Trying to increase your protein intake? Why not make something more interesting? We are sharing multiple protein powder recipes that are healthy, yummy, and fun to make.
Are you trying to bulk up, get leaner and burn fat? Then you’ll want to add more protein to your diet.
Not only does protein build muscle, but it also fills you up. It even boosts your metabolism.
And a boost in your metabolism means dropping those pesky pounds.
Protein powder is a simple way to add more protein to your diet.
So today, I’m sharing 23 Healthy Protein Powder Recipes. They not only taste good but will also help you reach your fitness goals.
Let’s dig right in!
1. No-Bake Protein Cookies
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll love my No-Bake Protein Cookies.
They’re sweet, soft, and full of oatmeal goodness. The maple syrup provides natural sweetness.
And the cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth. Meanwhile, the cocoa powder makes the cookies extra chocolatey – I bet you can’t have just one.
As an added bonus, these cookies are vegan.
To make them vegan, you’ll be using almond milk for your liquid base. You’ll also be using vegan vanilla protein powder.
I recommend this vegan vanilla protein powder here. It contains a whopping 21 grams of plant-based protein.
And it contains no artificial ingredients. Yay!
- Calories: 156
- Fats: 8.8g
- Protein: 5.2g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Sugar: 4.2g
2. Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
Do you want dessert for breakfast? These peanut butter breakfast bars will help you do just that.
They’re sweet, decadent, and yummy. The combination of peanut butter and banana is perfection.
The apple sauce and honey add extra layers of sweetness. You’ll be on cloud nine.
But besides being yummy, these breakfast bars are good for you too. They’re full of heart-healthy fats.
So, they’re extra-filling. And they’re packed with fiber.
In fact, one serving provides about 30% of your daily fiber needs. Nice!
They also contain heart-healthy omega-3s. That’s because you’re adding ground flaxseed.
Ground flaxseed also contains powerful antioxidants known as lignans.
Besides adding ground flaxseed to these breakfast bars, you use it in dressings. You can also add it to your smoothies.
If you’d like to give ground flaxseed a try, you can get some here.
- Calories: 247.1
- Fats: 12.2g
- Protein: 11g
- Carbs: 29.1g
- Fiber: 7.9g
- Sugar: 9.6g
3. Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
For any diet to be sustainable, you need to have treats once in a while. And my Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat.
They’re crispy on the outside – and soft in the middle. And they’re covered in chocolate chips. Yum!
As an added bonus, they’re gluten-free too. That’s because you’re using oat flour.
Besides being gluten-free, oat flour is nutritious too. Oat flour is rich in manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
So, it’s good for your bones. And it is rich in avenanthramide antioxidants.
These antioxidants support healthy blood pressure.
Even though oat flour is naturally gluten-free, it can get contaminated with gluten. This happens when oat flour is processed in facilities that also process wheat.
So if you’re avoiding gluten, choose certified gluten-free oat flour like this.
- Calories: 196
- Fats: 12g
- Protein: 5.7g
- Carbs: 16g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 10g
4. Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Getting tired of eating eggs for breakfast? Have this Peanut Butter Protein Shake instead.
It’s creamy, tasty, and full of peanut butter flavor – perfect if you love peanut butter. If not, you may want to skip this one.
Making it is effortless too. All you need are six ingredients.
These are oat milk, banana, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, and cinnamon. To make it, just add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Now, this shake already contains a ton of protein. But if you want, even more, use soy milk instead of oat milk.
That’s because soy milk contains twice as much protein as oat milk. Enjoy!
- Calories: 576
- Fats: 23g
- Protein: 40g
- Carbs: 62g
- Fiber: 9g
- Sugar: 37g
5. Banana Protein Cookies
Need breakfast-to-go? Give my Banana Protein Cookies a try.
They’re soft, chewy, and full of good-for-you ingredients. These include cooked quinoa, rolled oats, and even chia seeds.
Quinoa adds a boost of plant-based protein, as well as other nutrients. These nutrients include manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
So, it’s good for your bones. It is also rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals.
Chia seeds are packed with nutrition too. Chia seeds are rich in plant-based omega-3s.
And like quinoa, chia seeds are rich in bone-building minerals. And they are rich in fiber, which fills you up.
If you’re running low on chia seeds, you can get some here.
Besides being nutritious, these cookies are low in calories. So, you can have more than one – and not blow your diet.
- Calories: 255
- Fats: 12g
- Protein: 12g
- Carbs: 27g
- Fiber: 4.4g
- Sugar: 13g
6. Cookie Dough Protein Bars
Tired of buying expensive protein bars? Save money by making these Cookie Dough Protein Bars.
