Bikini Model Shares Guilt-Free Sweet Treat Recipe

Sweet treats without the guilt
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Oct 27, 2016

Staying in shape and indulging your sweet tooth usually don’t go hand-in-hand.

But bikini fitness competitor Deni Kirkova is adamant she’s found the perfect partnership with her chocolate chip cookies.

The qualified fitness instructor guarantees that this vegan-friendly sweet treat will keep hunger pangs at bay, while also satisfying the urge for a treat.

Each cookie contains around 10g of protein and Deni, who charts her fitness routine and diet on

” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Instagram, recommends enjoying as a post workout treat that can be washed down with a protein shake or smoothie for extra gains.

She teamed up with video channel Bosh! to show how to make them.

While some of the ingredients might involve a trip to a health food shop, plenty are available in supermarkets.


  • 90g (1 cup) gluten-free oats or jumbo rolled oats
  • 90g (1 cup) pumpkin seed protein powder
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter (any nut butter will also do)
  • 80ml (2.7 fl oz) agave syrup (maple syrup also works)
  • Dark chocolate chips (or try a broken-up 70% dark chocolate bar)
  • 200ml (6.7 fl oz) hazelnut milk (any plant milk will do)


  1. Put the oats, protein powder, peanut butter, agave syrup, half the dark chocolate chips & hazelnut milk in a food processor & blend to a paste
  2. Put small, flat balls of the mix on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  3. Push a few chocolate chips into the centre of each small, flat ball of mixture
  4. Put a ‘lid’ of mixture on each base
  5. Push a little chocolate chip in to the top of each cookie
  6. Bake at 200℃ (392℉) for 20 minutes
  7. Take out of the oven, wait for them to cool down a little


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