The Great Pumpkin Cookie

the great pumpkin cookie

The cookie! The healthy cookie!! The great, healthy pumpkin cookie!!!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (or flour of your choice)

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar of your choice)-most recipes like this call for a whopping 2 cups of sugar!! I cut that way down and used some goodies below to add in a little more sweetness!

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 cup pumpkin puree (if you wanted you could use almond or peanut butter to change this from a pumpkin cookie to a nut based)

2 Flax eggs (2 tsp ground flaxseed set in 4 tsp water for 2 min) or 2 eggs

2 tsp Chia seeds

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup mini choc chips

1/4 cup chopped dates

1/4 cup crasins or raisins

<<<Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees>>>

#1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl and beat until well mixed.

#2. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, flax eggs and oils and beat about 2 min until dough  forms.

#3. Add the choc chips, raisins and or crasins, coconut flakes and dates (leave any of this out if you want) and blend again for 1 more min.

#4. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approx 13 min. Let cool for 2 min then remove from sheet.

These will be almost the same consistency as a scone. They are packed with nutrients-of course!! Makes 2 dozen. Great as your carb before or after a workout, also great as your carb with breakfast with eggs and veggies…..Great with morning coffee or tea or an afternoon “treat”! Just Great all around ūüôā

Enjoy!!

A

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Dates & Walnuts Green Smoothie

dates and nuts smoothie 2

 

 

Why dates?

Read about the nutrition of dates here:

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/dates.html

Trying new smoothies makes me happy! Now, you try!

xo-A

 

Super Healthy Protein Packed Granola

Super Energy Granola Mix

Need more energy? Who doesn’t?!?! Try this granola in the morning for breakfast, as a snack or as a¬†pre workout boost!

Here is what is in it and why it is so fabulous:

4 cups Old fashioned oats

1 cup unsalted sliced roasted almonds-protein, vitamin E, manganese (the miracle mineral) go ahead look it up-I dare you!

1/2 cup chopped walnuts-amino acids (good fats!)

1/2 cup unsalted roasted soybeans-high protein, fiber, manganese and iron

1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds-protein, folate and amino acids

1/2 cup roasted salted pepitas-protein, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese

1/2 cup chia seeds-B vitamins, fiber and amino acids

1/2 cup chopped dates

2 tbsp cinnamon

Bake oats, chia seeds,walnuts, almonds and cinnamon mixture spread flat on a baking sheet at 350 for 20 to 25 min. Once that cools add all other ingredients and mix well! Serving size is 1/4 cup.

Enjoy and Happy Healthy New Year!!!
A

Holiday Granola

Filled with goodies!! Makes a great healthy gift to give to loved ones too (which of course I am doing). I love to eat my granola with plain Greek yogurt!!! So delicious and fun to make!

Christmas granola

walnuts-1 cup

almonds-1 cup

oats-6 cups

blueberry and pomegranate crasins-1 cup

dates-1/2 cup

white chocolate chips-1/2 cup

toasted coconut-1/2 cup

honey-1/4 cup

cinnamon–1/4 cup

Directions:

Mix together oats, nuts, coconut, honey and cinnamon then bake at 350 for 25 min. Let cool and add in crasins, choc chips and dates. Serving size is 1/4 cup.

 

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

A

Coconut & Dates Granola

 

COCONUT & DATES GRANOLA

Pre-heat oven to 380 degrees

mix together the following:

4 c Old Fashioned Oats

1 c raw natural silvered almonds

2 to 3 tbsp honey

1/4 c dark brown sugar

1/4 c cinnamon

Bake  on big cookie sheet, spreading as evenly as you can to ensure even toasting for 15 min

Add 1/4 flaxseed meal, 1 c shredded coconut on top and place back in oven for 10 additional min

***Let cool completely, add 1/2 chopped dates and then place in the fridge to store***

Serving suggestions: 1/4 c topping Greek yogurt, alone when you are hungry in the car or on the go or with milk.

Enjoy!

xoxoxo-A