Chocolate and Protein Combine For the Ultimate Guilt-Free Desserts
Dessert doesn’t have to be decadent without offering some health benefits. Here are some recipes that offer a punch of protein while still tasting scrumptious and gloriously chocolatey. Keep reading for more delicious high-protein dessert recipes.
| Peanut Butter Brownie Bites
These chewy brownies are disguised as fudgy, peanut buttery goodness, but shhh u2014 they also offer a healthy dose of protein with 5.1 grams per bite.
| Chocolate Raspberry Protein Balls
These decadent rose-colored gems may look like chocolate truffles, but they’re protein balls in disguise. Soft, creamy, and chocolatey, they are also dusted with freeze-dried raspberries, giving them a gorgeous, bright look and a bold, fruity flavor that complements the chocolate perfectly. Each 71-calorie ball offers 3.3 grams of protein.
| Protein-Packed Vegan Ice Cream
This post-workout recovery ice cream u2014 yes, ice cream! u2014 is the cure to your sluggishness, offering 15.1 grams of protein. Just be sure to use chocolate-flavored protein powder.
| Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie
This chocolatey smoothie is just 350 calories, and since it offers 22 grams of protein and almost 10 grams of filling fiber, it’s the perfect breakfast to keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning.
| Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries
These fresh strawberries filled with a chocolate mousse made with chickpeas offer 5.6 grams of protein per eight-strawberry 140-calorie serving.
| Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These peanut butter protein balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer 8.5 grams of protein per two-ball serving.
| Chocolate Hummus
Made with almonds, chickpeas, and dates, this chocolate hummus fruit dip offers almost five grams of protein per 107-calorie serving, but it’s much lower in sugar than if you noshed on a couple squares of dark chocolate.
| Protein-Packed Brownies
A cross between oatmeal cookies and brownies, these chocolatey bars are so insanely delicious that you won’t even guess there’s protein powder added to the batter. It gives these 145-calorie vegan brownies over five grams of protein.
| Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
These cookie-dough-like chocolate chip pumpkin pie balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, so this snack feels more like a treat. Each 77-calorie ball offers 3.4 grams of protein.
| Gluten-Free Protein Lava Cake
This high-protein molten lava cake is hiding a muscle-building secret u2014 over 20 grams of protein!
| Vegan Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
These dairy-free energy bars offer over 12 grams of protein for 166 calories.