After coming home from a sweaty gym sesh or SoulCycle class, you know you probably should mix up a smoothie or refuel with a healthy, protein-packed meal. Let’s be honest, though. Your blood sugar is feeling low and all you really want is a cookie (or five) — stat.
Well, get ready to indulge in some chocolaty or peanut buttery goodness without feeling bad about it! Instead of another lumpy shake, replenish your energy after exercising with a protein-packed cookie, made from ingredients like protein powder, oatmeal, and almond butter.
It’s recommended to eat protein and carbohydrates soon after a workout. These delicious cookies will hold you over until a full meal while providing some of the protein your body needs. So, pass the mixing bowl and let’s get baking!
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
It doesn’t get much better than peanut butter or chocolate — unless you combine them into one delicious cookie. These are made with chocolate protein powder and cocoa powder for an extra rich flavor. Get the recipe.
Coconut Oatmeal Protein Cookies
Oatmeal is secretly full of protein, so it’ll be well worth it to add some to your baking ingredient arsenal. Plus, the coconut in these will transport you to the tropics. Did we mention there’s only eight ingredients? You’ll be doing less cooking and more eating. Get the recipe.
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies
Chocolate Avocado Cookies
If protein powder isn’t your favorite, you can still get its benefits from this power-packed cookie. Avocados contain 2 grams of protein each. But you’d never know from the taste that an avo was hiding in this chewy choco-licious cookie. Get the recipe.
Double Almond Paleo Protein Cookies
Thanks to the addition of almond butter, these deceptively small cookies contain a whopping 7 grams of protein each. They’re even paleo-friendly and made from healthy ingredients like ghee, coconut sugar, and almond flour. Get the recipe.