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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cups: A Guilt-Free Dessert



Craving something sweet but don't want to derail your fitness goals in TRIM boot camp?


Try our delicious and nutritious homemade Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cups. These bite-sized treats are not only satisfying but also packed with protein to support your muscle recovery and growth. Best of all, they're easy to make and won't ruin your macros. Let's dive into this guilt-free dessert recipe!


Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (about 60g)

  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)

  • A pinch of salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Dark chocolate chips (for topping, optional)


Instructions:


Step 1: Prepare the Banana Mixture

  1. Start by mashing the ripe banana in a mixing bowl until smooth.

  2. Add in the natural peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, honey (if desired), a pinch of salt, and vanilla extract.

  3. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you have a uniform, dough-like consistency.


Step 2: Shape the Protein Cups

  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease it with a small amount of coconut oil.

  2. Using a spoon, scoop out small portions of the banana mixture and press them into the muffin tin cavities. Flatten the mixture to create a cup shape in each cavity.


Step 3: Add Toppings

  1. If desired, sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips on top of each protein cup for added sweetness.

  2. You can also get creative with toppings by adding crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or a drizzle of honey.


Step 4: Freeze and Enjoy

  1. Place the muffin tin in the freezer and let the protein cups set for at least 30 minutes to one hour.

  2. Once they're firm, remove the protein cups from the muffin tin and store them in an airtight container in the freezer.

  3. Enjoy these frozen treats whenever your sweet tooth strikes!

Nutritional Information (Per Protein Cup, without optional toppings):

  • Calories: Approximately 80 calories

  • Protein: About 6 grams

  • Carbohydrates: Around 5 grams

  • Fat: Roughly 4.5 grams

  • Fiber: Approximately 1 gram

  • Sugar: Around 2 grams


Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on the brands and specific ingredients you use.


We have already added this as a custom food in the TRIM food tracker.

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These Peanut Butter Banana Protein Cups are a tasty and wholesome way to satisfy your dessert cravings while keeping your fitness goals on track. Packed with protein and healthy fats, they make for a satisfying treat any time of day. So, whip up a batch, keep them in the freezer, and enjoy a guilt-free indulgence whenever you need a sweet pick-me-up!

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