4th of July Berry & Chocolate Protein Chocolates
Every year, on the 4th of July, I like to post something festive as a gesture of friendship towards my American readers and a respectful nod towards all the great years I spent living in Chicago. Last year I made a Protein Flag Cake and, this year, I’m presenting you with red, white, and blue (with superfluous green but we can ignore that) protein chocolates. There’s something you need to know about these (and all other) protein chocolates: Your filling can be WHATEVER you want. Basically, you can use ANY of my protein bar fillings – just slice the bars in half after you shape them so you end up with two squares. Try any of these recipes or, better yet, you could try the ones from my Protein Bar Ebook (which, by the way, also exists on the Protein Pow App!) Then, proceed to cover the squares with dark chocolate before topping them with berries.
Making protein chocolates is really easy and the sky’s the limit to the kind of fillings you can use. You can, for example, use this one – for a dark chocolate & mango protein chocolates. Or this recipe – to end up with vegan chocolates.
Here, I used a combination of pea protein powder, dates, berries, and coconut to make my filling. Like I said though, you can play around with your filling and whatever powder you have around. So, say you only have chocolate whey protein at home and you really want to make these? Well, you can. Just follow a recipe like this one. Or you only have casein? Follow a recipe like this one. You get the point =)
3 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 vanilla pea protein or vanilla casein
1/8 coconut sugar (or granulated stevia)
3-4 medjool dates (depending on how sweet you want your filling)
1/2 almond milk
1/8 cup blueberries
1/8 cup raspberries
40g dark chocolates
In a food processor, blend all ingredients together (except for the dark chocolate).
Shape the batter into bars and then slice them in half so you get two squares.
Melt your chocolate in a bain marie (i.e. a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
Dunk your bars into the chocolate (or just pour the chocolate on top).
Place your bars on some aluminium foil.
Leave them to set in the fridge for a couple of hours (or the freezer for 20 minutes).
BOOM! Done =)