Dark Chocolate Covered Protein Thingies (Low Carb)

Welcome to another recipe from my Protein Pow Hiking Series – a series dedicated to celebrating protein food and the great outdoors (here are all previous hiking food recipes). Today’s hike was organized pretty last minute.  I was actually going to hit gym this afternoon but, around eleven, I realized the day was GLORIOUS and a hike was in order.

Days like this aren’t common after all, not here in old England where the sky tends to oscillate between gray cloud, white cloud, rain, light rain, drizzle, and sunny ‘spells’.

When the sun is out it just NEEDS to be experienced! And when the day is both sunny AND warm? Well, well, well! You don’t spend it indoors if you can help it. So I ran to take a shower, put on my hiking clothes + a Protein Pow t-shirt (one must always represent), ran downstairs, filtered some water, boiled a couple eggs, packed some fruit, drank a cup of coffee, made these Protein Thingies, and was out there door by twelve fifteen.


1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons hemp protein pow
1/2 grated zucchini


1. Mix all ingredients together using a spoon or fork and fry them up as six little pancakes on a nonstick pan. As soon as you flip them, place some chunks of dark chocolate on top and allow it to melt against the heat of the pancake. I used 20 grams of (90% dark) chocolate overall.

2. You can then massage the chocolate into the Thingies – hnnng and allow them to cool in the freezer for 10 minutes. I actually took mine out after five minutes so the chocolate was still semi-soft when I put them in my tupperware and left but whatever, it set later on.

Macros per Thingie (out of 5):

3.36g carbs (out of which 1.84g = fiber!)
11.5g protein
3.88g fat

The hike itself was beeeeutiful! The destination was the sea but we actually stopped halfway and turned around due to the fact that the sun disappeared and the day turned hella cold so the sea will have to wait until next week. All in all we covered 8.5 miles in about 3 hours so it wasn’t as crazy as we originally had planned; truth is we we should have started earlier but hey, it was amazing anyways and the Thingies (enjoyed next to an egg, apple and a banana) were superb!

Not sure what I can compare them to. They were really pancakey inside and for some reason reminded me of Girl Scout Samoas, probably because of the crunch of the zucchini and the nice chocolate ‘shell-type-thing’ outside them. I kind of wish I’d had mixed in some grated coconut in them too but hey, next time.

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