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Healthy Recipes: 5 Sweet Protein Treats That Are The Bomb

Don't let the holidays spell diet demise. Feed your sweet tooth—and your gains—with these 5 explosively delicious recipes from the athletes of Grenade!

The holidays are a time when even the cleanest of eaters face the temptation to cheat. With plates of cakes, cookies, and brownies at every turn, who can blame them? But surviving the season of feasting doesn't mean skipping out on all of the jolly festivities.

Stay merry and meet your macros with these explosively good recipes from the athletes of Grenade!

Chocolate Charged Brownies

What's better than a piping hot plate of fresh-from-the-oven brownies? Make the gooey, delicious dessert fit into your meal plan with this recipe that cuts out the butter and brings the moisture with vitamin-rich sweet potatoes.

  1. Microwave the sweet potatoes until they're cooked. Peel and mash.
  2. Set the oven to 350 F.
  3. Melt coconut oil with half of the chopped-up chocolate.
  4. Add the coconut oil, melted chocolate, and whisked eggs to the mashed sweet potatoes. Mix together.
  5. Add in the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and cinnamon. Use a blender or food processor to prevent lumps in the mixture.
  6. Break up the rest of the chocolate and mix into the batter.
  7. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack. Leave to cool slightly, and then dig in!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 brownie
Recipe Yields: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 343
Total Fat 16g
Total Carbs 31g
Protein 18.5g

Chocolate Charged Brownies PDF (27.6 KB)

Blueberry Oat Muffins

Not all muffins will leave you with an unflattering muffin top. These blueberry morsels will satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar levels and setting you up for a midday crash.

  1. Mix ingredients together and pour the mixture into a muffin tin.
  2. Cook 10-12 minutes at 375 F.
  3. Ta-da. They're ready! Eat them warm or, if you can resist temptation, let them cool down a bit.
  4. Optional: Top with a mix of Greek yogurt and sugar-free pancake syrup drizzle. Amazing!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Recipe Yields: 3 muffins
Amount per serving
Calories 164.3
Total Fat 4.9g
Total Carbs 10.4g
Protein 17.3g

Blueberry Oat Muffins PDF (26.7 KB)

Killa Vanilla Cookies

Nothing says "happy holidays" quite like a batch of freshly baked cookies. There's a reason they're Santa's favorite, after all! Bring the holiday cheer without packing on the pounds, and leave Santa questioning his choice of chocolate chip.

  1. In a medium bowl, combine butter and brown sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, protein powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir into the first mixture.
  4. Mix in oats. (Optional: Add a splash of milk or almond milk if the batter is too dry.) Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil, and roll dough balls to place on the sheet. Flatten each cookie with a large fork.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Recipe Yields: 28
Amount per serving
Calories 85
Total Fat 8.8g
Total Carbs 7.5g
Protein 6.4g

Killa Vanilla Cookies PDF (41.5 KB)

Chocolate Protein Waffle

Oatmeal and eggs don't have to be your only healthy breakfast options. Get a protein punch—along with a healthy dose of carbs—with this tasty breakfast dish!

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  2. Spray the waffle maker and add the batter.
  3. Optional: Top with mixed berry cream cheese for a sweet addition!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 waffle
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 114
Total Fat 3g
Total Carbs 11g
Protein 10g

Chocolate Protein Waffle PDF (37.7 KB)

Chocolate Banana Bread

There's not much that tops the pairing of chocolate and vanilla. Kiss your usual buttery poundcake goodbye and reach for this fruit-filled loaf instead!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together. (Depending on consistency, add in more egg whites for a thinner batter or more protein powder for added thickness).
  3. Spray loaf pan with PAM. Pour in the mixture.
  4. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Recipe Yields: 5 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 194
Total Fat 4g
Total Carbs 20g
Protein 20g

Chocolate Banana Bread PDF (38.7 KB)

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