First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very happy National Running Day! I hope you all find the time to go outdoors for a run or at least go for a little walk if you aren't able to run! I am really looking forward to my run today because it is an absolutely gorgeous day! Before I do that I just wanted to share something very special with you. A new recipe of course. I came across a recipe for Chocolate Protein Cookies on the Dr. Oz website and was very intrigued. I am usually very hesitant to experiment with protein cookies that include protein powders because I can usually taste the powder and they come out with a super funky texture...but today I thought, why not? What do I have to lose other than a few dollars worth of ingredients? :)
So here I introduce to you...Cheanut Butter Valmond Protein Cookies. Cheanut = Chocolate peanut, Valmond = Vanilla Almond (okay, maybe the name needs a little bit of work but it'll do for now)!
Cheanut Butter Valmond Protein Cookies
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup egg whites
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups oats (I used Scottish Oats)
3/4 cup ground flax meal
1/4 tsp salt (I used 1/8 tsp sea salt)
71 grams Vega Chocolate protein powder
25 grams Vega Vanilla Almondilla Shake 'n Go Smoothie
**Please note that you may substitute these protein powders for 4 scoops of your protein powder of choice**
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl mix together peanut butter (microwave for 35 seconds to soften), egg whites, brown sugar and unsweetened applesauce.
2) Add vanilla, baking soda, oats, ground flax meal, salt and protein powder. Combine well.
3) Spoon dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for approx. 12-15 minutes
4) Take out of oven and allow to cool before you begin to shove them into your mouth (if you have the willpower hehe)!
I just finished snacking on one of these bad boys and they are very tasty! I am super impressed by this recipe! They have a really nice texture, meaning that they aren't grainy, they have a very light peanut butter flavour and the protein powder is barely detectable, which is a bonus in my books (not a huge fan of the texture of most protein powders).
These will be a perfect on the go breakfast, pre/post workout snack, afternoon pick-me-up or after dinner dessert. They are also a perfect snack to make your Dad who is trying to eat more nutritious foods (shout out to my friend, Nicole's Dad)! Basically they are great at any time of day!
Again, I am planning on freezing them...who knows, maybe they will be even better frozen! I'll keep you posted, pun
not definitely intended ;)
Now please, go out and enjoy the day...and try your best to celebrate National Running Day by going out for a jog/run/walk!