Help! What to do with protein powder?

Food & Recipes door thijs

Do you dislike whey shakes just as much as I do, but do you struggle to eat enough protein without them? No worries! There are a lot of possibilities out there for you to create meals and snacks with the powder, working as a perfect solution to making whey shakes. Today, I'm sharing my favorites!


This recipe is super easy and I eat it a lot (almost daily): some quark with protein powder and some delicious toppings.

Fresh orange and stracciatella quark

150 grams low fat quark, 50 ml low fat yoghurt, 15 grams Stracciatella Milkshake Smart Protein, 25 ml orange juice, handful cacao nibs.

Mix the quark, yoghurt, protein powder and orange juice. Sprinkle the cacao nibs on top. It’s nice if you eat it with some fresh fruit, like nectarine or apple.

Creamy chocolate quark

150 grams low fat quark, 30 grams cottage cheese light, 15 grams Chocolate Caramel Milkshake Smart Protein, 10 grams pure chocolate.

Mix the quark, cottage cheese and protein powder. Chop the chocolate and sprinkle on top. This recipe is great if you add some sweet fruit, like banana, raspberries or blueberries.


Protein powder is also really good if you combine it with oatmeal. This recipe below is my personal favorite.

Oatmeal with apple

40 grams oatmeal, 250 ml low fat milk, 10 grams Cookies & Cream Whey Perfection, 5 grams flaxseed, cinnamon, 1 diced apple.

Put all the ingredients in a pan and heat it (while stirring), until it forms a nice porridge. This is a great breakfast!


Fit Girl Roos shared her favorite recipe for protein pancakes with us. They are great for breakfast, but you can also take them with you as an on the road snack.

Vanilla pancakes

4 tablespoons ultra fine oats, 1 scoop vanilla whey, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 eggs, 2 eggwhites, 100 to 150 ml milk.

Mix all the ingredients with a mixer, and leave the mixture to set for 1 minute. The mixture should be quite thick. Bake little pancakes in a pan. Don’t turn up the heat too much – or else they will burn. Use a flat spatula to flip them over. Done! They are really good with some fruit, yoghurt or peanut butter.
What do you think about protein powder? Will you give it another chance after reading these tips? Share your thoughts or recipes in the comment section below!