Do we have a sweet tooth or what? Today’s recipe post is in honor of our fellow fans who know how to get creative when it comes to sweets AND satisfaction. These recipes will fill you up on the good stuff: proteins, fats, and clean carbs. There’s no hiding it, these treats taste too good to be true; dig in!
Savory FudgeGNC Pro Performance Whey Protein Complex Chocolate
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp coconut oil (or 1/2 tbsp peanut butter)
2 tsp chopped walnuts
2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any low fat milk or daily alternative)
Note: You can add in your favorite nuts and/or dried fruits to add more variety.
Melt the coconut oil or peanut butter first. Then, combine the protein powder, cocoa powder, and melted coconut oil or peanut butter in a small mixing bowl. Add in almond milk and stir until combined. Add in chopped walnuts. Freeze until set (about 30 minutes). Enjoy!
Yields 4 squares
Nutrition Facts:Calories: 294
Total Fat: 15g
Total Carb: 14g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
No-Bake Stuft Protein Cookie
1/3 cup brown rice cereal
1 serving GNC Pro Performance 100% WHEY vanilla protein powder
2 tbs unsweetened applesauce
2 (or 1) tbs peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 chocolate square or 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Note: You can sub in 2 tablespoons PB2 (12 grams) for half of the protein powder. You may have to add just a little extra applesauce to make sure all ingredients combine.
Mix all ingredients except for the nut butter and chocolate in a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of nut butter to the dough. If you’re only using one tablespoon you can save it for the top. If you’re using 2 tablespoons of nut butter, add one to the dough and save the other one for the top. Press into one big cookie (or two smaller cookies) on wax paper. Melt chocolate in microwave. (Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate squares are my favorite.) Top cookie with tablespoon of nut butter. Top with melted chocolate. Put in refrigerator (or freezer if you’re in a hurry to eat this sucker) until chocolate sets. Enjoy!
Yields 2 cookies
Nutrition Facts:Calories: 281
Total Fat: 14g
Cherry Chocolate Chip Power Squares
1/4 cup of GNC 100% WHEY PROTEIN Unflavored
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or any milk of choice)
3 Egg Whites
2 Whole Eggs
2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
20 Drops of Liquid Stevia (you can add 1/2 cup dry sweetener or 3 TB of sweetener of choice or a mashed banana)
1 cup Chopped Fresh Cherries
1/2 cup of Cocoa Nibs (or chocolate chips)
Mix all ingredients and put into an 8x8 baking dish; bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. I found that baking with whey protein made the cooking time faster; therefore, check it at 25mins and judge from there. Be sure to store in the refrigerator.
Yields 6 Squares
Nutrition Facts:Calories: 249
Total Fat: 12.31g
Saturated Fat 6.55g
Total Carb: 22.8g
Dietary fiber: 15g
Protein 18 g
There you have it, three delicious recipes to satisfy any sweet tooth and hold your hunger at bay! So go ahead, eat your heart out and enjoy it.
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