Category: MAXMunchies

Lemon Drop Protein Bites – #MAXMunchies

LemonDropBites

Ingredients: serves 1

1 Promax Nutrition Lemon Bar

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven/toaster oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut bar into 10 piece and roll with hands into balls
  • Place in oven on parchment for 4-5 minutes until they just begin to brown (careful – they’ll burn quick!) remove and let cool. All yums in less than 10 minutes! 290 cal. 6f/39c/20p for ALL!
  • ENJOY! J

Recipe and photos courtesy of Instagram user @gfree_protein_queen

Protein Packed Desserts You Can Make From Home

protein packed desserts

Dessert is one treat we all love to have – and when it contains health benefits, it takes the word “treat” to a whole new level. We love protein and desserts, so combining the two sounds like heaven to us. To share the love, here are 4 recipes so you can create some protein packed desserts at home!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites

What You’ll Need:

  • ⅔ cup raw cashews (you can use almonds instead if you prefer)
  • ⅓ cup oats
  • 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (agave nectar can be used as a substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Grind your cashews and oats in a food processor until powdery.
  2. Add your syrup, vanilla, and protein powder and mix it until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips, and then roll your mixture into small balls (about one-inch balls).
  4. Place in refrigerator to chill and keep them there to store.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cups

What You’ll Need:

  • ¾ cup Ghiradelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ¼ cup PB2
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  1. Combine your vanilla protein and PB2 in a small bowl, and then add in your unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Mix the ingredients together, then add in your peanut butter and mix until smooth.
  2. Melt your chocolate chips over low heat in a small pan.
  3. In your 8 silicone baking cups, add a small layer of your just melted chocolate. Then place them in a tray in the freezer for 15 minutes (until hard).
  4. Place a spoonful of your peanut butter mixture into each baking cup (make sure you leave enough room on the sides for your chocolate to fill in).
  5. Add more melted chocolate to the top of each baking cup.
  6. Place your cups back in the freezer for 30 minutes (until hard).
  7. Remove them from the silicon baking cups, wrap in foil, and place back in the freezer until serving.

 Banana Cheesecakes

What You’ll Need:

  • ¼ cup instant oats
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 ounces of fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup mashed banana
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven for 300°. Coat 2 jumbo-sized muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Stir your oats and applesauce together in a small bowl. After stirring, divide the bowl in half and press each half into the bottoms of the muffin cups (1 half=1 muffin cup).
  3. Bake your muffin cup bottoms for 8 minutes. Let them cool.
  4. Mix your cream cheese and honey in a medium-sized bowl until the mixture is smooth. Add in the mashed banana, cornstarch and vanilla. Spread your combined mixture (this is your filling) on top of the cool crusts.
  5. Bake in the oven for 19-22 minutes (until the center slightly jiggles).
  6. Cool at room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill (at least 3 hours).

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies

What You’ll Need:

  • ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup Whey Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla (you can opt for Chocolate Almond Milk instead)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (also leave 2 tablespoons for the topping)
  • ½ cup raspberries
  1. Heat your oven to 350°. Spray your baking pan with non-stick cooking spray (can be any size pan but suggested size is 8 x 8).
  2. Blend your oats in a blender until they have a flour-like consistency. Transfer them to a medium sized bowl. Add in your protein powder and cocoa powder, then whisk it all together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together your applesauce, egg, honey, vanilla, and almond milk until it’s blended well and smooth. Add in the rest of your dry ingredients until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Over low heat, heat your ¼ cup of chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan. Stir them continuously until it’s all melted together. Stir in brownie batter. (If you prefer using a microwave to heat you can—just stick them in for 30-45 seconds).
  5. Pour your mixture into your pan, and take your 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips and sprinkle them on top. Chop your raspberries in half and add them to the top.
  6. Bake your brownies for 18-22 minutes.
  7. Cool them on a wire rack, cut them into pieces (bars or squares) and place in refrigerator to chill.

Of course, if you’re looking for something much easier, and even more delicious, you can always enjoy our Promax Cookies ‘n Cream bars or our Promax Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for dessert, or even right after your workout! Packed with protein, our bars are the best way to refuel – and the flavors are unbeatable.

For more amazing recipes, be sure to check out our #MAXMunchies!

Sources:

http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2014/03/100-calorie-raspberry-chocolate-chip-protein-brownies/
http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2014/01/16/banana-breakfast-cheesecakes/
http://www.peanutbutterandfitness.com/2014/01/chocolate-peanut-butter-protein-cups.html
http://sweettreatsmore.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-protein-bites-recipe/

Chocolate Peanut Butter Express Oats – #MAXMunchies

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Recipe: serves 1

  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder mixed in 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup oatbran or 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini (optional)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop PE Science pb cup protein powder

Topping:

Recipe:

  1. In a large bowl add the oats, zucchini and espresso water.
  2. Mix and microwave 2:30 minutes.
  3. Then thoroughly stir in cocoa, stevia, extract, and egg whites.
  4. Microwave another 3:30 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  5. Stir in protein powder and top with nut butter, banana and Promax bar!!

Macros without: 45 carbs, 14fat, 33 protein.

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*Courtesy of Instagram User @cleaneats_kenzie

Chunky Monkey Trail Mix – #MAXMunchies

 trail mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 Nutty Butter Crisp Promax bar chopped
  • 1 serving of each (28g)
  • Peanuts
  • banana chips
  • pretzels
  • 1 T dark chocolate chips (14g)

Mix it all together and enjoy!!!

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*Courtesy of DOer Kim Hoeltje

Promax Smoothie

Fitness expert Sara Haley has created a simple, yet delicious and nutritious, Promax Smoothie. Watch to get the recipe so you can recreate this protein-packed goodness.

