Learn about the benefits of low-calorie and high-protein pastries
According to traditional concepts, confectionery is intrinsically linked to calories and practically “divorced” from protein. However, a new concept in food has reversed this situation and today we have protein preparations that allow us to make brownies, cupcakes, rolls, chocolate creams and an endless number of other desserts, which contain a very low contribution of saturated fats and a high protein content.
These preparations are highly recommended, since they have a team of nutritionists behind them, who have designed them taking into account the energy and nutritional needs of athletes.
However, it is also possible to resort to these two branches of confectionery at home. Below we present some unavoidable options in the sweet cuisine free of calories and with a high protein value.
Make any cake using cake sweetener instead of sugar. Grind it and use it as a base for dessert.
Make the filling by beating 400 grams of neutral and lean spreadable cheese. Add 5 egg yolks, the sweetener, and 20 grams of natural gelatin previously dissolved in water.
Pour this mixture over a pie pan covered with the ground sponge cake. Bake in a moderate oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
There are fantastic preparations with which to prepare cookies without calories, you just have to see the options that companies in fitness nutrition offer you. At home, the trick is to swap sugar for a sweetener, while swapping butter for oil.
If you are looking for a protein boost in your cookies, add nuts to the dough. The best are almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, cashews and peanuts
Benefits of low-calorie, high-protein pastries
When we talk about zero calorie pastries, we are focusing on a weight loss program. Everything you eat will then be used up in your training sessions, but if you don't consume calories, you won't have to expend them, so the body will turn to your already stored fat to burn and use for energy. Therefore, you will be eating something sweet and losing weight at the same time.
When referring to proteins, what we are doing is feeding the muscle mass