The power of the cookie is in your hands.
As a former fat kid, I know the power a cookie can have over you. You start with one Oreo and then before you know it you’ve downed the whole bag with a big glass of cold milk.
A plate (or a whole bag) of prepackaged processed cookies eaten regularly can: Rot your teeth, tax your liver, cause metabolic syndrome and diabetes, lead to constantly elevated insulin resulting in cancer¹, increase hunger, cause sugar addiction, and drastically raise your risk for heart disease.
Your cookies don’t need to be filled high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, rancid canola oil, and genetically modified corn starch. Instead make them at home and pack them full of real food ingredients that will fill you up instead of making you hungrier.
Since we’ve been living on the road and traveling the world for the past few years, we’ve found it necessary to stay one step ahead of cookie cravings. So instead of drinking a protein shake, we’ve come up with real food cookie recipes to fill you up without packing on the pounds.
Skip the artificial and processed ingredients, and keep all the flavor by mixing and matching spices, fats, nuts, coconut, and more!
These addictive cookies are filled with superfoods, herbs, and protein to give your body and mind the ultimate healthy boost.
- 1 cup chocolate protein powder (or other flavor)*
- 1 cup shredded coconut, plus more for rolling
- ½ cup grass-fed collagen powder (Great Lakes or Bulletproof are both good sources)
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- dash of stevia, to taste
- 2 tablespoons royal jelly powder
- 1 tablespoon mangosteen powder
- 1 tablespoon moringa leaf powder
- 1 tablespoon ashwagandha root powder
- ½ tablespoon reishi mushroom powder
- In a large bowl, whisk together protein powder, shredded coconut, collagen, flaxseed meal, sea salt, and stevia.
- Add superfood powders, like royal jelly, mangosteen moringa, ashwagandha, and reishi mushroom, and whisk until well combined.
- Stir in texture add-ins, if using.
- Add melted coconut oil and nut/seed butter to the bowl and mix with hands until a thick paste forms.
- Taste and add stevia, cinnamon, ginger, cacao powder, or other flavors till desired taste is reached.
- Form mixture into balls or cookie shapes and roll in shredded coconut. Place on a parchment-lined sheet and refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy straight from the freezer or refrigerator.
This recipe is meant to demonstrate how we sneak superfoods, protein, and healthy fats into our cookies, and should be seen as more of a guide or template. Experiment and come up with your own unique Power Cookie recipe!
Feel free to omit flaxseed meal, superfood powders, and any texture add-ins, if desired. No other alterations are needed when omitting those ingredients.
- In a bowl, whisk together collagen, vanilla bean powder, and stevia.
- Add cashew butter and melted coconut oil, and stir until thoroughly combined. Get in there with your hands, if needed, and mix everything together.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Put bowl in the refrigerator for about 1½ hours, or until the dough is firm.
- Remove bowl from refrigerator. Immediately roll dough into balls and use a fork to flatten into a cookie shape, making a criss-cross pattern on the tops. Refrigerate or freeze until set.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
HERE’S HOW TO CHOOSE A PROTEIN POWDER
When choosing a protein powder, prioritize the following things:
- Organic ingredients
- Low sugar. Keep it below 4 grams per serving.
- If it’s a whey protein, make sure it comes from grass-fed cows.
And be sure to avoid cheap, junky ingredients in your protein, like these:
- Soy, as in soy protein isolate, soy lecithin, etc. – these are usually cheap byproducts from GMO soy.
- Acesulfame Potassium, which contains the carcinogen methylene chloride. Long-term exposure to methylene chloride can cause headaches, depression, nausea, mental confusion, liver effects, kidney effects, visual disturbances, and cancer in humans.
- Maltodextrin is cheap to produce and increases shelf life of products. Though not a sugar, it still has a GI (glycemic index) of 130 by itself (table sugar is only 65). It causes insulin to be released in your body which stores sugars as fat.
- Sucrolose was discovered by a group of scientists trying to enhance the pesticide effect of chlorine by “bleaching” sugar molecules. Their theory was that the insects would be attracted by the sucralose’s artificial sweetness, which is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Doesn’t sound like something I want to eat.
- Fructose, which rapidly causes leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that controls appetite and metabolism to maintain a normal weight. It can also cause problems associated with the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, heart disease).
- Artificial flavors, which come from anything that is inedible (i.e petroleum) that is processed to create chemicals flavorings. Natural flavors often contain junky ingredients as well, but there are some instances where they’re actually made from natural ingredients.
If you don’t digest dairy very well, avoid the whey and go for an organic hemp, rice, and/or pea protein.
Here are some protein powders we’ve tried that do a pretty good job:
- Amazing Meal (the Cafe Mocha flavor has the lowest sugar and tastes pretty good)
- Upgraded Collagen Protein
- Designs for Health Whey Cool – Chocolate
- Vital Whey Grass-Fed Whey Protein
- Mt Capra Goat Milk Protein
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Leave a comment below to let us know what fun superfoods and add-ins you put in your Power Cookies.