Ahhh the sweet smell of summertime sweat, ripping off those flannel layers and embracing the natural Vitamin D of sunshine. Yes, indeed I am a summer lover….
Except for the whole baring it all in a swim, can we just agree that’s generally no one’s favorite part? It sets of a cascade of unrealistic moaning and groaning “I’ll never eat dessert again” or “I just can’t lose the weight”.
Honestly, neither is right and you likely look fabulous.
So instead of fearing food, let’s just find some treats that make us feel great! These high protein desserts are fantastic because they help to satisfy both appetite and sweet tooth! I’m always working to get enough protein, why not enjoy the ways that I’m eating it?!
Protein is going to slow down the rush of sugar.
Protein is going to make you feel fuller, which will slow you down.
Protein is fabulous for repairing all those muscles you work so hard while running and lifting.Whether you want a plant-based dessert, high fat low carb or something in between, I’ve got you covered!
Before we get started, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a number of desserts using protein powder. It’s one of the quickest ways most of us know to add in protein. Checkout this post to make sure you’re find the right protein for your goals!
Plant Based High Protein Desserts
You could simply go for one of these 17 post workout smoothies to get a sweet treat that’s power packed with healthy stuff…but sometimes you need to feel like you’re indulging! These healthy options are perfect for anyone looking to follow a plant based diet. Healthy Chubby Hubby Protein Bar (pictured above) from Desserts with Benefits
Low Fat Vegan Pudding Pie from Healthy Helper
Hazelnut Banana Protein Muffins (use egg replacer) RunToTheFinish
No Bake Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Bites from Cotters Crunch
Protein Peppermint Patties from Protein Cakery
Dessert Hummus (tons of flavor options) from RunToTheFinish
Paleo High Protein Desserts
You aren’t focused on being totally plant based, but you know the benefits of waving good bye to dairy and you’ve felt better than ever saying hasta la vista to grains…doesn’t that mean you’re totally up a creek when it comes to dessert?! That used to be the case, but no longer thanks to so many creative bloggers.Double Almond Paleo Protein Cookies from Hungry By Nature
Ancient Cocoa Paleo Protein Bars from Protein Pow
Four Ingredient Flourless Brownies (Vegan) from The Big Mans World
Frozen Carmel Banana Bars (gluten free) from BakeritaPaleo Salted Carmel “Cheesecake” Bars from Paleo Grubs
Low Carb Protein Frosting from Meat Free Keto
Healthy Low Carb Waffles from Foodie Fiasco
Single Serve High Protein Desserts
If you’re anything like me having dessert around means everything is a single serving. Of course that doesn’t always work and there are only so many miles I can run, thus it’s time to rely on the single serve dessert! One at a time ensures you don’t over do it.
Raspberry Souffle from Blogilates
Cacoa Chia Pudding (Vegan) from RunToTheFinish
Strawberry Mug Cake from Food Faith FitnessHealthy Peanut Butter Protein Brownie from Carrots N Cake
Single Serve Snickerdoodle Protein Cookie from ETB Fit
And Other Awesomeness
These may not fall in any of the above categories, but remain HEALTHY and delicious so they must not be missed. As always, most can easily be modified to meet your dietary needs (i.e. swap out dairy yogurt for coconut).Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes (gluten free) from Ambitious Kitchen
Hummus Breakfast Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting from Karl Cooks
High Protein Frozen Yogurt from The Healthy Foodie
Banana Coconut Pecan Protein Donuts from Purely
Still not quite what you’re looking for? Get hundreds of ideas on my Pinterest Healthy Desserts Board. And remember—clean eating and making changes extends throughout your entire day! So kick things off with a healthy morning with these clean eating breakfast ideas.
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