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Monday, February 8, 2010

COCONUT CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SQUARES (GF)


COCONUT CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SQUARES
Hmm, these are so good and good for you! Enjoy indulging every day without guilt. Great fiber! The coconut oil controls weight because it speeds metabolism and controls Candida.  It is hard to believe that this confection is actually good for you. Don't have an ounce of guilt over this one!  This was very popular on lowcarbfriends.com many years ago.  Here is the thread for you to check out how people were having fun playing with this recipe.  Some people managed to leave out the powdered milk, for instance (although I like milk chocolate).

1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp Da Vinci® Sugar Free Syrup
(I used Macadamia Nut), OR sugar free Pancake syrup
1 tbsp butter
1 cup chocolate whey protein
2/3 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup powdered erythritol
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut (divided)

In food processor, process coconut oil, whipping cream, Da Vinci® Sugar Free Syrup, butter, chocolate whey protein, powdered milk, cocoa and erythritol. Stir in 3/4 cup coconut. Press into lightly greased (spray bottom of pan lightly with Pam) 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining coconut over top and press coconut into mixture with back of a soup or dessert spoon. Freeze until firm and refrigerate

Helpful Hints: This is quite a fudge-like confection and I love the combo of coconut and chocolate. It was sweet enough for me, but YMMV. You could add the contents of a couple of packets of sweetner, if desired – taste and see.

This confection could be cut into 8 bars – as in protein bars - and carried in a plastic baggie in your purse. It will be a little softer, but you could always mitigate that by adding a couple tablespoons more of the whey protein or leave out a tablespoon of the sugar free syrup.

Nutritional Analysis: 32 squares (8 x 4)
1 square: 74.4 calories; 3.4 g protein; 6.1 g fat; 1.5 g carbs


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2 comments:

M. Acai said...

One of the biggest problems with people who typically over consume protein is often the result of unbalanced diets. Protein is best consumed with non starchy vegetables such as kale, brocolli, spinach, etc.

Jennifer said...

Even on a low-carb diet, I sometimes don't get enough protein. I'm not a very big meat eater. I'll only eat meat maybe in one meal a day, occasionally not even.