The protein powder complex carbohydrate cookies...
A brief story and a nutritious cookie recipe...
Some of you are already aware I've been dieting and eating an entirely different batch of foods in the last 3 months. I'm eating foods that are high in protein, low in fat, and have a higher level of complex carbs vs. simple carbs. I've been hesitant to blog about this as it obviously has nothing to do with my typical area of expertise, but I want this blog to cover some other areas of my life, and I plan to post recipes and diet/bodybuilding related things from time to time. One of the new items in my diet is protein powder supplements. I've tried a few different brands to see which flavor I like the most...
I bought the two huge jugs, Muscle Milk light and Evopro only after sampling them, I found them to be the most tasty so far. The folks on facebook mentioned ON Standard but I was looking for lactose free, so keep that in mind if you get the urge to recommend your favorite powder.
Before this diet one of my favorite late night snacks was some form of cookie. I prefer anything chocolate and have altered a recipe I found online to create a tasty yet healthy cookie. If there is something you don't like about this recipe, feel free to substitute. If you like a very sweet flavor, something close to a chocolate chip cookie sweetness just add another 1/4 cup of sugar. You'll notice pureed banana, that is designed as a substitute for butter. You can use almost any fruit with a similar consistency, mango, papaya, strained applesauce, etc...
This recipe makes 16 cookies
1/2 cup banana (mash to create proper texture)
1 tablespoon peanut butter (skip it if you wish, or add up to 2 more tbls)
1/4 cup light brown sugar or splenda brown sugar
1/4 cup splenda sugar
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cups organic oatmeal flour (excellent source of complex carbs, much better than all-purpose flour)
1/2 cup chocolate powder protein supplement (choose another flavor if you'd like)
1 oz or 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup granola (pick whatever type you'd like, or choose oats instead. Another complex carb source!)
1/4 cup carob chocolate chips
1.5 teaspoon baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees D (175 degrees C)
2. In a large bowl cream together the fruit, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, the stir in the vanilla and water.
3. In another bowl combine the leftover dry ingredients saving the chocolate chips. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Drop the dough by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling tray, wax paper, wire rack, etc.
If you follow my recipe exactly and use Muscle Milk light chocolate powder and Biochem Vanilla powder your nutritional information will look like this:
Serving size: 1 big cookie
Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams (3g sugars, 10g complex carbs)
Protein: 6 grams
These taste great with that chocolate protein shake you drink just before bedtime.
Coming soon will be a post about the substitution in my diet for a cheese steak that I was previously addicted to, a huge eggbeater omelette with chicken steak slices instead, at 285 cals, 9 grams fat, 8 grams carbs, 37 grams protein.
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