Double Choc Hemp Cookies

Double Choc Hemp Cookies photo

Serves: makes 16-20 cookies 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 7-10 minutes 

http://lazygirlfitness.com.au

Jess Robinson @lazygirlfit

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup Isowhey Wholefoods Hemp Protein Powder 
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs (or dark chocolate pieces)
  • 1/4 cup Rice Malt Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 heaped tsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

 

 

Method

1. Preheat oven to 160ºC

2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl

3. Whisk eggs and combine with coconut oil and vanilla extract

4. Combine wet and dry ingredients

5. Refrigerate mixture for 20-30 minutes

6. Place a sheet of baking paper on baking tray

7. Roll mixture into balls and place on tray, gently pressing with for to partially flatten

8. Bake for 7-10 minutes, but be sure to keep an eye on them!

Enjoy!


 

JESS ROBINSON, LAZY GIRL FITNESS 

PRIORITISE SLEEP

Contrary to what you think you know from your university days, sleep is actually essential for good health - it’s when all the good stuff happens, like cell and muscle repair. Not getting enough sleep can negatively impact your immune system, plus you’re more likely to make poor nutrition choices when you’re tired. Aim for 7-8 hours sleep per night.

ENTER AN EVENT

Pick something that makes you feel slightly uncomfortable – it could be anything from a 5km walk to a triathlon – and sign up for it. Don’t think about it – just do it! Having something to train for is the perfect motivation for those days you just don’t feel like getting out of bed.

JOIN A BOOTCAMP OR FIND A TRAINING BUDDY

Making a commitment to someone other than yourself is an awesome way to help you stick to your goals. Training with others is more motivating – not to mention more interesting – and it’s a great alternative to catching up over a few drinks.

START YOUR DAY WITH LEMON WATER

Start each day with a big squeeze of lemon juice in a tall glass of room temperature water to get your metabolism firing. Lemon water is rich in vitamin C (to help boost your immune system) and potassium (for brain and nerve function)  plus it’s one of the most alkalising foods for your body, helping to keep your pH levels balanced.

BALANCE IS KEY

Trying to be too rigid with your diet and fitness routine is a recipe for disaster. Try to stick with the 80/20 rule - be consistent, but remember that a little treat now and then is actually much healthier than putting a total ban on yourself and then bingeing in a one epic guilt-fuelled session.

 
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