Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Champion Nutrition USA Recipe of the Week - Chocolate Chip Post-Workout Bombs

You've just busted your a$$ in the gym. You worked hard, sweat buckets, and now it's time to refuel & repair. What do you need? Protein, of course, sugar/carbs to replenish those depleted glycogen stores, salt to restore your electrolytes... hmmmm... Got it... Let's BOMB your workout!

Chelle's Chocolate Chip Post-Workout Bomb Chelle's Chocolate Chip Post Workout Cookie

Recipe by Chelle Stafford
Makes 8 bombs

  • 1 cup Cereal - I used Kashi Honey Sunshine Squares
  • 2-3 scoops vanilla protein powder (my scoop = 1/3 cup). I used 3.
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp sea-salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used 365 brand organic semi-sweet)
  • 1 egg (whole, raw
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (if needed)
  • **Optional: 1-2 Tbsp sweetener (honey, sucanat, agave, stevia, etc)
Preheat oven to 350°
Crush up the cereal into a chunky flour. I used a mini-food processor.
Mix ingredients together until well blended. It should look like cookie dough.
Drop spoon-fulls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 13 minutes, then allow to cool slightly before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

These bombs are like a cross between a cookie & a biscuit.

OPTIONS:  Swap unsweetened applesauce for banana. Use a different cereal. Omit baking powder (so they don't poof up). Reduce sea-salt.  Remember, though... any change in the ingredients will change the nutritional profile.
Chelle's recipe - crush the cereal Chelle's recipe - mix the ingredients Chelle's recipe - mix into a cookie dough Chelle's recipe - drop onto cookie sheet and bake Chelle's recipe - the baked Chocolate Chip Bomb Chelle's post workout cookie recipe - YUM!
Shiloh eating a cookie
My pickiest taster in the house.  

 Nutritional Information per cookie/bomb (recipe makes 8).
114 calories, 3 g fat, 12 g carbs, 9 g protein, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar.

Nutrition info for Chelle's Chocolate Chip Post-Workout Bomb Cookies



    Thank you for a great recipe that I get to try out tonight and I will post about it sometime this weekend!

  2. Can't wait to hear how they turn out! :-)