05 Sep Protein cookies! Make healthy treats at home
Protein cookies! How to make this healthy vegan treat at home
(Written for Missfits Magazine, by Deni Kirkova) Make these LUSH protein cookies!
As a professional model and fitness blogger I always need to stay in shape – but I’d never deprive myself of a sweet treat.
That’s where this healthy protein cookies recipe comes in!
You can whizz up a batch in 40 minutes (allowing 20 minutes prep time and 20 minutes in the oven).
They’re totally natural, vegan, and protein-packed with each cookie containing around 10g of protein.
I’ve always loved baking but I decided to develop a recipe using protein powder. As a qualified PT, I know that consuming sufficient as this can be of prime importance to achieving your fitness goals.
Whether you want to sculpt a bikini fitness body or recover more efficiently after a workout, protein powder can be a very useful addition to your diet.
As I discovered, you can do much more with protein powder than simply mix up protein shakes.
Chocolate or vanilla protein powders (such as Missfits) add a fantastic indulgent flavour so you’d never guess these protein cookies were so good for you!
I recommend enjoying a few of them as a post-workout treat, washed down with a protein shake.
Read on to find out how to make these not-so-guilty treats yourself…
100g porridge or jumbo rolled oats
100g plant-based protein powder (such as Missfits)
Two large tablespoons nut or seed butter
20g chia seeds
80ml syrup such as agave, maple or Sweet Freedom
Broken up Green & Black’s 70% dark chocolate or chopped up Medjool dates
200-400ml plant-based ‘milk’ such as soy, almond or hazelnut, mixed with water to desired dough-like consistency
Put the oats, Multitasker vegan protein powder, chia seeds, nut or seed butter, syrup, chocolate chips or chopped dates and the plant milk in a food processor or mixing bowl, then blend to a cookie dough texture.
Put small, flat balls of the mix on a baking tray lined with baking paper
Bake at 180℃ for 15-18 minutes
Take out of the oven, wait for them to cool down a little, and enjoy!