With Valentine’s day coming up I decided to make these yummy raspberry gems. I’ve made a similar version to this before without protein powder but I love trying to create a healthy treat with an extra protein boost so I altered my old recipe and they turned out great! See the recipe below.
• ½ Cup old fashioned oats
• ½ Cup raw cashews
• ⅔ Cup Slightly thawed raspberries
• 1 Scoop (30g) LeanFit CompleteGreens protein powder
• 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
• 140g Dark Chocolate, chopped
• 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
Set raspberries out to thaw for about 15 minutes. In food processor add oats and cashews and process until little bits. Add protein powder, slightly thawed raspberries and maple syrup, process again until you get a paste like texture. Line a cookie sheet or flat surface with parchment paper and using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon portion out truffles onto parchment lined dish. Place in freezer to set for about 30 minutes. Combine your chocolate over double boiler and melt, stir in coconut oil until melted and remove from heat. Remove truffles from freezer, if needed roll slightly with hands to smooth out ball shape. Coat each truffle with chocolate and place back onto parchment lined dish, sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or chopped nuts if desired *see note. I used freeze dried pomegranate seeds chopped up. Drizzle with extra chocolate if desired. Can be stored in fridge or freezer (If storing in freezer, allow 20-30 minutes to thaw before serving). Yield 18 truffles.
*NOTE: If you would like to sprinkle with freeze dried fruit or nuts make sure as soon as you coat 1 truffle in chocolate sprinkle prepared topping onto chocolate before it hardens.
Happy Valentines Day ❤ Protein donuts for the win! I used beet juice to get the red hue in these beauties 🍩
Red Velvet Protein Donuts
•½ Cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub oat, buckwheat, all purpose, etc.)
•½ Cup LeanFit All-In-One protein powder (can sub plant based protein powder)
•1 tsp baking powder
•½ tsp cinnamon
•¼ Cup unsweetened applesauce
•3 Tbsp beetroot juice
•¼ Cup VitaFiberIMO syrup (can sub honey, maple syrup, etc.)
•½ tsp pure vanilla extract
•1 Tbsp coconut water (can sub milk of choice or water)
•1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease donut *pan. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl. In separate bowl whisk together all wet ingredients and add to dry, stir until just combined. Place batter into large Ziploc bag and cut the corner to pipe into donut pan. *Bake as per notes below. Let cool completely before icing.
*Notes: Yield 16-18 mini donuts or 6-8 large donuts – Baking time for mini donuts is about 8 minutes and for large donuts about 10-12 minutes.
Donut toppings: For half I used just plain melted coconut butter and for the other half I used equal parts of coconut oil & cacao powder and added VitaFiber syrup to my sweetness liking (can sub honey, maple syrup, etc.) and then sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries right away. Feel free to use whatever you desire.
These are super delicious! I used blood orange and beet powder to get the pink hue of these protein treats. I adapted the recipe from my Lemon Protein Blondies I made a while back. They are super moist, low in fat and high in protein. Perfect for Valentines Day too ❤ Recipe below.
Orange Red Velvet Protein Blondies
• 1 Cup oat flour
• ½ Cup (52g) vanilla whey protein powder (I used Kaizen Naturals Isolate)
• ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
• 1 tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp Cinnamon
• 2 tsp beet powder
• ½ Cup freshly squeezed orange juice (I used blood orange)
• 6 egg whites
• 2 tsp xylitol
• 1 Cup unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 8×8 glass dish with coconut oil (or use parchment paper). In large bowl sift oat flour, whey, salt, beet powder and baking powder together. In separate medium bowl mix together orange juice, egg whites, xylitol and applesauce. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour into prepared dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Cool and slice into 12 squares.
For the chocolate drizzle i took a couple tablespoons of Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melted then stirred in 1tsp coconut oil and 1Tbsp warm almond milk, stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled blondies.
Macros per serving: (12)
Calories: 81 | Carbs: 11g | Fat: 1g| Protein: 7g