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Protein Banana Bread

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Banana bread was my favorite baked good to eat when I was a kid and it probably still is. I know high protein breads can often tast chalky but I promise you this isn’t the case for this one. It’s soft and ouuey gooey cinnamon flavor makes it the ultimate comfort food and the protein is just an added bonus. I cut my loaf into 6 slices and each slice has amazing macros at 15P/4F/17C.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 cup ground oats
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp baking soda
  • Cooking spray
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350f
  2. Mash 2 ripe bananas in a small mixing bowlCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  3. Add 3 eggs, stir together and set asideCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  4. Ground 1 cup of oats in a blender and add to a separate bowlCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  5. Add in 2 scoops of protein powder ( I used PEScience Snickerdoodle)Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  6. Add baking soda, powder and cinnamon to the bowl of dry ingredientsCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  7. Slowly mix together dry and wet ingredients until batter becomes a thick consistencyCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  8. Spray bread pan with a non-stick cooking spray and evenly add batter to the panCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  9. Bake for 20 minutes (temperature will vary based on oven)
  10. Once ready, take out and place on a baking rack to coolCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
  11. Slice and ENJOY!Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Banana-Bread
MACROS PER SLICE (loaf cut into 6 slices):
164 calories; 15g protein, 4g fat, 17g carbs

 

Baked Pita Chips

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My new found obsession are wraps. So today’s adventure was making, not just regular pita chips, but healthy baked protein packed pita chips. Of course, being the cinnamon lover that I am – Adding cinnamon and stevia was a must. Not only do these chips have amazing macros at just 14C/1.5F/9P but they also take under 10 minutes to make. Try them out and let me know what you think!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 wrap (I used a Flatout Wrap because of the amazing macros)
  • Cooking spray
  • Cinnamon
  • Sweetener of choiceCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut wrap into triangles like you would a pizzaCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
  3. Place chips on baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking sprayCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
  4. Sprinkle chips evenly with cinnamon and sweetenerCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until chips are golden brownCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
  6. Let cool or enjoy them warm straight out of the ovenCrush-Nutrition-Baked-Pita-Chips
Macros:
105 calories; 9g protein, 1.5g fat, 14g carbs

Protein Coffee Smoothie

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This is a very simple way to get some protein right away in the morning, especially if you're not a big breakfast person. Simply blending together cold coffee, almond milk, and protein powder, you have a delicious and protein packed drink to start your day! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add ingredients in the order listed into blenderCrush-Nutrition-Protein-CoffeeCrush-Nutrition-Protein-CoffeeCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Coffee
  2. Add any flavoring you'd like
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour into mug and enjoy!Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Coffee
Macros (without added flavoring):
145 calories; 24g protein, 2.5g fat, 5g carbs, 2g fiber

 

Protein Cheesecake Cups

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Guys! You have GOT to try these Protein Cheesecake cups. They're delicious and have amazing macros...I ate half of them right away! They may not be "real" cheesecake but this healthy version is SO GOOD, the macros for each cup, without toppings, is 1g fat, 4g carbs, and 11g protein!!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 oz fat free cream cheese
  • 10 oz plain non fat greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • Toppings:
    • Strawberries
    • Fat free whipped cream
    • Graham cracker crumbs

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix all fillings together in a bowl (use electric mixer if clumpy )Crush-Nutrition-Protein-CheesecakeCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cheesecake
  3. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and fill each one 3/4 fullCrush-Nutrition-Protein-CheesecakeCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cheesecake
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tops turn goldenCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cheesecake
  5. Take out and let cool for a few minutes
  6. Put in fridge for 45 minutesCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cheesecake
  7. Add toppings of choice and ENJOY!Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cheesecake
Macros per cup (without toppings):
69 calories; 11g protein, 1g fat, 4g carbs

Kat's Cinnamon Buns of Steel

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This isn't just any regular Cinnamon Roll (although those are delicious beyond belief as well)! Kat, one of our wonderful Crushers, shared her recipe for her Cinnamon Buns of Steel. These are packed with protein and taste incredible!

INGREDIENTS:
Dough

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder of your choice (I used Quest Vanilla Milkshake)
  • 1/2 tsp xantham gum
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white (3 Tbsp out of the carton)
  • 2 tsp Stevia
  • 3 Tbsp water (I subbed 1 Tbsp with Torani sugarfree caramel syrup)
  • I also add a splash of vanilla, butter extract, and a pinch of salt.

Filling

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Stevia
  • 1 Tbsp water (I used Walden Farms maple syrup instead)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dough ingredients.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  2. Mix the dough ingredients until it forms a solid dough.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  3. Sprinkle some coconut flour on the surface and the rolling pin because the dough is super sticky.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  4. Roll it out into a rectangle, or as much of a rectangle as possible.
  5. Place the rectangle on a baking sheet sprayed with baking spray.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  6. Mix the filling.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  7. Spread the filling over the dough evenly.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  8. Roll it up and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cinnamon-Roll
  10. Top with whatever you wish! I highly suggest MuscleButter Birthday Cake Cashew Spread or Nuts n' More Toffee Crunch peanut butter. 
Macros (one roll without topping):
252 calories; 34g protein, 4g fat, 20g carbs, 12g fiber

Protein Cookie Dough Balls

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but my favorite part about baking cookies is always being able to eat the cookie dough. I’ve tried protein cookie doughs before and none of them seemed to live up to my cookie dough expectations. That being said, I think I have finally found the recipe. It’s easy to make, the consistency is spot on and the macros are incredible. I went with Snickerdoodle Peanut butter for my flavor but feel free to throw in chocolate chips or add your own personal flare to the recipe.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 5 Cookie Dough Balls):
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp PB2
  • 3 tbsp soy/almond milk
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • Sprinkles
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a large bowl add protein powder, coconut flour and PB2Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-DoughCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-DoughCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  2. In a separate bowl add apple sauce, milk and stirCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  3. Gently mix the liquid mixture into the dry ingredientsCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  4. Mix ingredients until it forms a dough like consistency (Using your hands may be easier than a spoon) Note: You may need to add more apple sauce/milk depending on protein powder you useCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  5. Form dough into balls and roll each ball in a dish of sprinklesCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-DoughCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  6. Individually wrap balls with saran wrap and refrigerate for 5-6 hoursCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-DoughCrush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
  7. Once ready, unwrap and ENJOY!!!!Crush-Nutrition-Protein-Cookie-Dough
Macros per ball:
49 calories; 6g protein, 1g fat, 4g carbs