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34 Delicious Whey Protein Recipes Absolutely Worth Trying

34 Delicious Whey Protein Recipes Absolutely Worth Trying
Monica Green
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These tasty whey protein recipes will quickly become your go-tos for packing in both great macros and flavour.

You can do way more with whey protein than just down it after your workout, though I'm not judging anyone for doing just that. You just might wanna spice things up a little.

From tasty desserts to quick snacks and shakes, these are our top 34 whey protein recipes guaranteed to make your tastebuds happy and help keep your progress in the gym on track.

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What is whey protein?

Before we get into it, let’s unpack whey protein for a minute. Whey is a byproduct of the cheese production process that has been repurposed to be used in protein powders. There’s a variety of different whey protein types, from concentrate, to isolate, to hydrolysate — any of which can be used in the following recipes.

Whey protein breakfast recipes

Whether you’re trying to build muscle, or just live an active lifestyle, having a high-protein breakfast is important. In order for your body to function properly, it’s important to eat protein at regular intervals throughout the day.

Starting the day with 20-30g of protein will not only promote muscle protein synthesis, but it will also help keep you full until it’s snack or lunch time.

1. High-protein cinnamon baked oat cake

Cake for breakfast? OK, silly question.

This fluffy cinnamon baked oat cake is topped with an indulgent cream-cheese glaze that’s guaranteed to start your day off on the right foot. 33g of protein and 332 calories, I can’t wait to give this one a go.

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High-Protein Cinnamon Baked Oat Cake

Cake for breakfast? Yes please.

2 years agoBy Monica Green
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
332 33g 35g 8g

2. Salted caramel overnight wheat biscuits

After seeing this breakfast idea take over TikTok, we couldn’t resist making our own.

This salted caramel overnight Weetabix recipe couldn’t be simpler, and it delivers a massive 54g of protein. Perfect for anyone who prefers a sweet breakfast over savoury.

Recipes

Salted Caramel Overnight Weetabix | High-Protein Breakfast

A sweet protein hit to start your day right.

2 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
480 54g 50g 5g

3. Frozen protein pancake meal prep

OK, sometimes pancakes in the morning feels like a bit of a mission. But what if we told you it doesn't have to be that way... That's right, this recipe transforms protein pancakes into an easy, 5 minute breakfast.

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Frozen Protein Pancake Meal Prep

Transform your morning routine in a matter of minutes. 

10 months agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
416 41g 51g 6g

4. High-protein cookie cereal

OK, OK, this recipe may have been intended for Valentine's Day, but who says you can’t make yourself heart-shaped cereal any day of the year?

This breakfast option couldn't be more adorable, and it delivers 11g per serving. For anyone who wants to start the day in style.

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Valentine’s Day High-Protein Cookie Cereal

These are the cutest little cookies to spread some love.

2 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
289 11g 29g 14g

5. 4-Ingredient banana protein pancakes

This ridiculously easy, foolproof recipe will become your go-to breakfast pancakes recipe (and maybe even lunch and dinner).

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4-Ingredient Foolproof Banana Protein Pancakes

Make the perfect pancakes, even if you're a rookie.

28 days agoBy Emily Wilcock
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
115 15g 14g 1g

6. Sheet pan protein pancakes

Who said that you’ve gotta get the frying pan out to make pancakes? Because it wasn’t us.

In fact, we’re huge advocates for making life as easy as possible — enter, sheet pan pancakes. Pour your pancake mixture onto a baking sheet, pop it in the oven for 15 minutes, and as soon as you’ve prepped your toppings, it’s time to eat.

Recipes

Sheet Pan Protein Pancakes | Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast

Forget flipping, this recipe takes all the work out of getting a perfect stack of pancakes.

4 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
169 13g 22g 3g

7. High-protein blueberry oat muffins

Muffins are always a good idea, especially when they’re filled with blueberries. And you certainly won’t catch me complaining about muffins for breakfast.

