Did you know protein powder could be used for a great deal more than smoothies and shakes?
I wasn’t aware of this until I began watching the YouTube channel, Cooking with a Comedian. He makes delicious food, some of which is healthier, and used protein powder for baking.
It made me curious how else I could use protein powder to create a healthier lifestyle for myself and my family.
I found there are multiple protein powder uses, and I wanted to share them with you. Here’s how you can use protein powder in a non-traditional way.
Marvelous Protein Powder Uses
1. Time to Bake
I was amazed when I found you could make delicious baked goods and make them healthier for you by substituting flour for protein powder.
In the recipe for Soul Bread, they use whey protein powder as a low carb option to replace the flour. It looks delicious, and you don’t have the guilt.
2. Delicious Pudding
I follow a low-carb diet because of doctor recommendation, but it can be tough. When I get a sweet tooth, no-sugar pudding is what I turn to.
After finding this recipe for protein pudding, I must give it a try. It’s filled with protein powder and sugar-free chocolate chips.
3. Frozen Coffee, Anyone?
Frozen coffee is my favorite way of indulging in protein powder. I’m not a huge fan of almond milk, or plain protein shakes made with water.
Instead, I use two cups of coffee, ice, two scoops of chocolate or vanilla protein powder, and about 1/3 of a cup of heavy cream. It’s mixed in a blender and tastes like a delicious iced coffee beverage.
4. Rich Fudge
Do you want to indulge in fudge without carrying the guilt? Consider a different fudge recipe or add protein powder to your own recipe.
I found a recipe for sugar-free peanut butter chocolate fudge made from whey protein powder. There’s also a nut-free option.
5. Ice, Ice Baby
Have you ever considered feeling good this summer when you pull out your ice cream bowl and decide to fill it to the brim?
You can by making a recipe for homemade ice cream which includes protein powder and has less sugar. It can turn an old-fashioned treat into a healthy option too.
6. Start Your Day Right
Oatmeal is an old-fashioned breakfast option which can be pretty filling if you incorporate the right goods.
Your morning oatmeal can help you stay fuller longer if you add protein powder. Consider adding a few antioxidant ingredients to it as well.
7. Protein in a Ball
I shared a recipe on my social media account a few years ago because I thought it looked good. It was for protein balls.
My mother saw the recipe and made them. She asked me later if I ever made them, which I hadn’t. She said, “Protein balls are great for staying full. I made those you shared, and they stayed with me!” If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack, give protein balls a try.
8. Protein Filled Pancakes
I don’t get to enjoy pancakes frequently because I do try to stick to a high-protein and low-sugar diet. This makes pancakes hard to fit in.
However, you can make pancakes with protein powder which makes them a healthier option overall, if you enjoy them for breakfast.
9. Cookies for Breakfast?
I struggle to get used to the idea of having a breakfast cookie. It feels as though you’re doing something wrong when in reality, you’re giving your body good ingredients.
You can give your body an even better start to the day by incorporating protein powder into your breakfast cookies.
Truffles are delicious little balls of goodness. When you have a sweet tooth, they’re a great way to take care of it because, with only one truffle popped into your mouth, your sweet quota has been met.
You can make truffles to give your body a protein boost. Protein powder truffles are a great snack you won’t regret eating, and they take only minutes to make.
11. Protein on the Go
Eating protein on the go is one guaranteed way to make sure you take in the approximate 50 grams most of us need daily.
You can do this if you make protein bars. This is possible with a solid recipe and protein powder.
12. Protein Packed Donuts
When we go on vacation, one of my favorite places to visit is a little donut shop at the beach we frequent.
Imagine if you could partake in donuts more frequently because they were high protein? Thanks to protein powder and this recipe you can.
I’m a huge fan of guacamole. It may look funny because it’s thick and green, but it tastes terrific on chips, vegetables, and anything else you decide to throw it on.
Did you know you can up your protein by tossing in protein powder to a homemade guacamole recipe? It’s delicious!
14. Throw It in Coffee
Protein powder doesn’t have to be baked in or even the centerpiece to work in a recipe. Instead, you can use it in a typical way every day.
If you’re a coffee drinker, the same way you add cream and sugar to your coffee, stir in a little protein powder for an added boost.
15. Protein Can Warm You Up
When the weather gets cold outside, soup can be an easy go-to recipe. You can add more protein to any soup you want by stirring in protein powder.
It may not sound like a typical soup ingredient, but give it a try and form your own opinion on the matter.
I’m not a huge fan of hummus, but my parents eat it like it’s going out of style. If you’re a fan of hummus too, you’ll be interested to know protein powder can be used here too.
You can stir it into your homemade hummus recipe for an added boost of protein.
17. Protein Cake in a Mug
If you’re a fan of easy dessert recipes, you’ve probably heard the recipes for the cake in a mug. It’s a small portion, but perfect for a quick dessert or snack.
As if the invention of the cake in a mug wasn’t genius enough, recipes have now been developed (using protein powder) to make high protein cake in a mug.
18. Slip it in Pizza
Do you love pizza? Would you like to make it a little healthier? I don’t blame you. We all want to feel good about what we’re putting into our bodies.
You can put protein powder into the pizza crust of your favorite pizza and amp up the amount of protein without a ton of added effort.
19. Protein Candy
Don’t assume because you’re following a high-protein diet you must toss out everything you love. In reality, you have to change the ingredients you use but can still have the foods you love.
For instance, if you love candy, you can utilize protein powder to make delicious candy bars, or even for making homemade peanut butter (Buckeyes) candy balls.
I hope you now look at your protein powder in a whole different light. As you can see, the ways to utilize it are almost limitless.
After experimenting with these protein powder uses, you may become brave enough to create your own tasty ways to use protein powder in more ways throughout your diet. Protein is something our bodies need to remain healthy, and we should fit it in wherever possible.