Cookies are awesome, especially if they’re secretly good for you. Then, they’re super awesome : P If you are into crispy crunchy cookies then these are definitely not for you. They are soft, dense and chewy.
The recipe makes six thin cookies which you could share with your workout buddy or just eat them all by yourself.
- 45g chocolate whey protein powder
- 45g agave syrup (or honey)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder (or regular but the dark cocoa gives a rich chocolate flavour and a gorgeous deep chocolate colour)
- 1 teaspoon milk (I use 2% but feel free to use what suits you)
- Preheat your oven to 180degrees Celsius.
- Mix all the ingredients it doesn’t matter in which order.
- Rub a little coconut oil on your hands so the dough doesn’t stick everywhere.
- Divide into6 balls of dough. Roll and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper sprayed with nonstick spray or coconut oil.
- Bake for between 6-8 minutes. I bake mine for 7mins.
- Let them cool slightly on the sheet for a few minutes before attempting to remove. They may feel like they are stuck to the sheet so just lift up the paper and peel off the bottom. The cookies are flexible so they shouldn’t break.
- Enjoy them warm with a glass of milk or later on as a pre or post workout snack 🙂
Why they’re good for you:
I’m sure that by now you’ve heard of agave syrup or nectar or even seen it at health stores. If not, then let me enlighten you. Agave nectar is produced from the blue agave plant. It has a dark amber colour and a more neutral flavour than honey, oh and it’s vegan. One tablespoon of it has about 60 calories, so it’s NOT a low cal sweetener. It is however, a very low GI sweetener. Which means it won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar. This property makes it a popular choice among many diabetics and healthy eaters. However just like any other calorie dense healthy food it should be eaten in moderation. Of course it’s better to replace normal sugars with a healthier option but that doesn’t mean we can eat it by the bucketful. Moderation is key.
You could also replace the agave with honey if it’s not available to you. Honey has a much higher GI than Agave so keep that in mind. BUT the health effects of honey are endless. Anti-inflammatory, unprocessed, anti-allergy, abundant in minerals and antioxidants, the list goes on. I believe it is the ultimate superfood… in moderation 😉