As you may have seen on my Instagram, Herbalife recently sent me a lovely PR package for their new Tri Blend Select; their latest protein shake mix which includes protein from quinoa, flaxseed and pea. They kindly sent a few bits over to me for this launch, alongside some recipes and I thought I’d give one a go! I did have to adapt their recipe a little, as I just wanted to use up some of the ingredients that were already in my cupboard! So, the nutritional info will be a little off, however they turned out really well, and are still fairly low cal! If, like me, you have some past-their-best bananas in your cupboard and are looking for a recipe to use them in this is PERFECT!
– 1 ripe banana (mine was virtually black and it turned out really well)
– 80g porridge oats
– 1 serving of Tri Blend Select Banana
– 60ml unsweetened almond drink
– 40g dried apricots
-1/2 teaspoon of cinema
– 4 teaspoons of organic coconut sugar
(My edit:- I replaced the coconut sugar with normal sugar, my almond milk wasn’t unsweetened and I didn’t include the apricots – so this recipe is fairly adaptable as mine still turned out great!)
Essentially you need to mix all of the ingredients (minus 2 teaspoons of the sugar) into a bowl until it forms a batter. The recipe suggests doing this in a food processor but as my banana was soooo ripe, I just mushed it up with the back of my fork and this worked just fine. I included some oatmeal as I didn’t have 80g of porridge oats. I really think this is a recipe you can play around with and it will still turn out alright! If you do this in a food processor your batter will probably be a little smoother, but I quite liked the grainy oat texture to the cookies.
The recipe should make 8 cookies (I made 7 bigger ones though as I am no good at portion size and didn’t end up with enough for a last cookie). Spoon the mixture onto a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Using the back of your spoon, flatten your batter to make eight cookie’s! Use the remaining two teaspoons of sugar to sprinkle on top of your cookies and then pop in a preheated oven on 170 degrees for around 20 minutes.
And voila, cookies are done. Leave them on a wire rack to cool (or tuck into them whilst their warm and gooey!) They’re a lovely low calorie sweet treat, and great to use up ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard. The Tri Blend creates a nice strong banana flavour which works really well with the oats. If you like banana bread you’ll definitely love these! I think they’d also be great with some choc chips added in!
Hope you enjoyed this post, now time for me to snuggle up on the sofa with some of the cookies & a good rom com! Thanks for reading! x