Inspired by Ingredients of a Fit Chick’s cookie post on the weekend I thought I would give my own version a bash. These cookies are super high in protein, low carbohydrate and loaded full of nutritious ingredients! If you actually end up with any cookies in the oven (the cookie dough is ah-mazing! I would have had twice as many cookies if I hadn’t eaten so much of the mixture!) you be pretty pleased with the result!
Chia seeds are so nutritious! Loaded with Essential Fatty Acids – Omega 3 & 6, Fibre, Antioxidants,
Protein & Amino Acids and, Essential Minerals; calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, potassium, as well as Vitamins A, B & E. Cacao nibs give you all the health benefits of dark chocolate, minus the sugar! They come from peeled, roasted and crushed cacao beans and are loaded with magnesium.
1/2 cup pea protein
1/4 cup whey (you could use extra pea protein instead)
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup coconut butter – you could probably sub for nut butter if you like
1 tsp vanilla powder
2 tbs chia seeds
1/2 cup cacao nibs or dark Choc chips
Preheat oven to 180C. In the food processor add everything except the cacao nibs and chia seeds and process until it all comes together as dough. Add chia seeds and cacao nibs and gently mix these through- you don’t want them pulverized. Roll the dough into cookie shapes and place on a baking paper lined tray. Bake for 10-15 mins until just starting to brown on the edges. Remove from oven, allow to cool (or not) and eat!0