Protein treats

Here are three recipes to help you with your diet when you fancy something sweet.

Chocolate and coconut bites

Ingredients – makes 12

  • 60g coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon yacon syrup, maple syrup  or rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • a pinch or sea salt
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method

Place the coconut cream, syrup and oil in a pan on a low heat. Mix well and remove from heat.

Blitz the salt and desiccated coconut in a food processor until fine. add this to the pan and stir.

Transfer this mix to a bowl and place in the fridge for an hour to firm up.

split the mixture into 12 equal sized balls then place them on a tray lined with greaseproof paper and freeze for 30 minutes.

Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a pan and melt gently, stirring as it melts. Dip each of your balls into the chocolate and place them back onto the tray. then return them to the freezer to further firm up

Dip the balls  into the melted chocolate one more time and return to the freezer one more time to set.

Nutrition (per bite)

  • 90kcals
  • Protein: 1.3
  • Carbs: 4.1
  • Fat: 7.4

Vegan choccy hazelnut protein bars

Ingredients – makes 8 bars

  • 100g pea protein powder
  • 5 heaped tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup
  • 6 tablespoons almond milk
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts

Method

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until its thick and easy to shape with your hands like dough. If its to wet ad  sprinkle more of the cocoa powder or protein.

Divide the mix into 8 equal parts and shape them into bars

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per bar)

  • 144kcals
  • Protein: 10
  • Carbs: 5
  • Fat: 9

Double chocolate vegan protein truffles

Ingredients – makes 8 truffles

  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 tablespoons pea protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate (90%)

Method

Mix all the ingredients together except for the dark chocolate in a bowl until you have a dough like substance which you can shape with your hands. If its to wet ad  sprinkle more of the cocoa powder or protein.

Roll the mixture into 8 equal truffles

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over over a pot of boiling water (known as  bain-marie)

Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate

Place the coated truffles onto a non stick tray, baking paper or foil and refrigerate for a couple of hours. If you’re in a rush put them in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition (per truffle)

  • 71kcals
  • Protein: 3
  • Carbs: 3
  • Fat: 7

 

 

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