Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chocolate Protein Cookies {guest post}

Recipe, Protein, Cookies, Healthy Eats, Guest Post

Welcome to another Thursday Guest Post here at Unapologetically You! This week I bring you Smiley from PhzUniqueDiva. Smiley is passionate about healthy living and founded PhzUniqueDiva as a way to encourage and motivate others. Today Smiley is sharing a super delicious {and healthy!} recipe for chocolate protein cookies!

Welcome Smiley! Thank you SO much for being part of Unapologetically You.
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I am Smiley Reed-- a single mom, with a career in Information Technology, and a healthy lifestyle enthusiast. My hobbies include crafts, photography, blogging and cooking. I love to create crafty projects to use around the house. My inner passion is to cook. There is not a meal I have cooked that is not posted all over my social media pages. 

Chocolate Protein Cookies

These chocolate delights were made with Everlast Vegan Protein Powder. Protein is very important. Why not add it to your dessert or snack??

Ingredients

. 1 cup flour
. 1/3 cup Everlast Protein Powder
. 1 teaspoon baking powder {aluminum free}
. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
. 2 tablespoons cacao {can substitute cocoa powder}
. 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened {we used Earth Balanced brand}
. 1 cup organic coconut palm sugar
. 2 eggs
. 2 tablespoons almond milk, unsweetened
. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
. white chocolate chips, optional

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 deg. We have a gas stove and preheated it to 300 deg as our stove gets hot pretty quick.

2. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.

3. In a medium bowl combine the butter and sugar. Mix until fluffy.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter/sugar mixture. Once both eggs are blended add in the remaining ingredients. 

5. Take the small bowl of dry ingredients and add it to the mixture. Make sure it is mixed well.

6. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.

7. Use a rounded teaspoon {use a tablespoon if you want slightly larger cookies} to drop batter onto the lined cookie sheet. Add white chocolate chips to top.

8. Bake for about 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. 

9. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool a bit before serving.

10.Enjoy!

If you're interested in checking out the Everlast Nutrition Vegan Protein Powder use code 'PHZUNIQUEDIVA' for a discount!

Recipe, Protein, Cookies, Healthy Eats, Guest Post
Photo Courtesy of Smiley from PhzUniqueDiva
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"Chocolate protein cookies for #Christmas? Yes, please! #yum #healthyeats"

Yum! Don't these cookies look ah-maz-ing?? I cannot wait to try them. Perfect timing-- being surrounded by Christmas cookies, why not make some healthy ones?

Make sure to head over to Smiley's website to say hi! While you are there, check out the original recipe post. You can also connect with Smiley on her favorite social media channels: 


Thanks again, Smiley, for joining us today! 

Your turn! Do you try to make some of your holiday treats healthy ones? What's your favorite way to use protein powder? 

♥AK

This post is linked up with Jill for Fitness Friday and The Fit Foodie Mama for Foodie Friday. Make sure to stop by and check them out!