Thursday, March 24, 2011

Almond Butter Cookies

1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup sucanat
1 tablespoon flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend first 5 ingredients. Add the chocolate.
Drop in balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

I love these cookies. I also make them with peanut butter, which I actually like better, but both are good. I also prefer them straight from the freezer! The batch doesn't make too many, so I would recommend doubling. Also, you might not need that much sucanat. They would still be good with less sugar. the original recipes call for an egg instead of flax. The flax works awesome though.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chocolate Date Peppermint Shake and Ice Cream

2 cups milk beverage of choice
1 large or 2 small ripe frozen bananas
5-6 medjool
4-5 ice cubes
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. peppermint extract

The Shake:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, about 60-90 seonds.

The Ice Cream:

Follow shake directions and then pour into ice cube trays. Send them through a champion juicer. Add another banana and omit ice cubes for a creamier texture and add another date. Try it will frozen banana ice cream.

Or try it with orange extract or anything other extract. Try freezing coconut milk and running it through the juicer.

From Recipes for Health Bliss