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5 Surprising Ways to Use Protein Powder

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    Who says dip is always filled with empty calories? Stir one scoop of pea or hemp into hummus, guacamole, or black bean dip, and you'll be less likely to go back for thirds. Research shows protein makes you feel more satisfied.

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    Put one scoop of whey or casein into your morning oatmeal. A recent New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center study finds that oatmeal keeps people more satiated than standard cereal. A scoop of protein powder will only up the filling factor.

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    Whisk two scoops of brown rice or hemp into pancake or waffle mix for a morning meal you'll feel less guilty about. A University of Missouri study shows that high-protein breakfasts help you maintain better insulin control.

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    Elevate your curries, soups, and stews from appetizers to main meals by adding two scoops of hemp protein.

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    Baked Goods

    Replace up to 1/4 cup of flour in a muffin or quick-bread recipe with whey or soy. We like these 9 Gluten-Free Muffins You Can Make at Home.