High Protein Desserts
by the dirty hippie and bohemian girl
My friend Brooke makes these incredible energy/snack bars. They really do rival anything you can buy at a grocer or at the farmer’s market. And besides, the energy bars they sell at our farmer’s market are $4 each. The ones at the health food store range from $2 to $6 – each! Making your own is a smart way to go.
Vegan Health and Fitness Editor, Austin Barbish enjoys a Proto-Mocha-Latte, a drink he concocted for his morning wakeup. Consisting of Naturade’s Chocolate VeganSmart, soy milk, and coffee this protein drink contains 5 different non-GMO plant based proteins that provide all the essential amino acids in precise proportions for building and repairing tissue and muscle.
Using a combination of rolled oats, amaranth, and quinoa (equaling half a cup), cooked with flax milk, chopped almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg and a scoop of Chai VeganSmart, our SuperFan Brittany created the perfect fall breakfast packed with extra protein to fuel your body on these brisk mornings!
Oatmeal is a rich source of soluble fiber, which is also found in apples, pears, prunes and barley. Keep in mind that the best way to get all the benefits of oatmeal is through real oats and not the instant stuff, which can be packed with sugar and sodium. To add flavor to your oats without adding tons of extra calories, like Brittany did you can add your favorite healthy mix-ins like fruit, seeds and even dried berries for a touch of sweetness.
A winning combination of flavors comes alive in this recipe from our SuperFan Jaclyn. Oats, pumpkin, and cranberries, makes these muffins the perfect healthy fall treat. Just like Jaclyn’s friends your guests will never know that these delicious muffins are loaded with protein, healthy carbs and are low in sugar! Here’s what you’ll need:
In honor of cooler weather and the start of a new season our SuperFan, Kristy had to come up with this super fueling recipe for pumpkin muffins. To create some variety, she topped half of hers with cinnamon vanilla protein icing and mixed chocolate chips in the other half. Here’s what you’ll need:
Whether it’s fueling up before hitting the gym or that midday snack you need to get over the 3 p.m blues, a healthy snack high in protein is just what you need to keep on going. The perfect way to get longer-lasting energy. Here’s a recipe from our SuperFan Jaclyn for the perfect peanut butter cup:
- 3/4 C Organic Peanut Butter
- 4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 5 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
- 1/4 +2 Tbsp. Chocolate Pea Protein
- 3-4 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
- Bottom: Take 3/4 C of organic peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil, 2 Tbsp. agave nectar and mix this really well. Then take this mix and fill muffin pans half way and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Top: Take 1/4 + 2 Tbsp. of Chocolate Pea Protein, 3-4 Tbsp. of chia seeds, 3 Tbsp. agave nectar and 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil and mix. Add this mix to fill the rest of the muffin pan. Freeze again for 15 minutes. Then EAT.