35 Creative Ways to Cook with Nutrisystem Shake Mix

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If you want to feel satiated, stay fuller for longer, and maintain lasting energy levels, incorporating protein into your meals is key. Protein serves as the building block of muscles and is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it help you curb your appetite and soothe cravings, but it also leaves you feeling satisfied after each meal.

Research indicates that high-protein diets promote fat burning and lead to greater weight loss compared to lower-protein diets with similar calorie intake. To make increasing your protein intake even more convenient, protein powder is an excellent option. With Nutrisystem Shake Mix, you can enjoy a filling protein source with just the right amount of sweetness—satisfying dessert cravings without excessive sugar.

However, there are times when a protein shake doesn’t quite cut it. When you’re craving a full meal, a real snack or a treat to sink your teeth into, Nutrisystem Shake Mix can help with that, too! In this comprehensive guide, discover over 30 effortless ways to incorporate this protein-packed powder into your routine. Stock up on Nutrisystem Shake Mix and enjoy filling breakfasts, satisfying snacks, and guilt-free indulgent desserts.

Oatmeal and Overnight Oats:

1. Berry Cheesecake Protein Overnight Oats

Berry Cheesecake Protein Overnight Oats

Overnight oats make having a filling, tasty morning meal simple. Simply mix the ingredients in a jar the night before or prepare multiple servings for the week. As you sleep, the oats soak up the liquid, allowing the flavors to blend together. Wake up to a satisfying meal that not only tastes like cheesecake but also packed with real cream cheese, berries and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix for added protein. These Berry Cheesecake Protein Overnight Oats will keep you energized until lunchtime.

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2. Maple Coffee Blended Overnight Oats

Maple Coffee Blended Overnight Oats

The ultimate latte and a bowl of oatmeal unite to create something amazing and unexpected—but you should expect to love it! With oatmeal and protein, this make-ahead breakfast packs a one-two punch of filling, satisfying nutrients that will keep you focused all morning. Thanks to the zip of coffee inside, that focus will be turbocharged! Also charged up? Your taste buds. Because this bowl isn’t just loaded with good stuff your body needs, it’s also got the classic flavors of maple brown sugar oatmeal, a bit of chocolate bonus from cocoa powder, sweet vanilla from Nutrisystem Shake Mix, and, of course, the classic morning flavor of coffee.

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3. Green Protein Powder Oatmeal Bowl

Green Protein Powder Oatmeal Bowl

Superfood matcha powder and vitamin-packed spinach give these oats their green color. But don’t be fooled by the emerald hue: While it has the look and nutrients of “health food,” the taste of this satisfying breakfast is a treat. Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, potassium-powered banana, unsweetened almond milk, raspberries and walnuts give this bowl a nutty, fruity and sweet flavor you’ll crave.

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4. Apple Pie Blended Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Blended Overnight Oats

Start your morning right with a delightful spoonful of apple pie. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also packed with fiber to keep you feeling satisfied, essential nutrients to support your overall well-being, and a perfect balance of protein and complex carbs to keep you energized throughout the day. The best part? You can prepare it the night before! Simply blend together Nutrisystem Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, and a few other simple ingredients for a creamy and flavorful breakfast that will make you feel like you’re indulging in a slice of apple pie. For an extra crunch, top it off with some chopped apples. Supercharge your day with this pie-inspired bowl of goodness!

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5. Blueberry Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Blueberry Peach Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Another morning, another delectable overnight oats recipe inspired by fruit pie. This time, fresh blueberries and sliced peaches meld with oats and Nutrisystem Vanilla shake mix for a fiber-and-protein mix that will fill you up quickly and help keep you feeling full—and full of pep—until noon. Spices like ground ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla give these oats a distinctive pie-like flavor, while chia seeds and nonfat milk make it an even more satisfying, antioxidant-loaded breakfast.

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6. Chocolate Hazelnut Blended Overnight Oatmeal

Chocolate Hazelnut Blended Overnight Oatmeal

The infamous chocolate hazelnut spread is a popular breakfast for many. However, no one can resist more than the two-tablespoon serving size, which contains 200 calories. And that’s not even counting the toast! Get the same legendary flavors while staying on your weight loss plan with this blended overnight oatmeal. It’s got real hazelnuts, chocolate flavor from Nutrisystem Shake Mix, and plenty of protein and fiber. Whip up two servings of this recipe one evening, and you’ve got the next two days of a.m. meals covered … and they’re covered in chocolate!