All you need is… your favorite Promax bar, almond milk, ice and a blender or Vitamix.

Happy Blending!

Double Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes – #MAXMunchies

Chocolate, Strawberry

Ingredients: serves 1
1 scoop PE Science chocolate protein powder
4 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp stevia
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup water
1/2 Promax Double Fudge Brownie bar hopped into small pieces

Topping:
3 tbsp pb2
1/2 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp stevia
3 oz chopped strawberries

Recipe:
In a large bowl mix all ingredients except for the bar pieces until thoroughly combined and smooth. Cook batter in a nonstick pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Layer with chocolate pb2 and berries!!

Macros for full recipe: 500 calories, 55 carbs, 10 fat, 52 protein.

*Courtesy of Instagram User @cleaneats_kenzie

White Chocolate Yogurt Bars – #MAXMunchies

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4 bars – 315 calories
9F 42C 20P

Ingredients:
1 Promax Greek Yogurt Honey Nut bar
1/2 T white chocolate chips (7g)
Sprinkles!!!!

Directions:
1. Cut Promax bar into 4 pieces (across then up and down)
2. Melt white chocolate in microwave (will need more than 1/2 T to make melting and drizzling easier)
3. Drizzle bars with white chocolate
4. Cover in sprinkles
5. Let cool and enjoy!!

*courtesy of DOer Kim Hoeltje

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Parfait – #MAXMunchies

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Either for breakfast, late night snack or for quick bite on-the-go, this simple #MAXMunchies recipe is a MUST TRY! Doer Kim Hoeltje used our Lemon Bar to whip this delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon Promax Bar
  • 1/2 cup Blueberry Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup favorite cereal
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  1. Chop bar into small pieces
  2. Layer yogurt, cereal, blueberries and bar
  3. Enjoy!

**Works great with all flavors of bars and yogurt! Try different fruit and cereal or even add some granola, chocolate chips or nuts!

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Try out this #MAXMunchies recipe on your own and share your pictures on our Facebook, Twitter,Tumblr or Instagram.

Don’t forget the Original Promax Lemon Bar!

Maximize Your Nutrition with Fresh Recipes Using Protein Bars

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While working out and staying fit, it is important to get the protein you need. Your muscles depend on this vital nutrient to repair cells from workout and to build that critical lean body mass. So besides maximizing your protein in every meal, you carry protein bars with you for those frequent snacks.

But did you know that if you are using protein bars only for quick on-the-go snacks and post-workout pick-me-ups, you are missing out on so many opportunities to refuel while eating well. Today we’re sharing ten of our favorite ways to use protein bars in our daily diet.

1. Crumble protein bars over oatmeal or cereal. Your quick bowl of fiber each morning is heavy on carbs and light on the protein until you use protein bars to fill the gap. Add some fresh berries, swirl some maple syrup or honey over the top, and add crumbled protein bar on top to start your morning right.

2. Layer chopped protein bars with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. For the ultimate satisfying breakfast with both taste and the protein you need, alternate layers of chopped bar, berries or jam, and Greek yogurt. You’ll be licking the parfait glass clean.

3. Smear with peanut butter or chocolate peanut butter. Grab your protein bar and smear peanut butter or better yet, chocolate peanut butter on it for a satisfying treat.

4. Kick up that salad with protein bar topping. A salad is an easy-out for group lunch or brown bags, but without protein you just aren’t satisfied. Top your next bowl of greens with chopped protein bar and stay right on track with your diet goals.

5. Snack on bars with fine cheese. Mid-afternoon means you’re ready for your tea and crumpets, er, protein bar. Make your mid-afternoon break more fulfilling with squares of sharp cheddar or goat cheese paired with your favorite protein bar.

6. Build a better trail mix. Chop up two protein bars and mix with dried fruit, chocolate chips, and shaved coconut for a delicious trail mix you will binge on. Hide it before the coworkers steal it.

7. Make a grown-up PB&J. Slice your protein bars thin vertically, and spread with nut butter and preserves. Just try not to lick your fingers in public.

8. Double dip them. Protein bars make decadent desserts, too. Dip bars in chocolate and let harden overnight for sweet late-night treats. If you can wait that long.

9. Create ice cream sandwiches to be proud of. Slice protein bars thin and spread with slightly-softened frozen yogurt or gelato. Separate each sandwich with wax paper and refreeze on baking sheets for a dessert to look forward to.

10. Bake in a cobbler. In a greased casserole dish, layer slices of apples, pears, and/or peaches. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar. Top with chopped protein bars and drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for thirty to forty-five minutes or until golden and bubbly.

If you’re in need of a recipe, check out our Pinterest #MAXMunchies board for some ideas. Have Promax recipe of your own? Contact us, let us know and we’ll feature it as our next Max Munchie!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Drizzle – #MAXMunchies

Max Munchies, dessert, peanut butter, ice cream

This month we have a special protein packed dessert made from DOer, Kim Hoeltje. For all the peanut butter or ice cream lovers, this is a recipe you’ll want to try!

Ingredients

1 cup no sugar added vanilla ice cream (Turkey Hill)
1 Promax LS Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bar
2 T PB2

Directions

1. Scoop ice cream into bowl
2. Chop bar into bite sized pieces and add to ice cream
3. Add water to PB2 to make a real peanut butter consistency
4. Drizzle PB2 all over the top!!

Total Macros: 425 calories 9F 67C 29P

**Looking for a smaller treat?? Use one serving of ice cream and just half of a protein bar! Still delicious!!

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Don’t forget the Promax LS Peanut Butter Cookie Dough!