Paleo Protein Edible Cookie Dough
HAY I’m still alive! I started this blog as a hobby for when I feel like writing and feel like sharing and for the past week or two I have not felt that way. But today I don’t mind.
Lately I have been really into using my protein powder to make different recipes and I have found that for the most part, they have all been fails when it comes to shape/size/appearance/texture but WINS when it comes to delicious taste. So while I will not share my recipe for grain-free paleo protein pancakes because they literally fell apart (and into my mouth), I WILL share my recipe for homemade edible paleo protein cookie dough.
I took a late workout class last night from 7-8pm and I don’t like eating a big meal so soon before I go to bed, so I wanted something for dinner that was more like a typical post-workout snack. As all of my protein recipes have come together really well before I actually tried to cook them/turn them into something else, I realized I would quit while I’m ahead and just eat it in that middle stage. Thus, edible protein cookie dough was born.
Last night’s recipe looked like this:
- Mix together 2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder (I used Orgain) with
- ¼ cup coconut flour (this adds some dimension to the flavor)
- Pinch of sea salt to pretend you're a fancy chef
- Stir in unsweetened vanilla almond milk little by little until smooth but batter-like
- Next, stir in a giant spoonful of nut butter (cashew or almond butter to stick with the paleo theme, peanut butter if you JUST DON’T CARE!). Stir it in real good cause it will turn into a very smooth, creamy, even more batter-like texture.
- Then add your mix-ins of choice! I went with carob chips (vegan chocolate chips that are made from a plant and are ACTUALLY GOOD MY NIECE EVEN SAID SO) and some unsweetened shredded coconut.
I ate it with a spoon and was FULL thanks to the protein content. I feel like this would make a good party dip or something if you added sprinkles and paired with honey pretzel rods for dipping. Because it has a delicious light vanilla-nut flavor without being sickly sweet. Disclaimer, my mom was watching me make/eat this and she was literally disgusted so I guess it’s not for everyone!