The maple syrup adds natural sweetness. And the almond butter makes them extra creamy.
They also have tons of vanilla flavor and dots of chocolate chips. You’ll be in cookie dough heaven.
They’re also quite nutritious too. That’s because you’re adding flaxseed and maca powder.
The flaxseeds provide tons of fiber. So, these bars are very filling.
And the maca powder is good for you too. Maca powder is rich in Vitamin C.
Just one ounce of it provides 133% of your daily Vitamin C needs. It is also rich in iron, which boosts your energy.
Besides adding it to your protein bars, you can use it in your baking. You can even add it to your smoothies and oatmeal.
If you’d like to stock up on some maca powder, you can get some here.
- Calories: 285
- Fats: 21g
- Protein: 14g
- Carbs: 14g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sugar: 5g
7. Lemon Protein Balls
Need a snack that won’t tank your diet? My Lemon Protein Balls are a great option.
One protein ball contains only 41 calories. So, you can have two, or three, or four – and still, be on good terms with your personal trainer.
They have a lemony tart flavor that’s sure to delight your taste buds. What’s more, they’re made with whole ingredients like oat flour, chia seeds, and honey.
So you can feel good eating them.
Making them is a piece of cake. Start by combining your vanilla protein powder, oat flour, and chia seeds.
I recommend this vanilla protein powder here. It’s sweetened with natural ingredients like stevia and monk fruit.
Once you’ve mixed the dry ingredients, add honey, water, and lemon juice. Then grate in your lemon zest using a citrus zester like this.
Next, mix until your dough is smooth. Using your dough, form your balls.
Finally, put your balls on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Check out more high protein desserts here.
- Calories: 41
- Fats: 0.8g
- Protein: 2.4g
- Carbs: 6.2g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Sugar: 1.3g
8. Paleo Dark Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
Craving some ice cream? Have this Smoothie instead.
It tastes exactly like chocolate soft serve ice cream. But it’s way healthier.
That’s because you’re using healthy ingredients like frozen banana, milk, dark cocoa powder – and spinach!
It’s effortless to make too. Just place your ingredients in a blender.
Then blend until smooth.
Need your Smoothie to go? Simply Smoothie in a smoothie cup.
This smoothie cup is a great option. It looks gorgeous and is eco-friendly too.
- Calories: 146
- Fats: 3g
- Protein: 4g
- Carbs: 33g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sugar: 13g
9. Pumpkin Protein Balls
Looking for some vegan treats? I’ve got you covered.
My Pumpkin Protein Balls are perfect for the fall. Or, frankly, any season at all.
The pumpkin puree and maple syrup add natural sweetness. And the cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth.
Meanwhile, the bitterness of the dark chocolate chips balances out the sweetness. Dark chocolate is good for you too.
Dark chocolate is good for your bones. That’s because it contains bone-building minerals like magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
And it contains a ton of antioxidants. In fact, it has even more antioxidants than blueberries and acai berries.
And it contains flavanols that are good for your heart. When choosing dark chocolate, chose one that has at least 70% cocoa content like this.
That’s because the greater the amount of cocoa, the higher the antioxidant level.
- Calories: 73
- Fats: 3.6g
- Protein: 3.6g
- Carbs: 7.4g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Sugar: 2.4g
10. Snickerdoodle Protein Balls
Craving a Snickerdoodle cookie? These Snickerdoodle Protein Balls are sure to satisfy your cravings.
They’re full of Snickerdoodle cinnamon flavors. And the almond butter pairs nicely with the Snickerdoodle flavor. Yum!
As an added bonus, they take only 10 minutes to make. So, you can make a batch whenever your cravings hit.
They’re also great for meal prep too. In fact, one batch makes 30 servings.
So, you have your snacks covered for an entire week. Just be sure to store your protein balls in high-quality airtight containers.
I prefer glass food storage containers like this. Not only are they airtight, but they’re also ecologically friendly.
Not a fan of glass food storage containers? These BPA-free plastic containers are a good choice as well.
- Calories: 71
- Fats: 4g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbs: 7g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 4g
11. Cacao Protein Balls
After a heavy workout, it’s nice to have a little reward. And my Cacao Protein Balls are like a pat on the back.
They’re moist, sweet, and full of chocolate and peanut butter yumminess. They taste almost like Reese’s peanut butter cups – but much healthier.
In fact, one serving contains only 5.2 grams of sugar. Compare that to 24 grams of sugar in one of Reese’s peanut butter cups!
