Protein Cookies


A few weeks back I realized that I lacked on protein in my diet. I bought a protein powder to make shakes after working out. I discovered that you can do way more with this powder than only using it to make a shake. You can also include protein powder in a baked good.

10965919_10200408366609741_1684740649_n-2Cutting out refined sugar is hard but very manageable. I try to avoid sweet foods as much as I can. For example I try to not sweeten my oatmeal anymore with stevia or I don’t eat prepackaged foods that often anymore.

However I’m a human and I would never restrict myself of something. Today I was craving a vanilla flavored cookie so I made it!

Here’s the recipe that I made up myself:

You’ll need (6 cookies):
60gr butter, softened – 1 small egg – 60gr protein powder (I used Smart protein – cookies & cream) – 60gr spelt flour – a pinch of salt – 1 tsp to 1 tbsp cookie herbs – stevia (to taste)

All you need to do, is combine all the ingredients and make 6 cookies out of the dough. Bake them for 10 minutes at 190° C.

The cookie itself tasted just like I wanted it to be. The inside was still goey and even a bit sandy. I think that was because of the protein powder. I almost didn’t use stevia because the protein powder was already sweetened.

I hope you give this recipe a try too!

(Sugar Free) Gingerbread Cookies


a0b8b880b29911e3a08d0e239001fb18_8On Sunday, my mom always bakes a cake for my family. Unlike my other family members, I’ve never really been fond of anything cakey related. You do can make happy with a cookie. I was in search for one that still tasted like an average cookie but wasn’t as bad for you (it still wasn’t healthy but you get the point 😉 ).

Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside … That’s how I would describe the perfect cookie. I’ve never really made an effort to try to make one of these at home. Today was the day that I finally gave my first try on it and it was tasty as hell. I came upon this website by Andrew Muller who makes easy sugar free recipes. I’ll link him below.

I reduced the recipe and got 10 large cookies in total. Here are the ingredients :

1 small egg – 1/2 cup butter – 1 1/4 self raising flour – 3/4 cup raw sugar – 1 tsp ground ginger – 1 tsp cinnamon – 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Make cookies of the dough and bake it in the oven for 9 minutes at 190°.

I found the cookie incredibly tasty. To me, the consistency was perfect. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The only thing I would change the next time is the amount of sugar. I would reduce the amount of sugar a little bit.

Margot

*http://www.easy-sugar-free-recipes.com/

Lemon Ginger Cookie


IMG_1615I believe that I got this recipe from ‘Blogilates’ a few months ago but I never really posted my take on it. Well now I can finally introduce you my lemon ginger cookies. They are easy, quick and very tasty.

Ingredients (2 big cookies) :
1 ripe banana – 50gr oats – 1 tbsp honey + extra – 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice – a dash of ginger powder

Preheat the oven to 220°. Mix all the ingredients together and form two cookies on a baking sheet. I used a cookie cutter to make two even ones. Place your baking plate in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes (check them regularly because every oven is different). Let the cookies cool off for a few minutes and drizzle some extra honey over them.

Margot

*I also made them with cinnamon instead of the lemon juice and ginger powder. I preferred this one on rather colder days.