Hi  :)

I'm Alison, a yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger in my mid-twenties. I grew up in Southern California, went to college on the Central Coast, and now live up north in the Bay Area. Thanks for sharing my adventures in fitness, food, travel -- I hope they inspire you to live your happiest and healthiest life!

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 ;)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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!

Stars, Stripes, and Tans

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