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Protein flapjacks by Joe Wicks: Fuelling your workout AND your sweet tooth

High protein cheesecake with berries on top and protein flapjacks Joe Wicks shared on Instagram make great snacks for athletes with a sweet tooth

The protein flapjacks Joe wicks advocates were first posted on his Instagram back in the day before the body coach became a household fitness name. In fact, it was 2014. Six full years before we all started bunnyhopping around our living rooms and having ‘how low can you go’ squatting competitions with our kids. Just us? Yet even before the heady days of Lockdown Mark 1, protein flapjacks were celebrated like the return of a long lost prodigal child. Why? Because they combine our need for protein with our craving for sweetness. We’ve come a long way since then. Joe Wicks has released a series of cookery books for starters. And he’s not the only one combining tasty sweet flavours with protein goodness. We look at the different ways to fuel your workout AND your sweet tooth.

Protein flapjacks by Joe Wicks

We might as well start with the protein flapjacks Joe Wicks shared all those years ago. The ingredients include whey protein powder along with both honey and syrup for sweetness. Bananas, apples, blueberries, a selection of nuts, seeds and nut butters and of course oats feature too. He put it all together in a video for ease. If you’re about to go shopping or have a vast assortment of ingredients in your cupboard, here’s the post.

Since then, Joe Wicks has shared a few more protein recipes that are worth a look. Unlike that first one, the rest are nice and easy with a few key ingredients. Firstly, there’s the peanut butter bars that he shared on his website. We like this one for its simplicity with just five ingredients. Dates, peanut butter, oats, peanuts and dark chocolate.

For a quick recipe that uses whey protein, check out the Joe Wicks no-bake brownies shared by Coach magazine. This one has a few more ingredients including coconut oil, oats, dates, blueberries and nuts. These are whizzed in a blender before being left to cool, spread with peanut butter and topped with melted chocolate. It sounds like a tasty snack.

Other high protein recipes for a sweet tooth

Because we’re so lazy busy here at ROAR, we love quick and easy ways to up our protein intake. So, here are a few of our favourite lists of quick and easy high protein recipes. Each one has a selection of ideas so there’s bound to be something that will work with what’s in your pantry.

  • Eat this not that: Many of these 23 high protein snacks are made up of flavour combos that we never would have dreamed up. Peaches and cottage cheese anyone? How about chocolate and avocado? They’re not all sweet recipes but there’s plenty there to satisfy a sweet tooth and better still, they’re ready in minutes.
  • Boston Magazine: It’s all about hitting protein macro goals for Boston Magazine with their list of nine high protein dessert recipes. No-bake birthday cake bars, 99 calorie caramel mocha donuts and even a high protein cheesecake make an appearance.
  • Shape Magazine: The focus here is on healthy ingredients as well as protein. There’s a good vegan option included, a vegan cookie dough. Other ideas include dark chocolate and strawberry yoghurt bark and a recipe for home made frozen greek yoghurt.
High protein cheesecake with berries on top and protein flapjacks Joe Wicks shared on Instagram make great snacks for athletes with a sweet tooth
High protein cheesecake – Image by RitaE from Pixabay

High protein sweet treats to buy

From the protein flapjacks Joe Wicks started a trend for to quick and easy peaches and cottage cheese, all these recipes are great ways to up your protein intake. But did we mention we were lazy busy? That’s why we’ve developed a range of high protein desserts to buy. Each one comes in its own individual pot and can be kept in the freezer, in a fridge for 14 days or at room temperature all day. We do appreciate the ‘ready in minutes’ recipes, really we do. But opt for a pot of ROAR instead and there’s no preparation time at all. Grabbing the pot and spoon, snapping it open and eating it can be done in under a minute. We checked. That said, we would encourage you to savour them a little longer. They’re really rather good. If you’ve tried them, we’d love to know which is your favourite.

  • ROAR Double Chocolate: A tasty mix of chocolate pudding and rich chocolate sauce. Made with whey protein isolate, oats, molasses and chocolate sauce, this one is for the serious chocoholics.
  • ROAR Raspberry Blondie: Cheesecake-like white chocolate flavoured pure whey protein isolate and oats combine with lively raspberry puree. If you have a sweet tooth but like something sharp to cut through the sweetness, this one is for you.
  • ROAR Jaffa Break: A cake-like protein pot made from pure whey isolate in a chocolate sauce. This is complemented by a tangy mandarin purée for the full Jaffa experience. Jaffa cake lovers unite.

Each flavour contains 20.6 grams of protein and just 245 calories per pot. They’re low in sugar and saturated fat, vegetarian and incredibly tasty. Head to the ROAR website to order – and do pop back to tell us what you think!

Protein flapjacks Joe Wicks shared are up against stiff competition from this trio of high protein desserts in chocolate, Jaffa break and raspberry blondie
Trio of high protein desserts from ROAR
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