5 Festive Protein Powder Recipes

baking homemade Christmas biscuits

Baking is as key to Christmas as carols, tinsel and fairy lights for many of us. But have you included protein powder in your festive baking before?


If protein powder is a kitchen staple in your house, it can make a great addition to Christmas recipes, adding extra flavour and filling power.


So, don your ugliest Christmas jumper, put on some Christmas songs, set the fairy lights to twinkle and try your hand at our festive protein powder recipes.

1. Gingerbread Protein Smoothie


This smoothie pretty much tastes like blended gingerbread – with added nutrition from banana and a scoop of plant-based protein powder.


The taste and aroma of ginger are incredibly festive, and this recipe makes for a fun breakfast in the days leading up to Christmas.


If you’d prefer a vegan smoothie, simply leave out the honey and perhaps add an alternative sweetener instead.


gingerbread protein smoothie





  • Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and whizz until combined
  • Serve immediately – with an extra sprinkle of ginger for added gingerbread flavour

2. Protein Mince Pies


You can’t get much more festive than mince pies, and this recipe for vegan protein mince pies brings a modern twist to this Christmas classic.


It’s fine to use shop-bought mincemeat, but you could also have a go at making your own, combining any dried fruit, chopped nuts, spices and brandy or rum in a bowl, leaving the mixture to soak, before pouring into sterilised jars.


vegan protein mince pies



For the pastry:



For the filling:


  • 150g mincemeat (shop-bought or homemade)



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Combine the pastry ingredients in a bowl, mixing them together to form a dough
  • Bring the dough together with your hands, and use a rolling pin to roll out until around 3mm thick
  • Grease a muffin tin with butter or cooking spray, then use a cookie cutter to cut out circles of the pastry
  • Place one pastry circle in each muffin slot, then add a spoonful of mincemeat to each one
  • Either crimp the edges of each pastry case, or add another circle of pastry to create a lid (this is completely optional)
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry has turned crisp and golden
  • Leave to cool, then sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar for added sweetness

3. Festive Protein Bites


Chocolate truffles are a real treat at Christmas time, and these Christmas pudding-inspired truffles, featuring a little bit of protein powder to add to the chocolate flavour, are a delicious twist.


We love the combination of textures and tastes from the fruit and the nuts, and what can be more festive than a sprinkling of icing sugar snow?


homemade festive protein bites






  • Mix the nut butter, dried fruit, chopped nuts and protein powder in a bowl, until well-combined
  • Shape into evenly sized truffle shapes and place on a baking tray or chopping board
  • Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water
  • Allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly, then dip the truffles in the chocolate
  • Add a sprinkle of icing sugar for a snow-like effect

4. Vegan Christmas Doughnuts


This recipe for vegan baked doughnuts (much healthier than the traditional fried kind) has been given a delightful Christmas twist with some festive decoration in this easy-to-follow recipe.


These vegan doughnuts are so much fun to make, and perfect for rustling up before a cosy evening filled with your favourite Christmas films.


decorating homemade Christmas doughnuts




For the doughnuts:


  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup warm coconut milk
  • 1 chia/flax egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


For the glaze:


  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp cacao
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • Red, green and white sprinkles or silver sugar balls



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Mix all of the doughnut ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Form the dough into doughnut ring shapes with your hands, and place on a lined baking tray
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Leave the doughnuts to cool while you make the glaze. Simply mix the ingredients together (apart from the sprinkles)
  • Dunk each cooled doughnut into the glaze, then into the sprinkles or silver balls

5. Peppermint Protein Shake


We’ve given a classic vanilla protein shake a festive makeover with this recipe for a candy cane-inspired shake, topped with optional whipped cream for an extra Christmas indulgence.


peppermint candy cane protein shake




  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 200ml almond milk
  • Optional: squirty or whipped cream, crushed candy cane or festive sprinkles



  • Add all of the ingredients for the protein shake to a blender or food processor
  • Blend until combined, then pour into a glass
  • Top with cream and sprinkles or pieces of crushed peppermint-flavoured candy cane for an extra festive treat
  • Get more inspiration for cooking with protein powder here:


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2024-06-25 10:21:50By Every Health

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