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5 Whey Protein Recipes

This article was originally written for MYPROTEIN.

Whey protein is the most popular supplement in the world, and it can be used for much more than just shakes. Here are 5 quick, easy, and delicious recipes using only Myprotein’s incredibly versatile Impact Whey Protein and a few other items that you probably already have in your kitchen.

1. Protein Brownies

These protein brownies are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth while on a healthy diet. They’re moist, rich, and have no added sugars or artificial ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 6 bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 6 tbsp. of Peanut Butter

  • 3 scoops of Impact Whey Protein (Recommended Flavor: Chocolate Brownie)

Method

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender (or bowl) and mix until smooth.

  2. Coat a baking pan with olive or coconut oil.

  3. Pour the mixture into the baking pan.

  4. Bake at 350 F for approximately 15 minutes.

Macros

Calories: 200

Fat: 7 g

Carbs: 22 g

Protein: 13 g

* This recipe makes 8 large brownies.

2. Protein Banana Pancakes

Looking for a low carb and healthy alternative to everybody’s favorite breakfast food? You’ve come to the right place. Skip the trip to IHOP and make these pancakes at home with just 3 simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 scoops Impact Whey Protein (Recommended Flavor: Vanilla)

Method

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender (or bowl) and mix until smooth.

  2. Coat a frying pan with olive or coconut oil.

  3. Pour a moderate amount of the mixture onto the pan.

  4. Cook on a LOW heat for approximately 5 minutes per side (or until golden brown).

  5. Top with peanut butter and honey (in moderation).

Macros

Calories: 215

Fat: 6 g

Carbs: 20 g

Protein: 20 g

*Recipe makes 4 large pancakes. Macros do not include peanut butter or honey.

3. Protein Pudding

This little creation is perfect as a dip for fruit or even on its own. Pro tip: put this in the freezer for half an hour before eating to make an ice cream-like dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp. peanut putter

  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein (Recommended Flavor: Chocolate Smooth)

Method

Just mix everything together and enjoy!

Macros

Calories: 420

Fat: 18 g

Carbs: 15 g

Protein: 50 g

*Recipe makes 1 serving.

4. Protein Overnight Oats

These overnight oats make for an ideal breakfast or replenishing post-workout meal. If you’ve never had your oats cold, now is the time to start!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats

  • 2 tbsp of Peanut Butter

  • 1 banana

  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein (Recommended Flavor: Salted Caramel)

Method

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl with water or almond milk and stir/mix.

  2. Refrigerate overnight (or for 2-3 hours).

Macros

Calories: 540

Fat: 18

Carbs: 60

Protein: 34

*Recipe makes 1 serving.

5. Protein Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These protein cookies are so good, you could serve them at a party and nobody would know any different. They’re great for kids, too!

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas

  • 1 cup uncooked oats – add more oats as necessary to get a lumpy consistency

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 2 scoops Impact Whey Protein (Recommended Flavor: Cinnamon Roll)

Method

  1. Mash bananas in a bowl, then add all other ingredients and mix well.

  2. Place about 10 medium-sized scoops of the mixture on a non-stick baking sheet (or foil or parchment paper).

  3. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes (or until golden brown).

Macros

Calories: 95

Fat: 1

Carbs: 16

Protein: 6

*Recipe makes 10 cookies.

Take Home Message

So here you have 5 great recipes to make the most of Impact Whey Protein rather than just putting it in a shake. Give them a try and be sure to let us know about your attempts by linking to the @myproteinus Instagram account for a chance of having your photo featured!

Recipe: Protein Brownies

Protein Brownies

These protein brownies are perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth while on a healthy diet. They have no added sugars, no artificial ingredients, and (best of all) they're kid-approved!

Ingredients:

  • 6 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 2 Spoonfuls Honey
  • 3 Scoops Whey Protein (preferably chocolate)
  • 3 BIG Spoonfuls Peanut Butter

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender (or bowl) and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes

3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes

Looking for a low carb and healthy alternative to everybody's favorite breakfast food? You've come to the right place. Skip the trip to IHOP and make these pancakes at home with just 3 simple ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein (preferably vanilla)

Instructions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender (or bowl) and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour a moderate amount of the mixture on a pan.
  3. Cook on LOW heat for approximately 3-5 minutes per side (or until golden brown).
  4. Top with peanut butter and honey.

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Give that bland chicken a little kick by adding a couple foods that are universally loved: bacon and guacamole!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 8 Bacon Slices
  • 4 Avocados
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Limes
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Instructions:

  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half, cover in olive oil, and season with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Bake the chicken on 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until fully cooked).
  3. Chop the onion and tomato into small pieces and, in a bowl, combine with the avocados. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the bowl, and mix.
  4. Spread the guacamole on the cooked chicken breasts and wrap in bacon (two slices per chicken breast).
  5. Place the chicken on a pan on medium heat and fry until the bacon is crispy.

Recipe: High Protein Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

High Protein Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

These cookies are quick, easy, and perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth while keeping your diet in check. No added sugars or crazy ingredients. Great for kids, too!