Recipes

High-Protein Blueberry Oat Muffins

Muffin for breakfast? Yes, please.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
197 11g 25g 5g

8. 5-Ingredient high-protein breakfast tiramisu

Simplicity is key, especially at breakfast time. This tiramisu might look complex, but that’s the beauty of it, it’s so easy. Whip it up the night before and tuck in at breakfast time — it’s the only way to start the day.

Recipes

5-Ingredient High-Protein Breakfast Tiramisu

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
395 27g 41g 12g

9. Air fryer choco pops

Whether you're 8, 22, or 35, the craving for a super chocolatey bowl of cereal never really goes away. Only these days it’s protein cereal, not your childhood favourite.

Recipes

Air Fryer Choco Pops

Your favourite childhood cereal just got a macro-friendly makeover.

1 year agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
275 14g 34g 8g

Whey protein snack recipes

There’s plenty of information out there on the importance of nutritious meals, but information on healthy snacks is few and far between.

Snacks are essentially mini meals to keep us going until our larger meals. So it’s just as important that we fuel our body well through our snacks as well as our main meals.

Plus, if you’re working to might a high daily protein goal, snacks are the perfect way to boost your intake.

10. 3-Ingredient high-protein fudge

We’re starting off strong with this high-protein fudge from @fitwaffle. The perfect indulgent treat to satisfy that sweet tooth and support those gains. 16g of protein per serving and an ooey-gooey fudge texture, need I say more?

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3-Ingredient Protein Fudge

Chocolatey, fudgey goodness that packs a protein punch.

2 years agoBy Monica Green
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
304 16g 18g 19g

11. Protein churros

If you’re unfamiliar with churros, firstly, I’m sorry, secondly, they’re a type of fried dough, usually covered in sugar and dipped in chocolate or caramel sauce.

While they aren’t usually that macro friendly, Zac Kerr (@counting_zacros) has been doing the Lord’s work and created a recipe that delivers in the macro department.

6g of protein and just 49 calories per churro. Sign me up.

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Easy Protein Churros

A taste of the fun fair in your kitchen.

2 years agoBy Emily Wilcock
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
49 6g 5g 0.3g

12. Simple protein chocolate flapjacks

Flapjacks might often be thought of as a childhood recipe, but Kirsty Fletcher (@kirstyfletcher_) has given me reason to make them once again with this recipe.

These flapjacks are enrobed with protein chocolate (made with whey) and deliver 8g of protein and just 180 calories per portion. Win.

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Simple Protein Chocolate Flapjacks

Post-workout, mid-morning, or before bed. Every occasion is just right for a protein flapjack.

2 years agoBy Emily Wilcock
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
140 8g 18g 4g

13. Blueberry protein yoghurt clusters

130kcal and 9g of protein per cluster, these are a win. Refreshing yoghurt topped with peanut butter and enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. Need we say more?

Recipes

Blueberry Protein Yoghurt Clusters

The perfect frozen treat for hot days.

12 months agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
130 9g 10g 7g

14. NYC style choc chip cookies

Chocolatey, gooey and super chunky — exactly how cookies should be. For an extra treat, chuck some white chocolate chips in with the dark chocolate. Trust me, you won't regret it.

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NYC Style Choc Chip Cookies

Come on, we know you like your cookies chunky.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
298 11g 17g 19g

15. Ultimate cookie brownie recipe

Affectionately coined the “brookie”, a combination of two of the finest snacks there are. You guessed it, cookies and brownies.

Now that’s a snack time showstopper.

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Ultimate Cookie Brownie Recipe

If we were entering Bake Off, this would be our showstopper.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
202 7g 24g 8g

16. Fudgey avocado brownies

Ordinarily I like to enjoy my avocados on a slice of toast. But that was before I discovered avocado brownies. Using avocado instead of butter ensures you’ll get that gooeyness that every brownie needs, but they’re low in saturated fat and full of healthy fats.

High Protein Snacks

Fudgey One-Bowl Protein Brownies

So gooey, you’ll forget they’re actually good for you.

