Nutritionists generally recommend that those who train regularly should consume between 1.2-1.7 grams of protein per kg of body weight.
Reaching those amounts on a daily basis can be challenging for some and desserts can be a good opportunity to boost the amount in your diet.
Here are five dessert recipes that are packed with protein.
Chocolate Banana Mug Cake
Simply mix a scoop of chocolate protein powder, a mashed banana, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and one egg white in a greased mug.
Microwave for 1 minute before stirring. Then microwave it for another 30 seconds or until the batter is no longer wet.
Peanut Butter Cookies
These are extremely easy to make and are dairy and gluten-free too.
Combine 160g of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth), 1 egg and 175g of caster sugar. Then bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for six to eight minutes.
Adding a scoop of unflavoured or vanilla protein powder to your favourite brownie recipe is an easy way to create some tasty protein-filled snacks.
Blueberry Protein Muffins
Combine 100g of oat flour, 50g of protein powder and a teaspoon of baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together 100g of greek yogurt, one egg, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 50ml of milk.
Add the wet mixture to the dry and then fold in 100g of blueberries before spooning the mixture into a muffin tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes on 180 degrees.
Crustless High-Protein Cheesecake
Mix 540g of cream cheese, 450g of greek yogurt, and 3 scoops of vanilla protein powder and one teaspoon of vanilla extract until smooth. Whisk in four eggs, one at a time. Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin and bake for an hour at 165 degrees before leaving to cool for a couple of hours.