Diwali Delights: 5 Quick & Guilt-Free Protein-Rich Sweets for a Healthier Celebration

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Festivals in India are a time of joy, togetherness, and indulgence in delicious sweets. They are synonymous with sweet indulgences, and the allure of traditional sugary treats is undeniable. However, the traditional sugary confections often leave us feeling guilty about our dietary choices.

During festivals, sweets and desserts loaded with sugar become a staple, which may contribute to weight gain and increase the risk factor for metabolic diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

This is not meant to scare you, but it’s a fact!

But there is a solution, too!

How does it sound that you can enjoy the sweetness of festivals while nourishing your body with protein-rich, healthier alternatives?

Yes!!

Here are some 5 innovative recipes that bring together the richness of traditional flavours with the goodness of proteins, making them ideal for festive occasions.

Alright, let’s dive into the delectable world of sweets and desserts revamped with the goodness of protein-rich ingredients.

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bites

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Ingredients:

Recipe:

Combine all the ingredients together and roll the mixture into bite-size balls. Keep them in the fridge until firm and your protein-packed dessert is ready.

Pro Tip: If you do not want to add honey or any other sweetener. Choose Nutrabay Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter. It has a rich chocolate flavour and is naturally sweetened using dates. Adding this peanut butter will give a natural sweetness with a dash of date flavour.

2. Quinoa Kheer

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soaked Quinoa
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Chopped nuts and seeds
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 Tbsp jaggery powder

Recipe:

Saute soaked quinoa in ghee for about 5 minutes. Add milk and cook quinoa on a low flame. Once it becomes slightly thick, add nuts and seeds and cook for a while. Once it is done, turn off the flame and add jaggery powder. Stir it well so that it mixes evenly.

Pro Tip: Want to make it more healthy? Swap jaggery powder with zero-calorie Lakanto monk fruit sweetener. This plant-based sweetener will provide natural sweetness with zero calories.

3. Vegan Protein Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Banana puree
  • 1 Tbsp sweetened Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops of vegan protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Recipe:

Mix all the ingredients together to get a thick brown batter. Pour the batter into a baking pan and level it using a spatula. Bake it for around 20 minutes. You can slice them into small, handy pieces and garnish them with fresh berries.

Pro Tip: Try Nutrabay Wellness All-Natural Plant Protein, as it has the goodness of plant-based ingredients like peas, flaxseeds, spirulina, brown rice protein and moringa. It has a smooth texture and superb mixability, ideal for making lip-smacking brownies.

4. Coconut Protein Laddoos

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Butter
  • 2 Tsp Melon seeds
  • Pinch of Cinnamon powder
  • Two scoops of Vanilla protein powder

Recipe:

Blend all the ingredients together. You can add a little lukewarm water for a smooth dough. Make small balls of approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture. The delicious high-protein balls are ready to serve.

Pro Tip: For a rich vanilla flavour, try Nutrabay Gold Vital Whey Protein, Gourmet Vanilla. Not only will it give a luscious vanilla taste, but it will also provide the goodness of added vitamins and minerals.

5. Protein-Packed Halwa

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup suji or semolina
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 scoop Casein protein powder
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • Chopped nuts and seeds
  • Pinch of Cardamom powder

Recipe:

Heat ghee in a pan and roast suji till it turns light brown in colour. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Add casein protein powder, jaggery, and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook until the mixture comes together and leaves the sides of the pan. Garnish with chopped nuts and seeds.

Pro Tip: You can use Nutrabay Pure Casein Protein Powder. It is unflavoured, free from additives and gives you the liberty of experimenting with the flavour that you prefer.

Conclusion

Diwali is a time for celebration, and that includes enjoying a variety of sweets and desserts. By incorporating protein-rich ingredients into your sweets, you can savour the festivities without compromising your health.

These innovative recipes bring together the richness of traditional flavours with the goodness of proteins, making them ideal for Diwali and beyond.

So, this Diwali, let your celebrations be guilt-free and indulge in the delectable world of healthier sweets that nourish both your body and soul.

Let this festive season be a harmonious blend of tradition and health, where you relish every moment and every sweet bite with joy and vitality.

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