Never in a million years did I ever think PEScience could ever create a Select protein flavor that I loved MORE than the beloved ‘Snickerdoodle‘. Yet they have AND might I say I like it even better??? Introducing ‘White Chocolate Mint’…
Within 5 minutes of my package arriving, I ripped open my box, screwed off of the top, tore the protective seal away, and dipped my finger right in the tub to take a lick (numerous times)! Holy Crap! Without ANY question in my heart and soul this has to be my new favorite protein flavor. When I first heard about the company releasing this one, I was skeptical that the white chocolate flavor would even be detectable. It’s a flavor thats really hard to nail perfectly. And mint is ALWAYS hit or miss, it usually ends up tasting so generic, fake, and/or overpowering. However, I promise you… the balance of these two flavors is beyond perfection. You get the sweet, rich hints of the white chocolate and then the mint is just delicate enough that BOTH flavors are able to shine! Seriously. I’m sad this is a limited edition because I would use this year round for smoothies, baking, pancakes, waffles, proyo (protein frozen yogurt), and any other time I needed protein in my life.
Sigh… dear PEScience, please don’t ever make this one go away! You would be doing the world a huge injustice!!!
So once my finger had it’s fair share of licks right from the tub, I knew I needed to test it out in a recipe. My stomach certainly couldn’t wait long enough to bake something and I wasn’t in the mood for a smoothie, so my next quickest and easiest ‘go to’ recipe with protein powder is SWEET hummus!!! Earlier this year, I had made a ‘Sweet Snickerdoodle‘ hummus and was addicted to it for at least a month straight. It was going to be tough to beat that flavor, but if the 3 minutes of straight finger dips and numerous yelling out of “Oh My God” (sorry neighbors, this was about food…nothing else) were any indication of how this would turn out, I would be in big trouble. This tub was not going to last me very long.
I took 5 minutes TOTAL to make my ‘sweet’ hummus and nope… this tub might be finished by next week. No joke.
As with any delicious “dip”, it’s hard to stop at just one. I could have honestly eaten the entire batch within 5 minutes. It doesn’t even need to be dipped or spread onto anything. The food processor was pretty much clean as a whistle from me scraping down the sides and licking the spatula over and over and over. And this was BEFORE I even had a chance to sprinkle on the crushed mints! Once I actually got it into a bowl and added those, forget it. Game over. I’m eating this entire batch, standing up, all by myself, while my neighbors listened to my excitement. I quickly took the pictures I needed for this post and went to town!
Eating the hummus by the spoonful was good and all, BUT even better when I scooped it with these Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps
I ate the hummus with plain white chocolate covered pretzels also, but something about the mix of dark chocolate AND the white chocolate flavor in the protein was magical. I realize this is a dangerous recipe that was eaten in one sitting, but it’s actually makes a really great HEALTHY snack as well. High in fiber and protein, it’s something that will help fill you up quicker AND keep you feeling satisfied for a longer period. You can eat it with plain crackers, graham crackers, pretzels, pita chips, or even slather it on some toast! Please please please do yourself a favor here… buy that protein and make this hummus. I promise you will thank me many many times!
Just a couple of notes about this recipe… if you would like to increase flavor AND protein content, substitute ‘Mint Brownie’ MuscleEgg. And for the nut butter, you will want to pick one that is fairly mild in “nut” flavor. I went with THIS White Chocolate coconut cashew butter by You Fresh Naturals simply because the flavor and texture is amazing! Using something like a peanut butter might not work as well because it would over power the white chocolate AND mint flavors. I love me some peanut butter, but this recipe calls for something a bit more subtle! A nice creamy almond butter would work well also!