Now don’t get too excited here. I don’t mean you can eat all 5 of these tonight.
You can start with one of these 5 that you are most excited about.
Desserts don’t have to be unhealthy.
Why desserts get us so excited is because of the taste, texture, or smell.
We don’t get excited because we are going to consume 1000 calories. That is a buzz kill when you think of that part of it.
Yet, you still want that creamy rich flavor that satisfies your senses.
So what options do you have without consuming that 1000 calorie dessert?
I have 5 dessert recipes for you that taste delicious and are also healthy for you. They are packed full of protein and you won’t feel guilty about eating these.
Dessert Recipe #1: Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars
This recipe is full of healthy nutrients and lean protein. They are not made with fillers or unnecessary ingredients.
Peanut Butter Bars
2/3 cup flax meal
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
4 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Water
Stevia, to taste (approx: 2tsp)
Blend ingredients together in a bowl until it becomes a blob of dough. It will be somewhat sticky. Place the sticky dough into a small casserole or baking pan and smooth out into a flat level surface. Then put in the refrigerator to cool or you can freeze them if you prefer. Once cooled or frozen you can cut them up into bars.
Makes approximately (4) 2in x 4in bars.
Nutrition Data per bar:
Protein: 18 gms
Carbs: 7 gms
Fat: 11 gms
If you would like a lower calorie bar and maybe less of a peanut butter taste you can modify the ingredients by using 2.5 scoops of Prograde Protein powder, 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter, 1/3 cup of water and 2tsp of Stevia. This will lower the calories per bar by approximately 35 calories, 3 less grams of fat, 1 less gram of carbs and 1 extra gram of protein.
This recipe is also rich not only in natural monounstaturated fats that can help lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol, plus raise HDL (good) cholesterol, but rich in Omega 3 fats because of the flax meal and Omega 3 fats that flax meal provides. You will consume about 2.5 gms of Omega 3 fats per bar.
Dessert Recipe #2: Dessert for Breakfast
There was a study conducted on participants who ate dessert type foods for breakfast. They looked at weight maintenance and weight loss. It is a very interesting study and you can read more about it here. Dessert for Breakfast Study >>
Now on to a delicious dessert that can really be eaten at any time of the day including the traditional dessert time.
1.5 cups of Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Of honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
4 tsp. Of low fat granola
In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth. Place strawberries evenly among four dishes. Divide blueberries among 4 dishes and top each with 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Divide raspberries among 4 dishes and top each with remaining yogurt mixture. Garnish with teaspoon of the granola.
Dessert Recipe #3: Cinnamon Protein Pudding Recipe
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon stevia
Water (to achieve desired consistency, usually 1/4 cup)
Blend Protein powder, cinnamon and stevia together in a bowl until it has mixed well. Add a little cold water and mix it in. Keep adding a tiny amount of water and mixing it well until you reach the consistency that you desire. Then put it in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled then enjoy!
Protein: 48 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Dessert Recipe #4: Velvety Chocolate Mouse
This one is one of my favorites because it is chocolate. You can’t beat a creamy chocolate dessert. Especially when it is low in calories and packed full of high quality protein.
It is only 225 calories and almost half of that is high quality protein calories. It contains 32gms of protein. Click the image below for the full recipe.
Dessert Recipe #5: Chocolate Covered Almond Truffles
This one while healthy is dangerous because they taste so good you might end up eating 5 or 6. That would destroy the lower calorie idea of a healthy dessert. Practice self discipline with this one.
2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
1 c. unsalted, natural (skin-on) almonds (reserve 8-10 in addition to this on the side. Cut or crack these into large chunks to embed within your truffle)
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut, shredded
2 tbsp. agave
6 tbsp. water
You an use a magic bullet type blender or immersion blender until a firm batter forms. It will become small and uniform. Then place the mixture in a bowl and cover in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove the mixture from the freezer, roll mixture around 1 large chunk of the reserved almonds, into balls using a teaspoon measure, and put back in the freezer for another 10-20 minutes.
On a double boiler, melt down 1 bar dark chocolate (highest percentage cacao you like) till smooth and liquid. Dip each truffle round into the melted bar using a toothpick, set back in the refrigerator in mini muffin tins till ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts: (per 1 truffle)
Protein: 2.5 gms
Fat: 5 gms
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