No time for fussing around after a workout to get the right kind of food in you in time? Try making these bad boys!

HARD CORE COOKIE

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This recipe makes roughly 10 cookies. Store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to three days, or freeze them for up to two months.

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup large banana, chopped
1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter
1/2 cup amber honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup high-fiber, high-protein cereal of your choice (aim for 9 grams of each!)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Lightly coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray, or line them with a Silpat mat.
In a large bowl, whip banana, peanut butter, honey and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients except cereal. Stir the dry mixture into the banana mixture until combined. Stir in cereal.
Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop mounds of dough 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of the measuring cup until about 1/2 inch thick.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until browned around the edges.
Allow cookies to cool for one minute on the pan. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

With more than 13 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, the hard core cookie is perfect for after a long run or kickboxing class or hey, when you have a craving for a cookie but want it to be good for you.

 

 

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