No matter how many intentions you set for a healthy 2020, those sweet cravings will always temp your progress.
Just because you’ve turned over a healthier leaf and decided to be more conscious about your diet doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to desserts forever! Next time you get that sweet tooth, reach for one of these healthy protein powder dessert options to fulfill all your sugary needs!
Low Cal Chocolate Raspberry Protein Brownies
Indulge in an entirely guilt-free dessert with these super low cal brownies! With only 100 calories in each brownie, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without interrupting your progress.
¼ cup gluten-free oats
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup milk of choice
2 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup raspberries, chopped
- Place oats in a blender or food processor and blend until it turns into a powder-like consistency. Mix in a bowl with cocoa and protein powder.
- In a separate bowl, combine apple sauce, egg, honey, vanilla and milk, and stir until smooth. Add to dry ingredients and mix.
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler— boil water in a pot, place a bowl on top, and out of reach of the boiling water. Place the coconut oil and chocolate chips in the bowl and stir until melted. Pour melted chocolate into the batter and combine with other ingredients.
- Coat a loaf pan in non-stick spray and pour in the batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips and raspberries on top. Place into oven at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes.
- Remove brownies from the oven once cooked and place aside to cool. Store brownies in the refrigerator and serve cold.
Vegan Vanilla Chai Protein Blondies
A vegan twist on a classic favorite, this high protein dessert is a perfect late-night snack. Plus, it’s gluten-free and low in sugar!
1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
3 tbsp water or non-dairy milk of choice
3 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place chickpeas and applesauce in a food processor and blend. Once smooth, combine in a bowl with protein powder and water or milk. Mix well with hands and place into loaf pan.
- Sprinkle a layer of cinnamon onto the batter and bake for 40 minutes.
- Let blondie loaf cool before serving.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Split Whey Protein Cups
Calling all you peanut butter lovers— this is a recipe you won’t want to miss! Hello, creamy peanut butter and dark chocolate goodness!
1 cup natural peanut butter, creamy
5 tbsp Her Whey Peanut Butter Banana Split Protein Powder
1 ½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
Fill a muffin tray with muffin liners and coat with non-stick spray.
In a bowl, mix peanut butter and protein powder together. Once combined, roll into 2” balls.
Create a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. Place a heat-safe bowl on top of a pot of boiling water — make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the bowl and stir until melted.
Place one teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner. Place the muffin tray in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden the chocolate.
Next, place the peanut butter protein balls into the muffin liners, flattening the tops with the back of a spoon.
Pour chocolate over the top of each peanut butter ball and place it back in the fridge to harden.
Serve cold and enjoy!