It’s easy to see why dessert is forbidden when you trying to lose weight. However when that sugar, butter, and flour is baked into your favorite dessert, it’s like heaven in your hands. Fret no more dessert lovers! You can enjoy dessert again and not feel guilty about it. Here are three dessert recipes packed with healthy fats and a ton of protein.
Chocolate Protein Cheesecake Pops
If there’s any room left for dessert—and, believe me, you’ll want there to be—whip out these chocolate cheesecake pops. You really can’t go wrong with cheesecake, especially when it contains protein and chocolate. These frozen treats are perfect to help you beat the heat and cool down from working on the grill. Sit back and enjoy!
This recipe takes 5hrs. and 15 min. to prep and 25 min. to cook.
- chocolate protein powder – 1½ scoop(s)
- fat-free cream cheese – 8 oz
- almond milk – ⅓ cup
- 2% greek yogurt, plain – ⅓ cup
- graham crackers, crushed – ¼ cup
- ground flaxseed – ¼ cup
1. In a bowl, add graham cracker crumbs, milled flax seed, and coconut oil. Mix well until it begins to stick together. Set aside.
2. In a food processor or blender, mix protein powder, cream cheese, almond milk, and Greek yogurt.
3. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the individual Dixie cups, leaving about 3/4 of an inch at the top for the crust.
4. Pack the graham cracker crumbs onto the top of the Dixie cups and pat down so it sticks to the cheesecake batter and is compact.
5. Slide a Popsicle stick through the middle of the Dixie cup.
6. Freeze cups for at least 5 hours. For better results, freeze overnight before your picnic.
One serving (about two cups) has 138 calories, 6g of fat, 7g of carbs, and 14g of protein.
Red Velvet Pudding
For added muscle-building power—and a new take on dessert—opt for protein pudding. This rich recipe can fit into your macros and works as a finish to a dinner party. Your friends will never know the difference!
This recipe is really easy and quick. It takes just 5 minutes to prep and cook!
- Muscle Milk protein powder, Red Velvet Cake – 1 scoop
- liquid egg whites – ½ cup
- dark chocolate – 1 square
1. In a small bowl, combine protein powder and liquid egg whites.
2. Whisk well with a fork until ingredients are slightly runny. Add a splash of water, if needed. Set aside.
3. In a separate dish, melt dark chocolate squares in the microwave for 90 seconds or until fully melted. Do not overcook.
4. Remove chocolate from the microwave and add olive oil. Whip with a fork and drizzle over pudding.
5. Chill and enjoy!
The pudding contains 377 calories, 18g of fat, 23g of carbs, and 31g of protein.
Enjoy this classic fall dessert without sacrificing your skinny jeans. It’s tasty, seasonal, and low-carb!
The prep time is 1 hr. and 10 min. and the cooking time is 25 min.
- egg whites – 5
- egg – 2 whole
- pumpkin, canned – ½ cup
- oat bran – ¼ cup
- Splenda – ½ cup
- baking soda – ½ tsp
- cinnamon – ½ tsp
- nutmeg – ½ tsp
- nonfat plain Greek yogurt – ½ cup
- fat-free cream cheese – 2 oz
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Blend all the pumpkin roll ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
3. Pour batter in a pre-sprayed 8×8 or 8×11 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Remove from oven and place onto aluminum foil. Carefully roll up the cake and secure with aluminum foil.
6. Place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
7. As cake is cooling, blend yogurt and cream cheese until smooth.
8. Spoon the mixture into pumpkin roll.
9. Top pumpkin roll with slivered almonds and cinnamon.
The roll has 333 calories, 11g of fat, 38g of carbs, and 20g of protein.
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