Holiday Season = sweet + savory foods everywhere you go. Blah blah you already know that by now, this is old news. Keeping healthy during this season is tough for all of us food-loving homies around the world. Hence, my idea to play around with creating a “healthy” cookie that still tastes good and is legit good for you. So I kinda tweaked a recipe off of Moonjuice’s website on their “protein cookies” but I added a few things just for fun and to make it an extra nutritional power house of a treat.
This recipe is SO friggin easy and could be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, pre-workout fuel, or of course: dessert. Honestly I imagine dipping these in almond butter or throwing some on top of some dairy free ice cream mmmmmmhmmm. Scroll down for ze full recipe ❤
And if you’re curious about why you should probably start thinking about incorporating adaptogens in yo life, ch-ch-check this out!
^^Was pretty pumped with how well the dough ended up turning out, can you tell?
What you’ll need:
Makes about 10-12 cookies
1. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Mix the cacao, maca & almond flour
3. Mix in the rest: vanilla, chia seeds (can be replaced with 1 egg) & maple syrup. Set aside.
4. Grease a baking pan with organic butter/coconut oil
5. Now roll dough into little one inch balls using your hands and place onto baking sheet.
6. Put into oven for about 25-30 minutes!
IMPORTANT NOTE: The cookies work 100% better if you flatten out the dough so they are already in a flattened cookie shape when you put them in the oven. Mine came out a little crumbly when they were in the balls after they cooled. Still tasty though!
Why it’s so damn good for you:
Maca activates the endocrine system + helps you adapt to stress + provides lots of energy!
Cacao is a brain powerhouse booster + antioxidant + mood booster.
Chia Seeds has an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids + protein + fiber.