Beyond the Blender with your Typical Protein Shakes -
Written by Laura Soulios 

Break free from the monotony of protein shakes and embrace a world of culinary possibilities with protein powder!  Yes, you can start to elevate your meals from breakfast, snacks, and dessert while fueling your body with the essential nutrients it craves. Let's transform your protein powder into delectable dishes, redefining your approach to a protein-packed diet. PVL supplements are my go-to for maintaining a protein-packed lifestyle. Check out more recipes on my personal Instagram @laura_soulios, where I share free recipes and explore the extensive options available in my e-cookbook which is available now for Download

Warm Mocha Protein Oats: Breaking the Sweet Spell

Start your day on a delicious note with these cozy oats infused with the rich flavors of chocolate and espresso. The addition of protein powder and nut butter provides a hearty and satisfying breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the morning.


60g rolled oats

1 scoop protein powder (PVL Iso Sport Whey Chocolate Natural Series)
1 shot of espresso
4 tbsp boiling water
2 tbsp ground flax (or chia seeds)
1 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)
50g banana


  1. In a small bowl add rolled oats, flax seeds, and protein powder. Mix until incorporated.
  2. Pour espresso and boiling water over top and mix until oats absorb liquid. Adjust the water to make it the right consistency for you. 
  3. Add nut butter of choice, mix well
  4. Top with banana. Serve immediately 

Protein Energy Bites: Bite-Sized Bliss

Indulge in bite-sized bliss with these protein-packed treats bursting with the sweet-tart flavor of raspberries and the richness of dark chocolate. These energy bites are a guilt-free delight, perfect for on-the-go snacking or a post-workout refuel.


1 scoop protein powder (PVL Iso Sport Whey Chocolate Natural Series)
¼ cup coconut flour
⅔ cup frozen or fresh raspberries 
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¼ cup water
1 tbsp coconut oil
100g dark chocolate


  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix protein powder, coconut flour, cocoa, raspberries, and water until well incorporated. 
  2. Form into bite-size balls and place on silicone or parchment lined paper and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  3. In the meantime, melt chocolate and coconut oil and set aside.
  4. Dip each ball into the coating and place back on the tray to freeze until set for 15-30 min)

Enjoy from the freezer or allow to dethaw for 1 minute before eating. 

Protein-Infused Yogurt Bowls: A Feast for the Senses

Transform your yogurt into a protein powerhouse with the addition of protein powder. Top it off with your favorite fruits, nut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a decadent yet nutritious treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.


150g Greek plain yogurt (0% or 2%)
1 scoop protein powder (PVL Iso Sport Whey Chocolate or Vanilla Natural Series) 
½ cup of raspberries (or fruit of choice)
1 tbsp almond butter (or nuts of choice)
1 tsp maple syrup, if desired


  1. Add yogurt and protein powder to a bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Top with fruit, nut butter, and maple syrup if desired.
  3. Enjoy cool (Add frozen fruit to make it similar to frozen yogurt).

Protein Tiramisu

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthier twist on the classic Italian dessert. This protein-infused version features layers of espresso-soaked oats and creamy yogurt filling, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra burst of flavor.


½ cup Greek plain yogurt
1 scoop protein powder (PVL - Iso Sport Whey Vanilla Natural Series)
⅓ cup rolled oats
double shot of espresso


  1. Soak oats with espresso for a minimum of 10 minutes. 
  2. In the meantime mix yogurt with protein powder. Set to the side.
  3. Top the yogurt mixture over the espresso oats.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon for taste.
  5. Set in the fridge overnight or a minimum of 3 hours. Enjoy straight from the fridge. 

Protein-Cake for ONE: Sweet Endings with a Healthy Twist

Treat yourself to a single-serving protein cake that's quick, easy, and oh-so-satisfying. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious dessert that's perfect for satisfying cravings without derailing your healthy eating goals.


½ tsp baking powder
1 scoop Protein Powder (PVL Iso Sport Whey Chocolate or Vanilla Natural Series)
¼ cup water 


  1. Mix all of the ingredients and pour into an oven-safe bowl.
  2. Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes or until the center of the toothpick comes out clean.
  3. Eat fresh from the oven (option top with nut butter of choice)

These recipes offer a delicious alternative for those looking to increase their protein intake without relying solely on shakes. For high-quality protein powder, I recommend PVL supplements, which are my go-to for maintaining a protein-packed lifestyle. Use the code 'BODYT20' for a special discount on all PVL products.

Explore more protein-packed recipes and wellness tips on my Instagram page [@laura_soulios], check out my cookbook, and let's embark on a culinary journey that nourishes both body and soul. Happy cooking!

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