OMG!!!!

My best discovery YET!!!! As you know, I follow a lot of different blogs for ideas. I stumbled upon this powerpunched little cookie on one of my fave foodie blogger sites. When I took a look at the ingredients, I was stunned at, not only how few ingredients it took, but how extremely healthy, & protein rich they were. Hello! right up my alley!

For me, when I’m not doing my fasted morning cardio, I like to get a little protein in my body before hittin the gym, so these are absolutely perfect!

I found them so spot on, that I really did not need a substitution for anything. They are dense, and delicious, with a tiny crunch from the chia. Completely satisfying when compared to a regular ol’ cookie in my eyes.

A couple of notes:

-Be mindful of the amount of time they stay in the oven, they cook really fast without you realizing.

– It took my a couple of times making these to get the hang of the temp and time.

– If using unflavored protein, add a bit of stevia and vanilla bean extract, or paste, really, you could even actually use chocolate protein too. yummmm, I gotta try that next!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds Flax meal)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 lg banana
  • 1-2 tbsp darkest chocolate chips you can find.
  • 1 scoop PB2 (I use the protein scooper, other wise 1-1 1/2 tbsp )
  • 2 scoops protein powder

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As you scroll down, check out the nutrition facts!!!! RIDICULOUS!

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DIRECTIONS:

-Preheat oven to 350.In a large mixing bowl add 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder. I used vanilla Collagen Sport. (you can use vegan protein powder to make these cookies vegan)

  • 1 scoop of PB2. If you don’t have PB2 available, you can use all natural peanut butter.
  • Mash in the banana, PB2 and protein powder until creamy. Make sure the banana is really ripe, otherwise, I noticed it’s quite hard to mash up to the right consistency
  • Add in: 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds and 2 tsp of chia seeds and be sure to keep mixing very well. I use a fork to mix in this type of baking. I find it easiest.

Nutrition: (Per Cookie) 90 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 123g Potassium, 10g Carbs, 3g Fiber, 5.5g Sugar, 8g Protein

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  • Mix in 1-2 tbsps of dark chocolate chips. I used super dark chocolate, if you can’t find 85% or above, try carob chips, even vegan carob chips are yummy too.
  • Grease or foil a baking sheet with cooking spray. I like coconut oil spray, or smart balance spray is good too.
  • don’t expect these cookies to rise, so create a cookie ball in your hand, then flatten out onto the baking sheet.
  • -Bake 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are firm. Be on the lookout and be smelling for doneness. Edges should be golden brown.

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Thank uuuuuuu for the inspiration Taralynn, you are genius!

source: undressed skeleton