Protein and chocolate! Yep,l that’s protein and chocolate you saw that correctly so let us show you how to craft this! If you’re thinking this though, stop for a second and hear us out because we’re going to convince you that protein chocolate actually IS a good idea: Chocolate is one of those things that everyone (who loves chocolate) should include in their diet. Proper chocolate, which gives you gains!
Bidding chocolate farewell just makes no sense to me because it’s actually not that bad for you, you know? Just put a healthy protein kick to it, when you’ve got the time to satisfy that chocolate craving. Chocolate has so much going for it in terms of what it can give your body (e.g. flavonoids, antioxidants, zinc) and do to your body (e.g. improve your heart health and blood pressure). Chocolate, dark chocolate, can also impact your mood by releasing serotonin – the ‘feel’ good’ neurotransmitter in your brain. So what’s not to love.
Let us show you why you should add protein to your chocolate:
You should add protein to your chocolate to make it more filling! And to turn it into a proper functional food, a power snack. By adding protein to your chocolate, you turn it from what is basically pretty much just carbs and fat into something that is carbs + fat + protein. A more complete snack, you know? A much more filling snack.
Now, you may be thinking, “but I’m not a chocolatier, I can’t make my own chocolate!”
This is where the fun comes in. All you need to make your own protein chocolate? Two things: your favourite chocolate bar + protein powder.
We suggest you use an unflavoured protein powder to make this so that it doesn’t kill your favourite chocolate bar’s flavour.
Half a bar of 90% dark chocolate
1/4 cup (24g) whey protein powder
Topping Options (this is where you can go nuts, quite literally,)
1. Melt your chocolate in a Bain maire (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
2. Add your protein to the chocolate and viciously start whisking powder with the melted chocolate (Start viciously because you need to be fast, otherwise the whole thing stars cooking and turns grainy).
3. Pour the ensuing mixture into a chocolate mold or just on a tray lined with baking paper. Add your toppings.
4. Let it cool in the fridge for an hour.
Macros for the chocolate bar are basically those of your chocolate + your toppings + 25g of protein if you use an unflavored whey.
Awesome,ey? Give it a go!
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