Recipes

High-Protein Snacks to Give You a Boost

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When you’re tired, your muscles are sore and you’ve had a long day of juggling training, work and family time, snacking can be seriously tempting – and you deserve a treat, right?

By making sure you’ve got a supply of nutritious, tasty, high-protein snacks on hand at all times, you can overcome any mid-afternoon energy slumps to keep your foundation fueled and your performance at its peak.‡

Here are four of our favorite high-protein snacks that are super easy to make, with a helping hand from Klean Athlete products:

Klean Hummus

Hummus is incredibly easy to make and such a versatile snack. Klean hummus provides double the amount of protein compared to regular hummus AND it has 18% fewer calories.‡

Our Klean hummus is ideal for serving with sliced vegetables, pitta bread, tortilla chips or whole grain crackers. This recipe should provide you with eight servings, either to share or to keep refrigerated in an airtight container to dip in and out of for up to one week.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional: hot sauce or crushed red pepper to spice up your hummus

Method:

  • Drain the chickpeas, using cool water to rinse them thoroughly
  • Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until the texture appears creamy

Nutritional value (per ¼ cup serving): 99 calories; 8g carbs; 2g fiber; 8g protein; 4g fats; 20% vitamin B6 DV; 11% niacin DV; 3% calcium DV; 2% potassium DV; 5% iron DV.

Klean Guacamole

Avocados are a fantastic source of healthy fats, but they don’t contain any protein. However, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious guacamole as a high-protein snack – you can simply add Klean Isolate to up its protein content and keep your snacks as fueling as possible.‡

For extra nutritional value, serve your protein-packed homemade guac with bean chips for even more protein and fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ scoop unflavored Klean Isolate
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste

Method:

  • Scoop out the avocado flesh – discard the pit and the skin
  • Mash the avocado
  • Then, add the Klean Isolate, chopped onion and tomato, lime juice and seasoning
  • Mix together, serve and enjoy!

Nutritional value (per serving – recipe makes two servings): 155 calories; 11.2g carbs; 5.7g fiber; 5.2g protein; 11g fat; 3.7g sugar; 61mg calcium; 487mg potassium.

Klean Delight Bites

Sweet treats are typically high in sugar and fat, with little or no protein. However, our no-bake Klean Delight Bites are packed with protein and fiber, as well as tonnes of flavor. Chewy, crunchy and delicious, these high-protein snack bites are ideal for a post-workout snack or to feed your sweet tooth in the evening – they freeze wonderfully too.‡

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Klean Isolate (Natural Chocolate Flavor)
  • ½ cup almonds, sliced into thin sticks
  • ½ cup dried plum pieces
  • ½ cup dark choc chips
  • ¾ cup oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp orange peel, grated

Method:

  • Combine the almonds, dried fruit, oats, cereal and Klean Isolate powder in a bowl, mixing well
  • In a microwavable bowl, mix the almond butter, choc chips, honey, cinnamon and orange peel
  • Microwave on a high temperature for 90 seconds or until the mixture is beginning to bubble
  • Remove from the microwave, stir and add the warm mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing until combined
  • Roll the mixture into small ball-shaped pieces and freeze to set – or eat straight away if you can’t resist

Nutritional value (per serving – recipe makes 20): 130 calories; 16g carbs; 2.17g fiber; 4g protein; 5g fat; 9.8g sugar; 31mg calcium; 125mg potassium.

Klean Peanut Butter Cups

These chocolate peanut butter cups are seriously indulgent – but they contain 75% more protein than two shop-bought mini peanut butter cups.

Enjoy your treat with a glass of milk to keep your body fueled with protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D and riboflavin.‡

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Klean Isolate
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk – or another plant-based milk of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Topping: ½ cup semi-sweet or special dark chocolate, melted

Method:

  • Use cooking spray to grease a 12-cup mini muffin tin
  • Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor, until you have a thick batter. Add extra milk if you need to blend the ingredients further, taking care to only add a small amount at a time
  • Scoop the mixture evenly into the muffin tin
  • To make the topping, melt the chocolate in the microwave for one minute, then stir and cook for a further minute if needed. Once it is liquid, spoon a small amount onto each peanut butter cup
  • Freeze for one hour or until solid before tucking in
  • The peanut butter cups will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for a few weeks

Nutritional value (per serving – recipe makes 12): 74 calories; 6g carbs; 1g fiber; 5g protein; 4g fats; 2% calcium DV; 2% potassium DV; 5% magnesium DV; 2% iron DV; 10% thiamin DV.

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2020-10-11 09:28:59By Klean Athlete



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