Protein Packed Treats: Holiday Edition

By Tone It Up on

Indulging in delicious treats is an integral part of the Holiday season, and here at Tone It Up, we believe in treating yourself & loved ones while embracing a balanced, and healthy approach. 

Introducing 5 new holiday recipes curated with your well-being in mind. With a focus on protein, healthy ingredients, and of-course classic seasonal flavors, these recipes are perfect to fuel your body and satisfy your cravings. From peppermint-infused protein bark to cinnamon-chocolate oatmeal, these recipes strike the perfect balance between festive flavors and health-conscious choices. Get ready to elevate every holiday spread with these delicious treats!

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#1 Peppermint Protein Bark

A protein-packed twist on the classic!
Makes 4 Servings 


  • 1 scoop Tone It Up Chocolate or Vanilla Protein 
  • 2 cup greek yogurt or plant-based alternative
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Optional Toppings: ¼ cup crushed peppermint


    1. Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, honey, peppermint extract, and protein powder.
    2. Spread your mixture in an even layer on the parchment paper and add optional toppings.
    3. Freeze overnight, break apart, and serve immediately. If you would like to store for snacking, place in a freezer safe bag.

    #2 Sara's Chocolate Peppermint Protein Cookies

    Recipe by Sara Cammo
    A treat you can feel good about this holiday season!


    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup TIU chocolate protein powder
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 large egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • Crushed candy canes for topping


    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together almond flour, chocolate Tone It Up protein powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
    3. In another bowl, combine melted coconut oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract.
    4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
    5. Scoop tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them apart.
    6. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.
    7. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are set.
    8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    #3 Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

    The perfect breakfast this season!
    Makes 1 Serving


    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1 scoop Tone It Up Chocolate protein powder
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional for garnish)
    • 1 tbsp chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or walnuts, optional for garnish)


    1. In a saucepan, combine rolled oats and almond milk. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently.
    2. Once the oats start to thicken, add in the mashed banana, Tone It Up Chocolate protein powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
    3. Continue cooking and stirring until the oats reach your desired consistency. Add more almond milk if needed.
    4. Pour the oatmeal into a bowl, and garnish with dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts for an extra crunch.
    5. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top for an extra burst of holiday flavor.
    6. Enjoy your warm and comforting Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Oatmeal on a chilly holiday morning!

    #4 Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

    A wholesome blend!


    • ¼ cup coconut oil 
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1 scoop Tone It Up Vanilla Protein
    • 1 ½ cups rolled oats 
    • ½ cup almonds, chopped or sliced
    • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds 
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


      1. In a medium saucepan, melt the coconut oil and honey over low heat. Remove from heat once melted and add the rest of your ingredients to the pan. Mix until combined. 
      2. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
      3. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and pour in your mixture. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until lightly golden on top. 
      4. Before serving, place the pan into the fridge for 2 hours or overnight until set. After, cut into even rectangles and enjoy! Top with dairy-free yogurt or fresh fruit for a tasty protein-packed breakfast or dessert.

      #5 Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls

      Decadent and nutritious!


      • 1 cup rolled oats
      • 1/2 cup Tone It Up Chocolate protein powder
      • 1/4 cup almond butter
      • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
      • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
      • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
      • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract


        1. In a food processor, combine oats, protein powder, almond butter, honey (or maple syrup), almonds, coconut, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract.
        2. Pulse until the mixture sticks together.
        3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet.
        4. Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.

        Can’t wait to see what you make #TIUTeam! Don’t forget to stock up your Tone It Up Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Powder with code HOLIDAY23.

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