First Do No Harm

Cookies

These cookies are all wheat/gluten free, high in protein and fiber, low in sugar.

Almond Deluxe

Ingredients: (as always, as organic as possible)

1 Cup Almond Flour
2 Tablespoons Real Peanut Butter (not some store bought, highly processed, hydrogenated brand)
1/2 Cup Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Cup Erythritol
1 Tablespoon Omegasentials, or Ground Flax or Chia.
1 Egg
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/3 Cup Raw Red Maca Root Powder (general adaptogen, great for the immune system, stress, and full of a host of phytochemicals while being very tasty)
1 Pinch Celtic Sea Salt

Note: this is the basic cookie. You can make some variations below.

Preheat oven to 345. Mix all your ingredients together. Grease up a cookie sheet (the best grease we've found is coconut oil mixed with a touch of liquid lecithin). Roll the mixture into balls, but do NOT expect them to fall down and melt into cookies. You have to squash them into the size cookie you want. 

It takes about 12 minutes for them to be done. Look to see if the edges are turning brown. Remove from the oven and use a spatula to set the cookies onto a cutting board to cool.

Other additions (SuperFoods) to make these even healthier:

  • Add 1/3 Cup of Organic Freeze-Dried Pomegranate Juice Powder (high in antioxidants and ellagic acid, great for heart health). We found this cookie to be real tangy.
  • 1/3 Cup Freeze Dried Acai Berry (great antioxidant with lots of resveratrol) and/or (yes, you can mix them together) 1/3 Cup Freeze Dried Mangosteen Berry. Both of these berries are very good for you, but the problem is, this cookie tastes "healthy." There is nothing special about the taste because neither one of these fruits, freeze dried, tastes very good.
  • Add 1/3 Cup Peanut Butter. Makes a great peanut butter cookie. One option we tried was adding chocolate chips to this version and, well, who doesn't like chocolate?

You can mix and match the above as long as you keep in mind that the more powders you add, the thicker the mixture and you might have to pat down your cookies on the cookie sheet. I get all my superfoods at Sunburst Superfoods.

Coconut Clusters

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Shaved Chocolate (your choice here, chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
1/2 Cup Erythritol
2 Tablespoons Honey (or just add another 1 and a half tablespoons of Erythritol)
3 Tablespoons Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Egg
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Pinch Celtic Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 345. Mix all your ingredients together. Grease up a cookie sheet (the best grease we've found is coconut oil mixed with a touch of liquid lecithin).

This mixture is NOT most at all, so you should roll them up in balls, put them on the cookie sheet, and then press them down to your desired thickness.

Bake for about 12 minutes and watch the edges to for when they start to brown.

You can add any of the above SuperFoods you want to this recipe too, but we would suggest just adding a bit of water too.

One last note: none of these recipes have the usual half to one teaspoon of vanilla, this is because a lot of vanilla out there is just terrible. If you do have access to good vanilla, then yes, a half teaspoon to a teaspoon is a perfect addition. 


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