Bake Vanilla Protein Cake

INGREDIENTS:
1 egg, 3 tbsp. applesauce
2 tbsp. syrup
3 tbsp. milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. flour
3 tbsp. pancake mix
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS:
Place the eggs, applesauce, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until very well mixed
Add the flour, pancake mix, and protein powder to the mixture and resume blending
Pour the mixture into a non-stick bowl and microwave for 2 minutes
If it still looks wet at the top, microwave for an additional 10 seconds at a time until you see the consistency you want

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The World’s Easiest Pancake

INGREDIENTS:
1 scoop flavored protein powder of your choice
water

DIRECTIONS:
Place protein powder in a bowl and add just enough water that the mixture has a consistency similar to pancake batter (it should be slightly lumpy).
Pour the mixture onto a non-stick skillet on medium heat
Cook 1-2 minutes on each side

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Cinnamon Protein Apples

INGREDIENTS:
3 large Fuji apples
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla protein powder.

DIRECTIONS:
Slice apples and place them into a sealable plastic bag.
Pour cinnamon and protein powder into the bag.
Shake vigorously, plate and serve.

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Blueberry Power Protein Muffins

INGREDIENTS:
3 large eggs
3 tbsp. oil
¼ cup heavy cream
5 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup brown sugar (or low carb sweetener of your choice)
1 cup blueberries
½ cup fat-free cream cheese
¼ tsp. cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 F
Line 9 muffin tins with cups and non-stick cooking spray
Mix cream cheese and cinnamon into a small bowl
Mix eggs, oil and cream in a separate bowl
Add protein powder, baking power and sugar (or sweetener) into the cream mixture, stirring thoroughly
Combine both mixtures along with the berries as you pour into the muffin tins
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins begin to brown at the top

Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup organic quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup chocolate protein powder

DIRECTIONS:
Combine peanut butter, honey, oats and protein powder in medium bowl
Mix well
Roll 24 balls, each the size of 1 tbsp
Flatten each slightly so it takes on the shape of a cookie
No baking is needed. Enjoy!

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Vanilla Protein Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS:
½ or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup fat free cream cheese
4 tsp. sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
2 tsp. milk.

DIRECTIONS: Mix everything together thoroughly in a bowl and eat as-is.

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Muscle Burger

INGREDIENTS:
4 oz. ground beef
¼ scoop flavorless (or vanilla) protein powder

DIRECTIONS:
Mix ground beef and protein powder in a medium-sized bowl
Form into patties, then cook for 4-5 minutes on each side atop a non-stick skillet on medium heat

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