I have the hardest time resisting Red Velvet Cake. And it’s that time of year when the tasty treat can be found right at the entrance of every grocery store. So to fight the good fight, I decided to make my own version of the cake…one I can feel better about indulging in. One with muscle-building protein. In fact, it contains almost as much protein as it does carbs (about 15 grams per serving). And in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this can be made into a cake for your sweetheart. Decorate with optional sprinkles (although I can’t vouch for the nutritional value of those)
Red Velvet Protein Cake Bars
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Oat Flour
1 cup No Sugar Added Applesauce
1/2 cup Splenda or Truvia
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 scoop Chocolate Protein
1 Scoop Berry Protein
1/3 packet of cherry drink powder (the packets that make 2 qts, not the individual drink size packets)
1 tsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp strawberry or cherry jam (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another. Then combine and stir well until smooth. Pour into an 8×8 Pyrex dish coating with canola oil spray. Bake in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes.
Wait to cut these until they’ve cooled for at least 1-2 hours, or else you’ll have a messy cut for each bar.
My bonus recipe today is a simple-to-make mint-chocolate protein shake. I like to make these very easy and quick protein concoctions so my dessert cravings become less and less. Plus it’s fun to experiment with all the possible flavors. So here it is: the simplest mint-chocolate protein shake…ever.
Mint-Chocolate Protein Shake
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Dymatize Rich Chocolate whey protein
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Blend in blender or in blender bottle shaker cup
See? I told you that was easy.
My next post will have another protein bar experiment and also some great entree recipes. Come back soon!
In good health,