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Friday, April 6, 2012

Healthy Desserts! Seriously!

Oh man!  I am seriously excited about these healthy dessert recipes!!  I am trying to eat better and lose weight, and it is sooo hard to get all my protein in.  (When I really just want dessert!)  Did you know that you should be getting 1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh?  That's a lot of protein - and I'm always looking for more creative (and delicious) ways to do that.

Enter these next two recipes....

Healthy Peanut Butter Dip.  When I first made this recipe, it was supposed to be more like a peanut butter cookie dough.  I added too much water though, so it ended up with more of a caramel texture and flavor.  It was super good, but a little too sweet on it's own so I made it into an apple dip. 

You have got to try this!!  Sooooo good!  And it's a complete meal - protein, carb and a little peanut butter fat.  (I don't think peanut butter counts as a healthy fat, but hey. Whatever.) haha  :)


Ingredients:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 TBS all-natural peanut butter
1 1/2 TBS water (if you want it like cookie dough, just use 1 TBS water)

Directions:
Add all ingredients together in a small bowl, and stir until smooth.

Serve with chopped apples or celery - enjoy!


The next recipe has two different ways to make it....
The first way is a Protein-Packed Pudding.  Sounds like a tongue twister - tastes like fudge sauce!  Wow!  You seriously feel like you are eating something super bad for you!  Chocolate heaven... ahhh.  :)

When I first made this, again - I added too much water.  (I was following the recipe - sooo not my fault this time!)  It was more like soup than pudding, so I put it in the freezer for awhile.  Then, I scooped it out into a dish and it was magic protein ice cream!  Even better than my Healthy Ice Cream because it's chocolate - hello!
 Nice little evening snack I must say!

Ingredients:
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 TBS all-natural peanut butter
1/4 cup water

Directions:
Add all ingredients together in small bowl and stir until smooth.  Freeze if you want ice cream, otherwise - enjoy!

Note:  Since this recipe has two scoops of protein powder in it - you might want to split it into two servings.  Especially if you're watching calories.  My protein powder has about 130 cals per scoop.

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1 comment:

Lauryn Clemmer said...

yaay! i love dessert, so helps if it is healthy! i would love for you to link this post or any other posts you want up to my weekly link party called spread the love. it's a weekend wrap up party where you can share anything and everything you want! there is also a really awesome vinyl giveaway going on there right now too, so go check it out! http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-5-decallove-giveaway.html
have a wonderful weekend!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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