Next in the recipes I am creating for NutritionFix is one that uses a new to me protein powder, Complete Protein Diet in Double Rich Chocolate flavor. This is from Optimal Nutrition, a brand I like, so I felt good in choosing it. The flavor is good, not too sweet, and I can drink it as a protein drink mixed with water.
This powder can be found with hundreds of others at the NutritionFix website with their protein supplements. Not only do they have a great selection of protein products (which I love), they carry my lifting gloves and power straps in the fitness section, and there are a couple things listed under ‘energy’ in the sports nutrition section I am going to try. One stop shop!
…and the cookies. These you have to make yourself, but they are very easy and oh, so good. The chocolate chunks are really a must, they and another level of rich chocolate flavor that take these from a healthy snack to a delicious one.
double rich chocolate protein cookies
gluten free, no sugar added
makes 12 golf ball size cookies
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and peeled
2-3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon protein powder
3/4 cup chocolate chunks
In food processor or blender, puree chickpeas. Add water and protein powder, blend. It should form a ball of dough, if it is still crumbly, add a tiny amount of water, a teaspoon at a time. Process – it should quickly form a dough ball.
Stirring by hand, add chocolate chunks. Form into 1-inch balls. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
These taste great fresh and warm right out of the oven, and after they are cooled. I suggest you try one each way…
The dough of this cookie is not very sweet, which I like, but some may prefer to add sweetener. I used a large amount of chocolate chunks, which to me is a nice flavor contrast to the not so sweet dough.
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