While meeting your protein needs in your breakfast lunch and dinner can be easy, it can be difficult to pack a protein punch in your evening treat. Expert chef Varinder Singh Sandhu shares five ways to tweak your dessert and boost your protein intake.
Greek yoghurt: You know Greek yoghurt is a protein powerhouse so it can be a healthy swap in recipes like cheesecake too. Just substitute one-third of the cream cheese in cheesecake with some Greek yoghurt.
Peanut butter: Nut butter can be a great way to boost the flavour and protein in your sweet treat. If you love peanut butter you can add peanut butter or powdered peanut flour to your cookies.
Tofu: Tofu can be perfect for your trifles and parfaits. Just blend tofu with vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest and to crumbles cookies and other crunchy toppings to create a parfait.
Black beans: Black beans can be a super sneaky way to transform your brownies into a healthy dessert. Instead of oil, add pureed black beans to your brownie mixture for a protein and fibre boost.
Protein powder: Simply sprinkling protein powder into recipes like bread pudding and mug cake can be one of the easiest ways to boost your dessert’s protein profile.