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Have your dessert, and protein too! 3 protein treats that will be your new favorites

These protein treats help you get your sugar fix in a more healthy way.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a boost of protein!

Heather Doney shares a few protein packed sweets that help you get your sugar fix in a healthier way. She shows how to use the sought-after Ninja Creami to make protein ice cream, protein balls, and a Greek yogurt parfait with a unique protein flair.

Find more recipes from Heather on Instagram, @healthy_habits_with_heather. Get The Ninja Cream here.


Protein Balls


  • ¾ Cup Almonds
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 TBS coconut, unsweetened (plus more for rolling)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 TBS Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 TBS almond milk
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons of water (optional)


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Roll into golf-ball sized rounds, refrigerate for 30 minutes before eating. Keep in refrigerator or freezer.

Adapted from Just Ingredients


Protein Ice Cream


  • 1 cup full fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbl Maple Syrup
  • 1 banana or 1 cup of berries
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein


Blend cottage cheese in blender or food processor. Then add all other ingredients and blend! Put in freezer safe container, add any toppings and freeze for 2-3 hours. Then enjoy immediately!

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