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6 Ways to Use Protein Powder that Aren’t Shakes

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Do you have a stash of protein powder but you're not sure what to do with it besides make protein shakes? Maybe you're just not a protein shake fan at all? Protein shakes are most certainly not the limit when it comes to protein powder. There are tons of ways that you can use protein powder to boost the protein content of your favorite meals easily!

Here are just 6 ways you can make delicious protein-packed meals / snacks with Nutrish Mish Whey Protein

1. The NM Protein Cake

Don't want a protein shake? How about a protein CAKE!? Protein powder can be used in all kinds of baked goods. Lucky for you, we did the work and came up with the ultimate personal sized protein chocolate cake recipe. This cake is fluffy, sweet, decadant, and 100% healthy! Click here to get the recipe

2. Edible Cookie Dough

For one serving, mix about 2 tbsp of coconut flour with 2-3 tbsp protein powder flavor of choice, and 1 tbsp nut butter. Add milk or liquid of choice and mix until cookie dough consistency is reached. Add chocolate chips or add-ins of choice. Eat with a spoon or roll into balls to make cookie dough "bites" for more portable snacking.

3. Homemade Protein Bars

Spending tons of money on protein bars? Making your own is so much more cost effective. There are TONS of recipes for making your own protein bars. The best part is you can customize them to fit your preferences, whether it be low carb, low fat, etc., and the flavor combinations are endless and entirely up to you! 

Recipe above:

  • 1/2 cup NM Chocolate Protein
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup honey (or sub with stevia and a few tbsp of liquid)
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients in two separate bowls, then mix the wet into the dry and stir until well combined. Pour into a baking dish, spread evenly, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 

Alternatively, you can use the protein cookie dough recipe above and make "no bake" protein bars out of that recipe. Or take advantage of the recipes online that use whey protein powder to make homemade protein bars!

4. Protein Pancakes/Waffles

Here's a delicious and nutritious recipe that can be used for protein pancakes or waffles!

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 3/4 cup whey protein
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 2 eggs or 4 egg whites

OR, if that's too much work for you, simply add a scoop of protein powder to your favorite whole grain "just add water" pancake/waffle mix!

5. Energy Bites

As a quick snack to bring to school/work/on the go with you that's more fun than a bar, these homemade protein bites pack a ton of nutrients and protein! And you can feel extra good about the fact that they are homemade 🙂 

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup nut butter of choice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp protein powder
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Once you've mixed the ingredients, form the mixture into bite-size balls. Place them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes then enjoy!

6. Pro-Oats!

Need to add a boost to your morning oatmeal? You can mix protein powder into your hot oatmeal, or cold overnight oats to add delicious flavor and a punch of protein!