5 Interesting Ways to add Protein Powder (Plant Based or Whey) to your Nutrition Plan

If you are looking to add a little more protein into your diet, a quality protein powder (fermented and organic if possible) adds an easy protein punch.

September 1, 2022

If you are looking to add a little more protein into your diet, a quality protein powder (fermented and organic if possible) adds an easy protein punch. It is a versatile way to get more nutrients in. Look for products with 20g of protein and 0 -1 gram of sugar per scoop-just take a peek at the label, not all supplements are created equally. Quality ingredients are key – once you’ve chosen an option that works best for you, then let the fun begin!  


As a mom I like to balance kid friendly comfort foods with little nutrient boosts. Often with a scoop of protein powder, which takes the guess work out of nutrition which is very helpful when you’re busy but trying to create balanced meals for yourself and your family. I may serve frosty chocolate protein powder boosted smoothies for dessert or as a snack with hummus and veggie sticks after school.


And while we’re all familiar with the quintessential protein shake there are several additional ways to harness the nutrient dense protein powder and incorporate it into your diet without necessarily reaching for your blender.



So much more than a simple protein shake, this recipe takes your go-to smoothie to the next level. While you can certainly go minimalist with protein powder, a banana and non-dairy milk, try upping the ante with seasonal additions and superfood toppings*.  

*Pro tip – prep your frozen fruit in advance by chopping, cubing and freezing in are usable storage bag to save you time and ensure that you have enough ingredients for multiple batches. 

Superfood Creamsicle Smoothie Bars


  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen papaya or mango cubes 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 cup non dairy milk (or 1/2 C & 1/2 C water)
  • Sprinkle of raw cacao nibs 
  • Sprinkle of coconut shreds 
  • Sprinkle of hemp hearts or chia seeds
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon 


  • Blend frozen papaya, banana and milk in a     high-powered blender until smooth
  • Stir in the additions then pour into popsicle molds.     They don’t take long to freeze, enjoy after a couple of hours.


What’s better than banana bread? Banana bread with the added benefit of protein powder of course! I love adding a scoop of vegan protein powder to my banana bread, muffins, breakfast cookies and pancakes to add a touch of flavour and tons of nutrition. I’ve found success with adding chocolate flavoured protein powder as well as vanilla. The best fits are recipes where the batter is al ittle more dense versus a mixture that is light and fluffy. If you can add ground flax or chia to your mix, then protein powder seems to fit nicely as well


Particularly refreshing in the hotter spring and summer months, a power packed smoothie bowl is another go-to recipe for breakfast or lunch. To get a thick consistency, try using creamy frozen fruit like avocado as well as additional frozen fruit like mixed berries. Oat or coconut milk adds to the smooth sensation making things particularly frosty, and chocolate or vanilla protein powder works equally well here, depending upon your taste. Try topping with sliced mango, watermelon and mint for a summery fresh vibe. 


I’m very fond of protein packed granola – it makes for the perfect pre-made breakfast to suit the entire family or an easy on-the-go snack! In addition to all the dry goodies (oats, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, coconut shreds, golden raisins and chopped almonds), I add nut butter, maple syrup, and protein powder to add flavour and a protein punch before I pop the tray into the oven! Bake a tray or two at a time and store the mix in mason jars for a delicious homemade and healthy treat. Sprinkle over yogurt or enjoy by the handful on hikes, homemade granola always hits the spot.


Chia pudding is simple to make and delicious to enjoy! Adding protein powder to the mix makes for an unbeatable breakfast. I stir a scoop in with non-dairy milk, chia seeds, vanilla and maple syrup then let everything set overnight. I often mix up a batch of chia puddings in the evening and store them in the refrigerato rin mason jars. In the morning simply top with fresh fruit – a protein filled breakfast ready in a moment! 


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