I decided that instead of translating all my recipes on the post itself like I did yesterday, I'm going to point you guys towards this little drop down menu in case you want the recipes translated your own language. Drown the line, I will develop a more efficient tool for translating the recipes but, for now, this will have to do (I'll post bilingually on Instagram though so if you want my recipes in Spanish, add me on there - my username is PROTEINPOW). Right, so, cherries! This blog is really lacking when it comes to cherry foods. I don't know why, to be honest, but I've not posted a lot of cherry-based protein recipes. I made a passionate protein cake once and topped it with a cherry (check it out here) but that doesn't really count, does it? Because the cherry was just there for decoration...
What about Cherry Protein Pies though? Or Protein Cherry Bakewell Tarts? Or Cherry Boston Cream Protein Pies? Or Cherry Protein Flapjacks? The list goes on. Where are all these cherry-based protein recipes? Well... where they are is 'coming soon' and where they'll start is here - with a recipe for Cherry & Dark Chocolate Protein bars!
1/2 cup of vanilla whey
1/4 cup of oat flour (or sub this with some almond flour)
1/4 cup of coconut flour (could sub with ground almonds too)
1/4 cup of milk (I used almond milk but any nut milk or maybe even cow's will do the job)
16 cherries (or more if you want to intensify the bars' cherriness)
50 grams of 90% dark chocolate
Directions: Start by pitting your cherries and blend half of them with the whey + coconut flour + oatflour + milk. Then, chop the rest of your cherries and add them to the batter, mixing everything around with as spoon so as to retain the chopped cherries' texture. Shape this mix into four bars. If it's too wet or sticky, add a bit more coconut flour (or vanilla casein). After this, melt your chocolate in a bain marie (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water) and either dip the bars in there or spoon the melted chocolate on the bars to coat them. Finally, just leave them to set in the freezer for about an hour and baaam: ready :-)
Macros per bar (out of the four small ones you get from the ingredients above): 223kcals, 15g protein, 14g carbs (out of which 5.5 is fiber!) and 10g fat (5.9g sat).