Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies Recipe
Per 1 cookie:
17 g fat (1 g sat)
19 g carbs
170 mg sodium
3 g fiber
13 g sugar
9 g protein
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
2 scoops (or a half-cup) vanilla protein powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup organic cane sugar and 1 tablespoon for sprinkling on top (or coconut palm sugar)
1 cup peanut butter, smooth
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix together using a wooden spoon. The consistency should be like typical cookie dough.
Using a tablespoon cookie scooper, scoop 3 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Then, flatten in your palm into a cookie shape. Place on cookie sheet and repeat.
Use a fork to create the classic peanut butter criss-cross shape by lightly pressing onto cookie dough. Then, sprinkle with organic cane sugar and a pinch of salt.
Bake at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies begin to turn golden brown.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes to let the cookies harden.
Storage: store in a tight ziplock bag or container in a cool/dark place OR for the longest storage, place in freezer.
Dark Chocolate Holiday Truffles
2 cups pitted dates (it helps if you soak them in hot water for 1-2 hours before using them)
2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla, raspberry, peppermint or any flavor extract (try to purchase flavor extracts alcohol free)
Sea salt to taste
1. Use a food processor or blender to combine the dates, cocoa powder, coconut oil and flavor extract. Combine until very soft.
2. Coat your hands with coconut oil and roll into small balls or make into squares.
3. Roll or dust with cocoa powder or other toppings such as coconut flakes or hemp seeds.
4. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Post-Holiday Detox Smoothie
1 cup water or coconut water
2 bunches kale
Juice of 1 lemon
1 green apple, chopped
2 pitted dates
1 to 2 slices ginger
1/2 cup of ice
1 tbsp. hemp or chia seeds, optional
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.