8 Easy-To-Make Protein Recipes

Getting enough protein to support your muscle-building goals is easy with these quick, delicious recipes. Try one tonight!

We all know the drill: Pour a scoop of protein into 8 ounces of water, shake, and chug. Sure, it's easy, but it can get a little boring. To save you from your regular protein routine, the athletes of Team MuscleTech have put together their favorite recipes.

From waffles, to muffins, to protein almond bark, these recipes provide all the protein you need and the flavor you want. Don't call yourself a chef? Don't worry! These eight recipes are simple and fast. Even cooking newbies will feel confident in the kitchen.

Let's get cooking!

1

Protein Almond Bark

Health coach and bikini competitor Caroline Tusiuk swears by this delish recipe to combat her sweet tooth. Prepared with crushed almonds and almond butter, this bark provides a hearty dose of healthy fats. Add in a scoop of protein powder in any flavor and you're looking at the perfect sweet treat for any low-carb diet plan.



Ingredients

Extra-virgin coconut oil 3 tbsp


Crushed almonds 1/3 cup


Almond butter 1 tbsp


Unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup



Directions
  1. Melt coconut oil and mix with protein powder.
  2. Pour mixture on parchment paper and spread.
  3. Top with almond butter, crushed almonds, and coconut.
  4. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  5. Remove and break apart.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 portion
Recipe yields: 3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 245
Total Fat19.7 g
Total Carbs7 g
Protein13.3 g
2

Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffle

When bikini competitor Nicole Christine wakes up, she does breakfast right! Her high-protein peanut butter and chocolate waffle is the perfect mix of nutrients for a healthy start to the day. This waffle is made with PB2 in order to keep the total fat content down, so it's great if you need a lower-fat breakfast.



Ingredients

Oatmeal 1 cup



PB2 2 tbsp


Egg white 1


Water 1 cup


Stevia 2 tbsp


Cinnamon 2 tbsp



Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
  2. Pour mixture into a preheated waffle maker.
  3. Cook 3-5 minutes.
  4. Enjoy with some honey or PB2.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 portion
Recipe yields: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 241
Total Fat5 g
Total Carbs31 g
Protein18 g
3

Performance-Boosting Pre-Workout Shake

Whether your goals are performance- or physique-based, pre-workout nutrition is essential to success. Lifestyle coach and bodybuilder Jase Stevens knows the right pre-workout shake can make all the difference in his workout, so he uses this recipe to fuel his body properly.

This shake is the perfect blend of high-quality protein, carbohydrates, and some healthy fats. "I use one teaspoon of cinnamon to help increase insulin sensitivity and assist my body in dispersing carbs efficiently to the muscle cells," says Stevens. "I also add some sea salt so I get enough sodium to avoid cramping."



Ingredients

Quick oats 1 cup


Almond butter 2 tbsp


Medium banana 1/2


Cinnamon 1 tbsp


Sea salt 1/4 tsp


Water 2 cups



Directions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 portion
Recipe yields: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 412
Total Fat12 g
Total Carbs44 g
Protein32 g
4

Coconut Protein Almond Bark

"It's one of my favorite recipes for sure," says men's physique competitor Blake Muracco. "It's a great contest-prep treat because it provides healthy fat and lots of protein."

Not only does this recipe taste great, it's super easy to make. Plus, it's made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!



Ingredients

Coconut oil 1-1/2 tbsp



Almonds 1/3 cup



Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave for 15-30 seconds, or until the oil is liquid.
  2. Stir until the consistency is even, and pour onto parchment paper.
  3. Place in the freezer for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Break apart and eat up!


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 portion
Recipe yields: 3 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 327
Total Fat23 g
Total Carbs8 g
Protein22 g
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5

Protein Banana Muffins

Made with just a few wholesome ingredients, you'll feel good about trying this recipe. Powerlifter Sam Amorim loves to eat them as a post-workout snack. They're also great to carry with you when you know you'll need a protein-rich treat!



Ingredients

Flour 1/2 cup


Banana 1



Cashew milk 1 cup


Egg 1


Baking powder 1 pinch



Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Pour into non-stick muffin tins.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 muffin
Recipe yields: 6 muffins
Amount per serving
Calories 94
Total Fat2 g
Total Carbs14 g
Protein5 g
6

Protein-Packed Pancakes

Figure competitor Lindi Carter's ultra-quick pancake recipe is the perfect breakfast for people with a hectic schedule. "The first time I tried these, I fell in love," says Carter. "Now, they're a staple in my meal prep. You'd never guess they were protein pancakes!"



Ingredients

Pancake mix 1-1/3 cup



Egg white 6


Water 1/2 cup



Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Pour onto a heated pan in 5-inch circles.
  3. When bubbles form, flip and cook until done.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pancake
Recipe yields: 5 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 178
Total Fat2 g
Total Carbs27 g
Protein13 g
7

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This recipe is bodybuilder Kyle Glickman's all-time favorite shake. It's rich in protein, high in healthy fats, and has just enough carbs to keep your energy up throughout your day. Try it next time you're in a hurry!



Ingredients

Medium banana 1


Peanut butter 1 tbsp


Vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) 12 oz.


Ice as desired


Fat-free whipped cream as desired



Directions
  1. Place all ingredients except the whipped cream in a blender and blend.
  2. Top with whipped cream and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 shake
Recipe yields: 1 shake
Amount per serving
Calories 481
Total Fat13 g
Total Carbs34 g
Protein57 g
8

Cookie Dough Protein Treats

Need a break from your usual protein shake? Try this delish cookie dough option instead. Bodybuilder and fitness model Jay Primarolo is the creator of these excellent treats! They offer a perfect blend of protein and healthy fats with just a touch of carbs to provide well-balanced nutrition.

If you're really watching your carbs, you can decrease the count further by opting for sugar-free maple syrup.



Ingredients

Almond meal 1 cup


Nut butter 1/2 cup


Pure maple syrup 1/4 cup


Mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup



Directions
  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form into bite-sized balls.
  3. Place in fridge until ready to eat.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 treat
Recipe yields: 12 treats
Amount per serving
Calories 178
Total Fat10 g
Total Carbs13 g
Protein9 g
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