8 Ways To Add Protein To Your Dessert

– Isabella Engelhard

Dessert is something that is often not seen as synonymous with protein. However, recently protein filled desserts are popping up all over social media . From plant based protein powders to Whey, to black bean substitutes, to Greek yogurt, there are options for everyone. Here are just a few healthy and delicious dessert recipes to try out after you’ve smashed a workout (or when you just want to indulge, without overindulging ).

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

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The only thing better than chocolate, is chocolate with peanut butter. Find the recipe here for this healthy, protein-packed take on the classic Reese’s cup.

Protein Cookie Dough

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This recipe takes only 3 minutes, is under 200 calories, requires no baking, and it absolutely delicious. Find it here.

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

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Pancakes for dinner? Sign us up. Here is a delicious recipe that tastes good whether it’s October or April.

High Protein Cheesecake

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Who doesn’t like this classic dessert staple? With egg whites, greek yogurt, and Whey, this recipe is sure to pack a protein punch.

Birthday Cake Bars


This recipe is guilt-free, gluten-free, and most of all downright delicious. Whether it’s your birthday or you’re just craving something sweet, here’s the recipe.

Fudgy Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Cookies


This recipe uses black beans as a protein base, which sounds suspicious, but actually tastes just like good fudgy chocolate deliciousness. For anyone that’s a diehard chocolate lover, this recipe is for you.

Chocolate Walnut Quinoa Cookies

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Quinoa, walnuts, and almond butter pack 6 grams of protein per a cookie in this tasty treat. Try the recipe here.

Red Velvet Protein Brownies


These red velvet brownies have 11 grams of protein per a brownie and are only 100 calories. Get the recipe here.

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