Good morning everyone! Happy Tuesday.
Over the weekend Lori and I were going over new recipes that we wanted to make. We created our list and began brainstorming ideas. First, we knew we wanted to make another version of our popular chocolate protein thin mints. Again, we are both thrilled to hear more and more people loving that recipe! It is definitely a go-to recipe for us when we are craving something at night.
Today I have the honor in sharing our latest recipe development. We wanted a “vanilla” version of our protein thin mints, and this is what we came up with.
This recipe is made from one of our favorite protein powders…Sunwarrior Brown rice protein powder.
We used the natural flavor in this one but you could easily use the vanilla flavored one. You could also just use any vanilla flavored protein powder of your liking in this recipe. Lori and I also used a little bit of hemp protein and lucuma for more flavor and ‘body’ for this recipe. As we were not sure how just using brown rice protein powder would turn out (mmm maybe we should still try that out to see).
If you do not have lucuma you could use cocoa to make it chocolate flavor or more hemp protein even. Or maybe even a combo of different things like maca, mesquite, carob, cocoa, and lucuma. We tend to always have lucuma on the shelf as that is one of our favorite things to add to recipes. We seriously love the flavor.
Now when coming up for a name for these cookies we obviously could not call them thin mints, as there is no mint in them. We had to think about a good name. I wanted to call them cookies, but Lori did not. She kept saying rounds. They are rounds not cookies. So I lost the battle in naming this recipe.
pure2raw recipe: brown rice protein rounds
inspired by our chocolate protein thin mints recipe
makes about 8 rounds – depends on how big or small you scoop them
time to make: about 5 minutes to make and then about 20-30 minuets to set in fridge
- 1/4 cup hemp protein powder
- 1/2 cup brown rice protein powder
- 1/4 cup lucuma
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoons stevia, liquid
- 8 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together. Slowly add in your coconut oil.
Once batter comes together, note it will be thick. If you want it to be less thick then add in one more 1 tablespoon of oil for a thinner protein round.
Scoop your protein rounds onto a plate or tray. Then set in fridge to set. You want the cookies to be hard to the touch. Keep refrigerator or store in freezer.
**What if you do not want to use stevia, then we suggest using a liquid sweetener and reducing the amount of oil you use. Start slow and slowly add in more if needed.
Check out the nutritional stats for these brown rice protein rounds.
Pretty good in our opinion.
We happily enjoyed these rounds this morning before our workout. YUM!
They are soft when chewing with a protein powder like taste and texture. If you love your protein powders as much as we do, then this recipe is for you. We just love creating fun and cute recipes like this one. Lori and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Twins Question: Asked on facebook this morning, where do you buy your purses? Lori and I are in need of a new one. Any great deals out there? What stores is your favorite for purse shopping? Any online shoppers?