5 Of Our Favourite Protein Powder Recipes
Now it’s not a necessity to have protein shakes, or even use protein powder, but if you’re falling short with your protein, they’re a great way to optimise your intake.
How Much Protein Should I be Having?
For most sedentary individuals, 1g of protein per kg of bodyweight per day is ample, but if you are active, you are looking for 1.5-1.8g of protein per kg of bodyweight. In addition, if you’re looking to build muscle, we ideally want 2g of protein per kg of bodyweight.
Protein shakes are an easy way to increase your protein intake, and don’t worry, you can use them for a mid-morning snack, mid-afternoon boost or after your workout, the point is to hit your protein target over the course of the day. But if you’re bored of protein shakes, or would simply like to mix your diet up, we have included some recipes that don’t include a shake too!
Chocolate Mint Shake
Chocolate protein powder
Unsweetened chocolate almond milk (amount to suit powder guidelines)
3–4 drops pure peppermint extract
8 raw almonds
1 cup water
6–8 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients, blitz and blend. You can substitute with unsweetened coconut milk if you’d rather.
1 cup oats
Vanilla protein powder
1 very ripe banana
1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbs coconut oil melted + more for cooking
1 Tbs almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
- In a blender, combine all ingredients.
- Heat a large pan with coconut oil and pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. These take a little longer to cook (about 5-8 minutes per side).
- Serve with a small drizzle of agave or maple syrup and fresh blueberries.
Chocolate Chip Bark
Vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1/3 cup Agave syrup
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 tablespoons Agave syrup
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Dark chocolate chips
- Combine base ingredients and press into a greased baking dish.
- Melt and mix all toppings except dark chocolate chips.
- Pour topping mixture on top of base, sprinkle chocolate chips.
- Chill for five minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Protein Mug Cake
Protein powder (chocolate)
1 egg white
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sweetener
2 tbsp. skimmed milk or almond milk
1 heaped tsp. Cashew Butter for the centre (optional)
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug.
- Add in the egg white and milk. Mix the mug cake batter until smooth.
- Drop in any extras for the middle – try a heaped tablespoon of your favourite nut butter.
- Microwave for around 1 minute on high. Keep an eye on it – if it starts to bubble over the top, stop microwaving and press the batter back into mug with a fork, then continue microwaving.
- When finished, the cake should be cooked but still very moist.
Lemon Protein Bars
Vanilla Protein Powder
16 oz Almond Butter
1 1/4 cup Agave Sweetener
Zest from two lemons
¼ tsp lemon extract
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups sliced almonds (½ c in mixture & ½ c for topping)
3 cups rice crispy cereal
- Add the almond butter and agave to a large bowl, microwave for about 30 to 60 seconds (until it’s easy to stir). Immediately stir in lemon and vanilla extract.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients.
- Blend well with clean hands. Press into a rectangular pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!
With all of these recipes, use the amount specified for a portion in your chosen protein powder – many manufacturers vary on scoop size.
If you give any of them a whirl, let us know and tag us on social media. Don’t forget we have our very own Instructor Live Protein Powder too!