For too long, cookies have been relegated to a supportive capacity, holding together ice-cream sandwiches or giving their lives to make milk chunkier. Give cookies a well-deserved starring role with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet cookies, brownies, and gift items at The Protein Bakery on West 20th Street.
Adored by Oprah, Elle magazine, and the mouths of many major-fitness-magazine editors, The Protein Bakery bakes small batches of delicious magic, implanting morsels of love and protein into every cookie, brownie, and blondie. Cookies come in a variety of flavors, including oatmeal cranberry, a bite-size blend of rolled oats, dried cranberries, and fresh cinnamon; and chocolate chocolate white-chocolate chip, a round piece of mouth-heaven concocted from dark chocolate, white chocolate chips, and the Cookie Monster's dreams ($2.89–$29.89 depending on package size).
Sweet teeth can also munch on the espresso brownie, a high-protein brownie infused with cappuccino chips, or the mint-chocolate chips and peppermint oil that swirl throughout the wicked mint brownie ($3.89 each for a single brownie or $26.89 for a gift bag of 6). Much like its brunet cousin, blondies pack an 11-gram protein punch into every serving. Dessert desirers can try the peanut-butter blondie or the coconut-walnut-dark-chocolate-chip blondie, a mix of coconut and dark-chocolate chips, topped with fresh flakes of coconut ($3.89 each for a single blondie, or $26.89 for a gift bag of 6). Inside The Protein Bakery, dessert technicians have mastered the art of concealing healthy ingredients inside a chewy Trojan horse of taste—their scrumptious treats are all-natural, free of pesky trans fats and wheat, and packed with Greek battle cries.
The Protein Bakery
When a career as a fitness instructor instilled in him the importance of a balanced yet palatable diet, Stephen Charles Lincoln founded The Protein Bakery in 1999 to sate clients' sweet teeth while maintaining fitness-focused bodies. Lauded by Oprah Winfrey as "genuinely delicious," the bakery's cookies, brownies, and blondies—all baked in small batches daily—blend decadent flavors with nourishing whey protein and wheat-free, high-fiber ingredients. Perfectly cut brownie squares in flavors such as mint and espresso¬ mingle with peanut-butter and chocolate-chip blondies to create protein-packed snacks. Cookies in flavors such as oatmeal cranberry and chocolate chocolate chip pack up to 6 grams of protein each to forge healthy treats and help to jump-start the bodybuilding careers of dessert-addicted Muppets.
20 W 20th St.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions