15+ Delicious Protein Powder Recipes (No Shakes!)

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Bump up the protein content in your diet with these delicious protein powder recipes! Indulgent sweet treats you can make for breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Have you ever ordered two pounds of protein powder just to get bored of shakes after a few days? Worry not; we’ve hand-selected 15+ delicious and versatile protein powder recipes for you!

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From energy balls and other meal prep-friendly protein snacks to easy breakfast ideas and indulgent desserts, these sweet treats are guaranteed to make the use of protein powder much more exciting for you.

Check out healthy plant-based protein sources as well as our homemade protein blend and vegan protein meals next! Enjoy this list.

Protein Powder Recipes

Protein Overnight Oats
One of the easiest ways to use protein powder is to make overnight oats. This results in a creamy, thick and healthy breakfast idea you can simply grab from the fridge in the morning!
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09 protein overnight oats
Double Chocolate Protein Cookies
Loaded with chocolate and protein, these vegan cookies are out-of-this-world delicious! Probably one of your new favorite ways to get your essential amino acids.
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Double Choclate Vegan Protein Cookies
Fluffy Protein Pancakes
Only 7 ingredients are needed to make these easy and fluffy vegan protein pancakes. Ready in 30 minutes and delicious with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
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Protein Powder Cookie Dough
This protein-packed snack idea is great for making ahead of time and ready in only 5 minutes. It packs 20g of protein, so eat the whole bowl!
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healthy protein powder cookie dough
No-Bake Chocolate Protein Bars
Looking for a quick and healthy post-workout snack? Try these grain-free chocolate protein bars with peanut butter, cocoa, almond flour and maple syrup. Cheaper than store-bought!
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no bake chocolate protein bars
Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal
Make these baked protein oats ahead of time and stash them in the fridge for a quick breakfast in the morning! Only simple ingredients are needed, including your favorite protein powder, oats, fruit and plant-based milk.
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Vegan Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal
Protein Chickpea Blondies
This recipe offers a lot of plant-based protein from chickpeas and protein powder. With just seven ingredients and less than 30 minutes needed, this healthy and cheap snack idea is a must-try.
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vegan protein chickpea blondies
Banana Protein Powder Waffles
Start your day with these healthy vegan banana protein waffles that are freezable and great for meal prep! Fluffy, tasty and ready in under 30 minutes.
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Chocolate & Vanilla Mug Cake
Mug cakes have become super popular — and for good reason. This microwave cake takes only 7 minutes in total, is great for making just one serving and can be high in protein when using protein powder.
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mug cake chocoalte chip
Easy 2 Minute Yogurt Bowl
Make your own colorful yogurt bowl with soft tofu, cashew butter, frozen fruit and protein powder! Decorate to your liking with granola, nuts, fruit or other toppings.
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easy dairy free vegan yogurt
Protein Ice Cream
How about some healthy vegan protein ice cream using frozen bananas as a base? Try different flavors using your favorite protein powder and enjoy this nutritious treat.
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Vegan Protein Brownies
Flourless, fudgy and decadent, these protein brownies are a great healthier snack idea! Only 6 ingredients, such as peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder, are needed.
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Easy Protein Muffins
These quick and easy blender muffins are a delicious protein-packed treat for the whole family! The recipe uses simple components such as rolled oats, baking powder, bananas and dairy-free yogurt.
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close up of one vegan protein muffin topped with chocolate chips which can be eaten as a post-workout snack
Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars
Celebrate fall with these homemade protein bars. They are perfectly portable and a delicious sweet snack or nutritious dessert.
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chocolate pumpkin protein bars
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
If you’re into meal prep, this high-protein carrot cake baked oatmeal will be totally your jam! It tastes just like cake, requires 10 minutes of prep time and calls for protein powder in the icing.
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carrot cake baked oatmeal
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Keeping a container with these peanut butter protein balls on hand is a great way to stay happy and nourished! They take less than 15 minutes to put together.
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Easy Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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15+ Delicious Protein Powder Recipes (No Shakes!)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Bump up the protein content in your diet with these delicious protein powder recipes! Indulgent sweet treats you can make for breakfast, snack or dessert. The following iced mocha smoothie is the perfect 5-minute afternoon pick-me-up!
Serves 2


Iced Mocha Protein Smoothie

  • 1 cup chocolate soy milk 240 ml
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 scoop of vegan chocolate protein powder
  • Ice cubes to preference


  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust to your taste and texture preferences, then pour into glasses and enjoy!


  • You can use any dairy-free milk for this recipe.
  • Add a handful of spinach to make this smoothie higher in nutrients.
  • Find 15+ more protein powder recipes in the article above.
Course: Protein
Cuisine: American
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15+ Delicious Protein Powder Recipes (No Shakes!)
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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