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Treat Like a Champ: 5 High-Protein Desserts

September 27, 2018

When you think “protein,” we’re guessing what pops into your mind is fish, a burger, beans, tofu. Definitely not dessert, right?

Good news: Now you can have that protein boost you need for building muscle, stabilizing blood sugar and keeping your metabolism humming, and enjoy a sweet treat, too. Read on for our favorites.

Cinnamon-Cranberry Chickpea Blondies

Step aside, cauliflower—chickpeas are another usually savory ingredient that’s showing up all over. These protein-rich legumes, along with a healthy dollop of almond butter, make the base for these cinnamon-cranberry bar cookies. Enjoy them as is, or make them your own by switching up the spices or swapping chocolate chips or nuts for the cranberries.

Enlightened Ice Cream

Enlightened ice cream

In flavors like White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, Sea Salt Caramel, Cookies and Cream, Red Velvet and S’Mores, you’ll find a pint that’s perfect for whatever you’re craving. Plus, it’s way higher in protein and fiber—and lower in sugar—than standard ice creams.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter on its own is a good source of protein, but these easy-to-make cookies are also boosted by protein powder and oats (yup, they have protein, too). Freeze-dried strawberries lend sweetness, and we won’t say no to the smattering of chocolate chips in these.

Beauty-Boosting Avocado Brownies

Avocado brownies

Decadent and fudgy, with a luscious vanilla frosting, these brownies are so rich and indulgent, you won’t believe they’re actually good for you.

Healthy 1-Minute Low-Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

What’s better than a cinnamon roll? One you can have ready in a flash when the craving strikes, and has plenty of protein to keep you feeling full. Sign us up.

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