Super Berry Protein Cookies

Super Berry Protein Cookies

By Alessandra Felice

These berry scented beauties are an energy and protein bar combined in a cookie form. Perfect to have after your workout or as a pick-up snack during the day. They’re a good mix of plant based protein, healthy fats, minerals like calcium and magnesium, vitamin C from berries and baobab and simple carbs from the dried fruit. You can indulge your sweet craving while feeding both mind and body.

Makes 8-10 small cookies

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup almonds (can use almond or oat flour but will need to add more tahini or dried apricots as the dough will be drier)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 sachet of Mixed Berry Multitasker
  • 1/4 cup of acai/blueberry/blackberry powder or a mixed of all
  • 1 tablespoon of baobab powder
  • 1/2 cup tahini (almond or peanut butter would be nice as well, just make sure they’re runny)
  • 1 cup  dried apricots (can use dates or dried figs as well)
  • optional: a handful of dried raspberries or goji

Method:

Place the coconut, almonds, salt, salt, protein and berry powders, baobab in a food processor and blend until fine.

Next, add the tahini, apricots and if using, raspberries or goji.

Process until the dough sticks together.  *Note: if your apricots or dates are not soft and gooey, soak in warm water for a couple of minutes. Then drain and squeeze to remove excess water before adding to the dry ingredients.

Place the dough between two pieces of baking paper and roll out with a rolling pin or simply flatten out with your hands.

Using a cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.

Either enjoy straight away or place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes for them to harden a bit more. (You could also bake them at a very low temperature like 100/110 degrees for about 10/15 minutes to have more of a baked cookie texture.)

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer.