After coming home from a sweaty gym sesh, you know you probably should mix up a smoothie or refuel with a healthy, protein-packed meal. Let’s be honest, though. Your blood sugar is feeling low and all you really want is a cookie (or five) — stat.
Well, get ready to indulge in some chocolaty or peanut buttery goodness without feeling bad about it! Instead of another lumpy shake, replenish your energy after exercising with a protein-packed cookie, made from ingredients like protein powder, oatmeal, and almond butter.
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
It doesn’t get much better than peanut butter or chocolate — unless you combine them into one delicious cookie. These are made with chocolate protein powder and cocoa powder for an extra rich flavor.
Whey protein, which is a great source of amino acids to aid recovery and repair after exercise. Alternatively, you can munch on a biscuit or two to fuel your body prior to working out. They also contain ground flax seeds, which is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, and fibre, which improves insulin sensitivity and helps beat cravings.
- 1⁄2 cup of apple sauce - you can also use apple sauce as a substitute for butter in most protein bar recipes.
- 1⁄4 cup of honey
- 1⁄4 cup organic peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 whole egg
- 4 scoops of whey protein powder
- 1⁄2 tsp of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1⁄2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of high fibre cereal
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon mixture onto non-stick cooking sheet spaced 3 cm apart. If you feel the consistency of the mixture is too runny, add more oats to the mix.
- Bake at 180°C for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before removing from the baking tray.
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Coconut Oatmeal Protein Cookies
Oatmeal is secretly full of protein, so it’ll be well worth it to add some to your baking ingredient arsenal. Plus, the coconut in these will transport you to the tropics. Did we mention there’s only eight ingredients? You’ll be doing less cooking and more eating. Get the recipe.
You might think a lemon and chia seed combo would be reserved for breakfast, but you’re going to want to enjoy these zesty cookies with healthy chia seeds throughout the day.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies
If protein powder isn’t your favorite, you can still get its benefits from this power-packed cookie. Avocados contain 2 grams of protein each. But you’d never know from the taste that an avo was hiding in this chewy choco-licious cookie.
Low GI carbohydrates and quality protein makes these babies the perfect choice to maximise recovery.