I hope you had a LOVELY weekend! (full of LOVE of course). I wanted to get this before Valentine’s Day, but then I realized this AMAZING, GUILTLESS, SWEET TREAT could be made any time of the year!
So I decided last week to make my face to face clients a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day and stumbled upon this amazing recipe for Chocolate and Coconut Protein Rice Crispy Treats! And I have to tell you, MY CLIENTS LOVED THEM! They were asking for more after the first bite! AND it was a great after workout snack because I used IDLife’s Meal Replacement Protein Powder (130 calories per serving) jammed pack full of amino acids, chia seeds, vitamins, and nutrients to replenish your body (did I mention NO ARTIFICIAL ingredients?!).
Quick Facts About IDLife’s Meal Replacement Protein Powder
•Cold filtered (never acid processed)
•Sourced from grass fed cows not treated with rBGH (Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)
•Made with Stevia
•No Soy, no Aspartame
•No Casein, no MSG, no Gluten
•23 grams of whey protein per serving
•7 grams of carbohydrates
•4 grams of dietary fiber
•Chocolate and Vanilla flavor
If you are interested, you can find more information and purchase this amazing protein powder HERE.
Protein supplements can help you maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, build lean muscle, and speed up workout recovery time!
ON TO THE RECIPE!
3 cups rice crispy cereal (or a cocoa version)
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup IDLife Meal Replacement Protein Powder (or protein powder of choice)
3/4 cup nutella
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Sprinkles to roll in (optional)
2) In a small microwave safe bowl, combine nutella and coconut oil and microwave until melted. Mix well to combine then add to dry mixture. Add in almond milk and mix very well until fully incorporated.
3) In a small bowl, add the remaining coconut and sprinkles if using it. Using your hands, form small- medium sized balls and dip in the coconut mixture and set on a plate. Continue the process until all the batter is used up. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.
1. Protein powder is optional.
2. Depending on protein powder you use, you may need to adjust the almond milk used. Whey tends to require less and casein can be up to 3/4 cup.
3. As mentioned in the post, during the forming process, continually wet your hands slightly to make it easier.
4. Treats can be left at room temperature but best kept in the fridge.
That’s it! SUPER EASY huh? I would love to get your feedback if you make them, and PLEASE SHARE this recipe if you have fellow fitness friends that could use a HEALTHY SWEET TREAT!