I don't know about you but when the weather is cold, it puts me in the mood for chocolate. We've compiled a few chocolate protein recipes that are Free Soul's favourites - difficulty to make ranging from super simple, to easy and finally, to show off!
1. Chocolate Protein Smoothie
Level: Super Simple
30g Free Soul Chocolate Vegan Protein Blend
275ml chocolate almond milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
a handful of ice
1 tsp cacao nibs
If you're in a rush, it's easy and super fast, take everything above, blend it all up, and enjoy!
If you're doing it for the 'gram, blend everything except for the banana and cacao nibs. Then pour into a glass and add in the chopped banana so you can see it from the outside, then garnish on top with the cacao nibs.
*Recipe by @missnutritionist
2. Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
2 handfuls of spinach
1tbsp peanut butter
1 cup of almond milk
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop of Free Soul chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp of raw cacao powder
Simply place all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until it's all mixed and combined together.
If the mixture is slightly thick, add a small amount of water or almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.
Top with lots of fruit, you can use dried or frozen or fresh fruit, depending on what you like.
And a spoon of dairy-free yoghurt for a little extra protein. Or any other dairy-free alternative.
*Recipe by @naturallyb
3. Jazzle Chocolate Protein Brownies
45g Free Soul Chocolate Protein (either Whey or Vegan, depending on preference.)
250g apple sauce
35g cacao powder
165g nut butter
1tsp vanilla extract
(optional jazzles/desiccated coconut for toppings)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray (I used a silicone mould).
Melt the nut butter until it is easily stir-able.
Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
Spread the mixture evenly in the mould and place in the centre of
the oven for 20-25 minutes (depending on how gooey you want them to
They might still be slightly underdone when you take them out of
the oven, but the residual heat will mean they continue cooking.
Let them cool for 10-15 minutes, decorate with desired toppings
Brownies will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge or a month in the freezer.
Enjoy a delicious and healthy treat packed with vegan protein!
Makes 15 brownies | 103 kcals | 5g P | 10g C | 5g F
*Recipe by @amycousins1
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