Get Your Daily Dose of Protein With These 5 Easy, Delicious Desserts

Updated 05/11/17
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We all know the importance of protein in our diets. Not only does it keep us full for longer (which is great when you want to stay in shape), but according to Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, it also "keeps our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable." But how do we know if we're getting enough? Because we know that mastering a healthy balance of fiber-rich and protein-packed foods can be challenging with the busy lives we lead, we asked Tone It Up to help.

Karena and Katrina are always looking for quick and easy ways to get more protein into their diets. So here are five of their current favorite recipes they're whipping up. Eat them for breakfast, dessert, on the go, or whenever you need a (delicious) energy boost. We also love the fact that these recipes aren't shakes, because, well, eating is our favorite hobby.

Healthy Chocolate Donuts

healthy chocolate donuts
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Ingredients

1/2 cup chocolate Tone It Up Protein
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add the wet ingredients and optional dark chocolate chips to the bowl, and mix until combined.

Spray donut tins with coconut oil, and scoop batter into each one. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Protein Waffles

protein waffles
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Ingredients

1 scoop Tone It Up Protein1/2 banana, mashed
1/2 tbsp. almond milk, unsweetened
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh berries
1 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp. your favorite yogurt

Directions

Turn on the waffle maker and allow it to heat up.

Completely mash the banana with almond milk. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients. You can also add all ingredients to a blender.

Spray waffle maker with organic cooking spray and pour in batter. Cook according to instructions, until done!

Serve with your choice of toppings. We love fresh fruit, yogurt, and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!

Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

healthy peanut butter overnight oats
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Ingredients

1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. peanut butter
4 tsp. chia seeds
2 tsp. honey or maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla Tone It Up Protein1 banana, sliced

Directions

Combine everything in a bowl. Split mixture into two mason jars. Let sit in the fridge overnight.

Healthy Chocolate Berry Muffins

healthy chocolate berry muffins
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup vanilla Tone It Up Protein
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 cup chopped strawberries
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spray muffin tins with coconut oil spray.

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk.

In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients (except for the strawberries) and whisk to combine. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine. Gently fold in the strawberries.

Avocado Peanut Butter Brownie

healthy avocado peanut butter brownies
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Ingredients

2 avocados, mashed
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup vanilla Tone It Up Protein
1/2 cup oat flour or almond flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. peanut butter
Coconut oil spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, combine wet ingredients (minus the peanut butter). In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients.

Note: Makes nine servings. 

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