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Chris Shugart
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Join date: Oct 2002
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Dr. Lonnie Lowery and I co-wrote an article a while back about protein. In it, he discussed experiments on high protein intake conducted on college students i.e. the human lab rabbits of modern science.

Problem was, it was difficult to get 20-year olds to comply with the dietary guidelines. Dr. Lowery and Dr. Peter Lemon decided that it was easier to get them to eat high-protein cookies than drink protein shakes.

Here's my version of their lab rabbit cookies. Very easy to make, no baking, and delicious. Great for packing on trips or taking to work or school.

Chris's "Gourmet" Lab Rabbit Cookies

Ingredients

1.5 Cups Oatmeal [toasted or raw]
3/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter or Almond, Walnut etc. (Do not get the "no stir" variety; oil should separate.)
2-3 Scoops Low-Carb Metabolic Drive, chocolate
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Just enough water to allow easy mixing

Directions

Toss the oatmeal into a bowl. Toss the protein powder and coconut on top of it. Add peanut butter and just a little warm water and mash it all together with your grubby paws. Form into cookies (or even just balls) then roll them in a plate of extra coconut flakes if you'd like.

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corstijeir
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I've been making these for a while, I remember at some point there was something similar like bon-bons or something. May of been the article with Lowery.

These are indeed awesome.

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Chris Shugart
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I made a batch for snack time this week and used half oats and half quinoa flakes. Worked well!

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SWHaUnTsMe
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No coconut flakes and I used cashew butter. Amazing. I could take these to work, people would eat them up and then I'd have to break the news to them that they were 'healthy'. They would probably all hate me.

But, I'm greedy. This stuff is all for me. Thanks for the recipe!

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rhod
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By accident put way too much water in the mix, made it very goop-y... so decided to throw them in the oven for 10 minutes. Best cookies ever! No joke, try it. I've added about a cup of water give or take. Also I used almond meal instead of oatmeal.

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Chris Shugart
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rhod wrote:
By accident put way too much water in the mix, made it very goop-y... so decided to throw them in the oven for 10 minutes. Best cookies ever! No joke, try it. I've added about a cup of water give or take. Also I used almond meal instead of oatmeal.



Sometimes the best recipes happen when you screw up another recipe!

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nmonaco
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Can these be used as a meal replacement? How many cookies = a meal?
I end up eating 3 or 4 as a dessert these days - totally fulfills sweet tooth.
Are these really guilt free?

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Chris Shugart
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nmonaco wrote:
Can these be used as a meal replacement? How many cookies = a meal?
I end up eating 3 or 4 as a dessert these days - totally fulfills sweet tooth.
Are these really guilt free?


You'll have to do the math on them and see if they fit your goal calories and macros. They are not low calorie, but they contain no junk either.

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jewishthunder
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These are some of my favorite mid day snacks. Have you thought about adding in any other sort of goodies to them?

Raisins, or something just to moisten them up a bit?

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Chris Shugart
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I'm not a fan of raisins myself, but a few won't hurt. Dried fruits are good if you can get them sugar-free. Pre-cooked quinoa could work in the place of oatmeal as well.

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jewishthunder
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Chris Shugart wrote:
I'm not a fan of raisins myself, but a few won't hurt. Dried fruits are good if you can get them sugar-free. Pre-cooked quinoa could work in the place of oatmeal as well.


I've been using Quinoa Flakes and it works beautifully. Nice Indigo proper treat for sure!

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