Protein is essential to anyone’s diet. And more and more people have started to use powders and other products to get an extra boost of protein in their diets. According to a recent report by Grand View Research, the protein supplement market is growing steadily, and is expected to increase by 6.3 percent between now and 2025.

The report also predicts that plant-based proteins are going to see the highest amounts of growth, at 7.9 percent by 2025. That means your days of scouring the internet for hemp, pea, and brown rice protein powders may soon be over. Ready-to-consume products such as drinks and bars are expected to become increasingly more available!

With protein powders gaining popularity, people are getting pretty inventive with how they incorporate them into their daily diets. If you’re bored with your daily shake, we’ve got you covered!

Vegan Recipes That Use Protein Powder As An Ingredient

Our Food Monster App bloggers are doing some seriously amazing things with protein powder. Check out these recipes if you want to shake things up a bit with your favorite supplement.

Protein pancakes? No way!

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes/One Green Planet

These decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Pancakes by Kamila Gornia are the perfect treat for your post morning workout meal or a lazy Sunday morning. Packed with protein powder, oats, and chocolate chips and finished with a creamy vanilla yogurt topping, they taste just like eating a (protein-packed) chocolate chip cookie!

Looking for something savory?

Black Bean Hemp Burgers/One Green Planet

Protein supplements are usually sweet, so if you want to get your protein from a savory source, look no further than Jenné Claiborne’s mouth-watering Black Bean Hemp Burgers. Loaded with seeds, legumes, and spices and topped with your favorite veggies, these burgers get their protein punch from hearty hemp seeds.

The perfect on-the-go option

Raw Superfood Energy Protein Bars/One Green Planet

These Raw Superfood Energy Protein Bars by Kibby Miller are an easy and inexpensive alternative to store-bought protein bars. Plus, they’re packed with amazing superfoods and are completely raw and gluten-free. They’re perfect for when you’re in a rush, but want to treat yourself to a tasty, protein-packed snack.

Of course, if you’re extra ambitious, you can always make your own protein powder at home. Check out Sarah and Peter Hagstrom’s recipe for How To Make Your Own Protein Powder and many more by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes