You can make this recipe for homemade high protein chocolate spread for 3 grams of protein per tablespoon! Using low fat cream cheese, protein powder, and yogurt, you can spread it on rice cakes, use it to dip fruit, or just eat it off the spoon!Jump to Recipe
This recipe for homemade chocolate protein spread has perfectly balanced macros. This recipe has 27 calories, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fat, per tablespoon!
What does the protein spread taste like?
This recipe for chocolate protein spread is kind of like frosting, and I LOVE frosting! I really love frosting, and if I can eat frosting to get my protein in for the day, it’s a win-win!
I almost called this recipe, “any flavor protein spread”, because the flavor you use is endless. There are so many protein powders on the market these days, that you can change the flavor by changing the protein.
For this one, I actually used a new protein powder I wanted to try, called Protein cookie butter. Honestly, for the price, I actually don’t think it’s that much tastier than my regular Combat brand or Optimum Whey brands I get at Costco. Don’t get me wrong. It is delicious. But, probably not ‘double the price’ delicious.
What are the ingredients in this chocolate protein spread?
To make this protein spread super thick and delicious, I used:
- 2 tablespoons 1/3 fat cream cheese (I’d use fat free cream cheese, but it’s so hard to find in stock at the ONE store here that carries it)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder. (I used the new Protein Cookie Butter, Cookies and cream I bought over the weekend!!)
- and a 5.3 ounce container of nonfat plain Greek yogurt. I’ve been buying single serving of the Greek yogurt to control my portions! When I get a 32 ounce container, I eat it SO fast!
Then, I just blended it with a small hand mixer. It should make 8 tablespoons, giving each tablespoon only 27 calories! You can’t beat that for a delicious sweet chocolate spread. (to get started with calorie counting for weight loss, check out this post!)
One tablespoon of commercial frosting has 70 calories, so with this recipe, that’s a savings of 43 calories! Not to mention, there is no protein in commercial frosting, of course.
What flavor protein powder do you think would be the best? Chocolate, Vanilla, strawberry, lemon, cookies and cream, salted caramel, birthday cake???? I want them all!
Can you make ahead or store this protein frosting?
Usually, I’m not a fan of making things ahead of time, just to store it. But this is different!! This will last for 1 week in your fridge, and taste just as good on day 7 as it did on day 1. Plus, if you can practice portion control and eat only 1 tablespoon per day, I would totally say that’s a measure of success in self control!
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Homemade Chocolate Protein Spread
- 2 tablespoons 1/3 less fat Cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
- 5.3 ounce nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2/3 cup
- Blend all three ingredients with a small hand mixer. Spread on bread, rice cakes, fruit, etc.
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