Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
Source: The Gut Balance Revolution
Makes 4 servings, Prep time: 10 minutes, Total time: 40 minutes
2 egg whites
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ cup assorted nuts
1/3 cup plain or vanilla whey protein
2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
¼ cup chopped 70% dark chocolate
2 tbsp. plain, unsweetened coconut milk
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites and cinnamon until frothy. Add the nuts, protein powder, and flaxseeds, toss well. Spread on the baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stirring once or until lightly browned
In a small saucepan over low heat, place the dark chocolate and coconut milk. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, just until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over the nuts to cover. Cool for 4-5 minutes on a rack, then transfer to a plate and cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Transfer to an airtight container and store, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.
Per serving: 177 calories, 11 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 50 mg sodium.