For those of you that have yet to try this combination, this Greek chocolate mousse is an absolute game changer! For the perfect texture and the best taste, I would strongly recommended Fage Total Greek Yoghurt (5% fat). It works brilliantly with any chocolate-flavoured whey protein to create a creamy chocolate mousse; however, the cookies and cream, vanilla, and strawberry whey protein flavours also work as a great substitute.
This protein-rich snack is a brilliant pre-bed meal option, particularly for those that tend to eat their last meal earlier in the evening and are interested in maximising their muscle mass. Due to its high protein content and satiating effects, it can also work well as a snack, sweet treat or desert replacement for those looking to keep their calorie allotment in check.
Please note that the quantities provided can be adjusted to suit personal goals and dietary preferences.
Preparation time: 1-2 mins
*Nutritional values per serving, including 20g of pomegranate:
Kcal 325 | Protein 41g | Carbohydrate 14g | Fat 12g
- 200g Total Greek yoghurt
- 30g chocolate brownie whey
- Additional topping suggestion – pomegranate
- Simply add the whey to the Greek yoghurt and mix well until it is a consistent, creamy texture throughout. It is worth doing this in a large, deep bowl to avoid making a mess!
- Eat as is, or add a topping of your choice (pomegranate, mixed berries or blueberries work really well).
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