Chocolate Cherry Protein Rice Cake

Chocolate Cherry Protein Rice Cake

Okay, it’s very obvious now that I’m still on this Cherry/Chocolate combo kick….😆

And I’m not mad about it!

When I first discovered the chocolate rice cake, I knew the possibilities were going to be endless. My typical creation involves a chocolate rice cake topped with peanut butter and, if my macros allow for it, either banana or strawberry slices.

But I knew there was more…

I started thinking of how I could add more protein….what about a yogurt & vanilla protein powder combo!? Hello macros!

So I give you a chocolate rice cake topped with a blend of plan almondmilk yogurt and vanilla protein powder, topped with cherry slices! Drool….

Check out how I made it below!

Ingredients:

1 chocolate rice cake

1/4 cup plain almond milk yogurt (or any unflavored yogurt)

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

3-4 cherries, pitted & sliced in half

Directions:

Mix the yogurt and vanilla protein until smooth.

Top the rice cake with the yogurt mixture.

Top with cherries & indulge!

Keep reading for macros!

Macros (using silk plain almond milk yogurt & optimum nutrition whey protein powder):

Fat: 6g

Carbs: 21g

Protein: 15g

Calories: 198

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Chocolate Cherry Chunk Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Protein Smoothie

If you’re not a fan of cherries, who are you really? This summer my family and I have taken full advantage off all the delicious summer fruits and cherries were one of them!

Of course, I’m always looking for a way to combine protein into my snacks throughout the day, so when I looked at my cherries and chocolate protein, I knew what to do!

Enter this amazing creation that tastes just as good (or better) than it looks.

Ingredients:

1 scoop chocolate protein (or you may use vanilla protein & add 1 TBSP of cocoa powder)

6-8 black cherries, pitted

8-12oz unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup ice

Directions:

Combine protein, pitted cherries, almond milk and ice in a blender and blend until smooth (you will still have some cherry chunks).

Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Protein Cupcakes

🎂Salted Caramel Protein Cupcakes🎂⠀

These turned out to yummy not to post! It’s a slightly different than the recipe I used for my lemon protein cupcakes, these are a bit higher in macros and overall calories. However if your macros will allow for it, these make for an awesome high protein snack!

Disclaimer:⠀

This recipe calls for salted caramel protein powder but can easily be used with any other whey or @trutein protein flavor.⠀

Cupcake Macros (cupcakes only)⠀

Fat: 7g⠀

Carbs: 16g⠀

Protein: 33g⠀

Calories: 259 for all 4 cupcakes⠀

Ingredients:⠀

-1 scoop (34g) @trutein salted caramel protein powder (purchased on amazon)⠀

-1/4 tsp baking soda⠀

-1/4 tsp baking powder⠀

-1/8 cup almond flour⠀

-1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce⠀

-1 egg white⠀

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Directions:⠀

-Preheat oven to 350⠀

-Mix all ingredients in a bowl⠀

-Spray 4 cupcake molds⠀

-Divide the mixture into the 4 molds⠀

-Bake for 10 minutes⠀

Optional Frosting:⠀

-Mix 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder with a little unsweetened almond milk, just enough to make a thick frosting.⠀

-Top cupcakes with frosting⠀

These protein cupcakes are one of my all time favorite snacks because they are so light and airy but still so delicious! Enjoy!!

Protein Birthday Cake

Protein Birthday Cake

Eat cake to lose weight??

Now you don’t have to feel guilty when you when you snack on this macro friendly protein birthday cake at any time of day!

This cake is packed with protein & can slip right into your daily flexible dieting/macro tracking/diet/lifestyle. It will also help you feel full longer and make you think you’re getting a real treat while still keeping you on track to reach your goals! And who doesn’t want that!?

This recipe was inspired by my lemon protein cupcake recipe, the ramekins I bought and the birthday cake flavored Trutein protein powder sample I bought and was saving for such a special occasion!

Recipe Yields 2 Cakes

For the Cake:

-1 scoop/packet Trutein Birthday Cake protein powder (or any protein powder flavor)

-1 TBSP coconut flour

-2g (2 packets) stevia

-1 tsp baking powder

-Dash of salt

-1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk

-1/4 cup egg whites

-2 TBSP water

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Spray 2 ramekins

3. Mix protein, flour, stevia, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

4. In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, egg whites and water.

5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk.

6. Divide the mixture into the 2 ramekins.

7. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet to catch any overflowing batter.

8. Bake for 20-25 minutes (poke with a toothpick to make sure it is no longer wet inside).

9. Let cool before topping with frosting & sprinkles.

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For the Frosting:

-1/2 to 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

-almond milk

Directions:

In a bowl, add small amounts of almond milk to protein powder until you create a thick frosting.

Once your cakes have cooled, top with protein frosting & sprinkles & enjoy!

Don’t have birthday cake protein? Don’t worry! This recipe is interchangeable with any flavor protein you may have!

🎂Try out this recipe & tag @a.fitness.project on Instagram so I can share your creations!

MACRO FRIENDLY:

Macros for BOTH cakes with frosting!

Calories: 287

Fat: 3g

Carbs: 10g

Protein: 55g

Cookies & Cream Overnight Proats!

Cookies & Cream Overnight Protein Oats!

Okay, so you’ve probably already seen my Cinnabun Overnight Proats (and if you haven’t, check them out!). Well this cookies & cream concoction is the same, just a different flavor of protein!

Like I said before, I’m making these more and more because they’re just too easy not to. And the added advantage of having a healthy, protein packed snack ready to go at all times is seriously worth it!

PS- to make these proats super cute, I save the mason jars from the pesto sauce I buy to store them in!

