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Protein powder is a popular go-to after a workout: Put in a shaker cup, add water, shake, and you have a portable drink to revitalize your muscles and energy. Or add it to a blender with milk, fruit, greens, nut butter, or other fun add-ins, and it’s an anytime snack or meal replacement. (And a delicious one at that.)

But the supplement isn’t only for liquids—it can also be used to make a variety of dishes, from muffins and cupcakes to burgers and lasagna to dips and doughnuts and more! Check out these protein powder recipes (use your favorite powder if you don’t like the one called for), and experience how delicious it is to take a break from the shaker cup!

1 -Milk – Just use milk instead of water for more flavor, more thickness, and more calories. Try goat’s milk for an extra health kick.

2 -Cream – Use instead of milk or water for way more flavor and calories.

3 -Fruit – Blend it up and it’s called a fruit smoothie. Try strawberries and bananas. Add fruit to just about all of these other recipes. Fruit adds vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants so don’t hesitate to add it to anything.

4 -Nuts – Mix or blend with walnuts, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Adds healthy fats and a nutty aftertaste to everything. You could probably use peanuts too, but honestly peanuts aren’t that great for you.

5 -All Natural Peanut Butter – Use peanut butter to make Peanut Butter Protein Balls using this recipe. These are so good.

6 -Oatmeal – Make strawberry or chocolate protein oatmeal for a high fiber breakfast. I have also added 1/4 cup of raw oatmeal to a plain chocolate protein shake.

7 -Eggs and Egg Whites – Mix unflavored protein powder into any recipe that is primarily made with eggs. From what I understand, cooking the protein powder somewhat denatures the protein, making it less useful to your body, but it’s better than no protein at all. Fact: nearly all macronutrient enzymes are in some way compromised at heats in excess of 160 degrees C.

8 -Mashed Potatoes – Once again you’ll need to use unflavored protein powder, but it will make you feel so much better about eating your mashed potatoes. Add a splash of milk or cream if the potatoes become too thick.

9 -Sweeteners – Add any type of syrup if you don’t care about carbs, and add any type of artificial sweetener (I prefer Splenda) if you want to avoid sweetening your protein with sugar.

10-Coffee – The secret is to mix up a scoop of protein with milk, then add the milk concoction to your coffee.

11 -Protein Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding  – A great recipe to make ahead and enjoy the next morning, this nutritious pudding tastes more like dessert than a healthy morning meal. It’s got energy-boosting chia seeds, vitamin A-rich pumpkin, almond butter, and loads of spices. It’ll keep for several days in the refrigerator, so make an extra batch for busy days.

12 -Protein Crepes  – Whether you like sweet or savory, there’s a portein-filled crepe for you to chow down on! The batter cooks in just minutes and is ready to be stuffed with your favorite fillings before you know it. We love using Nutella and fresh fruit for a sweet version or an egg scrambled with veggies for a savory kind.