I am SO excited to finally have figured out a snack recipe using the chocolate protein powder that I just can’t deal with in my smoothies.It is too fake tasting for me.
I make a protein shake using a shot of espresso, scoop chocolate protein powder, almond milk and dates which is nice but not great. It’s like an iced mocha, I guess.
Peanut butter has managed to feature in my last two recipes but after years of finding it all too sweet, I am a complete convert. It is packed with sugar though so I have just bought this which is the same taste in smoothies but a third of the sugar content.
If you would prefer you could use almond butter instead of peanut butter to cut out additives but in terms of protein I think it’s the difference of about 0.5 of a gram. However, I am new to the numbers game with regards to protein so don’t take my word for this.
The balls themselves have approximately 4.5 grams of protein so double them up if you want a whopping 10 grams (!) of protein post workout.
The protein is a bonus and keeps feeding the muscles rather than laying down sugars in your body eating rubbish.
Plus I think the consistency of these is so like a brownie, moist yet a bit chewy. I hope you like them!
Ok so here is the VERY simple recipe
I wish I was well better versed in protein powder to say you can switch the flavours out or change the protein powder for cacao but I haven’t tried any variations yet. I imagine the vanilla powder would work well with the peanut butter and dates.
Makes approx. 15 small bites or 7 larger bars
- 20 dates ( I normally use medal but my Mum and aunt ate them all on our recent holiday so I had to settle for pitted dates which are smaller. Maybe use around 15 medal dates and add more if you think the recipe needs it. Remember they are more gooey than the dried dates I used so will be stickier)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder. I use this Arbonne one or this whey one which was on offer at our gym
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 3 heaped tablespoons peanut butter
You will need a mixer
- Add all ingredients to the mixer being careful when pouring in the almond milk.
2. Do it in stages stopping to scrape all the excess from the sides so the whole lot mixes well.
3. The consistency should be most but notes wet that it’s not able to be moulded efficiently.
4. Store in a cool dry place and enjoy pre during or post workout. As I said to one of my followers this week, my fave time is post workout with a coffee!
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