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Looking for more ways to sneak protein into your diet? Try out any of the 37 Plant-Based Protein Powder Recipes below and you may just add new recipes to your meal rotation.

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It’s not hard to get enough protein when eating a whole foods, plant-based diet. There’s tons of options that are just as protein-rich as their animal based counterparts. Try tofu, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and even some vegetables and fruit contain a good source of protein!

Most of the time, I personally try to get my complete protein and essential amino acids from these whole food forms of plants, but sometimes protein powders can be really helpful when trying to meet high-protein goals. Especially when you’re short on time or on-the-go and need a fast, extra boost of protein. 

Thankfully, there are tons of plant-based protein powders available today on the market nowadays. You can buy plain and unsweetened, basic vanilla, chocolate flavors, or even unique flavors like pumpkin spice, peanut butter, coffee, and more. 

You may find that the plant-based protein powder recipes below taste good even with a protein powder that wasn’t your favorite. This is a great way to use up any extra stock of protein powder in your pantry so you don’t need to waste any food. Plant-based protein powder is one of the many things in my pantry. Want to stock your own pantry? Check out this vegan pantry staples guide.

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How Much Protein is in Plant-Based Protein Powder?

The protein content in plant-based protein powder can vary depending on the specific type and brand of the product. Different plant sources have different natural protein concentrations. Common plant-based protein sources used in powders include a vegan protein blend including pea protein, brown rice protein, hemp protein, pumpkin seeds, split peas, and soy protein.

On average, a serving of plant-based protein powder can contain anywhere from 15 to 25 grams of plant-based protein per scoop, but again, some products may have more or less. It’s important to check the label of the specific product you’re using to get an accurate understanding of the amount of protein in your specific product. 

How to Use Plant-Based Protein Powder

There’s many ways to use plant-based protein powder. On the back label of most plant-based protein powders, you’ll find suggestions for use. This can be as simple as dissolving the protein powder in water or the milk of your choice, and giving it a good shake in a blender bottle, bowl with a whisk, a high-speed blender, or even a handheld frother.

Scooping protein powder into shaker bottle.

If I am being honest, this is my least favorite way to use protein powder. Aside from being completely boring, protein powder doesn’t always taste very good on its own (or worse, it tastes gritty or chalky). Even the best tasting plant protein powders just don’t taste amazing on their own. 

To solve this problem, I’ve rounded up 37 of the best vegan protein powder recipes that will help you hit your protein goals and satisfy your taste buds. Plus, these recipes are also packed with even more protein thanks to the inclusion of protein-rich ingredients and healthy fats like chia seeds, soy milk, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, nut and seed butter, and more. 

In the list below, you’ll find more than just smoothies and protein shakes. For breakfast, there’s pancakeschia puddingoatmeal (baked or overnight oats format), granola, and more. And for dessert, there’s cookies, fudge, energy bites, brownies, muffins, and all kinds of delicious snacks that are (bonus!) actually pretty good for you! So get your shopping list ready, because you’ll want to add more than a few of these plant-based protein powder recipes to your next meal prep session.

Note: If you’re in the mood for plant-based protein smoothies and shakes, you’ll find some great recipes for smoothies with protein powder on this list of high calorie smoothies for weight gain. Some of my favorite vegan protein smoothies and smoothie bowls involve just a couple handfuls of frozen fruit, a couple scoops of plant-based protein powder, and some plant-based milk, juice, or water. It can really be as easy as that! 

Plant-Based Protein Powder Recipes

If you’re looking to increase your protein intake, check out the list of 37 Plant-Based Protein Powder Recipes below. I’ve rounded up the best snacks, treats, and breakfasts so you can easily add more plant-based protein to your diet.

Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Pancakes


Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Pancakes by Rhian’s Recipes

Fluffy and soft, these gluten-free vegan protein pancakes are one of my personal favorite recipes! They’re made with simple, healthy ingredients like rolled oats, plant-protein, and sweet banana! These pancakes are also refined sugar-free and make a delicious and nutritious high-protein breakfast.
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Matcha Chia Pudding with Protein


Matcha Chia Pudding with Protein by Avocado Skillet

Start your morning with some lightly caffeinated protein pudding! This matcha-infused chia pudding with protein is delicious and will keep you full and energized for hours.
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Fudgy Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Brownies


Fudgy Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Brownies by The All Natural Vegan

Fudgy, delicious, AND packed with protein? These secretly healthy gluten-free vegan protein brownies are a great dessert or even breakfast as they are refined sugar-free and oil-free!
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Easy Vegan Protein Waffles


