Cashew Butter Protein Cookies December 17 2013

I have been meaning to make protein cookies for weeks and finally today I gave them a go! Protein cookies are a perfect morning/ afternoon tea snack - I enjoyed a couple of these today with a cup of coffee. This recipe is gluten free, high protein, low carb and has no refined sugar! I use IsaPro which is undentured whey protein from pasture-fed New Zealand dairy cows (not treated with hormones or routine antibiotics).

Ingredients:

2 heaped tablespoons of cashew butter (or any other nut butter you have in the fridge)

1/4 cup of vanilla whey protein powder

1/4 cup pea protein powder

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon of honey (my cookie was not too sweet so add an extra spoon if you like a sweeter cookie)

Pinch of stevia

Small handful of flaked almonds

Method:

Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius.

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or large bowl.

Roll in to 8 balls and then flatten on to a lined baking tray to make round cookie shapes.

Sprinkle with flaked almonds.

Cook for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Cool and then store in an airtight container.