5 years agoBy Jennifer Blow
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
151 7g 12g 8g

17. High-protein white chocolate peanut butter cups

Using just four store cupboard ingredients, these peanut butter cups couldn’t be easier to pull together. The perfect snack to support your goals, while also satisfying your sweet tooth.

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High-Protein White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Creamy white chocolate with a rich, nutty centre. Yes, please.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
279 14g 13g 18g

18. The ultimate high-protein cookie

This cookie is honestly as good as it looks. It’s packed full of chocolate, protein and smarties. Your 3pm pick-me-up has never tasted so good.

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The Ultimate High-Protein Cookie

Now this is a protein hit worth your time.

5 months agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
425 65g 24g 22g

19. 1-Minute sticky toffee protein pudding

Two minutes is all it takes to pull together the easiest snack you’ve ever made. One minute for prep, one minute for baking (and maybe 30 seconds for it to cool down) and all that’s left is for you to wolf it down. That's snack time done right.

Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
126 24g 2g 2g

Whey protein pre-workout recipes

A shake isn’t the only option for a pre-workout boost. A pre-workout snack is my personal favourite way to go. Not only do you get a boost of energy to get through the doors of the gym, but you also get to tide yourself over to your next meal.

Plus, if you prefer a late night gym session, you won't be loaded up on caffeine that'll keep you up all night.

20. High-protein chocolate orange energy balls

It’s 3pm, you’ve been staring at the clock and you’re not sure you’re going to have enough energy to make it to 5pm.

But then you remember you pre-made some chocolate orange energy balls, and all is well in the world.

No, but really, these energy balls are the perfect pick-me-up or pre-workout snack. 4.6g of protein per serving and covered in chocolate. Ideal.

Recipes

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls | Protein Plates Recipe Book

These treats are the tastiest way to power your training.

7 months agoBy Joni McMullen
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
198 6g 17g 12g

21. Chocolate-stuffed banana muffins

Pre-workout doesn’t have to be a hurried shake on the way to the gym, it can be so much tastier, and these muffins are proof of that. Bananas are an excellent source of energy, providing you with the pre-workout boost you need, but without loads of added caffeine.

Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
264 13g 32g 10g

Whey protein dessert recipes

Dessert is the best time of the day, closely followed by snack time. Even if you’re trying to be strict on tracking your macros, it’s important that you still have some sweet treats to look forward to. Plus, if they boost your daily protein intake then it’s a win win.

22. New York protein cheesecake

This tasty New York protein cheesecake contains a fraction of the calories, fat and sugar of the classic but without skimping on the flavour.

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New York Baked Protein Cheesecake

Get one step closer to the Big Apple.

6 years agoBy Jennifer Blow
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
275 20g 17g 15g

23. Sharing cookie dough

When it comes to desserts, it doesn’t get much better than cookie dough. Warm, gooey, and tasty. And this one is packed full of protein.

But let me warn you, no matter how good it smells, leave it to cool for at least five minutes. I learned that the hard way...

Recipes

High-Protein Sharing Cookie Dough

Get your spoons at the ready.

4 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
363 27g 16g 20g

24. High-protein sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding has to be the greatest dessert. So, we did what we do best — added a scoop of Impact Whey to ensure its packing the macros and the flavour. And we succeeded.

Recipes

High-Protein Sticky Toffee Pudding

Probably the most delicious way to boost your protein intake.

4 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
344 17g 55g 4g

25. Low calorie protein cheesecake

Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, this recipe is sure to wow anyone lucky enough to get a slice. And those macros are pretty impressive too. 25g of protein in a dessert — sign me up.

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Protein Cheesecake Recipe | Low Calorie Cheesecake

A healthier twist on a classic dessert.

13 days agoBy Finlay Green
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
180 25g 10g 4g

Whey protein ice cream recipes

Ice cream plus protein — absolute dream team if you ask me. There’s no better post-workout treat than a protein-packed ice cream in the summer months. And don’t just take my word for it, load your freezer up with these goodies and tuck in after your sweatiest sessions.

