All the ways to use protein powder in your meals to give your body a boost
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Protein is essential to helping our bodies feel the best they can. It’s not only an important building block for our cells, but it also helps build new cells and repair old ones. Plus, it helps us feel full for longer periods of time and prevents sugar crashesWhile protein is clearly super important, it can be a challenge to get our bodies the adequate amounts they need day to day. One way we’ve made our lives easier is by sneaking plant-based protein powder into our meals, snacks, and even our beverages. (Seriously, protein powder in our coffees is a total game changer!)

The  plant-based protein powder we absolutely l-o-v-e is from Planet Protein. We’re obsessed with the Chocolate Magic flavor because it’s organic, vegan, and gluten-free, and it also makes our smoothies taste like the dreamiest of dreamy chocolate shakes. There’s no chalkiness or weird aftertaste, and it has just the right amount of sweetness.

And even better than the delicious taste is the clean ingredient list. Planet Protein’s Chocolate Magic protein powder is made with only eight ingredients:

  • Organic Pea Protein: Filling, easily digestible
  • Organic Cacao: Full of antioxidants, increases alertness/focus 
  • Coconut Cream: Rich source of vitamins, natural sweetener 
  • Reishi Mushroom: Anti-inflammatory, oxygenates the body
  • Himalayan Salt: Promotes circulation
  • Chia Protein: High in fiber, packed with vitamins and minerals, filling
  • Quinoa Sprouts: Packed with fiber, full of vitamins
  • Stevia: Helps control blood sugar levels

And we’re especially impressed with their their zero-waste protein program, which allows you to return your empty bags for Planet Points. (You save $$ and waste, win win).  Oh, and did we mention the powder comes with the cutest wooden scooper ever? Who knew a scooper could boost our lives with so much joy!

We’re such big fans of everything Planet Protein is doing to promote a sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle, which is why we’re super excited to offer our WC community a special discount on the Chocolate Magic plant-based protein powder. Order now and you’ll get an extra 20% OFF Chocolate Magic and any $40+ order sitewide!

Just enter code: WHOLESOMECULTURE at checkout. 

Try it in your smoothie bowls, brownies, coffee drinks… the list goes on and on!

And check out more ways to add plant-based protein powder in your everyday — from protein pancakes to protein pizza dough. (P.S. if someone ever asks you how you get protein on a vegan diet, you’ll now have 14 new answers!)

14 ways to use protein powder in your meals to give your body a boost

1. Protein Pancakes

Pancakes are a perfect base for protein powder. And if you’re craving something chocolate-y and protein-filled, we love this Chocolate Protein Pancakes recipe from Full of Plants.

Sprinkle chopped nuts on top and you’ll boost your meal with even more protein and get an added crunch.

2. Protein Brownies

If you ask us, brownies are pure bliss. So why not add a few tablespoons of protein to make them a little more nutritious?

We like this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie for inspiration on how to incorporate protein into your batter. And check this blog post for our drool-worthy recipe for Double Chocolate Brownies from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

3. Protein smoothies and smoothie bowls

No surprise here, but protein powder mixes effortlessly in smoothies.

We love adding protein to our Twix Smoothie and Bubblegum Smoothie recipes from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

4. Protein Cookies

Kick your baked goods game up a notch by adding protein powder to your cookies.

We’ve got our eyes on these yummy Chocolate Protein Cookies from EmilieEats. YUM.

5. Protein Coffee

Skip the creamer and add protein powder instead. You’ll get all the creamy frothiness + extra protein to kick off your day.

Plant based protein powder coffee

And to find out which plant milk you should be putting your morning coffee, take our quiz!

6. Protein Oatmeal

Generally, we add one scoop of our Planet Protein powder to every one cup of oats. But if you want more direction, check out this  protein oatmeal recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.

Plant protein powder oatmeal

And for extra sweetness, we’re partial to adding agave and banana slices on top.

7. Protein Soup

Adding a scoop of unflavored protein powder to your soup is an efficient way to up your protein intake without compromising flavor. Tip: add it slowly, that way you’ll avoid getting clumps in your soup.

8. Protein Energy Bites

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Make your energy bites pockets of protein with these Protein Chia Banana Energy Bites from Ambitious Kitchen or these No Bake Protein Packed Energy Bites from Ahead of Thyme.

9. Protein Pudding

We love this Chocolate Chia Pudding from Running on Real Food made with protein powder, chia seeds, and almond milk.

Added bonus: chia seeds are loaded omega-3s. Find out more reasons about why we need omega 3s: here.

10. Protein Hummus

Make your hummus extra creamy and delicious by adding protein to your chickpea creation. Of course, we wouldn’t recommend adding vanilla or chocolate to hummus, but unflavored protein powder is a great option. We’re fans of this protein-packed recipe from Pulsin.

11. Protein Banana Bread

Check out this recipe from @PlantifulAlex for inspiration on how to include protein powder in banana bread.

If we’re feeling adventurous (and extra hungry), we’ll slather some almond butter on our slice of banana bread. Mmm.

12. Protein Pizza Dough

Pizza addicts, this one’s got your name on it! And seriously, this Protein Pizza Dough recipe from A Beautiful Mess is unlike anything we’ve ever tried before — in the best way possible.

Protein powder pizza crust
Photo: Abeautifulmess.com

Add your favorite veggies and vegan cheese, and you’re good to go!

13. Protein Muffins

Oh, muffins. We love you so much. Try these delicious Vegan Protein Muffins from Vegan Huggs and we’re in love with these Double Chocolate Protein Muffins from Eating Bird Food, if you’re craving something extra chocolate-y.

14. Protein Dressings and Sauces

Sprinkle protein in your salad dressings and pasta sauces to give your meals extra nutrients. We find it goes especially well with creamier dressings rather than lighter vinaigrettes.

Want more protein in your life, check out this post: Get more protein in your diet with these yummy plant-based snacks

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