Shakeology is a tasty way to get a lot of nutritional benefits without having to eat 3,000 vegetables. Although I liked it and felt it calmed my chocolate cravings a little bit, I didn’t feel overwhelmingly full of health and well-being like everyone else had claimed. Maybe it’s just me? And at the high price tag, I can’t really justify buying it once a month at this time in my life. If Shakeology helped you in some profound way with your health or weight loss, that’s excellent. I kind of envy you.
The insert that came with my bag of chocolate Shakeology said to drink it every day. It’s hard enough that I have to remember to put on makeup every day–remembering to make a shake every morning (the preferred time for Shakeology) wasn’t always in the cards for me. I did make an attempt to mix up a scoop of Shakeology with some other ingredients to make a palatable shake for breakfast.
On the other side of the insert was a calendar of different recipes to mix with chocolate Shakeology. Since I am not a fan of banana (like, at all), that pretty much narrowed down my options to about 7 recipes to mix chocolate Shakeology with rather than 30. It’s a tough time being in the banana haters club. All those healthy “ice creams” with frozen bananas as the base sound so gross to me. So is life.
I wanted to try something a little different, and so to slightly copy my peanut butter energy bites, I turned my favorite Shakeology shake into a no bake cookie. I scoured Pinterest and came upon a pin that led me to Maegan Blinka’s blog where I found the perfect Shakeology shake (for me, at least.) It was chocolaty enough to keep me from wanting to shove chocolate chips down my face on the daily. #chocolateproblems. I also loved that it used Chocolate PB2, which I am already madly in love with/have in a ridiculous quantity. This shake isn’t too far off from my chocolate peanut butter protein shake. I played around with some similar ingredients to make this shake more like a thick cookie that I could have as a snack instead of the usual Shakeology shake in the morning. Here’s how it went down:
1/2 cup chocolate Shake-o. I know I’m a big fan of vanilla protein powder because you can mask it with so many different flavors, but this is a pretty solid chocolate choice.
1/2 cup old fashioned oats. I have these in the Costco sized box because I eat some form of oats basically once a day. It’s a blessing and a curse.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, for that ‘oatmeal cookie’ flavor.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. This bottle is covered in vanilla because I use it a lot and I’m a mess in the kitchen most days.
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter. I’m sure you can substitute your favorite peanut butter/nut butter/some kind of thickening agent. Classic creamy peanut butter was my only option at the time, so I made it work. The peanut butter and our next ingredient will help bind the Shakeology cookies together.
1/4 cup honey! Again, this measuring cup is covered in residual peanut butter because I hate dishes/love making messes. It’s a shame, really. Not pictured is the addition of 2 tablespoons of water. This helps loosen up the mixture of the cookie “dough”.
A few swift mixes and zippity doo-dah, no bake chocolate Shakeology peanut butter cookies. I’m not claiming it’s the healthiest of chocolate snacks, but it sure beats eating raw cookie dough with a spoon watching Netflix. Not that I would know.
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate Shakeology
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons water
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Mix until a dark brown 'dough' forms.
Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out equal portions of Shakeology cookie 'dough'.
Roll scooped dough into balls and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Using a flat surface (such as the bottom of a glass) press each cookie dough ball into cookie shaped disks.
Have you tried Shakeology? What’s your favorite shake/way to eat it? If you made these, let me know how they came out! Tag me @citrusblossombliss on Instagram or @citrusbb_blog on Twitter, I’d love to see!
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