6 Protein Packed No-Bake Desserts

6 Protein Packed No-Bake Desserts

The saying "abs are made in the kitchen" should really be substituted with:

Your entire body is made in the kitchen.

The kitchen is where the real battle to reach your fitness goals takes place. Making time to exercise and lift weights is only the start. Now it's time for the real hard work to begin.

Get in the kitchen and get your nutrition in check. This is how you will win the war. You can lift weights each day for hours on end, but without proper nutrition you're never going to reach the goals you have set for yourself.

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Unfortunately, most of us are our own worst enemies. At some point in the day (or week) we lose our willpower and fall victim to our almighty sweet tooth.

We can't help it. Lady Sweet Tooth can cast a wicked spell over us, leaving us mesmerized. Candy, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, you name it. That third Tupperware container full of chicken and sweet potatoes just isn't going to cut it. Instead, you opt to do some damage on the box of donuts Maureen brought into work today.

But, there is a better way (whey). What if you give in to your sweet tooth, save time in the kitchen, and not feel too bad about it?

Yes, this is possible.

Here are 6 protein-packed sweet treats require no baking. They will help keep your macronutrients in check and will satisfy that uncontrollable sweet tooth.

6 High Protein No-Bake Desserts

Desert #1 - Chocolate Coconut Bark

What You Need:
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Water
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Scoop MTS Machine Whey Protein Chocolate 
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey or Blue Agave Nectar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
The Process:
  • Mix all ingredients into a bowl
  • Line small sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Spread mixture onto the parchment paper and place into freezer for approximately 15 minutes until it turns solid
  • Take the pan out, lift the parchment paper out of the pan, and break into pieces to enjoy
Nutritional Breakdown (entire batch):
  • Calories: 570
  • Fat: 17 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 63 grams
  • Protein: 27 grams
Dough Bites

Dessert #2 - Cookies and Cream and Almond Cookie Dough Bites

What You Need:
The Process:
  • Place scoop of protein in mixing bowl
  • Put peanut butter in microwaveable safe bowl and microwave for approximately 20-25 seconds. You want the peanut butter to get a little soft, but not completely liquefy
  • Add peanut butter into the bowl with protein and mix
  • Add your milk tablespoon by tablespoon to get the right texture. You don't want the mixture to be completely liquid. The mixture should be somewhat thick like cookie dough
  • Pour the almonds in and mix together
  • Shape into small balls, place on a piece of parchment paper, and put in the freezer until ready
Nutritional Breakdown (entire batch):
  • Calories: 610
  • Fat: 43 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 19 grams
  • Protein: 43 grams

Dessert #3 - Red Velvet Cake Bites

What You Need:
  • 1 ½ Bananas
  • 2 Scoops MTS Machine Whey Red Velvet
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons PB2
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • Square Ice Cube Tray (flexible plastic ones for making oversized ice cubes for drinks)
The Process:
  • Put bananas, protein, yogurt, and PB2 into a blender or food processor. Blend together
    Use a spoon to fill ice cube squares with the mixture
  • Place in freezer for about an hour
  • Pop frozen pieces out of the tray and enjoy (coat bites in shredded coconut if desired)
Nutritional Breakdown (entire batch without shredded coconut):
  • Calories: 645
  • Fat: 10.5 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 64 grams
  • Protein: 71 grams

Dessert #4 - Peanut Butter Marshmallow Oatmeal Bites

Peanut Butter

What You Need:

  • ¾ Cup Quick Oats
  • 1 Scoop Peanut Butter Flavored Protein
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Tbs. Melted Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
The Process:
  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined
  • Cover bowl and place in the refrigerator for 25-30 minutes
  • Take out of the refrigerator and use a spoon to scoop mixture into balls and enjoy
Nutritional Breakdown (entire batch):
  • Calories: 1050
  • Fat: 50 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 130 grams
  • Protein: 60 grams

Dessert #5 - Rocky Road Protein Fudge

What You Need:
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbs. Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Scoops ON Gold Standard Whey Protein Rocky Road Flavored
  • 8 drops of Chocolate Stevia Extract
The Process:
  • Combine all ingredients except the protein into a bowl and mix together
  • Once wet ingredients are completely mixed add in the protein, mixing one scoop at a time
  • Place parchment paper on a baking pan
  • Lay mixture evenly across the parchment paper and place in freezer for an hour
Nutritional Breakdown (entire batch)
  • Calories: 1340
  • Fat: 95 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 36 grams
  • Protein: 105 grams
Fruit Parfait

Dessert #6 - Cottage Cheese Vanilla Berry Parfait

What You Need:
The Process:
  • Combine cottage cheese, cinnamon, honey and protein in a bowl and mix together
  • Top with chopped berries and enjoy
Nutritional Breakdown:
  • Calories: 730 calories
  • Fats: 72 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 40 grams
  • Protein: 72 grams
Whether you are looking for high carbohydrate and low fat treat, or high fat and low carbohydrate snack, these recipes provide you with some quality options. They also allow you to step away from the Tupperware and chicken for a second. And, they are a great way to use your whey protein outside of the blender and shaker bottle.

So, get to mixing. Lady Sweet Tooth is creeping up behind you and if you're not careful she'll steal all your gains. don't be her next victim.
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