Whey Protein Recipes

by Scott Reid

I know, you love your whey protein shakes.  Gone are the days of chalky, pasty protein shake disasters.  

The grass-fed whey protein shakes of today are convenient, healthy, delicious, and you probably already have your favourite recipes.  So, out of respect, there won’t be any shake ideas on this list.  

Luckily, whey protein is actually quite versatile in the kitchen.  It can power up and completely transform some of your favourite meals and desserts.  Here’s a few recipes you simply must try.

Gluten Free Power Pancakes

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic credits a gluten-free diet with igniting his career and helping him win 12 Grand Slam singles titles.  

We’re still waiting on the double-blind peer reviewed studies that prove this dietary change is indeed the causal factor of his incredible success, so we’ll just take his word for it in the meantime.  

Here’s a protein pancake recipe that Novak would certainly enjoy.  


  • 15g Grass Fed Whey protein powder
  • ⅓ cup rice flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup grass-fed milk (or milk substitute)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter...yep grass-fed (or coconut oil)

Preheat a griddle or pan.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and all wet ingredients in another.  

Mix the dry ingredients first and then the wet.  Combined the mixed ingredients together in the larger bowl and whisk until smooth.  

Grease the pan with a little more butter or coconut oil.  Pour the batter onto the hot surface to make pancakes of whatever size or shape you like.  

Depending on the size, it should yield 4-8 pancakes.  Cook until golden on both sides.  Serve and enjoy.  Seriously, they’re delicious.  

Vanilla Protein Cheesecake

God bless the person who invented cheesecake.  The fact that the identity of such a great human is lost to history while the Kardashians are busy making millions of dollars a day proves there’s no justice in this world.  

Happily, you can pay homage to the unknown yet heroic inventor of cheesecake and keep your diet in order with the following recipe.  


  • 15g Grass-fed whey protein powder
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ⅛ tsp powdered stevia
  • 2 tsp milk

This recipe is only for one person.  Feel free to double the recipe for two people or if you’re in your gaining phase.  

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.  Place in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to harden a bit.  Add some berries or other fruit on the side.  That’s it!

Coconut protein waffles

Coconut has been the talk of the town in fitness circles for the past few years and for good reason.  

The fat contained in coconut is an antifungal and antiviral medium-chain saturated fat (this is a good thing) and boasts a whole host of benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, augmented memory and brain function, and enhanced immune system strength.  

And that’s really just the tip of the iceberg.  Coconut combined with whey protein is the most powerful fusion outside of DragonBall Z.  

Give the following recipe a try.  Your tastebuds and your body will thank you.


  • 30g Grass-fed whey protein powder
  • 1  cup rice flour
  • ½  cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼  tsp powdered stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Preheat a waffle iron.  If you don’t have a waffle iron don’t worry, you can make these into pancakes as well.  Mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.  

After they are both well mixed combine them in a large bowl and mix again until smooth.  Use a bit of coconut oil to grease the waffle iron.  Pour the batter evenly into the iron and close.  

Most waffle irons take 2-3 minutes to work their magic.  Remove when golden brown and enjoy.  

Apple cinnamon protein oatmeal

This is a very straightforward recipe that absolutely anyone can make.  Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple or maybe you just don’t have the time to make waffles or pancakes.  

Oatmeal has been a staple health food since forever but it can be a bit plain and lacking in the protein department but not anymore.  

This recipe is bursting with flavor and muscle-building protein.  


  • 15g Grass-fed whey protein powder
  • ½ cup of your favorite oatmeal
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk or milk substitute
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste

Preheat a pot under medium heat.  Pour the milk and water into the pot and stir.  Increase the heat slightly and wait until you see some steam rising off the top.  Add the oatmeal and stir constantly for a minute.  

Add the applesauce, stevia, and cinnamon and continue stirring until the oatmeal nearly reaches your desired thickness.  

Add the grass-fed whey protein powder and stir for another thirty seconds.  Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and get to eating.  

Yes, whey protein is great for shakes but give these recipes a try and you’ll find out for yourself just how versatile it can be in the kitchen.  

Scott Reid
Scott Reid


Scott Reid is a 2 x Britain’s Strongest Man U105kg winner (2007 & 2008) and IFSA World's Strongest Man U105kg Competitor. He is an expert in strength and conditioning and also coaches functional nutrition. Scott’s passion for understanding the human body and how to optimise every aspect of it has driven him to study under legends such as Paul Chek. Scott now coaches MMA Athletes, Strongmen and Bodybuilders to name but a few, helping them to implement a well structured diet and become more powerful, explosive versions of themselves.

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