I am always open to trying new things in the kitchen, so when I was recently introduced to LES MILLS Good Protein, which is a powder available in Vanilla and Chocolate, I brought out all of the baking goodies and started coming up with creative ways to use this awesome protein powder - you know, aside from the usual smoothie or shake.
I love to bake, so my first experiment was this Vanilla Protein Snack Cookies recipe, which is a really tasty alternative to protein bars.
My second experiment was a little more sweet...because even though we might not be following a specific diet plan that calls for more protein, it's a great idea to try to sneak a little extra protein into our every day eating plan.
This Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe
This Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe is actually very simple to make - it's created from a bagged Snickerdoodle cookie mix you'll find in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.
Just add a little extra something (I'll describe the process in the recipe itself) and you have the delicious cookies your family is used to eating - but with a twist!
You can add one rounded scoop of LES MILLS™ Good Protein to 300-350 ml (10-12 fl oz) of water, mix it into milk, almond milk, coconut milk, bananas, berries, fruit, nuts, seeds or vegetables in a blender to make smoothies and shakes, or use in your favorite baked goods recipes, like with this Chocolate Snickerdoodles recipe.
Now, of course you can use a regular from-scratch recipe, but let's face it, the holidays are hectic enough as is it!
I love backing from scratch, but I have nothing against using a box mix in a pinch...or just when I am feeling lazy!
Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe
Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe
- 1 bag of Betty Crocker Snickerdoodles baking mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1 stick of butter softened
- 2 teaspoosn of all purpose flour
- 1 heaping scoop of LES MILLS Good Protein powder in Chocolate
- Preheat oven to 3975 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, and scoop by rounded teaspoon-fulls onto a nonstick cookie sheet. Place about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Leave them on the cookie sheet for about a minute and then remove to cooling racks.
LES MILLS™ Good Protein comes in a 30 serve or 12 serve pouch. The 30 serve pouch is 1.05kg (2.3lb) for $69.00.
The 12 serve pouch is 420g (0.92lb) for $35. There are over 25 grams of pure protein in each serving, perfect for diets lacking in protein or for those who work out and need extra protein.
There are so many benefits to using LES MILLS Good Protein! It’s low carb, and there aren’t any added sugars or fructose – it’s just sweetened with stevia leaf extract.
There are just six simple ingredients, so whether you’re adding a scoop of LES MILLS Good Protein to your smoothie, shake or a baking recipe like I just did, you’ll know EXACTLY what’s going into it!
LES MILLS Good Protein Ingredients Include:
- Milk protein concentrate (whey and casein proteins from the milk of grass-fed cows)
- Stevia leaf extract
- Natural flavors
- Guar gum
I know, that’s only five ingredients. The sixth ingredient depends on you – either cocoa powder if you purchase the chocolate variety, or real vanilla for the vanilla flavor.
One of the things I really appreciate about LES MILLS Good Protein is that they use ethically sourced protein from grass-fed cow’s milk. There aren’t any fillers, just a complete protein with both casein and whey.
So far I like the Vanilla and Chocolate flavors equally in baking, but I'll be experimenting with a smoothie or milkshake next and I am excited to see which lends a better flavor. Check back next week to see what new recipe I share using LES MILLS Good Protein!