One word: Yum. Health and fitness guru Shaun T, famed for his intense exercise programs such as "Shaun T's Rockin' Body - Burn up to 1,500 Calories a Day" and "INSANITY Fast & Furious: 20 Minute Maximum Fitness Results Workout DVD," recently visited Dr. Mehmet Oz on his healthy living talk show. And Shaun did more than demonstrate his fitness expertise: He proved that he also deserves the title of Holistic Chef! As you'll discover if you make the holistic recipe for cookies, by using the natural sweetener stevia, natural peanut butter, flaxseed and old-fashioned oats, you can create a guilt-free treat that's good for you. In addition, the ricotta cheese increases the protein and calcium in this recipe, which both have been shown to enhance your health and facilitate natural weight loss. Bonus: Flaxseed enhances your health by providing your body with healthy fats and fiber.
Ingredients for Shaun T's Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Ricotta Cheese Cookies
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
- 2 packets (or to taste) Stevia
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp flaxseed
- 1 egg white
- Dash of cinnamon
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Line pan with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients with fork, pressing to mash ricotta cheese. Spoon 5 cookies onto pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops of cookies start to brown. Makes 5 cookies (1 serving) at 50 calories.