I know there are times when I am seriously looking to cut fat and lose weight asap. Usually, this is after a serious weekend of eating delicious foods made from full fat, simple carbs, and lots of sugar, and also a generous amount of red vino.

So the week following a weekend like this is when I crave protein powder recipes. Simply because I am looking for something plain and light on my stomach, also to balance out the awesome weekend of festivities.

Eating recipes high in protein is beneficially for fast weight loss as it helps your body burn more at resting rate, which results in using more energy. Of course, you already know, the more energy you use and the less you consume, you lose weight.

So how do you make protein powder recipes when you want to lose weight and balance from the weekend?

You simply try my 14 skinny high protein powder recipes and enjoy them throughout the week.

The majority of the recipes include pea protein powder, natural unflavoured whey protein, flavored whey protein powder, and rice protein powder.

Most of these recipes are super easy and quick to make. I would love to show you how to make amazing food porn from protein powder but honestly, it isn’t my forte. I’m one who loves to eat and sadly not so much to bake.

What you can expect however are the recipes to be perfect for busy health conscience people like me. That means they’re sugar and gluten free and majority dairy frees too!


14 Skinny Protein Ball Recipes

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serves 1

Calories: 262/ Carbs: 9g/ Fibre: 2g/ Fat: 10g/ Protein: 34g


  • 2 tbsp. Stevia Syrup* ( 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup granulated Stevia, 1 tsp. xanthan gum powder- Boil the two cups of water in a small or medium-sized sauce pan. Add the stevia to the boiling water, and then slowly add the Xanthum gum. Whisk it well until the gum is completely dissolved. Decrease the heat and then let the mixture cool)
  • 40g vanilla flavored protein powder (I use Vanilla Rice protein, but whey protein would taste great also, it’s your call!)
  • 15g of 100% cacao powder unsweetened chocolate


  1. Combine n a small bowl, stevia syrup, whey protein, and chopped chocolate. The mixture will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  2. Place in a plastic bag and microwave mixture for 15-20 seconds for a softer bar. Alternatively, for a harder bar simply knead the mixture in the plastic bag until it firms, allowing it to then cool before enjoying it.

*you could replace stevia syrup with raw unpasteurized honey, rice malt syrup, or IsoMalto-Oligosaccharides (IMO).




serves 1

Calories: 325/ Carbs: 17g/ Fibre: 8g/ Fat: 8g/ Protein: 47g


  • 30g vanilla pea protein powder
  • 1/2 cup grated cauliflower, roughly chopped (or ground almonds, or oat bran)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp.(13g) chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened Vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil


  1. processor cauliflower into your food processor, until it looks like rice
  2. Add protein powder, egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds, and almond milk to the process and blend until smooth
  3. Preheat a non-stick pan with 1/2 tsp. coconut oil coconut oil
  4. Add 1 heaped tbsp. of mixture onto the heated pan and flip once the bottom cooks, repeat until mixture is finished!
  5. Serve with granulated stevia, like xyz on top and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, enjoy!!





serves 1

Calories: 375/ Carbs: 37g/ Fibre: 20g/ Sugar: 6g/ Fat: 15g/ Protein: 37g


  • 30g vanilla pea protein powder
  • 300g frozen broccoli
  • 1/3 continental cucumber
  • 2 heaped cups baby spinach
  • 1 serve wheat grass powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 medium avocado (60g) or 1/4 cup rolled oats (depends if you’re feeling carbs or fats for brekkie)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 serve slippery elm powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup pure water


  1. Add all ingredients into a powerful high speed blender, and blend on high for 45 seconds until super smooth, thick and creamy.





Makes 12 Cookies

Calories: 127/ Carbs: 5g/ Fibre: 3g/ Fat: 7g/ Protein: 13g


  • 150g vanilla rice protein powder
  • 100g Peanut butter or almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 30g flaxseeds, ground into a meal
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. psyllium husk
  • Juice and rind of one fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup granulated stevia*


  1. Preheat oven to 320f/180c
  2. Combine all ingredients together and add enough water to bind the mixture well.
  3. Divide mixture into 12 cookies and place on a lined baking tray
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheat oven
  5. Allow to cool before enjoying!

*Granulated stevia can be replaced with your choice of sweetener (coconut nectar, rice malt syrup, etc.)



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Serves 8

Calories: 284/ Carbs: 11g/ Fibre: 5g/ Sugar: 2g/ Fat: 23g/ Protein: 14g

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp. natural organic peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup silken Tofu (can be replaced with Greek Yoghurt)
  • 1 cup avocado
  • 1/3 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white

Chocolate Swirl Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 drops vanilla stevia (or sweetener of choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 325f or 160c
  2. Combine all crust ingredients together until you get a crumbly, gooey crust. Add more milk if it’s too dry
  3. Press down the mixture on a spring from 7′ pan
  4. Combine all the filling ingredients and blend everything together until smooth and creamy
  5. Pour the mixture on top of the crust and then cook it for about 35-40 minutes
  6. Add cheesecake into the refrigerator once cooked and leave it overnight or at least 4 hours
  7. Combine chocolate sauce ingredients and make a sauce that you could pour over the cheesecake before serving
  8. Divide cheesecake into 8 slices, and enjoy!

