4 protein-rich sweet treats that will satisfy sans sugar crash

let’s be honest: we all get cravings for a sweet treat here + there. whether we wake up craving pancakes, end our workouts jonesing for a sweet snack, or finish up our dinner with a yearning for chocolate, we’ve got the treats that’ll satisfy that sweet tooth. by keeping the added sugar to a minimum + adding our favorite nPower protein powder (created by the champ herself, Nicole Wilkins), you’ll stay satiated longer, sans blood-sugar spike + subsequent sugar crash. bonus: we finally found a grass-fed whey isolate protein that's not only good for you (gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free + no artificial sweeteners), but it's insanely yummy too! here are four recipes we created to sweeten your day from morning to night.


[berries + cream protein pancakes]

makes 1 large pancake

1 egg
½ banana
splash unsweetened nut milk
½ cup gluten-free oats
½ scoop vanilla cupcake nPower Isolate protein powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
handful of blueberries
greek yogurt, thinned with a little nut milk
handful of sliced strawberries

  1. in a blender, blend the egg, banana, nut milk, oats, protein powder and baking powder into a batter.
  2. pour the batter into a hot skillet with a little ghee or butter, then add the blueberries on top. cook a minute or so, then flip + cook about another 30 seconds.
  3. drizzle with the greek yogurt + top with strawberries.


[birthday cake protein balls]

makes 12 balls

½ cup cashew butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
¾ cup gluten-free oats
½ scoop vanilla cupcake nPower Isolate protein powder
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles

  1. mix all ingredients, adding a little water if needed, then form into balls + refrigerate.


[raw chocolate chip protein cookie]

makes 1 large cookie

½ scoop vanilla cupcake nPower Isolate protein powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp almond butter
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
splash of unsweetened nut milk
1-2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

  1. in a small mixing bowl, mix protein powder, coconut flour, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla + sea salt, adding a splash or two of nut milk - just enough to make it into a thick cookie dough consistency.
  2. stir in the chocolate chips, then form the dough into a cookie shape on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. add more chocolate chips + freeze or refrigerate for an hour or so before eating.


[peanut butter protein chocolate cup]

makes 3 cups

¼ cup chopped dark chocolate
2 tbsp coconut oil, divided
3 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
½ scoop chocolate truffle nPower Isolate protein powder
pinch of sea salt

  1. melt chocolate + 1 tbsp coconut oil, then stir until smooth + divide evenly between 3 baking cups set in a muffin tin. freeze 10-15 minutes.
  2. stir together peanut butter, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil + protein powder until smooth. pour over the top of the chocolate layer + freeze another half-hour before eating.
what's your favorite protein-packed treat? have you tried nPower Nutrition protein? share in the comments below. if you haven't, you might want to go check out the ONLY protein powder that our chief will give her stamp of approval. and no, this isn't an ad - you know we only share things we love!

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