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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.