Hey there, protein powder skeptic! Bet you didn’t know that adding protein powder to your meals can be a game-changer in hitting your fitness goals, did you? 

But wait, don’t roll your eyes just yet! 

Let me show you how versatile this mighty powder can be. 

From shakes to pancakes, we’re about to embark on a flavorful journey that’ll make you wonder why you didn’t jump on the protein powder train sooner. 

So buckle up, my friend, and let the ultimate protein shake showdown begin!

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Why You Need to Know what to Mix Protein Powder With

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You’re in for a treat! 

Knowing what to mix protein powder with can make your shakes way more enjoyable, plus, you get bonus points for the added nutrition.

Sounds like a win-win, right?


If you are not sure how many scoops of protein powder you need to use. Be sure to check out this article first.

30 Yummy Ways to Mix Up Your Protein Powder Game

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Let’s check out some awesome ways to take your protein powders from good to mouthwatering!

#1 Plain old water

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Water is an easy, no-fuss option to mix with protein powder. No added sugar and no extra calories.

Sweet and simple!

#2 Moo-licious milk

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Cow’s milk makes your protein shakes creamier and even packs in some extra protein.

Talk about a dynamic duo!

#3 Almond milk magic

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Almond milk is perfect for those who wanna ditch dairy. It’s low-calorie and has a nutty taste that’ll make you go nuts (I know, I am super funny 😆).

#4 Coconut water craze

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Take a trip to the tropics by mixing protein powders with coconut milk and water. It’s refreshing and loaded with electrolytes to keep you hydrated.

#5 Greek yogurt greatness

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Greek yogurt amps up the creaminess, thickness, and protein content of your shake, making it the ultimate snack before physical activities.

#6 Oat-standing oat milk

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Oat milk is another dairy-free dream with a creamy texture and natural sweetness that’ll make your protein shake oh-so-tasty.

Evander’s opinion

I often mix up some creatine with protein powder and oat milk after an intense workout.

This is definitely a life hack when it comes to muscle recovery.

#7 Fruit juice fiesta

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Combine protein powder with some fruit juice and give your shake a fruity twist. Extra flavor and vitamins?

Yes, please!

#8 Iced coffee concoction

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Mix protein powder with iced coffee for a caffeinated kick that’ll get your day started right.

#9 Nut butter bliss

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Another great thing to mix with protein powder is nut butter. You can use things like almonds or peanuts in your protein shake for extra creaminess, flavor, and healthy fats.


#10 Sneaky spinach

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Add spinach to your protein shakes for a secret boost of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Your taste buds won’t even know it’s there!

#11 Chia seed sensation

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Chia seeds add fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants to your shake, making it thicker and even more nutritious.

Evander’s opinion

I personally like chia seeds because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and make me feel full, which is very helpful during the summer when I try to cut some weight.

#12 Avo-lately delicious avocado

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Avocado adds healthy fats, a creamy texture, and a smooth texture to your protein shake, making it a very satisfying drink.

#13 Frozen fruit frenzy

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Frozen fruits like berries, mango, or banana bring natural sweetness and a refreshing chill to your protein powder shake

#14 Chocoholic’s cacao powder

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Cacao powder adds a rich, chocolatey taste and a dose of antioxidants to your favorite protein powder shake. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!

#15 Fabulous flaxseeds

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Flaxseeds give your shake a subtle nutty flavor, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a heart-healthy choice.

#16 Sweet maple syrup vibes

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Maple syrup in your protein shake? Yup! It’s like a breakfast party in a glass, and your taste buds are invited.

#17 Cinnamon spice and everything nice

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Wanna give your protein powder shake a warm hug? Add cinnamon for a cozy, comforting flavor that’s perfect when the leaves start to fall.

#18 Mocha madness

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Mix chocolate protein powder and vanilla protein powders with some hot coffee, and voila – a mocha-flavored shake that’ll make coffee lovers (like myself) do a happy dance.

Just be a little careful with this one as it is a great combination for letting go of some unwanted gasses…

Speaking of which, I did a post on why protein powder makes some people poop. You might want to check it out if you are curious.

#19 It’s pumpkin spice o’clock

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Adding protein powder to your pumpkin puree and some pumpkin pie will spice up your shake for a festive flavor that tastes like autumn in a glass.