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7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal

chocolate peanut butter oatmeal

Don’t just have a snack. Have one with power: The power to give you lasting energy with oats and protein, the power to help you feel full thanks to fiber and healthy fats, and the power to tantalize your taste buds with chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon and a little bit of salt. And there’s one more power behind this delicious bowl: the power of Nutrisystem members. That’s because this bowl of oats was created by a Nutrisystem member named Derek, who shared it through our Recipe Submission page. The reason he loves it? Thanks to Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, it “takes out those chocolate cravings without being overly sweet.”  That’s a little power we can all use now and then!

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French Toast, Pancakes and Waffles:

8. Protein Waffles

Protein Waffle

Boost day with a plate of deliciously nutritious Protein Waffles! These fluffy breakfast delights are made with wholesome ingredients like whole wheat pastry flour, eggs, Greek yogurt and honey. For an extra protein punch, we’ve added Nutrisystem Shake Mix to this satisfying morning meal. Indulge in the chocolate or vanilla flavor that suits your cravings best. Sneak in some nutrition and power through your day with these perfectly portioned Protein Waffles!

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9. Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast

Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast

This morning treat is so decadent, you won’t believe it’s healthy. It starts by turning slices of bread into chocolate French toast by soaking them in a mix of egg, milk, vanilla and Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix to create cocoa-infused slices that taste incredible when grilled quickly in a pan. The French toast is then topped with peanut butter and chocolate chips. But thanks to the protein, healthy fats and hearty whole wheat bread, these dessert-like slices will fill you up for the day ahead.

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10. Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes

Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes

You don’t need to buy a special protein pancake mix: With Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, you’ve got most of what you need already. Just stir the mix into some egg whites and baking powder, and you’ve got fluffy, protein-packed pancakes with just the right amount of sweetness. This festive recipe gives them a patriotic twist: Blueberries and strawberries come together into a sweet, gooey sauce, and they’re topped with bananas to put the finishing touch on this red, white and blue morning treat.

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11. Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

bowl of peanut butter puppy chow snack recipe

Whether you call it puppy chow, muddy buddies or by another name, you know this delicious snack. Rice-based cereal squares are coated in peanut butter, chocolate and sugar. If you’ve seen a bowl at a party, you know that it won’t last long … everybody loves this stuff! Our healthy puppy chow recipe has all the same sweet and salty, peanut butter and chocolate flavor you can’t stop devouring, but with fewer calories and more nutrients. Coconut oil, coconut sugar, and a big pump-up of filling protein from Nutrisystem shake mix. Make a big bowl to share—or make it puppy chow party for one!

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12. Strawberry Chocolate Protein Popcorn


Elevate your popcorn game with Strawberry Chocolate Protein Popcorn. These puffy, crunchy whole grain kernels have a surprisingly sweet twist from freeze dried strawberries and the richness of Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix. Whether you need a light bedtime snack, a midday pick-me-up, or a tasty treat during work hours, this energizing delight is sure to satisfy. Enjoy the perfect blend of flavors in every bite!

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13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bar

If you love a crunchy, chocolaty granola bar, you’ve probably already loaded your cabinets with Nutrisystem snacks like our Dark Chocolaty Sea Salt Nut Square. Give yourself even more crunchy options by making your own: These crunch bars combine dates, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, peanut butter, peanuts, chocolate chips, oats and vanilla into a no-bake bar that really satisfies. All you do is mix the ingredients, spread them in a pan and freeze. In an hour, you’ve got a whole tray of tasty, crunchy bars. At 176 calories each, they’re guilt-free!

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14. Monster Protein Edible Cookie Dough

cookie dough

Edible cookie dough can be packed with sugar, loaded with calories, and leave your energy crashing not long after your last spoonful. But with this recipe, you can enjoy all the delicious flavor of edible chocolate chip and craisin cookie dough while getting nutrients your body needs. Chickpeas provide the base for this monster magic trick. But thanks to the sweetness of applesauce, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, nut butter and chocolate chips, you don’t taste hummus. You just taste guilt-free cookie goodness!

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Protein Balls:

15. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bombs

chocolate peanut butter

Tasty, chocolate-packed desserts don’t get much easier than this one. There’s no baking, just three ingredients. The recipe makes eight servings, so you’ve got a solution to chocolate cravings for days. They’re packed with protein from Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, and held together with the healthy, satiating fat of peanut butter. Whip up a batch in minutes and enjoy these creamy bites all week.

