No Bake Strawberry Protein Donuts

No Bake Strawberry Protein Donuts
August 7, 2017 megsri8
strawberry protein donuts

Hello! Hope you have had a great weekend and now a wonderful start to the week. I had blissfully lazy weekend with my better half. We relaxed, read books (me cook books), played scrabble and ate loads of yummy food which I also happily got to take some beautiful pics of! I wanted to start this week with lots of healthy greens, vegetables and delicious snacks like these super pretty No bake Strawberry Protein Donuts!

strawberry protein donuts

Before I explain more about these delicious strawberry protein donuts, I want to tell you a little about my research and understanding of the benefits of Cold pressed, grass fed Pure Whey Protein Powder. While I was studying for my nutrition course, I came across an antioxidant called Glutathione. Now its a very important anti-oxidant found in every cell of the body and made by the liver. It plays a major role in liver detoxification as well as an anti oxidant in DNA repair, preventing oxidative damage from free radicles, helping the metabolism and boosting the immune system. It helps working against inflammation which can be seen in early ageing, diseases like cancer and heart disease and injury.

strawberry protein donuts

I alway recommend eating a rainbow of vegetables and fruits to get anti-oxidants but in the case of Glutathione it is made in the body by the liver. Two things help ensure its produced in abundance – eating certain nutrient dense food and exercise. This is where the importance of cold pressed whey protein powder comes into the spot light. Amongst a variety of healthy foods like sulfur rich veggies like garlic, onion, broccoli and kale, meat products like grass fed, free range, beef, turkey, chicken and dairy, folate rich foods like greens, avocado and legumes, whey protein powder plays an important role. Now it is important for the whey protein to not only be organic, but cold pressed and grass fed to ensure the highest level of nutrients. The food sources to help ensure healthy levels of glutathione have to be raw and least processed.

strawberry protein donuts

I was so thrilled to read about this because usually whey protein is something I imagine body builders take and not people who just want to stay healthy. I immediately started looking up where I could find cold pressed, grass fed organic whey protein. To my absolute delight I found a Hong Kong based company who sells exactly that! Protelicious is a gourmet grass fed whey protein powder company based in HK. They source their whey from New Zealand and use delicious natural products like freeze dried strawberry or Valrhona chocolate to flavour it. What I loved about their products was that is was just clean whey protein isolate with no fillers or bulking agents or sweeteners. I immediately contacted them and received positive response from their lovely owner. She sent me samples of all their flavours and I absolutely loved the strawberry one. I decided to make these delicious raw Strawberry Protein donuts with it as a fun snack. As well as a way of ensuring no heating of the product to keep all its goodness intact. At that time they were called Island Supplements and were going through a rebranding process and I was more than happy to wait and receive their newly branded Protelicious Strawberry Whey Protein powder.

strawberry protein donuts

Now finally coming to the recipe for these delicious Strawberry Protein donuts. I wanted to make something raw/no bake to ensure the goodness of the whey protein powder remains intact. I have been experimenting with making raw donuts and found them to be a fun alternative to energy balls. They have the same process as energy balls but they are set in a mould and dipped into an icing glaze which is set in the freezer. Of course these healthy snacks are refined sugar free and packed with fresh and dried fruits. To enhance the strawberry flavour I have also added some frozen strawberries into both the donut base and glaze. The base is a combination of nuts, oats and whey protein powder held together by strawberries and dates. The icing is a simple sugar free recipe using the strawberry whey protein powder, more strawberries and a little cacao butter.

strawberry protein donuts

This recipe is very simple together and looks absolutely professional and stunning. They store happily for weeks in the freezer and are a great healthy snack. Packed with nutrition and protein to help strengthen your cells in your body and protect you from inflammation. If you do not have a donut mould then you can roll it into energy balls and dip it into the glaze. It will still taste the same and have the same health benefits. If you like the sound of these strawberry protein donuts and would like a vegan version then have a go at making my Chocolate Hemp Protein Balls recipe as well as my other healthy sweet snacks like my Rose and Pistachio bliss balls and my Mango Baobab energy balls.

strawberry protein donuts

I hope you enjoy this fun way to add whey protein into your diet as well as being convinced you need to add it to your healthy daily routine. I also had great success with Protelicious’s whey protein powder in my smoothies. Do let me know if you feel enthusiastic enough to try your hand out with these delicious and fun No Bake Strawberry Protein Donuts. Have you used Cold pressed whey protein powder before? Have you seen or felt any positive health benefits? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

strawberry protein donuts

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No Bake Strawberry Protein Donuts
strawberry protein donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
Donuts
Ingredients
For the Icing glaze
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
Servings
Donuts
Ingredients
For the Icing glaze
strawberry protein donuts
Instructions
  1. Pour hot water over the dates (make sure they are pitted before weighing them). Let it soak for 5 minutes and then drain completely. I make these raw donuts using a food processor but you can also use a blender, just make sure to use the pulse mechanism to prevent it from over blending and becoming a paste. It requires some texture.
  2. Using a food processor blitz the oats and brazil nuts till the resemble a rough crumble. Set aside.
  3. Now into the same food processor add the strawberries, soaked dates, coconut oil and vanilla extract and blitz till roughly broken down.
  4. Add the oats and nuts mixture as well as the Strawberry whey protein powder and salt. Blitz till it starts coming together into a rough ball. Do not over process into a paste.
  5. Using a spatula spoon out the mixture into a bowl and divide into 9 equal balls. If you do not have any donut moulds then you can proceed to glazing them. However if you have donut moulds then follow this step.
  6. Grease the silicon donut moulds with coconut oil using a brush. Then press down each ball into the silicon mould and evenly flatten. Make sure to remove some of the donut mix from the centre so that there is the classic hole in the centre. Place in the freezer to freeze for 30 minutes or so.
  7. Line a plate or small tray with baking paper. Unmould each of the donuts by carefully popping it out of its donut mould. Holding from the bottom, dip each of the donuts face down into icing glaze. Lift up and let the excess drip away before placing it down (glaze side facing up) on the line plate/tray. Do this for all the donuts.
Icing Glaze
  1. If using frozen strawberries weight it and get it to room temperature. melt the cacao butter. Blend all the ingredients for the frosting glaze-the strawberries, Strawberry whey protein powder, cacao butter and maple syrup. At this point if the strawberries were still cold the icing may seize up and the icing may seem coagulated or having bits. If this is the case pop it into a microwave safe bowl and put it on high mode for 30 seconds. it will all come together to become a shiny light pink glaze.
  2. Pour the icing glaze into a shallow bowl and set aside at room temperature.
Assembly
  1. If you do not have a donut mould and have rolled them into protein balls then dip the balls on one side into the glaze and then place it on the lined paper.
  2. Freeze for 30 minutes after which you can either store them in a freezer bag in the freezer for as long as you like. Popping one out and leaving at room temperature for 10 minutes before consuming. Or you can keep it in the fridge in an air tight box for a week.
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