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!
Trans Fat: 0.5g