3 Delicious Protein-Rich Treats!

Next time you get the hankering for something sweet, sink your teeth into these macro-friendly protein treats!

A sweet tooth doesn't have to sabotage your progress. Instead of eating clean all day just to cave when the cravings hit, whip up these protein-rich recipes from Team Grenade! They'll help you stick to your diet, fuel your muscles, and please your palate.


Banana and Cinnamon Protein Milkshake

This winter, give yourself the gift of post-workout gains. When you're looking for a shake with a little bit of edge, reach for this dessert-like option that's a favorite of NPC physique competitor Melih F. Cologlu.

Not only is it a great way to make the most of overripe fruit, but the classic combination of sweetness and spice is sure to hit your taste buds with delightful, protein-rich goodness. Channel the flavors of the season—without packing on the pounds—with this muscle-building shake!


Skim milk: 4 oz.

Low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt: 1/2 cup

Banana: 1/3

Ice cubes: 6

Cinnamon: to taste

  1. Blend all ingredients.
  2. Top with more cinnamon to taste. Drink and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 shake
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 168
Fat3.5 g
Carbs18.5 g
Protein15.5 g

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Protein Frosting

NPC Physique competitor Preston Noble is a fan of having his protein—frosted! Forget store-bought icing that's full of fat and added sugar. This recipe for protein icing can be added to any baked good for that extra bit of gains-friendly sweetness.

The topping can even be used to add a little clean to your favorite cheat meal. Hint: Preston's personal favorite is protein-glazed monkey bread!

Ingredients for frosting

Vanilla greek yogurt: 1 tbsp

Almond milk: 1/4-1/2 cup (depending on desired consistency)

Coconut oil: 1 tsp

Cinnamon: 1 tsp

Vanilla extract: to taste (a few drops)

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Apply directly to baked treat. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 batch
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 111
Fat7 g
Carbs4 g
Protein7 g


Protein Flower Pastry

Who knew that vegetable you tried to push off your dinner plate as a child could actually form the base of a delicious protein dessert? This pastry combines vitamin-rich cauliflower with protein for a surprisingly yummy combination.

It's a favorite of physique competitor Vinny Russo and helps satisfy his sweet tooth without breaking his daily calories.


Raw blended cauliflower: 1 tbsp

Whole egg: 1

Egg white: 1

Water: 1 tbsp

  1. Add blended raw cauliflower to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Mix in protein, egg, egg white, and water. Stir until blended.
  3. Microwave for three minutes.
  4. Top with your favorite Walden Farms syrup or peanut or almond butter.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 pastry
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 119
Fat7.8 g
Carbs14.6 g
Protein29.9 g

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