Good morning/ evening/ afternoon, to which ever applies to you. I’m coming to you with a recipe for all the active people out there. New fun fact about me I am a very active gym goer, on average I go 4 times a week. So once I became comfortable going to the gym and starting lifting the heavy weights I researched into pre and post supplements. If you know anything about pre and post workout supplements you know not all of them are healthy and some are far too expensive!
Pre workout supplements can affect some or all of the following things: strength, energy, stamina, and muscle building potential. Therefore if you take them both before and after your workout you optimize your muscle building potential.
Since I have committed to a ongoing journey of becoming more natural / healthier in what I’m consuming I have come up with a recipe for pre work out chocolate oat cookies! High in protein, guilty free and a very good cheap alternative to a pre work out energy boost. The inspiration of this recipe come from River cottage YouTube channel.
Post meals I take the MYPROTEIN –Vegan blend protein powder.
Chocolate protein oat cookies
Makes: 8 Severing – Consisting of 2 oat cookies
- Porridge Oats, 200g
- Rapeseed Oil, 75ml
- Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, 50g
- MYPROTEIN –Vegan blend, 50g
- Granulated Sugar, 1 tsp(remove)
- Water, tap, 20ml
- Blend all dries together (Porridge oats, cocoa powder, protein powder, granulated sugar) until well mixed. Mix should take the colour of the cocoa powder.
- Mix the oil and water together in a jug
- Gradually add the wets (mix in jug) to the dry mixture until combined.
- Cover and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
- Pre heat the oven 180 degrees / Gas mark 4
- Once rested, Dust the surface of your counter with oats to prevent the mixture from sticking. Then using a rolling pin, flatten the mixture as thin as possible.
- Using a biscuit cutter or simply the rim of a mug, cut out desired shapes.
- Repeat step 5 and 6 until all the mixture has been used.
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 20 minutes.
- Leave to cool before eating.
- High in protein: 12.3g per serving
- Low in Fat, particularly saturated fats as this type of fat is one of the main causes of weight increase.
- Low in salt and sugar, which are other main contributors to weight gain and high blood pressure
I have to highlight that these are not just good for pre workout snack. These are also great for snacking in-between meals and all guilty free, how can you say no?