The post-workout snack answer

Chocolate Milk post-workout snack
Is chocolate milk the best post-workout snack?

After each session with my clients, I always recommend a post-workout snack with protein (to assist with muscle recovery). There has been a lot of talk lately about chocolate milk being a good choice. I personally think chocolate milk is too high in sugar, but it’s certainly better than nothing. The Toronto Star published their answer to this question, which offers a better alternative (and recipe similar to mine: See recipe)

Here’s a link to The Star piece: Read here

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Double Chocolate Protein Cookies (20g of protein per cookie!)

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies
Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

Looking to take a break from protein bars? Here’s a BodyBuilding.com recipe for gooey, soft and intensely chocolaty cookies with extra protein.

Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

2 tbsp cashew nut butter
1/4 cup whey protein powder
1/4 almond milk
1/4 cup 100% cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
10 g 85% dark chocolate
Directions
1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together with a spoon.
2. Bake as two “blobs,” or four if you want to make smaller cookies. Use a nonstick or silicone cookie tray.
3. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 C) for about 25 minutes, or until the cookies are baked on the top and bottom but not fully cooked through. You want them gooey and soft in the center so they’re chewy instead of dry.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size (1 cookie)
Recipe yields 2

Amount per serving
Calories 280
Total Fat 18 g
Total Carbs 10 g
Protein 20 g

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Have your Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookie Crumble Pot…and eat it too!

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Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Protein Cookie Crumble Pot

by Anna Sward, BodyBuilding.com

There are few things as delectable as digging in to a cookie crumble pot. As soon as you dip your spoon in, you get the crunchiness, creaminess, and warmth of chocolate paired with cool ice cream. It’s that combination of cake and gooey chocolate that tops all else.

The best part: You can indulge without throwing your diet out the window. It’s not wizardry I’m describing here. It’s protein that packs a punch!

PROTEIN COOKIES

• 1/4 cup Dymatize ISO-100 Chocolate Fudge Brownie
• 1 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp peanut butter (or three, if you’re a sucker for the butter)
• 1/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1 small egg

FIRST LAYER
• 2 pots (340 g) Greek 0% fat yogurt

TOPPING
• 2 squares melted dark chocolate
• 2 tbsp ground almonds

Directions
1. Place cookie ingredients in a food processor and blend together until they form a paste.
2. Shape mix into 6-10 small balls and flatten each one on a baking-paper-lined cookie tray.
3. Bake at 350 F (175 C) for about 7-10 minutes, or until cookies are cooked through. Do not overbake. It’s best to take them out while they’re still soft in the center, because they tend to set a bit more as they cool.
4. To assemble cookie pots, layer 1/2 cup Greek yogurt into ramekins. If you don’t mind adding a little extra fat, you can use ricotta or mascarpone, too. Crumble a cookie and sprinkle it on top. Add some melted dark chocolate and top with 1/2 tbsp ground almonds. Ta-da! It’s delicious goodness in a bowl!

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