5 Healthy High-Protein Snacks That Could Double as Dessert
Protein is the powerhouse nutrient we absolutely can’t live without. The amino acids that make up protein are necessary for boosting your metabolism, repairing muscles, and lending you gorgeous, glowing skin. Part of the Tone It Up lifestyle is making sure we fuel our bodies with lean, clean, and green foods—that includes eating plenty of clean protein.
It’s best to have protein about 30 minutes after you exercise for all of the body-loving benefits. We love adding a clean, plant-based protein to smoothies for a creamy post-workout treat. If you’re on the go like we are, you’ll love these five easy recipes we’re sharing today. Pack them up in your gym bag or grab them on your way out the door. The best part: They all double as delicious, nourishing desserts.
Coconut Snowflake Protein Balls
This recipe was created for someone on the go. Our Coconut Snowflake Protein Balls are packed with protein, so stash a few in your gym bag as a post-workout snack. Plus, they pretty much double as edible cookie dough.
Homemade Nut Butter
Nut butters are one of our all-time favourite on-the-go snacks. We love dipping sliced apples in almond butter or adding some to yogurt. Sometimes even a spoonful à la carte hits the spot! See how to whip up our homemade nut butters that come in three flavours: Nutty Nutella, PB + Dates, and Creamy Cashew + Almond.
We created these Tone It Up–approved Coconut Macaroons that you’re going to love. We used a clean, plant-based, non-GMO protein powder and bananas as the base for this light, fluffy, and protein-packed treat.
Angel Food Mini Muffins
Angel Food Mini Muffins are a Tone It Up staple. We always make sure to prep a big batch for the week so that we have a healthy snack no matter where we are or how busy we get. Stash them in your purse or gym bag to enjoy anytime you need a pick-me-up.
Apple Cider Donut Holes
Our Apple Cider Donut Holes use clean protein as the base. It makes these treats naturally sweet and high in the protein your body needs to form beautiful, lean muscles. Plus they’re so tasty—your family and friends will love them.
Understanding how the food you eat affects your body is key to reaching your fitness goals. When you join the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, you’ll gain access to thousands of body-loving recipes and all the science behind your nutrition. Sign up to get your Lifestyle Kit with everything you need for your healthy, balanced, and confident lifestyle.