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5 Healthy Protein-Rich Recipes

Satisfy your craving in a healthy way with these high-protein recipes.
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If you are craving something sweet, but also want it to be macro friendly and high in protein to keep your fitness goals in check, the experts at bulk.com have got you covered. Here, they share five of their favorite recipes, which can be incorporated into an everyday healthy lifestyle.  

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5-Ingredient High-Protein Brownie Recipe 

INGREDIENTS (Serves eight) 

METHOD 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Mash the bananas and mix in the peanut butter. 
  3. Mix in the protein powder and the cacao powder. 
  4. Transfer into a lined baking sheet and scatter chocolate chips. 
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and leave to cool before slicing. 
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 Vegan Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS (Serves six): 

  • 3 large ripe bananas 
  • 70 ml vegetable oil 
  • 3.5 oz brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 200 ml almond milk 
  • 11 oz plain flour 
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 scoops vegan protein powder in chocolate peanut flavor 
  • 3.5 oz walnuts 
  • 5 oz vegan dark chocolate 

For topping: 

METHOD 

  1. Preheat oven to 390 F and grease a 900 g loaf tin with a little oil. 
  2. Peel the bananas, and put them in a large mixing bowl. Mash them well until they are creamy. Add the oil, sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Combine well. 
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, then add the nuts and chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients have been incorporated. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin loaf. 
  4. Peel the banana and slice it lengthways. Lay both pieces on the loaf with the inside facing up. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in the center of the oven for 50 to 60 minutes until cooked through and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. If there is cake mix on the skewer, return the loaf to the oven for five to 10 minutes more. 
  5. Leave it to cool in the tin for five minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool a little more. 
  6. Slice and serve warm. We love it with peanut butter smothered on top! 
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Chocolate Almond Protein Doughnuts 

INGREDIENTS (Serves six): 

TO MAKE THE FROSTING: 

METHOD: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Mix all the doughnut ingredients in a bowl, then divide between six lightly oiled silicon doughnut molds. 
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then leave to cool completely. 
  4. To make the frosting, add the almond butter and coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl, microwave for a few seconds to soften, then pour in the zero-calorie maple syrup. Mix to create a smooth frosting. 
  5. Dip each doughnut in the frosting mixture, then decorate with some cacao nibs. Enjoy! 
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Bulk Baked Oats 

INGREDIENTS (Serves two):

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Blend all ingredients together (minus the vegan protein chocolate buttons) 
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins at 180 degrees
  • Top with vegan protein chocolate buttons, peanut butter, fresh berries, or any other toppings of your choice and dig in.
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High-Protein Brownie Cupcakes 

INGREDIENTS (Serves six): 

METHOD: 

  1. Chop up the protein chocolate. 
  2. Mix the egg, powders, flour, almonds, oil, and Greek yogurt. 
  3. Place the mixture into a baking tray. 
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 320 F.
  5. Top them with protein spread and one square of protein chocolate 
About The Author
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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures, ForbesTraveler.com, E! Online, Gayot.com, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.