Protein Powder isn’t just for Smoothies

I love a good protein smoothie. They’re easy to make, fantastically healthy, and satisfying. 3 things that are important to those of us who are trying to fit 30 hours of “to-dos” into 24. But there seems to be a stream of thought out there that says that protein powders are for smoothies and shakes. This is obviously true but there are so many other uses for protein powders that can enhance an already great recipe and take it to the next level!

In my own kitchen, I LOVE to sneak protein powder into my banana bread and baked oatmeal. My hubby thinks I’ve added cocoa powder or chocolate. Like sneaking veggie purees into meals, what he doesn’t know…

Banana Bread

Baked Oatmeal

Guess what? I’m not the only one who’s finding more and more ways to incorporate extra protein into things other than smoothies. Check out some of these fantastic recipes:

Elle (@wecanbegin2feed) adds some protein to her pancakes and keeps them weight watchers friendly.

Amber (@ExSoyCise) gets my mouth watering with this Walnut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Pancake (soy, dairy & grain free)

Janetha (@janeeetha) makes some incredible peach protein muffins. Yummo!

Brittany (@IttyBitsBalance) allows you to indulge in your love of cookies with these amazing Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Laury (‎@lauryannraik) Chocolate Protein Pudding…need I say more?

Scott (@yourinnerskinny) makes Protein pancakes that make me want to like my monitor.

Kristin (@stuftmama) makes Protein cookie dough. Oh yes she does!!

Charissa (@colourfulpalate) gives another variation of a popular breakfast staple, the Protein pancake!


So now that all our mouths are watering, what do YOU plan on doing with your protein powder?

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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