Side note: I make my proats with about 3/4 cup of oats. However, you may choose to use more or less depending on your daily macro intake! If you decide to use less than 1/2 cup of oats, I recommend using less protein powder as the flavor may be too sweet and overpowering.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop/ packet of Trutein Cookies & Cream protein powder
  • 3/4 cup Old fashioned oats (or as much as desired to fit your macro intake)
  • Unsweetened original almond milk (enough to make a batter)

Directions:

  1. Mix protein and dry oats in a bowl, Tupperware or mason jar.
  2. Stir in enough almond milk to make a thick batter.
  3. Store for a minimum of 5 hours in a sealed container.
  4. Enjoy with desired toppings!

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Okay, I’ll tell you a secret. I love to indulge in sweet treats that are covered in chocolate too…but my heart really lies with all things FRUITY! Hence, my love for lemon, blueberries, bananas and of course strawberries!!

When I opened my sample packet of Trutein Strawberries & Cream protein powder, I was instantly transported back to a simpler time… before I was dairy free. I used to LOVE strawberry milk! Well…this, my friends, tasted just like strawberry nesquik to me! And blending it with some unsweetened almond milk had me reminiscing of the good ol days!

It didn’t take me but a moment to decide that I am in the market for a big tub of strawberries & cream protein powder!!

For a quick, simple protein packet snack to enjoy on the go or at home, check out the recipe below!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop/ packet of Trutein strawberries & cream protein powder
  • Unsweetened original almond milk (amount will depend on your desired consistency)
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Blend protein, milk and ice together
  2. Top with redi-whip and strawberries
  3. Enjoy!!

Mint Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Mint Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Okay so probably not the most aesthetic creation but I had to include it because it was just that good!

This mug cake is exactly the same recipe (with different flavored protein of course) as my red velvet microwave mug cake!

This recipe takes a couple minutes to mix and only 1 minute to cook, so if you’re short on time or just impatient like me, you’re gonna love this!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop/packet Trutein mint chocolate protein powder
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine protein powder, coconut flour and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg whites and milk.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased mug.
  5. Microwave for 1- 1.5 minutes
  6. Add toppings if desired (I added bits of a mint Oreo candy bar)
  7. Devour!

Macros: (without toppings)

Calories: 178

Fat: 2g

Carbs: 8g

Protein: 32g

Lemon Protein Cupcakes

Lemon Protein Cupcakes

Well…I’m not sure it could get any better than this…

I was so excited to use my Trutein Lemon Meringue Pie flavored protein powder for these cupcakes, on National Lemonade Day, of course!

If you’re a lover of all things lemon, you REALLY need to try these out! I’m now contemplating buying lemon flavored protein in bulk…haha!!

If you’re not a huge lemon fan, have no fear…this recipe is versatile and can become any flavor you wish!

Simply just swap out the flavor of protein you’re using and voila! You have yourself a a delicious masterpiece!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop/packet Trutein Lemon Meringue flavored protein powder
  • 1 TBSP coconut flour
  • 2g (2 packets) stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 TBSP water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray 4 of your cupcake/muffin tins
  3. Mix protein, flour, stevia, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix almond milk, egg whites and water.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk.
  6. Divide the mixture into the 4 cupcake tins.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cupcake sides are golden brown.
  8. Top with powdered sugar and enjoy!!

Macros: (for ALL 4 cupcakes)

Calories: 174

Fat: 2g

Carbs: 8g

Protein: 31g

S’mores Protein Smoothie

S’mores Protein Smoothie

Every so often, it’s fun to take your protein shake to the next level!

Enter, flavored and dressed protein smoothies!

When I decided to use my S’mores flavored Trutein protein powder, I knew what I had to do….throw some Redi-Whip, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs on top!

This smoothie is too simple and delicious not to try!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 scoop/packet of s’mores flavored Trutein protein powder

-10oz of original unsweetened almond milk (approximately)

-Ice

-Graham cracker crumbs (not included in macros)

-Chocolate chips (not included in macros)

-Redi-Whip (not included in macros)

Directions:

  1. Blend protein powder, ice and milk to create a thick smoothie. (Hack: stir in some graham cracker crumbs for a delicious crunchy texture.)
  2. Top with Redi-Whip, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips.
  3. Devour!!

Smoothie Macros: (without toppings)

Calories: 160

Fat: 4g

Carbohydrates: 6g

Protein: 25g

Cinnabun Overnight Proats!

 

Cinnabun Overnight Protein Oats!!

Protein Oats, Proats, Protes….whatever you call them and however you spell it, these are AH-MAZING! And such a stable in the diet if you’re having a hard time thinking of an easy, healthy snack and even if you’re having a hard time reaching your daily macro goals!

I used to make these every day when I worked in the corporate world and I cannot believe I forgot how yummy and convenient they are. Now I’ve started making them on a regular basis again, even though I work from home! Nothing beats a snack that you can just grab and go!

A couple weeks ago, I bought a sample packet of Body Nutrition Company’s Cinnabun flavored Trutein Protein Powder and thought there was nothing better to test it out on than some overnight proats!

This mixture did not disappoint!! If you have a sweet tooth, I highly suggest trying this flavor for a mid morning, afternoon or late night snack!

This recipe is very simple and flexible and may be adjusted to meet your daily macronutrient requirements. If you plan to use less than 1/2 cup of oats, I would suggest using less of the protein powder as the flavor could be very overpowering.

What you’ll need:

-1/2 to 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats

-1 packet/scoop of Trutein Cinnabun Protein Powder

-Unsweetened original almond milk

Directions:

  1. Combine protein powder and oats in a bowl or tupperware and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour in enough almond milk to create a thick batter. (The amount of milk is based on the consistency you want your proats to be.)
  3. For best results, refrigerate in a covered container for a minimum of 5 hours.
  4. Add desired toppings & enjoy! (You may also add more almond milk at this time if the batter is too thick.)