Take Advantage of Your Sweet Tooth
We can all use something a little sweet once in a while, even on the strictest of diets. If you’re looking for a quick fix for your sweet tooth, check out this chunky chocolate protein cookie recipe.
And let’s not forget, an easy way to boost the nutritional content of any meal or snack is to add protein. If you can increase the protein, you’ll feel full longer, support muscle growth, and burn more fat in the process.
This is the thing that most of us forget about protein. During digestion, it actually burns more calories and fat, so it has a bigger impact on your weight loss goals. Eating foods high in protein, even if they contain a little sugar and fat, is an easy way to help offset the negative.
What’s more, supporting lean muscle growth will improve your resting metabolism, which means your body will burn more calories over time.
Keep a Little Protein On Hand
For all of these reasons, it’s a great idea to keep a high quality protein supplement on hand. Whey protein supplements offer excellent support for lean muscle growth, in addition to boosting metabolism. They contain all the amino acids your muscles need to build and repair themselves.
Without question my favorite protein powder today is one without all the artificial crap you see in most protein powders, and thus this one doesn’t make your stomach go crazy – Optimum 100% Natural Whey. It’s nice and clean with very few carbs at all so you can keep any additions all natural such as adding a banana or peanut butter (or if you haven’t yet try my free 50 smoothie recipes eBook, the feedback I’ve been getting is awesome on this!).
Baking with Whey Protein
In terms of versatility, you can even bake with whey protein powder. In most cases, you can just add a scoop or two in with a little water, depending on what it is you’re making. This is an easy way to pack in the nutrition when it comes to your baked goods, and meet your fitness goals even faster.
Now on to the most amazing recipe ever!
Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookie Recipe
To make a delicious, protein packed batch of chocolate cookies, grab the following ingredients. You can definitely switch up some of the ingredients depending on what’s available, but I’ve chosen some of the healthiest stuff to keep you on track.
- 1 cup of oat flour
- ½ cup of almond flour
- 1 scoop of Optimum 100% Natural Whey (plain or vanilla flavor is best)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ cup of coconut sugar or evaporated cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
Here’s what to do: Grab 2 separate mixing bowls. In one, mix the oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract, in that order. In the other, mix all of the remaining dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. Then combine both mixtures in one of the bowls, and mix in the chocolate chips.
Form the cookie dough into 1-2 inch balls and place on a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about 10-12 minutes, or until they start to brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool on a cooling rack or transfer to another surface.
That’s it! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthy, protein recipe, and stay on track with your fitness goals.
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- SleepMode Natural Sleep Aid
- NOW Certified Organic Whey Protein
- Signature Creatine Performance & Recovery
- Optimum Glutamine
- Signature Omega 3 Fish Oil
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