I posted making these cookies on Instagram and many of you asked for the recipe and today we start talking about protein, so what better opportunity than to share the recipe today. Over the next 5 days and the next 5 ReSET videos I talk about how to increase your protein.
Why? Because protein is an excellent source of fuel, takes longer to break down, provides essential amino acids to build muscle and is one key way to start managing weight.
Yes, I'm broaching the weight management/loss topic. Most of us don't eat enough protein (5-6 servings a day, which is 20-25g of protein). When we eat a balanced plate of 3-4 veggies servings, 1 - 1.5 serving of protein, 1 serving of grains we are full with nutrition/fuel that takes longer to burn; which means we stay satiated longer!
A well stacked plates is like a well built fire. Paper is high fructose fruit, honey, maple syrup. Kindling is your low fructose fruit, veggies and whole grains. Your small logs are your protein and the big, long slow burn logs are your fats.
Adding protein to every meal and SNACK is important.
Protein Day 1 Video https://gettrifit.com/programs/protein-1-88a189?categoryId=87655
1 medium ripe banana
2 cups almond milk
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
4 or 4.5 cups of gluten free oats
2 cups of frozen blueberries
4 scoops of vanilla protein powder
Preheat oven to 350F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mash banana, add wet ingredients, then seasoning and protein powder. Blend in blender
Add oatmeal and blueberries by hand. If a bit runny add more oats.
Use 1/4 or 1/3 cup as a scooper for cookies.
Bake at 350F for 20-25 mins
Note: Next time I am going to reduce the oats to 3 cups, add 1 cup of quinoa, 1/2 cup of flax, 1/4 cup of chia seeds to increase the overall nutritional value. Maybe even add pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.