Vanilla Protein Parfait with Pumpkin, Dark Chocolate, and Walnuts
What does an FLF Girl do when it's 4:30 p.m. and she needs to get more protein in? MAKE THIS, of course! (Well, I just did anyway...)
I'm 4 weeks into a 12-week program focused on muscle growth (aka hypertrophy) so not only am I eating in a slight caloric surplus, but I'm being more conscious to get enough (and more) protein and carbs. I hit legs and back earlier today, and those muscles ain't gonna grow themselves: You gotta feed 'em, girls! About 2 hours after eating lunch, it was time to eat again and I needed a break from meat & veggies.
This little treat hit the spot! It tastes like straight-up dessert and clocks in at 35 grams of protein. This would be a great high-protein snack after dinner if you get hungry before bed.
Play around with the toppings to your liking, but it's October, we're basic AF, and we'll put pumpkin on pretty much anything.
1 container of Fage 2% Greek yogurt, unsweetened
1 scoop (1/2 a serving) Tera's Whey Bourbon Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tbs. McCutcheon's Pumpkin Butter
1/2 Tbs. Whole Foods 365 mini dark chocolate chips
1 Tbs. finely chopped walnuts
1. In a small bowl, add protein powder and Greek yogurt. Stir carefully to combine and stir until protein powder is fully incorporated. Transfer to serving dish.
2. Top with pumpkin butter, mini dark chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts. Grab your spoon and dig in!
325 calories, 35 g protein, 12 g fat, 23 g carbs