Even if you’re following the strictest of diet plans, there’s no point having dessert if it’s not going to be a treat. Ersatz versions of brownies and cakes that strip out all the good stuff aren’t going to satisfy a sweet tooth – if anything they’ll just make you crave the real thing.
However, that doesn’t mean you have to completely discard your healthy-eating intentions come pudding time. With a little tweak to the recipe of your favourite desserts, you can at least ensure they’re full of muscle-fuelling protein.
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Here are five protein-filled dessert recipes from Instagram’s no-fuss food guru The Food Grinder. All the ingredients and instructions for the recipes are in the Instagram caption on the videos, which breeze through everything you need to do in a matter of seconds.
Protein Baked Banana Donuts
Snacksville for your lunchbox? try these protein baked banana donuts %uD83D%uDE1B%uD83C%uDF69 #nofussfood %uD83C%uDF0D ———————– 1. Two mashed bananas 2. Two spoons of Greek yogurt 3. Two eggs 4. One cup of @sukrinuk almond flour 5. One scoop of @ldn_muscle protein 6. Half teaspoon baking powder 7. Mix it all up with some choc chips 8. Chuck it in a mould then in the oven on 200c for 15ish mins until risen #thefoodgrinder
The perfect post-workout injection of carbs and protein, in as tasty a form as you could hope for.
Chocolate Chip Protein Flapjacks
Protein Flapjack %uD83E%uDD24%uD83C%uDF6B #nofussfood %uD83C%uDF0D ———————– 1. Chuck 120g oats and 60g @ldn_muscle whey protein in a bowl and stir 2. Pour in 150g semi skimmed milk 3. Add 100g peanut butter & 20g honey & mix in 4. Spread mixture in a lined baking tray & top with 20g dark choc 5. Slide in the fridge to chill for 20mins 6. Whack it in he oven on 190c for 10-12 mins %uD83C%uDF6B Macros per slice (makes 12) Cals – 128 Carbs – 10g Protein – 8g Fat – 6g #thefoodgrinder
The flapjack is one of the finest foods humankind has ever invented, and these are an excellent example of the form. They’re studded with (dark) chocolate to ensure your sweet tooth is well and truly satisfied.
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Mint Choc Chip Protein Fudge
Mint Choc Chip Protein Fudge. My judge-mint is%uD83D%uDC4C%uD83C%uDF43 #nofussfood %uD83E%uDD51%uD83E%uDD24 ——————— 1. Chuck in a blender… 2. Two medium avocados 3. Three spoons of Greek yog 4. One scoop of @ldn_muscle unflavoured whey protein 5. Big squeeze (3spoons) honey 6. Tiny drop (1 teaspoon) of peppermint extract 7. Whizz it up & chuck it in a bowl 8. Add choc chips & scoop into silicon cases 9. Freeze for an hour 10. Melt dark choc with a drop of peppermint extract and drizzle 11. Keep in freezer and get out 5 mins before eating #thefoodgrinder #LDNMuscle
Avocado’s everywhere these days, including, it would seem, desserts. Fudge made from avocado and Greek yogurt might seem bizarre, but it works. Somehow, it just works.
Double Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Here are my easy double peanut butter no bake protein bars %uD83D%uDE0D%uD83C%uDF6B tag a fellow peanut butter addict %uD83D%uDE1B%uD83D%uDC47 ———————— 1. Two spoons of peanut butter in the mic for 60seconds 2. 3/4 of a cup of oats 3. Handful of cashews 4. Squeeze of honey 5. One scoop of @ldn_muscle choc whey 6. Mix and pat down into a lined tray 7. Drizzle over melted peanut butter 8. Back in the fridge to set for 1+ hour #thefoodgrinder #nofussfood #LDNMuscle
There are no strange ingredients in these bad boys, just a whole load of excellent ones like peanut butter, honey, cashews and oats. Melted peanut butter in fact, which you drizzle over the bars. My word.
Protein Frosted Chocolate Brownies
#tbt to the best ever 5 Ingredient Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Protein Frosting #nofussfood %uD83C%uDF0D %uD83E%uDD24%uD83C%uDF6B%uD83D%uDC6F —————————- 1. Three mashed bananas 2. Two spoons of almond butter 3. 1/4 cup cocoa 4. Mix it all up and bake for 20mins on 200c 5. Two scoops @ldn_muscle choc whey 6. 1-2 teaspoons of almond butter 7. Drizzle in almond milk and mix until it goes like a thick batter 8. Slap it on top and refrigerate until set #thefoodgrinder
No list of dessert recipes would be complete without a brownie, and this is a doozy, with chocolate protein frosting crowning the banana, almond milk and cocoa base.
The Food Grinder is taking part in Simplyhealth Great Run Day this weekend as part of the Great North Run celebrations. The Food Grinder will be hosting an Instagram Live at 9.30am BST on Sunday 10th September to help get #millionsmoving