Raw Chocolate Protein Treats

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Who doesn’t love a raw, low carb protein ball !! I made these up in a matter of minutes when you’ve maxed out on your daily carb intake but need to catch up on fats and protein, you know what I mean, right?? Well with less than 1 g of carbs per serving these might just make it a lot easier when you want something sweet without the carbs!  Warning they take a bit of elbow grease to form the dough like texture but it’s worth it!  Yummy with a nice cup of coffee!

Ingredients

75 g (3 scoops) Chocolate Protein Powder

15 g (3 tbsp) Cacao Powder

40 g Ground Almonds (Almond Flour)

25 g Coconut Oil

2 – 4 tbsp Water

Some desiccated coconut or chopped hazelnuts to decorate.

Method

In a large bowl mix together the protein powder, cacao powder and the ground Almonds.

Melt the coconut oil (I pop it in the microwave) and add to the dry ingredients along with 2 tablespoons of water.

Now the tricky bit! Combine all the ingredients together, you want a dough like consistency so a bit of elbow grease is required.  If you find the mixture is still too dry add another tablespoon of water.  Keep mixing, yes it takes a little bit of work but it does finally come together.  Add the fourth tablespoon of water if needed.

I put the mix into the fridge for 15 to 20 mins to chill before rolling into bite size balls, as it tends to be a little sticky!

Shape the balls and roll in some of the coconut or whatever you choose to decorate!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, well that’s if they last that long!

Nutritional Information

I get 10 bite size balls, each serving is equal to 80 calories, Carbs 0.7g, Fat 5.2g, Protein 7.4g.

As always don’t forget to tag me if you try them out.  You will find me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Tweet me here or you can add me on Snapchat @jenser01 .

Remember to keep sharing the love and be kinder to yourself!

Jen xxx

 

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Oat Bran Protein Bread

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There is nothing better than a slice of freshly baked bread with some Kerrygold butter, don’t you agree?   Well then you need to try this oat bran bread, it’s seriously yummy!  I was all set to make a batch of my Protein Oat Bread recipe here only to discover I had no oats, imagine that me with no oats!!  So I found some oat bran lurking in the back of the cupboard and decided to improvise.  And hey presto the result oat bran protein bread! In my opinion the texture of the oat bran is better than the oats, but I will leave that up to you guys to decide that!! Let me know what you think, I love getting feedback on my recipes.  Can  be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner !! Great as a snack before the gym with some nut butter and banana or with some of my choconut spread recipe here.

Ingredients

1 large tub of Natural Yogurt (500g)

350g of Oat Bran

1 tbsp Bicarbonate/Bread Soda (I always sieve this into my bread to prevent any lumps forming)

3 tbsp (30 g)  Hemp Protein ( you could also try a scoop of unflavoured whey protein)

3 tbsp (35 g ) Mixed Seeds ( I use the Lidl brand)

Ground Black Pepper to season

Method

Pour the yogurt into a large bowl.

Add in the oat bran, bicarbonate of soda, hemp protein, seeds and pepper.

Give it some elbow grease and mix well ! ( Working out those arms lol)

Place the bread mixture into a lined loaf tin and bake at 180 degrees (fan oven) for 35 to 40 mins.

Nutritional Information

I usually get 18 slices per loaf.  Per slice 105 calories, Carbs 15.5 g, Fat 2.3 g, Protein 5.3 g.

As always don’t forget to tag me if you try it out.  You will find me on Facebook here, Instagram here or Tweet me here or you can add me on Snapchat @jenser01 .

Most importantly take 10 mins out for yourself and enjoy a slice with a cuppa!

Keep sharing the love,

Jen xxx