Chocolate Sunflower High Protein Cookies

Chocolate Sunflower High Protein Cookies

It's been a while since we've had a proper cookie recipe and with the new sunflower seed protein powders now in store it seemed a good time to get experimenting with a chocolate version! The 55% is an excellent high protein flour replacement with it's neutral taste and powder consistency. These cookies have a great crunch factor... this is down to using the coconut sugar over syrup. I always find that cookies with a 'wet' sweetener are always softer than the 'dry' sugar versions, still lovely- but something to be aware of if a crisp cookie is more your thing!

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Hot Chocolate 'Power Pudding'

Hot Chocolate 'Power Pudding'

Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient and it's packed with protein and goodness.  I always keep portions of pre-cooked quinoa in the freezer so I can whip up delicious bowls like this in less than 5 minutes. You can serve this hot or cold, try it chilled and layered up with banana and a dairy free yoghurt, delicious!

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Hemp and Quinoa Creamy Shake

Hemp and Quinoa Creamy Shake

Since quinoa helps create the creaminess and boosts the protein, it was the obvious choice for an experiment. I added some chia seeds on top for a finishing touch. You could also try adding a little maca powder, cinnamon or cocoa powder...or all three!  The perfect post workout boost, or simply a meal on the go.

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Chocolate Hemp Milk

Chocolate Hemp Milk

This protein packed dairy free chocolate hemp milk is the perfect way to get an abundance of magnesium and goodness into your body. The natural protein in the hemp powder blended with the magnesium and antioxidants found in the cocoa makes this some nutrient dense sweet milk!

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Nutty Choc Truffle Balls

Nutty Choc Truffle Balls

These truffle balls are dense but 'cakey' due to the ground almonds creating a lovely texture. Any nuts or nut butter could be used to change up the flavours and you could also add other flavour extracts to suit, but here the mild almonds allow the chocolate and dates to shine.

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