Evander’s opinion

Pumpkin spice can be a bit expensive. But if you have a quality protein powder that is on the higher price end anyways, I highly recommended spending the few extra bucks to get yourself some pumpkin spice.

Just a few pinches will spice up your whole shake and will probably make you crave more of this muscle recovery supplement.

Trust me, I am speaking of experience…

#20 Cashew milk, anyone?

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Cashew milk is a dreamy, dairy-free option that’ll add creaminess and nutty goodness to your protein shakes.

#21 Orange juice madness

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Orange juice brings zesty flavor and a vitamin C boost to your protein powder shake. It’s like sipping on sunshine!

#22 Tofu twist

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Blend silken tofu into your shake for a silky-smooth texture and an extra kick of plant-based protein. Trust me, it’s good!

#23 Honey, we’re shaking things up

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A drizzle of honey in your protein powder shake adds natural sweetness with a hint of floral flavor.

You’ll be buzzing with delight!

#24 Cottage cheese? You bet!

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Cottage cheese in a protein shake might sound odd, but it adds extra protein and creaminess, turning your protein powder shake into a powerhouse.

Evander’s opinion

I am not a big fan of cottage cheese, especially when it comes to mixing my protein powder shake with it.

But hey, it is a cheese with extremely healthy fat so if you are a cottage cheese lover, go for it!

#25 Ice ice shaker

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Ice cubes make your protein shake frosty and refreshing, perfect to put in your shaker bottle for hot days or when you are cooling down after a workout session.

#26 Berry good times

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Blend some fresh or frozen berries into your protein powder shake for an antioxidant-packed, fruity burst of flavor.

#27 Sneaky zucchini

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Zucchini adds a serving of veggies to your protein powder shake without changing the taste.

It’s your nutrition ninja!

#28 Oats so satisfying

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Add dry oats to your protein shake for extra fiber and a filling touch that’ll keep you satisfied.

Evander’s opinion

I can describe dry oats with chocolate protein powder in just one word: HEAVEN! The oats give me that crunchy bite, while the chocolate protein powder makes it sweet and tasty.

PS: If you want to make it even tastier, try sneaking in an M&M or two. Just don’t tell anyone you heard it from me!

#29 Mint to be

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Fresh mint leaves or mint extract add a cool, refreshing twist to your protein powder shake. It’s like a protein-packed spa day!

#30 Matcha made in heaven

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Add matcha green tea powder to your protein shake for antioxidants, natural caffeine, and a lovely green hue.

Protein pancakes: my go-to protein recipe

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I’m obsessed with protein pancakes! I mix my fave vanilla protein powder with mashed bananas, eggs, almond milk, and a dash of cinnamon. 

Cook ’em like regular pancakes, and you’ve got a protein-packed brekkie that’s super tasty. 

Top it off with maple syrup, and your taste buds will be singing.

While it is not something you can put in a shaker bottle and take with you, it’s a fun and scrumptious way to keep up with your protein goals.


  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Cooking spray or oil for greasing the pan
  • Optional toppings: maple syrup, fresh fruit, nut butter, or yogurt


  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, and cinnamon. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla protein powder to the wet mixture and stir until fully combined. The batter should be thick but pourable. If it’s too thick, add a little more almond milk.
  • Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with cooking spray or oil.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the edges start to firm up and bubbles form on the surface.
  • Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter, adjusting the heat if necessary.
  • Serve your protein-packed banana pancakes with your choice of toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, nut butter, or yogurt. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious breakfast!

Evander’s opinion

The recipe is based on my own body weight and fitness goals. You should always determine for yourself if the measurements are right or not. After all, taking too much protein can get you protein bloats.

If you are in your teens (or have a teen titan at home) I suggest you read this article to find out how much protein a teen should take.

And That’s a Wrap!

And there you have it, my friend!

Mixing protein powder into your meals and drinks can be a fun and delicious adventure. 

Whether you’re a protein shake aficionado a protein bar nerd or a protein pancake enthusiast, you’re bound to find new and tasty ways to level up your protein intake. 

So go on, get creative with those protein powders, and may your culinary journey be full of swole-some flavors and muscle-building goodness!

Happy mixing!


You can mix whey protein powder with water, milk, almond milk, or any other liquid you prefer for your desired taste and consistency.

Mixing protein powder with milk provides a creamier taste, while water creates a lighter, more refreshing shake. Choose based on your personal preference and nutritional goals.