say YES to these cookies!

so these cookies are an adapted recipe from a nursing buddy of mine, who saw them on Dr. Oz – if i remember correctly. the most fantastic part is… there is literally, nothing awful for you in these cookies. nothing. the worst thing is a 1/3 cup of brown sugar… which is hardly contraband, considering it’s white, refined, processed partner in crime. i have added 3/4 cup of Dark chocolate chips (i used Hershey- i think their flavor is far superior to Nestle even on the semi-sweet option) – Dark chocolate is said not only to have antioxidant properties, but can help to lower both blood pressure and insulin resistance.  it’s also been known to decrease our cravings for unhealthy foods, thus aiding in weight loss when added to a healthy diet.  this recipe came together in minutes, and is not fussy at all. it bakes up in ten minutes per batch- and within thirty minutes, you have a batch of healthy cookies to be enjoyed for several days.

You will need:

2/3 cup of natural peanut butter

2 eggs

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup apple sauce

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp of baking soda

2 cups oats

3/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

1/4 tsp salt

4 scoops chocolate or vanilla soy protein powder

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together PB, eggs, brown sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Once combined well, add all remaining ingredients. stir in chocolate chips last. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lined cookie sheet. Bake ten minutes. Remove to platter or wax paper to cool completely. Enjoy!!

perfect with your morning coffee…