Chocolate chip cookies and protein powder

The joys of smelling delicious chocolate chip cookies in your kitchen! Is there any better, comforting feeling?
Chocolate chip cookies on a detox? YES! I was craving a sweet treat and I came up with a healthy spin and toxin free alternative!

Arbonne Chocolate Chip Cookies (w/protein powder. Vegan & Gluten Free!)

2 cups brown rice flour
1 scoop Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder
1 scoop Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder
1 scoop Arbonne Fiber Booster
1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I use the “Enjoy Life” dairy, nut and soy free)
1/4 cup chopped pecans 

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix w/a fork to combine together.
Stir together the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. (Don’t over mix).
Add wet ingredients into dry and mix together.
Add chocolate chips and pecans
Form small balls (I use a small cookie scoop) and press onto parchment paper (or foil) lined making sheet or a silicone baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.  Cool and serve!




I was so excited to see these come out of the oven! They were a bit crumbly when i tried to dive in, just out of the oven, so i let them cool and them froze them on a (different) baking sheet. Then I put them all into one container and left them in the freezer for two reasons. 1. so they are easily accessible and hardened 2. so i wouldn't eat the entire 2 dozen in one sitting. They are THAT good.

So, moving on to other things in my life, (just so hard to get passed the cookies!). I also discovered this amazing treat from Trader Joes. I made a chicken salad for lunch and wanted to add a crunch. I found this multi-grain crisp bread that did the trick! So delicious and completely clean! Pick up some next time you are in TJ's. You could put a bit of almond butter on for a great afternoon snack.


By the way, the above recipe has "arbonne protein powder" as one of the key ingredients. I have tried pretty much every protein powder on the market, and have found that this is the one for me! It is delicious, nutritious, vegan, clean and can be put into almost any smoothie or baked good. I use it all the time!   If you have been in the market for a new protein powder but don't know where to start, please take a look at the chart below. If you are interested in trying it, please visit my website eleanor.duelley.arbonne.com or email me at duelleywife@yahoo.com.