I'm so excited to be writing this post as I've been in the kitchen again whizzing up some more divine protein treats! Thinking up new ideas for healthy delights and seeing them come to life is really satisfying and it's lovely to be able to share them so you can have a go too. Baking really is one of my favourite pastimes but....there is no baking involved for this recipe! How great does that sound? All you need is a freezer!
My wonderful pals at Multipower sent me some of their Fit Protein Diet whey to try recently. As I always opt for chocolate flavour with everything, I decided to be a daredevil and went for Berry. It's a really big thing for me to go against the chocolate but hey, life is about trying new things and the fitness life is about trying new proteins!
The Fit Protein Diet whey comes in a neat little package with 20 handy sachets. Each 60g sachet contains a whopping 42.5g of a mixture of fast and slow digestible proteins and additional nutrients such as green tea extract, CLA, L-Carnitine and BCAA's. This whey is perfect for a post-workout shake when used as part of a weight control programme with a combination of exercise and healthy eating. I love that the whey comes in sachets. I don't know how many times there's been a protein explosion in my gym bag due to my shaker coming undone! With these I can just pop them in my bag without worry.
As much as I love a good protein shake after a workout, I also love a good protein treat! So lets crack on with my latest creation. For this recipe, you only need a few simple ingredients and they're so easy to make, as well as quick! I used a silicone heart shaped chocolate mould for these, but you can use any mould you would like. Alternatively, you can just shape the mixture in balls and cover them in the dark chocolate.
Chocolate Berry & Coconut Protein Hearts
Ingredients - Makes 15 Hearts
1 scoop of Fit Protein Diet berry flavour whey
2 tbsp of coconut flour
3 tbsp of milk (cow, soy, hazelnut or almond)
1 tbsp of dried raspberry pieces
100g 70% dark chocolate
1 tsp of coconut oil
Silicone chocolate mould/ice cube tray
*I used a silicone heart shaped chocolate mould for these, but you can use any mould you would like. Alternatively, you can just shape the mixture into balls and dip them in dark chocolate.
1) Mix the protein powder, coconut flour & raspberry pieces in a bowl.
2) Slowly introduce the milk to the mixture, stirring as you go. Set aside.
3) Melt the chocolate & coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water and stir regularly. When melted, remove bowl from the pan and set aside.
4) When the chocolate has cooled a little, use a teaspoon to pour small amounts into the mould tray, You just want to fill a third of each individual heart at this stage. Put into the freezer for 10 mins.
5) Take small amounts of the protein berry mix and carefully place on top of the frozen chocolate layer.
6) Using the rest of the melted chocolate mixture, pour over the protein berry mix making sure not to fill it to the very top.
7) Place back into the freezer for at least an hour. When set, pop the chocolates out of the mould tray & serve. Alternatively, place chocolates into a tupperware box lined with greaseproof/baking paper and store in the fridge.
I made 15 individual chocolates with this recipe but I had some ingredients left over. I rolled the protein mix into one big ball, coated it in chocolate and called it a 'Protein Bomb'. There are many things you can make with this recipe. Protein bars, protein balls...or you could even get festive and get some Christmas themed chocolate moulds! I will be!
That's it from me for today but come back soon where I'll have another protein treat recipe for you!
Happy Chocolate Making!
*Thank you to Multipower who made this post possible. You rock!