There are a couple of go-to items that I reach for when it comes to ‘midnight’ or late night snacks. One of the old standbys has always been wheat toast with peanut butter sprinkled with ground flax seeds. I also have this with a cup of sleepy tea, and it has become a ritual for me as well as something that helps me relax from a long, hectic day.
Some of my other favorites include recipes floating around in the blog world like:
- faux banana ‘ice cream’ (this is truly amazing; if you haven’t tried it GO NOW. I actually didn’t believe it would work until I tried)
-Peanut butter protein cheesecake from Dashing Dish (one of my favorite websites)
Source: Dashing Dish
- One minute chocolate cake in a mug <<< My favorite!!!!! I have perfected this recipe and it comes out with very little calories using applesauce for oil and coconut flour.
Source: Chocolate Covered Katie<<<<awesome website!
Tonight I whipped up a new recipe that I made up, and it ended up being delicious! I have been trying to cut back on calories by eating food that makes me feel full. I would rather have this filling protein before bed than carbs that my body won’t be burning off anytime soon. This is what I came up with:
Almond Joy Protein Pudding
serves 1/prep time 5 mins
Heaping 1/2 cup of non fat cottage cheese
1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 packet of stevia
1/2 tbsp coconut flakes
1/2 tbsp slivered almonds
A few chocolate chips!
Place the first three ingredients in the food processor until the cottage cheese becomes light and fluffy. Scoop out with a spatula and top with toppings!
If the cottage cheese grosses you out you could always use plain greek yogurt.
You could also modify this recipe adding banana, peanut butter, or any other yummy toppings!
Question: What are your go-to midnight snacks? Any suggestions for low calorie options?