Protein powder isn’t just for pre-workout fuel and post-workout muscle recovery! The supplement can be used to create a wide range of delicious desserts, mostly containing lower sugar, fat and carbs – and of course higher protein in comparison to your normal treat.
It doesn’t have to be tough to stay on plan when you try these delicious and nutritious protein-packed treats!
Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for about thirty seconds so that it will be easier to mix into the other ingredients.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well so that dough is formed. Line a tray with greaseproof paper and press the dough into this.
Refrigerate for a few hours then cut into 8 slices and enjoy.
Macros for one bar
Cinnamon swirl Protein pancakes
1 Scoop Impact Whey Protein – Cinnamon swirl flavour
Pinch of baking powder
Place a non stick pan greased with coconut oil over a medium heat.
Mash the banana with a fork until it is a paste. Add in the eggs, baking powder and protein powder and whisk together as well as possible to minimise any lumps.
Drop some batter on the pan and cook for about thirty seconds before flipping then remove from the pan and do the same with the remaining batter.
When all the pancakes are cooked serve with any toppings you like!
1 scoop Impact Whey Protein – Sticky Toffee Pudding Flavour
1 Egg white
¼ Tsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Sweetener
2 Tbsp Skimmed Milk or Almond milk
Myprotein MYSYRUP (Butterscotch)
5 Drops of Toffee flavdrops
Heaped tea spoon of Cashew butter for the centre (optional)
Chocolate Blueberry Protein Shake
1 Scoop Impact Whey Protein – Chocolate flavour
100g Frozen blueberries
30g Baby spinach leaves washed
300ml Skimmed milk
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. Serve with extra ice.
Chocolate Protein Cake Bars
Preheat the oven to 180. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl, then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix them together being careful not to over mix them.
Line a cooking tray with greaseproof paper and add the mix to the tray. Bake for half an hour until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre. Cut into eight squares.
Macros (per serving of 8)
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Truffles
Soften the peanut butter in a microwave for thirty seconds. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until they are well combined.
Using approx 1 tablespoon worth of the mixture form a small ball and place in a mini muffin case. Do this step with the rest of the mixture. When you have used it all, place the balls in a small lunchbox and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
If you do not have mini muffin cases, simply line a lunch box with grease proof paper and that will work as well. Makes 20 truffles.
Macros per truffle
Strawberry and Orange Ice-pops
2 Scoop Impact Whey Protein – Strawberry Cream flavour
250ml Orange juice
150g Mandarin segments
60g Chopped strawberries
Mix the protein powder with the orange juice and pour into the ice pop mould.
Drop in the fruit pieces in even amounts to each mould.
Freeze overnight so that the ice pops become solid then serve! Makes 4.
Macros for one ice pop
Take Home Message
Try some of these macro-friendly treats to help you stay on the straight and narrow with your nutrition plan!