5 Festive Protein Powder Recipes

1. Gingerbread Protein Smoothie

This gingerbread protein smoothie tastes like a Christmas treat and with an added banana and protein powder, it provides you with more nutrition. This protein smoothie tastes like a festive treat that can be served for breakfast or a snack in the days leading up to Christmas.

If you want a vegan smoothie, substitute the protein powder for a vegan vanilla flavored protein powder, leave out the and add an alternative sweetner instead.



  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender.,
  • Blend all ingredients together
  • Serve immediately
  • Add a sprinkle of ginger for added gingerbread flavor

Macros For One Serving:

  • 200 Calories
  • 22 Grams Of Carbs
  • 24 Grams Of Protein
  • 7 Grams Of Fat

2. protein pies

These mini protein pies are delicious and festive treats that fill you up with Christmas spirit. These are yummy and warm treats that help bring on the Christmas spirit. Plus it is made with plant based protein for added nutrition.


For The Pastry

For The Filling

  • 5/8 Cups Of Mincemeat


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Combine the pastry ingredients in a bowl and mix them together to form a dough
  • Bring the dough together with your hands and use a rolling pin to roll out until about 3mm thick
  • Grease a muffin tin with butter or cooking spray and use cookie cutter to cut out circular pieces of the pastry
  • Place on pastry circle in each muffin slot and add a spoonful of mincemeat to each pastry
  • Crimp the edges of the pastry or add another circle of pastry to create a lid
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry has turned crisp and golden
  • Leave it to cool then sprinkle with a dusting of powdered sugar for added sweetness

Macros For One Serving:

  • 277 Calories
  • 59 Grams Of Carbs
  • 23 Grams Of Protein
  • 3 Grams Of Fat

3. Festive Protein Balls

These delicious chocolate and festive protein balls are perfect for the holiday season. The combination of textures and the different ingredients satisfies any cravings that you may be having. It is a salty and sweet delicious combination.



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

Macros For One Ball:

  • 130 Calories
  • 18 Grams Of Carbs
  • 22 Grams Of Protein
  • 5 Grams Of Fat

4. Reindeer Mug Cakes

We all love Rudolph and all Santa's reindeers when the holiday season comes around. This easy microwavable cake is a delicious and fun treat to make and eat! Plus it is easy to make and quick to make!



  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Spray a mug with nonstick cooking spray
  • Pour the batter into the mug and microwave for about 2 minutes
  • Turn the mug over onto a plate and the cake will slide right out
  • Create you own personalized reindeer by decorating with a raspberry nose or adding a round piece of chocolate and red M&M on top, chocolate chip eyes, and pretzel antlers (I dipped mine in chocolate!)
  • Serve immediately

Macros For One Cake:

  • 230 Calories
  • 14 Grams Of Carbs
  • 25 Grams Of Protein
  • 4 Grams Of Fat

5. Peppermint Protein Shake

This easy and festive protein shake is delicious and refreshing for this holiday season. Plus we added protein for an extra nutritional boost. The best part is, you can top it off with festive sprinkles and whipped cream if you'd like!



  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor
  • Blend until smooth and pour into a glass
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles and/or crushed candy canes

Macros For One:

  • 143 Calories
  • 3 Grams Of Carbs
  • 28 Grams Of Protein
  • 3 Grams Of Fat


These five holiday recipes are perfect to get you going for this holiday season. All five recipes are pretty simple and easy to make plus they all contain some type of protein powder for additional nutrition benefits. Let us know if you make any of these recipes and share your pictures with us! We hope you have a great holiday season!

Jun 12th 2023 BigCommerce

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