Can you cook Protein Powder?
Yes you can cook with protein powder. Protein can denature with heat, but this happens when you digest protein anyway! Your body is still absorbing the same amount of protein whether you’re eating it cooked or not. The essential value of the protein remains intact just like meat, eggs or any other protein you can cook.
What can happen if protein is heated to over 160 degrees Fahrenheit, is it becomes less bioavailable to your body. In other words, the protein is harder for your body to absorb and takes longer. That being said, the difference is marginal. In fact you still retain about 80% of the proteins effectiveness even after it reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.