Healthy Recipes: 6 Protein-Packed Treats You'll Love!

Eating enough protein is as easy as saying "chocolate-banana soft-serve protein ice cream" three times fast. Enjoy all six of these delicious treats!

You might not know it, but protein powders are incredibly versatile. They can be shaken (not stirred) in a bottle for quick consumption, blended into smoothies with fruits and other ingredients, baked into healthier cookies, or mixed into your morning oatmeal. Once you think outside the standard "shake and slam," you'll discover a wide and wonderful world of protein recipes. We've got six of them right here!

From spinach-powered smoothies to protein muffins bursting with blueberries, we've got a wide array of delicious, protein-packed treats from the amazing athletes of Team MET-Rx. Every recipe here is as tasty as it is healthy, so enjoy. Just try not to lick your computer monitor.

1
MET-Rx She-Hulk Shake

This outstanding recipe comes from IFBB Figure pro and four-time Figure Olympia champ Nicole Wilkins. It's packed with protein and a hefty dose of micronutrients. Take a cue from Nicole and whirl up something nutritious, filling, and delicious!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

MET-Rx She-Hulk Shake PDF (112 KB)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 shake) Recipe yields 1
Amount per serving
Calories 164
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbs 7 g
Protein 26 g

2
MET-Rx Protein Pudding

Nicole Wilkins makes this modified pudding snack to satisfy her nutrition needs and her taste buds. It's a nutritious twist on a delicious classic.

Ingredients
Directions:
  1. Mix ingredients together and enjoy!

MET-Rx Protein Pudding PDF (109 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 350
Total Fat 12 g
Total Carbs 17 g
Protein 49 g

3
Chocolate-Banana "Soft Serve" Protein Ice Cream

NPC Bikini competitor Justine Moore's recipe is proof that we all scream for ice cream! With the right combination of chocolate and banana, Justine's twist on traditional, sugar-laden soft serve nicely emulates the dessert with an extra serving of protein and nutrients.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Put all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Chocolate-Banana "Soft Serve" Protein Ice Cream PDF (104 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 260
Total Fat 4.5 g
Total Carbs 30 g
Sugar 13 g
Fiber 7 g
Protein 25 g

4
Blueberry-Banana Muffins

Justine's recipe for these blueberry-banana muffins has amazing macros that can fit into anyone's meal plan. Pop 'em in the oven and then pop 'em into your mouth!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine banana, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, Stevia, and cinnamon in a large bowl, and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in MET-Rx Protein & Oats and blueberries with a spoon.
  4. Pour mixture into muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Blueberry-Banana Muffins PDF (110 KB)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 muffin) Recipe yields 4
Amount per serving
Calories 112
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbs 13 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 10.5 g

5
Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Shake

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Matt Weik likes to start his day with a breakfast smoothie that incorporates coffee and protein. This shake jolts you with fuel for both brain and brawn!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Mix ingredients in blender until thoroughly blended. Enjoy!

Wake-Me-Up Breakfast Shake PDF (123 KB)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 shake) Recipe yields 1
Amount per serving
Calories 252
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 26 g
Protein 37 g

6
Homemade Protein Bars

Store-bought protein bars can be full of sugar and other ingredients only food scientists could understand. Matt Weik has an easy homemade protein bar recipe for the times sweet cravings strike. These bars just take a little peanut butter, honey, spice, and something nice.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Mix the natural peanut butter and honey in a bowl, then microwave on high for 80 seconds.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients into a bowl. Spread into a 9x13 pan and let stand for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cut into 10 even pieces, wrap separately, and store in refrigerator.

Homemade Protein Bars PDF (114 KB)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 bar) Recipe yields 10
Amount per serving
Calories 261
Total Fat 14.5 g
Total Carbs 18 g
Protein 11.5 g

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