Ingredients

  • 3 Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats*
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 2 Scoops Whey Protein (preferably vanilla)
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon

*Add more oats as necessary to get a clumpy consistency

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas in a bowl, then add all other ingredients and mix well.
  2. Place 8-10 medium-sized scoops of the mixture on a non-stick baking sheet (or foil or parchment paper).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (or until golden brown).

Recipe: High Protein Crock-Pot Chili

High Protein Crock-Pot Chili

It's winter time, and there's no better way to stay warm than with a big bowl of chili. Most chili recipes you'll see floating around the internet are extremely oily and loaded with salt, leaving you feeling greasy and bloated. My take on this classic, however, is low in sodium, high in protein, and bursting with flavor. Grab a bowl, for winter is coming!

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. lean ground beef or turkey (85% lean or better)
  • 1 onion
  • 5- 10 oz. cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles (No salt added)
  • 3- 15 oz. cans black beans (reduced sodium)
  • 1- 15 oz. can kidney beans
  • Mrs. Dash Chili Seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the ground turkey/beef in a skillet or pot on medium heat to cook until browned.
  2. While cooking, lightly season the ground turkey/beef with garlic powder and black pepper.
  3. While cooking, add diced onion to ground turkey/beef.
  4. When fully cooked, drain all excess oil from the skillet/pot and put ground turkey/beef in the crock pot.
  5. Add all other ingredients (beans, tomatoes, chili seasoning) to the crock pot, thoroughly mix, and cover.
  6. Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Recipe: Healthy Almond Crusted Chicken Strips

Healthy Almond Crusted Chicken Strips

Chicken breasts are a staple of any healthy diet. They're low calorie, high protein, and extremely affordable. Unfortunately, eating plain chicken week after week gets boring. REALLY boring. Spice things up with these juicy, all-natural, breaded strips. Great for kids, too!

Ingredients

  • 6 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Fine-ground almond flour
  • 4 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend*
  • 4 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Chicken Grilling Blend
  • Olive oil

*For kids, go light on the Extra Spicy Blend and double up on the Chicken Grilling Blend (or use another Mrs. Dash seasoning).

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash the chicken breasts, dry with a paper towel, and slice into halves.
  3. On a baking sheet, coat the chicken strips in olive oil (I prefer to use the spray).
  4. In a bowl, mix almond flour and Mrs. Dash seasonings.
  5. One at a time, put each chicken strip into the bowl and roll around until completely covered with the flour/seasoning mixture. Use additional flour and seasoning if necessary.
  6. Place chicken strips back on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes (or until golden brown).

Macros*

Calories = 260

Fat = 11 g

Carbs = 4 g

Protein = 38 g

*Each serving is two strips. Recipe makes approximately 6 servings.

Recipe: Low Carb Spaghetti With Ground Beef

Low Carb Spaghetti With Ground Beef

Spaghetti squash is a delicious, "real food" alternative to calorie-dense pasta. This versatile vegetable is cheap, easy to cook, and great for meal prep. Here is one of my favorite low carb, high protein recipes using spaghetti squash:

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef (85% or better)
  • Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
  • Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend
  • 8 oz. sliced white mushrooms
  • 6 oz. spinach
  • 24 oz. pasta sauce (ideally low sugar and low sodium)
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Face up on a baking sheet, coat the spaghetti squash in olive oil (I like to use the spray) and season with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb.
  4. Cook the spaghetti squash, face down, for 45 minutes-1 hour.
  5. Cook the ground beef in a skillet or pot on medium heat until browned.
  6. While cooking, lightly season the beef with Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy.
  7. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in olive oil on medium heat.
  8. After about 5 minutes, add spinach to the mushrooms and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  9. When the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the oil, and add the pasta sauce and sauteed spinach and mushrooms.
  10. Let the spaghetti squash cool for approx. 5 minutes after fully cooked, and then use a spoon to scoop out the "spaghetti".

Macros*

Calories = 318

Fat = 12 g

Carbs = 17 g

Protein = 35 g

*Recipe makes approximately 6 servings.

Recipe: Ground Turkey & Mixed Veggies

Ground Turkey & Mixed Veggies

Ground turkey with sautéed spinach, onions, and bell peppers is one of my go-to meal prep recipes. It's easy, cheap, and super versatile. I pair it with an avocado when I'm on a low carb kick, rice and black beans when I'm trying to carb up, or even fry it up with a few eggs to make a big omelet. Can't go wrong with this one!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground turkey (85% or leaner)
  • 6-10 oz. spinach
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • Coconut oil
  • Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground turkey in a skillet or pot on medium heat until browned.
  2. While cooking, lightly season the beef with Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle.
  3. Cut onion and peppers into thin slices and place on a separate skillet.
  4. In the skillet, saute peppers and onion in coconut oil on medium heat.
  5. After about 5 minutes, add spinach to the peppers and onion and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  6. When the ground turkey is fully cooked, drain the oil, and add the sauteed onion, peppers, and spinach.

Macros*

Calories = 360

Fat = 16 g

Carbs = 9 g

Protein = 47 g

*Recipe makes approximately 4 servings.