Easy Vegan Protein Waffles by Six Hungry Feet

Use your favorite plant-based protein powder to make these delicious vegan protein waffles. Serve them with fresh fruit, some maple syrup, and enjoy a satisfying and energizing breakfast.
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Vegan Protein Cookies


Vegan Protein Cookies by Pure and Simple Nourishment

Plant-based protein powder, peanut butter, and oats come together to make these delicious protein cookies. These cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate.
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Dragon Fruit Smoothie


Dragon Fruit Smoothie by The Healthful Ideas

Light, healthy, and so pretty, this dragon fruit smoothie is loaded with protein, antioxidants, and vitamins. This easy tropical smoothie is easy to whip up and will energize your day.
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Protein Overnight Oats with Protein Powder


Protein Overnight Oats with Protein Powder by Joyful Dumplings

Overnight oats are an easy way to meal prep breakfast (or snacks). This high protein meal will keep you full for hours and is completely customizable in terms of flavors and toppings.
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Vegan Protein Mug Cake


Vegan Protein Mug Cake by ZardyPlants

It doesn't get much easier than this fluffy and quick vegan protein mug cake. This delicious snack or dessert is a great way to get a quick protein boost after a strength training session or even just to satisfy a late night craving.
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No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Protein Balls with Almond Butter by XO&So

These oatmeal cookie protein balls taste like a classic cookie but are also loaded with protein! Make these delicious energy bites with only seven ingredients for a quick boost any time of day.
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Creamy Chocolate Protein Pudding


Creamy Chocolate Protein Pudding by My Plantiful Cooking

Creamy and decadent yet nourishing, this chocolate protein pudding is a great snack or dessert. This simple recipe is ready in only 5 minutes and you only need 5 ingredients to make it!
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Protein Granola


Protein Granola by The Honour System

Top your fruit and vegan yogurt with this protein granola for a healthy and satisfying breakfast. Haven't tried making your own granola? It's super easy and it's a great way to save money.
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No Bake Protein Bars with Almond Butter


No Bake Protein Bars with Almond Butter by Beside the Mountain

Make these easy no bake protein bars with almond butter with only 6 ingredients for an easy high protein snack or dessert. These delicious bars take only 15 minutes to prepare.
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Easy High Protein Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats


Easy High Protein Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats by Easy Chickpeasy

This healthy breakfast tastes just like a cinnamon roll, but is easy to prepare in advance. Rolled oats and protein powder make up this sweet dish that will keep you full for hours.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Bowl by I Heart Vegetables

Breakfast that tastes like a dessert? Yes please. This chocolate covered strawberry smoothie bowl gets a boost from plant-based protein powder and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
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Vegan Chocolate Protein Ice Cream


Vegan Chocolate Protein Ice Cream by The All Natural Vegan

Protein ice cream makes a great sweet treat for when you're overheated or just craving chocolate. This healthy vegan ice cream recipe is refined sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and completely delicious.
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Birthday Cake Protein Balls


Birthday Cake Protein Balls by The Healthful Ideas

These little protein balls taste like birthday cake! They're easy to make and freezer friendly, too.
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Matchacado Smoothie (Erewhon Copycat)


Matchacado Smoothie (Erewhon Copycat) by Avocado Skillet

Simple ingredients like matcha powder, avocado, and protein powder come together to make a filling and delicious green smoothie. This matchacado (Erewhon copycat) is a great recipe to make for breakfast or a snack.
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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies


Peanut Butter Protein Cookies by All Nutritious

You only need 5 ingredients to make these incredible peanut butter protein cookies! These are a great snack to increase muscle gain after weight lifting or just to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake


Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake by Our Love Language is Food

Creamy and dreamy is what I'd describe this Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake as, I mean it's basically pumpkin pie in healthy milkshake form. Make this shake with simple and wholesome ingredients, perfect for pre- or post-workout.
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Healthy Pumpkin Protein Bars (No-Bake)


Healthy Pumpkin Protein Bars (No-Bake) by One Wholesome Life

And if you love all things pumpkin, give these nutrient-dense pumpkin protein bars a try! They're wholesome and healthy with a little bit of chocolate for balance.
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Fresh Blackberry Protein Overnight Oats


Fresh Blackberry Protein Overnight Oats by Earth to Veg

Vanilla plant-based protein powder and blackberries shine in this delicious vegan breakfast recipe. Each jar has 29 grams of protein, and you can swap out the blackberries for another berry if you prefer.
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Protein Fluff Recipe


Protein Fluff Recipe by The Conscious Plant Kitchen

High-protein vegan fluff is a delicious little treat that is great for a post-workout snack. This recipe has 30 grams of protein per serving and is made without refined sugar.
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Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Protein Powder


Vegan Blueberry Muffins with Protein Powder by Joyful Dumplings

Healthy and packed with protein from the protein powder and antioxidants from the blueberries, these delicious vegan blueberry muffins are healthy AND indulgent. Enjoy them for breakfast, dessert, or a snack!
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Vegan Protein Shakes (4 Ways!)