What’s more, these protein balls contain wholesome ingredients. These include chia seeds and rolled oats.
So, they’re great for breakfasts on the go-to.
Making these protein balls is a piece of cake – literally. Just put all your ingredients (minus the dark chocolate chips) in a bowl, mixing well.
Then fold in the chocolate chips. Next, form the dough into balls.
You can make it easier by using a cookie scoop like this. Place your balls on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Calories: 100
- Fats: 4.8g
- Protein: 4.2g
- Carbs: 11g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Sugar: 5.2g
12. Almond Joy Oatmeal
Getting tired of plain oatmeal? Try this Almond Joy Oatmeal.
It’s packed with almonds, chocolate, and coconut. After having it, you may never go back to plain oatmeal – just saying.
What’s more, this dish takes only 5 minutes to make. So, it’s perfect for those busy mornings.
Now, this oatmeal is on the higher side. That’s because you’re using sweetened shredded coconut.
By using unsweetened coconut like this, you can cut down on the calories – and sugar.
- Calories: 560
- Fats: 27g
- Protein: 38g
- Carbs: 51g
- Fiber: 13g
- Sugar: 19g
13. Coconut Protein Balls
Want even more coconut flavors? Have my Coconut Protein Balls.
They’re rich and full of coconut flavors – perfect for the coconut lover in you. You’ll be popping these in your mouth.
Good thing they only contain 51 calories. What’s more, these protein balls are gluten-free.
That’s because you’re using almond flour. Almond flour is not only gluten-free but low in carbs too.
Almond flour is also full of nutrients. It’s rich in manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
So, it’s great for your bones. If you’d like to stock up on some almond flour, you can get some here.
- Calories: 51
- Fats: 2.8g
- Protein: 1.8g
- Carbs: 5.2g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Sugar: 3.7g
14. Healthy Green Smoothie
We could all add more veggies to our diets. And green smoothies are a great way to do that.
But, let’s face it: some green smoothies are downright nasty. And as much as we get our veggies in, we don’t want to drink horrible smoothies.
This Green Smoothie is refreshingly delicious. That’s because of the sweetness of the bananas tones down the bitterness of the spinach.
And the ground cinnamon adds a pleasant warmth. Meanwhile, the almond butter adds creaminess.
Who knew a green smoothie could taste so good?
Making the green Smoothie is very easy too. Just place your ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.
This high-speed blender works great for smoothies. And it’s easy on your budget too.
- Calories: 245
- Fats: 12g
- Protein: 20g
- Carbs: 20g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 9g
15. Healthy Cookie Dough Balls
For lots of us, cookie dough brings back warm memories. But cookie dough isn’t exactly healthy.
That’s because it often contains tons of sugar and oil – not to mention raw eggs. Yuck.
My Cookie Dough Balls are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth – and skip the food poisoning.
You’re using maple syrup for natural sweetness. This offsets the bitterness of the dark chocolate chips.
Meanwhile, the peanut butter adds a nice creamy texture. And the oat flour provides texture.
With a treat like this, who needs “real” cookie dough?
- Calories: 122
- Fats: 6.9g
- Protein: 4.6g
- Carbs: 11g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sugar: 5g
16. Mango Raspberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie
Do you dream of warmer climes when the snow is falling? Me too!
This Smoothie is sure to transport you to a lovely island. It’s creamy, sweet, and full of tropical flavors.
The mango adds sweetness and tons of nutrition. Mangos are rich in Vitamin C.
In fact, one mango provides almost 70% of your daily Vitamin C needs. It is also a good source of folate, which helps build DNA.
And it contains Vitamin A, which is essential for a healthy immune system.
This Smoothie also contains raspberries. Like mangos, raspberries are rich in Vitamin C.
They’re even rich in manganese which supports bone health. And they contain Vitamin K, which helps your blood clot.
So, drink up that Smoothie!
- Calories: 253
- Fats: 6g
- Protein: 28g
- Carbs: 28g
- Fiber: 6g
- Sugar: 21g
17. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
The fall is the perfect time to load up on pumpkin. And what better way to enjoy pumpkin than pumpkin cookies?
These cookies are chewy and spicy. The pumpkin puree and maple syrup both add sweetness.
All this sweetness is balanced by the bitter chocolate. And the vanilla protein powder adds a nice boost of protein.
Besides adding sweetness, pumpkin is nutritious too. Pumpkin is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect your eyes.
And it is rich in carotenoids which act as antioxidants. Pumpkin is also high in potassium which supports healthy blood pressure.
