I need my daily dose of high protein sweet snacks to hit my protein goals and satisfy my sweet tooth.
I wish I could make my own protein bars and cookies but unfortunately, cooking is not my best skill so I just spend a lot of money on nutrition brands. So, what do I snack on?
High Protein Sweet Snacks can be disappointing
Sometimes, protein snacks don’t feel like a treat at all. I’ve tried some bars that give you the impression to eat pure protein powder, that are too chewy or too sweet. Don’t you hate when you’re looking forward to your afternoon snack and it’s not even good?
Although some bars are labelled as “protein bars”, they actually contain more carbs than protein and don’t really do the job. Now I usually go for snacks that have at least 15g of protein.
After a few disappointing purchases I found some high protein sweet gems that I always stock up on.
Top 5 High Protein Sweet Snacks
- MyProtein Carb Crusher especially the Caramel & Nut flavour. Oh my God. It’s my absolute favourite and I could even eat that for breakfast. The taste reminds me a little bit of Twix but with only 212 calories.
You can put a Carb Crusher in the microwave for 30seconds to warm up the chocolate coating and melt the caramel but it’s really too addictive. One bar has 21g of protein and only 12g of carbs.
- Barebells Protein Pudding is a recent discovery. My boyfriend brought some Barebells snacks home and I was skeptical at first. I’m usually not a fan of creamy desserts but I was actually very surprised by this smooth and not too thick pudding.
I couldn’t complain about the macros either: less than 150cal with 20g of protein and 9g of carbs.
- Grenade Carb-Killa-Shake must be the only ready to drink shake that I can finish without upsetting my stomach. Flavours are pretty decadent (fudge brownie, white chocolate) without making the shakes heavy.
Plus, a bottle contains less than 200cal and is packed with 24g of protein.
- MyProtein Women Skinny Protein Bars used to be my go-to before the Carb Crusher stole my heart. I still really like them but they are a little bit chewy.
They have 18g of protein, 11g of carbs and 150cal per bar, better than many others.
- Quest Nutrition Bars have 20g of protein but also at least 20g of carbs so it’s something to consider if you want low-carb options.
However there’s a ton of flavours to try so you can’t possibly get bored of them. I still can’t decide if I prefer cookie&cream or cinnamon roll.
The Ultimate High Protein Sweet Treat
I’m a disaster in the kitchen, but I know how to pop things in a blender to make protein ice cream.
Imagine a thick banana-blueberry-vanilla smoothie with at least 20g of protein and ready in less than 2 minutes.
I sometimes have it as an afternoon snack but I most often make it in the evening when I want something sweet. I pretty much follow Zac Perna’s recipe and tweak it a little bit. For one big bowl (2 servings), I use:
- 200ml soy milk
- 1 (big) tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1 banana
- Around 200g of frozen blueberries (or berries of your choice)
- 1.5 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 teaspoon of Acai berry powder
Blend until getting a smooth mix and voila!
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