Chocolate is almost a staple ingredient when it comes to treats but unfortunately the majority of chocolate snacks and desserts contain high levels of sugar.
The great news is that you can use chocolate flavoured protein powder so that you aren’t left disappointed.
We have compiled a list of 5 protein powder recipes for chocolate lovers so that you don’t have to miss out!
1 cup oat flour
¼ cup Chocolate Protein Powder
¼ cup almond meal
½ tsp sea salt
1 XL egg white
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup honey
1 Tbsp coconut oil (or Greek yogurt)
In the bowl of a stand mixer add all of the ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. (It may appear as if the dough is a bit on the crumbly side, but it will come together)
Refrigerate for 2 hours
Roll the dough into balls the size of large blueberries. I found it worked well to lightly grease my hands with coconut oil and roll the puffs in my hands instead of on the countertop
When ready to roll and bake:
Preheat the oven to 375° F
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
Bake the puffs for 15 minutes
Allow them to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. They’ll keep for about a week.
Black Forest Protein Shake
2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, soy milk or skim milk
1 heaping cup frozen dark sweet cherries
3-5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup quick oats
3 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 cup organic brown rice crisps cereal
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoon non-dairy chocolate chips
Line a 9×5” loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.
Place rolled oats in the food processor and pulse until oats are a flour consistency.
In a medium bowl, mix processed rolled oats with quick oats, protein powder, and cereal.
In a small pan over medium heat, stir honey and peanut butter until melted and combined. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour peanut butter mixture over oats. Stir well.
Using hands, press mixture into prepared loaf pan.
In the microwave, melt chocolate chips for 1 minute, and then 30-second intervals stirring in between, until fully melted. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over bars.
Let cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing into 12 bars.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup nut butter (we used almond butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup sugar free mini chocolate chips
Place protein powder and almond meal in a medium-size bowl and mix.
Then, add in nut butter and maple syrup and mix again. At this point the batter should be just like cookie dough.
Finally, add in chocolate chips and mix one last time. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough into your palms and roll into balls. Repeat.
Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup (112 grams) virgin coconut oil, softened
2 scoops (47 grams) chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup (128 grams) salted creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons (42 grams) honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 drops liquid Stevia
Fill a mini-muffin pan with 24 liners; set aside.
In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin liner.
Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator for 45-60 minutes or until the fudge firms up. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
We hope you enjoy making these delicious treats!
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