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7 High Protein Sweet Treats
My clients often think they have to eliminate certain foods when starting with ANC and that is almost never the case. I encourage my clients to plan their treats so they don’t overindulge or feel guilty about having the treat And most clients, also need more protein in their diet so what better way than to combine the two 🙂
Weather you like a sweet breakfast, dessert, after dinner or a midday snack these treats will satisfy your tastebuds and your tummy!
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1. Mug Cake
There are so many ways to make these from scratch but I like to cheat a little to make it easy 😉
Mix ins of choice i.e. berries, chocolate chips. peanut butter, etc.
Toppings of choice i.e. Whipped cream, jelly, light syrup, ice cream etc.
Take a small bowl, coffee mug, or ramekin. Put 3-4 tbsp of the protein mix in the container. Add water a tbsp at a time until a pancake batter consistency is achieved. Add mix-ins. Microwave for 1 – 1:30 min.
Add toppings and enjoy!
2. Sweet Oatmeal Bowl
This is an obvious breakfast staple for many but I also love oatmeal as a sweet treat at night! Like most of these recipes there are so many ways to make these but here is what I like to start with!
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup cauliflower rice (optional but adds volume and fiber)
2 tbsp PB2 Powder
1 serving protein powder (works with almost any flavor!)
Mixins of choice i.e. chocolate chips, berries, nuts, etc.
Microwave cauliflower rice first for 2 min until tender. Add oatmeal and 1/4 cup water and put back in microwave for 3 min. (keep an eye out so it doesn’t boil over)
Remove from microwave (may be a little watery but that’s okay!) and let cool before adding protein powder or it will get lumpy.
Then add mixins and enjoy!
*Slowly add water or milk if too thick
3. Protein Balls
Keeping up with versatile desserts are our protein balls. We call these our King Cake Protein Balls but can be enjoyed any time of year 😉
45 grams Rolled Oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 Tbl Nutritional Yeast
40g dates, pitted
1.5 oz Greek cream cheese or Greek yogurt
1 Tbl Cinnamon
In a medium bowl, soak the pitted dates in 2 cups of warm water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the oatmeal, nutritional yeast and protein powder until the oatmeal is broken down but not quite a powder. Move to a bowl.
Place the soaked dates, cream cheese or yogurt and Vietnamese cinnamon and pulse until this mixture is well blended. Scrape into the bowl with the oatmeal mixture and combine together. Scoop out and roll the batter into roughly 1-inch balls.
Makes 10 balls
4. High Protein Cheesecake
One of my staples and favs! Again mix up flavors and topping to make it yoru own!
1 pre-made mini graham cracker crust
1 scoop protein powder (flavor of choice)
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp low-calorie granulated sweetener or honey
1/4 cup berries or mixed fruit
Mix all ingredients except for berries together, may mix better with an electric mixer. Fill crust with the filling and top with berries. Chill and enjoy!
5. Protein Cereal + High Protein Milk
I mean this isn’t really a reciep but there is nothing better than cereal and cold milk at night IMO!
Choose a high protein cereal such as:
Nature’s Path, etc.
Pair with a higher protein milk such as:
If you really want to increase protein, pour a protein shake over your cereal, yum!!!
6. Yogurt and berries
A very simple combo but often not thought of!
You can do flavored yogurt and pair fruit with it but I like to buy plain yogurt and add mix-ins.
3/4 cup whole milk yogurt
1 scoop flavored protein powder or PB2
Berries or mixins of choice
Whipped cream optional
Where are my chocolate lovers at?! This one is for you and so easy!
1 cup Pumpkin puree can sub for sweet potato or banana
1/2 cup almond butter can sub for peanut butter, cashew butter or a nut butter alternative
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1-2 scoops protein powder
1 serving liquid stevia
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin liners- For smaller brownie bites, you’ll need at least 15. Ensure each muffin tin in greased generously.
In a high speed blender or mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and blend/mix until smooth.
Pour brownie mixture into each muffin tin, filling until just full. As there is no baking powder needed, they generally won’t rise.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a skewer/toothpick comes out just clean. Allow to cool in the muffin tin completely. For best results, refrigerate once cooled for several hours
Recipe courtesy of The Big Man’s World
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