High protein desserts are a great way to get more protein into your diet. They can also help you maintain a low carb diet. Here are some high protein dessert ideas you’ll love.
Yogurt makes a great high protein dessert, especially creamy Greek yogurt. The best thing about eating yogurt for dessert is that you can change its flavor and nutritional content by adding whatever you like to low fat unflavored yogurt. Here are some things you can add to your yogurt to transform it into a tasty dessert:
- Dark chocolate chips
- Sliced strawberries
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
2) High Protein Muffins
These delicious muffins can be eaten for dessert or breakfast. You’ll need:
- 2 cups soy flour
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup chopped raisins
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 3 eggs, slightly beaten
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp grated lemon rind
- One fresh orange rind, grated
Mix dry ingredients together, then add raisins and nuts. Mix all the other ingredients together and then add that mixture to the dry ingredient mixture. Mix well.
Fill your muffin tins two thirds of the way to the top and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
3) Peanut Butter Balls
High protein peanut butter balls make a great dessert, or you can eat them as a snack. You’ll need:
- Three or four crushed graham cracker squares
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 3 tbsp water
Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the peanut butter. Stir in the chocolate chips, and then the water. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls of whatever size you prefer.
4) Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
These oatmeal peanut butter balls make great desserts, but you’ll need to keep them refrigerated. To make oatmeal peanut butter balls, you’ll need:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 coconut
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts
- 3/4 cup powdered milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients well. Use your hands to shape the mixture into small balls (about two inches in width) and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
5) High Protein Milkshakes
Milkshakes are always perfect for dessert. You’ll need:
- 1 cup fortified milk
- 1/2 cup frozen yogurt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend on low speed for 10 minutes. This recipe serves one.
6) Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies
These desserts are an new twist on an old classic. You’ll need:
- 1 cup chocolate chips or morsels
- 3/4 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 3/4 high protein cereal flakes
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once it’s melted, remove it from the heat and add two cups of the cereal flakes, the vanilla, the dates and the peanut butter. Blend well and let cool until you can comfortably handle the mixture.
Wet your hands with cold water and shape the mixture into balls about 1 inch thick. Crush the rest of the high protein cereal flakes and use them to coat the balls. Chill until firm. These cookies can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.