Chocolate for breakfast? Peanut butter, too? It MUST be the weekend! No, not quite? Well how about a HEALTHY, HIGH-PROTEIN this-can’t-be-good-for-me-but-it-really-is chocolate peanut butter concoction to get us through? Yes, I thought so too. Make it for breakfast, make it for a post-workout snack, make it for dessert – whatever you do, just make it!
Hellllllooooo, Friday! Good morning, everyone (or good evening, if you are just reading this now in a North American time zone! My parents, funny people that they are, always like to ask me how I’m doing “in the future” and needle me for the winning lottery numbers. Living a full 12 time zones ahead (13 during Daylight Savings Time; and 16 ahead of my inlaws!) does make for some interesting “time travel” experiences. You can get on a ten-hour flight and still arrive before you left! Read about that in my Travel section).
Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, let’s get right to it. Here’s everything you need to make this protein bowl of goodness:
You can see that I’ve got not one, not two, but THREE sources of peanut butter flavour (the natural creamy peanut butter, the powdered peanut butter PB2 Chocolate*, AND the Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder*) and TWO sources of chocolate flavour (the unsweetened cocoa powder and the PB2 Chocolate – doing double duty!). Don’t like a 3/2 PB/chocolate ratio? Swap out your favourite chocolate protein powder instead to tip it in the chocolate lover’s direction!
Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bowl (High-Protein)
Thick and fluffy with a whipped frosting texture, you can eat this with a spoon or dollop on pancakes, cookies, smoothies and more! Full on flavour and refined sugar-free (as long as you use natural peanut butter with no added sugar and a sugar-free protein powder), this high protein treat also packs a serving of healthy fats, making it an indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about!
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
3/4 cup (175g) plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 scoop (15g) protein powder of choice – I used Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder*
2 tbsp (12g) powdered peanut butter – I used PB2 Chocolate*
1 tbsp (5g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp (16g) natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 tsp (1g) sea salt
1. Put the yogurt in a medium bowl or travel container.
2. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly – texture will be thick and mousse-like.
3. Top with a dollop of peanut butter – option to swirl in or leave on top.
4. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Calories: 310 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 19g Sugar: 10g Fiber: 7g Protein: 39g
Enjoy immediately straight out of the bowl or as a topping for oatmeal, pancakes, cookies, or smoothies or refrigerate for later. Keeps well for several days.