6 Sweet Tooth Hacks I Do To Keep The Cravings Away
I’ll be the first to say that I have one of the biggest sweet tooth’s known to man.
When it comes to sweets, it’s all about moderation. I love to indulge on sweet treats when we’re on a vacation/staycation, event or festival. Sometimes we head out for some fro-yo too, but for the most part, I like to keep my sweet tooth satisfied with healthier alternatives that always include some protein or fats. Today I’ll talk about 6 treats you can find me snacking on nearly everyday at home. I’ll include recipes, ingredients and links to my supplement products (free shipping included in 1st Phorm links).
If you are using protein other than the one listed, I don’t guarantee you that the taste will be as good. This isn’t me trying to sell you supplements, rather me being completely honest with you one how these treats will come out.
These are some of my favorites to make when we have really ripe bananas available!
4 simple ingredients and 3 simple steps.
4-6 overripe bananas
1 cup smooth peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter
1/2 cup Level 1 chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8×8 baking dish well (I used coconut oil).
In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas and peanut butter. Whisk until fully combined. Stir in protein powder and cocoa powder with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into greased pan. Bake for 25-28 min or until cooked through.
Cool for at least 10 min before cutting. Enjoy cold or at room temperature!
Protein smoothies are not only a great meal replacement, but they are also perfect to hold over your sweet tooth!
Depending on the flavor of protein I decide to have that day, I’ll add different ingredients.
For today I’ll stick to my recipe for an Ice Cream Sandwich flavored protein.
I personally prefer a smoothie rather than throwing it in a shaker bottle and calling it a day.
8oz Almond Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla)
1/2 cup - 1 cup Ice
1 Scoop Dairy Free Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
Handful of Chocolate Chips (I use the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet chips)
1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Pour all ingredients into the blender and blend! Enjoy!
Protein mug cake
This is a new favorite of mine that I snagged from fellow 1st Phorm athlete, Laura.
I’ve been making these every single night after dinner.
The texture and flavors are so darn good!
1 scoop Level 1 Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tbsp Hersey’s Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Handful of Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Handful of Sliced Almond (Optional)
Add almonds after the cake is done baking
1. Mix Ingredients in Mug
2. Microwave Covered for 45 Seconds
3. Add almonds and Enjoy!
almond butter toast
This has been a favorite of mine for a long while.
I use this a lot as a pre workout snack that also satisfies my sweet tooth.
1 Slice Whole Wheat Toast
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Spread Almond Butter on Toast
Add Sliced Banana to Toast
Sprinkle a small amount of Cocoa Powder on top
Strawberries & zero cal chocolate syrup
This is pretty simple but its also the only option without protein or fat.
This is the syrup I use. Zero calories and zero sugar.
The taste is good for being zero sugar.
This is great with a glass of wine or champagne!
Level 1 Protein Bars
I promise you, you have NEVER had a protein bar like these!
These literally taste like actual candy bars.
There are three flavors, chocolate crunch (my favorite), peanut butter lover and salted caramel.
The trick to these is not to eat them all in a day (seriously).
I like to break one bar into fours and have a piece after every meal.
Keep these in the fridge or microwave them for 30 seconds for a different texture.
These bars are great for those on the go with no time for a full meal!
You can purchase these bars here.