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16. Pistachio Protein Bombs

Pistachio Protein Bombs

Need an afternoon boost? When you’ve got a batch of these pistachio protein bombs, look no further than your freezer. They’re loaded with lasting energy from oats and Nutrisystem Shake Mix. They also have the nutty flavor of pistachio, thanks to sugar-free pistachio pudding mix. Just mix those three ingredients with unsweetened almond milk in a food processor, and you’ll load your freezer with 12 energy-boosting snacks.

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17. Birthday Cake Protein Bombs


Enjoy the flavor and fun of birthday cake anytime! Mix together some oats, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, nut butter, almond milk and vanilla extract, then roll it all into balls with some rainbow sprinkles. After 20 minutes in the freezer, your kitchen will be loaded with ready-to-eat birthday cake flavor whenever you get the urge to party. Plus, you’ll still be able to stay on track with your weight loss plan.

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18. S’mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls

S'mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Looking for a protein ball recipe with a twist? Our delightful creation combines the campfire nostalgia of roasted marshmallows and s’mores with the tempting indulgence of cookie dough. These bite-sized protein balls are not your average treat! Packed with protein, they offer a mouthwatering experience that will surely satisfy.

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19. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Try our Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls for a tasty and satisfying snack. Packed with protein, healthy fats and fiber, these delicious treats will keep you energized all day long. Made with simple ingredients like oats, raisins, cashew butter and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, these bites resemble your favorite oatmeal raisin cookies.

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20. Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Balls with bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts

These delicious Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Protein Balls are bursting with flavors of chocolate, banana and walnuts, creating a delightful combination that will surely leave you craving for more. The best part? These delectable treats are made using Nutrisystem Shake Mix, which not only adds essential nutrients but also imparts a delightful vanilla flavor. Indulge in these delightful protein balls for a guilt-free and nourishing snack option!

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21. Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls

Indulge in the heavenly delight of biting into a double chocolate protein ball – a perfect fusion of rich cocoa and crunchy chocolate chips. These protein-packed treats, resembling a soft cookie-donut hybrid, offer an irresistible snacking experience. Discover the irresistible Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls – a flavorful and nutritious snack you won’t be able to resist. Make them easily at home!

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Cakes, Muffins and Brownies:

22. Protein Brownies


These fudgy brownies have everything you love. They’re loaded with chocolate flavor from Nutrisystem Shake Mix, they’re topped with real chocolate chips, and have that classic, shiny brownie top. What they don’t have is tons of calories. Thanks to bananas, applesauce and almond milk in the batter, each brownie clocks in at just 110 calories. They’re a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth and give your body the filling protein it needs to feel satisfied with dessert.

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23. Cinnamon Protein Mug Cake

Cinnamon Mug Cake Recipe

We know the feeling: Sometimes, you want to avoid temptation by not having a whole cake in the house—it’s so easy to go overboard—but you still get a craving for something sweet. Don’t ignore that craving. Satisfy it. This simple recipe helps you make a velvety, one-serving cinnamon cake in minutes, complete with a gooey cinnamon syrup to pour on top. You’ll have a nutrient-filled, craving crushing dessert, and can get back to business feeling satisfied and immune to further temptation.

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24. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Muffin

chocolate muffin

It couldn’t be easier: Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, water, a banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter are all you need. 25 minutes later and you’ve got a pair of chocolaty, homemade muffins to enjoy. Each one has just 165 calories. Our recommendation? Go for more than two: Double, triple, quadruple or make 10 times the amount at once, and you’ll have a parade of decadent-tasting treats at your disposal to fit into your eating plan all week.

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25. Vanilla Protein Cake Pops

The Leaf Vanilla Cake Protein Pops Recipe

Dessert is more fun on a stick—and when it’s coated in melted chocolate. These easy to make cake pops are a protein-packed party! The melted chocolate shell gives them a satisfying crunch, while the cake inside—made with vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, applesauce, egg whites and instant pudding mix—has a light, airy texture. In between there’s a layer of simple frosting that adds extra protein: Instead of butter, its base is Greek yogurt, sweetened up by stevia and vanilla extract. Roll it all together, and you’ve got a gourmet treat that fits perfectly into your healthy eating plan.

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26. Chocolate Protein Cake Pops

The Leaf Chocolate Cake Protein Pop Recipe

If there’s one thing that can make cake pops better, it’s chocolate. These pops take our vanilla recipe and add chocolate everywhere. It’s in the shell, with melted chocolate chips forming a crunchy, shiny finish. And it’s in the cake batter, with Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, cocoa powder and chocolate instant pudding. Is that using the word “chocolate” too many times? Of course not! These pops prove that would be impossible.

