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High Protein Snack: Peanut Butter Cup Recovery Mousse

I’m currently deep in the marathon training trenches right now. That block of training where I question what I ever did before running 8+ hours a week.

Did I have friends?

Did I knit sweaters?

Did I go to the movies?

I’m not sure because all I do presently is run. And eat. Yes, I run and I eat.

Along with the sore muscles and insatiable appetite that accompany high mileage weeks, I’m also prone to runner brain. Does anyone else get that? Where you have a hard time forming complete thoughts beyond what your split was for mile 11 of that 16 mile long run.

I found myself growing tired of my routine high-protein snack of Greek yogurt mixed with peanut butter. When you’re eating as many calories as I am, variety becomes a necessity. I did a quick Google search (yes, I’m a dietitian, but remember that runner brain) on high protein snacks.

Cottage cheese made almost every single list of “best protein foods for recovery.” With 12 g protein per half cup serving, I can see why.

Amidst the strange looks I received from my husband, I substituted cottage cheese for my typical Greek yogurt, added a scoop of chocolate protein powder, and transformed my routine protein snack into a creamy, indulgent treat.

My prevailing mental state can only handle 3 ingredients and 2 steps of directions, so I kept it simple for everyone else in the trenches of training with this Peanut Butter Cup Recovery Mousse.

Peanut Butter Cup Recovery Mousse

Yield: 1 serving


½ cup cottage cheese
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 Tbsp. peanut butter


Add all 3 ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, mousse-like texture.
Eat immediately or, for best results, chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to eating.

Nutrition Information (1 serving)

  • 237 calories
  • 9g carbohydrates
  • 11g fat
  • 26g protein
  • 4g sugar
By | 2018-09-14T10:00:23+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gloria Stoverink
Gloria Stoverink, RDN, LD Gloria is a registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and endurance enthusiast. She is consistently on the pursuit of how she can push her body to its’ limits. As a former division I athlete and current marathon runner, she knows first hand food can either enhance or inhibit potential performance. Gloria believes food is for fuel, but also for fun. She loves to create simple, whole-food based, tasty recipes to help others feel and perform at their best. You can follow her on Instagram at @Runner.RD or find her at runner-rd.com.

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