Energizing Chocolate Chip Cookies
Do chocolate chip cookies bring anyone else back to being a kid again? I used to totally DEVOUR them. And truth be told, I’m still a cookie fiend (check out my favorite healthy cookie recipes here). There’s just something comforting about delving into a cookie – am I right?!
As I mentioned, I used to eat ALL THE COOKIES when I was younger. And chocolate chip were easily my favorite! Now-a-days though, the ingredients are not (womp womp).
Store bought cookies are filled with fake fats, processed sugar and honestly taste a little like cardboard to me 😛
Which brings me back to me slogan: homemade is best… especially homemade chocolate chip cookies!
And this healthy cookie recipe is no exception. These simple cookies are tasty, simple to make, loaded with healthy, real food ingredients and best of all… will help boost your energy!
These cookies use a base of chickpea (garbanzo) flour combined with almond flour. Doing this means that you’re getting all the perks of chickpeas (like fiber!) and all the healthy fats of the almonds.
It also means that these chocolate chip cookies are not light, fluffy and melty. While they are tasty, they’re a bit more dense and filling… which is why they make a killer snack.
Matcha by itself is natural way to increase energy as well as being recognized for a few other amazing benefits (it’s high in antioxidants, it can help boost your metabolism, your immune system etc). Matcha. Is. Wonderful.
And Moringa has long been touted for its powerful nutrition properties. This amazing superfood has even been said to lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and boost antioxidant content.
It. Is. Potent.
So, combining it with Matcha green tea makes this my new favorite powder. It works well blended int smoothies, in a latte or used in tasty desserts (like these macaroons).
Note: Let’s all remember that I am not a medical professional. Thus, you should always consult with a doctor before trying any new superfoods or energy boosters (natural or otherwise).
One of the reasons I prefer reaching for a snack like this over a straight sugar hit (like a donut) to give me some energy (aside from
sheer nutritional value and benefits of course) is that a well-rounded snack both gives you energy and prolongs the sugar crash from said energy.
Grabbing a coffee or a sugar loaded treat will definitely give you a quick boost. But it will also crash you the instant it’s done, leaving you in the exact same position you were in an hour ago.
Plus, I’m a firm believer in “sweet but not too sweet”. Our taste buds have shifted over the last ten years and people have some wicked sweet tooth’s. In fact, the sweeter the better. Opt for more natural sweeteners and help your body get back into a normal realm when it comes to the taste of sugar!
How To Make Energy Boosting Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup + 1 tbs chickpea (garbanzo) flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 2 scoops Matchinga
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- ¼ cup enjoy life chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons Coconut palm Sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/8 cup almond milk
Note: all of most of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make These Gluten Free Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. Melt the coconut oil and combine all the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl except the almond milk.
Pour wet into dry and mix until everything looks slightly wet. Add in the almond milk and mix again until combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a trigger ice cream scoop, portion out the cookies onto your silicone mat or lined baking tray. Use a form to press them down slightly.
Bake for 8 minutes, flip the tray and bake for another five minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the tray.
Makes 9-10 cookies.
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Energizing Chocolate Chip Cookies-DF/GF
Chocolate chips cookies aren’t just for special occasions- they’re for every day necessities too! Use these gluten free, dairy free cookies to fill you up, curb a craving and give yourself an extra boost of energy when you need it.