A note from Chef Ivan:
Cozy weather is a call for cocoa and cookies! For me, that means hot chocolate and cookies. This 15-minute recipe will meet your cravings where your mouth is. Full of good fats, unrefined sugars, and protein, these are chock full of seasonal feel-good. Let’s do a quick ingredient breakdown.
Where’s the protein?
Your average cookie doesn’t have protein in it, so we made sure to include it in this recipe (we used Iron Vegan’s Athlete’s Blend, which contains 30g of vegan, plant-based protein per scoop). When the body digests protein, it breaks it down to amino acids, which helps create hormones, neurotransmitters, energy and so much more!
Where’s the healthy fat?
These cookies are also fueled by coconut oil. Coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides, which provide a rapid source of energy to the body. Coconut oil is also a source of antioxidants, which can prevent cellular damage.
Where’s the sweetness?
We are saying “no” to refined sugars by opting for coconut sugar. Coconut sugar comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree. We love this alternative sweetener because it has micronutrients like iron, zinc, calcium & potassium. It also has inulin, a soluble fibre which lowers blood sugar spikes and keeps levels balanced.