Thursday, February 15, 2018

Chocolate on a High Protein Diet? Yes!

When discussing what I wanted to write about this month with one of the RCH editors, we talked about chocolate, and she was surprised when I said I would be happy to share a recipe. "You mean you can eat that while training?!"

Challenge on!!

During my prep for a body building competition, I was eating SUPER lean, no sugar, and high protein. But, that doesn’t mean my sweet tooth went away!

One night, in total desperation, I mixed cocoa powder with Stevia and water in a tiny Tupperware container, the size used to store a serving of dressing for salad.

I placed it in the freezer to solidify, and decided it was just like ice cream…. To my ice cream starved brain, at least - ha!

Then I really started thinking, how can I make this more beneficial: uh, duh, PROTEIN!

You see, me and protein go way back. So, I played around with the liquid, using egg whites in place of water.

Egg whites are a great super bland base that absorbs the flavors of whatever is added to it.

As I played, I got more creative with toppings, too. This is one of my favorite desserts even now, even after the reintroduction of a little bit of ice cream.

Chocolate Protein Mousse with Peanut Butter Topping

4 oz pasteurized egg whites
2 tbs pure cocoa powder
2 tbs sugar-free fat free Chocolate Pudding Mix
2 packets Stevia

Peanut Butter Topping:
2 tbs powdered peanuts (I usually use PB Fit, but used a different brand this time)
2 tbs water
2 packets stevia (or 3 of you want it sweeter!)

For each layer, it's super simple, just combine all ingredients, and mix. I use a small whisk and mix until blended smooth.

Mix the chocolate protein mousse first, then place it in the freezer for the few minutes it takes to mix the peanut butter frosting. Take the mousse out of the freezer and slowly pour the frosting all over to evenly coat and cover the mousse.

Place in the freezer again until cool, about 10 to 15 minutes, and devour!!

18g protein
24 g net  carbs
2 g fat

Side Note:
Again, in the name of experimentation, I have added PB Fit to non-fat plain Greek Yogurt, or just the plain Greek yogurt with a packet of Stevia for a cheesecake-like tang.

I have not yet attempted other concoctions, but I am thinking about how to incorporate Almond extract, and Walden Farms sugar/fat/calorie free caramel or chocolate syrups into this protein packed dessert.

I would love to know if you try this, and how you change it up and personalize it!! Definitely let me know!


  1. I love this idea- I always forget about PB-powder! You can't go wrong with PB and chocolate!

  2. Very clever! I do something similar with a Trim Healthy Mama recipe, but it's healthy fats instead of protein. Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder and Stevia (powdered)... It freezes into a yummy chocolate substitute that my "real chocolate" deprived brain thinks is pretty good. :)


  3. This looks like a great snack for a low carb diet! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!

  4. Yum! I’d love for you to share over at Let’s Party! … we look forward to seeing you there!

  5. That looks totally rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party.

  6. This looks so rich and decadent! Thanks for sharing at #BloggersPitStop.

  7. Say what!? I need some of that asap!

  8. This sounds so good! I haven't tried Stevia but have been told to try it since I'm doing keto. Thanks for joining the linkup!

  9. Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combination, and this looks like a fantastic way to cure a craving when you're trying to stay super clean. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  10. You had me at chocolate!!! This looks yummy and easy (two of my favs). Off to share. Dropped by from #BloggersPitStop and glad I did. :)
    Hope this weekend treats you kindly. :)

  11. Great way to get your chocolate fix while dieting! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing in the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more link party!