Spiced Chai Tea Protein Cookies








Ingredients

½ cup liquid coconut oil
¼ cup honey
1 egg, at room temperature
1 1/3 cup oat flour
1 scoop ARO vanilla whey protein powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a sheet pan and set aside.

2.  Combine the first three ingredients in a small saucepan on the stovetop over low heat. Let mixture heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add egg to a mixing bowl. While whisking, slowly pour the coconut oil mix in the mixing bowl with the egg. Whisk until completely smooth.

4. Add in the remainder of ingredients and stir until well combined.

5. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop cookie dough on the baking sheet until 15 cookies are formed.

6. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Makes 15 cookies
1 serving is 1 cookie

Macros for 1 serving
138 calories, 4g protein, 11.8g carbs, 8.8g fat, 4.7g sugar, 1.1g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* You may substitute honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
* You  may substitute oat flour with whole wheat flour.

Strawberry Limeade Protein Bars










Ingredients

Crust
½ cup oat flour
¼ cup almond meal flour
¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Filling
½ cup lime juice
¼ cup xylitol
2 eggs
1 egg white
½ cup sliced strawberries


Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8” baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.

2. Combine all crust ingredients, except the coconut oil, in a mixing bowl.

3. Pour the coconut oil in with the crust ingredients and stir until well combined. It should become crumbly. Spoon the crust mixture into baking dish. Using your fingers press the mixture down until it completely covers the bottom of the dish.

4. Bake crust in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while you make the bar filling.

5. Add the filling ingredients, except strawberries, in a blender or food processor. Blend mixture until smooth. Pour filling mixture on top of cooled crust.

6. Evenly place sliced strawberries on top of filling.

7. Return dish to the oven and bake for an additional 18-24 minutes. Let cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Slice into 16 squares. Enjoy!

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is 1 square bar


Macros for 1 serving
107 calories, 6.9g protein, 8.6g carbs, 5.9g fat, 1g sugar, 1.3g fiber

Mini Coconut Lime Protein Pies









Ingredients

¾ cup canned coconut milk
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup cashew butter
Zest of 2 limes (about 1½ tablespoons)
Juice of 5 large limes (about ½ cup)


Method

1. Add first 5 ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend mixture together until smooth.

* Scoop out and use only the solid portion of the coconut milk.

2.  Add protein powder to the mixture and blend again until well combined.

3. Evenly distribute pie mixture into 24 mini silicone muffin liners.

4. Place liners on a flat, freezer-friendly dish and freeze for at least 2 hours.

5. When ready to enjoy, remove pies from freezer and let thaw for 5-10 minutes.

Makes 24 servings
1 serving is 1 mini pie

Macros for 1 serving
70 calories, 3.5g protein, 2.3g carbs, 5.6g fat, 0.5g fiber sugar, 0g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
* For added sweetness, add 2 tablespoons of honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup.

* You can use almond butter or melted coconut butter in place of cashew butter.


No Bake Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cups








Ingredients

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons honey
¾ cup canned coconut milk (*use the solid portion only)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar free chocolate chips

Method

1. Whisk together the first 4 ingredients until mixture is smooth. If mixture clumps up or remains grainy, warm it in the microwave in 10-second increments until it melts smoothly when stirred.

2. Whisk in protein powder until mixture is well combined.

3. Evenly distribute mixture among 8 silicone cupcake liners, filling each about halfway. You may also use a cupcake pan, but make sure to grease each mold well.

4. Evenly sprinkle chocolate chips on top of each cup.

5. Place cups in the freezer for at least one hour. Remove from freezer and liner, let sit for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

Makes 8 servings
1 serving is 1 cup with chocolate chips

Macros for 1 serving
176 calories, 10g protein, 8.9g carbs, 11g fat, 5.4g sugar, 1.4g fiber