Well it is that time of year again, but it does not mean that you have to slip right off your diet, you can still make treats that have nutritional value in them.
Here is a recipe for our Low carb Protein Christmas cookies, they are wonderful, you must give them a go this festive season!
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1/4 cup ground almonds (30g)
2 tbsp natural peanut butter (we would recommend meridian, whole earth or for a special treat try “nuts n’ more” they do high protein butters such as toffee peanut butter, cinnamon almond butter etc. available at: (www.musclefood.com, and amazon, as well as some other online stores)
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
1/4 cup of alpo coconut or almond milk
*optional* tsp of cinnamon or pumpkin spice
Blend all ingredients together until you have a dough like mixture. Either roll in to roughly 6 balls and place in a muffin tray and flatten in to cookies, or roll out the mixture and use your Christmas cookie cutters to create seasonal treats.
Place in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius.
If you want an extra treat use a dusting of cinnamon sugar or glaze with honey. You can also always add a few chopped nuts to finish!
Macros: makes 6, each has:
89cals, 6.5g fat, 3.2g carbs, 6g protein