Millionaire shortbread (or chocolate caramel squares as they are otherwise known) are one of my favourite treats. This recipe uses healthier ingredients without any refined sugar with the added benefit of protein from one of my favourite vanilla flavoured powders by Natural Nutrients which I picked up from OrganicAthleteLifestyle.com
This is hands down the BEST protein sponge cake I have EVER made (hence the name) do not try to remove/amend the ingredients (unless it's where I have added substitutions) as they are all there for a reason & doing so will probably result in a dry sponge, which is what I ended up with literally hundreds of times whilst trying to perfect this recipe. I challenge anyone to try this cake & not be truly shocked that it is a healthier version. Happy baking!
These cookies need no introduction, just look at that golden crumb and shiny dark chocolate. But these are not any old cookies. Each one contains an impressive 9g of protein thanks to Ascent Native Fuel Whey Protein Powder! I suggest you make a batch of these then find a dark room to hide in whilst you polish off the lot!
Rich chocolate cheesecake with a crumbly biscuit base topped with fresh juicy cherries & drizzled with smooth dark chocolate. Sounds like a seriously tasty way to ruin your diet doesn't it. Well this recipe is completely macro friendly! SAY WHAT?! Yep, with a few healthier substitutions I've created this epic recipe with thanks to Ascent Native Fuel Micellar Casein Protein Powder and my genius brain :-p
Sweet & sticky blueberry & banana bread enriched with protein without ANY fat and no added sugar, this baby sells itself. Not only is it seriously delicious it's also so quick and simple to make. Give it a try & let me know what you think.
I've combined two 4 of my favourite things in the recipe. Oats, protein, white chocolate & raspberries. But I've left out the usual butter, sugar and syrup you'd usually find in traditional flapjacks. Instead I've sweetened them with Bodybuilding Warehouse White Chocolate & Raspberry Whey Protein which is SO good & also chunks of their new Warrior Crunch bars which take them to another level! Don't worry if you don't have these, you can sub the bars for white chocolate chips, however I urge you to try them, some of the best protein bars I've ever had (and I've tried ALOT!).
I've packed these protein crispy cakes full of protein crispies, dried cranberries, sugar free marshmallows, sugar free white & dark chocolate and plenty of dried cranberries so you'll never know they are a healthier, much lower sugar version of your favourite crispy cakes.
This Banana & Hemp High Protein Banana Bread is sweet, moist and delicious, just the way a banana bread should be! Rather than protein powder which can dry baked goods out, Good Hemp's High Protein Flour adds a great source of hemp protein without leaving you with a nasty dry sponge. It also means that this recipe is perfect for those that don't want to buy protein powders or who prefer to exclude dairy from their diet. It's also great for using up banana's which have seen better days!
These delicious blondies are free from flour, sugar and butter but are packed with protein. They are also insanely delicious and super simple to make. Fool your friends (and yourself) with healthy blondies that taste just like the real thing!
I've never created a vegan recipe before, well not intentionally anyway! But when Reflex Nutrition kindly sent me a tub of their vegan protein powder I thought I'd give it ago! I know there isn't many protein bars available to those on vegan diets so I thought I'd provide a recipe for some that you can make yourself! Even if you're not a vegan these bars are seriously delicious and not to mention SO easy to make.
It's been a while since I've had a guest recipe on the blog so it had to be a special one! I love this fantastic recipe from Hognuts ambassador Vian of Vees Fitness Foods for her indulgent Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars.
These cookies are so simple to make (hence the name) any one can make them. They come out slightly crisp around the edge and soft and squidgy in the middle, just like a giant cookies should be if you ask me!
These fudgy brownies are free from flour, sugar and butter but are packed with protein. They are also insanely delicious and super simple to make. Fool your friends (and yourself) with healthy brownies that taste just like the real thing!
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? When Nutriseed sent me a selection of their stunning products I knew as soon as I saw the chocolatey items that they had to make their way into a cake! These little babies are rammed with protein, are gluten free and even low carb! Most importantly they are incredibly easy to make, yet seriously tasty.
Juicy strawberries filled with a creamy protein filling coated in thick dark chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.
I created this recipe for a very selfish reason. I wanted a healthier birthday cake that I could eat for the entire week of my birthday. One of my favourite puddings is cheesecake – so I decided to combine the two! So my friends, I give you – Birthday Cake Protein Cheesecake!…
These pancakes epitomise the term ‘Pancake Porn’! Thick, fluffy American style protein pancakes, dripping in protein infused salted caramel peanut butter, chocolate sauce (which is actually sugar free shhh) and finished with chunks of peanut chocolate caramel protein bars. These pancakes are the ULTIMATE in protein infused indulgence.
What is Prutella you ask? It’s a wondrous creation by Muscle Food and is a low carb, low fat, high protein Nutella! I know, you need some right? You can get it here and if you use my discount code pchef10 you’ll even get 10% off.
On a cold day (or any day really!) nothing beats a warm sponge pudding covered in hot, sweet custard. It has to be one of my all time favourite comfort foods, so when Bulk Powders sent me a lovely bundle of their products to try out I knew I wanted to try & re-create this tummy warming pud into a high protein, healthier version.
Home made truffles sounds quite technical right? Well actually it’s one of the most simple things to make! If you are new to baking with protein or baking at all, then I really recommend starting with this one. Rich and chocolatey, but ridiculously low in fat and calories, these truffles contain quality whey protein and have a subtle coffee kick thanks to the real Coloumbian coffee in TWIST’s delicious espresso protein drink. This makes them the perfect mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up, whilst also helping you hit your protein quota!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll know I am a HUGE fan of cereal. My all time favourite type is granola. I’d give my right arm for a bowl of those sweet, crunchy oat clusters in ice cold almond milk. But if you’ve ever looked at the nutritionals of usual supermarket granola its not pretty. Masses of added sugar and palm oil are the usual suspects.
Rather than miss out and avoid it completely, I thought I’d come up with my own healthier, no added sugar variety. Still with all the sweet and crunchy oat clusters, but made without sugar and only healthy fats.
It’s no secret that I love cinnamon flavoured things, so when USN kindly sent me a tub of their new Lean-8 protein powder in vanilla cinnamon bun flavour I was rather excited. I have already created a High Protein Cinnamon Roll recipe, so I decided to cinammonise (that’s the technical term) my baked oats recipe.
If you’ve never tried baked oats then you are seriously missing out! They are super simple to make, but are insanely delicious. Especially when the weather is wet, cold and miserable as they are like a warm cuddle (a high protein one) in a bowl. Wave goodbye to your usual protein shakes from a shaker, and embrace the new way to get your protein in!
I know what you’re thinking, sweet eggs – really?! I urge you to try this recipe before you knock it. Especially if you are on a low carb diet and are craving something sweet. It’s super quick and easy to make and I promise you it will hit the spot.