Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean missing out on sweet like cakes, ice cream and cookies. By replacing the processed ingredients with nutritious whole foods you can enjoy treats and snacks with zero guilt.
Moreover, you won’t be left experience a sugar rush followed by a sugar crash; you’ll be satisfied, nourished and energised, ready to tackle life’s obstacles.
Nuts and seeds like almonds, pistachios and chia seeds are a great sources of protein, fibre and unsaturated fats, all of which benefit your brain, heart and waistline. In addition, they pack a skin loving blend of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin E, copper, magnesium and zinc.
Coconut flour is naturally gluten free and is significantly higher in protein and fibre compared to wheat flour, meaning you’ll be fuller for longer.
Rich in vitamins and mineral, dates provide natural sweetness whilst the cinnamon provides anti-inflammatory antioxidants to fight diseases.
Now let’s bake, or not as the case may be.
Makes 4 bite size cookies
¼ cup nuts (I used 1/8 cup soaked pistachios & 1/8 cup flaked almonds)
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp coconut flour
7 dates soaked
2 tsp honey (more if you want them sweeter)
2-3 tbsp water
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla
Soak the dates for at least 10 minutes to soften. Alternatively you could pop them in a pan with a little water and simmer them for 3-5 minutes.
When they’re softened they’ll easily split in half when touched with a spoon.
Add all the ingredients to a blender (don’t worry about draining the dates if there’s only a tiny bit of water). Blend until all the nuts and seeds are finely chopped and a dough begins to form.
Transfer the mixture onto a clean surface and form the cookies. It may help to wet the palm of your hands.
Store them in the fridge to keep them cool and firm for up to 5 days.
Or eat them straight away for an energy boost.
And then there were three. Okay i’m gonna put these away now, before I eat them all.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading my blog, I appreciate it dough much. x