September 16, 2015

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies & Myprotein Review


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box of products from Myprotein in exchange for my blog review. I received compensation for writing an article for the Myprotein blog. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Posts two days in a row? Who am scheduling posts before classes started and all that. 

I was recently contacted by Myprotein to review and test out a few of their products. I also wrote a great little article for their blog about how to train for a 10K called So You've Run Your First 5K

Myprotein is an online nutrition brand in Europe that is just starting to break into the US market.  They have lots of products on their website including protein powders, protein cookies, and pre-workouts.  

After perusing the site I settled on trying out their smooth peanut butter (obvious choice), beef jerky (original), Impact Whey Protein (unflavored), and BCAA powder (tropical storm). 

The beef jerky is a really great snack to eat when I'm on the go in between classes or want something savory that has some protein in it. It seemed to be a pretty high quality jerky which was surprising. 

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The peanut butter at first seemed pretty basic-just 100% peanuts in a huge jar (that only retails for $7.50). I was shocked by how much I liked this however. It seemed to be a lot smoother and less oily or runny than other natural peanut butters.The taste was really delicious, and it also didn't get super hard when I refrigerated it.  

The Impact Whey Protein is also really reasonably priced and was surprisingly great despite the basic ingredient of 100% whey (along with soy lechtin) in the unflavored variety I received.  The protein powder mixed really well and wasn't grainy at all. I used it in smoothies, oatmeal, and mixed with yogurt. For the unflavored  protein the macros were awesome with one scoop containing only 100 calories, 0 g of carbs, 0g of sugar, and 20g of protein.  I usually am limited by protein flavors I have for things (like always having only vanilla or chocolate when I need the opposite)  so it was refreshing to actually have some unflavored protein I could add to anything. 

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I go back and forth on how I feel about BCAA. I know that they are awesome for recovery, but I'm not really a huge powdered supplement person because I usually forget to mix it up or don't like the flavor. This mix contains a 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine which according to Myprotein go straight to the muscles to replenish stores and start recovery right away. Honestly I hate fruit punch flavors, but the tropical flavor wasn't too bad. I could fairly easily gulp down two little scoops of this mixed with water. 

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I decided to make a sweet treat with my protein goodies-shocking. I whipped up a batch of protein cookies with the peanut butter and whey. While I'm against making everything a protein cookie or treat (because real cookies will always be better duh), I do eat a mixture of  healthier, more nutritious snacks in addition to actual treats. I liked having these around as something to munch on immediately after a run, after dinner, or as a snack while I decided what my actual snack would be. 


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PEANUT BUTTER Protein COOKIES

Author: breathedeeplyandsmile.com
Total time: 18-20 mins
Makes: 10 cookies

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Myprotein peanut butter)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar*
1/2 cup (~2 scoops) unflavored* <yprotein whey protein powder 
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1.4 tsp of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until combined. 
Spoon & roll out 10 balls onto a line baking sheet. Press done cookies gently with a fork. 
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow cookies to cool and firm up. Enjoy!

*For the sugar I used stevia-use whatever sugar & sweetener you prefer. 
*I used Myprotein unflavored whey but you can substitute for a vanilla or peanut butter protein powder.  
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Ready to go in the oven! 
This cookies came out a little crumblier than normal cookies so check on them around 8 minutes and be sure to let them sit and cool before eating. I few really messy, crumbly ones made the perfect topping for yogurt!  Let me know if you try these out. 


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I'm no food blogger, but c'mon these look pretty good. 
Overall I was pretty impressed with the prices, high-quality products, and selection over at Myprotein. If you do a lot of online shopping, check them out. I know for US orders shipping is only $5.95 and is free for orders over $70. 


Have you ever purchased an unflavored protein powder? What is your favorite protein packed snack? 

10 comments:

  1. Those cookies look delicious. I love peanut butter!

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    1. Thanks so much-I am a peanut butter addict!

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  2. I love making my own date balls with nut butter, or for a high protein snack I made egg muffins. I know they sound a bit bizarre, but I promise they're delicious! And easy to bring to work!

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    1. Ooh I love little energy balls too. I have made egg muffins before and really need to again since I'm shorter on time most mornings now.

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  3. yum! i love peanut butter cookies; something i inherit from my dad. i've never purchased an unflavoured protein powder, but it would make sense. i make these protein balls with vega and oats and nut butter - they are pretty delicious!

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    1. I love protein balls too! I never have the flavor protein I want for certain things so the unflavored actually makes sense lol.

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  4. I love protein snacks! I've been using my Skoop protein powder to make protein muffins and pancakes!

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    1. Awesome-I love the Skoop products as well!

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    1. They sure are-thanks for stopping by!

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