Whey Protein Halloween Treats
Our fitness writer, Alex, shares a few recipes using Ego Boost Whey Protein.
Chocolate Covered Oranges
A super simple treat that can satisfy that chocolate craving while also giving you one (or more) of your daily servings of fruit! Just melt some dark chocolate in a saucepan and add a few tbsp. of chocolate whey protein slowly to maintain texture. Dip your oranges in, line them on a baking trey, freeze, and enjoy.
These easy flour-free protein pancakes use oats, bananas, and protein powder to maintain a low fat and carb count, while also giving you a big boost of protein.
Just add four large eggs, 2 bananas, and ¾ a cup of oats to a blender and blend until smooth (15-30 seconds). Then, add three tbsp. of your chocolate protein powder, 3 tbps. of unsweetened cocoa powder, and one tpbs. of ground cinnamon into the mix and continue blending until the mixture is smooth (30-45 seconds).
Place your desired amount of the mixture into a hot pan to cook. Flip each pancake only once when the surface of the mixture starts to bubble and the edges form. To get extra spooky, add some orange or black food coloring to some vanilla Greek yogurt and you’ll have a slightly sweet topping to decorate your pancakes.
The natural moisture in the banana prevents the pancake from drying out, so these treats can still be thoroughly enjoyed if you want to refrigerate!
Ghostly Protein Balls
This snack can also be made year round, but are also perfect for decorating during the holiday season. These protein balls are made with whole foods and are low in sugar, making them perfect for satisfying your sweet-tooth.
To make these, you’ll need; 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey, 2 tbsp Dutch process cocoa powder, 1/8 tsp. fine sea salt, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 and 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Simply add all of your ingredients to a large bowl and, using a mixer, beat until everything has combined. Then, using a cookie scooper or a tablespoon, scoop individual bites and roll them into balls. Place them onto a plate or pan lined with parchment paper and freeze for 15 minutes and they’re ready to eat.
To make these Halloween themed, melt down some chocolate and add some orange food coloring. Coat the balls in this mixture and you can use chocolate chips to make your very own jack-o-lanterns! You can also melt down white chocolate and make some scary ghosts if that’s more your taste.