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Super Healthy Almond and Chia Cookies

almond and chia cookies

After I posted this recipe for Almond Butter Cookies I had a lot of inquiries about whether they could be made even healthier. In other words, with less flour and less sugar. I found, if I replaced the maple syrup with dates and the gluten free flour with almond meal, it resulted in a completely sugar and flour free cookie with an almost toffee like flavour. Plus, I added chia seeds, so now they’re not just packed with protein, but full of fibre too. Honestly, they’re that delicious that it makes you wonder why you’d bother with treats that aren’t good for you when the ones that are taste so damn good xx

Almond and Chia Cookies
Recipe Mummyknows

Ingredients
1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup almond and chia butter (available at health food stores)
1 cup dates chopped, seeds removed
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla essence
sea salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.

In a blander combine all the ingredients. Blend on full power until thoroughly combined. You may need to stop and start manually scraping the sides and shifting the mixture about.

Have a small bowl of water handy so you can wet your finger tips as you go – it makes the mixture a lot easier to handle. Wet your finger tips and form the dough like mixture into small balls, in your palms, flatten into a disc like shape and lay out onto the baking paper, leaving an inch or two between each. Sprinkle the cookies with sea salt and bake for approx 12 minutes. Keep a close eye on them to avoid burning. You want them to be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Once cooked, allow to cool before devouring xx

A Coconut & Blueberry Super Smoothie and a Blueberry Chia & Banana Smoothie

I’ve recently developed a new found appreciation of smoothies. Ever since the realization that they actually fill you up, I’ve started playing around with flavors and combinations and discovered the possibilities are endless. So, if you’re ever a little pressed for time but still want a clean and healthy start to the day, these smoothies are a fast and delicious way to jam pack your morning full of goodness. The first is from The Green Kitchen and the second is by yours truly. The addition of Chia seeds works wonders not only in helping to fill you up, but Chia has the richest combined source of Omega 3, Protein, Fibre and Antioxidants found in any natural food. How’s that for a kick start to the day? xx


Blueberry Coconut Super Smoothie

2 glasses
Recipe from The Green Kitchen

Ingredients
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup coconut water
1 frozen banana
a big chunk fresh ginger, minced
juice from 1 lime
2 tbsp coconut flakes
a handful of walnuts

Directions
Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend for approximately 1 minute.

Blueberry Chia and Banana Smoothie
Recipe by Mummyknows

Ingredients
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 banana chopped
1 cup rice milk
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
few mint leaves
1 heaped tablespoon natural yoghurt (optional)

Directions

Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend for approximately 1 minute.


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