5 Easy Protein Shake Alternatives

Protein shakes can get boring.

Yeah, we said it.

You know it’s true, I know it’s true.

Even when the flavors are delicious and it doesn’t get any more convenient than a few scoops of Bad Athletics Protein into a shaker bottle with a few oz of almond milk or water. Let’s just all admit it, benefits aside, an old fashioned protein shake can get old real fast.

So what do you do when you still need to get that protein in, but don’t necessarily want to chug down another shake. 

I’ve got a few ideas!

Here are 5 of my favorite protein shake alternatives:

1. Mix Protein Into Your Cereal Milk

This one is easy and it’s super tasty too! Mix two scoops of the Bad Athletics Vanilla Cream Protein powder to 1 cup of your milk of choice and add it to your bowl of cereal.  

In my opinion, this works best when your cereal isn’t super sweet or overly sugary. Try to pick something whole grain with a few grams of fiber!

2. Bad Athletics Protein As A Coffee Creamer Substitute


If you’re a coffee drinker this one is solid gold! Blend your coffee with two scoops of Bad Athletics Protein powder (Vanilla Cream is also my favorite in this scenario) for a creamy, protein packed cup o’morning joe. You can also mix it with a little almond milk or regular creamer before adding to your coffee if you prefer to do that.

3. Protein As A Yogurt Mix-In

The tastiest protein-packed breakfast or post-workout treat! Grab a single size of any flavor of Greek yogurt and add 2 scoops of any flavor of Bad Athletics Protein and mix until smooth.

Try topping it with some granola and some fruit for a tasty parfait! Store bought granola will do in a pinch but we’re also big fans of this simple, gluten-free homemade granola recipe from Clean Monday Meals. You can find this easy recipe the caption of her IG post HERE! Try adding a few chocolate chips to refuel your glycogen after a workout. 

4. Use Protein In Your Smoothie Or Even A Milkshake

I mean, this is kind of a no-brainer here, right?. Throw some almond milk, 2 scoops of any flavor Bad Athletics Protein powder, and your favorite fruit and veggies (baby spinach is our go-to) into the blender with some ice and you’re good to go.

We love this version from @shapebynat:

1 cup Unsweetened Nut Milk⁣⠀
1-2 Tbsp Califia Farms better half creamer⁣⠀
30-35 g  Dark Chocolate Bad Athletics Protein Powder ⁣
1/4 tsp Xanthum Gum⁣⠀
Couple dashes salt⁣⠀
Dash or two Cinnamon ⁣⠀
1/2 tsp Vanilla, Almond, Coconut, or Peppermint Extract (whatever you are feeling!)⠀
5 g Raw Cacao Powder⁣⠀
A dropper full of vanilla stevia⁣⠀
170-180 g Ice ⁣⠀
Blend and enjoy!
Stir in 12g or so PBfit, top with favorite toppings!⠀

**For an extra treat try blending up a cup of your favorite healthier ice cream (like Halo Top) with some almond milk and ice to make a  pretty dang legit milkshake and a delicious post-workout treat!

5. Mix-In To Nut Butter Or Low Fat Cream Cheese (seriously!)

Add one scoop of the Bad Athletics Protein to 1 tbsp of peanut butter or cream cheese (my favorite is Greek yogurt cream cheese) and spread it onto some toast and top with fruit.

This one is really fun because you can try a variety of combinations! Mix the Dark Chocolate with peanut butter to make a yummy, chocolatey spread, then top with strawberries. Or mix cream cheese with the Vanilla Cream and top with bananas. The possibilities are endless and when you talk about treat yo’ self, this is it!

Bust Your Protein Shake Boredom

Getting your protein in doesn’t have to mean you gotta stick to the same old/same old all the time. These 5 easy protein shake alternatives give you enough good ideas to spice things up and hit your protein numbers too. Everybody wins!

Say goodbye to your regular old protein shake and hello to these fun ways to incorporate Bad protein powder into your diet!

Give them a try and let us know which ones you like best!

One thought on “5 Easy Protein Shake Alternatives

  1. Home Plix says:

    Aww amazing!!! I’ve loved following your blog – your amazing recipes (many of which I’ve tried and loved!), beautiful photos and refreshing writing! I’m looking forward to your new cookbook – what an awesome work! Congratulations!

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