The benefits of protein are beyond just the obvious, a high protein diet at the beginning of your weight loss regime will help you feel fuller for longer and makes you eat comparatively less. And if that wasn’t enough then here is another little known scientific fact, your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have assistance from either carbohydrate or protein. Plus protein promotes muscle repair and growth. Here are some of our favourites desserts with ingredients that are high on protein…
- Fruity bread and butter pudding with egg and custard
- Pistachio and chia jar dessert
- Banana protein baked oatmeal cups
Fruity bread and butter pudding with egg and custard
Eggs undoubtedly are high on protein and whichever way you choose to eat them they will only do you good. An apt dessert to suit any family dinner, this one is perfect protein packed dessert.
15 slices raisin bread or spicy fruit loaf (Available at Café Moshe’s)
80 g butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup full-cream milk
300 ml cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup (110 g) fine white sugar
To make the pudding…
Butter and cut bread into four squares. Grease an oven dish and set aside. Beat sugar and eggs together until light and fluffy. Add cream, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour it evenly over the bread and let stand for 15-20 minutes so that the bread can absorb the mixture. Heat the oven to 180°C. Allow the moistened bread to sit into the custard, and sprinkle generously with extra brown sugar and dot it with some more butter. Bake it for about 40-50 minutes until it is golden brown on the surface. Serve it while it is warm, with the custard.
To make the custard…
Pour milk into a saucepan, add vanilla and bring it to boil. Immediately remove from heat. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until they are thick and pale. Next, carefully add the hot milk while whisking it continuously. Now pour it into a clean saucepan and cook it over a low flame, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Ensure that it doesn't come to a boil. The custard is ready when it is thick enough in consistency.
Recipe courtesy: Sunnyqueen
Pistachio and chia jar dessert
Both pistachios and chia seeds are both high on protein content and together make for an amazing dessert. Try this simple, chia seed dessert made in homemade pistachio milk.
2 cups pistachio milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons maple syrup
To make this…
Combine the pistachio milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, ground cardamom, and maple syrup in a jar and mix it using a wooden spoon. Let it set on the counter for about 10 minutes then stir again, now refrigerate it until it for a few hours so it sets well and is nice and thick and ready to serve. It usually achieves the pudding like texture in an hour. You can choose to serve it with a fruit of your choice.
Recipe courtesy - autumnmakesanddoes
Banana protein baked oatmeal cups
Oatmeal serves as an excellent source of fiber and protein without a lot of sodium, making it a healthy choice. And adding milk only makes it richer in protein by 2 extra grams.
3/4 cup mashed overripe banana
1/2 cup almond/soy milk
1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1+1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Extra banana slices, for garnish
To make this…
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a non-stick muffin tray. Whisk together mashed banana, milk, apple sauce, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add oats, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and gently stir until mixed well. Fill each tin 2/3 full and top with banana slice. Bake for about 15 minutes and then broil for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Recipe and Picture courtesy - ifoodreal