Here are three simple high-protein dessert recipes that are around 200 calories each. These desserts are not only delicious but also packed with protein to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your calorie intake in check.
Greek Yogurt Parfait:
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 scoop of your favorite protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
1/4 cup fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
1 tablespoon honey or a low-calorie sweetener
1 tablespoon chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or walnuts)
In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt and protein powder until well combined.
In a glass or small dish, layer the yogurt mixture, fresh berries, and honey.
Repeat the layers until you've used all the ingredients.
Top with chopped nuts for added crunch and flavor.
Enjoy your high-protein parfait!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
A pinch of salt
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats and protein powder.
Add the peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt to the bowl.
Mix everything until it forms a dough-like consistency.
Divide the mixture into bite-sized portions and roll them into balls.
Place the protein balls on a plate or tray lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm them up.
Enjoy these chocolate peanut butter protein balls as a guilt-free treat!
Cottage Cheese with Berries:
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
1 teaspoon honey or a low-calorie sweetener
A sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
In a bowl, spoon out the cottage cheese.
Top it with mixed berries.
Drizzle honey over the berries for added sweetness.
Optionally, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavor.
Mix gently or enjoy the layers as they are.
Savor this high-protein, fruity dessert!
These dessert recipes are not only low in calories but also provide a good dose of protein to help you stay on track with your dietary goals. Feel free to adjust ingredient quantities to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.