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4 Protein Powder Recipes to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

4 Protein Powder Recipes to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Two major pain points for my clients and those I work with are sweets cravings and eating more protein. That’s why I love protein powder recipes and easy to make sweets and snacks that can satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth. The four recipes below have great macronutrient and calorie content but more importantly, are dense and filling.

How to make low-calorie, high-protein chocolate cake, Jell-O, popcorn, and ice cream.

Before we get into the recipes, I’ll mention that these are abbreviated recipes. If you need more detail, you can watch the videos throughout or I’ll link to the original post.

1. Chocolate Cake

You’ll need a sugar-free boxed cake mix of your choice. Additionally, you’ll need 1 can of Diet Coke or other diet soda. That’s it for the cake. Preheat the oven and bake for the instructed time on the box.

Chocolate Protein Icing
  • 8 oz fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 packet instant sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
  • 10 servings of fat-free whipped topping

Related: Low-Calorie Lemon Cake with Vanilla Protein Frosting

low-calorie chocolate cake and chocolate protein icing recipe

2. Protein Jell-O

  • 2 packets sugar-free Jell-O (I used Raspberry here, but you could use any flavor)
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • frozen fruit of your choosing (optional)
  • fat-free whipped cream (also optional)


3. Protein Popcorn

Vanilla Flavor
  • 1 Bag 100-Calorie Popcorn or Homemade Popcorn (1/2 tsp coconut oil and 2 Tbsp popping corn should net around 100-120 calories)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein


Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
  • 1 Bag 100-Calorie Popcorn or Homemade Popcorn (1/2 tsp coconut oil and 2 Tbsp popping corn should net around 100-120 calories)
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Serving Dark Chocolate Chips (60-70% cacao)
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Melt coconut oil and peanut butter, pour onto popped popcorn in a Ziploc bag, add protein powder, and shake. That’s it!

high protein snacks protein popcorn recipe

4. Protein Ice Cream

Strawberry Vanilla (200 Calories & 26g Protein)
  • 1 to 2 Handfuls of Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1/2 C Cashew Milk
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana (275 Calories & 27g Protein)
  • 1 Large Frozen Banana
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 Serving PB2 or Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 C Cashew Milk


That’s it. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your creations!

You'll love these easy to make protein powder recipes!