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27. 3-Ingredient Brownie Batter Protein Chocolate Pudding

Brownie Batter Protein Chocolate Pudding

Creating a healthy pudding is a classic way to take protein powder out of the shaker, providing texture and mouthfeel while you fill up with nutrient-dense calories. This recipe makes it so simple: Just mix Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix with a few tablespoons of Dutch cocoa powder and add skim milk bit by bit until a brownie batter consistency forms. Then grab a spoon and enjoy a guilt-free snack or dessert, prepared in just seconds!

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28. Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Protein Pudding

Indulge in a scrumptious pudding recipe combining Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, creamy milk, fiber-rich chia seeds and juicy bursts of pomegranate seeds. This delightful treat, conveniently layered in a charming mason jar, offers a healthy and delicious snack or lunch option that you can relish at your own pace. Discover the perfect blend of flavors and nutrients for a delightful culinary experience.

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29. Mango Vanilla Chia Pudding

mango Chia seed pudding

Introducing the irresistible Mango Vanilla Chia Pudding! This delightful indulgence is a nutritious blend of mango chunks, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, chia seeds and nonfat milk. It’s not only incredibly delicious but also a breeze to prepare. Whip up this mouthwatering treat and start your day with a burst of flavor and energy!

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30. Chocolate Protein Pudding

chocolate protein pudding

Indulge in this irresistible Chocolate Protein Pudding that is both creamy and rich. It’s the perfect treat you’ve been craving, with the added benefit of being under 140 calories and packed with 15 grams of protein. But what’s the secret behind its velvety texture and low-calorie count? Believe it or not, cauliflower makes it all possible! Start by steaming cauliflower, then blend it with Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix, cocoa powder, milk and a few simple ingredients. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, and voila! Top it off with fat-free whipped cream for a guilt-free dessert.

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Smoothie Bowls, Parfaits and Nice Cream:

31. Cake Batter Nice Cream

Cake Batter Nice Cream

Pulsing frozen bananas in a food processor creates “nice cream”—a diet-friendly treat that’s got the consistency of soft serve (or, if you freeze it again, hard ice cream). Add some flavoring to this low-calorie dessert, and the banana taste disappears, leaving you with chocolate, hazelnut, strawberry or any other flavor of nice cream. Our favorite? Cake batter. With a little bit of butter extract, vanilla extract and a protein boost from Nutrisystem shake mix, this nice cream delivers all the flavor of a birthday party any day of the year!

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32. Berry Yogurt Protein Parfait


This parfait is made with a blend of Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix and plain Greek yogurt. It is layered with juicy strawberries and blueberries, then topped with a sprinkle of shredded coconut. Enjoy this flavorful, nutritious treat that offers a perfect combination of taste and texture. It’s perfect for a healthy snack or breakfast option!

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33. Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Bowl

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Bowl

Upgrade your smoothie game with a delightful twist! Our Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Bowl recipe combines the flavors of sweet apple and aromatic cinnamon in a refreshing blend. Made with Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix, ripe bananas and a touch of vanilla extract, this cold and creamy concoction will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day. Whether you’re a fan of cinnamon and apple or looking to switch up your breakfast routine, this smoothie bowl is a delicious and nutritious option that will satisfy your cravings.

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34. Vanilla Berry Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

Vanilla Berry Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl

Experience the wonder of Vanilla Berry Grapefruit Smoothie Bowls that will tantalize your taste buds. Immerse yourself in a flavorful blend of fruits, combining frozen strawberries and grapefruit with creamy Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix. Elevate the protein content with nonfat Greek yogurt, taking these bowls to new heights. Don’t forget about the nutritious additions of chia seeds and unsweetened coconut, transforming these smoothie bowls into a superfood sensation. Discover the extraordinary and indulge in a truly delightful treat. Enjoy the goodness of these amazing smoothie bowls now!

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35. German Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

German Chocolate

Start your day with a nutritious delight: a German Chocolate Smoothie Bowl recipe. Indulge in the goodness of chocolate for breakfast while staying on track towards your weight loss goals. This simple, healthy and absolutely delicious bowl is packed with creamy, chocolaty flavors that will leave you satisfied. Spoil yourself with this easy-to-make smoothie bowl in just two steps and enjoy a guilt-free treat that’s both tasty and nutritious.

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Get started with Nutrisystem today and elevate your mornings, satisfy your cravings and relish guilt-free desserts with Nutrisystem Shake Mix. Stock up now and indulge in filling breakfasts, delightful snacks and irresistible treats!