Good Morning and Happy Friday!
I don’t know about you guys, but with my sweet tooth and all, I usually like a “dessert” or some sort of “midnight snack” after dinner. I try to get some protein in my belly before I go to bed so I don’t wake up at 3 am eating my arm! Plus I don’t want to wake up starving and end up eating in the car on the way to work (which usually happens 50% of the time anyway).
“It is crucial to eat a protein meal immediately before going to bed in order to feed your muscles the nutrients they need to recover and grow while you sleep. Go with 20-40 grams of slow-digesting protein, such as a casein shake or cottage cheese. If you’re trying to pack on mass and don’t store fat easily, take your protein with about 20-40 g of slow-digesting carbs, such as oatmeal, sweet potatoes or whole-wheat bread.”
Usually I’ll make a protein mug muffin and top it with 1 tbsp of peanut or almond butter (or PB2) as my dessert before bed, but a couple of nights ago I was craving something a little bit sweeter! I figured I could use almost the same ingredients as my mug muffin but make a cookie, so that’s what I did, and boy was I happy with my treat. It turned out FANTASTIC!
Here is the recipe:
Oatmeal PB Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie (For one!) No sharing around here, Make your own if you want one 🙂
- 2 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 stevia packet
- pinch baking powder
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips (any kind you want)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
First, mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add in the milk until a cookie dough consistency forms. Stir in peanut butter and chocolate chips. Spray a separate bowl with non stick cooking spray and form dough into a flat cookie shape in the bottom of it.
Microwave for 1 minute.
Let cool, and enjoy! You may omit the brown sugar and it would probably be just as good, which I may try next time.
What is your favorite “Midnight Snack”?