*For a lower calorie version you could remove the crust entirely from the recipe or the chocolate swirl


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Makes 12 muffins

Calories: 139/ Carbs: 12g/ Fibre: 3g/ Sugar: 2g/ Fat: 7g/ Protein: 8g


  • 1 cup spelt flour flour
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 3 large egg white
  • 1 cup silken tofu (can be replaced with Greek Yoghurt)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup rice protein powder (or whey or pea protein)
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated Stevia (or your sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (or any berries you like!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350f or 170c
  2. Place liners in muffin tin or lightly grease with coconut oil
  3. Combine wet ingredients together, and mix well
  4. Combine dry ingredients together, and mix well
  5. Combine both mixtures and mix well
  6. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 of the way, spread evenly
  7. Add about 8 blueberries on top of each muffin. Only gently push down on them.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes
  9. Stores in fridge for 1-2 weeks!


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Serves 1

Calories: 305/ Carbs: 31g/ Fibre: 8g/ Sugar: 6g/ Fat: 9g/ Protein: 26g


  • 1/2 can of organic chickpeas or white beans (drained, and rinse- really well)
  • 15g protein powder (choose your preference- whey, rice, pea-all works fine!)
  • 1 egg
  • tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. granulated stevia (or your sweetener of choice)


  1. Blend everything together in your food processor and then microwave for 2-3 minutes
  2. Enjoy!





Makes 12

Calories: 88/ Carbs: 3g/ Fibre: 1g/ Sugar: 0g/ Fat: 7g/ Protein: 4g


  • 1/2 cup vanilla rice protein powder
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated Stevia (or your sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  2. Roll balls into 12 and coat in unsweetened desiccated coconut (optional)
  3. Keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge or keeps for months in the freezer





Serves 1

Calories: 233/ Carbs: 8g/ Fibre: 2g/ Sugar: 2g/ Fat: 5g/ Protein: 41g


  • 1/2 cup grated broccoli
  • 1 serve of unflavoured protein powder ( I use pea)
  • 3 x large egg white
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Pinch of parsley


  1. Blend broccoli into broccoli looking rice with a food processor
  2. Add protein, and eggwhites and 2 tbsp. water and blend further until smooth
  3. Preheat non-stick pan with coconut oil
  4. Add 1 heaped tbsp. into pan and cook until patties are firm
  5. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!





Serves 1

Calories: 200/ Carbs: 26g/ Fibre: 6g/ Sugar: 12g/ Fat: 2g/ Protein: 21g


  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup Frozen Strawberries* (or any berries/fruit you love)
  • 1/2 tsp. Xantham Gum


  1. Mix everything into a powerful high-speed blender until smooth!
  2. Serve and Enjoy!

*For a real low-calorie option use flavored essence (Strawberry, peppermint etc.) instead of real fruit and save (78 calories)





Calories: 101/ Carbs: 10g/ Fibre: 5g/ Sugar: 2g/ Fat: 5g/ Protein: 8g

Makes 8 Pieces


  • 1 can of pumpkin puree (425g) Or make it yourself by blending butternut squash/ sweet potato (or could also be swapped for a can of white beans or black beans)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated stevia (or use 1/4 cup of any sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate flavored protein-protein (pea, rice, or whey all works fine!)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 3 large egg whites


  1. Preheat oven 375f or 180c
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and combine really well
  3. Pour the mixture into a nonstick baking pan
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes
  5. Cut into 8 pieces once cooked
  6. Keeps 1-2 weeks
  7. Enjoy with a side of vanilla protein fluff!


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Serves 1

Calories: 305/ Carbs: 16g/ Fibre: 14g/Fat: 3g/ Protein: 56g


  • 1/2 cup unflavoured protein (rice, pea, or whey)
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Choose Your herb to taste: Rosemary, Thyme, or parsley,
  • 1/4 tsp. onion granules
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl, until you get a dough like consistency
  2. Add 1/2 tsp. coconut oil into the pan to heat
  3. Spread the dough into the pan evenly
  4. Flip dough once it’s cooked on one side
  5. Add topping of choice and bake in the oven for 10 minutes extra to crispy the bread and cook the toppings!


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Serves 6

Calories: 80/ Carbs: 3g/ Fibre: 1g/ Sugar: 1g/ Fat: 6g/ Protein: 5g


  • 4 tbsp. coconut butter melt for 20 seconds in the microwave to soften (could be replaced with organic peanut or almond butter)
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop (3og) Vanilla whey protein powder ( or rice protein)
  • 3 tbsp. granulated stevia (replace with any sweetener of your choice)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-size bowl, and mix well
  2. Line a medium square Tupperware container with baking paper
  3. Pour mixture into a medium square Tupperware container and freeze for 10 minutes
  4. take fudge out and cut into 6 cubes, then enjoy!


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makes 1/2 cup Icing

Full Recipe Calories: 122/ Carbs: 3g/ Sugar: 1g/ Fat: 1g/ Protein: 24g


  • 1 serve vanilla whey protein powder (you could use any flavor you like!)
  • Continually Add 1 tbsp. of unsweetened almond milk per time until you get the right consistency
  • Add 2 tbsp. granulated Stevia (can be replaced with any sweetener of your choice)


  1. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl, and beat with a handheld beater until it becomes thick and soft peaks.


Bottom Line: Protein powder recipes are great for swapping carbs for extra protein, and ultimately this change will multiply your weight loss effects. If you’re looking for a guilt free sweet treat or looking for something super lean, then you’ll find a recipe for you in this article.

Elizabeth Marks

Having been overweight and unhealthy her whole childhood, Elizabeth turned things around 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her passion for health and weight loss is only second to her immense knowledge and creativity for delicious low calorie cooking. A Marathon runner, Entrepreneur, Soccer Lover and fan of all things Diamond.