26. Cottage cheese ice cream

Cottage cheese haters (we know you're out there) look away now. Everyone else, you need to try this recipe. 225kcal and 29g of protein, this is the ideal after-dinner sweet treat, and it couldn't be easier to make either. Once you've made your batch, stick it in the freezer and enjoy whenever you fancy.

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High Protein Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

One spoon of this cottage cheese ice cream and you’ll know exactly why this recipe went viral. It really does speak for itself.

11 months agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
225 29g 16g 4g

27. High-protein ice cream sandwich

No matter the time of year, an ice cream sandwich is an elite dessert, and I won’t hear otherwise. It's a taste of summer all year round.

Creamy, crunchy, and so tasty — the perfect way to round off any meal.

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High-Protein Ice Cream Sandwich

When it’s this hot, all snacks must feature ice cream. Those are the rules.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
195 10g 21g 8g

28. 5-Ingredient protein mochi ice cream

A couple of years ago these little ice cream balls of goodness took the world by storm.

Mochi balls, a traditional Japanese sweet snack, are the perfect blend of Japanese rice cake (mochi) and ice cream to create a bite sized ice cream sandwich.

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5-Ingredient Protein Mochi Ice Cream

Forget queuing round the block for your mochi ice cream fix, we’ve got the solution right here.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
206 8g 34g 4g

29. Peanut butter ice cream lollies

I said it before, but I stand by it, so I'll say it again, peanut butter makes everything better. And these lollies are no exception.

Recipes

Tasty Peanut Butter Ice Cream Lollies

Cool down post-workout with this nutty treat.

2 years agoBy Emily Wilcock
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
290 12g 18g 10g

30. 30-Second protein ice cream

Made in just 30 seconds, cooling down after the gym has never been so easy (or so tasty).

Recipes

Tasty 30-Second Protein Ice Cream & 9 Other Must-Try Recipes

All you'll need is a blender and few simple ingredients.

3 months agoBy Monica Green
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
148 13g 18g 3g

Clear Whey Protein recipes

If you favour juice to a creamy shake, you’ll probably also prefer juicy recipes. Luckily for you, we’ve got those covered too.

31. 4-Ingredient Clear Whey fruit jelly

I simply had to include at least one Clear Whey recipe on this list. But don’t worry, we’ll also have a comprehensive list of clear protein recipes coming to the blog soon.

And this Clear Whey fruit jelly couldn’t be simpler. Perfect for summer and anyone who fancies a bit of nostalgia … this whole jelly provides 29g of protein and a whole lotta flavour.

Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
426 26g 58g 10g

32. Vimto® Clear Whey gummy bears

Now it's time for some Clear Whey to cleanse the palette...

These Vimto® Clear Whey Gummy Bears are easier than you'd think, and they're the perfect treat without the cheat. And at just 65 calories and 15g of protein per serving, what more could you ask for?

Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
65 15g 0g 0g

33. Clear Whey rainbow ice lollies recipe

We're all for incredible summer recipes, regardless of the time of year. This one is no exception.

Super simple and unbeatably refreshing, these ice lollies don't disappoint. Featuring 101 calories and 9.5g of protein, these are perfect for laying in the sun post-sweat sesh.

Recipes

Clear Whey Rainbow Ice Lollies Recipe

Yep, we’re in denial about summer being over too.

3 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
Tropical: 101 9.5g 12.9g 1.3g
Berry: 85 6g 14.8g 0.6g

34. Clear Whey jelly sweets

Ok, these might look like soap, but stay with me. These are delicious.

Clear Whey Jelly Sweets are super simple to make, and will satisfy that sweet-tooth without any added sugar. And at just 18 calories and 3.5g of protein per sweet, you can much all day long.

Recipes

Clear Whey Jelly Sweets

Can’t shake your sweet-tooth? Try these.

2 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Macros:
Calories Protein Carbs Fat
18 3g 0g 0g

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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.
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