Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Cookie Dough Protein Bites!

Here's a fun recipe that you can enjoy guilt free this holiday season! Apple Pie Cookie Dough Protein Bites! That's a mouthful, isn't it? Yes, as a matter of fact it is! You'll want a mouth full of this yummy treat! And... it's not JUST a treat! For you fitness buffs, this makes an awesome post-workout snack! Because you need an excuse to eat cookie dough, right? You're welcome ;-)

Apple Pie Cookie Dough Protein Bites
by Chelle Stafford
makes 30 bites
*see  notes at end of page.

INGREDIENTS

Cookie Dough:
4 scoops Champion Performance Pure Whey Plus, Vanilla
1 cup Almond Butter, Smooth
2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
4 Tbsp Honey

Frosting:
2 oz lowfat Cream Cheese
1/4 cup 0% plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp Apple Pie Spice

DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl, mix together the almond butter, 4 Tbsp honey*, protein powder and 2 tsp apple pie spice**.
Continue to mix until it resembles a smooth cookie dough.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll rounded spoonfulls of dough and place on cookie sheet. You should have 30.
Place in refrigerator to chill until your frosting is ready.
Blend 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 Tbsp honey*,  2 oz cream cheese and 1/4 tsp apple pie spice** until smooth (no lumps).
Remove cookie dough balls from fridge and dip each in the frosting, returning to the cookie sheet.
When all balls are frosted, return to refrigerator for 20 minutes or until frosting hardens.
Sprinkle with more apple pie spice if desired.
Store refrigerated up to a week.

NUTRITION
per frosted bite: 85 calories, 6 grams protein, 6 grams carbs, 5 grams fat, 24 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, 4 grams sugars (natural).

A few notes on this recipe... the honey is optional. If you don't want "sweet" then reduce or eliminate it. If you prefer a different sweetener, go for it. Secondly, Apple Pie Spice is readily available - if not at your grocer, then certainly online (HERE). The spice I used is from Penzey's. Additionally, at the end of the page, I share with you how to make your own spice to have on hand. And third... your canine buddy will love this treat! Seriously! My Sadie gobbled up several and begged for more! It is dog-friendly but is a treat.








Sorry, pup! The rest are for the humans!


Make your own Apple Pie Spice
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
Mix together and store in airtight container with other spices.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Chelle LLOOVVEE yalls new dog!!!! Remember when you were drops Capella drops? What were some of your favorites> Thinking of placing an 1st time order and only want to pay once. And have you come up with anymore recipes for the flavorings of Capella?????
    Thanks your Devoted stalker lol Julie Houston

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    1. LOL!!! Hi Julie!! :-)
      I used the capella drops during competition prep. I haven't used them since then since I can now use real foods for flavor (like apples or blueberries). Lol ;-) I did really, really enjoy them during prep! I'm sure when I begin prepping again (knock on wood , next year!) I'll be developing more recipes with them. ;-) My favorites were the apple pie, boston cream pie, caramel, and chocolate fudge brownie. YUMMY!!!

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  2. Thanks for getting back with me so soon.

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