Vegan Protein Shakes (4 Ways!) by Mae’s Menu

With 4 different variations, you can easily whip up a delicious protein shake and still get about 20 grams of protein (depending on the brand of plant-based protein powder you use and with no added sugar. These recipes utilize plain and unsweetened protein powder.
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Edible Protein Cookie Dough by Healthful Blondie


Edible Protein Cookie Dough by Healthful Blondie

Use a flavored protein powder you like (such as vanilla, peanut butter, or cookie dough!) in this easy recipe for healthy edible cookie dough! There's no need to bake this recipe, you can eat it straight off the spoon.
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Protein Fudge


Protein Fudge by The Honour System

Who knew fudge could be healthy? This protein fudge is made with only 6 ingredients and comes together in less than a half hour.
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Protein Packed Peanut Butter Brownies


Protein Packed Peanut Butter Brownies by Sweet Fix Baker

Peanut butter and chocolate make the perfect healthy brownie in this protein powder recipe. This delicious dessert packs a ton of delicious flavor without any refined sugar or gluten.
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Healthy Homemade Protein Bars


Healthy Homemade Protein Bars by iFoodReal

For even more protein, try these homemade protein bars with a nutty and protein powder base. They're also topped with yummy dark chocolate for a delicious 6-ingredient treat.
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3-Ingredient Low-Calorie Vegan Protein Balls


3-Ingredient Low-Calorie Vegan Protein Balls by Our Plant-Based World

This recipe for vegan protein balls could not be any easier (or delicious!). You only need 3 ingredients to make these easy no-bake treats.
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Easy High Protein Vegan Brownie Waffles


Easy High Protein Vegan Brownie Waffles by The All Natural Vegan

Brownie… waffles? Eat dessert for breakfast with this delicious recipe that happens to be protein-packed, refined sugar-free, oil-free, and gluten-free. This recipe is even packed with whole grains so you'll be full for hours.
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Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal


Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal by Running on Real Food

Baked oatmeal is a whole different ball game (even if you don't like traditional oatmeal!). This dish is perfect for meal prep and loaded with wholesome ingredients… and tastes like cake!
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Pear Banana Protein Smoothie


Pear Banana Protein Smoothie by Sip Sip Smoothie

You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious pear banana smoothie that actually tastes more like a milkshake! It's packed with plant based protein yet it's still light and refreshing.
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Homemade Perfect Bar Recipe


Homemade Perfect Bar Recipe by Lemons & Zest

Make delicious homemade copycat Perfect Bars with almond and oat flour for a healthy and satisfying protein bar. If you've never had them, these are peanut butter chocolate chip protein bars that are perfect for a post-workout snack.
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Easy 2 Minute Vegan Yogurt (High Protein)


Easy 2 Minute Vegan Yogurt (High Protein) by Okonomi Kitchen

If you've never tried mixing your plant-based protein powder into vegan yogurt, you don't know what you're missing. This recipe will actually teach you to make the yogurt (in minutes, with only 4 ingredients!) and highly recommends protein powder as an add-in.
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Protein Donuts Recipe

Protein Donuts Recipe by The Conscious Plant Kitchen


Protein Donuts Recipe by The Conscious Plant Kitchen

These protein donuts are low fat and low calorie but high in protein and flavor! Bake your donuts instead of frying them, and satisfy your cravings for way fewer calories.
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Healthy Protein Coffee Smoothie


Healthy Protein Coffee Smoothie by Veggies Don’t Bite

Caffeinated and satisfying, start your day with this healthy protein coffee smoothie! This simple and delicious recipe is secretly healthy (spinach you can't even taste!) and easy to make.
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Strawberry Protein Jam


Strawberry Protein Jam by Sweet Simple Vegan

Protein jam is a great way to add an extra boost of plant-based protein to simple meals like toast or PB&J. Whip up this flavorful jam with your favorite berries for a sweet and healthy treat.
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  1. Laura Arteaga says:

    Great list of recipes! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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