I am a big fan of futurelife smartfood. It is nutritious and so versatile… it can be enjoyed as a meal, snack or shake.
I came across futurelife smartfood one day when I had visited the dentist. I had a terrible toothache and ended up losing a tooth *sob sob* :'(.
After the extraction (ohh the pain 😥 ), I was hungry and needed to eat. I couldn’t chew on whole food, and so I decided to have a bowl of futurelife smartfood. To my surprise… it was so tasty and fulfilling too!
I’ve been enjoying futurelife smartfood (particularly the high protein) ever since.
And now… I may enjoy my futurelife smart food as a treat too! 😀
…with Futurelife COOKIES! Yay!!
They’re so simple to make and taste great!
Bake time: 10 – 12 minutes
Preheat oven: 170°
(when using gluten-free flours it is best bake using a low temperature)
Line a baking tray with baking paper and make sure that it is greased
- ¼ cup Futurelife high protein smartfood original flavour
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp organic peanut butter
- ¼ banana
- 2 tsp honey or other sweetener
*(it doesn’t even need a sweetener, the banana adds sweetness to the cookies)
- Handful of dark chocolate chips
- Add all of the ingredients from 1 – 8 to a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Taste the dough; I’ve noticed that when I use a ripened banana, the cookie dough is sweeter. Elseways, add sweetener to your liking.
- Lastly, fold the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
The cookie dough is so yummy.. I actually considered eating raw cookie dough 😛
Drop cookie dough chunks onto a lined baking sheet and flatten to size.
I’ve made these a few times; bigger cookies come out soft and chewy and smaller ones were a little more crunchy… hmm go figure 😉
Bake for 10-12 minutes; (after 10 minutes check the cookies to see if they’re golden/brown)
They taste just as good straight out of the oven.
They’re a bit soft when taken out of the oven. Leave to cool on a rack for a little while.
These cookies are totally addictive, my family is enjoying them too.
This best part is that they’re “clean” and much healthier than ordinary sugar-laden cookies!
They are gluten-free too, so anybody can have a bite of these amazing cookies!
Enjoy Guilt-Free Cookies 🙂
Here is some information about Futurelife Smart-food and why i recommend it:
“FUTURELIFE® HIGH PROTEIN Smart food is South Africa’s first and only scientifically formulated NON-GMO, high Protein, high Energy, low GI meal to contain 25 vitamins and minerals, 19 Amino Acids, Omega 3 and Moducare®. It contains 30g of Protein per 100g, and our unique SmartProtein3D® blend is made up of 3 Protein types – Whey, Soya Isolate and Caseinate.”
Features of FUTURELIFE Smart food® taken from the website:
1.It is a complete/balanced food. Containing adequate amounts of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats, therefore FUTURELIFE® Smart food contains the perfect balance. FUTURELIFE® Smart food is also considered high in protein, necessary to build muscles as well as restore damaged muscles, heal wounds and promote growth in children and adolescents.
2. It contains 55 key nutrients
• High in Vitamins and Minerals
• FUTURELIFE® Smart food also contains 19 Amino Acids and high in Omega 3+6 Fatty Acids necessary to ensure a healthy heart
• High in Dietary Fibre to ensure optimal gut and digestive health
• Contains Prebiotics (Inulin) – to feed healthy bacteria in our digestive systems to promote digestion and absorption of nutrients
• Contains Lecithin – that may be beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels, protecting cholesterol from oxidation. This is thought to prevent the formation of gall and kidney stones. It may also be beneficial as a liver support supplement as well as improving performance in endurance athletes
3. It contains MODUCARE®
Moducare® is a clinically tested immune supplement made from plant sterols and sterolins. It restores, strengthens and balances the cells of the immune system. Moducare® is supplied under licence through Aspen Pharmacare. It has been seen to modulate our immune systems in the correct proportion of our anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory responses, thus being seen to decrease the incidence as well as reduce the severity of flair-ups in people suffering from auto-immune conditions.
4. It is free of most common occurring allergens
Free of: Wheat, Gluten (except for CRUNCH), Lactose (except for the HIGH PROTEIN), and Trans fats, Cholesterol, Eggs and Nuts. FUTURELIFE® Smart food is ideal for people prone to allergies, those that are Lactose intolerant, have Celiac disease as well as suffer from diarrhoea or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). FUTURELIFE® contains no MSG, artificial colourants, flavourants, tartrazine or preservatives. It has a great Folic acid and Iron profile that makes it ideal for children who experience ADHD.
5. It is a low GI meal for sustained energy (except for CRUNCH). A GI rating of under 55 is a low GI score. FUTURELIFE® Smart food has been tested by GI Science Laboratories and has a GI rating under 55. FUTURELIFE® Smart food is endorsed by GIFSA (GI Foundation of South Africa) as well as DSA (Diabetes South Africa), making it ideal as a meal, snack or pre-exercise snack as part of an energy balanced eating plan while ensuring sustained energy and curbing of appetite.
6. It is a convenient food. FUTURELIFE® Smart food can be enjoyed anytime of the day. FUTURELIFE® Smart food can be mixed with water, milk, yoghurt or fruit juice. FUTURELIFE® Smart food can be had as a shake, smoothie or even as a meal.
7. It uses a unique cooking process and DNA. FUTURELIFE® Smart food undergoes a patented cooking process that protects nutritional ingredients in the maize, we call it SMARTMAIZE™. This gives our product a specific DNA that cannot be copied and gives FUTURELIFE® Smart food a patented fingerprint. By steaming the maize maintains the nutritional integrity and value of the product ensuring we get all the goodness we can from our high quality ingredients.
9. It stays fresher for longer. FUTURELIFE® uses the most advanced food technology to keep our products fresher for longer. A Nitrogen Flushing process replaces oxygen with nitrogen, which retards bacterial growth and keeps the food from decaying. This increases shelf life as well ensures product integrity. Rest assured you and your family are getting all the goodness of FUTURELIFE® with none of “nature’s risk”.
10. It is for everyone – anyone in the family over one year of age can enjoy FUTURELIFE® Smart food. Active people and elite athletes, people living with Diabetes, pregnant and lactating woman, the elderly, people suffering from various medical conditions, IBS, immune compromised, swallowing difficulties, allergies and ADHD amongst others. FUTURELIFE® Smart food is the all-in-one product that eliminates the hassle of buying multiple products, ensuring everyone in the family can enjoy their meals together knowing they are getting the great nutrition they need no matter what their days entail.