What’s more, one batch makes 19 cookies. So, you can make these on Sunday evening and have your snacks ready for a week.
- Calories: 99
- Fats: 3.3g
- Protein: 4.5g
- Carbs: 13g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Sugar: 1.8g
18. Chocolate Protein Pudding
Need an easy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings? You can’t get much easier than this.
This Chocolate Protein Pudding takes only 2 minutes to make. And you only need 4 ingredients.
Best of all, it’s decadent and rich. You’ll think you’re cheating on your diet.
But, you’re not. In fact, it contains less than 250 calories.
As an added bonus, it’s low in carbs yet high in fiber. So, it will fill you up and not give you a sugar crash.
- Calories: 239
- Fats: 13g
- Protein: 21g
- Carbs: 17g
- Fiber: 10g
- Sugar: 2g
19. 5-Ingredient Protein Mug Cake
Want to enjoy a bakery-quality chocolate cake – without all the work. Then you’ll want to make my 5-Ingredient Protein Mug Cake.
It looks and tastes fantastic. The dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder provide a rich chocolate flavor.
And the banana makes it sweet and moist. You won’t believe it takes only 7 minutes to make.
Yes, you read that right. Just mash your banana.
Then place your banana, egg, vanilla protein powder, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chips in a big mug.
Finally, microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. Easy peasy!
- Calories: 499
- Fats: 19g
- Protein: 23g
- Carbs: 61g
- Fiber: 8g
- Sugar: 37g
20. Peanut Butter Protein Mug Cake
Can’t get enough of mug cakes? Here’s another one for you!
This one is cakey, moist, and full of nutty flavor – peanut butter, to be exact. The maple syrup adds a pleasant sweetness.
And the vanilla adds even more flavor.
Making it is straightforward. Start by spraying your ramekin with non-stick spray.
You’ll need a 4 oz. ramekin like this. Then mix your dry ingredients in the ramekin.
Add in the liquid ingredients, mixing well. Microwave for 1 minute.
- Calories: 290
- Fats: 9g
- Protein: 30g
- Carbs: 22g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 10g
21. Low Carb Protein Waffles
You work hard for your money. So, come the weekend, you just want to sleep in.
But eventually, you need to eat, right? These Low Carb Protein Waffles are perfect for breakfast, um, brunch.
They’re fluffy and full of flavor – not like those frozen waffles you find at the grocery store.
That’s because you’re using mashed bananas to add sweetness. The ground cinnamon and vanilla extract add even more flavor.
And they take only ten minutes to make. Start by heating your waffle iron.
Then mix your waffle ingredients in a bowl. Once your waffle iron is hot, spray it with non-stick cooking spray like this.
Next, pour your waffle batter in, and cook until the waffle iron goes off.
Don’t have a waffle iron? I recommend this one here. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, and it’s pretty easy to use.
- Calories: 132
- Fats: 2g
- Protein: 22g
- Carbs: 4g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sugar: 0.7g
22. Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Do you prefer pancakes? I’ve got you covered.
These pancakes are fluffy and packed with blueberries. So, they have tons of natural sweetness – and antioxidants.
What’s more, each pancake contains 5 grams of protein. Compare that to a “normal” pancake which has half the amount of protein.
And unlike regular pancakes, these pancakes are packed with fiber. That’s because you’re using high-fiber ingredients like blueberries and almond flour.
This makes the pancakes really filling.
Want to make these pancakes even more filling? Top them with Greek yogurt or nut butter.
- Calories: 104
- Fats: 8g
- Protein: 5g
- Carbs: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 2g
23. Chocolate Protein Cookies
Lots of us get the mid-afternoon slump. So, you head to the heading machine and pick up a cookie to fuel you up.
But those cookies are often full of sugar. And too much sugar can lead to sugar highs … followed by sugar slumps.
These Chocolate Protein Cookies provide a healthier alternative. That’s because they’re packed with protein.
Just one cookie provides 10 grams of protein. That’s as much protein as 2 medium hard-boiled eggs!
Nutrition aside, they taste delicious. That’s because you’re adding not only chocolate but peanut butter too.
And the coconut palm sugar adds extra levels of sweetness. Coconut palm sugar is a healthier alternative to sugar.
That’s because it contains inulin. Inulin is a type of fiber that can lower the chances of blood sugar spikes.
Besides using coconut palm sugar in your baking, you can add it to your tea/coffee. You can even add it to your oatmeal or cereal.
If you’d like to give coconut palm sugar a try, you can get some here.
- Calories: 199
- Fats: 12g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 11g