I'm Alison, a yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger living in San Francisco. I grew up in Southern California (Long Beach, to be exact), went to college on the Central Coast, and now live up north in the Bay Area with my husband Chris and our fur baby, Zeus. I love sharing my adventures in fitness, food, travel -- I hope they inspire you to live your happiest and healthiest life!

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Pass the (Protein!?) Cookies

In an effort to satisfy my sweet tooth in the healthiest possible way, I decided to whip up a good ol' batch of protein cookies for me and my boyfriend. They may not be the same as warm, melty Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies, but I do enjoy the lack of guilt I feel after throwing back a half dozen ...and I always manage to toss some dark chocolate chips in the mix anyways ;)


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I like chocolate best!)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or other milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup your choice of toppings: nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), seeds (sunflower, flax, chia), berries (dried cranberry, dried blueberry), semisweet chocolate chips, coconut chips


1. Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add applesauce, oats, protein powder,  almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cranberries/chocolate/toppings to mashed bananas.

3. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spoon rounded balls of "dough" onto baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes.

4. Let cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Be sure to share your protein cookie creations with me on Instagram and tag @missjonesie!

Bon appetit!

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