veggie patty with added unflavored protein powder

Protein Packed Veggie Patties

Veggie patties using Genepro Unflavored Protein Powder

For all you veggie pattie naysayers out there, this recipe is for you! We know that it can be hard to beat a juicy beef patty, but we are confident that the more healthy foods and veggies you eat, the more your body will crave food like this recipe! It’s light but still filling, full of flavor, and so easy to make. And the guacamole on top was the pièce de résistance! Smooth and creamy with none of the added sugar that so often plagues ketchup bottles everywhere! We must say that even though this recipe has a bit more ingredients than your average salad bowl, the flavor payoff is well worth it. Plus, if you are a dedicated health foodie, chances are, you will already have most of these ingredients in your pantry! We always keep black beans, quinoa, and protein powder stocked in the kitchen. They’re all such versatile ingredients that make nearly any recipe instantly healthier. That made grocery shopping that much easier! All we had to do was grab the fresh produce, just some carrots, potatoes, and scallions, and we were ready to go! Three-item grocery list? Count us in!

To mash up the beans, you can use the back of a fork-like we did, or take it to the next level and grab your potato masher! Yes, that may sound dramatic, but it works and will save you some time! Plus, who doesn’t like to get their frustrations out on a bowl of beans? Don’t knock it before you try it!

Natural protein from the beans plus the added protein from the Genepro makes this recipe nutritious from top to bottom. We honestly couldn’t tell that it had protein powder, and could have probably added another scoop without any change In the patty.

The quinoa keeps this dish gluten-free, perfect for anyone with gluten sensitivity, and the cumin and paprika add a nice zest to this dinner meal (and leftovers for lunch!) Try it and let us know what you think!


  • 15 oz black beans, well-drained
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 small potatoes, grated
  • ½ cup scallions
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ½ paprika
  • 1 scoop Genepro Protein powder
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, pour about a third of the drained black beans and mash with the back of a fork or even a potato masher. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Roll mixture into a ball and flatten to make patties.
  3. Heat the stove to medium to medium-high heat and lightly coat the bottom of a frying pan with nonstick spray.
  4. Fry the patties, about 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through with a nice brown coloring on both sides.
  5. Top with guacamole and enjoy!

Please note that we always recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers to follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. If we listed an ingredient you were told to avoid, write to us so we may provide you with plenty other tasty alternatives.

Thanks, and happy cooking!

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