Product Review: Chocolate Protein Balls - Myprotein

The problem with some protein products, is that they try to mimic the real thing, but the result doesn't even come close.
For example, you sink your teeth into a chocolate caramel protein bar, expecting a Mars experience, and all you get is chewy, dry, after-taste disappointment.

Most often, it can be related back to a few factors:

- texture (often dry & hard)
- type of sweetener
- after-taste (usually because of the sweetener)

So it's really the trick not to expect anything, and then be surprised afterwards. In this case, that happened with the Chocolate Protein Balls by MyProtein.


So, what are these balls all about?
They are a chocolate snack, based on soy protein isolate, and come in bags of 35 grams.
Each bag provides 15 grams of protein and total 158 calories. The total macros:




















What are the ingredients?
Check it out below:





In all honesty, we're not big fans of soy based products, but as a snack this will do every now and then.

Maltesers macros
What does it taste like?
The chocolate is a nice milk chocolate, that is pleasant and takes care of the chocolate fix.
The balls are very crunchy and resemble (here it comes!) Maltesers, of course not completely like the real thing, but it hits the mark pretty well!

Personally, we think this can actually substitute them easily, especially because of the low sugar, high protein bonus.

On top of that, Maltesers contain wheat, and the Chocolate Protein Balls are gluten free.

Great as a snack, or a topping on a dessert!

Where to buy?
They are sold in boxes with 10 packets each, at MyProtein


Nutella Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Baking with whey protein can be tricky, if you overcook it, it becomes dry and chewy so you have to make sure you have the right ratio of liquid and protein powder so it stays moist.

The recipe below is a bit more labor intensive, and it really helps if you use the following tools:
The molds and scale are useful in this recipe, since you need to weigh in the Nutella separately for each muffin (to get the macros right) All you need to do next, is put the molds in the muffin pan for baking.


Ingredients (for 15 muffins)

Dry:
120 grams of oat flour
80 grams of whey protein (we used Myofusion PeanutButter Cookie)
50 grams erythritol
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Wet:
80 grams of peanut butter
70 ml unsweetened almond milk
120 grams of Nutella (but no need to weigh it out separately)

Instructions:
  • Heat the oven to 180C (350F)
  • Mix all the dry in ingredients together in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together, except for the Nutella.
  • Now slowly add the dry into the wet mix, stirring it all well, so you get no lumps.
  • Scoop a small bit into every muffin mold.
  • Put each muffin mold separately on the scale, and scoop about 8 grams of Nutella in the middle (pictured)
  • Fill the molds with the rest of the batter mix (each muffin now weighs about 50 grams)
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the muffins out of the molds and let them cool on a wire rack.

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Low Carb Pancakes

These pancakes are great if you're watching your carb intake and want to still enjoy the pancakes for breakfast every now and then and have an option for a healthier alternative.

A nice extra bonus is that they are also providing a decent amount of protein!


Ingredients (about 5 pancakes)

40 grams coconut flour
10 grams sweet potato powder (is optional)
1 egg
130 grams liquid egg whites
100 ml almond milk (unsweetened)

Mix all the ingredients together, you'll need to use something like a immersion blender to make sure there are no lumps. The batter is quite thick.
Heat a bit of oil in a pan, and scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of batter in.

To batter spread out a bit, tap the pan a few times. Cook on both sides until brown.


You can top it with some Whey More Nuts (pictured) or any other favorite topping.

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