Hola. So I’ve been a busy little bee in my kitchen again. I had cooking class through work again this month, and the topic was desserts.
As the name of this blog is meant to imply, yes I am a dietitian so I am about being healthy. But I am also a human, meaning I LOVEEEEE food that tastes really good.
So I like finding recipes that I can use to find a happy medium, between food that tastes amazing, and a healthier twist (but one that still make the food taste really good).
In preparation for this class I was all over pinterest, in search of ideas (I am admittedly NOT a creative person).
One of the recipes I found on Pinterest originated from Tone It Up! and their pinterest page- the cookie dough bites. Nom.
Here is the recipe:
2/3 cup cashews
1/3 cup oatmeal
1 scoop protein powder (vanilla, chocolate would work too)
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
*The coconut oil was not a part of the original recipe, I felt the “dough” lacked moisture, so I added 1 tbsp of the coconut oil, and it helped immensely.
What you do:
1) In a food processor combine the cashews, and oatmeal, process until you have a fine mixture.
2) Add protein powder (I like Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey/Gold Standard Protein), syrup, vanilla, coconut oil & blend more
3) Add in chocolate chips
4) Roll about 12 truffle sized balls
Macros (if you make 12)
Serving size = 1 ball
Total Fat: 4.5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 12.5 mg
Potassium: 40 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 7.5 g
Sugars: 4 g
Protein: 3 g
So a couple of things. Your macros are going to be a little different depending on the type of protein powder you use. The protein powder in this “Super Advanced Whey Protein” by Body Fortress. I prefer Optimum, but I am out right now. I feel Optimum has the best Carb/Protein/Calorie ratio.
Also I highly recommend following the recipe. Tonight I tried to do 1/2 cup cashews 1/2 cup oatmeal. They were really mealy, and crumbly. They were so bad I had to add 2 tbsp of almond butter in an effort to save the batch.