Toss the shaker cup and enjoy protein powder in a different way.
Talk to anyone about health and fitness whether it be losing weight or gaining muscle and I can guarantee you the subject of protein powder has been brought up.
Some people love the idea of protein powder some people hate the idea of protein powders, but both sides agree that protein in your diet is vital.
Club Sweat is pro protein powder mostly for its ease of use and convenience but also because you can make some pretty tasty treats while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Coffee lovers rejoice this recipe is ideal. And it’s laced with a little caffeine and has a low amount of carbs.
Mocha Chocolate Protein Balls
1 eight-ounce block of cream cheese
3 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 packet instant coffee
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
.Combine protein with instant coffee and water
.Add the cream cheese and mix until there aren’t any visible lumps.
Add optional chocolate chips and mix.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop out the dough into nine cookies
.Bake for 15-18 minutes.
No need to stop at Timmy’s anymore for Timbits when you can make them yourself.
2 scoops vanilla protein
1 cup PB2
1 cup Splenda
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cashew or almond milk
A splash of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Liberal amounts of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, or pumpkin pie spice
Optional coating: chopped nuts, coconut flakes, mini dark chocolate chips
Add the oats and 1/2 cup of milk to a bowl. Stir and let them sit for 5 minutes.
Combine all the other dry ingredients in your food processor and mix: protein powder, PB2, salt, spices. (A powerful blender will do the trick too.)
Add the milk-soaked oats to the food processor. Blend until evenly distributed. It should look like little sandy clumps.
Add the three tablespoons of almond or cashew milk and blend again.
Let the food processor run until the dough rolls itself into a giant ball. If there are any dry ingredients on the bottom of the food processor, evenly distribute them back into the dough.
Dip your fingers in water to prevent sticking, then pinch off bite-sized pieces of dough and roll it into small balls, about a half inch in diameter.
Roll the poppers in a pile of toppings if you’d like: coconut flakes, chopped nuts, or dark chocolate chips. You may need to wet the poppers with a dab of water to make the toppings stick.
Put them in the fridge to chill.
If you’re anything like the team at Club Sweat you never want summer to end So we said screw it and came up with a healthy little popsicle.
Chocolate Coconut Popsicles
2 scoops of whey, pea, or rice protein powder
1 can of organic full-fat coconut milk
Blend ingredients and pour into popsicle molds; freeze.
Pudding has gotten a bad rap ever since the Bill Cosby scandal came out a couple years ago, but don’t let 1 terrible man ruin a childhood favorite.
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
6 oz plain Greek yogurt
1-2 tsp water
Mix protein powder and Greek yogurt.
Add 1 to 2 tsp of water, as needed, to thin out the mixture.
As much as Club Sweatbers love summer time, were not opposed to staying in on a cold winters night and sipping on an delish mug of hot chocolate
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
8 oz hot water or almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add protein powder to hot water or almond milk. Stir in vanilla extract (and your sweetener of choice, if desired). Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
With a little outside the box (or bottle) thinking, you can use your protein powder to make some healthy scrumptious treats.