OK… don’t come at me for the ingredients in this high protein dessert. Also, don’t knock it until you try it. Ha! We are always looking for ways to add more protein in our diet. Whether it be through an extra protein shake or bar, or simply adding some extra meat into our meals. I try to keep track of my protein intake on my Fitness Pal app. Simply because I feel so much better when I eat more protein vs carbs. I sleep better and I have so much more energy. Not to mention, I have less sugar crashes during the day which make me want to nap. I have seen this dessert recipe all over TikTok recently and decided to make this high protein dessert for lunch the other day.
Can I just say… OH. MY. GOSH. It tastes just like thick cake batter and is SOOO GOOD!
Who doesn’t like a dessert for lunch. Add one with high protein and I’m all in. Deb and I eat pretty clean. We buy as many organic and high quality ingredients for our meals that we can find. And we truly cook every meal at home, except for maybe once a month. Number one, we like our food so much better. And number two, we know what is in it. This is the reason why I said above not to come at me for the ingredients in this.
I am NOT a fond lover of artificial sweeteners. In fact, I try to steer clear of them unless it is one like Stevia. But sometimes I just need a sweet treat. I really don’t know what is worse. An occasional candy bar or ice cream or a homemade dessert with artificial sweeteners. In my book, they are probably the same. So why not pick one with extra protein so that I don’t have that crash from my sugar level plummeting.
Pinch of salt
Whisk together the protein drink, 10 grams of the cheesecake pudding powder, 5 grams of the vanilla pudding powder, and the pinch of salt.
Make sure you whisk if for a minute or so and then put it in the fridge to chill and get thicker.
We didn’t add any toppings because we didn’t have anything else here at the house when we made it. But you can add all different kinds of toppings before you dig in. Some ideas are graham cracker crumbles or use this as a dip for the actual crackers. You can sprinkle this with cake sprinkles if you want… add whipped cream, etc. However, I didn’t think it needed anything extra.
I remember licking the cake batter bowl as a kid. This tastes exactly like thick cake batter and it comes in at 30 grams of protein per serving and only 200 calories. And, I felt full after I ate it.
Since we do watch the ingredients in our food and like to eat pretty healthy, this is a special treat for every now and then. Especially when I am craving something really sweet as it does a fine job curbing those cravings. Let me know if you try it and what you think.
I just had to share!