Protein-Packed Hemp & Cashew Cookies

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

These protein-rich hemp and cashew cookies are made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about eating, and they’re tasty too. The almond butter along with the hemp and cashews add protein to these nutrient-dense cookies along with healthy fat and minerals.

These cookies make for a great post-workout recovery snack because they contain the two components that are essential recovery – carbohydrates and protein. Though protein alone is often touted as the best post-exercise recovery food, carbohydrates are actually just as important. When paired together, carbohydrates and protein help to promote nutrient absorption into muscle, which can help you recover more quickly.

To mix it up add flax or chia, swap hemp for pea protein, or you can even mash a banana and add to the dough before cooking!

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  • 2 cups (450 g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein
  • 2 tbsp cashews, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F/163 C.
  2. Add dry ingredients (rolled oats, cranberries, hemp protein, cashews, cinnamon) to mixing bowl and stir together.
  3. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, add almond butter and maple syrup for 30 seconds to one minute or until blended and the mixture is thinner.
  4. Pour warm mixture over dry ingredients and mix together until smooth.
  5. Form batter into 12-14 cookies and place onto a non-greased baking sheet.
  6. Place cookie sheet into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove and cool then serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12-14

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories140
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat0.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium20mg
  • Carbohydrates16g
  • Fiber3g
  • Sugars5g
  • Protein 4g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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